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Parsons Private Nature Reserve Plot No. 14, Balule Nature Reserve | Postal: Private Bag X1013, Postnet Suite 49, Phalaborwa, Phalaborwa, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Fantastic. The superb setting is only superseded by the fantastic team. Thanks guys for your dedication and the extremely welcoming attitude - we loved our stay and recommend to anyone who want an exclusive stay.

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Together with my wife and a group of good friends I have just returned from an outstanding week in Mpala Safari Lodge. The staff made us feels like home and they all worked hard to make the stay an unforgettable experience. The wildlife is fantastic. The rangers are passionate about their work and eager to share their in depth knowledge... More

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Straumsjoen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had an unforgettable experience on our holiday at Mpala Safari Lodge. Estel, the rangers and the rest of the team did what they could to make our stay exciting and comfortable. We felt as being part of the family and we saw a huge amount of animals and birds during our stay. Even the leopard. I' m sure we... More

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Aalborg, Nordjylland, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This Lodge is absolutely stunning, perfectly situated by the Olifant river and with relatively nice chalets. The long drive via dirt roads into the logde and the accompanying "african massage" is well worth the effort. What really sets Mpala apart from the rest, is the fabulous staff and their welcoming way of recieving guest. As they say themselves, you come... More

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Sønder Felding, Ringkobing, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We had the pleasure to be 1 week at this Danish-owned lodge in South Africa in Kryger Park area. Everything was perfect and incredibly friendly staff. Our ranger John made ​​us feel completely safe in his care, so we came very close to the amazing animals and followed animal tracks. The food was made by the lodge's cook who made... More

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Nørresundby, Danmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

To stay at Mpala Safari Lodge is like being in a dream! The staff is amazing and the surroundings are just as great! I stayed there for 1 week and it felt like I was saying goodbye to my family when I was leaving! The rooms are perfect, the trips are memorible and the food might be the best I've... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011 via mobile

Everything was just fantastic! The place, staff, trips and the place overall! It was just what we hoped it was going to be :-)

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Address: Parsons Private Nature Reserve Plot No. 14, Balule Nature Reserve | Postal: Private Bag X1013, Postnet Suite 49, Phalaborwa, Phalaborwa, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Phalaborwa

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Nestled on the beautiful banks of the Olifants River, Mpala Safari Lodge is situated within the private reserves of the world famous Greater Kruger National Park in north-eastern South Africa. The beautiful and unspoiled nature with its fascinating wild life literally surrounds Mpala Safari Lodge. Whilst visiting the lodge you will experience the colorful richness of animals, birds, nature and South African traditional culture on the many excursions on offer by us. The lodge have a maximum of 6 double rooms which ensures the exclusive atmosphere. Mpala was created in close cooperation with skilled architects and is a unique combination of African architecture which incorporates the Danish owners demands for total comfort as well as exclusive and practical layout. The decor is stylish, simple and serene. The 3 cozy duplex chalets all have a view of the river. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning with a cooling as well as heating setting, telephone and panoramic windows. The beds are large and comfortable. There is a choice of light blankets or thick down comforters depending on the season. The special about Mpala Safari Lodge is the package of experiences which is included in price. Each day offers a brand new experience of nature, traditional culture and safari. Whether you choose a one week (5 or 7 days) or two week stay at Mpala Safari Lodge, you will never be bored. All of this is included: All meals. Transfer from/to Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa airport on a Monday (at 5 nights stay departure is on a Saturday). The weekly programme - please read more on our web page: • Guided Bush Walks • Game Drives • Night Drive • Traditional Bush Braai. A romantic dinner in the bush by the open fire. • Two-day's safari trip to the Kruger National Park with an overnight stay • Safari on Quad Bike • Sotho-tribal performance with traditional dance and song • Visit to Diphuti Village School in a town ship (Mpala's charity project) and lunch at a nice countryside restaurant in a fruit plantation area. Please observe that the visit to the school does not take place on the schools holidays. If you wish to add even more activities to the regular program, we offer a variety of options that will be remembered long after you return home. To name a few: Hot air ballooning, River Cruise, Drakensberg sightseeing, Golf, Horseback riding, a wildlife rehabilitation centre, a Cheetah project and much more. Please read more on our web page. Mpala Safari Lodge accepts children from age 6+. Children of all age pay full price. Please note that according to South African Law children of age less than 12 years are not allowed on a bush walk in a Big 5 area (Mpala Safari Lodge is situated Great Kruger Park which is a Big 5 area). ... more   less 
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