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Mabula Game Lodge
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Mabula is an excellent holiday destination. With the "credits" a guest receives at arrival, guests can choose between a variety of activities like game drives, walks, quads, horse trails, archery and more. The staff at reception - very friendly and helpful. Accommodation is of a high standard, the guides knowledgeable. And it is not far from Johannesburg.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Nelgi
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Stacy C, Manager at Mabula Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Good Day Nelgi
Thank you very much for the positive feedback, we appreciate it and are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
Regards
Hennie Nel
General Manager
Mabula Game Lodge

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We spent 2 days over last weekend at Mabula. We found the game drives good and guide knowledgeable but found the choice of sundowners on the game drive very limited and disappointing and snacks very basic and stale. The biscuits prior to the game drive were also stale and no coffee and tea was offered during the game drive in the morning. Meal times are very rigid and by the time the game drive was finished breakfast was nearly over and food not replenished. The food was very average and in some areas quite poor and when we requested a jug of milk in the room at night we were told no-one is allowed to go to rooms, come and fetch it. We found the staff polite but very unhelpful. We requested some bar snacks with evening drinks and were told the bowl of chips is over there if you want it along with a very old set of peanuts. If you are going to attract visitors, other than people for just a night, you really need to upgrade your facilities, encourage your staff to be helpful - every request we made was either met with no, or I dont know. I won't be back

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Karyn M
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Stacy C, Manager at Mabula Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

Good Day Karyn
Thank you very much for your comments it has been noted and a lot of emphasis is now being placed on these areas of concern, this is not the standard Mabula wishes to portray and you can be assured we will improve on this going forward.
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Hennie Nel
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Would like to start the review as we go in....
Got down from the coach & we were welcomed by a welcome drink & Guest relations manager.
Keys were ready. Map is provided for self guidance till room from reception...
There is a Indian Chef who almost prepared everything on our request whilst we were there for 02 Nights. Excellent & experienced rangers for better sight of Animals during Game drives.
We fortunately were able to sight a kill....That experience was superb....
Overall I would rate Mabula the best property for Indian market atleast....

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Nisha D, Manager at Mabula Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I can only imagine your excitement when you witnessed a kill... Wow!!! That is a rare sighting. I hope we will be seeing you soon again at our lodge.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife myself and two friends had the opportunity to visit Mabula Lodge the accommodation was spacious well furnished functional and had the perfect setting overlooking the setting sun in the African bush. The huge disappointment was the game activities this department has become a sausage machine with vehicle and field guides that should
not be permitted on the road - Game activities are the primary source of tourism the management are missing the opertunity

Room Tip: We had unit 36 wonderful views and enjoyed our time with friends
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Doug pullen P
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Nisha D, Manager at Mabula Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Good Day Mr Pullen

Thank you very much for your comments, we here at Mabula are placing a lot of emphasis on our guiding department at the moment and the experience when next you visit Mabula will be very different as the standards are being raised every month. We look forward to welcoming you back at Mabula Game Lodge.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Even though the lodge is located amidst a forest reserve, the quality received is commendable. The rooms are basically splits in a villa. The rooms though contemporary are very modern with respect to the amenities provided. The bathroom was one of a kind built out of no tiles. the food provided was quite good being a vegetarian.
The game drive was decent spotting all the possible animals there. Even wild African elephants. The staff is very courteous & friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nisha D, Manager at Mabula Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2013

Thank you very much for your feedback on Mabula, we value your comments as part of our drive to maintain guest satisfaction. We look forward to seeing you soon at Mabula Game Lodge.

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