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Mavela Game Lodge
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

The lodge is in a beautiful and spectacular spot in the Zululand Rhino Reserve. The rooms are fixed tents, very comfortable and with everything one needs. The stars are quite spectacular. The lodge is a magnificent building, the food delicious and with lots of places to sit, to admire the view and a gorgeous swimming pool. The highlight is going on safari, in beautiful country, with spectacular scenery and a host of game to see, including rhino, lion and wild dog. Paul our guide was fantastic, incredibly knowledgable about animals, birds and plants and a passion for nature. This is a fabulous place to enjoy nature, peace and some stunning landscapes.

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Chantelle S, Manager at Mavela Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Hi Andrew

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you and your family back here again.

The Mavela Team

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

it was an incredible experience..
had great host that where very welcoming and always there to help. our guide was amazing and so full on knowledge and a great guy! camp was awesome.. felt like i was just at home next to the fire with my girlfriend who had never seen this kind of stuff before coming from england...
had lions come into the camp and pretty much sleep out side our rooms... for the entire evening and then had them around us for at least 2 hours the next morning with paul getting us around and putting us in the perfect position : ) food was amazing... tent was perfect... and we got to see everything we wanted in 2 days...thanks to paul ... all in all a 10/10 holiday in the bush.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chantelle S, Manager at Mavela Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Thank you for your great review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back here again.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

had a lovely stay in their fitted tent accomadation
with hot showers no tvs or cell or internet a surprising
blessing....
all meals provided... absolutely yummy
and 2 game drives of over 3 hours each with your
personal ranger:
White rhino, lion, elephants, girrafes,buffalo,
impala, nyala , wildebeest, zebra, kudu, warthog
bird lovers wont be dissapointed
felt the drive a tad long 3,5 hours from durbs

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Chantelle S, Manager at Mavela Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Thank you for your great review, Brad your guide enjoyed you as a group too and send's his regards. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back here again.

The Mavela Team

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Mavela is a great new game destination. The trip is long from Johannesburg but the road is good and it's worth the drive. The food and accomodation is excellent.the game viewing is great and we had a wonderful sighting and close encounter with a black rhino.the birding is also very good.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Chantelle S, Manager at Mavela Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Thank you for your great review, we are pleased that you had a nice time staying with us and hope to have you and your lovely family back here again.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018
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  • Stayed: January 2018, traveled as a couple
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Samantha V, Marketing Manager at Mavela Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2018

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