Mafigeni Safari Lodge, Makutsi Conservancy, Limpopo

Harmony 16A, situated on the R36, 50km from Tzaneen, Makutsi Conservancy, Limpopo, South Africa
Contact: Jill Burman
Telephone: +27 (0)83 280-3558, Facsimile: +27 (0)86 683-1558, Mobile: +27 (0)83 280-3558
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Take a break from your regular life and escape to the Bushveld. There is simply no better place to get away from it all! This well appointed game ranch offers two accommodation venues, the Mafigeni Safari Lodge, unique in design and offers guests unsurpassed Bushveld vistas with luxury chalets designed and situated to offer our guests seclusion and comfort.

Mafigeni is situated in Limpopo Province, the heart of the Bushveld, just 40 minutes drive from the renowned Kruger National Park. Mafigeni offers a variety of safari services on-site, and we encourage our guests to stay as long as possible, not only to relax and unwind, after all, that is what vacations are all about, but also to discover a rich and diverse ecosystem with us through authentic interactive safari activities. We also realise that the time factor is often a challenge, and in addition to offering a multitude of safari activities on the reserve, we are also very well located for you to explore the Greater Kruger Park area.

Mafigeni is the perfect location to use as a base to explore the wealth of destinations and activities in the area or to simply get away for a well-deserved break!

Mafigeni Safari Lodge


Welcome to Luxury in Harmony with Nature! This beautifully appointed Lodge is unique in design and offers guests unsurpassed Bushveld vistas and luxury chalets designed and situated to offer our guests seclusion and comfort.

The Lodge combines a blend of elegance and modern comfort. Cuisine is a superb affair, offering a dramatic fusion of African and Western flavours, surpassing expectations of even the most discerning diner. Your safari experience also includes the opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner or celebrate a special event in the bush.

Cuisine is a superb affair, offering a dramatic fusion of African and Western flavours, surpassing expectations of even the most discerning diner. Your safari experience also includes the opportunity to enjoy a romantic dinner or celebrate a special event in the bush. Our aim is to provide each guest with professional service and individual attention. Stay long enough, and we’ll introduce you to a variety of trees, birds, reptiles and more than 100 mammals.

Chalet 1:
Shaded by tall trees and secluded between koppies, this two bedroom, two bathroom chalet with queen bed in main room and twin beds in 2nd room offers guests a quiet and peaceful retreat. Main bedroom leads onto veranda with spectacular vistas of the Bushveld valley. This chalet has private bathroom facilities, queen & twin beds, balcony / patio, fan, bar fridge, safe, (no smoking in rooms), hair dryer and views of the mountain & bushveld.

Chalets 2 & 3:
Mafigeni chalets have been designed to blend seamlessly with the environment, whilst carefully being positioned to enhance privacy. These units offer spectacular views from the bedroom patio. Take in these dramatic vistas from these unique, one bedroom with en-suite bathroom units. These chalets have private bathroom facilities, a queen-size bed, balcony / patio, fan, safe, (no smoking in rooms), hair dryer and views of the mountains and bushveld.

Chalets 4 & 5:
These two tastefully decorated units reflect the warm, earth tones of the Bushveld. Ideal for families, each unit consists of a double bedroom, twin bedded room and en-suite shared bathroom. These chalets have private bathroom facilities, queen & twin beds, balcony / patio, fan, bar fridge, (no smoking in rooms), hair dryer and views of the pool & garden.

Tents 6 & 7:
Reflect on the tranquility of the African bush in these tastefully furnished luxury safari tents, with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and self-catering facilities. These tents have twin beds, balcony / patio, equipped kitchenette, (no smoking in tents), hair dryer and views of the mountains and bushveld.

Unit 8:
This secluded, elegant unit with en-suite bathroom offers spectacular views of the Lowveld and Mafigeni grounds. This unit has private bathroom facilities, double beds, balcony / patio, fan, (no smoking in rooms), hair dryer and views of the pool & garden.

Rooms 9 & 10:
The well appointed main lodge offers two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. These rooms have private bathroom facilities, twin beds, fan, Wi-Fi, safe, (no smoking in rooms), hair dryer and views of the garden.

OTHER ACTIVITIES


On the Mafigeni property, we offer guests a variety of services, activities and amenities, some of which are:

Private bush dinner: Combine a horse ride or game drive with a private bush dinner. Very romantic setting with hanging candles, private and discreet table attendance! Can arrange as a surprise for that special memory.

Game drives in open safari vehicles: Guests may enjoy day and/or night drives. The best time for game viewing is early morning and late afternoon, as wild animals usually bed down during the heat of the day. Night drives give guests the opportunity of sighting nocturnal animals such as Serval, Aardvark, Bushbaby, Genet, Porcupine and various nocturnal birds.

Game viewing on horseback: Early morning, late afternoon and moonlight rides (during full moon only) are tailored to suit guests horsemanship. Experienced staff accompany all rides and first time riders welcome. Enjoy an hour or more (depending on your riding skills) in the Bushveld on well-schooled horses, suitable for all levels of horsemanship. Riders can encounter over 15 plains game species.

Bird Watching: The diversity of habitat at Mafigeni makes it a premier bird watching area. More than 365 bird species have been recorded in the area. For your convenience, a card listing the most common birds is available to take with you on your bird watching excursion. Bring your binoculars and bird book.

White Rhino Tracking Learn about the habits and behaviour of White Rhino and get up close and personal as your Mafigeni guide leads you on an unforgettable experience. Small groups of up to 6 people.

Private pool-side dinner: Very romantic, private dinner beside the pool.

Nature walks: Trail distances are tailored to suit individual guests and are fully guided.

Stargazing: Discover the Southern Hemisphere with its clear skies and good “seeing”.

Swimming Pool: Our pool is for use of lodge guests only.

Archaeological Dig: Get ready for an exciting excavation field trip!

Bicycles: Wind your way around bush trails and enjoy nature from your hired bike.

Volley Ball: Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of up to 6 active players are separated by a net.

Wellness Therapies: Guests wishing to take advantage of nature might wish to enjoy an African inspired therapy out in the wilds.

Clay pigeon shooting: If you would like to experience the thrill of firing a rifle, without harming an animal, then clay pigeon shooting is for you!

Archery: Is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow.

Target Shooting: Join our resident Professional Hunter for target shooting at the Mafigeni Rifle range.

Hunting: Let our resident Professional hunter guide you for trophy or on a biltong hunt.

AMENITIES NEARBY


Mafigeni Safari Lodge is centrally situated in the Lowveld and guests staying at Mafigeni can enjoy self-drive or guided (rates upon request) day visits to the following places, which are less than one hour’s drive from the Lodge :

• Game viewing walk in Big 5 area, day trip to Kruger National Park
• Game viewing on horses, Elephant Back Safari, walk with Lions, Canoe safari
• Cheetah Breeding project, Olifants River Game viewing cruise
• Riverside Wildlife Rehab Centre, Kahamai Reptile Park
• Moholoholo Animal Rehab Center, Agatha Crocodile Farm
• Mountain biking, hot air ballooning, 4x4 trip into the Drakensburg Mountains
• Cheerio Halt Gardens, King’s Walden Garden, Modjadji Cycad Forest
• Foskor Mine Museum, Tsonga Kraal Museum, Tzaneen Museum
• Sapekoe Tea Estates, Coach House Nougat Factory, Amarula Factory
• Kaross Embroidery Factory, PMC Open Cast Copper Mine
• Tribal Villages
• Curio shopping from the locals
• Aventura Eiland Resort, Aventura Swadini Resort
• Sunland Baobab
• Debengeni Falls, God’s Window Escarpment
• Health Spa
• Helicopter flight
• Fishing - trout, bass, bream & catfish
• Golf - 3 golf courses in area
• Echo Caves and Suldhana Caves
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DIRECTIONS:

From Johannesburg or Pretoria
Take the N1 North to Polokwane. From Polokwane take the R71 to Tzaneen. From Tzaneen take the R36 toward Lydenburg. Mafigeni gate is situated 52 Km from Tzaneen on the left side of the road. Guests to sign in at the Mafigeni Safari Lodge Reception.

From Lydenburg
Take the R36 North toward Ohrichstad, continue on the R36 from Ohrichstad and pass through the Strijdom tunnel. Take a left on the R36 toward Tzaneen. Mafigeni gate is situated 38 Km from the turn-off on the right side of the road. Guests to sign in at the Mafigeni Safari Lodge Reception.

From Hoedspruit
Take the R527 South toward Ohrichstad, continue on the R527 approximately 31km. Take a right on the R36 toward Tzaneen. Mafigeni gate is situated approximately 37 Km from the turn-off on the right side of the road. Guests to sign in at the Mafigeni Safari Lodge Reception.

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