Welcome to Mafigeni Safari Lodge on SA-Venues.com, offering accommodation in Makutsi Conservancy, Valley of the Olifants.
The Mafigeni Safari Lodge is situated in Limpopo Province, the heart of the Bushveld and only 40 minutes drive from the renowned Kruger National Park. Mafigeni offers a variety of safari services and our luxury chalets each feature en-suite bathrooms and private veranda’s overlooking the Bushveld. On the Mafigeni premises, our guests can take advantage of dawn and dusk game drives, horse rides or arrange for guided tours to places of interest in the area.
The safari lodge is owned and run by Claude and Jill Kleynhans and the knowledge, skill and many years of experience of the Mafigeni staff, will offer you one of the richest and most varied safari stays in South Africa - at some of the most reasonable prices you will find. Our Mafigeni staff are resolute to offer you, our most welcome guest, a relaxing, yet memorable stay here in the heart of the African Bush.
Each chalet has been designed and situated to offer our guests seclusion and comfort. Take advantage of dawn and dusk game drives, horse rides or while away the moment beside the pool.
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 facilties, 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 facilties, 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 facilties, 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 tranquillity of the African bush in these tastefully furnished luxury tents with overhead fans and en-suite bathrooms. These tents have private bathroom facilties, twin beds, balcony / patio, fan, bar fridge, no smoking in rooms, hair dryer and and views of the mountains and bushveld.
This secluded, elegant unit with en-suite bathroom offers spectacular views of the Lowveld and Mafigeni grounds. This unit has private bathroom facilties, 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 facilties, twin beds, fan, Wi-Fi, safe,no smoking in rooms, hair dryer and views of the garden
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.
Bird hunting: We offer bird hunting on neighbouring agricultural properties during the bird hunting season (May to August).
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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