About Mogalakwena River Lodge
Mogalakwena (metaphor which means ‘fierce crocodile’) comprises the River Lodge, Craft Art Village, Artist’s Retreat and Research Centre.
the River Lodge:
The River Lodge is positioned on the banks of the Mogalakwena River and blends harmoniously into the African bush. The main lodge consists of four rooms, two twin and two double rooms built around the open boma and dining area and four private chalets. Each main lodge room has an en-suite bathroom with shower only, ceiling fans and wall heaters.
Guests can enjoy the infinity swimming pool, dining and open lounge areas, as well as a lower and upper viewing deck. The four luxury thatched chalets provide supreme comfort with an exquisite view over the Mogalakwena River. Each chalet is equipped with queen size bed, air conditioning unit, tea / coffee tray and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Accommodation at the Artist’s Retreat consists of four self-catering, twin en-suite bedrooms as well as a Writer’s Cottage.
Our rates all include breakfast. We serve a full English breakfast at the lodge and a Continental breakfast at the Artists Retreat and Writers Cottage. Lunch and dinner are provided off a set menu at The River Lodge. The Artists Retreat and Writers Cottage have kitchens so guests can self cater.
Activities offered on the reserve include game drives, wildlife walks, birding and fishing. Guests enjoy the beauty and wealth of fauna and flora found on the Mogalakwena Reserves.
Craft Art Village
Mogalakwena Craft Art Village is the creative hub of the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation. It was established in 1994 by Dr Elbe Coetsee and invests in the local community by developing local traditional skills, creating employment opportunities, preserving indigenous culture and traditional knowledge systems as well as creating high-quality hand made products. Mogalakwena Craft Art specialises in training of a wide range of skills including embroidery, beadwork, weaving, pottery and the basic principles of cultural tourism.
The Mogalakwena Research Centre is an independent research organisation with the aim to document, research and further understanding and knowledge in the fields of ecology and anthropology in South Africa. Mogalakwena offers the discerning guest an abundance of activities and experiences which are all focused on experiencing the soul of Africa.