About Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
Tony and Alma warmly welcome guests to their relaxing and friendly oasis in the bush. Set in the vast Balule Nature Reserve, within the Greater Kruger National Park, this is home to a superb variety of fauna and flora, including the “Big 5”. Enjoy the very best safari experience possible at this congenial retreat. We will give you lasting memories of Africa’s spectacular wildlife.
Set in the heart of the African bush, Mohlabetsi is situated in the Balule Nature Reserve, in the western sector of the Greater Kruger Park. Here, the rhythms of nature dictate the movements of the animals and we are a privileged audience to these activities. The two Lodges are an integral part of the bush, allowing our guests to immerse themselves in their environment, becoming especially close to the African Spirit.
Especially modified Landrovers ensure comfortable game drives, with up close encounters with big game, while foot safaris allow one to explore the myriad of smaller creatures that are resident here. We have vast areas of traversing over numerous eco systems for peaceful and uncrowded safaris.
Mohlabetsi is easily accessible by road or daily flights from Johannesburg.
The Safari Lodge
The Safari Lodge offers just 6 comfortable thatched ethnic rondawels decorated in an African theme. A delightful al fresco shower allows for ablutions with a view over the bush. The rondawels are fully insect proofed and have overhead fans. There is a sparkling swimming pool and an outdoor lapa with a vista to a well-frequented waterhole.
Traditional songs and dance by African ladies herald romantic dinners under the stars, often punctuated by the roaring of lions. In the cooler months, the boma is used for dining around a roaring log fire and during the warmer months dinners are served on the lawns with a view of a floodlit waterhole. Meals are a reflection of Africa’s heritage and are lovingly prepared using the freshest ingredients available. Breakfasts and lunches are served in different locations, always with the emphasis on showcasing the wonderful produce grown in the region.
The Lodge is centrally situated and is thus an ideal base from which to explore the area. We are easy to find, just 7km off the tarred R40, slightly north of Hoedspruit. We are en-route to or from the Panorama Route and the Blyde River Canyon, via the Abel Erasmus Pass. The Kruger Park is also close by - both Orpen and Phalaborwa Gates are about 80km from us.