About Phumelelo Lodge
Phumelelo Lodge is located in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, a Malaria free area of Limpopo and home to the Big 5 (lions in separate high security enclosure).
Phumelelo Lodge is an authentic African experience offering exclusive but affordable luxury en-suite accommodation in air-conditioned and heated African themed chalets.
The lodge has four chalets; each unit is luxuriously finished with air conditioning and has a private deck where you can view the game below at the river or on the mountain across from the lodge.
Guests have the luxury of a bath, indoor and outdoor showers for that exhilarating ‘Out of Africa’ experience. Rooms have an all day tea and coffee, hot chocolate, gourmet biscuit and rusks refreshment station as well as DStv satellite TV in each luxury room.
The central lodge complex has a romantically appointed dining area, a lounge with fireplace, a cocktail bar with viewing deck, a cozy open-air boma, swimming pool with large sundeck and an indoor / outdoor lounging area.
The elevated upper deck offers stunning views across the plains and river.
Phumelelo Lodge has traversing rights over more than 12, 000 hectares of malaria free private game reserve – home to the ‘Big 5′. Guests can enjoy an early morning or afternoon game drive with an experienced ranger in our open 4 x 4 game vehicle. These game drives include snacks and drinks, and blankets for those chilly winter evenings.
Like many other private Game Reserves, the lions in our reserve are contained in a separate high security, fenced area of the reserve. It is necessary to book for a visit to the Mabalingwe lion enclosure; visits to the lion enclosure at Mabalingwe should be pre-booked after arrival and will be subject to space availability, based on the limited number of permitted visitors for each scheduled game drive / viewing experience. Visitors are not always guaranteed to see the lions as they can be elusive.
We recommend an excursion to visit the lion cubs, cheetah run and snakes at Zebula Golf Estate & Spa where Phumelelo Lodge guests will have access to the hotel, golf course, shop and health spa. It is located just 20 minutes drive from the Lodge in our 4 x 4 vehicle, via our private access road through the reserve with an opportunity for an additional game drive along the way.
Green fees, hire of golf clubs and carts are available to guests of Phumelelo Lodge at special rates and transfers to / from Zebula can be provided by the Lodge and should be arranged on arrival.