Mabalingwe Accommodation at Phumelelo Lodge Hotel Waterberg
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests10
  • Rooms/Units5
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

Phumelelo Lodge is a highly recommended Limpopo game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning anyone visiting Waterberg.

About Phumelelo Lodge

The Phumelo Lodge Package offers luxury accommodation, welcoming drinks, breakfast, a three-course dinner and a two-hour game drive per day. Phumelo Lodge is located on a hill in a 12 000-hectare private game reserve, which is home to the Big 5. The lodge is situated in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, in the Waterberg Mountains overlooking a river, 50 km from Bela-Bela.

At a Glance

What to expect at the lodge/reserve

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Game drives by arrangement

Accommodation

The Phumelo Lodge Package offers luxury accommodation, welcoming drinks, breakfast, a three-course dinner and a two-hour game drive per day. Accommodation at Phumelo Lodge is offered in African-themed, thatch-roof chalets.

Each chalet is tastefully furnished with a designer four-poster, king-size bed and features an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower. Additionally, each chalet has climate-controlled air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with DStv hotel channels or full DStv channels, and tea, coffee, and hot chocolate-making facilities with complimentary rusks and gourmet biscuits.

Each chalet also boasts a wraparound deck with waterproof outdoor furniture.

Lodge Facilities

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.

Meals are served in the dining area of the main building. A light lunch is available at an additional cost. The lodge also features a guest lounge with access to free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool.

Guests can enjoy a sunset game drive with an experienced ranger in an open 4x4 game vehicle at an additional fee per person. These game drives include snacks with drinks at an additional charge, as well as blankets for those chilly evenings.

The elevated upper deck offers stunning views across the plains and river.

Location

It takes only two hours to reach Phumelelo Lodge from Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) and just about an hour and 30 minutes from Pretoria, travelling via the N1 to Polokwane.

Activities

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.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • air-con
  • swimming
    pool
  • parking
  • airport
    transfers
  • kitchen
  • kitchenette
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (separate)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (dial up)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Telephone (pre-paid)
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with Deukom)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating
  • Video player

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

The King Suites

The King Suites are tastefully furnished with a designer four-poster, King-size bed and feature an en-suite bathroom with a bath and an indoor and outdoor shower. In addition, each chalet features climate-controlled air-conditioning, a TV with DStv hotel channels, and tea-, coffee, and hot chocolate-making facilities with complimentary rusks and gourmet biscuits. Each chalet also boasts a wraparound deck with waterproof outdoor furniture. Special bathroom amenities and a full service with an evening turn-down service is also provided.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Iron / trouser press  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Superior Executive Suite

The Superior Executive suite offers excellent mountain and river views. ** This chalet has 24-hour access to the lodge swimming pool and Jacuzzi. It is furnished with a designer wooden headboard with a King-size bed, and an en-suite bathroom equipped with a bath and shower. In addition, the chalet features climate-controlled air-conditioning, a TV with full DStv channels, Wi-Fi, and tea-, coffee, and hot chocolate-making facilities with complimentary rusks and gourmet biscuits. The chalet also boasts a wraparound deck with waterproof outdoor furniture. Special bathroom amenities and a full service with an evening turn-down service is also provided.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bar fridge  
  • Bathrobes  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Cleaning materials supplied  
  • Complimentary toiletries  
  • Desk  
  • Fan(s)  
  • Hairdryer  
  • Heater(s)  
  • International plug point(s)  
  • Internet connection (ADSL)  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Iron / trouser press  
  • Jacuzzi  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Smoking: not allowed  
  • Tea and coffee facilities  
  • Television (with satellite)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Full Board Rates INCLUDE:
Luxury en-suite accommodation in air-conditioned and heated African themed chalets.
Refreshing welcome drinks on arrival.
Breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner.
A two-hour game drive per day.

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Guest Reviews

7 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Phumelelo Lodge in Waterberg, greater Mabilingwe reserve was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The lodge is beautifully decorated "out of Africa" theme. The lodge was very clean, the staff friendly and attentive but never in your face. Bev is a great chef. We experienced beautiful sunsets and open fires in the boma area were made where we ate at night. What a peaceful getaway, Derek and Julie were perfect hosts, allowing us time to enjoy the wonders of the bush. They took us on game drives where we were privileged to see a Rhino with her newborn baby, giraffe, zebra, springbuck, nyala, buffalo, kudu, monkeys and about 14 elephants close up. Such a beautiful and unique experience!!

September 2022

Kim A. (Gauteng)

Verified reviewexcellent

Excellent Accomodation and the most professional, accommodating and friendly staff

February 2022

Craig B. (Cape Town)

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Need to Know

Response timePhumelelo Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyRooms sleep adults only and are not suitable for children.

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 190km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 11h00

Payment methods accepted by the property Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since August 2015

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