Mabalingwe Accommodation at Phumelelo Lodge Hotel Waterberg
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units4
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

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).

Accommodation

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.

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.

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

only available in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach 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

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Rooms & Rates

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

King Suite

King suite with mountain and river views, Designer 4 poster Tusk king-size bed, air-conditioned, en-suite bathroom with indoor & outdoor shower, slipper bath with all amenities. Additional sleeper couch @ extra cost - please enquire to incl in quote

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 12-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

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

Verified reviewexcellent

We had the most enjoyable stay with Shadrak and his team. They couldn't do enough for us during our stay and were always on hand with suggestions and attending to to our comfort and enjoyment. The meals prepared by Beverley, the chef, were outstanding and bearing in mind that we are Pescatarians, I have never tasted such delightful and enjoyable variety of food to suit our requirements. Service at the bar was outstanding and quick, Blessed, was very friendly and efficient. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable with some of the best views we have seen on our many travels. The room cleaning was very quick and efficient. Game drives were very enjoyable and could be arranged at very short notice. As you can tell we had the most wonderful time and would like to thank Shadrak and his team for making our stay so special. We WILL be returning ASAP

January 2018

DENIS TRIGGLE (Egham,London UK)

Verified reviewexcellent

The best AFRICA experience, staff are awesome. Beverely (Cheff) food is out of this world.

December 2017

Ann Duvenage (jhb)

Need to Know

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

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)OR Tambo International - 190km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

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

Listed on SA-Venues.com since August 2015

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