Address: Manyoni Private Game Reserve

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A luxury, all inclusive tented lodge in the heart of The Big 5 Manyoni Private Game Reservein Kwazulu Natal.
Mavela offers daily game drives through the Big Five reserve with our highly qualified guides.

The lodge comprises an open-plan, two-storeyed welcome area that has been designed to offer lounge, bar and dining facilities that lead out to both a pool and veranda quarter. The thatched roof depicts a diving raptor in flight and presents a regal architectural feature.
Whilst Mavela offers practical and luxurious accommodation, culinary and safari facilities, guests are encouraged to “make themselves at home” with the self-service tea and coffee, adjacent to the kitchen, and upstairs bar. An honesty “library” shelf offers guests a range of interesting reads.
The bar opens out onto an expansive deck offering panoramic views over the south west of the reserve. It is here where the Wi-Fi is easily accessible. Comfortable sofas arranged around an inviting chess board guarantee a range of alternatives for when the weather is less agreeable, or if one chooses to be stimulated between safari drives.
Meals are served either inside, around a communal table or outside on the deck next to the pool. This shaded deck is an ideal place to sit and relax between activities. For those who prefer to lie and relax, comfortable loungers are dotted around the pool. In the evenings, guests can trade stories from the day’s sightings while enjoying the campfire under a clear African sky.

Accommodation at Mavela Game Lodge is in five luxury, safari-style tents with ensuite bathroom facilities. Each room has a private deck with beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld. With comfortable deck chairs and a birdbath in front of each tent, birding enthusiasts can continue to enjoy the birdlife from the ease of their rooms.
Inside, the tents have been tastefully decorated complete with ceiling fans and in-room tea and coffee facilities. Bug repellent, umbrella and torch are provided for practical assistance whilst a luxurious supply of toiletries are decoratively positioned in the bathroom. Showers offer both hot and cold water and electricity supply with multi-plugs offer a service for charging camera batteries and phones.
The camp is unfenced and guests are escorted back to their rooms after dinner. The tents are positioned on an open hill granting full view of the reserve and subject to cooling breezes.

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Mavela Game Lodge successfully claims to offer an intimate safari lodge experience in a unique part of the African bush.


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