"The Place of the Spotted Leopard"
The malaria-free Mabalingwe Game Reserve covers more than 12 500
hectares of soft rolling hills and is home to the Big 5. The
Mabalingwe Game Reserve which is situated in South Africa's northern
Limpopo Province is also home to hippos, giraffe, hyenas and sables
to name but a few of the 36 species of wildlife. For the bird lovers
there are more than 250 species of bird to be spotted. The
Mabalingwe Game Lodge provides affordable accommodation from
self-catering chalets to en-suite lodge rooms and rustic bush camps.
Guests are invited to enjoy game viewing from open safari vehicles
or atop the ambling gait of the horses, with sleepovers at the
various bush camps.
At Mabalingwe there are a number of recreational activities to be
found such as the tennis courts or the squash court. After a
memorable day of activities, guests may relax with a superb meal in
the Tshukudu restaurant, and sipping cocktails against the backdrop
of the setting sun, listening to nocturnal calls of the wild.
Guests may choose from different accommodation options Lodge,
Chalets, Bush Camps.
The Tlou Lodge at Mabalingwe is made up of 53 stylish chalets and
can accommodate a total of 106 visitors. The Tlou Lodge is an ideal
"getaway" home for those guests not wishing to be involved in
anything more than nature and its animal life.
Two sleeper lodge rooms
The fully inclusive two bed standard lodge rooms at Mabalingwe are
stylishly and comfortably furnished and consist of an en-suite
bathroom. All rooms are equipped with phone, television facilities
and coffee & tea station. The lodge units at Mabalingwe are situated
in close proximity to our state of the art conference facility,
central sports area and convenience shop.
Three bedroom self-catering units
The Tlou camp also consists of nine six bed self-catering luxury
units each of which is equipped with state of the art kitchen
appliances. The six bed self-catering units consist of three
en-suite bedrooms which feature phone, mini bar (optional),
television facilities and coffee & tea station. The fully equipped
kitchen also consists of microwave, 320L fridge/freezer and patio
with braai facilities.
There are five thatched camps stretching from Kubu Camp at the
northern tip to the southernmost Ingwe Camp situated next to the
main Mabalingwe camp buildings.
The dwellings on all five of these camps at Mabalingwe are
self-catering chalets complete with lounge, kitchen, bedrooms and
bathrooms. Amongst other features of each building is the patio and
braai area from where the visitor to the resort is able to enjoy
some of the Limpopo Province's most remarkable sunsets.
The four and six bed chalets provide the traveller with "home from
home" comforts and whether it's a summer or winter visit Mabalingwe
has got to be judged as the perfect "all year" round experience.
Caravan & Camping:
A short journey from major city centres in Gauteng means that you
will be able to enjoy the bushveld in all its glory without having
to recover from your trip. Fully tarred access roads make arriving
at camp a sheer pleasure, with 67 exclusive and generously shaded
stands. At night, when the lazy smoke of barbeque fires fill the air
and the aroma of juicy titbits cooking on an open fire entice the
taste buds, new friendships are formed and memories of the good life
is imprinted into the mind of every guest. In addition to a central
entertainment area with digital satellite TV, the Caravan Park also
features fully equipped ablution facilities, a hot and cold swimming
pool as well as a baby pool, a shop, play area for children with
trampolines and, of course, the unforgettable beauty of nature.
The Bush Camps
Pitsi Bush Camp
The Pitsi Bush Camp caters for a group of ten people, which is
hidden away from the rest of the camps on the reserve. For guests
who seek ultimate privacy and a great bush experience, this would be
the camp of choice. With electricity in the camp, this bush retreat
is fully equipped and has hot and cold running water and a splash
pool to make use of in the heat of summer.
Kalahari Bush Camp
The Kalahari Tented Camp is privately situated at the foot of the
mountains rolling through the reserve, and caters for family and
With 5 tents connected by a wooden walk way, guests will experience
luxury and still cater for themselves. The camp consists of five
luxury twin bedded tents with en-suite bathroom, fridge, coffee/tea
station, electricity and is joined with a wooden deck walkway. All
five tents are hidden between lush Bushveld trees and private from
each other. The central, fully equipped kitchen and lapa is situated
at the end of the walkway and is easily accessible. A central
kitchen, lapa and ablution facilities are available to guests in
very close proximity.
The Tlou conference centre has the
capacity and flexibility to cater for functions of up to 250
delegates on a full board basis. Guest accommodation is provided in
either twin bedded rooms at the Tlou Lodge camp or in timeshare
units. All timeshare camps are within a few minutes drive of the
main conference centre, which is conveniently located close to the
Tshukudu a-la-carte and Kubu Boma bush restaurants.
and Teambuilding activities
4x4 Trail: guests may challenge themselves and their vehicle to a
journey with spectacular views and sunsets
4x4 Track: the track which is designed by 4x4 specialists can be
used by responsible 4x4 drivers
Drives: Guests have the opportunity to experience
Africa in an open game drive vehicle. Game drives are available all
through the day at different times.
Night Drives: enjoy a night game drive with the lodge's trained and
qualified field guides to shine some light on nocturnal animals such
as owls, jackal, bush babies and many other creatures of the night
which provides for a very educational experience.
Guests are also allowed to do game viewing with their own vehicles
during day time only.
Horse Back Safaris