A Safari is an ancient African word meaning a journey and Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge full-fills that meaning with ease!
Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is the local African name for a small stream or “spruit” that flows here. It means “Place of Sweet Water” and weary pilgrims would be drawn to this wonderful location to enjoy refreshment. Nothing has changed over the aeons of time and even today we welcome travellers from around the globe to our sanctuary.
At this small, intimate Lodge, with only 20 beds, guests are assured of serenity and unobtrusive attentiveness, combined with an intimacy with nature. Come and be especially close to the African Spirit here. The Lodge is easily accessible, yet one enters an entirely different world once within the camp. Life slows down to the rhythms of nature and the rising and setting of the sun dictates the movements. The emphasis here is upon close-up encounters with Africa’s spectacular wildlife, from the mighty elephant, the impressive lion or the minuscule termite. But, paired with this, is the assurance of your comfort in this 4-star establishment, decorated in true South African style.
Mohlabetsi is a Lodge steeped in tradition. The original camp was built circa 1960 and over the years has been expanded, modernized and improved to where it is today – a luxury Lodge, pampering guests from around the world and endorsed by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa as a 4-star Game Lodge. Situated on higher ground, it has sweeping views over the savannah, across a well-frequented waterhole and onto the Drakensberg massif in the west and south. The construction & décor are 100% southern African and reflect the culture of the area. There are just 8 accommodation units, with only 20 beds and this allows the guests to enjoy the ambiance and charm of the camp. The Rondawels (round huts) are typical abodes and the thick walls and thatch roofs ensure that the interiors are delightfully cool in the summer months and cosy and inviting in winter. Everywhere is open-plan, to take advantage of the magnificent year-round weather.
The main reason for your visit, of course, is to view and appreciate Africa’s spectacular wildlife. The Rangers and Trackers will ensure that you have close up and extremely memorable encounters with animals, including the Big 5, as well as the myriad of other creatures in the neighbourhood. Each excursion is different and there is no way of forecasting what your Ranger and Tracker will find for you. Every encounter and every experience is completely different. They have 12 000 ha (think of that as 12 000 square football fields!) of traversing area, giving a myriad of options of what to look for and where to look. Of course, the Big 5 is important but there is so much more on offer! The Greater Kruger area boasts 149 mammal species (remember, many of these include a huge variety of small rodents and bats), as well as a spectacular variety of birds (our local count is more than 260 different sorts), along with an impressive amount of reptiles, insects and vegetation types.
For true lovers of wildlife, nothing beats the adventure of getting close to nature on foot! Your Guide will lead you through pristine African Bushveld, stopping for anything of interest. Animal encounters take on a completely different feeling, once you come down to their level. And the silence allows you to listen to bird calls, appreciate the vegetation and be overwhelmed by the ways of the termite.
For many, this is a highlight of their safari experience! Once you have got close-up with Africa’s Big Game and taken all the photos that you want to, the time has come to get down to their level and experience a safari through the soles of your shoes!
Treat yourself the way nature intended and let your heart beat to its rhythm, let your body enjoy a full menu of massage and wellness treatments designed to leave you feeling relaxed and renewed. The Tranquility Lapa is situated in a quiet area of the lodge and offers relaxing massages, body & beauty wellness treatments. Indulge yourself with an aromatherapy massage and embrace the essence of Africa with only the sounds of nature to provide background music. Trained and experienced therapists remain up to date whilst ensuring friendliness and a touch of African culture with the emphasis on total comfort and relaxation during the pampering experience.
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