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Mafigeni Safari Lodge

R36 Harmony 129 Road Makutsi Conservancy, Gravelotte 0895 South Africa
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#3 of 13 Speciality lodging in Gravelotte
Take a break from your regular life and escape to the Bushveld. There is simply no better place to get away from it all! This beautifully appointed Lodge is unique in design and offers guests unsurpassed Bushveld vistas and luxury chalets are designed and situated to offer our guests seclusion and comfort. The Lodge combines a blend of elegance and modern comfort and is situated in the heart of the Bushveld, only 40 minutes drive from the renowned Kruger Park. Well appointed comfortable chalets each feature en-suite bathrooms and private veranda's overlooking the Bushveld. This is the perfect location to use as a base to explore the wealth of destinations and activities in the area. Cuisine is a superb affair, offering a dramatic fusion of African and Western flavours, surpassing the expectations of even the most discerning diner. Your safari experience also includes the opportunity to enjoy a private romantic dinner or celebrate a special event either Poolside, in the Lodge Gardens or in the Bush. Our aim is to provide each guest with professional service and individual attention. Stay long enough, and we'll introduce you to a variety of trees, birds, reptiles and more than 100 mammals. You are invited to come and share Bushveld stories around the fire, recount the days' events at the bar, feast at our magnificent dining room table or simply while away your time beside the pool.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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R36 Harmony 129 Road Makutsi Conservancy, Gravelotte 0895 South Africa
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Polokwane Airport107 kmSee all flights
Hoedspruit Airport65 kmSee all flights
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Pam Peterson wrote a review Oct 2019
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What a great experience! Even better than we had hoped for. Our guide Leo was incredible from the time we arrived to 10 days later when he dropped us off at the airport. He was so knowledgeable of the area and the animals we couldn't have asked for a better guide. The scenery was beautiful and we saw all the Big 5 animals, plus many more. The Lodge was excellent and the staff made you feel like you were part of the family. The food, drinks and company were top notch. I highly recommend Mafigeni Lodge and a trip to Kruger National Park. It was definitely a trip we will never forget!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Don Fischer wrote a review Sep 2019
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Met Jill at a sport show in Madison, Wi. Made a reservation in a couple days, price was right so we booked a non hunting vacation for nine days. I ended up hunting for one day and got a Nyala. The whole trip was fantastic, our guide Gavin, his family and all workers at the camp were wonderful. We had the best trip ever.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Ronald G wrote a review Sep 2019
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First class service, tremendous and personable guide, excellent accommodations. We booked the photo safari in September which is the beginning of spring in this region. We where met at the airport by our guide for the trip Matt and from there to the lodge. Everything was well organized and the property is gorgeous. We experienced so many firsts with the game drives seeing big 5 animals in Africa, zip line, touring the mountains, tiger fishing, walking with cheetah, interaction with hippos, boat cruise, rhino encounter and biggest Kruger park tour over 2 days. This lodge is very well managed and offers a personal experience beyond what we expected. Thank you to Matt, Roxy , Tamsin and all the staff for a great visit and we hope soon to return.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Niallmcl wrote a review Jun 2019
Elgin, South Carolina85 contributions16 helpful votes
When trying to decide how to see South Africa or anywhere on the African continent, It is great when you have a local guide to take you around and capture the sites without having to worry about self driving navigation and the best way to arrange your holiday. Mafigeni staff do it all for you. Everything from your travel arrangements, transport form airport to the lodge and all transportation during the week to a weeks worth of activities to catch the best sites in the area. For a set price Tamsin and Jill will include everything, transportation, entry fees meals (wine and beer) are all covered. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your tours. You will get to see Predator park, Jessica the Hippo, a walk with Cheetah's, an elephant reserve and and game drives to see animals around including the big five animals!. I would also recommend you avail of the opportunity to stay overnight in Kruger National Park on your last night - we did a full day tour as well as a game drive on the morning of departure. It is an unreal experience to see nature in action, from rhino's elephants, hyenas, leopards even if you are sharp enough to catch them! For a set price everything can be arranged and worth every penny! The lodge do offer hunter packages separately but we did the photo safari. The head guide Gavin is an excellent photographer and even helps take better pictures of your group while touring! They can accommodate younger kids - we traveled with ours at 10 and up, no problem. Best time to see this is May-Sept.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Rooms are thatched room huts wit hall amenities. Temperatures are great 50-80's Wifi in...
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bbaldwin303 wrote a review Apr 2019
Aurora, Colorado2 contributions5 helpful votes
We’re just recovering from the jet lag of a long flight back from Africa, but I had to write this review while things were still fresh in my head. We met the owner of Mafigeni, Jill, at the hunting expo in Denver. We weren’t even interested in an African Safari but the friend we were with was, and he stopped by all the booths so, subsequently we did too. We started getting very interested and then fairly excited about the prospect of going to Africa. Mafigeni looked like they had a very nice package and after a bit of research and discussion, we decided to pull the trigger and buy their photo safari package. All I can say is that I’m really glad we went with them! The lodge itself is amazing. Tucked off in a very safe area, we left thousands of dollars of camera equipment and cash unlocked in our room without ever thinking twice about it. The lodge is secluded and beautiful, very authentic safari experience! We got our own “bungalow” which was very comfortable and in great condition. The eating area is amazing and I’d go up in the morning to check email on wifi and sip coffee with beautiful views. The staff is incredible. Let me start with our photo guide Leo. You absolutely couldn’t ask for a better guide in Africa! Leo was so attentive to us, always looking out for us and making sure we had anything we wanted. Leo has a lot of great stories and we very much enjoyed talking to him and learning about Africa. Leo can also spot animals like nobody I’ve ever seen. We’d be driving down a road and Leo would say “Oh, there’s some wildebeest over there”, we’d look and look and after driving a quarter of a mile we’d start to be able to make them out! He has a super eye for things normal folks would miss. Leo would also get the car in the perfect position for me to take photos. Not sure how he could just “judge” where I needed to be to get the perfect shot in a small opening, but he did it! The rest of staff is amazing too. They treated us like family and we were actually quite sad to leave them at the end of the safari. Theresa was wonderful and fun to talk to, her two beautiful daughters were there as well and both were so sweet and fun to spend time with. The hunting guides Gavin, Matt, and Alec are a blast too, we didn’t get to spend a ton of time with them, but each meal we had with them they would tell stories and make us laugh, what a great crew! The other staff such as Chef King and Happy who took care of our room were great. We ate out a lot as we were on the road for adventures so we didn’t get to eat a lot of King’s cooking, but what we did get was very tasty! The meals were from game meat harvested (I believe) on their farm and we got to experience some great local dishes! Don’t worry, none of the meat was “gamey” at all, everything we had was delicious! The package was a lot of fun. We definitely kept busy seeing cool things like animal rescues and game preserves. We opted to pay a little extra for an extra day in Kruger, glad we did as we got to photograph lion’s mating! The other adventures were fun, even the zip lining canyon beat the zip lining we did in Costa Rica! You’ll be tired when you get back to camp as there’s a lot to do and to see. I’d highly recommend a visit to Mafigeni, even if you only stop in for a night or two. Such a wonderful place with amazing people, you won’t be disappointed. Here’s a little advice I’d give anyone booking with them: 1. Our package included airfare which was nice, but the flights were long and on Ethiopian Airlines which is not a great airline. See if you can either get a credit for airfare and book your own or find the path you want and request it. 30 hours of travel time on a crowded plane with little AC was not fun. 2. Talk to them about the activities and what’s available. They have a lot you can do and as I said, we decided to pay for an extra night in Kruger and forgo another adventure which was well worth it to us.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from jillkleynhans, Owner at Mafigeni Safari Lodge
Responded 24 Apr 2019
Thank you for your review! It is most appreciated. I am so happy to hear that my staff kept up our high standard of hospitality and we most certainly enjoyed your time with us!
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US$50 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceGravelotte
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mafigeni Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mafigeni Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mafigeni Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mafigeni Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mafigeni Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mafigeni Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mafigeni Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mafigeni Safari Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mafigeni Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.