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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)
Bar / lounge
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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
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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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
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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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leaadejean wrote a review Aug 2018
Yankton, South Dakota7 contributions1 helpful vote
We were there in July 2018 and had a great time. The staff and guides especially Caroline and Leo who were assigned to us were so fun and informative. There was never a time we were concerned about safety or where to go with them at our side. We were a group of 4 and they were our exclusive guide. We had a few special requests such as visiting a rural school to take gifts from us and getting to church on Sunday. There was no problem with doing these things and special nearby attractions were added to make our days work. There was a glitch in flights that were booked so watch your connection that are set up. I would recommend Jill and her staff to even the most inexperienced travelers.
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Date of stay: July 2018
Mobile45 wrote a review Aug 2018
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First time in South Africa and a private lodge so we did not know what to expect. We were very happy in our accomidations and how we were treated. We were given our own private guest house which was well equipped and rest full. The staff could not have been nicer and made us feel right at home from the first minute we arrived right up to our last day. Dinner was family style and you never new what it would be, since the main course was what ever wild animal was shot that day on the hunting trips the lodge also provides to its hunting guests. From water buffalo to Wart hog. It was great. All quests get there own personal guides for the full time they are there. We were lucky to have two guides for our stay one main guide and one who was still training. Both guides could not
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Date of stay: July 2018
Kris C wrote a review Jul 2018
Encinitas, California86 contributions34 helpful votes
We had the most amazing trip to Mafigeni- From what I could see from other lodges in the area this lodge is pretty unique. Mafigeni is about 45-60 minutes outside of Hoedspruit and the Orpen Gate to the Kruger, so they really shine in making sure that you get an all-encompassing taste of the Limpopo region of South Africa-big game (really really BIG game!) animal interactions with everything from crocodiles to lions, to cheetahs, vultures, and we even kissed a hippo! We went zip-lining and even went on a river cruise on the Swadini dam (although the word "cruise" may be a bit generous) Many lodges take you on game drives on their property and you don't get a chance to go out and explore. Mafigeni- a different animal. Simply amazing. We booked an all-inclusive photo safari so
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Date of stay: July 2018
Response from Jill B, Owner at Mafigeni Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Jul 2018
Thank you for your detailed and lengthy review of your recent safari with Mafigeni! There is truly nothing that makes me happier or more proud, than to hear our past guests raving about their stay and safari with Mafigeni. With reference to your comments regarding the Chef applicant and new equestrian, I am pleased to report that our chef, Usher, is OUTSTANDING and has surpassed all our expectations! We are so blessed to have him as part of our Mafigeni Team! Caroline, our in-house French speaking guide and Equestrian has settled in very well and is proving herself to be a valuable asset to the company too! Once again, we are so fortunate to have such awesome staff at Mafigeni! Thank you again for entrusting Mafigeni with your safari travels and we look forward to meeting up with you again soon!
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Bill R wrote a review May 2018
Vineland, Canada24 contributions16 helpful votes
Jill and the staff seemed to anticipate our every need and were one step ahead of us to ensure we never lacked for anything. The entire trip from the time we were picked up at the airport until we were dropped was beyond our expectations. There was so much to see and do and we never saw it all. Therefore we have rebooked to see some more but we are bringing a few friends to enjoy the wonderful hospitality provided by Mafigeni. Thank you All for such an awesome experience.
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Date of stay: May 2018
Response from Jill B, Owner at Mafigeni Safari Lodge
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Thank you for your amazing review and we are very much looking forward to your time with us again in 2019!
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Catalina_Diver wrote a review Apr 2018
Carlsbad, California59 contributions25 helpful votes
We just got home from an amazing, highly personalized trip with our awesome guide Gavin. We were met by Gavin at the airport and he was with us for our 11 days travel. We had amazing game drives on the Mafigeni 1500 arch private reserve, lion walk, Cheetah walk, feeding baby lions and holding various wild animals at the predator park and awesome Kruger Park experience as well as zip lining and hammerhead shark diving in Mozambique. We thank the entire staff for making us part of the Mafigeni family and we had a great experience and look forward to coming back one day thank you all for the amazing trip!
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Date of stay: March 2018
Response from Jill B, Owner at Mafigeni Safari Lodge
Responded 23 Aug 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It makes me proud to hear that my guides and staff are making each safari a special time to remember!
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceGravelotte
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