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Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3965 South Africa
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#4 of 8 Speciality lodging in Manyoni Private Game Reserve
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Mavela Game Lodge is an intimate tented lodge offering authentic safaris to birding enthusiasts, nature lovers and game watchers alike. Mavela Game Lodge is located within the 23 000 ha Manyoni Private Game Reserve in the north of KwaZulu-Natal. The reserve is home to the big five as well as healthy general wildlife populations. It also offers superb birding opportunities due to the wide variety of habitats and birdlife within the reserve. The lodge has five luxury tents each with a private deck offering beautiful birds eye views over the valley below. The en-suite tents are tastefully decorated, complete with ceiling fans and in-room tea & coffee facilities.
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Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3965 South Africa
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King Shaka Intl Airport229 kmSee all flights
Zulu Inyala Airport33 kmSee all flights
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carlaN6306KQ wrote a review May 2021
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We stayed at Mavela Lodge for two nights- it truly is a little piece of paradise. The staff are so accommodating and friendly. The food was fantastic and game drives superb. I would highly recommend it to any bush loving person.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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jonathanvdbergh wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had such an amazing stay at Mavela. The staff were super friendly, welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable. The personal touches that we experienced will not be forgotten. If we were able to give you 6 stars, we would!! Unbelievable!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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V6473WLmandy wrote a review Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
We keep coming back as it feels like home , staff are amazing and friendly , food is incredible and just overall a fantastic place - game drives are always so interesting as guides are so knowledgeable.
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Jenny-Lee H wrote a review Mar 2021
Durban, South Africa357 contributions138 helpful votes
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We booked Mavela as the uniqueness and the fact that there are so few tents appealed to us! It was our 40th anniversary and we wanted to go somewhere special and intimate and it was everything and more than that. From our arrival - being greeted by Elmarie and Siyabonga, to meeting the owners David and Samantha and being in the capable hands of Mike, our ranger for 4 days - it was nothing short of a sublime experience! The staff - special mention needs to be made of Rose, the chef who prepared the most unbelievable and delicious meals - could not fault her in any way! Nico and Elmarie - the perfect hosts! Nico - your incredible bird and wildlife knowledge kept us wanting to explore more! Elmarie - you are a true asset to the Lodge. Mike - every single game drive was a lesson for us and we loved every single second! Thank you for finding the Elephants for Kev - it is his highlight! For me - the "almost"Lion Kill was my highlight! Tent 5 provided us with some interesting nights - being woken by a Lion roaring we are sure, right outside our tent as well as a Cheetah sighting on our final morning. All in all - Mavela you were fantastic! Can't wait to come back to the new tents in August! Thank you for making our anniversary a special memory we will never forget with your special touches Elmarie!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Hugh1944 wrote a review Mar 2021
Winston Park, South Africa223 contributions32 helpful votes
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This was our first visit to Mavela, but we went with friends who have been plenty of times before - and now we know why! The Lodge is small and intimate, Nico (our guide) and hosts El-Mari and Ashley ensured we had a 5 star experience. Nico is one of the best guides I have met (and I've met lots) Our game drives produced lots on animals despite the long grass. We had a superb experience and close encounters with a small herd of elephant, and Nico's all round knowledge ensured there was never a dull moment. We loved every minute - and will be back
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Date of stay: February 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$366 - US$498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalManyoni Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mavela Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mavela Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mavela Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mavela Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mavela Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.