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Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Mavela Game lodge is at a very special location in the Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The (all inclusive) lodge en the five tents (no fences) are overviewing a beautiful valley, where African wildlife is passing as close as possible can be. 3 Cheetas were...More

Thank Wil-en C
Response from Samantha V, Marketing Manager at Mavela Game LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your glowing review. We love it when the cheetahs come to visit - that mother with her 2 youngsters has been a source of entertainment to many over the past months. Our staff really are top notch. Thank you for recommending us...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We booked in for a two night midweek getaway. The drive up from Durban was effortless. From the minute we checked in our stay was tranquil, informative and entertaining. We had morning and evening game drives, fantastic meals and incredibly comfortable accomodation. We stayed in...More

Thank Ami0026
Response from Samantha V, Marketing Manager at Mavela Game LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! It really does make a difference having a guide that you enjoy, and outstanding that he was able to find exactly what you were looking for! Even the animals felt the need to cooperate! We love that homely feel...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

This was our 4th visit to magic mavela as we simply love this game lodge which is at times difficult to put into words but once you experience it you will know - a big 5 lodge with super service, relaxing, comfortable and down to...More

Thank Nippers1
Response from Samantha V, Marketing Manager at Mavela Game LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your heartfelt review. There is certainly a magic to Mavela that can't quite be put into words.

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Our experience at Mavela was one to be remembered fondly. Sam, Annie and Andrew made our stay at Mavela unforgettable, there is an extraordinary balance between privacy and togetherness, a homely feel in a luxury lodge with thoughtful and attentive hosts. To celebrate our honeymoon,...More

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Response from Samantha V, Marketing Manager at Mavela Game LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Emma! We are suckers for romance. We were delighted and privileged to spoil you on your honeymoon. For a second I thought the impala were reading your books (before I finished reading your sentence) - I was about to be wildly impressed. We...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were traveling with 7 people, most of them first timers to South Africa. We thought we were going to have 10, but a few backed out at the last minute. Either way, Annie, our gracious host, said they preferred to have one large group...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Room types
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Internet
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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Symone G
3 February 2018|
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Response from Samantha V | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately we only allow over 12's unless the entire camp (10 people) is booked for one group then there is no age limit.
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"All tents are the same overlooking the bush from a deck with a bird bath and no steps"
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"Only 5 tents, nr. 5 is good."
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"Ask for Tent 5. It's furherst from the Lodge & the most Private"
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"all tents have a similar view, number 1 is nearer to the main lodge"
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