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Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3965 South Africa
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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 seven 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 aircon, minibar, outdoor showers and in-room tea & coffee facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Massage
Gift shop
Secured parking
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Manyoni Private Game Reserve 3965 South Africa
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Zulu Inyala Airport33 kmSee all flights
King Shaka Intl Airport229 kmSee all flights
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Patricia Naudé wrote a review 17 May
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Everything was good & lekker ! We had a lovely stay at Mavela! Friendly staff. Will definitely recommend to everyone. Food was lovely. Our game drive guide, Calvin, was outstanding. Tents homes were luxurious. Thank you Dan and team!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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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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Lisa wrote a review Apr 2022
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Mavela Game Lodge was an absolute treat. The ambiance, luxury rooms and the friendly, efficient staff were all fantastic. The Game viewing was incredible! The whole experience was superb. We would go back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Chantal Meyer, Other at Mavela Game Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for the positive feedback - it is much appreciated. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Mavela and we hope to have you back here with us again in future. Keep well in the meantime! Kind Regards the Mavela Team
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SamJBarnett wrote a review Apr 2022
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What an incredible honeymoon at Mavela. From the moment we arrived nothing was too much for Sky and the team at Mavela, drinks were offered to us within minutes, before being shown to our beautiful luxury tent. Everything from the food, the game drives, additional activities (we did the pangolin walk and a rhino dehorning) to the accommodation and staff were out of this world. Mike, our guide, was entertaining and knowledgable and he got us the most incredible sightings both animals and birds. Each night we were escorted to our room by Sibongs who diligently scanned the area for wild life as the camp is unfenced. Sky, words can not describe how much we appreciate all your efforts, my bucket of champagne by the pool each day put a smile on my face and your warm welcome back after each drive with fresh lemongrass infused hand towels ended each drive perfectly. We will definitely be returning soon! Thank you Dan, Sky, Chantal, Jarrod, Mike, Kalvin and of course Rose, Sibongs and the kitchen staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Chantal Meyer, Other at Mavela Game Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Sam We absolutely loved having and hosting you guys for your honeymoon. Thank you very much for the wonderful words - it is much appreciated. We look forward to having you back here with us at Mavela in future! With Love The Mavela Team
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pmendonca2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
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our fantastic experience at Mavela. We had a 3 nights family stay at Mavela lodge and it was absolutely fantastic. All the staff was extremely friendly, professional and accommodating, the food was great, the lodge is beautiful and very comfortable and it was overall a great experience for us. On top of that, we had great game viewing sightings which made our stay at the lodge unique. Highly recommend a Safari at Mavela Lodge
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Paulo, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review - we truly appreciate it. We absolutely loved hosting your family and we are thrilled that we could play a part in your family making some memories. We hope to see you and your family at Mavela again in future! With Love The Mavela Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$588 - US$642 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalManyoni Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Mavela Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mavela Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.