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.
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!
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.
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!…
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