Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp

Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp

Rooiberg Tarred Road, Mabula Private Game Reserve 7806 South Africa
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Offering spectacular golden plains, breath-taking sunsets and exceptional game viewing, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp is the ideal location for a starry-eyed getaway. Discreetly tucked away in the tree line on the edge of the Greater Mabula Private Game Reserve, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp pampers its guests in five-star luxury safari tents. The five canvas tents epitomise unrivalled comfort and are done up in tasteful safari-style décor, toned-down colours and natural materials that are reminiscent of ‘Out of Africa’. All tents have a private deck, en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. Signature South African cuisine, high tea, barbecues and even private dinners on request, splash pool, game viewing, eco adventure safaris, horse safaris and guided bush walks and star gazing. O.R. Tambo International Airport is within 200 km of Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp near Gauteng. “LODGE FEATURES”: Splash Pool, Open Lounge Area, Bar, Restaurant, Boma, Spa, Tennis Court and WiFi, Laundry Services.
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Free public parking nearby
Pool
Pool with view
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Laundry service
Outdoor pool
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Rooiberg Tarred Road, Mabula Private Game Reserve 7806 South Africa
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ToMar2B wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Kwafubesi for a 3-day weekend and returned earlier this week. The camp gives you a very personalized experience as there is a maximum of 10 guests. The tents are quiet comfortable with a large bathroom, and cupboards and closet space for your belongings. They are not air-conditioned, but there was a fan that provided very good air circulation. The food was amazing, particularly lunch and dinner. It was more than we could eat. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Cirano was our safari guide and did an excellent job of showing us four of the Big Five. Leopards are very elusive. We got especially up close with the rhinos and elephants. You can stay at other camps with more luxurious accommodations, but Kwafubesi offers a setting, quality of service, and bush experience at a price that is difficult to beat. We highly recommend Kwafubesi and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from hamerkop11, Public Relations Manager at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 09 Feb 2020
Dear ToMar2B - We're honoured that you would recommend Kwafubesi Tented Camp to future travellers - thank you; that means a lot to us. Thank you also for taking the time to tell us about our Kwafubesi experience.
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Terry Mackenzie wrote a review Feb 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
During a recent trip to South Africa I took my 83 year old mother to Kwafubesi for some bonding time. The staff were incredible and could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Added to this, the food, cooked by chef Johannes, was a five star culinary experience. Our game ranger, Musa, was knowledgeable, friendly and an amazing help to me. The accommodation is in five tents located at various locations in the camp, to ensure privacy and an intimate experience. The beds and linen were outstanding. Super comfortable! Thank you to Johannes and Margaret, who ensured an altogether special experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 22 Feb 2022
Dear TerryMackenzie - Thank you for posting your review of Kwafubesi here on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and we hope you will visit again soon.
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Alison T wrote a review Nov 2020
Laos
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great two days-two nights at Kwafubesi. Staff were great and helpful at all times. Simple food brilliantly cooked by an accomplished chef who was happy to adjust to our particular needs. Host was always ready to assist. Game driver was knowledgeable, entertaining and patient.

Mabula Game Reserve itself is stunning.

If there's a single spot for improvement, it would be the installation of fans over the open-air dining room to keep a breeze going.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nick Galpine, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 02 Dec 2020
Dear tokleybrown, thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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hawksm2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
Middelburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
To each and every member of the kwafubesi team: Thank you for making our stay a memorable and very pleasant one! True hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you for the comfortable and clean accommodation and delicious food. The experienced and knowledgeable game rangers (Ben and Taylor) - thank you for your friendliness and efforts to make the safaris very special. Kwafubesi comes highly recommended and we will certainly visit you again. Stefan & Sanmarie Bezuidenhout.
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Nick Galpine, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 23 Mar 2021
Dear hawksm2021, thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and hope to welcome you back soon!. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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African Explorer wrote a review Mar 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our last weekend of an extended 6 week trip to SA. I wanted to get away from Johannesburg and the Kwafubesi tented camp is close enough - and well thought out. We had an excellent stay. Tristan, Margaret and Johannes and Johannes looked after us so well. The game drives were great, food lovely, and having only 8 or 10 people meant the whole experience was in a great atmosphere.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from hamerkop11, Public Relations Manager at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Dear Jgfleet - Thank you for your wonderful review of Keafubesi Tented Safari Camp - we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you will visit again in the future!
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marikem1109 wrote a review Sept 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a place to wind down and relax from the hustle of the city. Tented suites are private and the camp is perfect who people who want to escape big crowds. Our whole safari experience was wonderful. Will be back soon!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 05 Oct 2021
Dear marikem1109, thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your safari getaway at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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Goddess77 wrote a review Sept 2022
Ipswich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing few days at Kwafubesi recently. A Perfect place to relax and unwind, no WiFi here so expect absolute peace and quiet with just the hypnotic calm of the South African wild to soothe you. The team were fabulous, so welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Everywhere was so clean, the tents were beautiful and comfortable. We had everything we needed. The food was so delicious, with an excellent choice available, my seafood allergy was well considered. We had access to a wonderful spa, based at the main lodge but team will book and organise your transport there. There is also opportunity to book other activities such as horse riding and quad bike safaris.
The game drives were fantastic. Our guide, KG, was great
fun and so knowledgeable.
We didn't want to leave, and will definitely be back. We cannot recommend highly enough!!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 11 Oct 2022
Dear Goddess77, thank you for your glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your safari experience at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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MadelineAzevedo wrote a review Aug 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was actually our second stay and each stay is better than the one before!
The staff is friendly and attentive. Our ranger, KG, did not dissapoint either. Not only did he manage to find all the animals for our viewing bus his knowledge is profound. Lastly, I was a bit wary of the meals, especially as I am vegan. And I have to commend Mabula and especially Kwafubesi camp as Ill my meals was fully vegan and extremely delicious!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 02 Sept 2022
Dear MadelineAzevedo, thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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IanCooper2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Would highly recommend Kwafubesi for a group up to 10 or less. Excellent secluded accommodation in the heart of the bushveld. Very professional staff and great sightings including Lions with cubs, Cheetah with cubs, and the usual hippos, buffaloe, giraffe and elephants etc, and not too far from Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hayley Knight, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 28 Apr 2022
Dear IanCooper2022 - Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp. We're very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and especially the game drive experiences.
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CathFitz2016 wrote a review Feb 2021
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kwafubesi is a small camp with great accommodation and friendly, helpful staff. Ben was an attentive, knowledgeable guide and so we had awesome sightings and learnt a lot over the two days. We enjoyed days at the pool and a really relaxed vibe!
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nick Galpine, Agency / Consultant at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Responded 03 Mar 2021
Dear CathFitz2016, thank you for your lovely review. We love that you enjoyed your experience at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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Carol asked a question Apr 2016
Fairfax, California5 contributions10 helpful votes
I thought the tents have air conditioning?
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Dear ohscrewit - Thanks for your question - no air conditioning (for environmental and logistical reasons) but all the Kwafubesi tents are carefully site for natural shade and designed for maximum airflow through the tent.
Grant W wrote a tip Mar 2023
11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No WiFi (but consider it a blessing) but can get data signal on your phone."
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Leigh N wrote a tip Jul 2021
Sandton, South Africa21 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack warm if you’re going in winter :)"
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Wannes B wrote a tip Aug 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All tents are the same ;-)"
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Vidals wrote a tip Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa139 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're traveling there by car, make sure to follow the directions given and not your GPS."
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jdg wrote a tip Jan 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are only 5 tents, any one is good"
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PRICE RANGE
R 5,413 - R 8,381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergMabula Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp?
Nearby attractions include Adventures with Elephants (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, airport transportation, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.