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Rooiberg Tarred Road, Mabula Private Game Reserve 7806 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/08/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 7 in Mabula Private Game Reserve
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Offering spectacular golden plains, breath taking sunsets and Big 5 game viewing, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp - "Place of the Giant Eagle Owl" - is the ideal location for a starry-eyed getaway. Discreetly tucked away in the tree line on the edge of the magnificent Mvubu plain, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp pampers its guests in five luxury canvas tents, where romantic oil lamps and home prepared meals, served in the thatched Lapa add to this unique "Out of Africa" experience.All tents have a private deck, en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. The tents are fully furnished but have no electricity. Children 14 years and older are welcome and will be accommodated in their own tents.Cuisine prepared on the open fires, high tea, private dinners on request, splash pool, game viewing, eco adventure safaris, horse safaris and guided bush walks.Situated in a malaria-free area. Gate entry fees are applicable.
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Free public parking nearby
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Pool with view
Horseback riding
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Mosquito net
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Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Romantic
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English, Afrikaans
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707nadia wrote a review May 2022
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Absolutely spoilt by the team at Kwafubesi - thank you for a magical weekend of incredible food, game drives & down-time. This was our second time visiting Kwafubesi and it's safe to say, we can't wait to be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 19 May 2022
Dear 707nadia - It was a real pleasure to welcome you back to Kwafubesi and we're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your latest stay - and that you're already planning to return!
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IanCooper2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
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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
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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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ophza wrote a review Apr 2022
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The experience was excellent. Not only a home away from home but also an incredible experience that not only offered best hospitality service but top class camping experience. The time we visited was complimented by the weather that gave us an opportunity to cuddle extra.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 21 Apr 2022
Dear ophza - Thank you for sharing your impressions of Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp - we're thrilled to hear just how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and we hope you'll visit again soon.
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Victor V wrote a review Feb 2022
George, South Africa3 contributions
What an amazing time we had as friends at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp. The food, the food, the food, game drives, friendliness of staff and an overall wonderful experience. The check in and check out was easy with super friendly staff.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 22 Feb 2022
Dera Victor V - Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your experience at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Terry Mackenzie wrote a review Feb 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom75 contributions49 helpful votes
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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
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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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shahpanday wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
Tents are simply too hot without aircon, fans seem to circulate the hot air There should be a mosquito net in each tent Ranger was not interactive at all - did not enjoy our game drives Please try to improve on cutlery, get proper streak knives - difficult eating meat on Boma evening Cocktails not available - not everyone is a beer, whiskey, wine or gin drinker Sadly no milkshakes served!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 22 Feb 2022
Dear shahpanday - Thank you for highlighting these issues with your stay at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp - certainly there are a few things we need to look into, within the context of what is possible in an authentic tented safari camp setting.
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Tamara L P wrote a review Jan 2022
Beijing, China7 contributions4 helpful votes
We just LOVED the Mabula reserve and Kwafubesi Tented Camp! From the comfort of the tents- the best sleep I've had in years!- to the delicious food cooked by Chef Anna, to the wonderful staff- call out to Margaret and Johannes- and of course, the reserve and animal sightings! We loved that there are 2000 hectors for the lions and antelope, while another 10,000 is for the elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, buffalo, etc...We saw all of them in a weekend and just loved it! We are expats living in Joburg and we rarely say we will go back to a lodge because we want to see everything. We do know, however, that we will go back to this camp. It was THAT GREAT!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 02 Feb 2022
Dear Tamara L P, thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled 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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LynetteConradie wrote a review Jan 2022
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
Excellent food; professional, friendly and attentative staff; private and beautiful facility and accommodation. Lovely game drives twice daily with Musa, our guide, being very informative and going out of his way to accommodate us. This was a very unique and special experience- we will treasure every moment. Thank you again!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 26 Jan 2022
Dear LynetteConradie, thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and look forward to being able to welcome you back. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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ElsjeBee wrote a review Nov 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa10 contributions7 helpful votes
Comfortable tents (for the time of the year. In full summer a different story, as there are no air conditioners in the tents). Food was good, portions a little too large at lunch, and too small at dinner. Great staff and guides. We loved spending the day at the pool. Kids want to go back asap!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 17 Nov 2021
Dear ElsjeBee, thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed your experience at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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Lizette Veldsman wrote a review Oct 2021
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Spent 4 glorious days at Kwafubesi. The service is out of this world. The staff are focused on service excellence and they go the extra mile with a smile. Tents are comfortable and all you need. What a pleasure to sleep in beautiful white linen in a soft bed and that in the middle of the bush. A special thanks to Musa our game ranger who knows Mabula so well. He is knowledgeable, friendly and very attentive. Our waitresses Mpho and Margaret. Thanks Ladies, great service! And last but not the least, camp manager Marguerite Strydom- thanks for everything you did for us. You went out of your way to make our stay memorable. Great, friendly service!!! Thanks so much. We hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 25 Oct 2021
Dear LizetteVeldsman, thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards, The Kwafubesi Team
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PRICE RANGE
US$296 - US$423 (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 (4.1 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.