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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 18 in Balule Nature Reserve
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We are situated in the vast Balule Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park. Get close up to the Big 5 & other animals on vehicle safaris & walks. Luxurious accommodation in a small, privately owned camp, excellent meals & South African hospitality at an extremely affordable price. Easy access via self-drive or daily flights & shuttles from Johannesburg. Relax around a swimming pool or under shady acacia trees..
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Shuttle bus service
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch

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Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Hoedspruit Airport15 kmSee all flights
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aborge479812 wrote a review 20 Jun
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
The team offers a 24/7 hospitality. The day starts with a game drive with a very experienced guide. Besides his smooth driving he knows all hidden places of the big five in the area. We had seen the big five and their kidden as well as information about the bush. After lunch starts the afternoon noon game drive. Dinner take place in the spectacular boma. The food during the whole time was extraordinary. The staff is always available.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Mazracs wrote a review 20 Jun
Fantastic trackers and guides that helped us find and photograph all of the Big 5 animals, including the elusive leopard and adorable views of baby lions! The staff was very knowledgeable, the food was fantastic, and the accommodations were lovely.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Farabi Z wrote a review 11 Jun
Had a wonderful time at Mohlabetsi. The staff was extremely pleasant, warm and helpful. The lodge was clean, spacious and the food was delicious. The guide and tracker did an excellent job in finding the animals and guide us along the way.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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sakkie2022 wrote a review 06 Jun
Nelspruit, South Africa
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Excellent staff, very experienced knowledgeable. Game drivers well spoken and capable. Definitely recommended. Very neat. We enjoyed every meal to the T. We felt at home with all the trouble the staff went to. See you again soon!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Angela C wrote a review Apr 2022
Our family (5 adults) had an AMAZING 3 days at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge. The staff there was so friendly, helpful, and nice.. Nina and Marie ensured we had what we needed. They even had their chef make my daughter a cake for her birthday that we celebrated on our last full day there. Hamilton, and Solly, were incredible. They are so knowledgeable about the animals and Kruger. We saw 4/5 of the BIG 5. We even watched a pride of lions hunt a small elephant. Adrenaline was pumping for sure. They made sure we were able to see as many of the animals that were in the area. Named them all and told us interesting information about everything we saw. All 5 of us want to return someday in the future!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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611vera wrote a review Apr 2022
Excellent Safari guides (Lucky and Richard are a perfect team), had amazing animal experience. Perfect service at the lodge, beautiful rooms and lovely resort, delicious food and beautiful diners under starry night sky with lions roaring in the back. All in all, perfect!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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23kmcm wrote a review Mar 2022
Gill, Massachusetts18 contributions8 helpful votes
Mohlabesti is a lovely welcoming place. At arrival you are pleasantly greeted by Nina with a cold drink, a tour and the daily schedule. The meals are spectacular, each served in a different location on the property. Elephants are frequently seen out front. On our last day there were giraffes out front as well. LOVE watching those elephants and giraffes. The game drives with Sam and Solomon were excellent, they are dedicated to their guest enjoying the experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jerome Richardson wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed in the Impala Lily Suite, an outstanding accommodation. The lodge staff were very friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. The food was excellent - judos to the chef on site. Nina and Jock were very welcoming hosts and ensured we had what we needed. Sam and Soli provided some great experiences on the game drives. Can't rate Mohlabetsi highly enough!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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lex wrote a review Mar 2022
Braunton, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
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We have used this Lodge a consider amount of times and have no hesitation in going back. All the staff including the owner treat you as if you’re one of the family for the length of your stay. The chef prepared some excellent food while we were there and of a very good variation. Should you require a drink before dinner in the evenings there is a well-stocked bar. The Accommodation is clean and tidy and well prepared to include air-conditioning a separate WC and an alfresco shower. Game drives are fantastic if you’ve never been on a tracking game drive you need to go to Mohlabetsi to experience it
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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175Dougal wrote a review Feb 2022
A wonderful experience in the bush, great facilities, friendly and professional staff. Our guides were very knowledgeable and went out of their way to provide really memorable game drives and up close experiences.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$442 - US$639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mohlabetsi safari hotel balule private game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Is Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.