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York Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#5 of 18 Speciality lodging 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
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Dutch


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Michael Raddall wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa464 contributions60 helpful votes
Caroline and myself really enjoyed our two night stay at Mohlabetsi lodge in the Balule Game Reserve. The lodge is small and has a very homely relaxed feel where one is able to relax on the lawns and watch game walk past. Our ranger Kelvin was able to get us some great sightings and we saw plenty of lion, where I was able to get some great shots. The staff were very friendly and attentive and were always smiling and willing to have conversations with us. The food was delicious and each meal was really enjoyed. We also enjoyed relaxing by the swimming pool and having a gin and tonic during the day. The rooms are small, but cozy with all the modern amenities one requires.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Terrence G wrote a review Apr 2020
State College, United States23 contributions8 helpful votes
I spent a fantastic three days at Mohlabetsi with my wife and two college-age children. The food was fantastic - a very large breakfast served after the morning game drive; a tasty lunch a few hours later; and then a full dinner by the fire after the evening game drive. Service was amazing - very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in a family lodge - very cute and nicely furnished. Game drives were unreal. On our first one, we watched a pride of lions track a group of impalas, and then kill and devour two of them. Our guide Sam and tracker Richard said this was very rare to see, so we felt very fortunate. Over the course of our six game drives we saw virtually every animal that lives in the area. This truly was an experience of a lifetime. Two reasons for not giving five stars: During three of our six game drives, we were accompanied by a couple with a five year-old girl who sang nursery rhymes when she was bored, and was sometimes frightened by the animals. Safaris like this are no place for young children. This detracted somewhat from our experiences in the bush. Mohlabetsi should have a minimum age for children staying at the lodge. Secondly, prior to arrival, Mohlabetsi offered to provide transportation from Hoedspruit Airport to the lodge, and back upon our departure. However, they neglected to mention any fee. So we were surprised by the $240 charge on our bill at checkout. Still, this was an amazing experience and I would recommend staying at Mohlabetsi to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Klaus A. wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Picked up by a rancher from Hoedspruid airport we have started our 3 nights stay in Kruger National Park. Mohlabetsi lodge fully met our expectations. Bungalow, service, meals, everything was fine. Team were friendly and helpful anytime. Of course the 6 game tours were the highlight. The ranchers did their best to find the big five. And we got them. Really incredible. We would do this again immediately. Same location.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Harald&Andrea wrote a review Mar 2020
Munich, Germany3 contributions
We stayed for two Nights at Mohlabetsi in March 2020. It‘s a beautiful Place. Not crowded, great food, very nice People. The Game watching drives were absolutely to recommend. Ranger Lucky and his Scout Herbert showed us in just 2 days Leopards, Lions, Black and White Rhinos, Bufallos and lots of other great animals.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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carlatenser wrote a review Mar 2020
Brasilia, DF24 contributions22 helpful votes
The hotel is very well equiped and clean. The food is great. The game drives happen twice a day at fixed times and our two rangers were extremely kind and experienced. Once we got there, the staff informed us about the daily routin. The schedule is followed strictly and worked perfectly well during our stay. We were able to see a lot of animals during our game drives and the experience was unforgettable. There was also enough time to rest and enjoy by the pool and hammocks.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$435 - US$689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
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.