Mavela Game Lodge

Mavela Game Lodge

The Zululand Rhino Reserve
+27(0) 35 940 0996
reservations@mavela.co.za

Mavela Game Lodge is a luxury tented lodge in the heart of the Zululand Rhino Reserve. The lodges dining and living area has a thatched roof depicting a diving raptor in flight. A porte cochere leads into the open plan dining room where our delectable meals are served. The upstairs bar opens out onto an expansive deck offering panoramic views over the south west of the reserve. Outside, the swimming pool with its comfortable loungers offers respite on a warm Zululand day while the shaded deck is the ideal place to sit and relax between activities. In the evenings guests can trade stories from the day’s sightings while enjoying the campfire under a clear African sky.

Accommodation at Mavela Game Lodge is in five luxury safari style tents with en suite bathroom facilities. Each room has a private deck with beautiful views over the surrounding bushveld. With comfortable deck chairs and a birdbath in front of your tent, birding enthusiasts can continue enjoy the birdlife from the comfort of their rooms. Inside, the tents have been tastefully decorated complete with ceiling fans and in-room tea and coffee facilities.

The reserve falls under the Mkuze Valley Lowveld which includes a variety of vegetation types, ranging from open savannah thornveld to riverine woodland, characterized by acacias and marula tree species. The diversity in habitats allows the reserve to support numerous wildlife species while also attracting a immense variety of birdlife. Today the reserve is home to over 70 mammal species including healthy populations of giraffe, kudu, nyala, wildebeest, zebra and of course the big five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant & rhino).

With its large traversing area, varied habitats and healthy wildlife populations, the Zululand Rhino Reserve is the ideal destination for a memorable African safari. Our specialised guides will endeavour to show you the very best of the Zululand Rhino Reserve during your stay with us.

Mavela Game Lodge is the only tented lodge inside the Zululand Rhino Reserve and with our affordable, all inclusive rates it is the perfect choice for an authentic KwaZulu-Natal safari.

Features & Availability

  • Luxury Tented Accommodation
  • All Inclusive Nightly Rates
  • Big Five Safari Destination
  • Specialised Birding Guide
  • Easy access from Johannesburg and Durban
  • Winter and Summer Specials available

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