Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
Balule Private Game Reserve, South Africa

This classic safari lodge strikes the right balance between comfort and top-notch game viewing in the Balule Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger.

Why We Love it and You Will Too

  • Tracker guides at Mohlabetsi are worth a mention. They are extremely well-trained and always do their best to ensure fulfilling game viewing experiences during morning and afternoon 4x4 game drives. 
  • After your early morning drive in Balule Game Reserve, opt for an afternoon siesta by the pool, or grab a book and flop into a hammock at the lodge’s very own ‘hammock garden’.
  • Aside from game drives, you can also try a few guided bush walks where you’ll learn about the smaller creatures of the reserve (and most likely bump into a few larger ones too). Tracker guides are always armed and will always maintain a good distance from animals. 
  • Got the family in tow? Kids are also welcome at Mohlabetsi and family-friendly accommodation is available. 
  • This lodge offers a fairly sociable atmosphere where you can chat with your fellow guests and guides, but still also enjoy your own company taking in those sweeping views over the veld and a game-rich waterhole. 

Your Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge Experience

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Founded in 1960, Mohlabetsi is one of the first lodges to be built in Balule Game Reserve. It’s a true safari classic, offering traditional rondavel-style accommodation and hospitality that will warm your heart. 

Situated in an elevated position above the reserve, it flaunts sweeping views over the savannah and a busy waterhole, just yonder. This particular setting has mostly remained unchanged since its first few years, aside for a few room add-ons and modern amenities to improve your experience. It’s great as it is and most of its loyal guests will agree. 

It’s the type of Balule safari lodge where you’re addressed by name and a hot or cold beverage is always at hand when you most need it. There’s a pool, a bar, a main lounge and a viewing deck - pretty much everything you could need during your stay in the bush.  

There will always be time to enjoy these areas at camp (chatting with staff members and meeting other guests) but game drives and bush walks are at the top of the agenda at Mohlabetsi. The morning and evening game drives run like clockwork and are led by experienced tracker guides who know this reserve like the back of their hand. They’ll quickly track down a few of Balule’s most recognisable residents, whom they often introduce by name. 

Evenings at Mohlabetsi are well-spent by the campfire in the outdoor boma where hearty meals are served, glasses are topped up and stories are shared. 

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