THE NAAMSA REPORT
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touch of authentic luxury. From splendid honeymoon suits to spacious family rooms, all living spaces showcase simple, clean, and elegant designs, with both natural and bold colours accentuating the African feel of the lodge’s environment.
HYUNDAI GRAND i10 TO MABULA GAME LODGE
REVIVING BODY & SOUL
As we left Pretoria behind rather late in the day, Friday traffic out of the city proved more challenging than expected, so our arrival at Mabula was delayed, and we missed the last game drive of the day.
Although somewhat disappointed, we decided to settle into our Family Room before taking sundowners at the delightfully appointed Legothla Bar. Of course, arriving late has its perks, as we could sit down to a relaxing dinner in the Ko Bojelong restaurant before the evening’s game drive arrived back at the lodge.
With its new cold wells, the main restaurant at Mabula was an unsuspected delight, with a buffet offering of traditional South African favourites including a carvery, delectable Indian dishes, and an array of cheeses, crackers and desserts.
Other dining venues scattered around the property include the Terrace and Ndlovu Boma.
Surrounded by towering Baobab trees, chirping birds and a tranquil waterfall, the Terrace is the ideal place for an outdoor breakfast, or a spot of afternoon tea and treats.
The boma, an all-time favourite with guests, creates a festive ambience and a dining experience like no other. On our second and last evening at Mabula, we enjoyed dinner under the African sky, with stars jotted across a canvas of black, while the crackling fire and traditional dancing kept the party going into the night.
Other amenities include the Mabula Game Lodge spa that offers a variety of exclusive treatments – I enjoyed a soothing back and neck massage– under the expert hand of the experienced therapist on duty. Children are also well catered for, as kids can try their hand at tennis or enjoy a little fun in the sun at the pool. Mabula Game Lodge offers a playroom called Cubz Club for the younger adventurers, where kids can be occupied for hours on end.
With an abundance of wildlife and splendid scenery, we felt at home in the heart of Africa while visiting this majestic part of the country. Apart from Mabula’s other experiences – game drives offer guests the opportunity to look out for four of the Big Five either at sunrise, or sunset.
While busying ourselves with the hustle of our everyday existence, it is easy to overlook the many natural gems and authentically South African experiences that are quite literally on our doorstep.
Mabula Game Lodge proved to us that a bush breakaway is more manageable, and more affordable than we may believe, while the Hyundai Grand i10 that took us safely there and back without a hitch, proved that you don’t need a big car to enjoy an African safari, a little car with a big heart will do just fine.