Tony and Alma extend a warm and inviting welcome to their tranquil and hospitable oasis nestled in the heart of the African bush. Located within the expansive Balule Nature Reserve, a prized gem in the western sector of the Greater Kruger National Park, their lodge offers a remarkable opportunity to experience Africa’s natural wonders at their finest.
The Balule Nature Reserve boasts a diverse range of fauna and flora, including the renowned “Big 5” – elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, and buffaloes. Tony and Alma’s Lodge provides a front-row seat to this rich tapestry of wildlife, ensuring that guests create indelible memories of Africa’s astounding biodiversity.
At Mohlabetsi, nature’s rhythms set the stage for the animals’ movements, and guests have the privilege of being close witnesses to these captivating activities. The two lodges seamlessly blend into the bush environment, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the African Spirit.
Safari experiences are expertly curated with specially modified Landrovers that guarantee comfortable game drives and close encounters with big games. For those seeking a more intimate exploration, foot safaris unveil the world of smaller creatures inhabiting this remarkable ecosystem. With vast areas to traverse across multiple ecosystems, guests can relish peaceful and uncrowded safaris.
Mohlabetsi is easily accessible via road or daily flights from Johannesburg, ensuring that your journey to this enchanting retreat is as convenient as it is unforgettable. Here, in the embrace of nature, Tony and Alma promise an experience that will leave you with enduring memories of Africa’s spectacular wildlife.
The Safari Lodge
The Safari Lodge is an intimate retreat with six thatched ethnic rondavels, each uniquely decorated in an African theme. Guests can enjoy al fresco showers with a view of the bush and insect-proofed rondavels with overhead fans for comfort. The lodge features a sparkling swimming pool and an outdoor lapa overlooking a waterhole.
Evenings come alive with traditional African songs and dance, followed by romantic dinners under the stars or by a roaring log fire in the cooler months. Meals celebrate African heritage with fresh, regional ingredients. Breakfasts and lunches are served in various locations, highlighting local flavours. The Safari Lodge offers an immersive and culturally rich African experience, connecting guests with the beauty of the bush and its heritage.
The Lodge is conveniently located as a central base for exploring the area. It can be easily reached, just 7km off the paved R40 road, slightly north of Hoedspruit. It is situated on the route to or from the Panorama Route and the Blyde River Canyon, via the Abel Erasmus Pass. Additionally, the Lodge is in close proximity to Kruger Park, with both Orpen and Phalaborwa Gates approximately 80km away, making it an ideal starting point for adventures in the region.