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Mbazo Safari Lodge is located within the boundaries of Pilanesberg National Park and Black Rhino Game Reserve. It offers a luxurious safari experience that honours Africa’s creative spirit by incorporating the region’s art, cuisine, and people into every aspect of the Mbazo hospitality experience.
Furthermore, the Mbazo family is committed to supporting regional producers by utilising handcrafted services, linen, and packaging made by skilled artisans, as well as hand-harvested wild products.
The lodge strives to provide its guests with a culinary experience that rivals the sense of discovery and exploration they get on a game drive. Mbazo’s dedicated and experienced culinary team serves guests cuisines that guarantee a great gastronomic experience, as well as a selection of top Cape wines.
The nearby Mankwa Dam is worth seeing, and a hot-air balloon safari over the Pilanesberg and a round of golf at Sun City’s championship course are just two of the activities available from the lodge.
The Black Rhino Game Reserve is located in the northwestern corner of the Pilanesberg National Park and has its own privately guarded entrance on the western boundary.
However, because no fences are separating the two areas, wildlife can freely move between them.
The lodge has five distinct rooms, each of which provides guests with everything they need for a memorable stay, including two daily game drives. Mbazo’s success can be attributed to a vision that prioritises not only the guests but also the land, wildlife, and people of Africa.
The owners entered the hospitality industry over four decades ago intending to pursue a life at the crossroads of food, art, and business. Their perspectives and experiences are the only things that have changed over time, with their goal remaining the same as it always has been: to thrill, inspire, and be inspired.
Mbazo was founded to provide those living in abject poverty with employment opportunities, training, and hope. Each new Mbazo discovery comes with the assurance that it will respect the spirit and essence of what mother nature has to offer.
All of the products, including services, linen, and packaging, are handcrafted by skilled artisans. People who live in rural areas of Southern Africa, where economic opportunities are scarce, hand-harvest the wild ingredients used in many products.
The lodge has five luxurious chalets, each of which has a design that is both modern and traditional, and each of the chalets is large enough to accommodate two guests at a time. Each of the chalets is outfitted with king-sized beds, a shady terrace that is elevated to make the most of the views of the surrounding vegetation, an attached bathroom with a freestanding bath as well as an outdoor shower, and a fully stocked minibar.
In addition, each of the chalets is situated in a way that allows guests to make the most of the views of the surrounding vegetation.
One of the five suites offers the possibility of a separate children’s room and can sleep up to four people and comes equipped with its own private bathroom (with an outdoor shower). Because this room is situated in a location that is distinct from the master bedroom, it enables the children as well as the parents to have their very own private space.
The Mbazo Safari Lodge is an uncomplicated extension of the natural environment that surrounds it; it is verdant, unaltered, and undeniably breathtaking.
The suites might give the impression that they are “earthy,” but in reality, they are located quite high up. Every one of the rooms has a veranda with some shade for the guests to sit out on, and it also has all of the contemporary conveniences that one could want.
The five log cabins have been updated to reflect a contemporary aesthetic while retaining an “Out of Africa” ambience.
Mbazo Lodge’s five suites feature King Sized Beds and bathrooms with a freestanding bath and outdoor shower. They are fully equipped with air conditioning and other in-room amenities such as a telephone, hairdryers, and a safe.
Each room has a fridge, a fully stocked bar, and free superfast uncapped Wi-Fi.
In-room spa and beauty treatments are provided by expert wellness therapists, and there is a serviced guest pool with loungers and towels.
Gourmet dining, breakfasts, lunches, and afternoon tea are all available to guests. The Viewing Terrace is frequently used for dinner.
Guests can admire and purchase wonderful souvenirs, art, clothing, and everyday necessities at the Mbazo Gallery.
The general facilities provided can be summarised as follows:
- Bar / Lounge
- Secured parking
- Free Parking
- Free airport shuttle
- Laundry service
- Room service
Everyone is welcome to Mbazo Lodge since it is quite suitable for guests with disabilities and wheelchair access where necessary.
Mbazo Lodge is prepared to provide an unforgettable safari experience.
Mbazo Safari is at the top of many people’s lists of must-do activities because it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will provide you, your significant other, and your friends with memories that will last a lifetime.
There is no better way to mark any special occasion than to celebrate it here.
The staff will make it everything you want it to be, and more. Private dinners, private lodging, bespoke experiences, and leisure activities may be included. Everything else will be taken care of; all you have to do is pack your bags and send out invitations.
There are only five full-service rooms on this 2 100-hectare privately managed reserve, so guests can expect a highly personalised safari experience. It’s humbling to be out here by yourself, exploring the vast environment of mountains, grasslands, and the Pilanesberg crater.
You’ll have the chance to interact with some of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife up close and personal.
During game drives in open safari vehicles, close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo are possible. A plethora of game, including rare species such as wild dogs and cheetahs, can be seen apart from the Big 5.
A hot air balloon ride over Pilanesberg National Park is a meditative experience. There will be no turbulence, and the only sound will be the burner occasionally firing.
Exploring the bush on foot will provide a more intense experience in many ways.
Spas are a common amenity in luxury safari lodges. You can spend your afternoons being pampered in a beautiful setting with beautiful views.
Quad Bikes – A quad bike is a great way to get around in rough terrain. Quad bike tours are led by knowledgeable guides and are suitable for even inexperienced riders.
Archery – Try out this ancient sport. Archery is a sport that requires accuracy and focus. The guides will show you how to maximise the power of the bow.
Birding Safaris – To believe the diversity of birdlife in Southern Africa, you must see it for yourself. Bring binoculars and a camera to see some of the over 300 bird species found in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
Photographic Safaris – In terms of popularity, wildlife photography has long surpassed game hunting. Not only are the rangers and guides knowledgeable about the fauna and flora, but they are also avid photographers who are always eager to assist you in capturing the perfect shot.
While game drives and bush walks are not always suitable for young children, many lodges have playgrounds or educational activities designed specifically for them. Young safari enthusiasts will learn about the fauna and flora of Southern Africa in a fun way.
The listed prices include not only lodging but also a full board and two game drives per day as part of the overall package.
When we talk about the full board, we’re referring to all of our meals, as well as an assortment of hot beverages, soft drinks, a selection of alcoholic beverages (beers, wines, and spirits), and complimentary beverages and snacks during our game drives.
Prices do not include tips, premium beers, wines, or spirits; purchases made at the Mbazo boutique; additional activities; guided bush walks; park fees; transfers; or spa treatments.
When making a reservation for the weekend, a minimum stay of two nights is required.
Children of all ages are welcome. Children aged 0 – 5 years stay free of charge when sharing with 2 full-paying adults and children aged 6 – 11 years pay 50% of the per person sharing rate when sharing with 2 full-paying adults. Children 12 years and older pay the full adult rate and need to occupy a separate room.
A private vehicle must be booked at an additional cost for game drives with children aged 6 – 11 years.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Best Time to Visit Mbazo Lodge?
The animals in Pilanesberg National Park are non-migratory, but a safari experience is different each time of the year. The optimal time to go birdwatching is from October to April.
Can the Whole Mbazo Lodge be Booked?
Yes, a guest can book the lodge as a couple, family or large flock, up to 10 people.
Is Mbazo Lodge Family Friendly?
The resort welcomes guests of all ages and there is an Eco Garden’s children’s amusement and education area.
Is Mbazo Lodge easily accessible?
Yes, Mbazo Lodge is located close enough to South Africa’s busiest airport – less than 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.
What is the minimum stay policy at Mbazo Lodge?
The minimum stay policy requires a two night stay over weekends and one night in midweek.