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WATERBERG - Safari Plains at Mabula

Relax in tranquility at the Big5 Safari Plains within the majestic Waterberg mountain range, a comfortable drive from Gauteng. 20 Classic safari-style tents equipped with a bath, shower, air-con & full-stocked mini-bar. This is a family friendly safari with 4x4 vehicle daily activities included in the rates and at additional costs: hot air balloon safaris, horseback safaris, quad biking adventures and guided bush walks among others. Children of all ages are welcome – please contact us for rates.

Per night from: 

R2,601per person sharing

This package includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals & selected beverages (alcoholic beverages only available from 12)
  • Two safari activities per day
This package excludes:
  • Travel Insurance, conservation fees (ZAR 245 per vehicle)
  • Premium beverages
  • Items of a personal nature

Safari Plains at Mabula

Waterberg, South Africa


About Safari Plains

Safari Plains combines the elements of a great safari with great hospitality. Here giuests can enjoy a luxurious setting with a sophisticated ambience in a magnificent bushveld setting.

Where is Safari Plains?

Safari Plains lies within The Greater Mabula Game Reserve in the magnificent Waterberg Mountains of the Limpopo Province,


Facilities at Safari Plains

  • Twenty exquisite tented suites are set within the natural, indigenous bushveld of the Waterberg. He tents all have different layouts but all offer comfort and an opulent ambience with private timber wrap–around decks.
    Safari Tents:  8 double - 6 Family
    Bathrooms include sunken baths, separate showers, and private toilet facilities.
  • Enjoy a fully–stocked mini bar fridge, with tea and coffee facilities.
  • Air conditioning throughout the space ensures that guests can enjoy year-round temperature controlled tented accommodation.
  • The six luxury tents offer a larger main area and a private sala, for bush watching and lounging on a lazy afternoon
    Luxury Tents: 2 double - 4 Family
  • The family friendly luxury tents offer a second bedroom with two twin beds.


Activities at Safari Plains

  • The Greater Mabula Game Reserve provides optimum conditions for an astonishing range of large mammal species including the Big Five in addition to other predators such as Brown Hyena and Jackal and Cheetah. There is an impressive variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok and Blesbok.
  • Enjoy twice daily game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicle safaris to explore the one hundred and twenty square kilometres of the big five private game reserve.
  • In addition guests may also choose from a wide array of  other activities such as
  • Hot air balloon safaris,
  • Horseback safaris,
  • Quad biking adventures
  • Guided bush walks. (must be pre-booked)
  • Bush dinners
  • High tea
  • Romantic dinners on your private deck on request
  • Pool
  • Golf
  • Safari Spa


Child Policy

0 – 5 years of age:
Complimentary when sharing with two full paying adults in a family room. Not permitted on the standard safari. A kiddies bumble is offered in the morning after breakfast.
6 – 18 years of age:
Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults in a family room. Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult. Permitted on safari at management discretion and subject to availability of seats on the vehicles.
3rd & 4th Person Sharing:
Applicable only to the Family Tents, charged at the applicable rates.

Child minding can be arranged at additional cost

Getting to Safari Plains at Mabula

Self drive 
Johannesburg (OR Tambo) to Mabula approximately 2 hours 45 minutes
A conservation fee of R 245.00 per vehicle per stay is payable directly at reception and is applicable to all guests arriving at the lodge in either a private vehicle or with a transfer vehicle.
A private transfer can arranged for guests not wanting to self drive