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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Self Catering
Category: Child Friendly

Motivation for award: BushTime at Mabula is the ideal family getaway to create memories that will last a lifetime! With families in mind, BushTime has undergone some facility and offering upgrades. • Modjadji Camp offers fun for the entire family with a new 9-hole mini-golf course. The little ones can enjoy outdoor fun with a covered jumping pillow and a colourful jungle gym. The giant outdoor chess is sure to bring out the competitive side in both young and old. End the day with a swim in the sparkling pool while overlooking the wilderness. • Game Lodge offers a selection of active activities with tennis courts and a brand-new action sports court. Creating the perfect environment for action cricket, soccer, hockey and basketball. The new scooter track, jungle gym and play area are sure to keep the little ones busy for hours. BushTime offer guests a well-deserved break away from the concrete jungle. Enjoy the comforts you would expect in the beauty of the bush. Only a two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, the not so far safari will have you returning again and again. Depending on the time of year you visit, each safari experience can be unique. BushTime offers a wide variety of accommodation options throughout the year. This gives you the opportunity to select your favourite camp or time of the year. • If family fun is what you are looking for, we would recommend Modjadji Camp, focusing on the entire family. • Sunset Hill Camp is perfect for those looking for a more secluded environment. • If a more rugged bush experience is your thing, we would recommend Bush Lodge Camp. • For the city slickers wanting more of a lodge experience, Game Lodge will be the perfect setting.

Region: Limpopo / Waterberg

BushTime at Mabula


Situated at the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains in a private game reserve, is one of Africa’s hidden secrets. Whether taking a short break or a well-deserved holiday, BushTime at Mabula has it all. Situated at the foothills of the Waterberg mountains, within the 10 000 hectare Mabula Private Game Reserve, this bush resort offers prolific game which includes the “Big 5” and more than 300 recorded bird species.

The accommodation units are located in four separate camps each with its’ own unique setting. “Modjadji” has the bush and wide open plains, “Sunset Hill” has views forever and sunsets that only Africa can offer, while “Bush and Game Lodge” have magnificent views over the plains and distant hills. The chalets have been spaced to maximize privacy and enhance the feeling of being in the wild.

All the units are fully self-catering and range from one-bedroom chalets to six bedroom bush camps. A mere two hours drive from Johannesburg this malaria free Reserve will ensure that you leave feeling rejuvenated, with memories of quality time spent with family and friends, having experienced the wonders of the African bushveld.

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Anna-Mare Peach – 16.05.2022
We have been coming to Mabula since 1989. Our happy place to recharge our batteries

Dominique Buys – 14.05.2022
Mabula equals happy place, happy memories- time after time – absolutely beautiful place and wonderful staff.

Jennifer De Jager – 14.05.2022
An excellent place to enjoy a get away from the polluted town. A place to relax and enjoy the scenery, open air and be assisted by the friendly staff

Petria Smith – 13.05.2022
Bushtime at Mabula equals best times, every time

Renee Schoombee – 13.05.2022
Mabula is an absolute wildlife gem! Tops in every way

Gailene Mackay – 13.05.2022
Love Modjaji!

Gailene Mackay – 13.05.2022
Please send travel voucher!

Ann-Marie O’Connell – 13.05.2022
Always look forward to spending time at Mabula great friendly staff and fun always had on the game drives

Ann-Marie O’Connell – 13.05.2022
Always look forward to spending time at Mabula great friendly staff and fun always had on the game drives

Ursula van Wyk – 13.05.2022

Marita Joubert – 13.05.2022
Mabula game lodge

Antoinette Staunton – 13.05.2022
I vote for the most friendly wonderful Mabula lodge, Bela-Bela

Linda Daubermann – 13.05.2022
The most relaxing place.The staff are excellent

Luschka Engelbreg – 13.05.2022
BushTime at Mabula is one of the best places ever. Always friendly, kind, happy to help and very observant of their guest. It’s a warm welcome from the moment you walk in until a warm goodbye when you leave! I will definitely recommend

Lisette Wright – 13.05.2022
Mabula has repeatedly offered the best safari experience

Motley Michelle – 13.05.2022
Bushtime at Mabula for the win. Love it

Krystle Kemp – 13.04.2022
An incredible escape from the hustle and bustle of Joburg

D. Watson – 06.04.2022
The perfect bush escape and experience!

Noni Torrent – 15.03.2022
Great family memories at Mabula

Jennifer Brebnor – 14.03.2022
Absolutely love Mabula! Such a special place

Clough Catherine – 13.03.2022

Antoinette Staunton – 13.03.2022
Just love to go there. Quiet and peaceful. Well equipt self catering units. Clean staff arw very friendly.

Janette Baker – 13.03.2022
Sounds amazing would love to visit

Mashudu mukaswi – 11.03.2022
Would definitely want to come and experience the safari.

Portia – 11.03.2022
Safari is always good

Ndivhuwo Ndadza – 11.03.2022
Take me there

Vanessa Skinner – 11.03.2022
This is all one needs under an African sky.. The complete package to rejuvenate the soul. Animal viewing, bird spotting , the crackle of the fire at night, the starlit skies, what can be better than this.. Mabula, my go to place in an instant.

Fhatuwani Dobi – 10.03.2022
What a wonderful experience when I went to Mabula in 2018! Fantastic stimulating exhilarating! Wonderful set up and layout with so many leisure activities! Accommodation is top notch. I would definitely recommend any of my family, friends or corporate.

Dobi Mpho – 10.03.2022
All the best

Helena – 10.03.2022
Home away from home

Jane MacCona hie – 10.03.2022
The best place to chill out and see nature in all its glory

Laversha – 10.03.2022
Beautiful property. Perfect place to relax and unwind in the bushveld.

Tebogo Nkwe – 06.03.2022
I have amazing childhood memories of visiting Mabula lodge on many occasions

Jo-Ann Strong – 05.03.2022
Mabula is such a beautiful and eco-friendly place. You feel part of nature.

Onkgopotse – 05.03.2022
Mabula bush and game lodge is one of the best lodges in our town. I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for some time off but quality time in the the fields.

Antoinette Abrams – 03.03.2022
Very nice place

Ryno Erasmus – 03.03.2022
Best self catering property in the area.

Sharon vd heever – 02.03.2022
Excellent accommodation exceptional staff management and facilities with all you could want in a resort

Peach Anna Mare – 02.03.2022
Our happy place. Sunset hill

Thea Human – 02.03.2022
I love Mabula. The veld is managed properly. It is a beautiful place

Minette Du toit – 02.03.2022
Mabula is a well centred, family friendly, amazing getaway lodge. I wouldn’t recommend anything else.

Nicky Nicky – 01.03.2022
Most amazing place with friendly people

Alida Walker – 01.03.2022
Excellence, the absolute best at Mabula soul refreshing place. The perfect getaway, my happy place at Bushtime at Mabula

Liana Pretorius – 01.03.2022
Bushtime at Mabula – we refer to Mabula as our home away from home. Since 2015, our family’s first visit, we have returned yearly. Peaceful and tranquility, more then enough entertainment for the children. Highly recommended!

Gert Rossouw – 01.03.2022
Best place ever to visit. Neat clean and always friendly staff. Serine time in the bush to relax and get sole body and mind together

Genni – 01.03.2022
Mabula is an absolute Gem. When I leave I can’t wait to go back

Isaiah Banda – 01.03.2022
Best Self catering resort ever. You will live every moment you spend here.

Ina Hansen – 01.03.2022
The best place in the world

Debra Bartletr – 01.03.2022
Best holiday place ever

Jessica Turner – 01.03.2022
We have timeshare at bushtime at mabula and we absolutely love our yearly trips there, everything from the chalets to the game viewing and activities is incredible

Corinne Augostine – 01.03.2022
Beste plek om jou siel weer te vind

Madeleen calitz – 01.03.2022
It is relaxing and peaceful… everyone is a family at buch time mabula. There is a lot of activitys and people are having fun best place to be

Mel Eales – 01.03.2022
The best soul refreshing place My happy place A voucher would be gratefully accepted

Tessa Lourens – 01.03.2022
Excellence at its best.

Thea Janeke – 01.03.2022
We love it @ Mabula! Best place ever and lots of fun stuff to keep the kidz busy

Deon Janeke – 01.03.2022
We visited bushtime at Mabula several times. Its the best place in SA!!!!

Sue Herbert – 01.03.2022
The absolute best accommodation you can find with great staff and facilities.

Elzet Human – 01.03.2022
Bushtime at Mabula us absolutely amazung, attention to detail and guides are top notch

Ursula van Wyk – 01.03.2022
Friendly and helpful staff at Bushtime at Mabula and units are beautiful. Then off course game rangers are very informative and friendly. Bushtime at Mabula is an awesome place for a perfect getaway!

Luppnow Vaughn – 01.03.2022
Always enjoy our time at Sunset Hill

Karem – 01.03.2022
Slef catering units are beautiful and all the staff we have had the pleasure of dealing with was amazing. I love all of the activities they have and absolutely love the game drives. Awesome place

Zonika Kotze – 01.03.2022
Stunning place

Reina Liebenberg – 01.03.2022
Ons of my favorite holiday destinations in the world!

Helena Alves – 01.03.2022
Near to Johannesburg Malaria free area beautiful well kept A Zen place with lots of things to do or nothing Your choice

Joanne Bone – 01.03.2022
Great place to unwind. Love it.

Kallie Engelbreg – 01.03.2022
Best family holiday ever. Lots to do for the little ones and nature scenes that goes on for ever.

Charl Eksteen – 01.03.2022
One of the best big five places to visit close to Gauteng.

Nkosinathi Moyo – 01.03.2022
it will be a great experience for me to visit this place

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