Just a two-hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport, Mmakuba Lodge offers a family-friendly, malaria-free safari experience


African chic in the Mmakuba Lodge design

Surrounded by more than 600 hectares of bird-filled indigenous trees, 17 well-appointed, distinctive chalets, including a romantic honeymoon suite, provide single, double, or family accommodation. Furnished in the African baroque vernacular, each has an en-suite bath or shower, mini bar fridge, and coffee/tea making facilities.

Chalets open onto private sun decks for full wilderness immersion

Designed with midday siestas in mind, all chalets open onto private sun decks with spectacular mountain views for quiet contemplation, nature gazing, or sun bathing under cobalt-blue skies amid birdsong surround sound and the sense of at oneness with nature.

Who gnu about this Limpopo paradise?

Situated on the Rietbokspruit game farm on the outskirts of Mookgophong (Naboomspruit) in Limpopo, Mmakuba Lodge offers sweeping views of the Waterberg range, including Hangklip, one of South Africa’s few remaining areas of afro-montane forest.

Lounging area at Mmakuba Lodge

Mmakuba’s afro-chic restaurant, pool, and bush bar area all serve to create a romantic idyll and space for relaxation.

Mmakuba is heaven for nature lovers

Ideal for strategic corporate breakaway sessions and teambuilding involving wildlife activities or nature conservation, owner-run Mmakuba Lodge can accommodate 40 people sharing.

Mmakuba’s floor-to-ceiling glass doors bring in the views

Think ‘potjies’ around a crackling fire or braais in the boma under the stars for easy cameraderie. Delicious traditional African meals are also served in the restaurant.

Like the Mmakuba guests, zebra and giraffe can relax with no predators

A paradise for nature lovers, bird watchers, or anyone seeking quality R&R in the wilderness, the Mmakuba owners and management team are restoring and rehabilitating the surrounding reserve with game breeding innovations to re-establish the wildlife species that once roamed this world heritage biosphere.

Thanks to the absence of predators, the abundant existing antelope species including Springbok and Swartwildebeest, zebra and giraffe are relaxed.

You’re likely to encounter Vervet monkeys, genets, and warthog too.

When you’re not chilling out under cobalt-blue skies in the heat of the shimmering sun on the comfortable wooden deck area cocooned by nature, you’ll can enjoy a game drive, wilderness walks, hiking or a spot of fishing.

Dappled stone pathways lead guests to communal areas at Mmakuba Lodge

Come and enjoy a traditional bush lodge experience where personal service and pampering is the name of the game. And along with the unmatched tranquillity of your wild surroundings a 24-hour guard patrol will safeguard your stay in malaria-free Limpopo.