Guests per Safari Vehicle
Mbazo Safari Lodge, perfectly situated in the Big 5, Black Rhino Game Reserve within the Pilanesberg National Park, is an oasis of luxury, wildlife, and adventure. In a machine-made world, we are continuously exposed to many harmful and unseen elements, therefore, making it all the more important to take care of ourselves. Mbazo Safari Lodge is the perfect getaway, to escape the monotony of everyday life and it is just 2-hours away from Johannesburg.
The focus of this lodge is to promote and protect the surrounding wildlife and landscape whilst providing a luxurious and rejuvenating space to kick back and relax. There are five two-sleeper chalets boasting a modern elegance that perfectly capture the elements of Africa. These chalets offer a king-sized bed, a fully-stocked minibar, a freestanding bath, en-suite and outdoor showers, and a shaded veranda elevated to take advantage of the magnificent bush views.
Mbazo Safari Lodge is a simple extension of the natural environment that surrounds it — lush, organic, and undeniably gorgeous. One of the five suites features a separate children's room with its own en-suite bathroom (including an outdoor shower). This area is divided from the main bedroom, providing parents (and children) with their own space. The Family Suite includes a children's en-suite bedroom — just like home, but better! The lodge welcomes guests of all ages.
Dining goes hand-in-hand with your safari experience and at Mbazo you are treated with a Gourmet Big Five Feast. Enjoy the Safari halt, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a dinner to remember. Dinner is completely elevated when coupled with top Cape Wines.
Mbazo Safari Lodge offers a space of healing. Situated in a tranquil hideaway surrounded by boundless greenery of the Pilanesberg Crater, this is the perfect base from which to rejuvenate your mind, body and, soul. Enjoy in-suite spa therapies where you can keep the doors open in perfect seclusion, enabling the soundtrack of birdsong to stream in. Enjoy a first-class safari with an experienced guide who boasts extensive knowledge about the Pilanesberg National Park. Explore the volcano that should've erupted, but didn't! The Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex is a truly rare experience.
The Black Rhino Game Reserve is a private concession situated within the malaria-free greater Pilanesberg National Park (55 000ha). The park, encircled by the hills of a volcanic ring-dyke complex and containing both Kalahari and Lowveld biomes, is a wilderness, Eden. Nearly all animal species endemic to Southern Africa are to be found here.
The development of the park is considered one of the most ambitious projects of its kind anywhere in the world. It began with Operation Genesis in 1979, which game-fenced the area and reintroduced long-vanished wildlife. Today, Pilanesberg is home to over 7 000 animals – including all of the Big Five, 25 other mammal species, 350-plus kinds of birds, and innumerable reptile and insect species.
As a guest of Mbazo Safari Lodge, you are assured a private – and unique – safari experience, with the rare opportunity to possibly see the unique black rhino. The lodge has traversing access to the entire Pilanesberg National Park, including the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the park’s limited-access Wilderness Area – established for the protection and breeding of this critically endangered animal, threatened by poaching.
Other successful park conservation initiatives are the Brown Hyena Project and Cheetah Project. The brown hyena is classified near threatened and is at risk due to the mistaken belief that they are harmful to livestock. The cheetah is currently classified vulnerable – though there is call for its reclassification as endangered – and is under threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict.
All ages welcome
All ages welcome
12+ welcome on game drives
Bumble Bee drive available for children under the age of 12
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International
2-hour and 30-minute drive from Johannesburg
Mbazo Safari Lodge, South Africa
All ages welcome