Guests per Safari Vehicle
Mdluli Safari Lodge is a tale of the wonder and beauty of the Kruger National Park, the authentic charm of Siswati tradition, and a deep-rooted commitment to conservation. The lodge is located inside the south-western region of the Kruger National Park, a 5-hour drive from Gauteng and accessible via a private road from Numbi Gate.
Each area of the lodge is intentionally positioned to maximize views into the Park, creating a feeling of always being connected to the beauty and serenity of the natural surroundings. The main area offers guests a bar, restaurant, deck and infinity swimming pool, each looking out across the Park and the adjacent riverbed.
Accommodation includes 50 modern, contemporary designed luxury tents which can comfortably sleep a family of four and are wheelchair friendly. The tents feature air conditioning, lounge areas, indoor and outdoor showers, mini-bar fridges with complimentary still & sparkling water, private patios and a golf cart shuttle to/from your tent to the main lodge. The lodge is fully fenced, with the fences monitored 24/7 through an external control centre, allowing guests to move freely and safely throughout the lodge.
Whether you prefer to venture into the Park on a self-drive option, an accompanied Big Five bush walk, or to embrace its beauty from the comfort of a raised game viewing vehicle, Mdluli Safari Lodge offers you an experience unlike any other. Feel free to engage with the experienced guides, they are sure to keep you entertained with exceptional knowledge on the Kruger National Park as well as stories about their past experiences, all whilst tracking magnificent animals. There is nothing quite like the youthful curiosity of this magical place. At Mdluli Safari Lodge they look to inspire young minds and educate them on the importance of conservation and our natural surroundings through the Mdluli Explorers kids programme.
With a variety of beautiful settings in which to dine Mdluli Safari Lodge has reinvented the experience of safari dining. After a morning game drive or bush walk, make your way back to the lodge to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast or lunch and a selection of drinks from the Terrace restaurant located next to the swimming pool. The lodge has ensured that after a long day your evening dining is as special by offering you the chance to choose between an experiential dinner within the traditional open-air boma, a culmination of a social, relaxed yet authentic African feast aside the fire, under the stars. Should you seek a contemporary dining experience you have the option to dine inside the restaurant with dinner buffets or mouth-watering ala cartè. They have also carefully curated a wine selection that showcases a wide variety of proudly South African wines as well as the finest international wines, just for you.
Mdluli specializes in personalised conferencing arrangements for smaller groups of up to 40 delegates or full lodge capacity, of up to 100 guests (50 persons sharing). They have several areas within the lodge that cater to indoor & outdoor activities for delegates.
Mdluli Safari Lodge is a sustainable tourism initiative, and a proud partner with the local Mdluli Community, who receive direct and indirect socio-economic benefits.
Bounded by the Crocodile River in the south and the Sabie River in the north, the southern region is also host to the jagged ridge of the Lebombo Mountains along the border with Mozambique, and the highest point in the park, Khandzalive, in the southwestern corner - almost in counterpoint to Pretoriuskop that lies in the west of the southern region of the Kruger National Park.
The valleys are home to trees rarely found in other parts of the Kruger park, such as the Cape chestnut, coral tree and lavender fever-berry; and granite lies beneath most of the region, producing distinctive smoothed koppies at irregular intervals, which are typically surrounded by rock figs and form ideal locations for rock dassies or hyrax, baboon and klipspringer, not to mention the odd leopard.
This is the region where you’re almost sure of seeing a white rhino as most of them occur here, particularly around Pretoriuskop, Mbyamiti River and south of Lower Sabie. On the whole, there is more game purported to exist in the southern part of the park, so if you don’t make it to the northern reaches of the Kruger National Park, you won’t miss out. This part of the Kruger Park is to some extent shrouded in history.
Around Pretoriuskop, known for its profusion of trees, is Ship Mountain, its hull-shape the site of an old wagon trail that crosses a stream marking the birthplace of Jock of the Bushveld. The combretum woodlands, also part of this region, attract reasonable herds of kudu, impala, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, white rhino and elephant, and the scarcity of lion in this part of the park, makes way for the cheetah and wild dog.
All ages welcome
50 Luxury Tents
All ages welcome
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA, Nelspruit)
1.5 hours from Nelspruit Airport (KMIA)
18 minutes from Hazyview
5 hours from Johannesburg
Mdluli Safari Lodge, Numbi Gate Road, Hazyview, South Africa
All ages welcome