Self Catering with big 5 Game drives included
Nyala Safari Lodge is situated in the Mohlabetsi Conservancy in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The lodge offers self catering accommodation, including 2 game drives or a game drive and guided bush walk per day with an accredited and fully qualified Ranger.
The lodge is on the banks of the Mohlabetsi River (meaning "sweet waters"). The 5 large thatched rondavels accommodating single groups from 2 to 14 guests in total. The rondavels at Nyala Safari Lodge are graciously decorated, each comprising an en-suite bathroom. A modern central kitchen - that is fully equipped - and an indoor dining area for the self-catering enthusiasts. A small swimming pool surrounded by green lawn and shady trees.
The fully serviced self catering lodge provides an extraordinary adventure for nature lovers, where a tastefully decorated lounge area outside - under the thatch - overlooks the seasonal river bed and water-hole. An elevated wooden deck provides restful game viewing in the shade of the large Weeping Boer-bean overlooking the river bed and water-hole.
Dining takes place in the “Boma” where the peaceful outdoors assist in relaxing the soul. Meals may be prepared in the kitchen or over the fire in the “Boma”. Our staff will assist you getting the wooden fire started. The experience of Nyala will be etched in your memory forever.
Our self-catering package includes the accommodation, use of all facilities, 2 game drives or a game drive and guided bushwalk per day. Our Rangers are accredited and fully qualified and thus ensure that the Guests receive excellent, informative, as well as highly entertaining game drives. All aspects of the Fauna & Flora found in the Reserve is covered in great detail to complete the Safari Experience
Our attention to detail doesn't go un-noticed as Guests always leave with the memory of an unforgettable experience. Conservation and the Environment top our priority list and we are always trying our utmost to stimulate and educate our Guests in this regard.
Nyala Lodge is equipped with 5 luxury comfort thatched rondavels each beautifully appointed with ethic furnishings, draped in romantic fabrics that bring about an atmosphere that is truly African.
The beds are covered in subtle Percale cotton sheeting and finished with ultra luxurious duvets, giving guests luxurious comfort. Overhead fans whisper gently to keep the pure African air circulating evenly in the room. Generous bath sheets are provided in the en-suite bathrooms.
Nyala Safari Lodge in the Mohlabetsi Conservancy is a place where time stops and life begins. Located on the western boundary of the Klaserie Game Reserve, the reserve has two non-perennial rivers meandering through the area and draws a diversity of wildlife and birds. White Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Cheetah, and other African animals can be discovered during the morning and evening safari activities on an open safari vehicles.
The reserve is situated in one of Africa's most treasured and prolific wildlife regions. It is located on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. Mohlabetsi offers you an encounter with the African Bushveld in your own way and in your own time. The riverine habitat, open grasslands, mixed woodland and many vantage points and game hides ensure the opportunity of seeing a diversity of bird and wildlife. Guides will plan game activities/drives according to guests' requirements
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At Nyala an exceptional world of wildlife will be opened up to all your senses
Nyala Safari Lodge is a place where time seems to stop. The reserve has two non-perennial rivers meandering through the area and draws a diversity of wildlife and birds. White Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Eland, Nyala and other game can be discovered from open vehicles.
The reserve is situated in one of Africa's most treasured and prolific wildlife regions. It is located on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. Nyala offers you an encounter with the African bushveld in your own way and in your own time. The riverine habitat, open grasslands and mixed woodland equipped with many vantage points and game hides ensure the opportunity to see a diversity of bird and wildlife. Rangers will plan walks and game drives according to guests' requirements.
The reserve has a number of superb vantage points with magnificent views of the Drakensberg Mountains and the surrounding bushveld.
Nyala's convenient location allow for a variety of other activities.
For a list of additional activities and day excursions contact our reservation office for assistance.
Winter Months: Shorts and long trousers, shirts, walking shoes, sandals, warm jacket/windbreaker, tracksuit, sunhat, wooly hat, warm winter jumper, warm sleepwear
Summer months: At least one pair of long trousers, shorts, walking shoes, shirts, sandals, light rainoat, windbreaker, sunhat, swimming costume
These items will add pleasure to your stay: Malaria tablets, medication for allergies such as hay fever and asthma, small sewing kit, sunscreen lotion, camera and enough film and extra batteries, pen & paper, small backpack, binoculars, flashlight
Temperatures and seasons
Any time of the year is a good time to visit Nyala.
Spring and Summer are our rainy seasons and the bush is lush and green. Many animals give birth at this time of year and summer-visiting migrant bird species can also be seen.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ( range from) :
SPRING ( September to November)
SUMMER ( December to February)
Autumn and Winter are dry; the bush is less dense and animals visit the waterhole in the river bed in front of the camp more often due to the lack of water.
AUTUMN ( March to May )
WINTER ( June to August)
How to get to us
Airports: Eastgate (Hoedspruit), Nelspruit (MQP) and Phalaborwa in close proximity with daily scheduled flights to/from Johannesburg . There is also a daily scheduled flight between Cape Town and Nelspruit (MQP) . Chartered and private flights can land on our airstrip, which is grassed and well maintained.
Road Transfers/shuttle service:
We offer a shuttle service between the airports and the lodge as well as from Johannesburg International airport.
Car rental: Ask us for a quotation on car rental if you would prefer to self-drive.
Directions: Detailed driving instructions will be sent to you upon confirmation of your booking. We use the Jejane gate to enter the Mohlabetsi Concervancy. Gates are open 24 hours. Entrance fee is R55 per vehicle and payable at the camp
ARRIVAL at the lodge should be scheduled between 13H00-15H00 to be in time for the afternoon game drive. On the day of your departure it will be appreciated if you vacate your room before 11:00.
Exclusive use of the lodge for up to 10 persons from R6900 per night
Less than 6 persons @ R690 per person per night
PLEASE NOTE: if you pay per person rate and the camp is not full we may add extra clients in which case we will always do our best to accommodate your requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: the game viewing vehicle can only accommodate 10 persons per game drive.
We are happy to add an additional vehicle and guide @ R1200 per day. The alternative is to do what most other guests usually prefer. Some would stay behind and prepare breakfast while the rest are out on the game drive and for the evening game drive another couple of people stay behind looking after dinner while the rest join the afternoon/evening game drive.
The rate is inclusive of accommodation, full use of all lodge facilities, tea & coffee, 2 game drives (morning and evening)
Morning drive would go out around 6:00/6:30 for about 3 hours and evening drive around 16:00 for 2.5 to 3 hours. Gideon who will be your guide will confirm the game drive times with you on arrival.
KINDLY NOTE that children 2 to 12yrs are welcome to join us on our game drives, however; these drives will not be allowed within 50 meters of a big five sighting, however this is at the discretion of the ranger at the time of the sighting. This arrangement is for the safety of the children as well as for the rest of the people on the game drive vehicle.
Small children must remain quiet on drives so as to not inconvenience other guests and other game drives. Unruly behavior will result in the game drive returning to the lodge and continuing without these children / guests.
More than just another standard big 5 lodge approach