Within the boundaries of Pilanesberg National Park and Black Rhino Game Reserve is where you’ll find Mbazo Safari Lodge. It provides guests with a luxurious safari experience that honours the creative spirit of Africa by infusing the region’s art, cuisine, and people into every facet of the Mbazo hospitality experience.
In addition, the Mbazo family is committed to supporting regional producers by utilising hand-made services, linen, and packaging created by skilled artisans, as well as wild products that have been hand-harvested.
The lodge tries to provide its visitors with a culinary experience that is on par with the sense of discovery and exploration they feel when they are on a game drive. Mbazo’s dedicated and experienced culinary crew treats guests to cuisines that ensure a great gastronomic experience, along with a variety of top Cape wines.
Nearby Mankwa Dam is worth seeing while a safari in a hot-air balloon over the Pilanesberg and a round of golf at Sun City’s championship course are but two attractions that can be enjoyed from the lodge
The Black Rhino Game Reserve, in which Mbazo Safaris Lodge is situated, contributes another ‘corner’ to the expansive Pilanesberg National Park. It sits on the north western edge of the Pilanesberg National Park, and it has its own private guarded entrance on the western boundary.
However, there are no fences between the two regions, so the wildlife is free to move around in both of them.
The lodge offers five separate rooms, each of which provides guests with everything they require to have a fantastic stay, including two game drives each day. Mbazo’s success may be attributed to a dream that places not only the guests but also the land, wildlife, and people of Africa at the centre of the enterprise.
Over four decades ago, the owners entered the hospitality industry with the goal of pursuing a life at the crossroads of the worlds of food, art, and business. Their perspectives and experiences are the only things that have evolved over this time with their goal still the same as it has always been, which is to thrill, to inspire, and to be inspired.
Mbazo was founded for the purpose of giving those who were living in abject destitution access to employment opportunities, training, and hope. Each new Mbazo discovery is seasoned with the assurance that they will honour the spirit and essence of what mother nature has to offer.
Products, including services, linen, and packaging, are all hand-made by skilled artisans. People who live in rural regions of Southern Africa, where economic possibilities are nearly non-existent, hand-harvest the wild ingredients that are used in many products.
Each of the five luxurious chalets at the lodge features a contemporary yet traditional design, and they are large enough to accommodate up to two guests. Each of the chalets comes furnished with king-sized beds, a shady terrace that is elevated to make the most of the views of the surrounding vegetation, an attached bathroom with a freestanding bath, as well as an outdoor shower, and a fully stocked minibar.
One of the five suites features the possibility of a separate children’s room equipped with its own private bathroom (with an outdoor shower), and it can sleep up to four people. This space is separated from the main bedroom, so both the parents and the children have their own secluded nook to call their own.
The Mbazo Safari Lodge is a straightforward extension of the natural environment that encompasses it; it is verdant, natural, and undoubtedly stunning.
Suites may give the impression of being “earthy,” but they are in fact quite elevated. Each of the accommodations comes with a shady veranda for the enjoyment of the visitors and features all of the modern conveniences.
The five chalets are decorated in a modern style that maintains an “Out of Africa” vibe.
The five suites at Mbazo Lodge sport King Sized Beds and bathrooms with a freestanding bath and outdoor shower. They are fully fitted, with air-conditioning and other in-Room facilities that include a telephone, hairdryers and safe.
Each room contains a fridge, fully stocked bar and free superfast uncapped Wi-Fi is available.
Expert wellness therapists provide in-room spa and beauty treatments and there is a serviced guest pool with loungers and towels.
Guests can look forward to gourmet dining, breakfasts, lunches and tea in the afternoon. Dinner is often served on the Viewing Terrace.
At the Mbazo Gallery guests can admire and buy wonderful souvenirs, art, apparel, and everyday necessities.
General facilities provided can be summarised as follows:
- Bar / Lounge
- Secured parking
- Free parking
- Free airport shuttle
- Laundry service
- Room service
Everyone is welcome to Mbazo Lodge, since it is quite suitable for guests with disabilities and wheelchair access where necessary.
Mbazo Lodge is ready to offer an unforgettable safari experience that comes once in a lifetime.
Mbazo Safari is at the very top of many people’s list of must-do activities because it is a once-in-a-lifetime trip that will provide you, your significant other, and your friends an experience that will stay in your memories forever.
There is also no better way to commemorate any special occasion.
The staff will make it everything you want it to be – and more, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. This may include private dinners, private lodging, bespoke experiences, and leisure activities. They will take care of everything else; all you need to do is pack your bags and send out invitations.
On this privately managed reserve of 2100 hectares, there are only five full-service rooms, so guests can anticipate a particularly personalised safari experience. It is humbling to be out here on your own, exploring the vast environment that includes mountains, grasslands, and the Pilanesberg crater.
You’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of Africa’s most magnificent wildlife on an intimate level.
Close encounters with lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalo are possible during game drives in open safari vehicles. The Big 5 are joined by a plethora of game, including rare species like wild dog and cheetah.
A hot air balloon ride over the Pilanesberg National Park is an incredibly peaceful experience. There will be no turbulence, and the only sound will be the occasional firing of the burner.
In many ways, exploring the bush on foot will provide a more intense experience.
Spas are a popular feature in luxury safari lodges. You can spend the afternoons getting pampered in a pristine environment with soothing views.
Quad Bikes – A quad bike is an excellent way to navigate rough terrain. Quad bike tours are accompanied by expert guides and are suitable for even the most inexperienced riders.
Archery – Experiment with this ancient sport. Archery is a sport that requires precision and concentration. The guides will show you how to best utilise the bow’s power.
Birding Safaris – To believe the diversity of Southern Africa’s birdlife, you must see it for yourself. Bring your binoculars and camera to see some of the more than 300 bird species that can be found in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
Photographic Safaris – Wildlife photography has long surpassed game hunting in popularity. The rangers and guides are not only knowledgeable about the fauna and flora, but they are also avid photographers who are always eager to help you capture the perfect shot.
Children’s Activities – While game drives and bush walks are not always appropriate for young children, many lodges have playgrounds or educational activities designed specifically for them. Young safari enthusiasts will learn about Southern Africa’s fauna and flora in a fun way.
The prices include full board as well as two game drives every day as part of the package.
Full board means all meals, all assorted hot beverages, soft drinks, selection of beers, wines, and spirits, as well as complimentary beverages and snacks on game drives.
Rates exclude gratuities, premium beers, wines, and spirits, Mbazo boutique purchases, additional activities, guided bush walks, park fees, transfers, and spa treatments
A minimum stay of 2 nights have to be booked over weekends.
Children of all ages are welcome. Children aged 0 – 5 years stay free of charge when sharing with 2 full paying adults and children aged 6 – 11 years pay 50% of the per person sharing rate when sharing with 2 full paying adults. Children 12 years and older pay the full adult rate and need to occupy their own room.
A private vehicle must be booked at an additional cost for game drives with children aged 6 – 11 years.
- What is the Best Time to Visit Mbazo Lodge
The animals in Pilanesberg National Park are non-migratory, but a safari experience is different each time of the year. The optimal time to go birdwatching is from October to April.
- Can the Whole Mbazo Lodge be Booked?
Yes, a guest can book the lodge as a couple, family or large flock, up to 10 people.
- Is Mbazo Lodge Family Friendly?
The resort welcomes guests of all ages and there is an Eco Garden’s children’s amusement and education area.
- Is Mbazo Lodge easily accessible?
Yes, Mbazo Lodge is located close enough to South Africa’s busiest airport – less than 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.
- What is the minimum stay policy at Mbazo Lodge?
The minimum stay policy requires a two night stay over weekends and one night in midweek.