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About Mabalingwe Game Reserve Uzuri Lodge

Uzuri Lodge is a private lodge on the Mabalingwe Game Reserve with sweeping views over the Waterberg. Guests enjoy viewing the Big 4 running free, the 5th big five member being lion (viewed at the predator centre, safely fenced off in a separate large area) – hear the roar of the lions from the Lodge. Over 36 game species & 250 bird species. 24-hour security, Malaria-free, near BelaBela, 2 hours from Jhb.

Uzuri lodge sleeps 10 persons comfortably:
• 8 persons in 4 private bedrooms.
• 2 single persons/ kids/ teens in 2 separated single beds in family/ games room.
• 4 bathrooms, of which 2 are en-suite.
• 3 private double bedrooms (2 with queen beds, 1 with 2 single beds).
• Main bedroom with queen bed, en-suite. 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, 3 toilets.
• Upstairs is on ground level, suited to those who cannot manage stairs.
• Fully equipped kitchen & scullery with dishwasher & washing machines.
• Large, open-plan dining room to TV lounge with fireplace to North patio- great views.
• 4th double bedroom (with queen bed & bathroom en-suite, TV, fridge, & food station).
• Indoor Jacuzzi with picture window to the bush.
• Games room featuring snooker & darts & 2 single beds.
• Spacious north patio - for ground level bush viewing.
• Splash pool.
• Boma/ firepit/ braai/ potjie area built for unlimited north/east views & great stargazing.
• Undercover parking for 2 cars plus ample extra parking.
• Unlimited Wi-Fi/ Internet.
• Full package DSTV.
OPTIONAL at Additional Cost (see quote/ invoice below).
• Self-drive game vehicle - kept at lodge for your convenient use.
• Daily servicing – 9 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Plenty of ACTIVITIES on Mabalingwe Reserve include:
• Predator feeding excursions - rescue center (incl. lions, wild dog, cheetah, karakul, hyena).
• Game viewing - on Horseback, Game & Bird Drives, Guided Bush Walks.
• Clubhouse: Mbali Day Spa, tennis, squash, action cricket, La Fera Restaurant, Boeretroos coffee shop, 4 different swimming pools, children’s play areas.
• Kalahari Oasis Bush Pub – site of the old Sasol adverts with fun memorabilia & picnic area.

Activities Close to Mabalingwe:
• 3 Golf courses – Elements Golf course is only 5-10 minutes away, exiting the back gate.
• Animal Centres – Adventures with Elephants, De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Centre.
• BelaBela Warmbaths - warm springs pools with slides & kids activities, Hydro Spa & hot pools.

Uzuri Lodge is NOT a party venue. It is a quiet getaway for those who respect peace & wildlife. Should complaints arise from neighbouring lodges, security will be called & fines levied.
Disclaimer: There is a low wall around the raised boma, a semi (not securely) enclosed pool, and inside jacuzzi which constitute potential hazards. Children must be supervised. Their parents and not Uzuri Lodge are legally responsible for them. Furthermore, Uzuri Lodge cannot be held responsible for any injury, death, loss or damage to any of our guests’ property arising from the supply of goods and services as well as usage of Uzuri Lodge property and surroundings.

Safari: Uzuri has its own game drive vehicle which can be self driven by guests. This takes 10 people, and is a fun bush experience. Reasonably priced.

Spa: Mabalingwe clubhouse has its own spa on-site offering facials, massages etc. 10 minutes from the lodge.

Golf: The beautiful Elements Golf Course is across the road from the back gate of the reserve, which is only 5 -10 minutes drive from the lodge.

Wedding Venues: Mabalingwe has its own chapel which can be booked separately for weddings and other functions.

Conference Venues: Mabalingwe has a professional conference facility which can be booked by your group separately. It is situated at the Clubhouse 10 minutes slow (game reserve) drive away.

Family friendly: There is a games room with darts, snooker, & a swimming pool. Also games & books for children.

Romantic: From the lodge you can hear the roar of lions whilst the views are breath-taking. Privacy, and special features like a picture window view of the bush from the jacuzzi, and nets over beds for resting times.

Covid Safety Approved: Safe, clean, sanitized to proper guidelines. Cleaner lives in & has self isolated, trained on Covid preparedness -hand washing, sanitising, social distancing, wearing a mask & gloves. Use mandatory sanitizers &disinfectants.


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • 24H. Security
  • All inclusive
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Car rental service
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Fridge
  • Health Spa
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Massage
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Special offers
  • Squash
  • Steam Bath
  • Suites
  • Year of construction after 2000
  • Covid Safety Approved
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Only Quiet events. No raucous parties. This is a nature reserve / game farm. Shouting and loud music will not be tolerated.
Children are welcome. This is a kids paradise with a games room and pool - but they should be supervised as this is the African bushveld, there are wild animals and an unprotected swimming pool.
Please bring your...
Only Quiet events. No raucous parties. This is a nature reserve / game farm. Shouting and loud music will not be tolerated.
Children are welcome. This is a kids paradise with a games room and pool - but they should be supervised as this is the African bushveld, there are wild animals and an unprotected swimming pool.
Please bring your own baby cot if needed.
The lodge, its amenities,and the vehicle are used entirely at own risk.
Keep windows closed during the day unless you are in the room, as the monkeys and baboons will come in and take your food.
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SAVE 5% 4+ night long stay Special

Stay between 16 Aug 2020 and 31 Dec 2021 and get 5% off.

  • 4 night min stay (check-in between 16 Aug 2020 and 31 Dec 2021)

SAVE 10% Long stay discount 7 nights 15% off

Stay between 21 Oct 2020 and 03 Dec 2021 and get 10% off.

  • 7 night min stay (check-in between 21 Oct 2020 and 03 Dec 2021)

SAVE 10% JAN 2021Seasonal Deal -20%

Stay between 11 Jan 2021 and 30 Jan 2021 and get 10% off.

  • 2 night min stay (check-in between 11 Jan 2021 and 30 Jan 2021)

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  • Mabalingwe Uzuri Game Lodge Mabalingwe Uzuri Game Lodge Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering The lodge comprises 4 spacious bedrooms + overflow beds for 10 guests. There are 3 queen beds, 4 single beds plus sofa... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath see more Twin beds, Queen beds, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shower only, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Jacuzzi, Fan, Heater, Television, DVD player, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, Swimming pool views, Garden views
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      Reviews for Mabalingwe Game Reserve Uzuri Lodge

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      Glen And Leah Zeidler
      01 August 2019

      We loved the view and and the accommodation. Leigh and the housekeeper Johanna were very helpful and supportive. A wonderful place to take a break

      Louis Hofmeyr
      26 June 2019

      House great, not a lot to improve on.Maybe get a picnic basket for drinks for sundowners and a tin metal “HART” bucket with lid to keep meat from the braai warm

      Sarina Fernandez
      28 April 2019

      Really lovely place. Great view. Very cozy. Never felt like we in someone's else's place. Had a great time.

      Nale Ramatilitse
      11 October 2018

      It was like a home away from home, we really enjoyed our stay. Johanna was very helpful. Wouldn't mind to visit again.

      Morongwe Raphasha
      10 September 2018

      I loved the accommodation it was very beautiful,clean and filled with entertainment. Everything was in order.

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      Mabalingwe Game Reserve Uzuri Lodge is 25.5km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 113.9km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling