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Classic Safaris

The varied habitats on the Greater Mabula Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five. Other wildlife includes the nocturnal brown hyena, jackal, cheetah and a variety of smaller, less often seen predators. Our savannah plains further sustain iconic species such as zebra, wildebeest, impala, red hartebeest, eland, gemsbok, warthog and giraffe.

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Winter Safari Times:
April – September

06h30: Morning safari departs
09h00 – 09h30: Morning safari returns
15h30: Afternoon safari departs
18h15: Afternoon safari returns

Summer Safari Times:
October – March

05h30: Morning safari departs
08h00: Morning safari return
16h30: Afternoon safari departs
19h00: Afternoon safari returns

Guided Safari Walks

Come, and join us on an exciting walk through the African bush on foot, departing from the Safari Plains Lodge with your armed guide. Few experiences are as thrilling as meeting nature up and close by walking through the bush on foot. The intimacy of coming across smaller animals and the fascinating introduction to many plant and tree species provides the perfect opportunity to gain a deeper insight into less familiar animal species.

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Horseback Safari

Going out on horseback safaris offers an entirely different perspective to classic wildlife viewing. Feel the freedom of being one with nature by riding through the bush and benefitting from the advanced height and mobility that come from being mounted on horseback.

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Eco-adventure Trails (Quad Bike Safaris)

Another unusual and adventurous way to explore the Greater Mabula Game Reserve is by quad bike.

We welcome guests to partake in our exciting quad bike trails. With the emphasis emphatically on safety, our qualified guides will ensure that participants are wearing the necessary safety gear before exploring the reserve.

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Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Guests wishing to participate in hot air ballooning are invited to meet the pilot and two members of the balloon crew at the lodge the evening prior to the flight, during which time they will be briefed about the following morning’s balloon safari.

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During your stay at Safari Plains, you can look forward to your taste buds being teased and tantalised by our unexcelled culinary delights, here cuisine is more than just a meal – it’s an indulgence where our unique seasonally inspired menus are hearty, scrumptious and deliciously different.

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