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. With the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and whiny – more than 300 species of birds, 60 species of mammals, countless species of insects, reptiles and plants, the Greater Mabula Game Reserve offers an exciting destination for even the most decerned traveller.
Guests are invited to join our qualified guides on two-game drive safaris per day; one during the early morning, when the 12,000 hectares Greater Mabula Game Reserve is bathed in the glorious morning sunlight, and one of the late afternoon when, after watching the game, the setting sun heralds the delightful and imminent stop for sundowners. Each game drive is conducted in open luxury Land Cruisers and provides a unique opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitat and learn more about their behaviour, and role in the eco-system.