Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Waterberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province, Safari Plains proudly welcomes guests from December 2018. The exquisite beauty of wide-open savannas with its rich wildlife heritage and spectacular vistas are a melting pot for a majestic wilderness destination. Close enough to Gauteng, only a couple of hours drive the luxurious haven that is Safari Plains will draw everyone who has experienced it to return again and again. Safari Plains redefines luxury in the bush from the impressive high ceilinged dining room and elegant lounge to the impressive bar and relaxing spa. Enter our bush-veld connoisseur, romantic at heart and families alike.
Safari Plains combines the elements of a great safari with the magic of great hospitality. Creating a luxurious setting with a sophisticated ambience. Like little jewels placed along winding sand pathways, each of the gorgeous tented suites commands a private space within the natural indigenous bush-veld. These safari-style tents offer great comfort and a luxurious ambience with private timber wrap-around decks. A romantic swing or authentic safari seating offers a great space to sit outdoors and enjoy the views over the waterhole. The six luxury tents offer a slightly larger main area and come complete with a private sala which is perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon.
All tented suites are perfectly appointed with sunken baths, separate showers and toilets. The hospitality armoire offers a fully stocked mini bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Air conditioning throughout ensures guests can enjoy year-round temperature-controlled tented accommodation. Proudly family-friendly, the family-style safari and Luxury tents consist of a second bedroom with two twin beds.
The wildlife experience will not disappoint with our open 4 x 4 vehicle safaris exploring the one hundred and twenty square kilometres big five private game reserve. A wide array of activities are available such as hot air balloon safaris, horseback safaris, quad biking adventures and guided bush walks among others
Dining and wining at Safari Plains is a chic affair in the sophisticated dining rooms or experiencing a candlelit bush dinner accompanied by spectacular African entertainment. A safari for the palate as much as for the wildlife our culinary team aim for the stars with new and exciting dishes presented to our guests every day. Exploring the African skies in the bush is an extraordinary event and we encourage guests to join the after dinner stargazing activity. An extraordinary destination for all who seek the true tranquillity fused with the excitement of an African Safari.
Choose from 20 luxuriously appointed tents. Set along winding sand pathways, each of our gorgeous tented suites commands a gorgeous space within the natural indigenous bushveld.
These safari style tents offer comfort and a luxurious ambience with private timber wrap around decks. The six luxury tents offer a slightly larger main area and come complete with a private sala which is perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon. All tented suites are perfectly appointed with sunken bath, a separate showers and toilet. The hospitality armoire offers a fully stocked mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Air conditioning throughout ensure guests can enjoy year-round temperature controlled tented accommodation. Safari Tents consists of 2 three quarter beds that can be converted to a king bed. Family Tents consists of 2 rooms, the second bedroom consists of 2 three quarter beds.
The varied habitats on the Greater Mabula Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five, other predators such as Brown Hyena and Jackal and Cheetah, and an impressive variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok and Blesbok. That’s not to mention the elusive cheetah, cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your safari.
An early Morning safari around sunrise and afternoon Safari with sundowners are offered to lodge guests, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn.
See Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, and Ostrich all graze together on the vast open grassland plains; the herd of elephant crashing through thick bush to get to the juiciest leaves and a shy hippo pair hiding everything but their protruding nostrils under the water.
Admire the resident lion pride lazing under an African thorn tree after a tiring hunt or watch silently as the beautiful, yet terrifying, Golden Orb spider spins her thick web across two Silver Cluster Leaf trees.
Each safari drive will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an authentic African landscape to delight your senses.
Horseback Safaris offer a different perspective for wildlife viewing. Benefit from the height and mobility offered from being mounted that sets this opportunity aside from other activities.
Experienced Guides ensure that riders are aware of the necessary safety precautions. Long trousers and closed shoes are recommended.
The Balloon Crew, consisting of the pilot and two crew members, will arrive at the Lodge the evening prior to the flight, meet the passengers and brief them on the following morning’s balloon safari. The flight lasts approximately one hour, starting at 06h00 at a suitable area selected on the reserve – the latter depending on the flight direction and meteorological conditions of the day. Our Rangers will transfer you back to the Lodge in time for breakfast.
The above includes your flight, champagne served during the flight and a certificate for “bravery”.