After you check in and get acquainted with the lodge and its facilities, it’s time for afternoon tea while your rangers show you the ropes and give you the low down on game drive etiquette before heading off for your first one.
The field guide customises each route, depending on what was seen previously and according to the group’s specific interest. The stop at dusk offers guests traditional, South African “sundowners” and a variety of typical South African snacks. It is a special moment to pause and listen to the night sounds with the African sun setting over the pristine bushveld, after which it is time to search for the more elusive, nocturnal creatures of the reserve.
Day 2 & 3
Time to embark on your first full day of game drives. These game drives take place in the morning around dawn and in the afternoon around dusk.
After your morning drive, come back to the lodge for a full English breakfast. Followed by relaxing at the pool or reading a book on your private deck.
Head out again in the evening for another exciting game drive before returning for dinner.
One final game drive to go in this pristine wilderness so keep your camera at the ready. Breakfast follows before you check out and say goodbye to you safari family.
After checkout your driver will collect you from Mavela Game Lodge and transfer you back to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport from where you can continue with your onward arrangements.
If you’d like to get to know the city of Durban and the surrounding areas, feel free to tell your driver/guide and they will be happy to show you around the city and
explore her arts movements and cultural hubs before you tour comes to an end.
2 en-suit bedrooms
140 square metres
Private balcony overlooking the marine waterways
Open plan kitchen (fully equipped)
Air-conditioning and free wifi, cable TV, washing machine, tumble dryer & dishwasher.
Housekeeping (Mon - Friday)
All linen and towels (except beach/pool towels)
Facilities on the Marina
4 communal swimming pools
Fully equipped gym
24 hours access controlled security