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  • Unwind by the pool
  • Dine under African skies
  • The outdoor pool
  • Dine al fresco
  • Look out for lions
  • Dine by the pool
  • Spot wildlife on safari
  • Head out on safari
  • Look out for wildebeest and giraffes
  • Spot Africa’s ‘Big 5’
  • The lodge’s whiskey bar
  • Mabula Game Lodge
  • The lodge’s restaurant
  • The Mabula Game Lodge restaurant
  • A comfortable bedroom
Special Interest - Wildlife

Mabula Game Lodge for solo travellers

Mabula Private Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

Mabula Game Lodge for solo travellers

Mabula Private Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

  • A car with a tick VIP door to door
  • A person with a suitcase Solo Travellers
  • A glass of wine All Inclusive

A solo-exclusive safari holiday with a touch of luxury

Embark on the ultimate wildlife viewing holiday with a stay at the locally rated 4-star Mabula Game Lodge in South Africa’s Limpopo region. Your solo-exclusive stay includes daily game drives at the optimal times for viewing both the ‘big five’ and the ‘little five’, and expert rangers will be on hand to help you spot wildlife including cheetah, honey badger and warthog. You’ll also have the chance to learn about important conservation projects in the reserve to protect endangered species, such as the ground hornbill. When you’re not out on safari, unwind at the lodge’s spa, by the outdoor pool, or enjoy a unique dining experience under the African stars.


Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed7 nights at your hotel and 2 in flight

Dinner plate20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

CocktailFree bar open 11 hours a day

PersonDedicated Saga Host

Plus all this...

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Fast track security and airport lounge UK
  • Welcome drink and dinner
  • Social activities
  • Farewell dinner
  • All inclusive – only available with Saga
  • Guided orientation walks
  • Free hotel Wi-Fi
  • Live entertainment
  • Hotel porterage
  • Return flights and transfers
  • 20kg checked-in luggage

MapExcursions and visits

  • Seven game drives
  • Two guided bush walks
  • Medicine bush walk
  • Madjuma lion tracking experience
  • Ground Hornbill Project experience

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Day 1 UK to Johannesburg


After taking your included VIP door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly overnight to Johannesburg in South Africa.

Day 2 Johannesburg to Bela Bela

Mabula Game Lodge

Transfer to the Mabula Game Lodge in Bela Bela, and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to settle in to your new surroundings. D

Day 3 Mabula Game Reserve

Rhino in Mabula

Rise early this morning for your first safari in the game reserve.

The varied landscapes of the reserve provide a habitat for an astounding selection of wildlife including 60 mammals, 300 bird species, and numerous plants, reptiles and insect species. Dusk and dawn are the optimal times for viewing wildlife, especially the ‘big five’. You’ll be led by expert guide and travel in open-air safari vehicles which offer great viewing opportunities.

This afternoon, look forward to a wildlife talk from a guide, followed by another safari drive. B, L, D

Day 4 Mabula Game Reserve

A lion couple sitting in the grass

Embark on a lion tracking experience to learn more about the territories and behaviour of the king of the jungle this morning.

Lions are tracked using radio antenna and tracker collars, ensuring guaranteed viewing of the lions. Your guide will be on hand to help you learn about the pride structure, and conservation methods utilised in the park.

This afternoon, enjoy another safari drive through the game reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for resident animals, including hyena, cheetah, honeybadger and the charismatic warthog. B, L, D

Day 5 Mabula Game Reserve

Giraffe and baby, Mabula Game Reserve

This morning, look forwarded to a guided bush walk led by an experienced guide.

Look out for impala, zebra, giraffe and ostrich grazing on the vast open grassland plains.

You’ll have the afternoon to spend at leisure, perhaps take advantage of the lodge’s amenities and relax by to pool, or book a treatment in the spa. Look forward to a cocktail party by the pool this evening, with drinks and canapés. B, L, D

Day 6 Mabula Game Reserve

Hippos in Mabula Game Reserve

Head out for another safari drive before breakfast, where you might be lucky enough to spot elephants, hippo and a variety of antelope, such as eland and gemsbok.

The rest of the day is at leisure, before a star gazing experience this evening. Learn about the constellations of the night sky and the local myths and legends surrounding them. B, L, D

Day 7 Mabula Game Reserve

Aloe plants in bloom

Take a guided walk around the game reserve and discover the local plants and their properties. Your guide specialises in local medicine and holistic cultures, and will identify plants and their healing properties, as well as focusing on the medicines that can be made.

This afternoon’s safari drive offers another chance to spot the ‘big five’. B, L, D

Day 8 Mabula Game Reserve

Ground hornbill

Enjoy another guided bush walk this morning. Your experienced guide is on hand to help you identify any of the reserve’s 300 bird species you may spot.

This afternoon offers the chance to spy more of the reserve’s wildlife on a safari drive. B, L, D

Day 9 Mabula Game Reserve to Johannesburg

Safari game drive

Look forward to one final safari drive this morning, before transferring back to Johannesburg for your return overnight flight to the UK. B

Day 10 UK

Arrive in the UK for your included VIP door-to-door travel service home.

During your stay you’ll have the chance to learn about the award-winning conservation project to protect the ground hornbill within the reserve. These charismatic birds hold a local cultural importance, and are a flagship species for the savannah biome. Considered ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN, less than 1,500 birds remain in South Africa, with their habitat threatened by farming. You’ll learn about the importance of conservation, and the methods used by the project team to ensure this iconic species is preserved.

Mabula Game Lodge for solo travellers

Mabula Private Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

Mabula Game Lodge for solo travellers

Mabula Private Game Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa