Experience Africa as it used to be...

The wind blows off the steeply wooded mountain slopes freshening the valleys far below. Pressed silently against the rough bark of the Acacia tree you watch the fat impala grazing towards you. With dainty little steps and quick fly chasing shivers they are suddenly all around - moments before a snort of fear has them leaping like a cascading waterfall – you become one with Africa

Mabulani, a Waterberg Game Reserve, offers self catering accommodation on an African Game Reserve in South Africa. Stay in secluded chalets in the unspoilt African bush while you enjoy a variety of activities like bird watching, game drives, walk amongst wildlife, ride a mountain bike through the African bush or explore with the 4 x 4 routes.

A very private experience, a very special experience awaits you at Mabulani Game Reserve.

Our Accommodation

Nyala House

Stay comfy in a spacious 3 bedroom house with outside lapa and braai facilities.

Rhino Lodge

Rhino lodge hides in the dappled shade of an Acacia forest. Relax in the wonderful atmosphere of this large, secluded thatched house situated in total privacy.

Mountain House

Mabulani's Mountain House is probably the best kept secret in the Waterberg. It offers complete privacy for nature lovers.

Bush Camp

The Bush Camp has a unique character and one feels very close to nature in this rustic stone camp. Three chalets are grouped together in unspoiled bush to form a secluded Bush Camp.

Nested in the Waterberg Mountains

Mabulani Game Reserve nestles in the lovely Waterberg Mountains, 50 kilometres from Warmbaths (now named Bela-Bela) and 150km from Pretoria. It is two and a half hours drive from Johannesburg and just over an hour and a half from Pretoria in a malaria-free area.

Activities and things to do at Mabulani Game Reserve

Bird Watching

Mabulani is home to a number of bird species which will intrigue the avid bird watcher!

Game Reserve

View birds and animals at your leisure, in their unspoiled, natural habitat.

Game Drives

Enjoy a self drive or guided game drive on request.


Hike in a beautiful unspoilt area of the Waterberg prolific with birdlife and game.

Mountain Bike Riding

Explore the bushveld by following our exciting mountain bike trail.

Tree Identification

Mabulani has an Indigenous Tree Trail of 1.2 Km with 80 identified trees!