The Greater Mabula Game Reserve’s smallest and most intimate tented camp reopens this week with a fresh and contemporary new look that enhances its special private location within this reserve in the Waterberg.
Sporting five refashioned luxuriously appointed tents, each on a raised platform with their own private decks and incredible views of the surrounding savannah, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp is delightfully small and profoundly intimate. Ideal for couples and small groups, it allows for a fully immersive experience in the captivating African bush, just two hours’ drive from Johannesburg.
A new waterhole, strategically placed between the expansive plains and comfortably furnished dining and lounge areas of the lodge, promises blockbuster views of wildlife and birdlife when guests are not exploring the reserve early morning and evening with their dedicated field guide.
Guests can settle into a lazy afternoon with a gin and tonic keeping a keen eye out for the wildlife grazing or cool down in the refreshing pool watching the resident African grey hornbills hop around the camp – this is their home too.
Natural fabrics and shades of earthy cream, white and olive-green create a tranquil backdrop for the lodge that blends beautifully with the tones of the bush beyond, with extra care taken to provide the perfect environment within which guests can enjoy their own personal bushveld escape, courtesy of the small, but dedicated team at Kwafubesi.
Says Mabula and Kwafubesi Resident Manager Kim Allen: “Kwafubesi has always been our smallest and most serene retreat within the Greater Mabula Game Reserve. In addition to giving her a fresh new look, we have upgraded the entire experience – guests can expect all the hallmarks of Kwafubesi they’ve come to love, but with some great new additions.”
Signature South African cuisine served in a beautifully refreshed space with stunning views of the reserve, a fully stocked bar, and personal and attentive service are just some of the guest favourites that Kwafubesi offers.
The new safari tents are well spaced out, large and comfortable, with queen-size beds and fully appointed bathroom and outdoor showers, along with comfortable seating on private timber decks, so that guests can enjoy their surroundings in complete comfort and privacy.
“There’s an informality and gentleness about Kwafubesi that is difficult to capture. With this upgrade, we have retained what has always made her special, but have also made a concerted effort to add features that will enhance the luxurious feel and tranquil experience and make her an even more exclusive and intimate bush retreat than before,” Allen concludes.