The beauty of the wide open Savannah, with its rich wildlife and spectacular landscapes, is what makes Safari Plains along Limpopo’s magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range, a unique bushveld holiday destination.
Opening its doors in 2018, Safari Plains is part of the Extraordinary Collection. You can certainly expect among the best hospitality in South Africa. It’s true; previous guests noted that the staff was so friendly and the guides very well-informed about the bush.
Want to see the Big Five? They have them and more! It’s an amazing safari destination that caters for groups, families and romantic couples.
Accommodation at Safari Plains
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation at Safari Plains. There are 20 luxuriously-appointed tents, which come with extra-length beds and other comforts.
The ‘family style’ luxury tents offer a second bedroom with two comfy twin beds.
Needless to say, each tent offers breath-taking views of the tranquil indigenous bushveld. Relax late in the afternoon on the private timber wrap–around decks.
Six of the tents offer a larger main area and come complete with a private sala, which is perfect for lounging on a lazy afternoon.
Each tent also comes with sunken baths and separate showers as well as a fully–stocked mini bar fridge, with tea and coffee facilities.
The Limpopo climate can be hot – so there is air conditioning throughout, which ensures you enjoy year-round temperature-controlled accommodation.
Facilities at Safari Plains
Standard facilities include Wi-Fi access so you can keep loading those holiday photos onto your Instagram and Facebook, secure parking for vehicles, laundry and babysitting services as well as road transfers to and from OR Tambo International Airport.
Planning a conference, wedding or a special event? Make the Safari Plains conference centre your location. It can accommodate up to 40 people and boasts all the facilities you will need for a memorable time in the countryside.
For weddings, arrangements can also be made that you have their entire team at your disposal. Your ceremony can be held on the large wooden deck of the main lodge with its magnificent vistas, or weather permitting, in the untamed bush, followed by a luxurious reception in their spectacular dining room.
This dining room redefines luxury in the bush with its impressive high ceilings and an elegant lounge. Their previous guests noted the fine cuisine prepared and served by the Chefs as well as the regional wines and cocktails they enjoyed in this space.
Need to relax and loosen those knots in your body? Try their spa for amazing his and hers treatments and massages.
Activities at Safari Plains
At Safari Plains, are many activities to keep you occupied for days. Try their safari experiences on the on the Greater Mabula Game Reserve, which is home to the Big Five as well as other predators such as Brown Hyena, Jackal and Cheetah as well as an impressive variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok and Blesbok.
Enjoy leisurely Guided Safari Walks, Horseback Safaris, Eco Adventure Trails (Quad Bike Safaris), stargazing, and Hot Air Balloon Safaris, which can be booked through the lodge. There is also an entertaining Kids Entertainment Program that is designed to introduce your kids to the ways of the bush.
Those not wanting to miss a round of golf can enjoy some time on the greens at nearby golf courses.
Reviews from previous Safari Plains guests
“I was in Room 7 – just a short walk from the main area. The room was clean and pleasant as were all the communal areas. The most amazing aspect was the food which was always ‘5 star’ and the chef constantly came to explain unusual dishes. The game drives were always exciting and the guides very knowledgeable and enthusiastic,” wrote mariondale on their TripAdvisor page.
Eric added; “We were a group of 20 people and Dries and his team managed to make every moment of our stay a memorable one. Their staff are top notch and surpassed my expectations in every way. I’ll definitely be back, and this time with the kids!”
“Very nice people around there. Everybody tried their best to make me happy. Super honest staff, who didn’t have picked anything even I have dropped over 20 money notes on the floor of my room. When you’re there, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the massage, which should be one of the best, most comfortable in my experience. You can watch the beautiful stars by just looking up outside of your room, that was my unforgettable memory,” said ShirleyWun.
Safari Plains is located along Rooiberg Road, Mabula, Bela-Bela, in Limpopo. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0)14 004 0162 / +27 (0) 11 516 4367 / +27 (0) 11 463 3070; email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them online at safariplains.co.za. Follow them on Facebook HERE.