Mjejane River Lodge in Mpumalanga – a safari adventure to look forward to

Mjejane River Lodge

Located within the revered Mjejane Game Reserve, a private Big 5 game reserve along the Crocodile River, Mjejane River Lodge provides bushveld tranquillity and exclusive accommodation. This lodge really is in in the heart of the wilderness – it’s surrounded by tens of thousands of hectares of raw African wilderness.

With the magnificent 3 500-hectare Mjejane Game Reserve having been absorbed into the Kruger National Park, the wildlife-viewing opportunities here are now even better than ever.

The southern reaches of the Kruger (and especially the greater Malelane region) have an outstanding reputation as a safari destination, and it’s a reputation that Mjejane really delivers on thanks to its 14km of spectacular Crocodile River frontage.

The lodge is part of the Extraordinary Collection and caters for individual travellers, families and romantic couples.

From the first friendly welcome, to your journey of discovery through the African bush with an experienced game ranger at your side, to a starlit dinner around a dancing fire, to the individually decorated luxury bedrooms, Mjejane River Lodge is a truly unforgettable destination.

Accommodation at Mjejane River Lodge

Accommodation at Mjejane River Lodge takes safari standards to the next level, with both the standard and luxury rooms being well appointed. Aircon is supplied throughout, and each room has a private veranda to allow guests to immerse themselves in the views and the authentic lowveld ambience.

Inside all 17 rooms you will find extra-length comfy beds with percale linen, en-suite bathrooms, hair dryers, tea & coffee stations, mini bar fridges, TVs with DStv, safes and Wi-Fi access.

Expect to be lulled to sleep by sounds of the African bush – the whooping of hyenas, the reverberating roar of a distant lion, and the majestic trumpeting of elephants or the peaceful call of the fish eagle.

See their accommodation rates HERE and make an online booking HERE. You can take advantage of their specials HERE.

Facilities at Mjejane River Lodge

The restaurant is the perfect spot to meet fellow guests or enjoy a quiet meal while taking in the spectacular scenes over the Crocodile River.

Set in a lush, manicured lawn, the main pool at Mjejane features a unique feature – a shallow shelf that’s wide enough for tables to be set there, so guests can cool their feet while they whet their appetites – and watch the herds do the same – on both sides of the river.

The river attracts a constant stream of game, including large herds of elephants and buffaloes. This is genuine Big 5 country, with the roar of lions and the distinctive call of the leopard often being heard at night – and close by.

Activities at Hectorspruit

At Mjejane River Lodge, you can become one with the African bush. Popular activities include exploring the beaches in Mozambique and the Kingdom of Eswatini, taking on the scenic Panorama Route, golf, agricultural tours, elephant-back wildlife encounters and visits to the local Chimpanzee sanctuary.

Morning and afternoon game drives are available to guests, with morning safaris taking you into the Kruger National Park, while afternoon drives allow for exploring Mjejane Game Reserve.

Reviews from previous Mjejane River Lodge guests

“An excellent experience- great service and lot of animal viewing! Definitely recommend this lodge for all those who want to experience the African Safari! Staff was very polite and food was excellent. Our stay at the Mjejane Lodge was a memorable experience,” wrote LoveTravel238568 on their TripAdvisor page.

mrowlands12345 added; “We stayed here for three nights in January and had the best time. We loved every minute of our stay. The staff were very good and engaging in conversation. The food exceeded our expectations of a safari being plentiful and safari breakfast was always a surprise – maybe not what we would usually have but well thought. The room was great and it was so lovely to able to hear the hippos from our bed. We enjoyed a dip in the pool between our safari trips. The highlight of our stay would be all our safari rides – 6 in total on the reserve and into Kruger. Our guide every time was Shadow He was an absolute delight – very knowledge and thorough and totally made our first safari holiday unforgettable. If you have the opportunity to stay here – Shadow is the guide you should have – he did everything possible to make sure that we saw the big 5 within our stay and he achieved! Mjejane should be very proud of him.”

“We spent one night at this property which was a fantastic experience. The location was exceptional, facing the river in which hippopotamus were dozing and impala and wildebeest were grazing. A family of warthogs was roaming around in the hotel grounds. Wild animals can be viewed directly from the hotel rooms, and we saw lions, elephants and many other game on each safari round. The food was mouth-watering and the staff was so friendly and helpful. We had the honeymoon suite and the hotel gave a cake to celebrate my birthday,” said piyushaatapattu.

Mjejane River Lodge is located on the Mjejane Game Reserve along Lodge Road, Hectorspruit, in Mpumalanga. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0)60 776 9524 / +27 (0) 11 463 3070; email res@mjejaneriverlodge.co.za / res@extraordinary.co.za or visit them online at mjejaneriverlodge.co.za. Follow them on Facebook HERE.

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