Five Luxury Villa Suites in the Breathtaking Waterberg

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Escape to The Kingfisher Villa Suites, offering an unparalleled and exclusive luxury safari experience in South Africa’s Waterberg region. Situated just two hours from Johannesburg in the Mabula Private Game Reserve, our private suites are perfect for couples seeking a romantic and secluded getaway.

Five exquisite waterside suites with luxurious amenities await, all looking onto a rim-flow swimming pool set in a picturesque terraced enclave.

Kingfisher Villa, the main lodge, is tastefully designed with a plush formal lounge, relaxed living area and elegant dining room. Accommodating only 10 people (maximum) at any one time, personal service and a sense of space are guaranteed.

Our private chef will take care of all of your culinary needs, and guests can enjoy a romantic meal in the dining room or have dinner in the outdoor boma. Meals are prepared using fresh local produce, with a wide variety of delectable dishes to choose from. The pace of the day is completely up to you – spend time relaxing at the villa or participate in a wide range of activities on offer. Whatever you choose, we’ll make sure your stay is truly memorable.

Location

  • Mabula Game Reserve: 212 km from Johannesburg (approximately 2 hours)
  • 190 km from OR Tambo International Airport
  • 150 km from Pretoria;
  • 47 km from Bela‑Bela

Pure Indulgence

Kingfisher Villa is the perfect choice for those wishing to experience a luxurious safari retreat near Johannesburg. Here you will find a luxury villa exclusively for your private use with five spacious suites capable of accommodating up to 10 guests. Comfort and convenience are guaranteed within each room with air-conditioning, flat-screen Smart TVs, en-suite bathrooms, and Charlotte Rhys amenities to provide an element of indulgence. In addition, there are also other modern amenities such as hair dryers, safes and SMEG coffee-making and tea facilities at your disposal.

Experiences

The Kingfisher Villa Experience

When staying with us, you dictate the pace of the day and the agenda. Sunset and sunrise safaris in an open vehicle with an experienced field guide are always a highlight for our guests. The Greater Mabula Game Reserve is a vast and varied terrain, home to a variety of habitats. Expect encounters with lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and myriad antelope, including the reserve’s mega-herd of over 50 elands.

In addition to game drives, there are several activities on offer (to be booked in advance): go for a bush walk with one of our knowledgeable guides; explore the region on a horseback safari; or take advantage of an eco-adventure experience on a quad bike. For that once-in-a-lifetime bucket list moment, book a hot-air ballooning experience.

The reserve is renowned for its ethical conservation experiences for guests, such as rhino viewing and collaring programmes with lions, wild dogs, and cheetahs. You can also be part of the fascinating rewilding project of the area’s iconic “rain bird”, the southern ground hornbill.

A welcoming atmosphere awaits you when you return from a day of exploration. Breathe in the views of the bushveld from the outdoor lounge with its raised deck, surrounded by a cool breeze. Scanning the horizon with binoculars, you are sure to spot giraffe, rhino, and other wildlife roaming across the golden Mvube Plain.

Take a dip in the refreshing splash pool or indulge in a massage in your suite. The nearby sister camp of Mabula Game Lodge offers a number of beauty and wellness treatments at their spa, and there are also tennis courts for a game set and match just before the sun goes down.

At night, settle under the brilliant night skies, and enjoy the complimentary soundtrack by our resident hippo pod bellowing in the dam. The boma’s cosy fireplace sets the scene for dinner, and the stylish dining area and bar offer stunning views of the waterhole. Enjoy a good night’s rest in your luxury villa suite, before waking refreshed to do it all again.

Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX, with a 5% handling fee. The entrance fee for Mabula Private Game Reserve is included in your stay. Kingfisher Villa Suites are located in a malaria-free region.
Additional Information: Please note that check-out time is 10:00 and check-in time is 15:00. Accepted credit cards are VISA, MasterCard, and AMEX, with a 5% handling fee. Upon arrival, the entrance fee per vehicle must be paid at the Mabula Game Lodge reception. The villa is located in a malaria-free region.