A luxury exclusive-use villa in the breath-taking Waterberg.

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Escape to Kingfisher Villa, an unparalleled exclusive-use luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Waterberg region offering absolute comfort and seclusion. Perfect for intimate family gatherings or group getaways, Kingfisher Villa is rated as one of the top luxury safari lodges in South Africa and is conveniently situated just two hours from Johannesburg in the Mabula Private Game Reserve.

Five waterside suites with luxurious amenities await you, as well as a tastefully designed formal lounge, living area and dining room. A rim-flow swimming pool set in a picturesque terraced enclave completes the stunning outdoor space. Kingfisher Villa also enjoys a private chef, which means a personalised culinary experience for your party.


  • 212Km from Johannesburg (approximately 2 hours) In Limpopo
  • 190Km from OR Tambo International Airport
  • 150Km from Pretoria
  • 47Km 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.


The Kingfisher Villa Experience

At Kingfisher Villa, your every whim is catered for as you have exclusive use of both a private safari vehicle and a dedicated game guide. They will tailor your itinerary to ensure you experience the epic game viewing offered in the Greater Mabula Game Reserve – at your own pace and rhythm. Expect encounters with lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants and a myriad of antelope, including the reserve’s mega herd of over 50 eland.

Guests can choose from various wild experiences during their stay such as sunrise or sunset safaris in an open vehicle with an experienced field guide. Also on offer are eco-adventure safaris on quad bikes, horseback safaris, guided bush walks, and even a hot air balloon safari

The reserve is renowned for its ethical conservation experiences for guests such as rhino viewing and close contact with lions, wild dogs, and cheetahs through collaring programmes. They 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 at Kingfisher Villa when you return from a day of exploration and excitement. Spend time taking in the views of the bushveld from the outdoor lounge with its raised deck, surrounded by a cool breeze and billowing cotton drapes. Or indulge in a Nomadic wellness or beauty treatment to soothe your body and mind. At night, settle under the brilliant night skies of Africa, and take in the sounds of Kingfisher Villa’s resident hippo pod bellowing in the dam and lions roaring in the distance.

The nearby sister camp of Mabula Game Lodge also offers beauty and wellness treatments and will keep everyone entertained, thanks to tennis courts and a fun kids’ wild zone on site.

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 is located in a malaria-free region.