Place of Sweet Water
Mohlabetsi is the “Place of Sweet Water”, the local African name for a small stream flowing at this medium sized Balule lodge. Situated on higher ground, it has sweeping views over the savanna across a well-visited waterhole. The original camp was built in the sixties and has been gradually expanded and improved.
120 SQ KM TRAVERSE
Twice daily game drives traverse 120 square kilometres of Balule which straddles the Olifants river and its substantial attendant herds of elephant. The area is characterised by “koppie” hills formed of piles of stones, with views up to the Drakensberg massif to the west and south.
WALKING WITH VIEWS
Walking is good here with plenty of good viewpoints to ascend and game below to watch.
GAME IN CAMP
The plains in front of camp are frequented by game. Elephants are frequent (and suprisingly quiet) nocturnal visitors to the waterhole.
Mohlabetsi offers eight accommodation units with a total of 20 beds.
The Rondawels are traditional round huts with thick walls, thatch roofs and insect proofing. They provide respite from the summer heat and cosiness in winter. There is air-conditioning and overhead fans, international plugs, a safe, and wi-fi. King or twin bedded, they can take an extra bed to convert to triples.
Two family lodges are similar but have two bedrooms with an interconnecting door. A family of 6 can sleep in comfort in each Family Lodge. Al fresco showers in all units bring you closer to nature. Enjoy a steamy shower under the twinkling stars or a breathtaking Bushveld sunrise.
RELXATION & REFRESHMENT
Loungers are to be found under the shady trees and there is a hammock garden. Staff are always on hand to provide hot and cold drinks.
A thatched area contains a dining room and bar. A pool is immediately outside.