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Mbizi Bush Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Deluxe Double Room | Minibar, in-room safe

Overview of Mbizi Bush Lodge

Mbizi Bush Lodge

3.5 star property
3.5-star lodge in Phalaborwa with safari and outdoor pool

9,8/10 Exceptional

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
Plot 109, Grietjie PNR, Balule Game Reserve, Phalaborwa, Limpopo, 1390
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kruger National Park - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Phalaborwa (PHW-Hendrik Van Eck) - 32 min drive
  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 67 min drive

About this property

Mbizi Bush Lodge

Mbizi Bush Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Phalaborwa. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at 3 course dinner included, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


Dutch, English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Built in 2008
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


3 course dinner included - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Mbizi Bush Lodge Phalaborwa
Mbizi Bush Lodge
Mbizi Bush Phalaborwa
Mbizi Bush
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Mbizi Bush Lodge Phalaborwa
Mbizi Bush Lodge Lodge Phalaborwa

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mbizi Bush Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Mbizi Bush Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Mbizi Bush Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Mbizi Bush Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mbizi Bush Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Mbizi Bush Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Mbizi Bush Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, 3 course dinner included.
Does Mbizi Bush Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Mbizi Bush Lodge like?
Mbizi Bush Lodge is located a short 15-minute walk from Balule Game Reserve.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Great lodge, excellent hosts!
This is a small lodge with only 4 huts, so it's a wonderful experience if you want to escape the Kruger crowds. Accommodations are comfortable and well maintained. Food is amazing; home cooked with a fantastic attention to detail. Owners are friendly and engaging. Highly recommend taking the optional game drive with the owner; you won't regret it. Overall a great value for the money!
David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luke, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Luxury in the Bush
A remarkable find very close to the Kruger National Park, run by a lovely Danish couple with tremendous attention to detail. Everything was immaculate. Excellent service. Just an amazing experience. Cross animals (water buck, impala, lots of birds) just on my 3km drive in to find the lodge which is situated on a private game reserve (Grietjie). This operates as a collective of 100 members who undertake serious efforts for conservation, while providing a livelihood for the community.
Joyce, 2-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A secluded lodge in the wild
The owners really put in the extra effort to make your stay at Mbizi a special experience. The breakfast and dinner everyday is such an enjoyment, especially after a spending a day at Kruger. Michael provides you all necessary information you need to know about the surrounding areas. The guest house is in a private game reserve and is not fenced. Michael will escort you between your private hut and the main lodge. To get there from the main road you do need to drive on a dirt road for about 15 mins -- the google map navigation is also not very accurate. Remember to take the Grietjie Gate entrance.
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10/10 Exceptional

Just book it!!
WOW! What a fantastic experience. This is a small slice of Paradise in the African bush near Kruger National Park. The setting is absolutely perfect and there are only 4 chalets so it is exceptionally exclusive and very special. Mette & Michael were fantastic hosts, always available if you needed, always happy to take you out on a Game drive (we saw a huge amount of wild life VERY up close and personal - there was an elephant drinking from the swimming pool one day!! - and one evening we were invited for a quick drive around the grounds as some very rare African Wild Dogs had been spotted - Michael managed to find them ..... just as the sun was setting! What really made this place special was the food! Wow!! It is absolutely world class and we adored the little 'African' twists every night at dinner. The Impala Steaks with a tomato relish and the Chocolate and Amarula mousse were one of the highlights of the holiday!! Mbizi lodge offers a true African experience at exceptional value for money
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Tolle autenthische Lodge
Es war sehr schön. Kaum waren wir angekommen, kamen auch schon Elefanten um aus dem Pool zu trinken. Es war ein sehr beeindruckendes Erlebnis. Das Bungalow war sehr schön eingerichtet und di Inhaber standen stets mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Ich würde jederzeit wieder die Mbizi Lodge buchen.
Tamara, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The Mbizi lodge is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been so far! The hosts and all the employees are very heartily all the time. The breakfast and the dinner were every day a highlight. (Delicious and varied) A game drive with bjoern is a must do to !! You can do it in the morning or in the late evening.. You will see lions elephants giraffes and lot more Animals! Bjoern is a trained ranger and knows everything about the animals and the nature. It was a great experience and we will definitely do this again! Thanks bjoern and his beautiful wife for this unbelievable adventure! Cheers Domi and Dennis
3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Sehr gutes Essen
hervorragende Unterkunft mit sehr guter Küche. Leider waren im direkten Umfeld der Lodge kaum Tiere. Scheint nach den Berichten aber zufällig so zu sein. er Park ist halt groß und die Tiere sind nicht immer am gleichen Ort. Im Park selber haben wir dann viele Elefanten und Giraffen gesehen. Saubere und geräumige Hütten.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent emplacement Excellent cuisine Super chambres Super piscine Super vue Super conseils .... En gros excellent !!! Allez-y les yeux fermés
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