3 nights for 2
Abelane River Lodge –
Abelana Game Reserve is a 15,000ha (36,000 acre) Big Five game reserve adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park and the Selati Game Reserve, close to the town of Phalaborwa in South Africa’s beautiful Lowveld – the country’s prime big game region.
Owned by the Mashishimale community, the word “abelana” means “to share amongst each other” in the local Northern Sotho language. This spirit of sharing underpins the relationship between the Mashishimale and its lodge operations partner which leases the land for eco-tourism purposes.
Characterised by breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, varied topography and a mixture of vegetation types, Abelana Game Reserve has a 10km stretch of the semi-perennial Selati River in its northern section, as well as numerous other seasonal watercourses.
Abelana is home to a rich diversity of fauna and flora, from the hippos and crocodiles that make the Selati River their home and the famed Big Five – elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo – as well as cheetah and wild dog, which are occasional visitors, to an impressive number of endemic bird species including the African fish eagle, peregrine falcon, thick-billed cuckoo, and bat hawk.
𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Abelana Game Reserve, Between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa
𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 3 nights’ accommodation for 2 people sharing an air-conditioned suite with en-suite indoor and outdoor shower. Including all meals, teas and coffees. Morning and Afternoon/evening game drive with qualified guide, optional walk offered after breakfast. Filtered water provided
𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: Transport to and from the establishment, beverages, gratuities, items of a personal nature. All beverages. Community levy of R110 per person per night.
𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐲: Valid from 1st May 2022 until 30th Sept 2022; subject to availability
𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞: R17 940.00