Mdluli magic

Affordable, tented luxury, inside the Kruger National Park

  • Located in the south-western region of the Kruger National Park
  • 50 double, air-conditioned, én-suite tents, with private patios, indoor and outdoor showers
  • Luxury, eco design
  • Views into the park from each tent
  • All areas of the lodge have been designed to maximise the expansive vistas, and create privacy for guests
  • Conference facilities
  • Spa and gym
  • Price per person per night includes dinner, bed, breakfast and a game drive

Managed by Tourvest Accommodation and Activities, South Africa’s largest in-bound tour operator

Activities & Experience

Mdluli Safari Lodge is a partnership with the Mdluli community.
Every guest’s visit makes a positive impact on up-skilling and uplifting the community.


Mdluli Lodge

Mdluli Safari Lodge is located within the borders of the Kruger National Park.

  • The lodge is accessed through a private road near Numbi Gate.
  • 4 Hours drive from Gauteng to Numbi Gate

  • Numbi is the closest access gate to the Park from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA)



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If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.

-John Hemingway

Design & Eco Footprint

Luxury Frontiers, award-winning eco-design specialist, has ensured that the Lodge’s design and construction seamlessly integrates into its surroundings, making use of natural, locally sourced building materials and environmentally responsible construction methods. The tents are spacious and luxurious, with modern amenities, combined with stylish contemporary design.

Eco profile

  • The 1850 sqm of bamboo composite decking used has recycled 462 500 HDPE milk bottles and saved an equivalent of 185 000 Square metres of tree forests from being cut down.
  • The other dominant component in the flooring product is derived from recycled PVC plastics, contributing to recycling 4.9 tonnes of PVC plastics on the internal floors.
  • The Lodge is attempting to be completely off-grid, and 100% solar powered.
  • The lodge is designed to be completely off the grid.

Mdluli Community Impact

The lodge is being developed on 850 hectares of pristine land situated seamlessly in the south-western region of the Kruger National Park on land reclaimed and now owned by the Mdluli Community Trust.

Mdluli Safari Lodge, a partnership with the Mdluli community, is a breakthrough structure in the funding of tourism development in South Africa, and a benchmark for future community development projects. Your visit will have a far-reaching impact, contributing to up-skilling and uplifting the Mdluli community. The lodge will generate direct financial benefits as well as significant socio-economic impact.

The lodge’s development is anchored in the belief that we have a responsibility to uplift and up-skill the members of the community, as well as to upgrade basic infrastructure, sanitation and schools.

“I am really excited about this project, which was started 20 years ago by our father, Inkhosi MZ Mdluli. Through this project, I undertake to bring stability and social cohesion to the Community, and I also remain convinced that the children of the community shall go to universities. Schools, roads and clinics shall be upgraded, and poverty shall be eradicated through the creation of skills and employment opportunities.”

-Inkhosi MI Mdluli

Mdluli Safari Lodge – Luxurious and affordable Kruger National Park Accommodation

There is a shortage of luxurious and affordable accommodation, inside the Kruger National Park. Situated in the south-western area of the world’s most famous nature reserve, our exclusive Kruger National Park accommodation offers guests a once in a lifetime authentic African safari retreat in the comfort of luxury safari tents.

Mdluli Safari Lodge is located on pristine land, reclaimed by the Mdluli community. It caters to guests from all over the world. Those in search of a quiet, luxury stay in the midst of South Africa’s most legendary park will find it here.

Our luxurious Kruger National Park accommodation is set to open in October 2019, and guests can book their tent in advance of the lodges opening.

What to expect from our Kruger Park Lodge

As we aim to create a tented lodge like no other, we’ve gone the extra distance to ensure that our guests enjoy an experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

The lodge has been designed with the surrounding bush in mind. The eco approach ensures that the lodge quietly blends into the Kruger, by using sustainable building materials and construction techniques.

The tented Kruger Park accommodation is stylish, open and contemporary, unlike any other camping experience you are likely to encounter. The lodge’s aims to be 100% off the grid, clean energy and completely solar.

Each of the tents has all of the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. En-suite bathrooms, private patios, indoor and outdoor showers, and air-conditioning are the norm in all 50 tents. Each tent offers a pristine view of the surrounding Kruger, making every day a wildlife viewing experience, from dawn till dusk.

A stay at the lodge includes dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as a game drive through one of the most scenic areas of the Kruger National Park. Guests have the perfect opportunity to see the Big 5 while driving in the areas around the lodge, and the more time spent here, the more animals can be seen.

Activities at Mdluli Safari Lodge

Our Kruger National Park accommodation offers so much more than a relaxed, exclusive retreat. We have a number of activities for our guests to indulge in. Some of these include:

  • Taking a dip after a hot day in our swimming pool or our rock pool, overlooking the fence
  • Enjoy an evening meal by the fire while sitting outdoors in our boma
  • Experience the thrill of a guided bush walk with experienced ranger while keeping an eye out for the Big 5
  • Outdoor dining under the stars, sitting around the fire in the large and small boma areas
  • Dining in the bush can be arranged for an unforgettable African safari experience
  • Treat yourself to a pamper day at the spa or get your heart pumping in our gym
  • The lodge’s conference centre can accommodate small groups of up to 20 people.

Community Impact and Upliftment

Mdluli Safari Lodge is built upon reclaimed land, in partnership with the Mdluli Community. The project has become the benchmark for future community development projects, and the financial benefits of the lodge will directly impact on the socio-economic standing of this community. Each guest plays a role in improving the lives of those living in the community, by choosing Mdluli Safari Lodge as their destination of choice in the Kruger National Park.

While the lodge is being created to provide a unique Kruger National Park experience, it is equally entrenched in its responsibility to uplift the community and up-skill the community’s members.

Our luxury, affordable Kruger National Park accommodation comes to life in October 2019. Leave us your details so secure your booking.

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