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Sustainability | Luxury Tented Lodge | Mdluli Safari Lodge

The lodge, designed by international architects Luxury Frontiers, blends seamlessly into the surrounding Kruger landscape. Both the design and construction are anchored in strong environmental principles, ensuring a light ecological footprint. Day to day lodge operations are an extension of our intentional sustainability philosophy.

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Our initiatives

The development of the lodge employed nearly 200 laborers, both men, and women, from the Community. Many of these individuals, most of whom had never worked before, gained  both financial benefits and skills development.

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Ecological design

We very deliberately chose to make use of alternative, sustainable materials given the amount of decking required in the construction of the lodge.


Sustainable construction using  recycled PVC

The construction of the lodge, contributed to 4.9 tonnes of PVC on internal floors were recycled

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ESG Rating

We are exceptionally proud to be the only lodge in South Africa with an AA+ ESG (environmental, social, governance rating). We achieved an 87% (AA+) grade on our selective, core Social Development Goals (SDG)  assessment. READ MORE HERE.

“The impressiveness of Mdluli’s far-reaching social and environmental impact cannot be overstated. Worldwide, most impact investment projects aim to demonstrate how they impact a handful of SDGs but struggle to do so. In Mdluli’s case, however, we see inspiring positive payoffs across a core and wide range of SDGs, quantified through the application of our +Impact SDG Investment Grading Tool. This puts the lodge in an elite bracket of projects.”

— Brett Wallington, CEO of Impact Capital Africa.

A Kruger Park gem

“A wonderful lodge in Kruger National Park! Beautiful tented rooms, warm hospitality, friendly service. Great sightings with our super ranger. Combined with a spectacular pool, and lovely in-room massage treatments, you cannot go wrong with Mdluli!”

Best safari lodge in Southern Africa

“Best safari lodge in Southern Africa. There is NO PLACE like Mdluli. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Nothing is ever too much for them. The food is absolutely fantastic. The views compare to no other in the country. If there were more than 5 stars, you guys will get 100 every time.”

Magical bush getaway

“Magical bush getaway experience, at an exquisite lodge! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to bush lovers looking for an authentic bush experience, while still enjoying the luxuries of a lodge. The lodge is built overlooking the Kruger Park and offers exceptional views from all communal areas, including the infinity pool, bar, restaurant and boma. The tents are exquisite, exceptionally clean and fully furnished with all the necessary amenities – including both an indoor and outdoor shower. There is also a curio shop with friendly staff and a great variety of stock. While there, I celebrated my birthday and the staff went out of their way to make me feel special with a birthday picnic and a birthday dinner.”

More of Mdluli

An eco-conscious luxury safari experience.

A luxurious tented safari experience

Luxury tented experience, custom designed to blend in with nature.

Inside the Kruger National Park, not far from Pretoriuskop Rest Camp.

Africa at her finest. Big 5 game drives, self-drive, bush walks, boma dinners and so much more.