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About Tiru Lodge

Tiru is a privately owned lodge situated inside Mabalingwe, a Big 5 game reserve 28 km from Bela Bela and 140 km from Pretoria. Enjoy the ultimate bushveld experience, with the ultimate boma/lapa combination, where you can sit around a boma fire underneath a well-designed thatch, with all the facilities next to you, including canvas to control wind flow and temperature, build-in braai and large table to socialise around. Sit on the deck and enjoy breath-taking views over the reserve, while animals and birds come very close. Enjoy a Jacuzzi under a tree in the bush or alternatively indoors next to a modern closed combustion efficient fireplace at night if it is cold. The lodge is situated within close proximity of Mabalingwe's recreational facilities, including tennis courts, a mini-golf course, squash courts, swimming pools and a convenience shop, as well as the restaurant, boma, bar, hot and cold pools, a Jacuzzi and sauna rooms. Mabalingwe offers an excellent entertainment program which includes a wide range of adventure activities such as guided game viewing, horse riding and lion feeding by prior arrangement. Guests are also allowed to enter the game viewing area with their own vehicles, ensuring that you have maximum time to enjoy the wild and bird life.The lodge sleeps nine people. It has a bedrooms with a king-size bed and a queen-size bed; one bedroom with two single beds, three single beds on the upper loft and two bathrooms. The rooms are air-conditioned. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, microwave oven, a large fridge-freezer and a dishwasher. Other facilities includes air-conditioning in rooms, fan, no smoking in rooms, outside fire pit, wooden deck leading to Jacuzzi under tree, flat screen TV with full DStv and video player. There are choices between a build-in braai, Weber and a gas braai (ideal for making a brunch). Guests would on most weekends on request be allowed to leave late afternoon.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 18 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Guests must adhere to rules of Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.

Availability and pricing

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  • Self-catering Lodge Sleeps 9 Includes: Self-catering This self-catering lodge accommodates up to nine guests and comprises three en-suite bedrooms, a loft room, and an open-... see more Features:  Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom see more Queen beds, King beds, M-Net, Local channels, DStv, Private bathroom, Bath only, Shower only, Mountain views, Air-Conditioning, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Jacuzzi, Fan, Television, Satellite TV, DVD player, Bar Fridge, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Three-quarter beds
    from €157 Room rate
    • Adults

      Reviews for Tiru Lodge

      18 guest reviews Reviews of

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      Moorkoth Chandran
      14 January 2018

      Good place to stay. Spacious and well equipped

      Tom Benadie
      27 December 2017


      Leo Nikles
      19 November 2017

      Tiru lodge is well appointed and offered comfortable accommodations. Recommend

      Christa Droste
      13 November 2017

      Nice location, good facilities

      Shannon Tim
      16 October 2017

      the accommodation is exactly what you see in the pictures, perfect in everyway. Spacious, clean, neat. Fully equipped. The view is breathtaking. Staff is friendly. The heated pools Wow. The activities for the kids excellent Only One Problem...the weekend is too short we didn't get to experience the pub in the middle of the reserve and much more. We will be back and next time its for a week.

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      Tiru Lodge Map

      Tiru Lodge is 1km from the centre of Mabalingwe Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 113.3km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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