Love ons blyplek in die bos. ❤ Natuur bly maar die beste!
— Judith Steinberg – October 2017
Absolutely amazing place!!! Really enjoyed it!
— Agita Vaidilaite – October 2017
Warthog Lodge is beautifully situated with amazing views over the bush - gorgeous sunsets and sunrises from all the rooms and our favorite place - the boma. We loved that animals roamed around the house for most of the day and that game drives were just an added extra that we could indulge in. There are lots of small game (this is not big five country - we did see elephant and buffalo on our game drives) which in itself is lovely and a different experience. The house is very well equipped, and spotless. We really enjoyed the space the whole set-up afforded our group - it was really the best spot to celebrate a mile stone birthday. Thank you, Lea, we would love to be back again.
— Renate – September 2017
From the moment we arrived we fell in love.The view is breathtaking.The accomodation feels like home from home.Everything you could want is at your fingertips.We highly recommend it!
— Lynn Soicher – August 2017
Lea’s place is just great!
— M – August 2017
4 of us travelled from JHB to spend a long weekend at Warthog Lodge. The trip up is quick and the lodge is easy to get to. The lodge is situated in a beautiful section of the reserve, it’s extremely private and the setting is beautiful and peaceful. Bird watchers paradise. The lodge is very well stocked, spacious and clean. Our host was extremely helpful and we didn’t want for anything. Having our own game vehicle was awesome. Thank you very much for a really great weekend.
— Shannon Swanepoel – July 2017
Die verblyf was uitstekend met ‘n fantastiese uitsig!
— Jaco – July 2017
Fantastic experience, amazing view and everything you can think off catered for! Attention to detail on small things makes staying at Warthog Lodge a wonderful experience! Highly recommended!
— Werner Pienaar – 10 July 2017
We stayed for 3 nights last week and we loved every minute! Every amenity required was catered for....we literally just unpacked and relaxed. Lea is an amazing host and we cannot recommend Warthog Lodge enough!!

We will most definitely go back again...the views are spectacular when you enjoy a sundowner on the deck you can feel the peace of the area invade your soul!
— Marle van Greuning – June 26, 2017
We stayed here for 3 nights last week and had a fabulous time. Has all the amenities that one would need for self catering... plus loads more ! Very comfy with spectacular views. Cant wait to visit again. Thanks for the wonderful host who looked after us.
— Maria Uys – 12 June 2017
Everything and more. Warthog Lodge is a beautiful home, in a beautiful location. Private but not isolated as there are other houses close by. The Lodge lives up to its name with daily visits from the Warthogs. Lea was a 5 star host in every respect. Having a (self-drive)game vehicle at our disposal was a great extra - giving us the opportunity to enjoy the Bush up close. Highly recommend Warthog Lodge!
— Kim – March 2017
Brilliant host, awesome facilities and an amazing view. Thanks Lea!
— James – February 2017
Wonderfull House with amazing view. Perfect for a family-safari.
— Kim – January 2017
Fabulous stay. Really loved the view, and the wide open space. Rooms very private and comfortable. Great weekend!
— Candice Attree – November 2016
What an absolutely stunning place! I cannot recommend it enough!! There are no photos that can do Warthog Lodge justice and I often found myself just sitting and staring at the view. I would also recommend hiring the Land Rover as there is no better feeling than doing a last minute game drive as the sun starts setting. Thank you Lea for being an amazing host and being super helpful and friendly. You will definitely see us again soon!!
— Emil Siebrandt – October 2016
Beautiful place, beautiful park, Lea is great and response very quickly. Place is clean and welcoming, we felt right at home. The animals really do come by when you are hanging on the porch and every day there was something new to see Highly recommend this accommodation
— Nanda Welman – October 2016
What a picturesque view and great place to stay! This is my ‘to-go place’ if I want to go to the bushveld again! We had a wonderful team-building week at Warthog Lodge
— Jaco Crous – September 2016
Lea and Marthinus were quick to respond to the booking request, all required information about how to get there, additional requests and instructions were communicated clearly and friendly. The lodge was great, better than the pictures. It was neat and complete with all things required for a comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend Warthog lodge to anyone looking for a relaxing time in the bush with all the luxuries and privacy.
— Karl Gevers – July 2016
Our family had a WONDERFUL long weekend in the Bush. The lodge is excellent for a family/friends getaway. Lea and Marthinus are the perfect hosts and everything was perfectly planned and co-ordinated. The lodge is very well equipped. Wood was delivered beforehand and a Game Drive vehicle was worth the small extra. WiFi was great and much appreciated by the kids. Will always remember those African sunsets with a nice Gin and Tonic.
— John Winstanley – June 2016
Mens het regtig net nodig om jouself, klere en kos in die kar te laai. Warthog Lodge het alles wat mens nodig kan hê. Die uitsig oor die reservaat is wonderlik. Ons het die rustigheid en goed ingerigte fasiliteite baie geniet.
— Michelle – May 2016
Lea & Marthinus were very helpful and provided very helpful information in advance. They were very quick to respond to all communication The pictures don’t do justice to this incredibly beautiful lodge. The house was immaculately clean and with everything working perfectly. The house is fully equipped with everything one could possibly need during your stay. This was an amazing weekend! Thanks to our Hosts.
— Eric Stander – May 2016
A wonderful place on earth with the warmest and most special welcome by Long John Silver (the most charming warthog we have ever met)!
Thanks!
We will definitely be back!
— Christel and Alex Hamburg/Kiel – Germany – 17 April 2016
On TOP of the World. The pictures of this magnificent home do not do it justice. High atop a mountain at the magnificent Mabalingwe Reserve, we had the best of everything. The home and amenities were high-end. We greatly enjoyed the pool overlooking the valley and the sunsets from the boma were stunning. Outdoor showers were really cool, but the baths inside were quite luxurious as well. Very well appointed kitchen and 24/7 security was a bonus. SUPER place. We will defintely be back! Well done Marthinus and Lea!
— Deanna Zenger – 4 April 2016
Home Away From Home What an amazing week with views that stretches as far as the eye can see. We loved every entertainment area the house had to offer for every part of the day: the balcony for sipping coffee while watching the day awake; the pool for those lazy afternoons while enjoying a cold beer; the boma for the most amazing sunsets… Ever! A comfortable stay, with views, to come back for. We will be back soon.
— D Liebenberg – 26 March 2016
Warthog lodge is beautifully situated with spectacular views. The house is very well designed for a family holiday retreat. The few niggling problems with erratic internet connectivity, TV reception and electricity failures, didn’t really detract from the enjoyment of our stay in this well equipped and comfortable home where we could while away our time on the swimming pool deck during the day or around the fire in the attractive boma at night.
— Johan – March 2016
Fantastic place. Thank you so much! What a wonderful experience.
— Barmy Army – 12 February 2016
Asemrowende uitkyk vanaf die stoep. Heerlik gekuier.
— Hakema familie – 17 Januarie 2016
An absolutely fantastic African bush experience. I recommend this for anyone wanting to experience an African Game Reserve in luxury comfort. A stunning location with awesome views, this private and secluded Lodge truly is 5 star. Quite possibly my best holiday experience ever!
— Paul Price – January 2016
Spent a wonderful New Years in peace & quiet. Everything was wonderful! Pity we had to leave so soon. Will be back before the year is out.
— Nelia & Zane – 1 January 2016
A wonderful, peaceful ten days. Perfect! We saw lots of animals and it was absolute heaven.
— de Wet family – 23 December 2015
Ag nee! Ons gaan môre huis toe. Dit was puik hier. Baie, baie dankie!
— Henk van der Merwe – 12 December 2015
As a family we have spent a wonderful few days of fun, laughter and game viewing enhanced by your comfortable and well appointed lodge. What an ambience – everything to feed the soul! Many thanks – we would love to return one day.
— The Murray-Nobbs clan – December 2015
What a great retreat! We have had a fantastic weekend with friends and family. Great game drives – saw plenty of animals. Great weather and the accommodation amazing. Thank you!
— Frank & Tracey du Ponte – Mackay, Qld, Australia – 28 November to 1 December 2015
What a wonderful few days, we have enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you very much.
— Jan and Jean van Blerk – November 2015
Thank you for a wonderful weekend! Will be back!
— The Benjamins – November 2015
The lodge was incredible! We knew from the time we walked in we were set for a fantastic weekend ahead. Breathtaking views of the reserve stretch far out beyond the hills. The swimming pool is great fun and perfect in its setting - especially in the heat! Sunsets are magnificent from the patio. They house is fully kitted out with every essential one needs when on holiday. The game vehicle was a bonus! We were thrilled to use it, especially since we were a big group. The dishwasher worked like a gem and really made for easy living. Kitchen and open plan lounge really work nicely for a big group like us. Lounge was comfortable and we had access to the rugby game!! The rooms and bathrooms are clean and guest friendly, plenty of space and comfort for sharing too. Outdoor showers outside each room were fantastic! We had a magical experience here and the lodge in its perfect location, with all its bells and whistles, made our stay a very happy one.
— Cherice Whewell – October 2015
The lodge is even better than the photos or listing. It was fully equipped and is in a spectacular location. Absolutely Magnificent!!
— Rhett – September 2015
We had a great time. The house is high on the hill with a spectacular view, the photos don’t do it justice. We had two infants with us who could not wake each other because two of the rooms are separate from the main house. The ice maker was surprisingly convenient. Everything we needed in the kitchen was supplied. It was fun watching game and driving to the oasis bar, only open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (Check before you go). We also had an entertaining time with elephants close to the neighbouring zebula lodge (30 minutes drive). Thanks!
— Rein – August 2015
My leave started on the 26th June where we started our trip from Cape Town to JHB, Mpumalanga, Polokwane, Gauteng. We travelled 2000km’s (except for the flight km’s from CT to JHB).

I must say when we entered Mbamalingwe / Warthog Lodge we were stunned by the beautiful game reserve, the friendly people both at the front entrance gate right up to reception.

Our stay at Warthog Lodge was just AMAZING. I actually don’t have other words to explain:

The environment is absolutely beautiful.
The house is in excellent condition.
The surroundings were awesome.

And not to speak about our visits from the Warthog’s (a lot I might add, but they gave us extreme pleasures).
There was some buck as well drinking water from the waterhole, so yes we enjoyed the lodge very much.

And YES a definite big huge YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS to visit again in near future!

Thank you again for you and Lea’s prompt emails/ SMS. We really appreciated it.

And be sure that I will recommend your lodge to the Cape Town people.

You are welcome to send me newsletters etc...

Have a great day!
— Karen Woolls – July 2015
Fantastic experience! The accomodations were luxurious and very well equipped. The views were absolutely spectacular. Can’t wait to go back!
— Peter Reis. Canada – February 2015
We had a wonderful boys weekend away at the Warthog Lodge recently. The lodge is excellently equipped and has the most remarkable view overlooking the Mabalingwe Game Reserve. The owner Lea Duckitt was very friendly and helpful and I will definitely be back there soon.
— Marco De Oliveira, South Africa – February 2015
Really liked staying at Warthog Lodge. Well laid-out house with pool and braai boma. The sunset view over the bushveld is one of the best I have seen. House is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances, even a dishwasher. Bedrooms are well laid-out. Each having a full bathroom and outside shower. Was surprised to find three bedrooms (two outside in separate units and one within the main complex). We had Warthogs visiting frequently during the day around the house, but they can get a bit too close when having small children around. But keeping the kids out of harms way was no problem. All and all a great weekend and will definitely consider returning in the future.
— Martin Steyn – February 2015
I had the privilege during December to take my family to your house in Mabalingwe (732).
First of all, I would like to thank you for the opportunity.
The time we spent there was not just memorable but one of the best we as a family had ever enjoyed.

Our journey started off on the first evening with the Warthogs and Bush pigs that entertained us around the boma. The second evening was definitely the highlight as we were treated to a show of majestic awe, with ten elephants spending time around the house for more than 3 hours. Every single game drive was a successful one, although we had to work hard to track and find the some animals it was a journey and a story can be told for every trip. I wish I could share each and every story with you, however, the kids tell them with so much more detail and animation that my versions will do unjustly to the experience. I must say they have not stopped telling them over and over since we got back. “Lilly” your Land Rover as named by my youngest daughter provided so much fun, she was seen as a member of the family by the end of the trip and it was a sad goodbye when we left.

In total 33 species of animals and 92 bird species were spotted, which I think is a very successful trip.
Your assistance with the maps and information provided was a huge attribute and got the kids involved from day one.

Linda and I have fallen in love with this place and we will definitely visit no 732 again.

Words will never describe what this special house did to our family. For that, I will always be grateful.

Thank you so much for creating memories....
— Gerhard van Wyk – December 2014
I have stayed here, the most beautiful location within Mabalingwe! Loved to have the animals right in front of the house!!!!! Thank you, Warthog Lodge!!!!
— Petro Scherman Riding