What a great place with an amazing view of the African bush! A game drive vehicle that you can drive yourself is available for hire and is an absolute must and well worth it, as you get to drive to areas not available to the general public. Lea provides fantastic tips on all the local activities that are available to make the stay that much more enjoyable!
Warthog Lodge is just beautiful! We went there with a group of friends and we’re amazed by everything from Lea’s hospitality to the views, the cleanliness, the decor, the little touches like bath salts and extra towels. A family of warthogs visited us daily which was beautiful to see. The lodge is fully furnished with every kitchen utensil you could possibly need and the beds are so comfortable! Lea responded to messages very promptly and was very welcoming and friendly to deal with. I would absolutely stay here again!
A wonderful place to relax and reviltalize- the view is breathtaking Only 1 1/2 hours away from JHB. Accommodation is fabulous an so well eqiupped with everything you need –- a definite return is in the pipeline!
We have enjoyed our stay immensely - the view is spectacular. We will definitely recommend this beautiful place any time. Thank you Lea for your hospitality and organizing.
Pragtige uitsig, lekker ontspan. Waarde vir geld. Mooi uitsig. Lekker dat 2 kamers apart is van hoofhuis – ruimte vir privaatheid. Lieflike buite storte en boma area heerlik om in aand daar te kuier.
What a superb introduction for our family from Germany to the beautiful South African Bush! Lovely setting in a well equipped & wonderful home overlooking a gorgeous part of the bush veld. We look forward to being back!
Beautiful, well equipped home. We’ll be back!
Beautiful accommodation in the perfect setting. We had a great time. Thank you!
Beautiful accommodation. We had a wonderful time. Thank you!
From the start everything was just perfect! In fact we were speechless, and still is.That view . . . out of this world! While sitting at the bauma, having a “braai”, a warthog came to welcome us. Some of us were frozen for a minute or two and the last night a group of kudu’s came to visit and stand staring at us.At the lodge there is everything you can think of . . . so fully equiped accommodation and stunning interior.Lea have been so helpful with all the info we needed and the many questions I had.It is really a must to go there. Staying between the bushes and wild life. What an experience...
Asemrowend en baie luuks.So mooi toegerus met net die allerbeste toebehore binne die huis. Die mooiste uitsig vanaf die dek.
Perfection. That’s all.
We spent 3 nights here and can highly recommend it. The game drive vehicle was a great option!We will definitely go back. The facilities are top notch.
We stayed for two weeks at Warthog Logde over Chistmas and New Year. Value for money for what you get. This biggest plus is the amazing view and the pool.The house is well equipped in all aspects and everything is in working order as well as well maintained! Lots of animals came around. The lay out of the building (main building with two annexes) makes it very convenient if you have friends staying with you. We hired the vehicles for the full time which made it so much easier with a house full of people. Lea, keep it up and thank you for being a wonderfull host, we wil be back!!
Was baie lekker en alles is so mooi en die geriewe is goed deurdink en alles is daar!Ons sal gerus weer hierheen gaan! Was regtig ‘n lekker vakansie!
Wow! Lea’ place is amazing and so is she. Lea was always available to help, answer all my questions and provide advice on things to do and places to visit (night and day). We had a fantastic time relaxing around the pool with an amazing view of the bush and enjoying nature all around us. Recommend that you hire the game vehicle to access more of the reserve - we saw elephant, rhino, giraffe and lots of other game. Pity our trip was so short. Will hopefully be back for a longer visit. Thanks Lea!
True South African eco bush home experience!
Warthog Lodge and Lea’s hospitality far exceeded our expectations. The lodge is beautiful and comfortable with so much thought having gone into the space. I cannot reccommend Warthog Lodge highly enough! We will be back again.
Everything at this Lodge is above and beyond. Gorgeous View, spacious and comfortable all around, Clean and tastefully decorated. We will definitely reccommend this stunning place to anyone with their friends or family, you will never regret it. the Game Viewing Vehichle was a bonus for us and we enjoyed every ride. We will absolutely be back!!
Wonderlike plek en baie rustig.Was ‘n baie lekker naweek by Warthog Lodge en sal definitief die Warthog Lodge aanbeveel.
My family came from Cape Town and Germany and I want to thank Lea for being an exceptional host. She bent backwards to accommodate our family! Such customer service is very rare! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well-planned, beautifully situated and African eclectic furnished lodge. We fully enjoyed the spectacular view over the plains. The lapa is the perfect spot to relax and watch an awesome African sunset. Most nights, plains game walked past the lapa. Even a bushbuck and Giraffes drank from the close-by waterhole. We were most lucky to have a night visit by a small spotted genet– what a very special experience! During our game drive we had some amazing rhino encounters. What a wonderful place to escape to. We can warmly recommend the Warthog Lodge! Thanks again, Lea
A home away from home. Stunning views, comfortable accommodation, great experience. Will be back. Thank you!
Warthog Lodge is a true paradise, perfectly positioned and the views stunning. The lodge is so tastefully furnished with every need taken care of. My family had a wonderful time and having our own game vehicle was just brilliant. We unfortunately didn’t see the wildcat but did have lots of hornbill visitors. The warthog were our daily visitors and we also had kudu, giraffe and a family of klipspringer drink from the water hole. Five days just wasn’t enough. Lea is a fabulous host, responsive and just lovely to deal with. You can’t go wrong staying at Warthog Lodge.
Absolute stunning place – amazing view, great sights and excellent host! We loved every minute! Thank you!
A true paradise and a privilege to share. Hope to be back!
Warthog Lodge was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed ourselves so much we extended our stay. Great views, well appointed rooms, all the conveniences you need, Warthogs and kudu withing spitting distance of the house and sparkling pool. We hired a game vehicle and drove around the park – saw water buffalo, giraffes, zebra, hippos, wildebees and lots of buck.Thank you for your hospitality, Lea!
Absolutely fabulous! Beautiful home and views! Thank you!
Baie mooi en gerieflik! Sien julle defnitief weer!
Wonderfully appointed house, with creative accomadation to suit all needs. Our group was broken into 3 age groups and all had a marvellous time and seperate areas. Lea was really helpfull
Just spent a wonderful weekend with friends at Warthog Lodge. Wonderful place, great location, and amazing views! What more can you ask for? Lea was extremely helpful and attentive. I would definitely recommend Warthog Lodge.We are already planning a return visit!
My family and I stayed here and it was an African paradise! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back any day! We saw so many wild animals including rhino and their baby! Lea is so helpful and professional.. I would highly recommend Warthog Lodge!!
Ons het ons kuier BAIE geniet! En was gelukkig genoeg om die “Large Spotted Genet” en ‘n Bosvark te sien! Maar meer was dit net elkker om met die kinders te kuier en te ontspan
Beautiful and well equipped Lodge with a great view. Thank you for your hospitality Lea.
Warthog Lodge is just awesome! The separate chalets gave our extended families some space and privacy. Saw buffalo a few houses down the road, giraffe near Kalahari Pub (interesting place to stop in Mabalingwe). Hot springs in Bela Bela great for day visit esp for kids. Lea is a very thoughtful and accommodating host. Highly recommend Mpho (housekeeper). Will visit again!
Absolutely amazing place! Beautiful view and the house has everything one needs. Will definitely be returning and will recommend this house to anyone looking for a perfect breakaway in the bushveld.
This was really a peaceful experience. Spaces so vast and animal kingdom so varied, we can truly appreciate God’s creation. A wonderful occasion to spend with family. The accommodation is outstanding, wanting for nothing.
Thanks Lea, everything you did is much appreciated. We had a great time!
This is lovely house! We really enjoyed it!
What a fantastic holiday. We saw warthogs daily. We saw giraffe and buck and swam with the most divine view. Highly recommended Lodge. Everything we needed was there. Well decorated and peaceful. Drinks on the deck a must, with the sounds of the bush and the gorgeous sunset. Thank you!
We loved every second from the moment we got to the lodge. Instructions to get there and details on the lodge were spot on. The views were fantastic and the pool situated right where we could look out on the mabalingwe game reserve. Stunning! The warthogs were daily visitors and so sweet. The African wildcat was an additional treat who we fell in love with. Thank you so much for an amazing stay!
Magnificent setting, fantastic view and well apointed.
Warthog Lodge was superb and we had a gret time. Only wish it could have been longer! we will certainly be back in a year or 2.
Thanks Lea. Everything was Amazing!
We had a wonderful time at your place!
Thanks again for sharing your slice of heaven with us!
A great Lodge with an amazing view. We had a wonderful weekend!!
Stunning huis met als wat jy kan nodig hê, in die skoonheid en rustigheid van die natuur.Die huis is so mooi en ten volle ingerig vir ‘n vakansie met familie of vriende en is veilig vir klein kinders. Die eienaar is so gaaf en hulpvaardig met enige vrae. Kan nie wag om weer terug te gaan vir ‘n langer vakansie nie!
Wat ‘n awesome naweek. Ons was bederf met ‘n naweek by Warthog Lodge. Vir ‘n beter naweek kon ons nie vra nie. Die view is gorgeous alles was net perfek gewees. Selfs die wildcat het in ons harte gekruip. Dankie weereens vir ‘n baie lekker naweek. Sal beslis weer kom kuier!
What a wonderful and beautiful place. Our children absolutely loved it. We will certainly be going back often.....and then again.....and then again some more.
Fantastiese plek, goeie uitleg en goed ingerig.Perfek in baie opsigte. Die uitleg is uniek en werk baie goed. Die aparte eenhede skep goeie privaatheid. Die buitestorte is ongelooflik. Die boma-area en braaigeriewe is baie goed. Mens kan ‘n ware bosveldervaring in absolute styl ervaar by hierdie plek. Die wildritte was ‘n hoogtepunt elke dag en mens kan areas besigtig waar min ander mense kom. Sal enigetyd weer gaan!
My family and I stayed at Warthog Lodge in October 2017 and I must admit, what a breathtaking experience! From the Views, the facility to the household African Wild Cat, it has been a memorable experience with beautiful experiences. We most definitely will be back! The lodge is equipped with every creature comfort to cater for all your needs. This was amazing break with at a fantastic lodge and a fabulous host!! See you soon again!
This was a gem. We will definitely be back at least once a year. From the time we booked, the level of communication and the quality of the stay was unsurpassed. Thank you Lea!
We will be back. Perfect!
Warthog Lodge is well looked after, clean and all utensils in working order. The view is fantastic. The host ensured that we are okay and kept checking before and after our arrival. Love the place and am definitely recommeding it to my fiends!
Warthog Lodge is such a wonderful place and helped us make such lovely memories. The view is gorgeous, the lodge is absolutely stunning and the time spend there was awesome. Visits by warthogs, wild bush pigs, monkeys and all sorts of birds, not forgetting the most lovely tame African wild cat. Lea is a wonderful host and was always available when we had questions. I will visit this lodge again in a heart beat. The whole family loved it and we where sad to go. Thank you Lea!
The Grooms were here and enjoyed our Groomenation! We’ve renamed the African Wild Cat, Archibald or Archie for short.Please feed him and allow him to make himself at home and to love you!!Thank you for a fully equipped and beautiful location.PS!! The Warthog can open the gate onto the deck to steal Archie’s food, so please look out for that.
Warthog Lodge never disappoints. This is a fantastic place to stay!
Warthog Lodge was an amazing experience, just sitting outside in the evenings watching the sun go down was unbelievable. The feeling of space really makes it special to. It’s very difficult to capture everything on camera, the birdlife and animals, just to good. A big thank you to Lea our host. Well done!
Love ons blyplek in die bos. ❤ Natuur bly maar die beste!
Thank you again Lea for an amazing time spent at your lodge. Once again highly impressed and we will be back. Great accommodation, amazing views and fun game drives in the “green vehicle”. Already trying to persuade the family to return next year ... ￼
Warthog Lodge was fantastic in every respect! We spent our last couple of days here before we returned to Australia, were lucky enough to spot Giraffe, plenty warthogs, buffalo, buck and beautiful birdlife. Thank you for beautiful memories! Lea is an incredible host who was so helpful, thanks for everything. We will return!
Absolutely amazing place!!! Really enjoyed it!
One word; great!!!We had a wonderful time at your place! What a beautiful view and a house decorated with so much style. Thanks a lot for everything!
Family from Netherlands. We enjoyed every moment! Great help from Lea.
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.
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!
Lea’s place is just great!
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.
Die verblyf was uitstekend met ‘n fantastiese uitsig!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Brilliant host, awesome facilities and an amazing view. Thanks Lea!
Wonderfull House with amazing view. Perfect for a family-safari.
Fabulous stay. Really loved the view, and the wide open space. Rooms very private and comfortable. Great weekend!
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!!
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
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
Thank you for this wonderful stay! It was amazing!
Thank you. A wonderful house with amazing view!
Thank you for a wonderful time!
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.
Had a wonderful stay. Thanks for letting us share your piece of heaven!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Fantastic place. Thank you so much! What a wonderful experience.
Asemrowende uitkyk vanaf die stoep. Heerlik gekuier.
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!
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.
A wonderful, peaceful ten days. Perfect! We saw lots of animals and it was absolute heaven.
Ag nee! Ons gaan môre huis toe. Dit was puik hier. Baie, baie dankie!
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.
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!
What a wonderful few days, we have enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thank you very much.
Thank you for a wonderful weekend! Will be back!
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.
The lodge is even better than the photos or listing. It was fully equipped and is in a spectacular location. Absolutely Magnificent!!
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!
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!
Fantastic experience! The accomodations were luxurious and very well equipped. The views were absolutely spectacular. Can’t wait to go back!
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.
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.
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....
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!!!!