Unwind & Explore At BushTime at Mabula


Escape city living and enjoy a weekend (or even a full week) away experiencing only the best our beautiful bushveld has to offer at BushTime at Mabula. About two hours away from the buzz of Johannesburg, this is the perfect place for all nature lovers, both young and old. 

Whether you’re looking to take a short break away from the rush of the city or want to kick back and enjoy well-deserved holiday in the bush, BushTime at Mabula is just the place. Situated at the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains within the Mabula Private Game Reserve, this resort offers a bushveld escape perfect for the whole family, complete with abundant wildlife (which includes the Big 5 and more than 300 recorded bird species), 10 000 hectares of wide unspoiled terrain, plenty of activities and entertainment, and of course, peace and tranquillity.


Stay At One Of Their Four Camps

The accommodation units are located in four separate camps, each offering their own unique essence and setting. First up, Modjadji has the amazing bush and wide open plains as the backdrop to your relaxing, wild getaway. Sunset Hill has stunning views and golden sunsets that only Africa can offer. And last but certainly not least, Bush Lodge and Game Lodge and its magnificent sites over the plains and distant hills. All of the chalets have been spaced out not only to maximise privacy for you and your family, but to enhance the feeling of being in the wild.


The units are fully self-catering and range from one-bedroom chalets to six-bedroom bush camps. Only a two hours drive from Johannesburg, this malaria-free reserve will have you reconnecting with nature, along with meaningful memories of your stay with family and friends, having experienced the wonders and beauty of the bushveld.

Their Facilities

BushTime is situated within the Mabula Private Game Reserve, which is home to exceptional scenic landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. You can experience game viewing at its best here, within a setting of flowing rivers, trickling streams and stretches of open vistas. Keep an eye out for elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, the African Python and the Nile Crocodile as well as the wide variety of bird life. This truly a nature lovers paradise.


Other than the Mabula Private Game Reserve, you can also enjoy the following facilities onsite:

  • Children’s dedicated play grounds
  • Curio Shop
  • DSTV limited bouquet package (in all units)
  • Superette
  • Swimming Pool at each camp
  • Three tennis courts
  • Volley ball court

Please note: Keep in mind that the closest petrol station is in Bela Bela which is about 47 kilometres away. So, fill up your tank in Bela Bela before heading to Mabula.


Keep Yourself Busy With These Fun Activities!

On top of all the facilities BushTime has to offer families looking for a bushveld experience, they also have fun activities available to ensure your stay is a memorable one. Activities include:

  • Activities at the Main Lodge, which includes swimming pool and pool bar, Mabula Spa, holiday program for the little ones, horse riding and quad rides, restaurant, bar and terrace serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Weekly activities perfect for the whole family
  • Fun at the Modjadji Entertainment Centre
  • Wildlife activities including game drives and bird safaris


Thinking Of Timeshare?

BushTime is taking a fresh approach to the outdated concept of timeshare by allowing those who are interested the opportunity to buy into BushTime for a week or rent a unit for a weekend, mid-week or week getaway, dependent on their budget and availability.

With over 300 weeks available, you can select your favourite time of the year to own a week at BushTime. Whether it is the perfect hideaway, a romantic retreat for two or an unforgettable family escape to the wilderness, BushTime will offer a well-deserved break and freedom you’re looking for in an upmarket setting. This destination is not too far away from the city and yet, it is just as far as it needs to be in order to enjoy the beauty of the bush.

For More Information

For more information about Bush Time at Mabula, visit, call (014) 734 7000 or email

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