Escaping to Mopane Bush Lodge
It is not often that one is lucky enough escape from urban madness and experience the tranquillity and splendour of the African wilderness. Yet, at the atmospheric Mopane Bush Lodge, located on a private game reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, that is exactly what tourists can look forward to. With its African renaissance design, every aspect of this 4 star bush retreat conspires to instil in visitors a sense of simplicity and luxury while constantly reminding them that they are in the uncorrupted wild.
Guests at Mopane can expect to wake up to the sound of a bush lourie’s call in the morning and emerge from their private thatched chalets to gaze upon the untamed and beautiful bushveld. They can spend their days relaxing at the comfortable lodge or choose from a range of activities that are designed to take them that much closer to the bush and the animals that call it home. At Mopane itself, visitors can enjoy walking, cycling, birding, game tracking, game viewing and bush drives, all within the safety of the Mapesu Nature Reserve on which the lodge is located. Those guests who want to see and experience more of Limpopo can, however, also wander beyond the boundaries of this private reserve. They might wish make a day excursion to the nearby Mapungubwe National Park, a World Heritage Site that is renowned for its abundance in wildlife as well as the Iron Age ruins of an African metropolis that can be found within its borders. The more daring guests can also pay a visit to the Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve where they might learn more about Africa’s most dangerous and threatened predators and join the research team in tracking and observing these fascinating creatures. There is also the Tshugulu 4×4 Eco Trail to take on, the Baobab Peace Trail to experience and various other activities and sights to keep guests entertained.
At the end of a fulfilling and exhilarating day in the bush, visitors can return to the lodge and watch the sun set while they listen to the characteristic chatter of groups of guineafowl settling down for the night. As the perfect ending to the perfect day, they can sit down to enjoy delicious local cuisine, dining under the stars while a distinctive bushveld fire crackles in the background. A truly magnificent experience awaits those who escape to the Mopane Bush Lodge.