The 7 best stories from our guests

During the end of 2016, we held a competition for some of our former guests. The prize is a trip back to our lodge. Here are the 7 best stories, that the competitors shared with us: Gitte & Frank: Our Paradise Dorrit & Preben: Cold winter night, turned into...

“So how is the weather on your side?”

That, is a very typical question that the Mpala team gets all the time from their international friends, family members and also the Danish owners from up north. It is hard to say why everyone is so interested in the South African weather but when you look at the...

Christmas in South Africa

The majority – around 80 % - of the South African population are Christians. As South Africa is in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas takes place in the summer. This makes the Christmas celebrations mostly an outdoor event. Christmas comes in the middle of the South...

The best photo safari in Africa

Do you want to get close to the wildlife to get some amazing and unique pictures? This requires extensive local knowledge and a tranquil setting to succes. You get it all at Mpala Safari Lodge which is located in the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Wildlife are...

Our rangers ensure your safari experience

The skilled rangers at Mpala Safari Lodge will ensure you get the most out of your safari and keep you safe. Understanding animal behavior will help you enjoy your safari so much more. It will help you spot wildlife, their predators or prey and even mean you take...

Greetings from grandmother on safari

Dear Ingvild and Sindre. Greetings from grandmother on safari Waking up to the lion roar or see and hear the elephants when they come to the river at in the evening to eat grass and to take a bath are everyday experiences here in South Africa. Hey - now I get a visit...

Kruger National Park – the perfect place for a safari adventure

With its 19,633 square kilometers Kruger National Park is the largest nature reserve in Africa. In the middle of the park by the Olifants River you will find the Danish-owned Mpala Safari Lodge, which offers exclusive safari accommodation for up to 12 people - the...

Exciting African Safari in Kruger National Park

Mpala Lodge offers an African Safari you never thought possible in one of Africa's most stunning nature reserves: Greater Kruger National Park. A stay at our exclusive resort is a seat on the front row, allowing you to come into close contact with nature and enjoy the...

Drakensberg Mountains

Running a ragged sickle shape along the eastern part of South Africa, the soaring peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains are just a short drive from the Mpala Lodge. So why not join a daytrip during your stay with us? This great escarpment intercepts rain clouds coming in...

Great Kruger National Park Essential Guide

Sitting on the banks of the Olifants River, Mpala Safari Lodge is a privileged location for exploring South Africa’s biggest game reserve. So what can you expect to see and when is the best time to visit? Find out all you need to know, and pick up a few fun facts in...

Top 10 Safari activities

Going on an African safari is an unforgettable experience. With our guide the planning can be part of the build up and excitement! 1. Game Drive Close your eyes for a moment and imagine the breath-taking sight of game roaming freely across acres of unspoilt National...

The story of ranger Sebastiaan Jansen van Vuuren

As a boy I grew up on a farm in the Limpopo province of South Africa. I come from a family of farmers. They have been farmers all their lives. After school hours, together with the farm workers' kids, I used to sneak off into the bush on little adventures, not...