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...

Golfing with Giraffes

Staying at the Mpala Lodge and visiting the fantastic Kruger National Park in South Africa is for most people associated with safaris, hunting or just relaxing in the cozy bungalows. These are indeed some of the most common activities and why people mostly come here...

Bird Watching in Kruger National Park

Are you planning a trip to South Africa and wishing to stay at the Mpala Safari Lodge, then you should consider joining one of our new bird watching excursions. The wildlife of South Africa is both unique and comprehensive, but the winged part of this wildlife are...

South Africa – the perfect hunting paradise

If you are a hunter, a time will come for most people, where you begin dreaming of something bigger and more adventurous than your local hunting at home. It is not that there is no joy and excitement hunting for local game, but for many the dream is a safari, big game...