For thousands of years humans have evolved in close contact with the natural world. The fact is we are hard-wired to love nature, needing constant exposure to the great outdoors. A stay at Mpala Safari Lodge offers a harmonious blend of breath-taking natural beauty, comfort and understated Scandinavian style.


Downtime with a difference

It feels like you’re constantly on the go! Hectic work schedules, demanding family commitments, and the omnipresent smartphone mean little time to properly relax and unwind.

That stress will quickly evaporate the very moment you set foot in Mpala Safari Lodge. Our unique location on the banks of the Olifants River within the Greater Kruger National Park provides the perfect setting for a safari retreat. Weekly planned activities like bush walks, elephant back safaris or candle-lit dinners in the bush will stimulate the senses and sooth your soul.


Boost mental health and reduce stress

The health benefits of nature are well known. Less known are the benefits of being in touch with nature and mental heath. Yet a recent study in the Netherlands showed a strong connection between being in touch with nature and lower rates for anxiety and depression.

Unique Scandinavian design fused with African culture provides the backdrop for an unforgettable experience. With a maximum of 12 guests at any one time you’ll have all the time and space you want to get the most out of your stay.


Find creative inspiration

Monotony kills creativity. A break at the Mpala Safari lodge will let you recapture that childlike feeling of exploration, curiosity and fun. Each new experience, like Bird Watching in Kruger National Park, will be a stimulus for experiencing new sites, sounds and scents. These new stimuli can help unlock creative ideas, provide inspiration or just allow your brain to think differently.


Reconnect with family and friends

Our always-on lifestyles can take a toll on our private relationships. A safari holiday can be a sociable event, a time to reconnect and rekindle relationships with families, partners or friends. Whether relaxing by the pool, having a round of golf surround by giraffes or camping out in the bush, it will be sure to cultivate and strengthen your relationships.


Gain insights from our friendly, knowledgeable staff

One of the things our guests appreciate the most is the hospitality, friendliness and knowledge of our staff. It’s one of the main reasons why many come back, year after year.

Our qualified rangers will help you discover the minor details, like a small track in the bush or a broken branch. The skilled chefs will delight your taste buds with delectable South African cuisine made from the freshest ingredients.


Be more productive

Taking a break has been shown to make you more productive when you get back to your daily routine. A stay at the Lodge will leave you mentally refreshed, physically revitalised and really invigorated. This will set you up to take on new challenges with a fresh perspective and be more likely to succeed!