Abelana Safari Camp

Bush Break

Accommodation Overview

Abelana Safari Camp is a mere 5 hours drive from Johannesburg. An intimate 8 sleeper safari camp in Big Five territory. From R2150.00 per person.
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Abelana Safari Camp is a mere 5 hours drive from Johannesburg. An intimate 8 sleeper safari camp in Big Five territory. From R2150.00 per person.



Type: Game Reserve, Fully Inclusive 

Capacity: 8

Rates: From R2150.00 per person


Abelana Game Reserve is a 15,000ha Big Five game reserve adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park and the Selati Game Reserve. What sets this unique destination about is that it is owned by the Mashishimale community. Therefore making a difference and contributing to sustainable tourism, by working with the community to uplift and empower its people while conserving and protecting the wilderness. 


The lodge has excellent leopard, elephant and lion sightings. The rates include 2 daily game drives which are conducted by an excellent guide and tracker. In addition a morning work is offered to guests after breakfast. 

Approximately 500km from Johannesburg, this drive is nothing short of adventure with plenty stops along the way that add to the wanderlust. 


A route planned out with plenty curio shops, quaint cafes and views that will take your breath away. It’s a 5-hour road trip from Johannesburg that passes in the blink of an eye…


The small, intimate 8 sleeper safari camp accommodates up to eight guests in five Meru-style tents. Located in an elevated position in the remote southern part of the reserve amid spectacular granite outcrops and overlooks a large watering hole below the camp’s expansive viewing deck. 

The Meru-style tents are simple yet comfortable and well-appointed, offering an authentic safari experience. The tents are all equipped with beds offering a twin or king size configuration with lighting provided by solar power. Because they are located in a water-scarce region each tent is equipped with a shower rather than a bath, with hot water provided by gas geysers always available.

Food is home-cooked, often over an open fire, using locally sourced fresh produce. The camp has a large tented mess and lounge area with an honour bar system and a range of reference books. There is a charging station for camera batteries and phones. 


The environmental ethos is to operate with as light a footprint as possible. Abelana Safari Camp uses solar power and gas geysers and no large trees were removed during its construction. The lodge is against single-use plastics and have their own drinking water from an underground aquifer. All waste is separated and removed from the property. Making this destination one with a difference.


Additional activities include bush walks, birding, photography and star gazing. 



Rates are a guide price and will be confirmed when making your reservation


From R2 150.00 per person per night (sharing)

From R3 210.00 per night (single)


Rates include:


All meals

Morning and Afternoon Game Drives (optional walk offered after breakfast)

Tea, Coffee and Waters 


Rates exclude:

Curio Shop purchases 



Community Levies 



Children rates are subject to the booking enquiry 

WiFi is not available due to the remote location



Viewing Deck 

Indoor and Lounge

Fire Pit 

Ceiling Fans

En-Suite Bathrooms

Private Room Deck



Game drives include a qualified game driver and tracker 

Abelana is a relatively low risk malaria area and malaria is a treatable disease, but as a precaution guests are strongly advised to consult with a doctor prior to travel to establish what malaria medication to take and when to commence any course.

Specific details

Area Activities: 4x4 Trails, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Hiking Trails, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, Running Trails, Spa
Facilities: Fans, Housekeeping, Bar, Linen, Towels
Star Grading: Not Rated
Accommodation Type Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Game Reserve, Tented


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