Come and join us for Easter

Autumn is here and the Easter holidays are fast approaching, so there’s no better time to plan a much-needed Easter break at Abelana Game Reserve, here in the heart of Limpopo’s Greater Kruger region. So bring your loved ones and family for the Easter long weekend and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the wilderness. Read More

Exploring Abelana on two wheels

Abelana Game Reserve is fast emerging as one of South Africa’s newest and most exciting mountain bike destinations, thanks to its breathtaking (and challenging) landscapes, outstanding natural beauty and, of course, its wildlife! We’ve already hosted successful tours with leading mountain bike operator Escape Cycle Tours and recently welcomed them back again, this time with Read More

New sable released on to Abelana

Abelana’s ongoing commitment to conservation has been given a boost thanks to the introduction of new sable onto the reserve. Three bulls and 12 cows, a number of which are pregnant, were released in January this year to supplement the existing sable numbers and improve the genetics of the population. One of the most impressive Read More

Love is in the air at Abelana!

When it comes to romance, it doesn’t get much better than a beautiful, luxurious safari suite overlooking a river, with hippos serenading and the sights and sounds of the African bush all around you, the soft flickering of candlelight and lanterns breaking up the warm African night and your partner at your side… Where is Read More

Welcome to the black lamb of the family!

Something wonderful happened at Abelana over the festive season, resulting in a rare and beautiful addition to the reserve’s wildlife family – a black impala lamb was born! The lamb was spotted just a few hours after birth by Abelana River Lodge guide Bill Drew on a morning drive. He quickly captured the sighting on Read More

Meet our new GM, Jon Morgan…

The Abelana Game Reserve family has grown with the arrival of our new General Manager of Tourism, Jon Morgan, who has relocated to Abelana from Elgin, in the Western Cape, with his wife Christie and their young sons Fynn (3) and Charlie (10 months). Born in Zimbabwe, Jon moved with his family to Durban when Read More

Vultures – nature’s clean-up specialists!

One of the most reviled animals of the African bush, the vulture is nonetheless one of the most critically important cogs in an eco-system’s engine because, doing the dirty work of cleaning up carcasses. They’re not pretty and the job they do is mostly stomach-churningly disgusting, but they keep the bush free of disease and Read More

Getting that festive feeling!

The start of summer means just one thing – Christmas is just around the corner! So now is the perfect time to plan a spectacular festive season getaway. There’s no better place for rest, relaxation and a good dose of yuletide cheer over the holiday period than the wonderful African wilderness of Abelana Game Reserve. Read More