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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…

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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…

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New sable released on to Abelana

Photo credit: Victoria Napier 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Rain – the bush’s magical life-bringer

At the start of October Abelana Game Reserve was a sea of parched, sparse brown bush that looked apparently lifeless. Save for the eternal green around the Selati River and on the fringes of our dams and waterholes, the picture was a typical one for the time of year –…

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A wonderfully spotted surprise…

Image: Credit Bill Drew Game drives at Abelana Game Reserve have been dishing up some wonderful surprises of late, with some of the most exciting being regular sightings of cheetah! Perhaps the most underrated of Africa’s big cats, the cheetah is also one of its most…

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Come and party at Abelana!

Abelana Game Reserve is the perfect place for groups of friends and families to come together and celebrate landmark events and important milestones with its two wonderful lodge options – the luxurious Abelana River Lodge and intimate Abelana Safari Camp – doubling up as fabulous…

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The “cycle” of life!

Exploring the amazing scenic beauty and spotting its wonderful wildlife takes on new meaning when you’re on a bicycle! Which is why Abelana Game Reserve is proud to announce Abelana Cycle Tours – a fresh way to experience this beautiful Big Five wilderness… Working in…

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The tree that time forgot!

Shrouded in mystery and the stuff of myriad African legends, the mighty baobab is a tree like no other and one that Abelana Game Reserve is blessed to have growing amongst its dramatic rocky outcrops. Known as the “upside down tree” because it’s branches resemble…

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