Feeling festive in the bush

It’s odd spending Christmas in the African bush, especially if you’re used to colder climes at this festive time of the year! Here in South Africa the Christmas period coincides with our summer holidays and summer is indeed in full swing, with soaring temperatures and…

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Abelana’s ladies lead the way!

It’s often said that people make a good safari great, and this is certainly true at Abelana Safari Camp where its team of amazing support staff are warming hearts with their wonderful brand of hospitality. For assistant chef Peggy Ngomane and housekeepers Meldatin Malobane and…

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Walking on the wild side…

We’re in the African bush on foot. It’s getting hot and tummies are rumbling for breakfast, but none of that matters as all eyes are on a small piece of twig in the hands of Abelana Safari Camp head trails guide John Fouche. He’s just…

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A new king and two queens…

Abelana Game Reserve’s three newest guests are settling in well and are being given the royal treatment, as befits their status! We recently welcomed a new lion and two lionesses to the Abelana fold, and they are currently in holding bomas until they are ready…

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River of dreams…

Here at Abelana Game Reserve we are lucky enough to have 10km of the beautiful Selati River on our property, with permanent water all year round thanks to a series of weirs that provide a home to a wide variety of aquatic and semi aquatic…

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Meet Bryan West, our new Sales Manager!

Bryan West has been appointed as the Sales Manager at Abelana Game Reserve, bringing almost 30 years of experience working with some of the biggest names in the safari sector. He most recently headed up the sales, marketing and reservations team at the Karongwe Portfolio,…

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Sharing is caring at Abelana

What’s in a name? For us, everything. The word “abelana” means “to share amongst each other” in the language of the Northern Sotho people who inhabit the region of Limpopo that’s also home to Abelana Game Reserve. After extensive research we chose the name because it sums up the ethos…

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Take a walk on the wild side!

Ever wondered what it’s like to explore the wonderful African wilderness on foot? Watch this amazing video of our trails guide John Fouche leading guests from Abelana Safari Camp on a morning bush walk! We hope to see you soon! Video courtesy of Bruce Lawson [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS]…

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Meet our CEO, Ian!

Meet Ian Beauchamp, CEO of MTH Lodge Holdings which leases Abelana Game Reserve from the Mashishimale community. Ian’s something of a legend in the Southern African tourism industry, having started his career in 1979 as a ranger at Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, later moving…

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All hands on deck!

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”14″ gal_title=”All hands on deck!”] Abelana Safari Camp is quickly becoming renowned for its amazing, 100 square metre viewing deck! Built atop a marvelous rocky outcrop at the rear of the camp, reached via an easy-to-negotiate timber stairway, the deck offers absolutely incredible views out over Abelana Game Reserve…

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Let’s hear it for the trees of Abelana

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”12″ gal_title=”Lets hear it for the trees of Abelana”] When it comes to the average safari, trees are often overlooked in favour of, well, everything else that inhabits the African wilderness! Thank goodness Abelana Game Reserve is far from average because we absolutely love our trees and are immensely…

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