Mali Mali is a game lodge in the Limpopo province. We are situated in the Ndlovumzi Nature Reserve about 35km outside the small town of Hoedspruit. Stretching over a 1000ha with all the beauty that nature offers this wonderful reserve borders with the great Olifants River. Due to the size of the reserve, one can truly enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Lowveld bush. The Fauna and Flora on the reserve has a healthy population of Waterbuck, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Bushbuck, Duiker, Wild Dogs and other small animal species. Numerous bird species abound for the avid birder and nocturnal species include, Civet cat, Genet, Porcupine, Aardvark and the allusive Caracal.
The reserve is categorized as a savanna biome; along the Olifants River boundary, there are very large Sycamore Fig, Jackal Berry and Tamboti trees. These provide a haven for bird life while casting welcome shade during the warm summer months. The central and southern part of the reserve is hilly and has numerous Acacia trees, Marula trees and the iconic Leadwood tree.
Mali Mali Safari Lodge is at the centre of this wonderful reserve and was build over 30 years ago by the world renowned and very well known sculpture Anton Smit. Bought by the previous owners and never opened to the public, this wonderful wonderland of combined art and nature has been kept away from the public all the years. Mali Mali Safari Lodge was recently bought by the new owner, revamped and restored, the Lodge was opened for the first time in 30 years to be visited by the public. The goal of the new owner is to share this unique one of a kind wonderland with everyone that loves the African bushveld and nature.
We at Mali Mali Safari Lodge strive to give only the best service and with highly trained staff members you are sure to be treated like nowhere else before. We love what we do and we love this beautiful unique wonderland of wildlife and nature that surrounds us. Mali Mali Safari Lodge truly has a uniqueness that can’t be explained and can only be experienced once you are here.