Porcupine ridge is an extremely private lodge located within the Mabalingwe nature reserve. Visitors have full access for game drives within Mabalingwe and Zebula game reserves, as well as an abundance of wildlife visiting the actual house almost daily. Elephant, buffalo, kudo, waterbuck, porcupine are all regular visitors, in addition to many different varieties of birds and smaller animals. We love and enjoy the lodge for family getaways, romantic weekends, special occasions or just a break.
The lodge is very versatile and can accommodate up to 10 people, however we generally go up in groups of 6 to 8. Downstairs there are 3 bedrooms with the main on suite, and an additional bathroom shared between the two other bedrooms. There is a toddler/baby camper cot available, but guests will need to provide their own bedding for the cot.The downstairs lobby is an open area that has two sleeper couches and can be used for extra guests or children. The upper floor is completely open plan and contains a large kitchen with all the appliances and accessories that are typically required, as well as two lounge areas, one around the fireplace, and the other for tv watching (Premium DSTV channels available). There is a large pub/bar with counter seating and glasses for a variety of drinks. The upper area opens up onto a very large deck that wraps around 3 sides of the house, ideal for bird or game watching. On the deck is a variety of seating including dining table and chairs, loungers, a smaller table with benches etc. On the deck there is also a large wood fire braai (barbecue), and a gas braai available for guests use. The lodge is not typically serviced during a guests stay to ensure maximum privacy and tranquility, however this can be offered on request.
Disponible para huéspedes
On arrival you will collect the keys which give you full access to the lodge, as well as identity cards allowing access to the game reserves and the main mabalingwe country club. Access to the 5 star Zebula Golf and Country club is available, and golf can be arranged at members pricing.
Atención a los huéspedes
I am always just a phone call away should you require any assistance or information, however this is a fully self catering lodge and you will have the place to yourself, no interruptions, just peace and quiet.
Otros aspectos destacables
The lodge is within a game reserve, so please respect the environment and do not litter or make excessive noise, and please do make sure all braai fires are extinguished before turning in for the night. Please use the ash trays provided for any cigarette butts, as the surrounding bush is often very dry. There is a splash pool that is not fenced, nor does it have a protective net, so please ensure all children are supervised at all times. Likewise there are wild animals roaming around, so caution must be exercised when exploring outdoors, especially at night.
- Smoking outside on the deck, be careful not to cause a fire
- No pets, it is within a wildlife reserve
- Even though neighbors are far off, please be respectful of the tranquil nature of the place
- Swimming pool is not covered or fenced, children must be supervised at all times
Fun and outgoing and love visiting my guest lodge as much as my guests do!