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THE MAHIKENG STORY

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere that is where you find yourself. Find yourself in Mahikeng.”

 

Inspired by the majestic rock face in the game park, Mahikeng means “the land of the rock”. Tucked in the rolling hills of the Magalies Meander, this intimate hideaway brings our guests the beauty of the bushveld, the wonder of wildlife and the serenity of seclusion. With its thick bushveld, open land and valleys, Mahikeng Lodge combines the Lowveld, Highveld and Bushveld experience all in one exquisite lodge.

Mahikeng offers magic moments for every type of traveller

Be up with the birds to watch the sun stretch over the magnificent Magalies Meander before getting back to nature with a rejuvenating outdoor shower.

Rid your body, soul and mind of the city’s stresses with an invigorating full body massage in the tranquil surroundings of the bush or in the privacy of your own private balcony.

Embark on a game viewing adventure with our highly knowledgeable game rangers to discover fascinating information about Mahikeng and its diverse wildlife.

Indulge in the relaxation of a day spent lazing around the swimming pool under the warm heat of the African sun.

Explore the expansive farm and its diverse African wildlife, whether its cycling under the shade of the Acacia trees, hiking through the magnificent kloofs and sheer rock faces that surround Mahikeng Lodge to the incredible lookout points which boast magnificent sights of the expansive land before you.

Treat yourself to sundowners on the picturesque viewing deck, perched on the highest point of the farm. From here, you can take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire lodge and beyond into the valley of the Magalies Meander.

There’s nothing quite like a bush sunset, and Mahikeng is no exception. Bid a blissful farewell to a day well-spent as you watch the sun paint the sky a kaleidoscope of oranges.

Mahikeng is the place to be when you just need to…be.

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Mahikeng offers magic moments for every type of traveller

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Quiet & Relaxing time spent in nature, allows you to strengthen your bonds with each other.

GENERAL INFORMATION

There are four significant mountain ranges in this South African Region: the Magaliesberg Mountains (where you will find Mahikeng Lodge), The Drakensberg Escarpment that forms the eastern border of the Bushveld The Waterberg range that is in the middle of the Bushveld and The Soutpansberg Range.

Mahikeng Lodge with its thick bushveld, open land and valleys, combines the Lowveld, Highveld and Bushveld experience all in one exquisite lodge.

The Highveld is the portion of the South African inland plateau which has an altitude above roughly 1500 m, but below 2100 m, thus excluding the Lesotho mountain regions to the south-east of the Highveld. It is home to some of the country’s most important commercial farming areas, as well as its largest concentration of metropolitan centres.

The Lowveld (is another name for Bushveld) – the Lowveld is the name given to two areas that lie at an elevation of between 500 and 2,000 feet (150 and 600 metres) above sea level. One area is in the South African provinces of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal

Bushveld: a region in the hot dry north-east of South Africa and adjoining countries.

the type of vegetation of the Bushveld, dominated by low-growing thorn trees and bush.

The Bushveld is a sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa named after the term veld.

Veld

The term veld is a generic term used to define certain wide open rural spaces of Southern Africa. It is used in particular to refer to flat areas or districts covered in grass or low scrub, especially in Southern Africa. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Wildfires are common in the veld and are referred to as “veld fires”