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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Glamping it up in Abelana Game Reserve

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”10″ gal_title=”Glamping it up in Abelana Game Reserve”] Abelana Safari Camp recently had its first professional photo shoot, courtesy of local pro photographer Lance van der Vyver, officially revealing its “look” to a waiting world. A combination of old-world African influences, organic modern styles and plush, rich textiles, the…

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Abelana Safari Camp – the big reveal!

South Africa’s safari offering just got bigger and better with the unveiling of Abelana Safari Camp, which will be ready to welcome its first guests in September 2019. With just five en-suite tents and an expansive tented lounge and dining area, this intimate, authentic safari camp is offering…

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Meet our walking safaris guide, John Fouche

Abelana Safari Camp’s seasoned walking safari guide, John Fouche, will soon be immersing his guests in the fascinating intricacies of the African wilderness when the camp opens for business in late August. John started his career at the legendary Mala Mala way back in 1980, where he…

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Trail Cameras

At Abelana we have a number of trail cameras situated in remote parts of the reserve. These are used for a variety of management purposes but also provide unique insights into the presence of a number of nocturnal species not always picked up by game drive vehicles. See below some…

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