Marulani Bush Lodge  Verified Listing

Dinokeng Game Reserve > Gauteng > South Africa

Excellent Rating: 5.0 / 5
Based on 21 verified guest reviews

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Kierieklapper (From R1300 /night.)

Sleeps 3 people.

Embrace a true African bushveld experience in comfort in this ... secluded cottage near the secured boundary fence. Enjoy a tranquil nature setting surrounded by indigenous bushveld that will help you relax and spend quality time in total privacy.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1300 /night

Maroela (From R2000 /night.)

Sleeps 6 people.

This secluded cottage with a view on the beautiful gardens, ... patio with barbeque and outdoor hot shower is especially popular amongst families.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R2000 /night

Hak en Steek (From R1500 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people.

Wake up to the beauty of the South African bush ... and be treated to a riot of birdsong while enjoying breakfast on your private patio / bird hide and the sight of big game visiting the watering hole.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1500 /night

Kurkbos (From R1400 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Tucked away in the far corner for total privacy, surrounded ... by indigenous bush, rendering total privacy for the romantic couple, lies our luxurious honeymoon suite.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1400 /night
Full Kitchen
Bath towels
Shared lounge/TV area
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
24hr Security
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Serviced Daily

A home away from home. Situated in the heart of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, Marulani Bush Lodge offers a unique bushveld experience, something quite out of the ordinary.

We offer four fully equipped, self-catering, free standing chalets which is perfectly positioned and overlooking lush bush and watering hole, rendering you total privacy. Catering available on request.

In Room Facilities:

* Comfortable beds.
* Fully Equipped kitchen.
* Cover patio with barbeque/fire pit.
* Attached Outside hot water shower.
* Bathroom with shower and bath
* Attached hot water Bush Shower.
* Free Wifi
* Airconditioning

Area Information:

Meaning "Place of Rivers", Dinokeng is a region in northern Gauteng and Limpopo rich in natural, cultural and historical heritage sites.
The malaria free Dinokeng Game Reserve, situated only 48km north of Pretoria on the N1 Platinum Highway, is the only free-roaming Big 5 game reserve in Gauteng.
The first visitors to Dinokeng Game Reserve were officially welcomed in January 2011.
Since then, the 28 500ha reserve has grown, and is still growing, in stature to provide a free-roaming haven for elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, spotted and brown hyena, giraffe, eland, waterbuck, kudu, red hartebeest, tsetsebe, blue wildebeest, zebra, impala, warthog, serval, genet, caracal, many more plains game and myriad bird species, including the endangered blue crane, white back vulture and martial eagles.
Varying terrain and vegetation, ranging from bushveld to grassy floodplains and savanna thorn veld, support browsing and grazing species that are best enjoyed during our guided Safari Game Drives.

Property Facilities:

* Inhouse Restaurant
* Covered Lapa
* Boma for special functions
* Walking trails
* Bird Hide
* Free Wifi
* Splash Pool
* Curio Shop


* Safari Game Drives in open vehicles in Big-5 Reserve
* Birding safaris
* Bush picnics
* Star gazing
* Educational Tours


Extra Info

Property Type Chalet, Holiday Home, Game Lodge, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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Rebecca Botha
19 July 2021

Marulani lodge is quaint and quirky with something beautiful around every corner. We loved our stay there and would come back in a heartbeat. The resident squirrels were adorable and we especially loved our game drive with Koenie.

Superb. 5 out of 5
25 January 2021

The lodge was immaculate, we stayed in Kurkbos which was awesome and we had the whole lodge to ourselves for the week which made our stay really special. We were visited by a giraffe, zebra, wilderbeest, impala as well as two silverback jakkals that sat by us every evening. Unfortunately we never met the owners but the cleaning and garden staff were really friendly and accommodating. The only negative thing was that the splash pool was out of bounds and the daily temperatures were up around 35 deg. If you are looking to see one of the big 5 it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack as big as a rugby field, we travelled on every road including the 4x4 tracks and never saw any sign of them. I presume one would have to book a game drive as the rangers have access to places the public does not. On the whole a very pleasant week spent at the lodge.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elmarie Vermeulen
30 September 2019

Close to Pretoria and Johannesburg for a weekend away. Clean comfortable with everything you need.
Lots of animals to see.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jenni Haefele
14 July 2019

We have just spent the most amazing weekend at Marulani for a 60th birthday - Debbie and Riaan and Jacques were fantastic hosts - Maroela cottage where we stayed was comfortable and had everything you could wish for. The game drive with Jacques was a fantastic experience. We will certainly be back Hopefully with the rest of our crew.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cathy Wagner
08 July 2019

Debbie was very welcoming and communicated with us frequently. When we had an issue it was resolved within minutes. The hut was comfortable and we had everything we needed, including a heater and extra blankets. The lodge is very pretty - lovely little decorative touches give a personal feel that we appreciated. We would love to visit again and bring the family with us next time.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Enrico Tabasso
22 December 2018

We had a lovely time at Marulani and the hospitality was superb.
It is highly recommended.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Bruce Kydd
19 November 2018

Two friends and I stayed at Marulani for a two night weekend. We were met initially by Debbie who made us feel totally at home and welcome - and later by Riaan who is extremely interesting and we all agreed we would have loved to have spent an evening with both of them around a braai with a cold frosty listening to their stories. They showed us some phenomenal photos of elephant and lion virtually on their front stoep! The accommodation was spotlessly clean and we could not fault anything. We loved the artistic decor of not only the chalet but the gardens as well. We would unreservedly recommend Marulani to anyone wanting a break from the rat race!

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Suzette van Oudtshoorn
22 October 2018

We had a fabulous weekend at Marulani Bush Lodge and will definitely be back. The cottage was brand new and clean. Has everything you need. Riaan and Debbie are simply wonderful hosts. Thanks for the sharing of your knowledge and stories. We will see you again. The lodge is only 55km from OR Tombo.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ria van der Walt
20 August 2018

Quiet getaway. Wonderful host and hostess. Game drives was magnificent with Riaan going the extra mile for us.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Francois K
08 June 2018

Riaan en Debbie het ons absoluut op die hande gedra. Die huis is goed ingerig en het alles gehad wat ons benodig het. Riaan het ons ook op 'n game drive geneem en die kinders was mal daaroor. Ek beveel Marulani beslis aan en sal weer kom kuier.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Dinokeng Game Reserve Reviews

Matsidiso Hashatse
28 April 2021

Love the location as it helps one to easily getaway from the buzz of the city without the long drives. Seeing animals and the picnic spots thay have. Secure fencing arond the lodges and animals roaming around the lodge. We need to see the Elephants, Lions, leopard. The landmark to crimson and the google map was accurate. A day visit to the reserve and the Restaurants.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Ntombikayise Shibambo
02 April 2021


Superb. 5 out of 5
Amy Maphagela
29 March 2021

Game drive, the stay at the lodge and the Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Zoo.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mary Kyd
27 March 2021

The range of animals and the map that was available.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elandri Fouché
17 February 2021

Game Drives and self-drive routes were really cool. We enjoyed it and did not find it as bad as the previous reviews said.
The animals were a little scarce after the many rains, but we saw 9 Jackal in 2 days which is not something that happens often.
We will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Magesh Moonsamy
03 February 2021

The self drive - especially the 4x4 route.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Terry-Anne Grove
04 January 2021

I enjoyed it most because it was a quick break and not too far from JHB to travel and it does have the big 5.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Maria Sithole
02 January 2020

The Nyani Lodge natural relaxation situation and Mongena Game Lodge the nature itself of animals. Location and directions were convenient and easy to get.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Geraldine Connell
21 December 2020

The game viewing on the Mongena game drive was superb!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jan Phofele
18 November 2020

Fresh air not far from the city and a nice getaway from the hussles of the city .

Superb. 5 out of 5