Kubu Lodge

Uniquely positioned, Kubu Lodge is right on the water’s edge. As our guest you will be treated to occasional hippos grazing & grunting during the night & playing in the water during the day.

You can also catch a glimpse of the elephants who are known to leisurely pass by & cross the water, close to the lodge, where you can watch them from your viewing deck.

End your evening, on the deck, enjoying beautiful star gazing at night with fireflies at the water’s edge.

Our bush venue Kubu lodge is nestled in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, located on a beautiful water hole, in the African bushveld on a farm called Cyferfontein close to the town of Bela Bela  in the Limpopo Province.

A true escape providing complete relaxation from the hustle & bustle of the city.

Cyferfontein is nestled in the foothills of the Waterberg mountains in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, one of the most Breath taking, Malaria Free  bushveld regions of South Africa.

Kubu Lodge derives its name from the hippos residing in the dam right in front of the lodge. Mabalingwe is a well known and renowned nature reserve of some 12000 hectares in extent, located approximately 1,5 to 2.0hrs from Pretoria and Johannesburg, respectively.

Being next to the water’s edge, Kubu Lodge offers our guests easy walking and mountain biking options amongst the game on the farm. With uninterrupted views over the African bush and the flow of water during the rainy season, Kubu Lodge offers beautiful spaces in which to relax and enjoy nature.

All CrossEscapes Spaces are Fully-Serviced Daily

Accommodation & Amenities

Three ensuite bedrooms. Two in the main lodge and one separate chalet. Each room has a full bathroom which leads onto an outside shower and own patio. Three queen sized beds and two single beds. Sleeps 6.

Kubu Lodge is only available as a catered option. Hennie Stoltz is your host. Hennie is an experienced Executive Chef. He has worked at a couple of prestigious establishments including State Theatre Pretoria and the world-famous Pride of Africa Rovos Rail as manager and Executive Chef. Hennie is the recipient of two international awards and has worked for the United Nations in Northern Africa. We are delighted to host you as our guest whilst enjoying exclusive cuisine with an African flair. 


Fully catered, Menu and drinks options available on request


Swimming Pool with inside and outside Built-in Braai


Full Bouquet DSTV and WIFI


Air-Conditioning in every room


Dining Room


TV Room


Covered Parking


Nature Walks


Game Drives

Mountain biking

Mountain Biking




Star Gazing

Enquire now about our Kubu Lodge