Stories Of The Kruger | Mjejane River Lodge | Mjejane Reserve
The Mjejane River Lodge is located in the magnificent “Big 5” Mjejane Game Reserve, which links to the Kruger National Park. The Mjejane River Lodge is situated within the private game reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park region. This means there are no fences separating the Mjejane Game Reserve and River Lodge from the Kruger itself.
The Mjejane Game Reserve is made up of 4000 hectares of wild African bush, and one can purchase time-share properties within the reserve. There are +/-10 kilometers of the Crocodile River to enjoy, and there is even a private bridge, exclusive to the Mjejane Lodges, that crosses over the river and merges with the S25 – Crocodile River Road.
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General Information On Mjejane River Lodge
Mjejane Game Reserve provides you with an experience that speaks to your soul and mind. From the moment you breathe the fresh Bushveld air to the time you witness a pride of lions strolling past your room, or an inquisitive elephant herd joining you for a sundowner by the river – it’s a magical sensation. Innovative thinking has created the most exciting private game reserve in Southern Africa.
The Mjejane River Lodge is only 4 hours away from Johannesburg, and is an ideal getaway, even if it is just for the weekend.
There are 17 rooms, which consist of 3 standard double rooms, 7 standard twin rooms and 7 luxury rooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, hair dryers, tea & coffee stations, and mini bar fridges, air conditioning and private patios that overlook the majestic and peaceful Crocodile River.
Activities At Mjejane River Lodge
Sometimes you won’t want to leave your private viewing area as you watch the wilderness and the myriad of animal species come down to the river. There are a variety of activities at Mjejane River Lodge such as:
- Swimming during the heat of the day
- Morning and evening game drives (These can be done in the Mjejane concession or in the Kruger National Park itself)
- Bird Watching
- Bush diners in the Mjejane boma with nothing except the sounds of the night and beautiful night skies to keep you company
Animal Experience At Mjejane River Lodge
The sounds of Hyaena’s, Lions, Jackals and other animals are a pleasure to listen to during sunset, sunrise and throughout the night. You can expect to see almost any animal in the Kruger while you are enjoying your stay at the Mjejane River Lodge. Expect surprises, amazing encounters and the excitement of knowing, that at any time, an animal might stroll right past your patio or come out of the riverine bush to have a drink. Crocodiles and Hippos sunbathe and relax right in front of you…
Elephants frequent this area regularly.
Birding At Mjejane River Lodge
You can view a wide range of bird species from the lodge. There are 100’s of different species you might see. Because of the river frontage, there is no shortage of water birds. African Fish Eagle, Goliath Heron, Purple Heron, Grey Heron, Great Egret, Yellowbilled Stork, and if you are really lucky, you might witness the Great Bittern coming out into the open. We have seen a Great Bittern on the Crocodile River before, so there must be some around.
There are also smaller birds (Compared to the sizes of the ones listed above) such as: All sorts of Kingfishers, Green-backed Heron, Hamerkop, Little Egret, African Spoonbill and more.
Nighttime is full of interesting noises from the Fiery-necked Nightjar, African Scops Owl, and the Southern White-faced Owl.
Get in touch with your wild side, Mjejane River Lodge is an absolute must visit.