Just two-and-a-half hours from Joburg at Mabula Game Lodge, you can watch the Big Five in 12 000 hectares of malaria-free reserve, while enjoying an array of wildlife and adventure activities. The 47 bedrooms are clean, simple and elegant, and the lodge has an ethnic feel throughout.

Renowned for its ethnic cuisine and variety of unusual dining venues, guests can dine in the lodge restaurant or enjoy a candle-lit boma dinner accompanied by spectacular entertainment.

Enjoy guided bush walks, horse trails, eco adventure trails (quad bikes), or morning and afternoon safaris in 4x4 vehicles.

There are a host of additional activities including a reptile centre, children’s entertainment centre, paintball and archery. Relax at the pool or indulge yourself at Mabula Spa, where therapists offer an array of treatments.

Member offer valid until September 30: R1 220 per person sharing per night, including accommodation, three meals and two game drives. Rates exclude gate entry fees, beverages and items of a personal nature. Children aged 6 to 11 pay R610 per child per night when sharing with parents. Standard terms and conditions apply. - Saturday Star

To book, call 011 516 4367 or res@extraordinary.co.za. Booking code: SSTAR