“From the moment you arrive you cannot help but be in awe of this incredible 5 star self-catering lodge. The Lodge Manager greets you with welcome drinks, and you gaze down the passage to the large open plan living area, not knowing what is waiting once you step through those large glass sliding doors. It is only once you step outside that you can really appreciate this hidden location – overlooking an infinity pool and gazing across the Crocodile River into Kruger National Park. From the expansive deck, the blissful sounds of the nature heighten your senses, your eyes become accustomed to the bush, river and all the amazing creatures in this natural habitat.
The luxuriousness of the lodge is hard to explain, there you are in the middle of the bush, but have everything one would expect in a top market city establishment. The fully equipped kitchen is a part of the large living area with dining room table, lounge with big screen TV, table tennis / pool table and bar.
One would not expect to find five, pristine en suite bedrooms, each with both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as a large modern bathroom.
Each room has its own air conditioner, as well as a large ceiling fan.
One of the biggest bonuses of all is that the lodge is SOLAR powered. Not only is this lodge supplying guests with an uninterrupted electricity supply but is assisting the environment by using natures energy supply – the sun.”

Buffalo Brooke is in the prime spot of Mjejane Game Reserve, which is the last extensive tract of pristine indigenous bush along the Crocodile River, forming the southern part of world-famous Kruger National Park.

This self-catering lodge boasts 10 kilometres of undisturbed Crocodile River frontage, and guests have been lucky enough to view The Big Five, which are found throughout this region.  Herds of buffalo and elephant frequent the riverine area and predators such as leopard, lion, hyena and often wild dog are seen here. Waterbuck and other antelope such as kudu, bushbuck and impala are common. Plain’s game such as zebra and giraffe come to the river to drink particularly in the dry months of the year.

Bird spotting is a favourite sport among guests, and they are never disappointed with the variety of species in the area. Look at our gallery for some of our latest bird sightings. Along the length of the property adjoining the Kruger Park, the Crocodile River passes through reed beds, rocky fast-flowing channels and deeper pools. It is home to a high density of hippos and crocodiles. Where the river flows alongside the floodplain, the spotting of game coming to the river to drink is easy

``Meet the Team``


Jacques - Lodge Manager

Jacques Lourens started his career as a game ranger, guiding guests on game drives and walks in various game reserves throughout South Africa.

With his extensive knowledge and experience in wildlife management, Jacques was appointed as the Lodge Manager of Leo Lapa Game Lodge. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the lodge, ensuring that guests receive a memorable and authentic safari experience.

Guests at Mjejane Game Reserve can rest assured that they are in good hands with Jacques as their Lodge Manager. His extensive experience in snake handling and wildlife management, combined with his warm and friendly personality, make him a valuable asset to the lodge and a great ambassador for the conservation of wildlife in South Africa.


The Cleaning Dream Team

Lettie and Leya will ensure your stay is as clean, neat and comfortable as possible. They are on duty to do dishes, clean house and do turndown service every Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays).

The Cleaning Dream Team

Blessing will ensure your stay is as clean, neat and comfortable as possible. He is on duty to clean the braai, swimming pool and boma areas every Monday to Saturday (excluding public holidays).

Services And Amenities

This airconditioned lodge is fully equipped with 5-star accessories and furnishings

  • Buffalo Brooke is powered by the sun – 90% solar
  • Lodge is Serviced daily Monday – Saturday (Sundays and Public Holidays additional fees will be charged)
  • Complimentary Wi Fi
  • An office area if you must work

On site

  • Daily morning and afternoon game drives with our Private Ranger Jacques – additional fees apply
  • Bird watching & animal spotting
  • Safe walking and mountain biking within a designated safe area of the game reserve


  • Infinity Pool
  • Outdoor seating
  • Pool Loungers
  • Built in braai / barbeque area


Open plan lounge / dining / bar area

  • Fully equipped bar with large fridge and ice machine
  • Full kitchen with appliances and accessories
  • Large Flatscreen TV with full DSTV package
  • Board games and a pool / table tennis table
  • Library



  • 5 luxurious bedrooms (3 king-size and 2 twin)
  • Additional blankets
  • Ponchos for game drives
  • Airconditioned and ceiling fans
  • Private Balcony
  • En Suite Bathrooms with both shower and bath
  • Private outdoor shower
  • Soaps and toilet paper
  • To view the accommodation gallery click here

What To Pack

Buffalo Brooke is a five-star self-catering lodge in Kruger National Park. Although we’ve taken every endeavour to equip you with everything you could possibly need or want in this exclusive African bush lodge, here’s what to pack to bring along with you.


The house supplies towels throughout, however, you will need to bring your own swimwear and safety accessories for children (sunblock and sunhats a necessity for all).

Seasonal necessities:

Blankets and a fire pit are available for wintery days and nights. For summer you’ll find aircon and fans throughout.

Malaria safety:

Mjejane is considered a malaria area and necessary malaria precautions must be taken by guests prior to arrival. Contact your local medical practitioner for advice before travel. While on-site, it is advised that you use regular mosquito repellents like Peaceful Sleep and Tabbard, available in local stores.

Groceries and stocking up supplies:

As Buffalo Brooke is a self-catering lodge, it is advisable to arrive with grocery staples such as your drinks, bread, milk and dinner for the evening to ensure you can sit back and relax immediately after your journey. Thereafter, stocking up on supplies is extremely easy as both Malelane and Komatipoort (20-minute drive) offer a host of shops, medical facilities and the like.

Direct delivery can be organised with either Spar or Pick ‘n Pay