The Mashishimale community was a leader in land reform and invited investors to assist them in managing their land in a sustainable manner. Part of the land was made available for agriculture and was developed by Soleil Sitrus but the Mashishimale community wanted to attract tourists to share with them the unspoilt wonder that Africa has to offer. Soleil & the community works extremely well together.
Mbbavala Lodge was born and in January of 2019 a total renovation was done which now offers a modern yet rustic elegance to visitors. Mbbavala means “Bushbuck” in the native language of Shangaan and is home to many of this antelope species as well as a multitude of other wildlife, birdlife and flora. The Soleil brand signifies hope and growth and that is why mostly members of the surrounding community is employed. Our employees are the perfect vessels to embody and exude the friendly and unselfish manner in which we treat our guests.
The lodge offers superb accommodation, inspired surroundings and enough activities to make this your perfect safari getaway – whether you are flying solo or part of a group. We cannot wait to spoil you.