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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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bush drive not a game drive

we went for a "game" drive but were not told that the 10am-12pm drive was the worst time of day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
nev n
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Great stay odd parking

Just spent a lovely week in unit 24. Very clean and comfortable. Parking just not great especially... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thea M
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“game drives” (12 reviews)
“self drive” (6 reviews)
“game park” (4 reviews)
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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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+27 14 736 9000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we went for a "game" drive but were not told that the 10am-12pm drive was the worst time of day when we booked. we were told by the driver when we started the drive. reception should tell you this to see as much game as...More

Thank nev n
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just spent a lovely week in unit 24. Very clean and comfortable. Parking just not great especially for a big vehicle. Thank you to Jason and Frans for great game drives and sharing your wealth of knowledge.

Thank Thea M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a week's stay 3-10 August 2018 in Phiri camp no 98, and would definitely go back! House was clean, view over the dam and all that's needed in the house and kitchen. The game drives are affordable and very informative. We were fortunate to...More

Thank Erma L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for relaxed viewing. Went there in winter yet it was warm enough for shorts and t-shirt. Great views on the game drives. Many animals seen. Worth it

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mabalingwe is one of those Wildlife reserves which are, something inbetween. One must say that there are really lovely coins in Mabalingwe, a bit away from the mainstream. But those destinations are very SOUTH AF, the people from pretoria are coming over the weekends to...More

Thank chimelu
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Responding to one of the comments below, I would like to advise guests that there is firewood for sale at the Farm Shop or "Plaaswinkel" next to the main swimming pool close to Reception. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every...More

Thank Leigh L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you for an amazing holiday. We booked our accommodation last minute and was welcomed with open arms. The chalets are very neat, tidy and up to date. The resort is very clean and we loved the game drives. The kids enjoyed the entertainment around...More

Thank Michelle V
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a awesome place the pools are clean the restaurant is very nice and you can drive yourself to see the animals. I will stay there again

Thank pretoriuswilma
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Mabalingwe is a mixed resort with a camp site, RCI timeshare chalets and private The camp site is well layd out, with large shade trees, heated pool, shop and well appointed clean bathrooms. The only negative is that it is too close to the main...More

Thank Fkafrica
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had a wonderful time. On arrival we discovered two small problems in the unit. Half an hour after reporting it to reception the maintenance guy was there to fix it. Saw a bit of game on our self drive. Had a wonderful view from...More

Thank Albert R
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Ruchane L
7 December 2017|
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Response from Mykal62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruchane It is always advisable to contact the resort directly for such information. They have specials and seasonal prices so I would never be able to give you that information. Thanks
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Liza V
27 May 2017|
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Response from louisl561 | Reviewed this property |
We were there again in December 2016 and we did not have any problems with safety. The chalets have been upgraded and are in excellent condition. They are cleaned properly everyday. The veranda(stoep) have been enclosed so... More
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