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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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Mabalingwe is all about getting back to nature – the spectacular 9 500 hectare landscape allows you to lose yourself in an authentic South African bushveld with abundant birdlife, stunning indigenous trees and shrubs and a wide variety of wildlife. Our passion for providing a holiday destination that has family at its heart means we care about providing the perfect space for shared quality experiences and celebrating family while having fun.
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Navigate04460424188 wrote a review 26 Jun
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Lovely bushveld views with multiple animal sightings. The atmosphere is very relaxing. The animals in the camps are too tame and imposes a risk to people. The room required a bit of work, but mostly all was wonderful. The restaurant served us a delicious breakfast and all staff were very kind.
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Road29188243048 wrote a review 21 Jun
Lake Charles, Louisiana1 contribution
Mabalingwe was a wonderful African experience. Although we didn't see the elephant and buffalo, we were able to see a lot of other animals. We enjoyed self-drive with a pit-stop at the Kalahari-Oasis before heading home. The fact that the accommodation is freestanding and you are not part of your neighbours conversation was really a big bonus for us. Overall I would recommend a stay in Mabalingwe to everyone.
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Joanne229 wrote a review 15 Jun
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions4 helpful votes
Comfortable accommodation - but unit cold. Ideal for a Summertime visit. Unit well appointed and all utensils adequate. Furniture comfortable and patio with braai facilities very convenient. It was a lovely stay.
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Chandre K wrote a review 14 Jun
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
MABALINGWE offers a beautiful bush breakaway. The sunsets and sunrises in this bushveld area is picturesque. The nocturnal animals that visit around the units are awesome to experience as well as the animals that are on the resort in the day. The 4x4 trail up to Vodacom Hill was challenging and thrilling. We were 3 cars convoying up the steep inclines and rocky descents and it was so much fun. We had an amazing guided night drive with a knowledgeable guide.
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coenraadpotgieter8 wrote a review 09 Jun
Schoemansville, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Me and my friends had a great time and would love to plan a trip like this again in the future. We had a overall good experience with the staff and facilities. The parking area around the accommodation can be a bit of a hassle for me because of my medical condition but otherwise no complaints.
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56gerhard wrote a review May 2022
Bela Bela, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Excellent in every sense. This was my first stay at Mabalingwe with family and we all have enjoyed the hospitality, nature, game, and peace thoroughly. Mabalingwe is close-by and a very well-managed nature reserve. Thank you and well done.
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holms14 wrote a review May 2022
Kempton Park, South Africa32 contributions12 helpful votes
Just returned from a 5 Day break at Mabalingwe. Big thank you to the Mabalingwe team, from booking in at reception till departure. Reception—Meet & Greet—Game drive—House keeping and the lovely meal at the Restaurant everything was perfect. Many thanks again to the Mabalingwe team. Highly recommended Ken & Jane Unit 6
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Voyager44819283733 wrote a review May 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
Good Good and awesome Will definately come again and bring the bikes next time to do all the routes n and sorrounds - I could aso fly in which wil make me get there faster and miss the traffic. great animal variety
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Marketing at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Responded 20 May 2022
Hi there. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're elated to know that you and your family had a fantastic stay. The trails throughout the reserve certainly make for wonderful outings and we hope your next stay, with bicycles in tow, will be just as great as this stay was. We look forward to welcoming you back for another authentic bushveld experience. Kind Regards - The Mabalingwe-VRS Team
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hfourie271 wrote a review May 2022
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Wonderful place to visit the website doesn't do it justice. Staff all so helpful, accommodations very clean and has everything you need. So many birds and animals to see, would highly recommend a visit
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Marketing at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Responded 16 May 2022
Hi there. Thank you for the lovely review and 5/5 rating! We're so pleased to know that you had a wonderful time and we appreciate your compliments regarding the comfortable accommodations and our dedicated Team. We hope to see you again, soon! Kind Regards - The Mabalingwe-VRS Team
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Savan12 wrote a review May 2022
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We had a great weekend and enjoyed the variety of activities throughout the resort. One of the highlights was to go see the Lion feeding. It was amazing to see in the great condition the animals were in and to see the love the rangers have for them.
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Response from Resort Spokesperson Wild Side Creative, Marketing at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Responded 13 May 2022
Hi Savan12. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to the predator park; we'll be sure to share your compliments with their team. Until next time! Kind Regards - The Mabalingwe-VRS Team
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergBela Bela
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Mabalingwe Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Mabalingwe Nature Reserve (3.0 km) and Ingilozi Park (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.