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Idwala View – Mabalingwe Game Reserve

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Overview
5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Solar power during load shedding and electricity outages. This secluded, self-catering luxury getaway offers you the best way to experience amazing African wildlife in the malaria-free Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. With spacious rooms that spill out to an expansive deck where a heated swimming pool, bar, and deck await. Accommodates up to 8/10 adults & 4/2 children – perfect for family gatherings & large groups. Spend quality time together, and enjoy the sunset views while sipping a sundowner. Included: • Solar backup power during load shedding power outages • Netflix, Showmax, DSTV Premium and DSTVNow • Heated pool • Fast uncapped WIFI • Enhanced cleaning between stays Our family-friendly lodge also offers self-check-in and self-check-out. With comfortable workspaces, Idwala View is the p...Solar power during load shedding and electricity outages. This secluded, self-catering luxury getaway offers you the best way to experience amazing African wildlife in the malaria-free Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. With spacious rooms that spill out to an expansive deck where a heated swimming pool, bar, and deck await. Accommodates up to 8/10 adults & 4/2 children – perfect for family gatherings & large groups. Spend quality time together, and enjoy the sunset views while sipping a sundowner. Included: • Solar backup power during load shedding power outages • Netflix, Showmax, DSTV Premium and DSTVNow • Heated pool • Fast uncapped WIFI • Enhanced cleaning between stays Our family-friendly lodge also offers self-check-in and self-check-out. With comfortable workspaces, Idwala View is the perfect getaway to spend a couple of days and recoup. In these extraordinary times, we would like to reassure you that your safety and well-being are our top priority. Beautifully decorated in a distinctly South African flavor, inspired by Tretchikoff and the local street artists, this house is fully equipped. Enjoy breathtaking views from the deck. Go on game drives in your own Game Viewing Vehicle (extra cost of $75.00 per day). Be greeted in the morning by Klipspringers and experience the magic of your own open-air boma lit by a glowing fire and the Milky Way at night. Bedrooms: • Quality thick sprung mattresses • 300 count Percale Cotton linen • Ample pillow selection • Ceiling fan • Quiet and Private • En-suite Bathroom • Camp/Travel Cot with bedding available if needed Kitchen: • Hob & Oven • Coffee Maker • Coffee Pod Machine • Microwave • Dishwasher • 2 Fridge/Freezers • Ice Machine • Toaster • Kettle • Blender • Potjies • Gas Braai • Fully Equipped Swimming Pool: • The swimming pool does have a safety net for your convenience. 2 Roller beds with bedding (for children) are available. You will be greeted by a couple of Klip Springers! Animals visit our watering hole regularly! We also offer the following at an additional cost: 1. Game Drive Vehicle (manual transmission) at $75.00 per day. The driver of the vehicle must be a licensed driver over the age of 25. 2. In addition to beds for 10 guests, there are 2 roller beds with bedding that can be prepared at no cost per bed per night. 3. Daily cleaning service at $25.00 per day. 4. Wood at $3.00 per bag. 5. Pack of Fire Lighters – available at $1.50 a pack. 6. Late Check-Out (after 10 am) – optional at $45.00 – will depend on availability. 7. Early Check-in (from 10 am) – optional at $45.00 – will depend on availability. 8. A travel cot and bedding are available for an infant or toddler. Please let us know if any of the above is required as it must be booked beforehand. We are Kind to our Environment At Idwala View we have created an eco-friendly system that is kind to the surrounding environment. We are striving to become one of the most environmentally friendly self-catering lodges in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No more than 12 guests (10 adults) allowed. Young children welcome, must be under constant supervision of an adult because of wildlife roaming freely. No more than 4 vehicles parked at house. Noise must cease between 22h00 and 10H30. Lighting of fireworks not permitted at The Reserve. No matriculation parties. No bachelor parties. House is situated in a Nature Reserve, everyone will have to sign an indemnity form – will be emailed. No guns, pellet guns, bow & arrow, weapons will be allowed.
Bedrooms
3 Super Kings6 Singles
Bathrooms
4 Attached (ensuite)1 Shower

Meet the host
Lea D
Hosting since April 2016
Languages spoken: English, Dutch
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsCompletely self-catering. Guests will have the house to themselves, but they will have access to 24-hour support if they need anything. Support is provided by contracted agents to ensure guests are always looked after and taken care of.

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Reviews (2)
Carmie
Carmie
Randburg, South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Idwala View!
It was my husband and two of our very close friend’s birthdays. We needed to get away from the four walls lockdown has brought on so many. We wanted to spoil ourselves in the company with very good friends at a place in isolation,- in the bush. Since the moment we arrived at Idwala View, it felt amazing with drinks on the deck and the perfect sunset. The evening we spend at the boma, enjoying a cool and pleasant evening with wine. The next day was a treat as the animals came to the waterhole just below the lodge. They were our visitors and we were in awe of them as they roamed around while we were in the heated pool with coolers, biltong and snacks. We ended the day off with a trip on the Landy enjoying the treats of mother nature. It was exactly what the doctor ordered and to our lovely and helpful host, Lea, -“we say thank you for offering your wonderful home and that we will definitely be back!”
Visited August 2020
Written 7 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GoPlaces820812
GoPlaces820812
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing place
Amazing place, breathtaking view, everything to spend a good time. The house is perfect, we enjoyed the boma, the pool, all the furnitures. We found all and more that we needed. We will be back!!! A lovely reserve, secure, where the time goes to fast. We enjoyed safaris in the reserve
Visited November 2018
Written 3 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Global640005
Global640005
Hi Christophe Thank you so much! You were perfect guests. Looking forward to welcoming you back.
Written 14 December 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Waterfront views
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared tennis court
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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About the neighbourhood
Idwala View lies within the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The Reserve boasts rolling hills, spectacular scenery, and dams. With prolific bird-life and 36 species of wildlife, to mention just some of the wonders that await you. There is a range of outdoor facilities available: • Game drives (day and night) • Bird drives • Lion feeding • Horse riding • Hiking trails • Tennis • Mini golf • Archery • Squash • Paintball • Abseiling • Playground for children • Golf course at Elements Golf Estate which is an estate opposite Mabalingwe Enquiries for any of these activities can be made at the main reception and costs would be for the guests' account.
Getting around
Once at the Lodge guests will have access to a Game Viewing Vehicle (manual transmission) (at an extra cost of $75.00 per day) to get them around the Reserve or you can also drive in your own vehicle in certain areas of the Reserve.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Rent a car at O.R Tambo International Airport or Lanseria Airport. We will provide you with full directions to the Lodge.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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