Bela-Bela was previously known as Warmbaths - which pretty much summed things up. However, in recent years the area has grown and offers so much more.
Bela-Bela is only about an hour's drive from Pretoria and not more than 90 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport. This is a malaria free area.
The springs in the Bela-Bela area measure 49 degrees centigrade at the source and contain dissolved salts like sodium chloride and calcium chloride.
Most probably the biggest resort in the area is the Aventura Resort and Hydro. It has a 21-meter-square inside pool, which leads to a cooler outside pool. Waterslides are available and is an ideal way to keep the kids amused.
If you are not interested in a crowded holiday resort and rather want to relax and watch game or birds then the Bela-Bela area also has accommodation in the form of catered/self catered bush lodges, self catering chalets, caravan parks and camping grounds.
Facilities include health spas, crocodile farms, onsite laundry facilities, air conditioning, medical facilities, movie cinemas and satellite TV.
Activities include tennis, horseback riding, game and bird watching, game drives, night drives, golf and hiking.