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Tholo Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Self Catering, Game Reserve & Bush Lodge Accommodation In Bela-Bela

This is an "Out of Africa" experience where you can escape to a luxurious privately owned bush lodge set in the majestic Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Tholo lodge is available to only one group at a time ensuring your enjoyment and privacy of this luxurious accommodation.

Tholo Lodge sleeps 8 adults and 4 children in 2 double and 2 twin rooms each with its own private entrance and en-suite.

The twin bedrooms have additional beds that can be rolled out from under the twin beds if the children have brought their friends with.

There is also a loft with a pool table.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

A fully equipped kitchen with all the usual appliances: Microwave, gas oven and stove, dishwashing machine, washing machine, tumble dryer and ice machine.

DSTV and a small sound system is available.

The entertainment area/lapa offers sweeping views across the Limpopo bush. The lodge also offers a heated mini pool overlooking the bush.

A game viewing vehicle is available for guests to use for the duration of your stay. (Terms and conditions applies)


Payment Options:
Cash on arrival
EFT / Bank Transfer

Features:
Adventure golf
Archery
Bar/cocktail lounge
Big game (less than 30km)
Big game onsite
Braai / barbecue - communal and onsite
Braai / barbecue - onsite
Ceiling fans
Childrens swimming pool
Dishwasher onsite
DSTV (premium)
DSTV in communal area
DVD player
Fireplace
Free toiletries
Fridge in unit
Game drives (less than 30km)
Game drives onsite
Games
Golf (less than 5km)
Heated Pool
Heaters in unit
Heating
Horse riding onsite
Jacuzzi (some units)
Jacuzzi onsite
Kitchen (fully equipped)
Laundry facilities onsite
Linen & towels provided
Microwave in unit
Nature trail (less than 10km)
Nature trail onsite
Open View HD Satellite TV
Private airfield (less than 15km)
Private entrance
Private pool
Restaurant (less than 5km)
Sauna/steam room (less than 3km)
Spa facilities
Squash court (less than 5km)
Stove in unit
Table tennis
Tea / coffee making facilities
Tennis
Tennis court (less than 5km)
Toasted sandwich maker
Tumble dryer in unit
Tumble dryer onsite
Washing machine in unit
Washing machine onsite
Wi-fi / hotspot

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Sunday nights - 50% off

Sunday nights are half price  This excludes public holidays and long weekends To qualify the Friday and Saturday night should be booked as well

RATES 2019
 
Out of Season and Midweek
R3300 per night per unit
 
In Season (December)
R4000 per night per unit
 
Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
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