Bela-Bela & Surrounding Accommodation

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Accommodation

25 Cyferfontein Mabalingwe

... 25 Cyferfontein Mabalingwe provides self catering accommodation in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Limpopo province. Get really close to nature in this fully equipped luxury home (Sleeps 6 + 4 children), ideally situated between the Mabalingwe resort and the acclaimed Mabalingwe Country Club. The home comfortably accommodates 6 adults in 3 large bedrooms, while up to 4 children are provided for on two double sleeper couches and a Futon. The home is designed around a large open plan entertainment area which incorporates two lounge areas one dedicated to a TV with DStv, the other for cozy gatherings around the fireplace. The entertainment area includes a large pub area with pool table. Kitchen and dining area are an integral part of the open plan, ensuring that at all times our guests are able to enjoy each others company. Outside two large decks provide stunning sun rise and sun set views, while the private salt water splash pool provides a refreshing welcome. The Big Five of course, often visiting the home, but most often spotted on Game drives organized through the Country Club. Spoil somebody special or the entire family to an exceptional dining experience at the Itaga Lodge a short bush drive (less than 3km) away from the home. For the more active we are affiliated to the Zebula Country Club where the keen golfer can sharpen their skills while the rest of the party can enjoy the facilities of the Club which includes squash/gym/tennis courts, a heated and cold pool. For those wanting to give self catering a break, the Country Club offers excellent dining at value for money prices. Bela Bela is 20 minutes away, it is renown for the natural hot mineral springs and for the more adventurous the Aventura Resort offers watersports.
From R2000
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 6 in 1 units/rooms
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Gaaikie at Mabalingwe

... Gaaikie at Mabalingwe offers bushveld self catering accommodation near Bela-Bela in the Limpopo province. This privately owned self catering 4 sleeper chalet, (can sleep 6) is nested within a big 5 game reserve surrounded by free roaming animals - only 90 mins from Pretoria. This self catering chalet consists of: 2 x spacious ensuite bedrooms and a kitchenette. One bedroom has 2 x 3/4 beds and one bunk bed. Second Bedroom has queen size bed. DSTV premium. Outdoors: spacious enclosed stoep/veranda area with outside bush braai area. Safe under cover parking for 1 vehicle. Experience Africa in your own vehicle on game drives (vehicle permit will be issued) or enjoy a night drive with trained and qualified field guides to shine some light on nocturnal animals. Fancy a break from self catering, then try the fine dining in the restaurant that serves a variety of a-la-carte or buffet meals in a beautiful Africa theme. Family entertainment: family picnic area with swimming pool, shop, braai area, tennis courts, squash courts and putt-putt course. Main camp has hot and cold swimming pools, sauna, ladies bar and Jacuzzi and restaurant. View white lions in enclosed koppie with rangers from the reserve. Hot and cold swimming pools at caravan park with mountain bike course and various programs for children during school holidays caravan park also has a shop. There are 4x4 trails on the reserve. For additional self catering supplies, Bela-Bela is approximately 25kms away.
From R1500
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 4 in 1 units/rooms
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Hornbill Private Lodge

... Hornbill Private Lodge offers a self catering bushveld experience in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Limpopo province. Hornbill Private Lodge (sleeps 8) is a discreet private lodge situated within the 12,500 hectare big 5 game Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. The lodge caters for families and is situated 26 kilometers from Bela Bela (Warmbaths). Facilities at this self catering lodge include: The eight (8) sleeper lodge has three bedrooms and three bathrooms two of which are en-suite. The main upstairs bedroom has a game viewing deck and separate dressing room. The down stairs bedroom has two single beds and generous built in cupboards and an en-suite bathroom (Shower and toilet). This bedroom has a separate door leading to the garden and a small patio. The third family bedroom is fitted with four single beds. The bedroom opens onto a breakfast lapa. This lapa serves as a peaceful conversation area, reading area and bird viewing site. This bedroom is serviced by a separate guest toilet and shower. The self catering lodge is fully fitted and has an open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen and pantry, with full DStv. There are two further lapas surrounded by bush and free roaming game. One lapa serves as a large outdoor kitchen and dining room. The other lapa is a fitted bush pub/coffee bar. There are two outdoor braais and a boma adjacent to the bush-pub. There is covered parking for three vehicles. Hornbill Private Lodge is owner managed. The lodge is 80 meters from both a heated and a cold pool and kiddies play area. Guests have full access to Mabalingwe's facilities including undertaking their own game drives. Self catering supplies are easily obtained from a number of supermarkets in Bela-Bela.
From R1950
Per unit, per night
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Klipspringer View

Self Catering in Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

... Klipspringer View Lodge is a fully furnished, self-catering lodge situated in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Waterberg region, Limpopo. This beautiful self catering lodge boasts 4 luxurious bedrooms (with queen size beds) in 2 chalets that do not form part of the main building. One chalet has 2 en-suite bedrooms and the other chalet has 2 bedrooms with one shared bathroom. Each room has sliding doors that lead out onto the deck. The main building has 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. The house has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and dryer; and a very spacious, open-plan living room area with a bar (not stocked). The dining area leads out to the main deck. This deck offers a built-in braai (BBQ) area as well as magnificent bushveld views. The lodge has its own jacuzzi, covered parking, and DStv is available. The lodge also has a permanent security guard on duty that ensures guest and vehicle safety during their trip. Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is home to the Big 5, and offers game drives, swimming pools, tennis courts and horse-back safaris! For self catering supplies, Bela-Bela has a number of supermarket options.
From R4950
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 10 in 1 units/rooms
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Koorsboom Cottage Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

... Koorsboom Cottage offers a self catering escape in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Limpopo province. This charming, tranquil self catering Bush Cottage is set in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, nestled in the magnificent Waterberg Mountains. Only two hours from Johannesburg you can escape to a minimalistic, yet comfortable self catering cottage. This is ideal for a couple and maybe even two small children. Tucked away deep in the Mabalingwe Reserve, you will experience the bush in its unspoiled state - the early morning coffee in bed, a luncheon on the deck, a braai around the fire place under the moonlight and more. Koorsboom Cottage offers an open plan lounge/kitchenette with a bathroom (shower only) and a lovely deck. The bedroom is situated in the loft and consists of a double bed and a day bed with a spare mattress. The kitchen is compact with a microwave, gas stove, fridge/freezer. The lounge has a TV, DVD player and a DStv decoder (smart card not supplied).Cell phone reception is good and 3G is often available. Mabalingwe is 'Big 5' country. The lions are however in a separate camp, making outdoor living a pleasure. Private game viewing or by appointment. The estate also offers a heated pool, tennis courts, restaurant and much more. Bela-Bela provides more things to do and is handy for self catering supplies.
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Milkwood Safari Lodge

... Milkwood Safari Lodge offers an authentic self catering bush lodge experience in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province. (Sleeps 8 adults and 4 children). Ever dreamed of an 'Out of Africa' experience but didn't want to leave the luxuries of an en-suite bathroom behind, well here is your chance. Only two hours from Johannesburg you can escape to a luxurious, privately owned self catering bush lodge within the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Free from the din of everyday life you will enjoy the sights and smells of the bush and be sent to sleep each night by the chorus of an African bush lullaby. You will find giraffe, warthog, buffalo and many more animals as they drink from a nearby water-hole. The lodge sleeps 8 adults and 4 children in 2 double and 2 twin bedrooms, each with it's 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. Follow your early morning coffee at sunrise with a game drive and then a hearty brunch. You can spend the afternoon lazing under a shady tree by the pool or resting in the cool, thatched bedrooms. Once the heat of the day has passed, you can take a late afternoon game drive and then have sundowners on our viewing deck. On-site, you can view the Big Five in your own vehicle or a guided tour. The main camp, Ingwe, has it's own restaurant, shop, ATM, tennis courts and squash courts. Only 20 minutes away you will find the natural mineral hot springs at Bela-Bela. Bela-Bela is also a convenient spot to purchase any self catering supplies you may need.
From R4000
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 12 in 1 units/rooms
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Mingwe Private Game Lodge

... Mingwe Private Game Lodge offers a self catering bush lodge experience in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Waterberg region of Limpopo. This self catering lodge comprises of 4 en-suite luxury bedrooms (Suitable for 4 couples or 8 guests), sparkling rim-flow pool, spacious decks, Boma and braai facilities. A fully equipped kitchen ensures a memorable self catering stay. Experience ultimate luxury in the bush at Mingwe Private Game Lodge situated in Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, home to Africa's Big 5. This self catering lodge is available to one group at a time ensuring complete privacy for the duration of your stay. The lodge is close to all the amenities in the park. Experience game drives, horseback riding, heated pools, spa facilities, sauna, jacuzzi, tennis, mini golf, a fully licensed restaurant, ladies bar, Kalahari Oasis bush pub and a small convenience store just a stone throw away. Bela-Bela which is only a 25 minute drive, provides other activities, such as the very popular natural hot springs, and also provides an opportunity to stock up on any self catering supplies you may require.
From R3500
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 8 in 1 units/rooms
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Nageng Lodge at Mabalingwe

Nageng Lodge is affordable self catering accommodation in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve 2 hours from Johannesburg and 28km from Bela-Bela. Nageng Lodge is an ideal family getaway for nature lovers. This self catering accommodation sleeps 10 adults and 2 children under the age of 10 years. Less than half an hours drive from Bela Bela, it is the perfect private accommodation for a getaway weekend, or even an overnight stay for business travelers. It has a fully equipped kitchen and spacious lounge fitted with an open wood fire place. The house is comfortably furnished for a relaxing self catering holiday with easy access to Bela Bela, known for it's hot springs, and other activities such as game drives, night drives and hiking to name but a few. Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, nestled in the shadow of the majestic Waterberg Mountains is a well know wildlife sanctuary outside Bela Bela and an ideal choice for visitors looking for self catering accommodation set in the African bush.
From R4300
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 12 in 1 units/rooms
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Phumelelo Lodge

... Phumelelo Lodge offers game reserve and bush lodge accommodation in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Waterberg region of Limpopo. Phumelelo Lodge is an authentic African experience and exclusive but affordable luxury accommodation, offering air-conditioned / heated en-suite, African themed chalets with private balconies all round. The rooms have private decks where you can view the game below at the river or on the mountain across from the lodge and guests have the luxury of a bath, indoor and outdoor showers for that exhilarating 'Out of Africa' experience. An all day tea & coffee, hot chocolate & gourmet biscuit & rusks refreshment station for the convenience of our guests in each room with DSTV satellite TV in each luxury room. Sitting up on a hill in the Waterberg Mountains overlooking a river, near Bela-Bela, Phumelelo Lodge is located in the greater Mabalingwe Nature Reserve - a Malaria free area of Limpopo Province and home to the "Big 5" (Lions in separate high security enclosure). It takes only 2 hours to reach Phumelelo Lodge from Johannesburg (O R Tambo Airport) and just about an hour and 30 minutes from Pretoria, travelling via the N1 to Polokwane. Offering 4 uniquely positioned, luxury styled African themed thatch chalets, each unit is luxuriously furnished with climate controlled air-conditioning for maximum comfort. The rooms have private all round deck patios with comfortable waterproof outdoor furniture, perfect for lazy afternoons. The thatched central lodge complex has a romantically appointed dining area; an intimate lounge with feature fireplace; a cocktail bar with viewing deck overlooking the floodlit waterhole; a cozy open-air bush boma, swimming pool with large sundeck, and indoor / outdoor lounging area.

Tholo Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

... Tholo Lodge provides an authentic self catering bush lodge experience in the acclaimed Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo province. (Sleeps 8 adults + 4 children). 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. A fully equipped kitchen with all the usual appliances: Microwave, gas oven and stove, dish-washing machine, washing machine, tumble dryer and ice machine to ensure the perfect self catering stay. 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). The town of Bela-Bela can provide all the self catering supplies you need and also offers additional activities.
From R4000
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 8 in 1 units/rooms
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Tiru Lodge

Self Catering in Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

... Tiru Lodge offers a unique self catering bush lodge experience inside the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in Limpopo. (Sleeps up to 9). Tiru is a privately owned lodge situated inside Mabalingwe, a Big 5 game reserve 28 km from Bela Bela and 140 km from Pretoria. Enjoy the ultimate bushveld experience, with the ultimate boma/lapa combination, where you can sit around a boma fire underneath a well designed thatch, with all the facilities next to you, including canvas to control wind flow, build-in braai and large table to socialise around. Sit on the deck and enjoy breath-taking views over the reserve, while animals and birds come very close. Enjoy a Jacuzzi under a tree in the bush or alternatively indoors next to a modern closed combustion efficient fireplace at night if it is cold. This self catering lodge is situated within close proximity of Mabalingwe's recreational facilities, including tennis courts, a mini-golf course, squash courts, swimming pools and a convenience shop, as well as the restaurant, a boma, a bar, hot and cold pools, a Jacuzzi and sauna rooms. Mabalingwe offers an excellent entertainment program which includes a wide range of adventure activities such as guided game viewing, horse riding and lion feeding by prior arrangement. Guests are also allowed to enter the game viewing area with their own vehicles, ensuring that you have maximum time to enjoy the wild and bird life. The lodge sleeps nine people. It has a bedrooms with a king-sized bed and a queen-sized bed, one bedroom with two single beds, three single beds on the upper loft and two bathrooms. The rooms are air-conditioned.
From R3000
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 9 in 1 units/rooms
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Twiga Lodge at Mabalingwe

...Twiga Lodge offers an affordable authentic self catering bush lodge getaway in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve near Bela-Bela in Limpopo's Waterberg region. This self catering lodge accommodates 6 adults and 2 children. Nestled in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, just two hours from Johannesburg and 25 km from Bela Bela, Twiga Lodge offers self-catering accommodation and is the ideal family getaway for nature and animal lovers. The house is comfortably furnished and includes bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery with a washroom fitted with a dishwasher. Complimentary Nespresso coffee will ensure you are alert not to miss a memory and share it with your friends and family using the WiFi provided. Enjoy wildlife roaming freely around the house with a private watering hole which on a daily basis attracts a variety of wildlife including; Nyala, Warthogs, Impala, Zebra, Kudu, Porcupine even Rhino and Elephant just to name a few. The reserve is very safe with 24 hour security and controlled access. Mabalingwe Game Reserve offers visitors numerous activities besides self-drive game viewing. The reserve is known for being one of the few in the region that hosts all the Big 5 as well as others ranging from the smallest meerkat to the majestic elephant. The reserve also offers a remote bush-bar, a few restaurants, a small curio shop as well as a day spa. Should you wish to explore beyond the reserve borders, there are numerous other venues offering dining facilities, spas and golf courses. The main regional centre of Bela-Bela is a mere 25km away where one can find shops, a hot springs waterpark and other self catering supplies.
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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Mabalingwe is known as "the place of the spotted leopard" and is only 2 hours from Johannesburg which makes it convenient visit for locals and holiday makers. It is a malaria free zone with superb big game viewing opportunities and bird watching for bird lovers. This beautiful reserve lies in the shadow of the Waterberg Mountains. Leave the busy city life behind for a few days and come enjoy nature at its best, relax and take in the serenity of African bushveld.

Mabalingwe is home to many big game such as leopard, rhino, giraffe and hippo to name just a few. There are guided tours for everyone to enjoy and learn about the wild life in their natural habitats. 

This will truly be an unforgettable getaway for the whole family, so get packing and make your booking.

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