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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

#3 of 14 things to do in Bela Bela Features Animals
R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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Pleasant relaxing break

Very Clean, comfortable and relaxing break, the staff are very welcoming and helpful chalets were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa

We had an amazing weekend staying at Ingwe. Staff was very friendly and the animals came right to... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Clean, comfortable and relaxing break, the staff are very welcoming and helpful chalets were well appointed with everything that you may need. Unfortunately it seems that they need to erect a donation box to raise some funds for signage. Extremely frustrating for a first...More

Thank Mykal62
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had an amazing weekend staying at Ingwe. Staff was very friendly and the animals came right to our patio. The tame kudus was really a great experience. We also discovered the Kalahari Oasis, what a truly South African experience. Loud Afrikaans music and drinking...More

Thank 514neillh
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very nice accommodation (self-catering). A few pools spread out around the resort, put-put, squash court, kids playground and nice bar and restaurant. Enough animals to make a self-drive through the reserve worth while - go early!! Best to go in summer/Autumn/Spring. Winter is really cold...More

Thank LianaJ
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After the recent upgrades the place are bery nice. The shop well stocked and the additional shading around the swimming pool helps against the bushveld sun. The recent rain also made the veld look good even though the bush is a bit thick at certain...More

Thank Marcus V
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very nice accomodations. Perfect for the whole family. Lots of wildlife to see and enjoy. Mini golfing, swimming pools, and games for children and families alike. Lots of places to walk around. Chalets are beautiful and spacious. The restaurant has good food. Beautiful views everywhere....More

Thank juliapoplawski
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We rented private lodges on a regular basis in Mabalingwe for the last couple of years. Some are more luxurious than others, but we always had a nice stay in a beautiful and relaxed environment. We were there again with friends from the 17-21 March...More

Thank jpmar001
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We've been to Mabalingwe many a time. This resort also cater for the very active visitor (tennis, squash, mountain bike) If you are comfortable on the back of a horse, going out on horseback is a must do. You just get so close to the...More

Thank Andries_Florrie_13
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stayed in one of the 2 bed chalets in Tlou Camp, no 9 to be specific. The outside light was not working, when we got home late that evening we had to use our cellphones for light to enter our unit. The toilet was...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The lions are beautiful, the restaurant has a beautiful view of the river and surrounding mountains and their food is exquisite. We go as a couple in the week and then have our kids and grand kids join us for the weekend. The Kwêvoël is...More

Thank melodiev749
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Quality chalets with a view right in the bush, game roaming around the chalet and even coming to the deck; Spacious accommodation at an affordable price; great swimming pools and facilities

Thank LiaaneDeWitt
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Liza V
27 May 2017|
Response from louisl561 | Reviewed this property |
We were there again in December 2016 and we did not have any problems with safety. The chalets have been upgraded and are in excellent condition. They are cleaned properly everyday. The veranda(stoep) have been enclosed so... More