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Mabalingwe - Tlou Lodge

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a wonderful experience. An open plan bed, lounge area with a separate bath and toilet. The chalet was clean and neat. There is a ceiling fan and fridge in the unit. When walking out to the veranda there is a built-in two-plate stove with a cupboard providing cutlery, plates and pans. The unit is serviced daily. We enjoyed...

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Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The quality of the very old furniture and fittings was extremely poor. No comfortable chairs to sit in, no bedside tables. The bathroom was horrendous. There was black mould growing between the tiles surrounding the bath, and at times the bath water was almost black, the bathroom in general smelled badly. Early morning coffee, only one Nescafe supplied! NOT ON....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My mom turned 60 and loves wildlife ! No better way to see this than 1.5 hour drive from JHB. We stayed at the Tlou Lodge at Mabalingwe. Check-in was super efficient and reception staff are great and friendly ! The rooms are set out nicely with good use of space and everything you need from big couch, tv, dressing...

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Vereeniging, South Africa
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Recently stayed at Tlou Lodge (again) for my birthday and wedding anniversary (1st July 2016 weekend). Been visiting Mabalingwe for approx. 29 years and something just keeps taking us back (not limited to Tlou though ... we occupy the chalets and more regularly camp in the caravan park). As usual, lovely place - gorgeous environment and very close to nature...

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had a great relaxing weekend! Our chalet was neat and tidy, thou the Lodge is in need of a upgrade as it is a beautiful environment and has so much potential! The game drive early morning was a nice experience although we didn't see much animals. The meals at the Restaurant was certainly worth a five star rating as...

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Rustenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The furniture in our chalet needs a major revamp. Its too old. Not too happy with that. Staff is super efficient and really helpful. The game drive was a real dissapoint. Wouldn't recommend it. No wildlife to see. Was promised to see the Big 5 not even ONE. Overall the lodge itself is very clean and the views from the...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We had a nice time there. It was a long weekend and the camp was not fully booked that was a bit weird as we have been going there for the past 7 years and its always jam packed. The 6 bed self catering chalet has got everything you need, though it was not that clean this time. It is...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We had a wonderful time! Our chalet was beautiful. We went on two game drives and a lion feeding, our guide Jason, who took us on both our night drive and on the Lion feeding drive, was amazing! He really went above and beyond, he took us to see the hyena's, hippo's etc. The stay was amazing, the staff at...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed at the Tlou lodge and I must say that the rooms are really dated, the bathroom terrible and the bites from the bedbugs were appalling!! Game was also very scarce, mainly Impala and warthog, with a few young Kudu.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2016

All the Staff were helpfully and very pleasant, overall the facilities at Mabalingwe are reasonable. However Tlou Lodge could be best described as a chalet, and management should seriously consider an upgrade. The fan is more ornamental than functional, air conditioners should be installed, the tiny Box TV must date back to the 60’s with no remote control, the kettle...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Mabalingwe - Tlou Lodge

Address: R516 Rooiberg Road | Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
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“This is not a fancy hotel, but a lodge where animals walk around freely. No grass around the lodge, probably due to the drought.”
 of 5 bubbles JMK6409, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Definitely not rooms 5 or 6”
  • Keep the doors closed so as not to welcome them in - beautiful touch to nature
  • Nothing like a bushveld sunset to complete a beautiful day
  • View from the room
 of 5 bubbles BevBierman, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Do not go near it!”
  • Kitchen
  • Stained bedding
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge suite
 of 5 bubbles Jacquie73, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“take a fan with you! note the absence of signal!”
 of 5 bubbles MargsCarte, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The chalets near the pools have a great view of the valley and the mountains. They are very private and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles Amanda_The_Pixie, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
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