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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

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Closed Now: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Good place to stay.

I was provided with accommodation in the reserve while attending a conference nearby. On our... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
Howick, South Africa
via mobile
Great stay odd parking

Just spent a lovely week in unit 24. Very clean and comfortable. Parking just not great especially... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Thea M
via mobile
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 001 7011
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Reviewed yesterday

This establishment is really very tranquil and the chalets are in exceptionally great condition, really enjoyed a peaceful weekend with my kids . If you are looking for a relaxing weekend away with great scenery and game drives Mabalingwe is your place

Thank meaganraaft7
Reviewed 3 days ago

Seeing God's creation is awesome,the staff is also very welcoming and approachable, tour guides are professionals

Thank thumekakatise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get away from the hustle and bustle from city life and find a spot in the bush. Sitting on the porch listening to the hippos is a breathtaking experience.

Thank kobiess
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

I was provided with accommodation in the reserve while attending a conference nearby. On our arrival we were greeted by a plethora of sociable mongoose ,who are delightful little creatures and fairly tame too.there were also warthogs and Nyala, which are also daily tame and...More

Thank RossS981
Reviewed August 20, 2018

On our first drive from my sisters place to our accommodation we saw 5 rhinos, a pair and a trio, in differing places. We went on an evening game drive from our base at our accommodation and saw a beautiful sunset over a dam, several...More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed August 12, 2018

we went for a "game" drive but were not told that the 10am-12pm drive was the worst time of day when we booked. we were told by the driver when we started the drive. reception should tell you this to see as much game as...More

1  Thank nev n
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Just spent a lovely week in unit 24. Very clean and comfortable. Parking just not great especially for a big vehicle. Thank you to Jason and Frans for great game drives and sharing your wealth of knowledge.

Thank Thea M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Had a week's stay 3-10 August 2018 in Phiri camp no 98, and would definitely go back! House was clean, view over the dam and all that's needed in the house and kitchen. The game drives are affordable and very informative. We were fortunate to...More

Thank Erma L
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Great place for relaxed viewing. Went there in winter yet it was warm enough for shorts and t-shirt. Great views on the game drives. Many animals seen. Worth it

Thank Big_GWP
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Mabalingwe is one of those Wildlife reserves which are, something inbetween. One must say that there are really lovely coins in Mabalingwe, a bit away from the mainstream. But those destinations are very SOUTH AF, the people from pretoria are coming over the weekends to...More

Thank chimelu
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Ruchane L
December 7, 2017|
Response from Mykal62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruchane It is always advisable to contact the resort directly for such information. They have specials and seasonal prices so I would never be able to give you that information. Thanks
Liza V
May 27, 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