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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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One of those parks ...

Mabalingwe is one of those Wildlife reserves which are, something inbetween. One must say that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chimelu
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saint louis
So much to see and experience at Mabalingwe Nature / Game Reserve, only 2 hours from JHB.

Responding to one of the comments below, I would like to advise guests that there is firewood for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leigh L
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“game drives” (11 reviews)
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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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+27 14 736 9000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Responding to one of the comments below, I would like to advise guests that there is firewood for sale at the Farm Shop or "Plaaswinkel" next to the main swimming pool close to Reception. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every...More

Thank Leigh L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for an amazing holiday. We booked our accommodation last minute and was welcomed with open arms. The chalets are very neat, tidy and up to date. The resort is very clean and we loved the game drives. The kids enjoyed the entertainment around...More

Thank Michelle V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a awesome place the pools are clean the restaurant is very nice and you can drive yourself to see the animals. I will stay there again

Thank pretoriuswilma
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

Mabalingwe is a mixed resort with a camp site, RCI timeshare chalets and private The camp site is well layd out, with large shade trees, heated pool, shop and well appointed clean bathrooms. The only negative is that it is too close to the main...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

We had a wonderful time. On arrival we discovered two small problems in the unit. Half an hour after reporting it to reception the maintenance guy was there to fix it. Saw a bit of game on our self drive. Had a wonderful view from...More

Thank Albert R
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

A Gr8 place to visit. Staff unbelievable. The bush vibe you were looking for. Units clean. Effective staff. No trouble to help you. This was a holiday full of memories.

Thank Willie H
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at a self catering lodge called Feeskraal. Arranged by Bush Lodge Properties. Lorraine from Bush Lodge was great to deal with and very professional. The lodge itself has everything you need for a fantastic stay. There were 7 of us, which I would say...More

Thank ShanDuff2
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Mabalingwe is a good option in the area with 3 of the big five. It depends a lot on the guide you have and how well they do their job; or the house you’ve rented. No large carnivores but otherwise ticks the boxes.

1  Thank Matvl
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

We have visited Mabalingwe six times and every time was just wonderfull. It is home in the bush with lots of animals. Lots to do, but family come togethers stay no one

Thank AntPta
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Ruchane L
December 7, 2017|
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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
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Liza V
May 27, 2017|
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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
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