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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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Not a pleasant visit

The maintenance is not good on the whole. construction work is poor. unfortunately the resort is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Waterfall, South Africa
Interesting visit close up to Lion, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Caracal

A well run operation where even though the animals are enclosed they are in very good condition and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“game drives” (12 reviews)
“self drive” (6 reviews)
“game park” (4 reviews)
R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The maintenance is not good on the whole. construction work is poor. unfortunately the resort is marketed as the big 5 but the lions are all in separate caged facility not free. to see the lions costs a lot extra. Not sure why they are...More

Thank warendse2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well run operation where even though the animals are enclosed they are in very good condition and in large pens where they can move about in reasonably natural habitat. The visit is just over an hour in length, with a 30 minute drive each...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great experience! Bush game drives are fantastic! Friendly and helpful staff. Great facilities, swimming pools, restaurant and bar area! A must visit

Thank hermancoetzee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

6am start was worth it, cool and quiet, the scenery is fantastic and my guide from Itaga lodge was very friendly and knowledgeable. The Rhino was around but hiding well, lovely tour through the reserve and hills around the dams. Best way to start the...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

A great place we return to every year !! Lots of family fun , game drives , shops and bottle stores on site

Thank Carmi S
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Spend 4 nights camping at Mabalingwe caravan Park... Awesome once again.. The hotel and the restaurants make it more then great as you have a variety.. And to drive around in your own vehicle doing game drives are the best.. And then we love the...More

Thank bronwynn193
Reviewed 11 December 2017

WOW! What a great experience, nothing to complain about. We had a great time at the caravan park and had the best time! Great service from the beginning, the staff are absolutely great and so friendly. Already planning the next trip- cant wait!!

Thank chanel961030
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We have timeshare here for a number of years. And year on year it has been very clear that the maintenance and upkeep's quality have significantly dropped. Our one bathroom flooded the whole weekend as a result of the toilet. Maintenance did not even come...More

Thank Charmaine K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We stayed in the Ingwe self-catering units. The accommodation was comfortable and the units had everything that we needed. The resort has many swimming pools, but as we visited in Winter, we especially enjoyed the heated pool at the Ingwe camp. There is an epic...More

Thank DaneSalmon
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We recently visited Cyferfontein game reserve next to Mabalingwe nature reserve, for a family weekend. On Saturday we decided to have lunch at Le Fera restaurant. The waiters were incredibly helpful and friendly but unfortunately the food was horrible!! We ordered 2 chicken schnitzels for...More

1  Thank Bernise W
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Ruchane L
8 December 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
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