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Address: R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 14 736 9000

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Wildlife galore, plenty of animals, great experience with the sunset drive, a true gem which we will visit again

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb place to enjoy nature but also have fun in the sun. Staff is amazing and friendly and the self catering chalets are well set up and beautiful. Game drives are a fun and the 4x4 route (Tracks4Africa if you can't find it) is amazing for sundowners with 360 degree views

Thank JacquesE89
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a superb relaxing weekend with friends at Sekelbosgat at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Excellent lodge with all the amenities you can dream of. 4 bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Clean, spacious accommodation and wildlife galore.

Thank Dsmiff
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wildlife galore, plenty of animals, great experience with the sunset drive, a true gem which we will visit again

Thank shaneybux
Johannesburg, South Africa
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Mabalingwe Nature reserves boasts some great flora and fauna, The sand roads are very smooth and in great condition for light vehicles. Unfortunately many visitors take a cycle and a jog taking away that real getaway experience. Having to wait for them to get out of a photo can be very annoying. There are wild animals running around yet they... More 

Thank AfricanNomad1985
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Mabalingwe from 3-9 October 2016. It was plesant and the staff was very friendly. The unit is a bit old at tlou lodge but was very clean. We saw 100's of animals from elephants, buffalo, bush pigs, warthogs ect. The restaurant staff service was also good and the drinks was always ice cold, and the food was nice... More 

Thank J M
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Self-catering units were well-looked after and we also encountered very friendly staff. The condition of the bushveld unfortunately is a shame. Sickle bushes are taking over where the effort to get rid of these invader plants, should have begun years ago. The result is that normal thorn trees, grass and other trees/plants finds it very difficult to survive with the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I visited the nature reserve with colleagues on a business trip. the reserve is amazingly natural and beautiful. offering a 5 star experience of the bush and luxury apartments. we had lovely walk in the early morning and game drives when we had free time. absolutely amazing experience.

Thank Remember R
Durban, South Africa
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117 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Well developed Game Reserve with the big 5. Accomodation very good. Roads in good condition and accessible with normal vehicle. Very nice restaurant with very good food. Plenty swimming pools, one is heated. Plenty birds for the eager bird watchers. Small shop available.

Thank Bhejanespecialevents
Sandton, South Africa
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

What a lovely African bush experience. Abundance of birds and animals to be seen. Elephants, buffalo, hippo and more. Piecefull and quiet. Great for kids. They have hot water swimming pools and put-put.

Thank taniawilliev
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Hospitality great, accommodation a bit rustic but spiders and kreepy crawlers are not my favourite. However the food was out of this world and the staff great.

Thank Erika1908

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