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    Mabalingwe - Tlou Lodge

    R516 Rooiberg Road | Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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    Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

    The Tllou Lodge deserves nothing more than a 2 Star rating. The accommodation is old and neglected, and can be improved in terms of the cleanliness. The lodge has no airconditioning, no flat screen TV, and DSTV channels. The garden area around the lodge and...More

    Thank Rudi O
    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...More

    Thank Japie S
    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,...More

    Thank Trisha453
    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...More

    Thank emmaline s
    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...More

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    • Price range
    • US$154 - US$428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette
    • Location
    • 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..."
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    "Definitely not rooms 5 or 6"
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    "Do not go near it!"
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    "take a fan with you! note the absence of signal!"
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