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    Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

    R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent22%
    • Very good38%
    • Average21%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible10%
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    “game drives” (31 reviews)
    “ladies bar” (10 reviews)
    Free Parking
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    11 - 15 of 191 reviews

    Reviewed 12 June 2017

    Needed a week-end break-away from home, and to celebrate a peaceful wife's birthday. This was the perfect choice. Tranquil and beautiful to be one with nature, the resort has everything you need, with good quality accommodation and facilities. Will definitely returnMore

    Thank anthony_vanlouw
    Response from Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Mabalingwe Nature ReserveResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Anthony. Thank you for the awesome review and 5/5 rating. We are delighted that you chose to stay with us for your weekend breakaway. It’s always good to take a break from the busy city. It’s great to read that you enjoyed the facilities...More

    Reviewed 20 May 2017

    I have been visiting mabalingwe for 28 years. We visited during the first week in may and I have never been so disappointed. The chalet was absolutely filthy on arrival. The linen in the loft on the beds that my kids were supposed to sleep...More

    8  Thank dalemello426south
    Response from Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Mabalingwe Nature ReserveResponded 23 May 2017

    Hi dalemello426south. Thank you for your review. We are disappointed to read that you did not have an enjoyable experience at Mabalingwe. We appreciate all feedback and would have welcomed the opportunity to address any additional concerns you had while you stayed with us. We...More

    Reviewed 7 May 2017

    Everything was perfect, the unit, the game viewing, entertainment was good, game drives were interesting.Went on a afternoon game drive with Heinz which was great. If you are going to mabalingwe do not miss out on the tuesday evening Moms night off at the restaurant...More

    1  Thank holms14
    Response from Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Mabalingwe Nature ReserveResponded 22 May 2017

    Hi Ken & Jane (holms14). Thank you for a perfect 5/5 rating and all the valuable feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Tuesday evening Mom’s Night Off dinner and Hein’s game drive. We hope you visit us again soon for another fabulous break.

    Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

    Re-vamped facility, the roads are not the greatest, the actual campsite is serviced, clean considering that they are tents on stilts, communal kitchen that could be awkward if you don't book out the entire campsite that sleeps 10. Great bushveld experience if you are willing...More

    Thank Mario M
    Response from Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Mabalingwe Nature ReserveResponded 19 May 2017

    Hi Mario. Thank you for the review. We have noted and value your feedback. The Kalahari Tent Camp offers guests rustic accommodation in the very heart of the bushveld - Perfect for someone who wants to bask in the unspoilt views of the mountains and...More

    Reviewed 11 April 2017

    Stayed in one of their famous guest houses. Larger set-up, private and secluded with its own splash pool. 4 bedrooms each with its own bathroom. An excellent braai lapa and plenty of under roof parking.

    Thank Dsmiff
    Response from Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Mabalingwe Nature ReserveResponded 19 May 2017

    Hi Dsmiff. Thank you for the great review and 4/5 rating. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you had a chance to visit our Kalahari Oasis Bush Pub during your stay! If not, there’s always a next time :)

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Pool
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    • Tennis Court
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    • Kitchenette ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 29
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    • South Africa >
    • Limpopo Province >
    • Bela Bela
    • Also Known As
    • Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Hotel Limpopo Province
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    Response from Jane N | Reviewed this property |
    I'm afraid that I cannot answer your question, but there might be the information you are looking for on their website. Failing that, you could e-mail them. I got lots of information that way. Good luck!
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