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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

#3 of 14 things to do in Bela Bela Features Animals
R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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What a gem

We stayed in the Ingwe self-catering units. The accommodation was comfortable and the units had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kloof, South Africa
Terrible experience at Le Fera restaurant

We recently visited Cyferfontein game reserve next to Mabalingwe nature reserve, for a family... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bernise W
Johannesburg, South Africa
via mobile
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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Bernise W
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Very Clean, comfortable and relaxing break, the staff are very welcoming and helpful chalets were well appointed with everything that you may need. Unfortunately it seems that they need to erect a donation box to raise some funds for signage. Extremely frustrating for a first...More

Thank Mykal62
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had an amazing weekend staying at Ingwe. Staff was very friendly and the animals came right to our patio. The tame kudus was really a great experience. We also discovered the Kalahari Oasis, what a truly South African experience. Loud Afrikaans music and drinking...More

Thank 514neillh
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very nice accommodation (self-catering). A few pools spread out around the resort, put-put, squash court, kids playground and nice bar and restaurant. Enough animals to make a self-drive through the reserve worth while - go early!! Best to go in summer/Autumn/Spring. Winter is really cold...More

Thank LianaJ
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After the recent upgrades the place are bery nice. The shop well stocked and the additional shading around the swimming pool helps against the bushveld sun. The recent rain also made the veld look good even though the bush is a bit thick at certain...More

Thank Marcus V
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very nice accomodations. Perfect for the whole family. Lots of wildlife to see and enjoy. Mini golfing, swimming pools, and games for children and families alike. Lots of places to walk around. Chalets are beautiful and spacious. The restaurant has good food. Beautiful views everywhere....More

Thank juliapoplawski
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We rented private lodges on a regular basis in Mabalingwe for the last couple of years. Some are more luxurious than others, but we always had a nice stay in a beautiful and relaxed environment. We were there again with friends from the 17-21 March...More

Thank jpmar001
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We've been to Mabalingwe many a time. This resort also cater for the very active visitor (tennis, squash, mountain bike) If you are comfortable on the back of a horse, going out on horseback is a must do. You just get so close to the...More

Thank Andries_Florrie_13
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stayed in one of the 2 bed chalets in Tlou Camp, no 9 to be specific. The outside light was not working, when we got home late that evening we had to use our cellphones for light to enter our unit. The toilet was...More

Thank James R
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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