Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Bela Bela, Limpopo

Nature Retreat


Family Holiday


Bush and Wildlife Getaways

Bush & Wildlife

Experience Seekers


Immerse yourself in the nature experience that is Mabalingwe Nature Reserve; a full 9 500 hectares of nature, family and fun. Mabalingwe will leave you with precious memories imprinted in your heart, and leave you eager for a return visit.

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is all about getting back to nature. A spectacular landscape allows you to lose yourself in a true South African Bushveld environment with abundant birdlife, a variety of beautiful and interesting plant life, and wildlife such as hippopotami, rhinoceros and sable antelope.

During the school holidays, be sure to check out the Ecotainment Programme, a firm favourite amongst guests. Other activities include game drives, horseback game viewing, 4X4 trails, bird watching and an outdoor Spa. Or, simply soak up the views and the natural beauty from the peace of your comfortable chalet or go for a swim at the heated or cold water pools.

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve placed fifth in the Top Large Gold Crown Resort category at the 2019 RCI OSCAS Award Ceremony. This great achievement represents the hard work and dedication of both our on-site and off-site management and teams.

Chalet Types
1 bedroom sleeps 4
2 bedroom sleeps 6
There are no chalets on the waterfront

*IF you require any special assistance in terms of access, please contact the resort directly*

Please note:

  • The resort does not do daily linen changes. We are trying to save water by not washing towels every day. Towels will gladly be changed on request or by leaving your towels in the bath or washing basket. Charges do apply if service is abused.
  • The units are not wheelchair friendly.
  • Sleeper couches are only suitable for small children under the age of 12.
  • There are no chalets on the waterfront.
  • Chalets are serviced daily, except for Sundays and Public holidays. This includes cleaning of the braai areas and changing of dustbins.
  • Uncovered parking is available for each unit.
Chalet Facilities

  • Baby Cots (on request)
  • Bath
  • Braai Facility (Barbeque)
  • Cleaning Services (Excl Sundays and Public Holidays)
  • Fan
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchen
  • Heaters
  • Linen
  • Lock Up Safe
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV Hotel Bouquet
  • Shower (selected units only)
  • Television
  • Towels (bath towels only)
  • Uncovered Parking

Onsite Facilities

  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Boat Launching
  • Café
  • Card Facilities (No ATM)
  • Games Room
    • Play Stations
    • Table Tennis
    • Pool Tables
    • Foosball
    • Arcade Game
    • Vending Machines
    • Finger Board
  • Jungle Gym
  • Kiddies Play Room
  • Kiosk
  • Laundromat
  • Mini Golf
  • Swimming Pool & Kiddies Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Trampoline
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sport
    • Canoes
    • Paddle boats
    • Dingy motor boats
    • Stand up paddle boarding
    • Speedboat cruises
    • Water tubing

Nearby Attractions & Activities

  • Adventure Land, Plettenberg Bay - 44km
  • Beach - 3km
  • Casino - 95km
  • Game Farm - 70km
  • George - 38.5km
  • Golf - 2km
  • Gym - 1km
  • Horse-riding - 10km
  • Knysna - 35km
  • Live Entertainment - Nearby
  • Medical Facility, Sedgefield - 6km
  • Restaurants - Nearby
  • Town, Sedgefield - 6km
  • Wild Oats Community Farmers Market (Saturdays) - 5km

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Important Information

Resort Refurbishment
Please note that Baywater Village is currently undergoing renovations. We apologise for any noise and inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your understanding.

Check In/Out
Friday and Monday
Check-in 14:00
Check-out 10:00

A refundable key / breakage / appliance deposit is required at check-in.

Please note that keys are to be collected at Baywater Village, N2, Swartvlei, Sedgefield.
No over occupancy will be allowed.
Baywater Village makes use of borehole water and it is advisable that guests bring along their own drinking water. Drinking water can also be purchased from the Kiosk onsite

Trading Hours
Reception - Tue to Thu: 08:00-16:30; Mon & Fri: 08:00-19:00; Closed on Sundays
Café - Daily from 08:30-16:30
Bar - Tue to Sat: 12:00-20:00; Sun: 12:00-17:00; Closed on Mondays
Kiosk - Open Daily from 08:00-17:00 (last orders 16:15)
Boathouse - Open Daily from 08:00-17:00

N2 Main Road

From Cape Town
Take the N2 towards Sedgefield. Approximately 17km after Wilderness, there will be a turnoff to Baywater Village / Swartvlei on the left. Follow this road and keep right over the train tracks. Baywater Village will be on the right.

From Port Elizabeth
Take the N2 towards George. 6km after Sedgefield, there will be a turnoff to Baywater Village / Swartvlei on the right. Follow this road and keep right over the train tracks. Baywater Village will be on the right.

GPS Coordinates
Latitude: -34.002731 (S 34°0'10.048')
Longitude : -22.742144 (E 22°44'31.718')

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