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 loft bedroom sleeps 4
2 bedroom sleeps 4
2 bedroom and loft sleeps 6


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

Chalet Facilities

  • Bath Towels (Please Bring Own Swimming Towels)
  • Braai
  • Cleaning Service
  • DSTV (Hotel Bouquet)
  • Fireplace (Certain Units)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

Onsite Facilities

  • ATM
  • Bird Watching
  • Cellular Reception
  • Computer Games Room and Kids Play Room
  • Convenience and Curio Shop
  • Ecotainment
  • Entertainment Area and Programmes
  • Game Drives and Night Drives
  • Game Farm
  • Mini Golf
  • Oasis Bush Pub
  • Outdoor Chess
  • Petrol Garage
  • Pool Tables
  • Sauna
  • Squash Court
  • Swimming Pools (Cold & Heated)
  • Tennis (2 Courts)
  • Le Fera Restaurant and Bar
  • Mbali Day Spa

Nearby Attractions & Activities

  • Airport (197 km)
  • Bambelela Wildlife Care (180 km)
  • Casino (80 km)
  • De Wildt Cheetah Farm (160 km)
  • Elements Private Golf Reserve (30 km)
  • Gym (18 km)
  • Hot Springs at Forever Resorts, Bela Bela (35 km)
  • L'abri Fountain Brewery
  • Medical Facilities (30 km)
  • Supermarket (28 km)
  • Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm (43 km)
  • The Waterberg Meander (159 km)
  • Wag 'n Bietjie Hiking Trail (46 km)
  • Waterberg Zipline Adventures (40 km)
  • Zebula Adventures with Elephants (15 km)

Important Information

Check In/Out
Mondays and Fridays 14:00/10:00

R516 Rooiberg / Thabazimbi Road
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Bela Bela

The resort is 210 km from O.R. Tambo Airport. From O.R. Tambo Airport, take the R21 towards Pretoria. Follow the N1 towards Polokwane; this is a toll road with two toll gates, one at the Carousel and the other just after Zambezi. Take the Bela Bela (Warmbaths) R516 turn off. Cross the railway bridge into Bela Bela (Warmbaths) and turn immediately left into Potgieter Street. Follow Thabazimbi/Rooiberg R516 signs, travel for 27 km's. The resort is on your right.

GPS Coordinates
24° 50'26" S
28° 02'53" E

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