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.
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*
Nearby Attractions & Activities
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Please note that we are currently busy with unit renovations and this may cause some noise disturbances depending on the location of your unit. Noise will only start form 10AM in consideration of our guests.
Friday and Monday
There is no key / breakage / appliance deposit for your convenience – however, we do ask that breakages are reported and paid timeously at reception. We do charge per hour for any late departures. The chalets are strictly non-smoking and a penalty fee will be payable.
Please note Load shedding does affect the resort and the water supply. It is advised to bring extra rechargeable lights and anything else you might need during outages. The resort does supply candles and matches. We suggest that you download the ESP application and select Sedgefield as a location for the most accurate schedule and updates on load shedding in our area. The 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
Reception - Tue to Thu: 08:00-16:30; Mon & Fri: 08:00-19:00; Closed on Sundays
Café - Daily from 08:30-16:30 (last orders at 16:15)
Bar - Tue to Sat: 12:00-20:00; Sun: 12:00-17:00; Closed on Mondays
Kiosk - Open Daily from 08:00-17:00
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.
Latitude: -34.002731 (S 34°0'10.048')
Longitude : -22.742144 (E 22°44'31.718')