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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 736 9000
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Safari through the game park

6am start was worth it, cool and quiet, the scenery is fantastic and my guide from Itaga lodge was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pete S
via mobile
Family fun

A great place we return to every year !! Lots of family fun , game drives , shops and bottle stores... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carmi S
Pretoria, South Africa
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“game drives” (12 reviews)
“self drive” (6 reviews)
“caravan park” (4 reviews)
R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6am start was worth it, cool and quiet, the scenery is fantastic and my guide from Itaga lodge was very friendly and knowledgeable. The Rhino was around but hiding well, lovely tour through the reserve and hills around the dams. Best way to start the...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place we return to every year !! Lots of family fun , game drives , shops and bottle stores on site

Thank Carmi S
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Spend 4 nights camping at Mabalingwe caravan Park... Awesome once again.. The hotel and the restaurants make it more then great as you have a variety.. And to drive around in your own vehicle doing game drives are the best.. And then we love the...More

Thank bronwynn193
Reviewed 11 December 2017

WOW! What a great experience, nothing to complain about. We had a great time at the caravan park and had the best time! Great service from the beginning, the staff are absolutely great and so friendly. Already planning the next trip- cant wait!!

Thank chanel961030
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We have timeshare here for a number of years. And year on year it has been very clear that the maintenance and upkeep's quality have significantly dropped. Our one bathroom flooded the whole weekend as a result of the toilet. Maintenance did not even come...More

Thank Charmaine K
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 30 July 2017 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

1  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

1  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
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Ruchane L
7 December 2017|
Response from Mykal62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ruchane It is always advisable to contact the resort directly for such information. They have specials and seasonal prices so I would never be able to give you that information. Thanks
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