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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   R516, Tabazimbi / Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 480, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
shayne9 Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a six sleeper chalet, was spacious but seemd old and dusty. Bathroom was nice and clean. My bed was broken though. The self-catering kitchen is well equipped, had no issues there. The resort is really nice with lots to do. We swam in the hot pools at night which was really nice. There is a lot of game... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in on 8 August in Tlou nr3 Sekf catering.Room had one glass one fork.The unit was booked for 2 people. Roof fan was out of order.Even after reporting to maintenance nothing was done.We had no water on friday nite and saturday morning.Saturday nite we had water but dark brown coming from the hot and cold water taps. Management... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large variety of activities are available, from game drives and bird drives to lion feeding drives and horse back safaris. One can enter the game viewing area with your own vehicle or go hiking on one of the many trails.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I say its pretty average overall... Tlou lodge accommodation is a bit outdated, and the game reserve has the big 5 but only a very small amount of each animal so very rare to have sightings. It is however a very nice getaway , very close to jhb, only a 2 hour drive and value for money.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had I read the Trip Advisor reviews before doing a timeshare swop, we wouldn't have gone. Especially when I noticed that the management didn't even respond to the comments. (Sondela responds to all comments) I tried to get information ahead of time so we could cancel our trip if necessary. On the day I was offered the swop I couldn't... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The second time we have stayed at Mabilingwe. Apart for a good 4 x 4 route game drives are disappointing. In spite of hours of driving we had limited animal sightings. The furniture in the chalet is very uncomfortable. Had a good sighting of hippos and a fish eagle at the dam.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The units are built so near to each other sadly it detracts from the nature aspect. All that is heard is the neighbours chattering not the night sounds, like a jackals call afar. Also found the units to be extremely small in comparison to other lodges nearby. The facilities like the resturant is lovely though, and offers beautiful romantic views... More

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Johannseburg SA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were accommodated in a two bedroomed/2 bathroomed chalet with loft room for two more. The accommodation was perfectly clean and fully furnished and well equipped for self catering. There is a handy small shop on site. With friendly Warthogs, bushbuck, african wild cat and a rarely seen porcupine our evenings were relaxing and interesting at the bbq in the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our family of six adults and two children aged 8 and 12 spent four nights at this property. Our first impression was "rustic" as the 6 sleeper units have thatched roofs and are NOT luxurious....I would say adequate for self catering. To our wonderment, warthogs visited us EVERY time we were on the patio, noses poking in our open doorway... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed here during Feb '14 and overall got exactly what we were looking for - time to relax, do nothing, read, swim, eat, drink wine and we even saw some animals. It was a mid-week visit, which I think made a massive difference! If you'd like to drive around 8 hours a day looking for the big 5 then... More

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Address: R516, Tabazimbi / Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 480, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Hotel Class:4 star — Mabalingwe Nature Reserve 4*
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