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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected rustic when we booked the Kalahari Tent Camp. What we didn’t expect were dirty floors, one of them wet from a leaking tent; unmade beds, some of them appeared to have been slept in; all wood freshly layered with creosote that blackened your hands and was sticky underfoot; the non-existent “own boma” that was promised in an email,...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed October 26, 2016

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life then this is it. There is entertainment for the children with a holiday programme daily. Swimming pools are clean and the amenities are clean too. There is a putt-putt course but at an additional charge.

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lincolnshire
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Stayed in a 3 bed lodge with family, well equipped and very close to the animals, had Nyala, Kudu, Warthogs and Banded Mongoose regularly visit our balcony. Loved the variety of animals and also went on a few of the organised safaris as well as self driven ones. Peter the ranger was very informative and a wicked sense of humour....

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Although not in direct competition with some of the top game reserves in Sabi Sands, Mabalingwe has charm of it's own and more game than you have any right to expect. Just over 20km from Bela Bela the 12,500ha estate is ideally positioned just a couple of hours easy drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Accommodation is in lodges spread out...

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U.K.
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great two night stay in one of their 6 person chalets. Accommodation was superb. Very noisy neighbours though( family of warthogs!!). Our game drive was very disappointing though. Mainly just warthogs and impala. Very relaxing stay though.

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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Awesome family getaway in Bela Bela. Took my parents for a vacay there . The chalets and very cosy and spacious rooms. We stayed in Tlou Lodge and was lovely waking up everyone morning to see warthogs , kudu and quail roaming freely and monkeys swinging from the trees. The menu was simply awesome from bottomless breakfast to the 2meats,...

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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This is such a nice peaceful, relaxing place, but so sad at the moment to go there as they have had no rain and it is so dry. Don't go if you are hoping to see game as there is not much to see. They are putting out hay bails for the animals to eat. The water situation is so...

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Reviewed September 18, 2016

I am sorry…. We just had one of the worst experiences on our South African trip. We booked a 3 bedroom unit with Mabelingwe for 3 nights, once we arrived we asked if we could upgrade to a better unit and where more than happy to pay any additional fees and cost for the upgrade. We were then told we...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We love nature and wanted to see the Big 5 without travelling forever. We got a week's booking at Mabalingwe and they bent over backwards to meet our every need and answer our many questions. The cottage was superbly equipped and well maintained. A plus was the loft room with real beds! We were blessed with superb sightings of buffalo,...

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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Had an Amazing stay at the Kwalata Luxury Private House. 6 Couples catered for easily in the spacious 12 Sleeper. Loved the tranquility and amazing sunrise and sunset views of the Area and the efficiency of our private home. Nothing was lacking and we got more then expected. Frans made our 3 hour Private Game Drive very special. See you...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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Additional Information about Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Address: R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Price Range: $402 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mabalingwe Nature Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Hotel Limpopo Province
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“Don't be shy to state your needs.”
 of 5 bubbles _davidjoyl, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“Timeshare available, bush camps basic. Lodges, more luxurious. Google those ones as I only saw them from afar.”
 of 5 bubbles AltaCooke, Aug 30, 2016 | Read review
“As it is individual Units, all seem to have good views of the bush”
 of 5 bubbles mervpillay, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“A lodge in the south of the reserve is near the shop.”
 of 5 bubbles , Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“Discuss your requirements prior to booking, there are 2, 4 and 6 sleeper units”
 of 5 bubbles Lungi05, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
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