We have been to both Warm Baths and Badplaas, which are both "Forever Resorts" - Warm Baths was just that much better.
Distance wise from Johannesburg they both felt the same, I feel that while Warm Baths had loads of school kids during the week days, Badplaas didn't have that problem.
Facilities are nicer at Warm Baths, but are certainly not bad at Badplaas by any means. We just preferred Warm Baths.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled within the Emanzana Nature Reserve, this award winning Mpumalanga Resort is famous for its hot mineral springs and has become legendary for its large variety of leisure and entertainment facilities. Slip down the slides, soothe your cares away in our therapeutic mineral pools, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating hydro treatment, or attempt a daring adventure activity. A mere 2.5 hour drive from Gauteng takes you to a breathtaking place where memories are made. Accommodation at this Resort comprises of upgraded hotel rooms, 2-4 sleeper self-catering rondavels, log cabins and 2 spacious guest houses which can sleep up to 8 people. Or make sure to book one of the luxury 2-6 sleeper self-catering chalets. All units are fully serviced with air-conditioning and selected satellite television channels. For the outdoor enthusiast we offer a shady caravan and camping park overlooking the nature reserve, all 289 stands are equipped with power points. A treasure chest of entertainment and leisure facilities await guest at Badplaas a Forever Resort. Eco Adventures - Explore the 1200 hectare Nature Reserve accompanied by one of our Rangers or on your own, The Reserve is home to various antelope, giraffe and 300 bird species. Swimming Pools - For your enjoyment we have four indoor (warm and cold mineral pools), three kiddies pools and three outdoor (warm and cold mineral pools) as well as one cold mineral pool at the hotel. Thrill seekers can enjoy the speed slides, super tube and the adrenaline pumping Rinkhals river ride. Hydro Spa - The Hydro Spa at this Resort offers a variety of treatments and products. You are to feel revitalized and rejuvenated whether you had a full body massage or simply lounged around in the hot mineral spring pool. Activities - Eco quad bike trails, Fishing, Game drives, Hiking and mountain bike trails, Horse trails, Pony rides, Private Reserve entry, Sundowner game drives, Tree walking trail, Horse arena, Bowls, Chip 'n Putt, Entertainment team, Fufi slide, Go carts, Mini golf, Paintball wat games, Rinkhals tube rapids, Speed slides, Super tube, Tennis and Volleyball Five modern conference rooms provide a variety of seating arrangements for groups from 20 to 600. All rooms are equipped with standard conference equipment. A variety of teambuilding activities are also available to choose from while the breathtaking views on the Resort are ideal for any successful conference or event. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Badplaas A Forever Resort Mpumalanga