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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

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Good place to stay.

I was provided with accommodation in the reserve while attending a conference nearby. On our... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Howick, South Africa
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Fantastic Nature Reserve

We saw all the animals we wanted to see apart from the Elephants. Excellent park ranger 'Jack' new... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Birchell C
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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
+27 14 001 7011
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw all the animals we wanted to see apart from the Elephants. Excellent park ranger 'Jack' new exactly where to take us.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Birchell C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Swopped our July Mabalingwe RCI timeshare for a weekend in January - took two of the loft units as we had guests with us from UK. Timeshare units were clean and very functional - although the toilet and shower/bath are downstairs with the bedroom upstairs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaveP3409
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Mabalingwe as an outside visitor we stayed somewhere else. Was informed that we could see the big 5. Very disappointed when the game ranger told us whilst driving through the farm that the lions cannot be seen they are enclosed and we need to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

It was the first time camping at Mabalingwe and the last. We had such a terrible experience. The ablutions were locked the pool was being renovated and the infestation of monkeys we were stolen blind. I had taken my 1 and a half year daughter...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank natashak574
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Spent time here over a 3 day period. Seen lots of animals and went and watched the animals being fed which was great. Also spent time at the pool and enjoyed the entertainment. Overall a great few days away kids aged 8 and 5 loved...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TashaGlasgow
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This establishment is really very tranquil and the chalets are in exceptionally great condition, really enjoyed a peaceful weekend with my kids . If you are looking for a relaxing weekend away with great scenery and game drives Mabalingwe is your place

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank meaganraaft7
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Seeing God's creation is awesome,the staff is also very welcoming and approachable, tour guides are professionals

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thumekakatise
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Get away from the hustle and bustle from city life and find a spot in the bush. Sitting on the porch listening to the hippos is a breathtaking experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kobiess
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I was provided with accommodation in the reserve while attending a conference nearby. On our arrival we were greeted by a plethora of sociable mongoose ,who are delightful little creatures and fairly tame too.there were also warthogs and Nyala, which are also daily tame and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RossS981
Reviewed 20 August 2018

On our first drive from my sisters place to our accommodation we saw 5 rhinos, a pair and a trio, in differing places. We went on an evening game drive from our base at our accommodation and saw a beautiful sunset over a dam, several...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichaelO_11
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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
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