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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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Bushveld camp site

Mabalingwe is a mixed resort with a camp site, RCI timeshare chalets and private The camp site is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fkafrica
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Pretoria
Good experience

We had a wonderful time. On arrival we discovered two small problems in the unit. Half an hour... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Albert R
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“game drives” (11 reviews)
“self drive” (7 reviews)
“caravan park” (5 reviews)
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R516 Rooiberg Road, Bela Bela 0480, South Africa
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+27 14 736 9000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mabalingwe is a mixed resort with a camp site, RCI timeshare chalets and private The camp site is well layd out, with large shade trees, heated pool, shop and well appointed clean bathrooms. The only negative is that it is too close to the main...More

Thank Fkafrica
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had a wonderful time. On arrival we discovered two small problems in the unit. Half an hour after reporting it to reception the maintenance guy was there to fix it. Saw a bit of game on our self drive. Had a wonderful view from...More

Thank Albert R
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

A Gr8 place to visit. Staff unbelievable. The bush vibe you were looking for. Units clean. Effective staff. No trouble to help you. This was a holiday full of memories.

Thank Willie H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed at a self catering lodge called Feeskraal. Arranged by Bush Lodge Properties. Lorraine from Bush Lodge was great to deal with and very professional. The lodge itself has everything you need for a fantastic stay. There were 7 of us, which I would say...More

Thank ShanDuff2
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Mabalingwe is a good option in the area with 3 of the big five. It depends a lot on the guide you have and how well they do their job; or the house you’ve rented. No large carnivores but otherwise ticks the boxes.

1  Thank Matvl
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We have visited Mabalingwe six times and every time was just wonderfull. It is home in the bush with lots of animals. Lots to do, but family come togethers stay no one

Thank AntPta
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Well equipped self standing unit with wildlife at your front and back door. The boma's where still under construction but Monique had a braai brought to my unit. This is a must foe a weekend or holiday....

1  Thank 468clyden
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

One of the top class camping sites. Ablutions clean and neat. Camp site was absolutely perfect. Staff are friendly and very helpful, especially with assisting with erecting the tent. Camp site very clean and staff are around every day offering a helping hand.

Thank Juanita v
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a decent reserve with 3 of the big 5. Night drives were not available as our accommodation was not in the reserve.

Thank A L
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The maintenance is not good on the whole. construction work is poor. unfortunately the resort is marketed as the big 5 but the lions are all in separate caged facility not free. to see the lions costs a lot extra. Not sure why they are...More

Thank warendse2018
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Ruchane L
7 December 2017|
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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
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Liza V
27 May 2017|
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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
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