Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is all about getting back to nature. A spectacular landscape allows you to lose yourself in a true South African Bushveld environment with abundant birdlife, stunning indigenous trees and shrubs and a wide variety of wildlife.

A passion for providing a holiday destination that has family at its heart means the perfect space for shared quality experiences. This 9 500 hectare nature reserve is an unforgettably special holiday destination that forever leaves its imprint on the hearts of those who visit it.

In addition to the awesome surrounds and first-rate accommodation, you can choose from a host of activities; including, game drives, cold and heated swimming pools and Ecotainment. Or, simply soak up the views and the natural beauty from the peace of your chalet.

Click here to visit the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Website

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve placed fifth in the Top Large Gold Crown Resort category at the 2019 RCI OSCAS Award Ceremony. This great achievement represents the hard work and dedication of both our on-site and off-site management and teams.

Chalet Types
1 loft bedroom sleeps 4
2 bedroom sleeps 4
2 bedroom and loft sleeps 6


*IF you require any special assistance in terms of access, please contact the resort directly*

Chalet Facilities

  • Bath Towels (Please Bring Own Swimming Towels)
  • Braai
  • Cleaning Service
  • DSTV (Hotel Bouquet)
  • Fireplace (Certain Units)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

Onsite Facilities

  • ATM
  • Bird Watching
  • Cellular Reception
  • Computer Games Room and Kids Play Room
  • Convenience and Curio Shop
  • Ecotainment
  • Entertainment Area and Programmes
  • Game Drives and Night Drives
  • Game Farm
  • Mini Golf
  • Oasis Bush Pub
  • Outdoor Chess
  • Petrol Garage
  • Pool Tables
  • Sauna
  • Squash Court
  • Swimming Pools (Cold & Heated)
  • Tennis (2 Courts)
  • Le Fera Restaurant and Bar
  • Mbali Day Spa

Nearby Attractions & Activities

  • Airport (197 km)
  • Bambelela Wildlife Care (180 km)
  • Casino (80 km)
  • De Wildt Cheetah Farm (160 km)
  • Elements Private Golf Reserve (30 km)
  • Gym (18 km)
  • Hot Springs at Forever Resorts, Bela Bela (35 km)
  • L'abri Fountain Brewery
  • Medical Facilities (30 km)
  • Supermarket (28 km)
  • Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm (43 km)
  • The Waterberg Meander (159 km)
  • Wag 'n Bietjie Hiking Trail (46 km)
  • Waterberg Zipline Adventures (40 km)
  • Zebula Adventures with Elephants (15 km)

Important Information

Wi-Fi and Cell Service
- Wi-Fi- complimentary facilities available at Reception and the Restaurant only
- Cell Service- limited for Cell C users; none at Phiri Camp

Check In/Out
Mondays and Fridays 14:00/10:00

Please note that all VRS-managed Mabalingwe Share Block chalets have an air conditioner, however the use of these aircons is on a token basis, at guests expense. Tokens can be purchased from Reception

R516 Rooiberg / Thabazimbi Road
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve
Bela Bela

The resort is 210 km from O.R. Tambo Airport. From O.R. Tambo Airport, take the R21 towards Pretoria. Follow the N1 towards Polokwane; this is a toll road with two toll gates, one at the Carousel and the other just after Zambezi. Take the Bela Bela (Warmbaths) R516 turn off. Cross the railway bridge into Bela Bela (Warmbaths) and turn immediately left into Potgieter Street. Follow Thabazimbi/Rooiberg R516 signs, travel for 27 km's. The resort is on your right.

GPS coordinates
24° 50'26" S
28° 02'53" E