Limpopo & North West:
Action-adrenaline-adventure... and hot water pools!
Enjoy the famous WARMBATHS now known as BELA BELA ...go for it!!!
Mabalingwe Nature Reserve (BELA BELA)
Phone number: 014 736 9000
GPS: 24° 50' 57.42'' S 28° 2' 53.04'' E
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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve has been described as the perfect "all year round big five experience". This 12 500 hectare nature reserve in the Bela-Bela district boasts rolling hills, spectacular scenery, dams, prolific bird-life and 36 species of wild life - including the Big Five, to mention just some of the wonders that await you. In addition to the awesome surrounds and first-rate accommodation, you can choose from a host of activities; including, game drives, horseback game viewing, cold and heated swimming pools and an outdoor spa. Enjoy a sublime meal at the restaurant, a cocktail in the ladies bar; or, simply soak up the views and the natural beauty from the peace of your chalet. Activities include game drives, night drives, Lion feeding drives, Lion interaction when there are cubs, horse trails, bird drives, paintball, lion feeding drives, archery and abseiling. All rates are available at reception. Facilities: Ladies' bar, Kalahari Oasis, Bush Pub Restaurant, Boma evenings, information centre, tennis court, squash court, Jacuzzi, hot/cold swimming pool, shops and mini golf. There is a shuttle service and internet cafe available. Activities are available at reception. General information: Reception is open 24 hours every day. The reception area is situated approximately 4km from the main entrance gate.
Mabula - Bush Lodge
Phone number: +27 14 734 7000
GPS: 24° 44' 18.48'' S 27° 56' 30.78'' E
Mabula Private Game Reserve is home to a wide variety of wild animals including the Big Five and over 300 recorded bird species. The game, except lions, roam freely on the reserve. Units are not within fenced camps and are situated quite a distance from the main centre, so a vehicle is essential. Wildlife activities are included free of charge and are conducted by professional guides. Mabula Game Lodge offers full hotel facilities to timeshare guests, including a restaurant, Boma, sporting facilities etc. A qualified beautician and treatments are offered at the main lodge. Pre-booking is essential - please phone +27 14 734 7000. General information: Game drives in private vehicles are not permitted. A conservation fee is charged for each vehicle entering the reserve and is payable at timeshare reception on arrival. Please be advised that during the winter months management strongly recommend, that if you are susceptible to cold weather, you bring extra blankets with you.
sondela Nature Reserve
Phone number: 014 736 8800
GPS: 24° 55' 36.00'' S 28° 23' 31.98'' E
Renowned for its warm hospitality and magnificent bushveld setting, Sondela offers both a farm and game experience making it ideal for the whole family. Accommodation is in chalets which are strategically scattered within the game reserve to offer optimum enjoyment of the surrounding nature with its wide variety of game and bird species. Horse riding lessons available on request. Located a short drive from Bela-Bela. The resort boasts its own 4x4 off-road trail (own vehicle required) as well as a 4x4 training course (booking essential).
Activities: Bushveld picnics, game drives, action cricket, trail cycling, horse riding (prices available on request), bird watching and a 4x4 obstacle course (own 4x4 required). Sondela trading store is open for basic necessities and gifts. Kiddies club gives moms a break during school holidays and weekends. Extra facilities include clay pigeon shooting, target shooting, game drives, mini golf, horse riding, hiking, jogging trails, park, farmyard and game viewing. Bicycles can be hired hourly or daily. Unit information: Please adhere to maximum occupancy (including children/babies) per unit as listed on your confirmation letter. A per person per day fine will be levied on arrival with no extra linen, cutlery or crockery provided, as well as an additional fine for over occupancy.
Bakubung Bush Lodge
(Adjacent to Sun City)
Phone number: +27 14 552 6000
GPS: 25° 20' 43.02'' S 27° 3' 22.02'' E
Look no further for peace and tranquillity in luxurious surroundings. Chalets at this bush lodge within the Pilanesberg National Park are the ideal base for great game viewing and excellent bird watching. The thatched chalets are arranged in a loose horseshoe shape around the hippo pool. If you’re in the mood for some action, Sun City is just a 10-minute drive away.
A 24hr reception is available at the resort. Please note that check in time is strictly 16h00 and check out time is 10h00. Extra facilities: Playground area with chess board, swings, trampoline, jungle gym and sand pit. Nature walks, game walks, a pool bar, internet lounge, bush braais, a wildlife center (including Junior Game ranger programme), game drives, safari game drives and bird watching are available at Bakubung - prices will be quoted on request. Unit facilities: The bedrooms are both en-suite. Complimentary bathroom amenities are supplied on check in only. Nearby at Sun City: Valley of Waves, golf, squash, horse riding, hot air ballooning, water sports, crocodile farm and lion park nearby. Entrance fee payable. Sun City shuttle available.
Dikhololo game reserve
Phone number: +27 12 277 9000
GPS: 25° 24' 40.98'' S 27° 44' 10.02'' E
Situated 34km north-west of Brits, this unique resort offers an unforgettable eco experience. The peaceful South African bushveld provides the ideal background to numerous attractions, activities and events. To experience the peace of the bushveld, we request peace and quiet between 22h00 and 07h00 within the chalets and camps. Extra facilities: Heated pool, supertube, volley ball, mini golf, guided game drives, table tennis, 4x4 facility, pool tables, bird watching, darts, laundrette, petrol station , mini ATM at reception, conference facilities liquor store and ladies bar. Please note that there are charges for the supertube, heated pool, mini-golf, table tennis, squash, game drives, extra cleaning services and for an additional change of linen. Unit facilities: Safe in every unit, baby cots (limited numbers - For Hire), TV remotes, iron and ironing boards for hire. Nearby tourist attractions: Welwitchia country market, snake & animal park, De Wildt Cheetah farm, Elephant sanctuary, Hartebeespoort aquarium, Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, hot air ballooning at Hartebeespoort. Historical sites include the Cradle of Humankind which is 80km from the resort.
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Pilansberg National Park
Phone number: +27 14 552 5100
GPS: 25° 20' 4.98'' S 27° 28' 43.98'' E
The unspoilt wilderness of the magnificent Pilanesberg National Park is the stunning location for this luxurious resort, whose name literally means “place of the rock”. Thatched cottages, equipped with excellent facilities, offer comfortable and convenient accommodation with exquisite views. Attractions at the resort include a 130m underground tunnel leading to a hide. Game walks (for adults), game drives and bush braais are on offer, along with a buffet restaurant. Close by is Sun City, with the Valley of the Waves and the Gary Player Country Club. The area is home to 365 species of birds. Extra facilities: Sporting facilities: trampoline, table tennis and wall climbing. Entertainment facilities: children's playground, bush mini golf, game drives. Charged entertainment facilities: game walks (adults only), bush braai, bar, restaurant - buffet (breakfast and dinner) Spa treatments. Food and supplies: a supermarket (Spar) is situated 5km from the lodge, just after Sun City. Basic supplies like bread, eggs, milk, charcoal, firelighters available at the lodge. Unit facilities: dishwasher and fully self catering kitchens. Braai facilities: Gas braai and outdoor braai. The cabanas are duplex with a bedroom upstairs and a sleeper couch in the loft with one bathroom. Resort bulletin board: Nearby at Sun City: Valley of Waves, golf, squash, bowls, casino, live entertainment, horse riding, hot-air ballooning, water sports and a crocodile farm. Lion park +/- 30km.
Seasons Sport and Spa
Farm 116, Hartbeesfontein
Old Rustenburg Road, Brits
Phone number: +27 87 150 1888
GPS: 25° 42' 6.00'' S 27° 51' 4.98'' E
The perfect retreat for Gauteng-dwellers, located just 45 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria and located in Seasons Eco Golf Estate, presents a unique lifestyle. Here, the emphasis is firmly on the environment: the resort boasts 300 acres of indigenous bushveld. The result is a venue that will delight all family members: while mom and dad relax, the children can keep busy. Seasons Eco Golf Estate’s Hartbeespoort location also means that the attractions of the area are easily accessible for guests.
Seasons is situated on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg mountains. On-site facilities include volleyball, mini golf, spa, convenience store and a games room. Unit information: The units have three bedrooms and sleep eight people, i.e. six adults and two children under 12. Units are fully furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom and there is a separate guest toilet. Attractions: Set in indigenous bushveld, Seasons boasts an 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The Touch Spa @ Seasons is also open (bookings are essential). Facilities at the Spa include: 5 Treatment rooms, Double Treatment Water Pods, Manicure & Pedicure lounge, Sleep Therapy Room, Flotation pool, Ladies & Gents Steam rooms, Indoor Heated Spa Pool and more.
Magaliespark Country Club
Krugersdorp & Skeerpoort Rd.
Phone number: +27 12 207 9000
GPS: 25° 45' 7.98'' S 27° 46' 54.96'' E
Another free holiday was given away by Zazzle at this awesome resort!
A stunning setting in a bird sanctuary between the Magaliesberg mountains and Hartbeespoort Dam provides the backdrop for Magaliespark. Known as a premier golfing destination, the resort boasts an 18-hole golf course as well as a host of family-friendly activities. Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise or a fishing expedition; alternatively, explore the region where attractions include nature reserves, a World Heritage Site and Sun City. Accommodation is provided in large chalets, family lodges or small adjoining units. The resort is also well equipped for conference delegates.
Extra facilities: Paddle boats, canoes, river cruiser, conference facilities, volleyball, adventure golf, pool tables, bar, court cricket, table tennis, library, mountain bikes, nature walks, children's playground, beauty salon, take-away outlet, hot air ballooning (on request), Pro shop, organised leisure activities, bird viewing area arcade games and convenience store. Please be advised that it is extremely cold during the winter months. Management strongly recommend that if you are susceptible to the cold weather conditions, that you bring extra blankets with you. Please do not bring extra heaters, as the units' power supply is not sufficient to operate any extra appliances. Please note that no motor bikes, including 4-wheelers, no caravans and campers and no motorboats with trailers are allowed. Parking available at main gate near the boat parking area. Launching at the boat club in Kosmos.
R512 Old Rustenburg Road
Phone number: +27 12 381 5400
GPS: 25° 42' 58.20'' S 27° 50' 29.52'' E
The banks of the Crocodile River form the backdrop to this popular Magaliesberg resort. Facilities include three dams that draw extraordinary bird life, as well as boat cruises. The resort boasts a number of other amenities to suit the entire family. There is also an on-site conference centre to cater for the needs of meeting delegates. Activities in the area are also plentiful: take in the North West’s wildlife at the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, or the aquarium. Other facilities include mini golf, volleyball, court cricket, nature walks, bird watching, hiking trails, kiosk and tea garden, fishing on a catch and release basis and conference facilities. There is also an entertainment centre with games and activities provided for guests to enjoy.
There is a tea garden where light meals are served daily, while relaxingly overlooking the Crocodile River. Resort rules and information: Only 1 vehicle is allowed at chalet during your stay at the resort. Alternative parking is available for second vehicle. Resort bulletin board: Snake park and zoo - 4km, aquarium - 10km, horse riding and cable cars - 10km, crocodile farm - 19km, cheetah farm 15km and art gallery tours - more information at reception.