Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve

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At the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in the Waterberg region, exciting recreational activities such as safari drives, tennis and squash are available. After a fun-filled day of activities, guests can indulge in a delicious meal at the Tshukudu Restaurant, while drinking cocktails against the backdrop of the setting sun, listening to nocturnal calls of the wild.

The reserve is in the Malaria-free Game Reserve, Limpopo, which is also home to the Big Five: lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard. This area is also well known for hippos, giraffe and hyenas to name but a few of the 37 species of wildlife.

For the bird watching enthusiasts, there are more than 250 species of birds to be spotted. The Lodge provides affordable accommodation ranging from self-catering chalets to en-suite lodge rooms and rustic bush camps. Guests are invited to enjoy wildlife viewing from open safari vehicles or atop the ambling gait of the horses, with sleepovers at the various bush camps.

Guests may choose from different accommodation options when coming to stay here which are; Lodge, Chalets, Bush Camps.

The Lodge at Mabalingwe

The Tlou Lodge is made up of 53 stylish cottages and can accommodate a total of 106 visitors. The Tlou Lodge is an ideal "getaway" home for those guests not wishing to be involved in anything more than nature and its animal life.

Two sleeper lodge room amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Coffee & tea station
  • Proximity to the art conference facility, central sports area, and convenience shop.

Three-bedroom self-catering unit amenities:

  • State of the art kitchen appliances, microwave, 320L fridge/freezer
  • Three en-suite bedrooms
  • Phone
  • Minibar (optional)
  • Television
  • Coffee & tea station
  • Patio with braai facilities.

Five thatched camps are stretching from Kubu Camp at the northern tip to the southernmost Ingwe Camp situated next to the main camp buildings. All camps are self-catering chalets complete with; lounge, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. Amongst other features of each building is the patio and braai area from where the visitor to the resort can enjoy some of the Limpopo Province's most remarkable sunsets. The four and six-bed chalets provide the traveller with "a home from home" comforts and whether it's a summer or winter visit has got to be judged as the perfect "all year" round experience.

The Pitsi Bush Camp

The Bush Camp caters for a group of ten people, which is hidden away from the rest of the camps on the reserve. For guests who seek ultimate privacy and a great bush experience, this would be the lodge of choice. With electricity in the camp, this retreat is fully equipped and has hot and cold running water and a splash pool to make use of in the heat of summer.

The Kalahari Bush Camp

The Kalahari Tented Camp is at the foot of the mountains rolling through the reserve and caters for family and group getaways. The room amenities include:

  • Wooden walkway
  • Twin bedded tents
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Coffee & tea station
  • Electricity and is joined by a wooden deck walkway
  • Private from each other.

The central, fully equipped kitchen is at the end of the walkway and is easily accessible. A central kitchen and ablution facilities are available to guests in very proximity.


Nestling in the heart of the bushveld, and less than 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria; this Game Reserve has become well knows as the perfect location for private functions as well as corporate conferences and team building getaways.

The Tlou conference centre has the capacity and flexibility to cater for functions of up to 250 delegates on a full board basis. Guest Accommodation is in either twin bedded rooms at the Tlou Lodge camp or in timeshare units. All timeshare camps are within a few minutes drive to the main conference centre, which is conveniently close to the Tshukudu a-la-carte and Kubu Boma bush restaurants.


The Lodge provides different activities for its guests:

  • 4x4 Trail: guests may challenge themselves and their vehicle on a journey with spectacular views and sunsets
  • 4x4 Track: responsible 4x4 drivers can use the track which is designed by 4x4 specialists
  • Games Drives: Guests have the opportunity to experience Africa in an open safari drive vehicle. Safari drives are available all through the day at different times.
  • Night Drives: enjoy a night safari drive with the lodge's trained and qualified field guides to shine some light on nocturnal animals such as owls, jackal, bush babies and many other creatures of the night which provide for a very educational experience.
  • Guests are also allowed to do wildlife viewing with their private vehicles during daytime only.
  • Bird Drives
  • Horse Back Safaris.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV

Facilities Available at Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve

  • Conference venue
  • Hotel Bar
  • Jacuzzi
  • Logo shop
  • Putt putt
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Squash court(s)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court

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FAQs about Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve
What is the contact number for reservations?
The contact numbers to make a reservation at Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve are +27 (0)21 794 9050 and +27 (0) 827 823 142. You can also check availability and book online by clicking here.
What is the cost of a room at Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve cost?
The average per night rate at Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve is R3,560.00 to R3,560.00.
Where about is Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve located?
Mabalingwe Lodge in Nature Reserve is located at the following location / address: Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Waterberg.