Mabalingwe Nature Reserve: Resort Recreation and Resources Round Up

One of the things that makes Mabalingwe so popular with timeshare owners and guests alike is the quantity and variety of on-site recreational facilities and activities. There are so many places to go, things to see, activities to take part in and experiences to be enjoyed; providing options and interest for all ages and choices to suit a host of preferences.

Lest anything be overlooked, we’ve compiled this handy summary of Resort Recreational Facilities and Activities so that you can be sure you and your loved ones don’t miss out on your next visit!

Farm Shop

Located conveniently at the main swimming pool and Recreation Area, the Farm Shop is a convenience store that stocks a range of essential items to cover you for any of those “oops, I forgot to pack…” moments. The Farm Shop also offers a delectable selection of homemade jams, pickles, biscuits, and rusks, and is a proud stockist of Funky Ouma and Rooibaard products.

Looking forward to your first braai in the Mablingwe bushveld, on your arrival? The Farm Shop has a ‘braaivleis’ fridge brimming with top quality, fresh and succulent meats to ensure you are set for all your holiday braai needs. And how about something sweet to round off a delicious meal at the Le Fera Restaurant? There is a range of sweeties for every taste and occasion.

The Shop also stocks a colourful, exciting and affordable range of toys and games for the kiddies; as well as fun swimming pool accessories to make the small fry’s holiday experience even more memorable.

P.S. A little birdie told us that there’s a revamp of the Farm Shop on the cards for 2023. #exciting!


The oh-so popular Boeretroos Gift and Coffee Shop is situated right next to the Farm Shop and is all about all the spoils! Whether it’s a delicious treat to eat or drink, or a unique gift for a dear someone, be sure to visit Boeretroos and indulge in something special.

Browse a stunning selection of gifts, from a wide range of handbags and woven baskets from Madagascar to beautiful scarves and jewellery, including a newly added sterling silver, freshwater pearl and genuine leather range.

Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of java whilst browsing in the shop, or a delicious light meal and gourmet milkshake on the deck, overlooking all the fun and shenanigans of the Entertainment Area.

Le Fera Restaurant

The Restaurant, located down the path from Reception, is open seven days a week, and serves scrumptious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Le Fera Team have introduced a new summer menu, featuring the most popular and delicious menu items, as chosen by guests.

Daily specials are available and the famous snack platters are available to order all day long – the perfect accompaniment to that cocktail, while enjoying the stunning views out over the bushveld!

Vulture’s View Bar

Those who know, know that the views from Vulture’s View Bar (and from Le Fera Restaurant!) are some of the best on the Reserve! Perched up high in the main complex, overlooking WP Wessels Dam and the wider Mabalingwe-Waterberg biome, Vulture’s View Bar is the perfect place for a sundowner, a quiet drink accompanied by a Le Fera snack platter, and possibly a holiday Backgammon-off!

Kalahari Oasis Bush Pub

A Mabalingwe holiday is not complete without a visit to the iconic and legendary Kalahari Oasis! Enjoy the quirky, authentic rustic bushveld vibes, while sipping on an ice-cold R&R! In addition to the wonderful ‘pub-culture’, Kalahari Oasis offers a variety of delicious food items, making this a place you can really settle in to, and spend a fabulous day enjoying good company, good vibes, and a little bit of ‘Boet en Swaer’ magic.

The fun and trendy range of Kalahari Oasis merchandise – on offer at Kalahari Oasis, as well as at Boeretroos – makes for the perfect holiday memento and will have friends and family clamoring for you to bring them something from your next visit!

Mbali Spa

Looking for the ultimate self-care experience? What better time to treat yourself to a revitalizing, replenishing spa treatment!? The skilled and professional Mbali Spa therapists will make sure you are spoilt from head to toe with a variety of treatments, making use of the Kalahari range of products. Whether you choose an individual treatment, a couple’s massage, or a half day package – be sure to spoil yourself while on your holidays. You deserve it!

Monthly specials available – Click here to view


Mabalingwe hosts a range of activities, designed to provide something for everyone. From guided Bird and Nature Walks to Game Drives, Night Drives, 4 x 4 Trails, and the hugely popular Private Picnic Drives – the ultimate in bushveld romance – there are, of course, a whole host of activities designed to get you and Nature up close and personal!

Any child that visits Mabalingwe and doesn’t get to participate in the fabulous Eco Cubs outings has missed out on a truly fun and enriching experience. Led by our amazing Team of Rangers, this activity is geared to spark and heighten children’s interest in, and excitement about, nature and the great outdoors.

Another fun activity and a great way for parents to spend quality time with the kids is Archery. The Kettie Shooting activity is also a popular one.

Entertainment Programme

During School Holidays, our phenomenal Entertainment Team hosts a daily, jam-packed programme of fun and entertainment. All the action takes place at the Entertainment Area at the main swimming pool and lots of laughter and enjoyment for the whole family is guaranteed!

Other Facilities and Pursuits to enjoy

Anyone for tennis… or squash?

Calling all water babies! How about some time spent chillin’ pool-side? You are spoiled for choice with there being several swimming pools on the Reserve, including a heated pool.

There is Mini Golf, a Games Room, kiddies Playroom, a Jumping Pillow, a Multi-Court, Giant Chess, a Fuel Station, a Liquor Outlet, an ATM… so much to do, so little time!

Special Occasions

The Team love nothing more than working with clients to bring their special occasion celebration to life!

Imagine saying your “I dos” under bright blue African skies on soft sand at Kalahari Oasis. You are guaranteed to have the best wedding photos – and the best memories – on the block!

Whether it’s a wedding, an elopement, an anniversary, or special birthday, the Team has you covered with a choice of stunning locations and celebration options.


Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is truly a remarkable and special place, and it is so worth exploring and checking out all of the amazing things you and your family and friends can enjoy and experience on your next visit.

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Making the most of your Mabalingwe visit!

One of the most exciting parts of visiting a resort is finding out all the exciting activities you can do there that will make your trip that extra bit more memorable. If Mabalingwe is one of your travel destinations for the year, then this checklist is going to make your day!

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