“Best place to sit back and relax and enjoy the sounds and view of nature ”
Mohammed Omar – August 2023
“Exceptional holiday! Fantastic game viewing opportunities. The predator park staff are very informative. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained and the heated pool is a big advantage in the winter. We will be back soon. ”
Tourist02799640241 – August 2023
“I was out with the girls and had a wonderful time. The place was very relaxing and refreshing. The view from the chalet was phenomenal. There's a convenient shop on the premises, prices reasonable. There are few activities available. Plus the weather was perfect when I was there. ”
Lethabo Nkwana – July 2023
“We had an awsome time. Very quiet relaxing atmosphere and we love the wild that is roaming around the resort. Game drives are amazing and the predator park is a must do. Food is amazing and they always have specials. ”
Tpsauto – July 2023
“Our week at Mabalingwe was absolutely stunning as always and just what we needed as our mid-year break away with all the amenities and services of top quality. Thanks, Team, for a wonderful experience. ”
lieslpienaar01 – June 2023
“Our hosts really went the extra mile to make our stay like a home from home. Uzuri is an absolute gem hidden in the heart of Mabalingwe . There was nothing lacking, so many personal touches that welcomed us, the peace and tranquillity, awesome sunrises and sunsets, everything that opens and shuts available for our convenience and super comfy beds. Joanna the cleaning lady super friendly. A thank you, from all of us to Leigh and Saki.”
ashaw341628 – June 2023
“Love this place. They have plenty of animals and decent space for amazing family time. One of my favourite places. ”
Tommy Diedericks – May 2023
“Amazing place to take your family. There are always something to do with the kids. The pool area is clean and it is nice to spend the day there. Loved the weekend we spent there. ”
JP Mitchell – May 2023
“We had an excellent stay at Mabalingwe as usual. Highlights were all the animals that came to visit our chalet including nyalas, kudus, warthogs, bush pigs, squirrels and partridges. It was a thoroughly relaxing week. ”
mvvuuren999999 – April 2023
“The tranquillity that comes with being at Mabalingwe resort is priceless. The view from the bar and from the top of the mountain (Ingwe) was amazing. The heated pool was out of this world and it opens 24 hours, so I managed to go two times, on Wednesday and Thursday. The Kalahari Oasis made me feel like I was in a movie or something, quite unexpected, as if I was in Mexico. The food was delicious ”
mariankopodi – April 2023
“A self-catering accommodation, that is secure and well kept. Not far from the campsite. Being surrounded by various wildlife was fantastic.”
Silumko Ernest Ramalata – March 2023
“Loved the stay there! Not one fault, can't wait for the next time.”
Paul de Vries – March 2023
“We have been to Mabalingwe often before, but have never seen the veld so lush and the animals in such excellent condition as during this trip. There were many baby animals grazing with their parents. The banded mongoose groups were, especially, a real joy to watch, as the crèche learned to forage and enjoy life! Such a pity we could only stay for a midweek break.”
MarietjieVisser – February 2023
“We stayed for a weekend and had an amazing experience. The unit was immaculate, the service was amazing, the guided walk was educational, the restaurant food was delicious, the bar service and drinks were great and the Reserve itself was beautiful as always. Very highly recommend a visit to Mabalingwe!”
LezanneKorf – March 2023
“Wonderful game reserve. Peaceful, with lots of animals and birds to see and lots to do.”
George Van Rooyen – February 2023
“Lovely accommodation and friendly staff. You will see big and small wild animals like chipmunks, meerkats, hedgehogs, nyalas, red bucks, ostriches, hornbills, and lots of other birdlife all around while roaming in the Reserve.”
Reinet De Waal – February 2023
“Stayed in private accommodation. Saw loads of animals. The communal area and the restaurants were clean with speedy service. All staff are super friendly!”
Courtney Van Der Westhuizen – January 2023
“Truly a memorable experience, even though it was just a short weekend. So much to do at this Resort. Even just relaxing at the chalet was great. We will definitely be back for a longer stay next time.”
j0evdwalt – January 2023
“It is a fantastic Resort; geared for families and having fun. Lots of beautiful animals to view during game drives. We also had an amazing view from our unit of the surrounding mountains. The staff is very helpful and friendly.”
Judit P – December 2022
“A very pleasant week at Mabalingwe. The staff were top-notch and our stay there was very pleasant. Lots of wildlife roaming around and refreshing swim in the pool. They have an entertainment/activities centre which was nice. I highly recommend this Nature Reserve.”
Ron Ashworth – December 2022
“I have been going to Mabalingwe for many years and it never disappoints. If you want to enjoy wildlife close up, this is the place to be. The units are well-maintained and very clean. The staff is friendly and efficient.”
DaveOfCrazies – November 2022
“Excellent accommodation, great restaurant, and amazing wildlife make this resort well worth a visit. The self-drive game viewing allows you to take your own path and pace with the option of a guided game drive if you want a more informed experience.”
Connector18268284533 – November 2022
“We celebrated my father's 70th birthday with the awesome team at Mabalingwe. From the moment of contact with Ridge, everything was handled with so much professionalism. On the day of the birthday, I have to thank Smiley, Martha, Shaun, Archi, and Mabel for an experience and memory that my dad and our family will never forget! You guys are truly super special! I truly recommend you spend your special occasion with these unique, professional, kind, and loving people.”
Susan Van der Sandt – October 2022
“Awesome breakaway in nature with wild animals roaming so close to you. Good service, nice chalets, and a perfect location. Fun activities to participate in or just relax in the peaceful atmosphere.”
Wanda Liebenberg – October 2022
“It wasn't just an experience, it felt a lot like home. We felt so welcome and everyone at the Resort went out of their way to be helpful and made our stay even more special. We will definitely be back. And to Carl, our game driver, from the two Portuguese ladies, we thank you for making our last night an awesome experience. To Eddy, you went out of your way to make our first experience super awesome. Thank you all so much. Adeus!”
Micaela Ferreira – September 2022
“Accommodation, amenities, and staff are excellent! The spa treatment was amazing and the night game drive was exciting with great sightings. The heated pool is a wonderful way to unwind at the end of the day.”
Ayesha L – September 2022
“We had the best game drive with the friendliest guide at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Carel joked with us all the time and gave us lots of interesting facts. He was very professional and I would recommend him to anyone, any day. He deserves not only a raise but a promotion as well!”
Willie Jacobs – August 2022
“I enjoyed my stay. I was looking for a peaceful and quiet place where I could relax and admire nature and I got exactly that.”
Pearl Hlatshwayo - September 2022
"Spent a weekend celebrating a friend’s 60th and I was so pleasantly surprised. Great self-catering units and well-serviced. We saw most of the game available. Highly recommend!”
Graham Groenewaldt – August 2022
“Loved the peaceful and quiet atmosphere and the surrounding nature. It was the best medicine for tired souls.”
NICO HOFMEYR – August 2022
“We love Mabalingwe, their hospitality, services, and the bliss of nature every visit. The surroundings of nature, the game drives, and just relaxing. Mabalingwe is like a second home to us. I can't get enough of the views. Waking up to the sounds of nature is just pure bliss. The staff are also so friendly and kind. It is unavoidable not to like Mabalingwe. It ticks all the boxes of likability.”
Nella-Marie van Tonder – July 2022
“Lovely! The kids had such a good time with mini-golf and that super awesome trampoline thing. Everything is clean and in working condition. Really had a great time. Thank you. ”
Tiana Oosthuizen – July 2022
“Beautiful place to go for tranquillity, to recharge your soul and find inner peace.”
Chris Van Zyl – June 2022
“MABALINGWE offers a beautiful bush breakaway. The sunsets and sunrises in this bushveld area are picturesque. The nocturnal animals that visit around the units are awesome to experience as well as the animals that are on the Resort during the day. The 4x4 trail up to Vodacom Hill was challenging and thrilling. We were 3 cars convoying up the steep inclines and rocky descents and it was so much fun. We had an amazing guided night drive with a knowledgeable guide. ”
Chandre K – June 2022
“Beautiful place for a group trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The game drive was also stunning and Carl was the best game drive tour guide we could have asked for.”
Tebogo Mahlangu – June 2022
“I highly recommend Mabalingwe as a holiday destination for families near Joburg. The setting is tranquil, there are beautiful views. and the sounds and sights of nature are abundant. Carel, our Game Rangers made the trips educational, exciting, and extremely interesting. He has a vast knowledge of the game (big and small). Thank you for treasured memories. ”
Robyn Bishop – May 2022
“Excellent in every sense. This was my first stay at Mabalingwe with family and we all have enjoyed the hospitality, nature, game, and peace thoroughly. Mabalingwe is close-by and a very well-managed nature reserve. Thank you and well done.”
56gerhard – May 2022
“If you are looking for peace and quiet this is definitely the place. It’s extremely neat and tidy. From the moment you arrive, the personnel are polite, professional, and friendly. The Resort is great but the heated pool is the best, with the occasional splash. I'll definitely be returning. Thanks, Colin.”
Colin Boyes – April 2022
“An absolutely beautiful place to have a relaxing or very entertaining getaway. There are so many activities to keep you occupied and many facilities if you just want to relax. Amazing place, amazing staff, and definitely a place worth the visit.”
Roshie Sewcharan – April 2022
“Every aspect of this Resort was wonderful. Great, relaxing break away from every other day. The heated pool is extraordinary. The service received at the bar was outstanding. The chalet is exquisite. The bath towels are luxurious.”
Nicolene Moodley – March 2022
“Absolutely the best Nature Reserve experiences EVER! Best game drives! Just loved it from check-in until we had to check-out.”
Heidi Cochrane – March 2022
“Great value for money. Friendly staff, great food. Lots of animals. The Spa is a must.”
Hans van Staden – March 2022
“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The chalet was comfortable with all amenities and a beautiful view. The swimming pools were well-maintained and we enjoyed the heated pools in the evenings. The spa is also recommended. Lots of game to see.”
Madelene Harrington – February 2022
“We spent the past weekend at Mabalingwe. All I can say is wow.... it was amazing. But my biggest compliment has to be the amazing staff. From the security at the gate to the shop staff, to the check-in staff, the helpers cleaning the rooms, and to the staff at Oasis Pub. I have never met such happy, polite, and friendly staff. I was totally blown away by them all. Well done on your team.”
Morgen Kettle – February 2022
“Mabalingwe is never a disappointment. It is truly a fantastic getaway, not far from Joburg or Pretoria. The reserve is well-maintained and animal life is amazing!! The Resort personnel are always exceptionally friendly and keen to assist. It is truly a piece of paradise.”
Bryan B – February 2022
“Absolutely fabulous. Special thanks to Frans our guide, Frikkie our horse guide, and Lizelle who was great with the booking. Keep up the excellent work.”
Sylvia Maas – January 2022
“If you need some tranquillity in your life, please do yourself a favour and book a visit to Mabalingwe. My highlight was the Sunset and Night Drives, even though there are plenty of other activities if you are looking for something to do. It is child friendly and they really do provide activities and fun for the whole family.”
LarisRosema – January 2022
“Exceptional place in every way - Cannot wait to return and experience more of the Resort! The staff are amazing from reception to ground personnel. Everything is clean, well-maintained, and requires a longer holiday to completely encompass all the amazing things that Mabalingwe Resort has to offer!”
JacquesTomlinson – January 2022
“We have been visiting Mabalingwe on numerous occasions, and with every visit we can only praise them for their outstanding service, quality of units and friendly staff. The self-drive facility is a huge bonus as it gives the family time to bond and experience the nature together and build memories. Although game is sometimes a bit elusive, it always stays a pleasure to admire them.”
Philip Marie – December 2021
“We have timeshare, and have had for 33 years. We are not yet bored with it and, indeed, bought a second week. It is truly a lovely place, very well maintained, with great bird life and interesting game. Family facilities and much upgraded so this is also a great place for kids.”
Neil Higgs – September 2021
“Spent an enjoyable time on my first trip there. Saw quite a few animals; we were lucky to have good weather. Staff were very helpful. Will definitely return in the near future. Accommodation was pleasant and we had warthogs come and greet us every morning.”
Michael – November 2021
“We had a fabulous mid-week break at Mabalingwe in July 2021. This Resort is well-run and well-maintained. The accommodation is clean and neat with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The staff are warm and welcoming and maintain their friendly professionalism throughout. We had a lovely lunch at Vulture's View overlooking the dam. Self-drives around the Reserve are great and manageable in a regular sedan vehicle. The booked Game Drives are reasonably priced and the Game Rangers are extremely knowledgeable. All in all a fantastic winter break in the bush! We will be back.”
Jazulch – August 2021
“Nature to extreme!! Part of my childhood I had stories to tell about this place and when I got the chance now, me and a couple of friends visited Mabalingwe! It was absolutely a wonderful getaway! From a game drive, riding horses, relaxing next to the pool, playing mini-golf; the list just keeps going on and on! Mabalingwe also has a hidden gem! The "Kalahari Oasis". When taking a self-drive around the park you will get hold of this beauty! It is a little bar hidden in the bushes with all these old rusted things. We had a blast taking pictures and to grab something cold to drink! We stayed in one of their chalets: BEAUTIFUL!! Very clean, comfy and everything you needed! Honestly there is so much to do at this Nature Reserve that a weekend is just too short! Our girls ended the weekend with a wonderful massage at the Spa. Staff are very friendly and made sure you feel comfortable to the max! Highly recommended!”
Johanita de Beer – September 2021
“Staying in the relaxed bushveld setting with children and grandchildren was the best break-away in a long time. We enjoyed beautifully fitted chalets, lovely play-area, and a great restaurant. The staff are very well trained, and so friendly. Game viewing was excellent. All round a very special place to visit. Thank you - we had a lovely time.”
M Marshal – July 2021
“Spent a lovely 4 days in a little piece in heaven. Lovely game viewing at some of the water holes. The children's play area is really super and the new cafe serving coffees and eats is lovely. There is a nice heated swimming pool which is really nice in winter.”
Trevor – August 2021
“We always have a good time! Every year! Our favourite getaway spot. Great experience.”
Saffy Swart - June 2021
“Remains an excellent breakaway near Pretoria and Johannesburg. Could not find a single fault or problem. Highly recommended. Staff are friendly and well trained. Units are neat, clean and well-maintained.”
17pierre - June 2021
“Mabalingwe is well situated and not very far to travel when living in Johannesburg. The unit we stayed in at KUBU camp was well-equipped for our needs for a Friday to Monday stay. The view from the patio is spectacular and even though the evenings were cold, we spent the evenings on the patio with a fire and some board games. It was very pleasant. We saw lots of birds, so a fantastic place for birdwatching. We had a lot of game visiting us right in front of our Chalet's patio like porcupine, bushbuck, genet, kudu, warthog and the Grey Hornbill. This was spectacular. Would definitely be going back and hope to stay longer and explore the Resort more.”
ChandreK4 - June 2021
“A lovely place for a quick getaway! Loads to do for the kids from Mini-Golf, Jungle Gyms and Trampolines. Numerous Pools for swimming. With 4 of the Big 5, Game Drives are a treat as well as giraffe, zebra, jackal, monkeys, numerous species of antelope. Chalets, camping or Airbnb available.”
Robyn Kelly - May 2021
“What a good week! The worst day in the bush is better than the best day in the office…and we had great days in the bush. Hats off to management for surviving COVID-19 lockdown and still presenting a superb experience. Thank you!”
Duncan Fourie - May 2021
“The house and surrounding area were absolutely beautiful. The people that work here were also very helpful when we were having issues.”
Frederich - May 2021
“The wildlife is beautiful and the Chalet we stayed in was very clean and neat. Well, looked after. The spa was lovely. Enjoyed the weather and the Pools.”
Kelly Za - April 2021
“A fantastic all-round bush experience. We have been coming here for the past 30 years and the recent upgrades to the Resort were most welcome. The animals were in tip-top condition, and the Kalahari Oasis is always a highlight.”
Marldirk - April 2021
“Well-maintained Resort close to Pretoria and Johannesburg. Value for money. Lots of game including the big 5. Nice restaurant with a view. Excellent game drive experience. Friendly staff all around. Well recommended!”
pietervzyl2021 - April 2021
“Professional and very courteous service rendered at a well-maintained and presented Resort. Here is the place where the whole family could relax, be treated and just enjoy the awesomeness of nature and its splendour!”
christo650 – March 2021
“We love coming to Mabalingwe and we see improvements to the Resort every time we go there. With the pandemic, it certainly did not disappoint as it was neat, clean, friendly staff and a pleasure to walk into our Chalet, which is neat and tidy and ready for us to relax in.”
Trek17030039440 – March 2021
“Absolutely the best Nature Reserve experiences EVER! Best game drives! Just loved it from the check-in until we had to check out.”
Heidi Cochrane – March 2021
“Our stay at Mabalingwe was really amazing! Relaxing and quality time with family. It was all that we expected and more. Worth a special mention is the excellent service we received from Dennis and Donald; While out on a self-drive, we experienced a flat tire. Dennis and Donald were in the vicinity checking pumps and stopped to help. These two guys changed our tire in a jiffy, loaded it on their vehicle, fixed it, returned it to our chalet, AND once again changed the tires on the bakkie! GREAT service, nothing was too much trouble for them. Oom Jan Venter with the “rooi bakkie” from Naboomspruit says - BAIE DANKIE.”
StrydomAnnelise - February 2021
“We had such an amazing experience. It was a wedding weekend, and from the entrance, right through the weekend, everything was amazing, the food was top of the range at the wedding, the view, the chalets, the drivers, the services all around, the holiday feeling, EVERYTHING! Mabalingwe managed to make me forget about everything at home, something that does not happen very easily!”
bianca314 - February 2021
“We spent the past weekend at Mabalingwe; all I can say is wow - it was amazing. But my biggest compliment has to go to the amazing staff, from the security at the gate, to the shop staff, to the check-in staff, to the helpers cleaning rooms and the staff at Kalahari Oasis Bar. I have never met such happy, polite and friendly staff...I was totally blown away by them all. Well done on your team.”
Morgen Kettle - February 2021
“We were staying in a 6-Sleeper Chalet surrounded by bushes where kudu, nyala and warthog walk freely past the closed-off safe veranda. Our Chalet was fully equipped with every utensil you need with an outside braai and an inside fireplace for winter. There are enough Swimming Pools to choose from, cold not so cold, warm and very warm. A definite must if you like to have an in the bush experience without sacrificing too much comfort.”
LeonDidi - January 2021
“The remoteness of the property is its biggest asset, as you are about a 30-minute drive from the main Lodge. Allows you to just unwind and enjoy the bush. The kids loved the Jacuzzi and Games Room. Incredible views from the very large balcony.”
rafique2021 - January 2021
“We stayed at Ingwe Self-Catering Chalets in Mabalingwe Nature Reserve during the festive period. It was a very pleasant stay. Chalets were thoroughly sanitized and cleaned. Clean and new towels and dishes. The staff extremely welcoming and attended to our needs. Lucky enough to see the big 5. A lot of places to go for day visits in the surrounding areas. Thank you, Mabalingwe.”
DoctorKL - January 2021

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