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Tholo Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

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About Tholo Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

 Sleeps 9
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
 Minimum stay: 2 Days

Tholo Lodge is a private self-catering lodge situated in the famous Waterberg Mountains, and forms part of the greater Mabalingwe Big 5 Game Reserve, near Bela-Bela.

Tholo Lodge sleeps 9 guests, and consists of 4 luxury en-suite bedrooms. All bedrooms have an outside shower overlooking the bush. The loft area can also serve as an additional bedroom and has a lounge suite and single bed in. The lodge also features a well-equipped open-plan kitchen, and entertainment area with a pool table, as well as a huge deck with breathtaking views, a boma and braai area, and a private small splash pool. DSTV are provided. The lodge is fully serviced.

The master bedroom is situated in the main lodge it has a luxurious ensuite bathroom and outside shower and garden

Rooms 2, 3 and 4 are situated just off the main lodge connected by a walkway. One bedroom has a queen sized bed and the other 2 has 2 single beds in each which can be made up for couples should this be required.

The loft Room is located in the main lodge and has a single bed in.

The loft also has a second lounge area and a pool table.

Relax and cool off in the private small pool while watching the picturesque sunsets and breathtaking views.

The surrounding area offers an array of activities including game drive and game walks, and mountain biking. The main camp at Mabalingwe 10km from Tholo Lodge offers tennis, squash, putt putt, heated pools, horse safaris, and an a-la-carte restaurant and bar. Guests can also pack a picnic basket and enjoy a quiet picnic at one of the dams or drinking holes around the reserve.

Tholo lodge offer a game drive vehicle (Self Drive). Rental = R500 per day. This excludes fuel usage. The vehicle will be fully fueled on arrival. A flat fuel levy of R250 applies.

There are two well-known golf courses in close proximity, namely, Zebula Golf Estate, which is approximately 14 km from the lodge, and the exclusive Elements Golf course, which is only 2 km from the lodge. Both courses are 18-hole championship courses designed by Matkovich and Hayes.

More About Tholo Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Air conditioning
  • Double bed
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Maid service
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Mabalingwe is a Game reserve with a fair amount of gravel road.

Accommodation needs to be settled in full before arrival.

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Guest Reviews

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geordie aitken
April 2019
Could not get into Tholo lodge because of a circuit fault!!!!!! And the Lodge we were place in was not up to standard
clive abraham
November 2018
Am not fond of unwalled toilets inside bedrooms.

Tholo Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve location

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Tholo Lodge, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is 28.1km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 109.9km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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