Bela-Bela, meaning “the pot that boils" in Tswana, is located in the Waterberg District of Limpopo. Previously known as Warmbaths, the town is famous for the geothermic hot springs that produce 22,000 litres per hour at a toasty temperature of 53ËšC. The town boasts an average of 186 sunny days each year, and offers excellent sporting, attraction, and restaurant facilities. Prolong your visit by booking one of our fantastic Bela-Bela accommodations.
Bela-Bela’s hot springs are the core attraction to the town, enticing visitors who seek the healing mineral properties for which the resort is so famous. Other activities that can be enjoyed at the resort include super tubes, speed slides, wave pools, river rides, cable water-skiing, tennis, mini golf, horse riding, go karting, and paddle boating.
In addition to the hot springs, Bela-Bela offers a variety of activities to entertain the wild at heart. The agricultural region features numerous game reserves, offering a chance to spot the Big Five in a variety of ways such as night drives, game walks, and hiking trails. Adventures With Elephants offers hands-on elephant interactions where one can enjoy elephant back safaris, swimming with the elephants, and starlight safaris. Ensure you plan a trip to De Wild Singwedzi Cheetah and Wild Dog Breeding Project to feed two of South Africa’s most endangered species. Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm is one of the largest of its kind open to the public, home to over 10,000 crocodiles. Partake in daily guided tours, watch weekly feedings, or browse the curio shop for interesting souvenirs.
A visit to The Shack, a human watering hole in the bush, is a must, as is a stop at Strawberry Khaya – a roadside farm stall and tea garden with homemade goods. The Boat Club situated on Bela-Bela's main dam is ideal for boating, water sports, and relaxing on the river’s edge. A unique experience is afforded to visitors to the Rhino Museum, the first museum devoted entirely to the conservation of the rhinoceros. It highlights the history of the rhinos, the illegal trade and use of the rhino horn, and conservation efforts in place to save them. Considering the Black and White Rhino are near extinction due to poaching, and there are only four major surviving populations in Africa today, a visit to the museum is certainly worthwhile. Other activities to be enjoyed in Bela-Bela include golfing, quad biking, birding, hunting, clay target shooting, 4x4 trails, game drives, paintball, and archery.
With so much to do, make sure you allow yourself the time to explore all of Bela-Bela's fantastic activities and attractions.