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Mabalingwe Elephant Lodge Unit 255A Naguil

Self Catering

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Reviews 336

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Review Summary

4 out of 5from 56 reviews for Mabalingwe Elephant Lodge Unit 255A Naguil
Cleanliness
3.4/5
Service
3.9/5
Location
4.5/5
Safety
4.5/5
Value for money
3.7/5
Petrus C - Jul 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Petrus C
With spouse/partner

Have fun.

Lekker gerus. The weather is significantly warmer than Gauteng.

Marius D - Jun 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Marius D
With friends

Die Mabalingwe fassiliteit is goed, maar Elephant lodge is swak.

Nee - Vuil kamers, geblokte dreins, onvolledige eetgeriewe, piepklein, verouderd, stukkende toilet lig, stortwater dam op buite voordeur.

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The Mabalingwe facility is good, but Elephant lodge is poor.

No - Dirty rooms, blocked drains, incomplete eating facilities, tiny, outdated, broken toilet light, shower water pooling outside front door.

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Anonymous Guest - Jun 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Anonymous Guest
With spouse/partner

Nice but dirty feeling due to ants problem.

Unfortunately there were terrible ants, on every surface as well as floor, couldn't put your shoes on the floor without them climbing on it. Bathroom, sinks. Understand it's in the woods but the was very bad.

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Willy S - May 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
3/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
2/5
Willy S
With spouse/partner

Disappointing as we were not allowed to tour the reserve!

I had to wait for a QR access code at the gate. The loose chairs inside were filthy, and the dustbin at the braai pit was broken. Additionally, I could not enjoy a self-drive game drive because "game management" was taking place. Why were members not informed beforehand? It seems there was a communication disconnect between the staff and members. The ergonomics of the kitchenette were impractical.

Ewert B - May 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ewert B
Family with young children

We had an amazing time and really loved the chalet and all the animals.

When opening the window, there was a hornets' nest right outside, and I seemed to have disturbed them, so watch out. The ceiling fan was wobbling a bit excessively, and I thought it might fall off at any moment, but these are really small things I thought are worth mentioning. We enjoyed the table tennis and minigolf. It was amazing that we could "borrow" everything without having to pay. The game drives were reasonably priced. I would highly recommend it.

Maggie M - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
2/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maggie M
Family with young children

Amazing, value for my money.

Mabalingwe is like our second home, this unit was beautifully located and had everything we needed. Close to the pools and entertainment area. The only disappointment is the lack of communication from the host, she takes ages to respond to any communication and it almost caused a problem, aside from that our stay was amazing.

Georg G - Mar 2024
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Georg G
With spouse/partner

Lekker gebly! Waarde vir geld!

Baie lekker en vinnige wegbreek! Definitief waarde vir geld!

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Nice stay! Value for money!

Very nice and quick getaway! Definitely value for money!

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Jacques D - Dec 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
2/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Jacques D
With spouse/partner

Was teleurgesteld

Het al in eenhede hier gebly, maar hierdie eenheid kort dringende aandag. Met die intrapslag was daar los, lewendige drade wat my geskok het toe ek dit uit die pad wou neem. Ek het dadelik die eienaar (bestuurder) sowel as julle laat weet. My opvangs was baie swak so het gesukkel om te kommunikeer. Die houtdeur na buite se handvatsel was op die punt om uit te val, die stort se venster kan nie oop a.g.v. 'n deel wat deur termiete weggevreet was, geen braaitang. die onderhoudspan het wel later opgedaag en meeste van die probleme uitgesorteer. LekkeSlaap het ook probeer help. Die plek het potensiaal, glo as als op datum gebring word, sal hy weer soos meeste daar die moeite werd wees. Maak maar self n besluit.

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Was disappointed

Have stayed in units here before but this unit needs urgent attention. On kick-in there were loose, live wires that shocked me when I tried to get them out of the way. I immediately informed the owner (manager) as well as you. My reception was very poor so had trouble communicating. The handle of the wooden door to the outside was about to fall out, the shower window cannot be opened due to a part eaten away by termites, no tongs. the maintenance team did arrive later and sorted out most of the problems. LekkeSlaap also tried to help. The place has potential, I believe if als is brought up to date, it will be worth it again like most there. Make up your own mind.

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Ansie H - Oct 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ansie H
With spouse/partner

Was baie lekker om tussen diere te wees.

Baie lekker gebly. Akkommodasie is netjies en gerieflik.

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Was very nice to be among animals.

Very nice stay. Accommodation is neat and comfortable.

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Je J - Oct 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
1/5
Je J
Family with teenagers

Our experience was marred by issues related to the cleanliness and hygiene of our accommodations.

I am writing to express my deep disappointment regarding our recent stay at the establishment. The bedding and overall cleanliness left much to be desired, and I suspect that there may have been bed bugs or other pests in the room. This made our sleep experience one of the worst we have ever had during our travels. As guests, we expect a certain level of cleanliness and comfort during our stay, and regrettably, our experience did not meet those expectations. I kindly request that you address these concerns to ensure that future guests do not encounter similar issues during their stay. It is crucial to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene to provide a pleasant and comfortable experience for all visitors. Thank you for your attention to this matter, and I hope that improvements can be made to enhance the quality of stays for all your guests.

Rhona G - Oct 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
5/5
Rhona G
Family with young children

Ons het Mabalingwe baie geniet.

Die eenheid is nie sleg nie, maar is nie baie skoon nie en die werkers wat kom skoonmaak, doen nie regtig moeite nie. Ons was twee keer deur die olifante gejaag in die kamp. Die klein diertjies wat kom kuier is baie oulik, maar die olifante is gevaarlik.

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We really enjoyed Mabalingwe.

The unit is not bad, but is not very clean and the workers who come to clean do not really make an effort. We were chased twice by the elephants in the camp. The small animals that come to visit are very cute, but the elephants are dangerous.

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Alicia H - Jul 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Alicia H
With spouse/partner

Was baie lekker, maar kan definitief verbeteringe aanbring ten opsigte van netheid in die huisie.

Ek het geboek vir 255 A maar het op die dag van arrivering 'n SMS gekry dat ons in 'n ander huisie bly. Beddegoed het vlekke op en meeste van die borde en bakkies het krake in gehad.

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Was very nice, but can definitely make improvements in terms of cleanliness in the cottage.

I booked for 255 A but got a text on the day of arrival that we were staying in a different cottage. Bed linen had stains on it and most of the plates and bowls had cracks in them.

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Hester G - May 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Hester G
With spouse/partner

Rustig, baie kleinwild wat jou kom besoek.

Daar kon regtig 'n toaster en ten minste twee klein potte gewees het. Ook geen voorsorg vir kos of koffie as dit beurtkrag is nie. 'n Klein gasplaat of stofie sal 'n plus wees.

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Quiet, lots of small game that come to visit you.

There really could have been a toaster and at least two small pots. Also no provision for food or coffee if it is load shedding. A small gas plate or stove would be a plus.

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Buyisiwe M - Apr 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Buyisiwe M
With spouse/partner

The host wasn’t very communicative.

The unit doesn't even have an iron, we had to go look for it elsewhere in the lodge. The elephant lodge has no Wi-Fi and no network. The place has no network and the host wasn’t even available to assist us with any challenge we faced, the lamp in the Naguil wasn’t even in good working condition we had to use our phones as a form of light when the electricity went off. The unit didn’t have an iron or a mop.

Jeanette V - Mar 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
2/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Jeanette V
With spouse/partner

Not good.

Linnen was smelly (wasn't dried properly before folding). Linnen is not white anymore (yellowish). Airconditioner didn't work. Lots of cockroaches. Sofa dirty. Curtains dirty. Braai on ground (no legs). Wormlike insects fell from roof.

Herman M - Feb 2023
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
2/5
Herman M
With spouse/partner

Teleurstellend.

Aircon werk nie. Fan maak so geraas dat jy nie aan die slaap kan raak nie. Skaars water by die badkamer se koue water kraan. Die skottelgoed wasbak buite teen die stoof maak dit amper onmoontlik om skottelgoed te was. Daar is nerens plek om die rak neer te sit nie behalwe op die elektrisiese stoof. Kombuis het nie eers 'n toaster in nie. Potte is skaars. Die braai buite het nie pote nie. Jy moet op die grond sit om te braai. Die Boma se paaitjie word nie in stand gehou nie en die doring bome groei oor die pad. Sal nie daar kan gaan braai nie. Daar is ook nie eers 'n kas in die kombuis om kruideniersware in te pak nie. Als net so in die sakke gelos en uit die sakke gesoek wat ons benodig. Ons het nie die ingang boomgate se kode gekry om in te gaan nie. Moes sekuritiet gaan soek om ons te help. Slegs die kode vir die sleutel boks by die unit.

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Disappointing.

Aircon not working. Fan makes so much noise that you can't fall asleep. Barely any water at the bathroom's cold water faucet. The dish sink outside against the stove makes it almost impossible to wash dishes. There is nowhere to put the shelf except on the electric stove. Kitchen doesn't even have a toaster in it. Pots are rare. The barbecue outside has no legs. You have to sit on the ground to grill. The Boma's path is not maintained and the thorn trees grow over the road. Will not be able to barbecue there. There isn't even a cupboard in the kitchen to pack groceries. Just left in the bags and looked for what we needed from the bags. We didn't get the entrance treehole's code to enter. Had to go find security to help us. Only the code for the key box at the unit.

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Gideon S - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Gideon S
With spouse/partner

Heel goed maar die plek het probleme as dit reën.

As dit reën trip die krag. Ons was eers onder die indruk dit is beurtkrag, maar vind toe die kragboks en dit het getrip. Dit sal nice wees as die stoepdak waterdig kan wees dan kan 'n mens buite sit as dit reën. Verder was dit heel lekker.

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Very good but the place has problems when it rains.

If it rains, the power trips. At first we were under the impression it was load shedding, but then found the power box and it tripped. It would be nice if the stoep roof could be waterproof so one could sit outside when it rains. Other than that it was very nice.

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David J F M - Dec 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
David J F M
With spouse/partner

Value for money.

Affordable unit compliments nature's tranquility, and roaming game at your door step.

Anonymous Guest - Nov 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Anonymous Guest
With spouse/partner

Had a great time, there were just a few things we weren't happy with.

These are just a few small things. Like light bulb at boma was broken. Remotes didn't have batteries, and TV didn't work either. The cutlery is not in good condition. Grass in front of the place was very long and not tidy. For us, the boma was too far from the unit especially during loadshedding as there was no lighting, even though there was power. Units should have grills in front of a unit will be better and safer. Other than that we enjoyed it.

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Engela V - Aug 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Engela V
With spouse/partner

Stil en rustig.

Die eenheid is gerieflik met alles wat nodig is.

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Quiet and peaceful.

The unit is comfortable with everything needed.

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Ané B - Jul 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Ané B
With spouse/partner

Rustig en ontspannend.

Lekker om uit 'n bedrywige plek te kom en net te rus.

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Peaceful and relaxing.

Nice to get out of a busy place and just rest.

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Wynand M - Apr 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
1/5
Location
1/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
1/5
Wynand M
With friends

Baie slegte ervaring.

Ek het die eenheid saam met 254 Kremetart geboek en was baie teleurgestel toe ons by die eenhede aankom, meeste van die eenhede se ligte het nie gewerk nie, daar is deure by die kamers na die stoep wat nie kon oopmaak nie, die stort het nie 'n dreinlid gehad nie waar my metgesel se voet in vasgesit het en sy teen die muur geval het ook die water in die stort het opgehoop en het eers so 5 min na die water toe was weggespoel het. Daar was 'n paar teëls op die stoep wat gebreek was, van die bedegoed was vuil, daar was ook los kragdrade waar daar 'n ligte moes wees. Ek sal nie weer by Elephant Lodge bly nie.

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Very bad experience.

I booked the unit with 254 Kremetart and was very disappointed when we arrived at the units, most of the units lights were not working, there are doors to the rooms to the veranda that could not open, the shower did not work didn't have a drain member where my companion's foot got stuck in and she fell against the wall also the water in the shower pooled and didn't wash away until about 5 minutes into the water. There were some tiles on the porch that were broken, some of the bedding was dirty, there were also loose power wires where there should have been a light. I will not stay at Elephant Lodge again.

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Maverick D - Mar 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maverick D
With spouse/partner

Perfekte bos wegbreek huisie vir klein gesin.

Baie oulike huisie en alles wat mens nodig het. Die ligging is goed geplaas en is baie naby aan die swembad en winkel. Elke oggend kom sê die varkies goeie môre as jy ontbyt eet.

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Perfect forest getaway cottage for small family.

Very cute house and everything you need. The location is well placed and is very close to the pool and shop. Every morning the piggies come to say good morning when you eat breakfast.

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Jan K - Jan 2022
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Jan K
With spouse/partner

Baie rustig en wonderlike natuur.

Die eenheid is bietjie snaaks ontwerp met stoofplate buite wat dit 'n uitdaging maak wanneer dit reën.

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Very peaceful and wonderful nature.

The unit is a bit oddly designed with hotplates outside which makes it a challenge when it rains.

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Annelize K - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
1/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Annelize K
With spouse/partner

Huis is verwaarloos.

Ligte stukkend. Teëls stukkend.

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Home is neglected.

Lights broken. Tiles broken.

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Delia P - May 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Delia P
With spouse/partner

Gemaklik mooi en rustig.

Dit is 'n great plek om by asem te skep, vriendelike diens en mooi en netjies.

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Comfortable beautiful and peaceful.

It is a great place to catch your breath, friendly service and nice and tidy.

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Malcolm C - Apr 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
2/5
Value for money
4/5
Malcolm C
With spouse/partner

Good value for money.

Overall a good place to stay. I did report the broken lock to the reception. The front door could not be locked from inside or outside. This is concerning. And bathroom needs new tiles. Tiles behind the toilet door is in bad condition. Toilet light is all faulty and keeps flashing.

Thabang M - Mar 2021
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Thabang M
Family with young children

Mabalingwe was awesome!

The room was full of ants and there was no doom , the toilet light was not working and there was no hand wash soap , the TV didn’t have any adapter “twin” plug and we struggled to open the microwave ended up eating cold food . Otherwise everything was great.

Nj P - Nov 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Nj P
With friends

Very good.

Is a place to visit.

Lynette L - Sep 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lynette L
With spouse/partner

Fantasties.

Skoon, netjies en stil.

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Fantastic.

Clean, neat and quiet.

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Barend O - Mar 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Barend O
With friends

Baie lekker naweek saam lekker pêlle!

Ongelooflike mooi plaas! Pragtige diere! Mooi groen en baie water!

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Have a nice weekend with nice friends!

Incredibly beautiful farm! Beautiful animals! Beautiful green and lots of water!

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Anonymous Guest - Jan 2020
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Anonymous Guest
Family with young children

Nothing out of the ordinary.

The master bed's mattress is finished and needs to be replaced. A larger pot can also be added to the kitchenware, if you want to cook potatoes or corn. Overall maintenance around the premises could greatly improve. The driver can spray the bushes and thorns to kill them so that the children don't have to walk without patches.

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Asnath S - Oct 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Asnath S
With spouse/partner

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve was such beautiful place for us as a couple.

Mabalingwe Nature reserve is a good place one can spend their entire holiday at. Fun is what we looking for and at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve it is galore. However, I wish room services can be improved, things like iron, hairdryer, frequent changes of towels, clean sheets on couches and a telephone for calling the management in cases of some needs nor information. Now, these could make Mabalingwe Elephant Lodge Unit 155 Naguil an exquisite place for a holiday.

Anneline G - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
2/5
Anneline G
Family with young children

Aaklig.

Die eenheid kort dringend aandag. Krane is los. Bad sak in as jy water tap. Miere eet die eenheid op. Veiligheidshak gebreek. Potte en panne in haglike toestand. Ysbakkies gebreek. Ekstra komberse en beddegoed nie netjies opgevou en gebêre nie. Baie onplesierig nie 'n praktiese eenheid.

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Horrible.

The unit needs urgent attention. Taps are loose. Bath sinks if you run water. Ants are eating the unit. Lock broken. Pots and pans in terrible condition. Ice buckets broken. Extra blankets and bedding not neatly folded and stored. Very unpleasant not a practical unit.

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Morne C - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
3/5
Location
1/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Morne C
With spouse/partner

Unacceptable to charge money for this unit.

We were very disappointed with the accommodation. The TV remote's batteries were flat. There were no bowls to dish up the food. The bathtub and outside taps were broken. The toilet seat was broken. No clean, hot water to take a bath ─ the water was brown! I could not take a bath. No silicon around the bath. No curtains in the bathroom. There is an ant infestation in the bathroom. The pillow was dirty. The towel was stained.

Sunette M - Sep 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Sunette M
With spouse/partner

Rustige bosveld-wegbreek naby die stad.

Ons het die bosveld en boma ten volle geniet, dit is ook nie ver vanaf die stad nie so dis ideal vir 'n naweek-wegbreek.

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Peaceful bushveld getaway near the city.

We enjoyed the bushveld and boma. It is also not far from the city and thus ideal for a weekend getaway.

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Xanthe D - Jul 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
2/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Xanthe D
Family with young children

Baie rustig en lekker!

Die eenheid was baie lekker, alhoewel daar meer onderhoud / instandhouding gedoen kan word. Die diere wat elke oggend en aand kom kuier is beslis 'n pluspunt! Ons het die naweek baie geniet!

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Very peaceful and nice!

The unit was very nice, although more maintenance could be done. The animals that came to visit every morning and evening are definitely a plus! We really enjoyed the weekend!

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Candice V - May 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Candice V
With spouse/partner

Comfortable, but needs some work.

Comfortable stay, although the bed needs to be replaced! Felt broken and old, impossible to sleep on.

Anonymous Guest - Mar 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
1/5
Anonymous Guest
Family with young children

Weak. No view and facilities are poor and faulty.

Refrigerator and other appliances do not work. Braai facilities are poor. Large ant pest. All our food is lost due to pest. Poor view of untidy backyard. Disappointed. Never again.

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Naomi N - Feb 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
3/5
Naomi N
Family with young children

Baie naby aan die natuur.

Baie netjiese plekkie, ons het baie lekker gebly. Net 'n paar goedjies kort bietjie aandag o.a die bed kan gerus vervang word. Die deure maak baie moeilik oop en toe en die bad kort herstelwerk. Ons sou ook graag meer potte wou hê, daar was slegs een pan in die eenheid.

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Very close to nature.

Very neat place, we had a great stay. Only a few things need a little attention, among other things the bed can easily be replaced. The doors are very difficult to open and close and the bathtub needs repairs. We also would have liked more pots, there was only one pan in the unit.

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Mariska D - Feb 2019
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
3/5
Value for money
4/5
Mariska D
With spouse/partner

Perfek vir rustig wees in die natuur.

Pragtige omgewing met volop wild.

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Perfect for being peaceful in nature.

Beautiful surroundings with abundant wildlife.

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Lelanie B - Nov 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
2/5
Lelanie B
With spouse/partner

Plek was baie vuil.

Plek was regtig vuil. Ons moes self die braaiplek skoonmaak. Geen seep om die olierige eetgerei te was nie. Ketel se draad is te kort om by die prop te kom.

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Place was dirty.

Very dirty. We had to clean the braai ourselves. No soap to wash the oily cutlery. The wire of the kettle was too short to reach the socket.

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Michelle V - Oct 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
1/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
2/5
Michelle V
With spouse/partner

Kort aandag.

Bed "onslaapbaar" en netheid nie na wense nie.

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Needs attention.

Bed is uncomfortable en neatness not on standard.

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Carol V - Oct 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
3/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
4/5
Carol V
With spouse/partner

Rustig en ontspannend.

Ons het baie lekker gebly. Eenheid was skoon en netjies. Toe ons ‘n probleem met water gehad het, was dit baie gou opgelos.

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Peaceful and relaxing.

We had a very nice stay. Unit was clean and tidy. When we had a problem with water, it was solved very quickly.

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Zani S - Oct 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Zani S
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker plekkie.

Wat die eienaars van die eenheid kan oorweeg is om 'n kaart van Mabalingwe in die huisie te sit. Vir ons wat nog nooit daar was nie het nie geweet waar wat was nie .

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Very nice place.

What the owners of the unit can consider is to put a map of Mabalingwe in the house. For those of us who had never been there did not know where what was.

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Maryna P - Jul 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Maryna P
Family with teenagers

Alles wat jy nodig het en omring met diere.

Mabalingwe se diere is tevrede en goed versorg. Dis wonderlik om te sien hoe gesond al die diere is. Ons het die roofdiere ook gaan kyk, en diselfde kan daar gesê word. Waarde vir geld, ontspannend en ons sal vir seker weer gaan. Al die personeel was vriendelik, goed opgelei en behulpsaam. Die restaurant is 'n bonus. Ons het elke oggend en aand "kuiergaste" gehad wat ons baie geniet het. Kan nie wag om weer te gaan nie, die keer langer as 3 dae.

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All you need, surrounded by animals.

Mabalingwe's animals are satisfied and well looked after. So wonderful to see how healthy all the animals are. We also saw the predators and the same can be said about them. Value for money, relaxing and we would definitely go again. All the staff were friendly, well trained and helpful. The restaurant is a bonus. We had some "visitors" every morning and evening which we thoroughly enjoyed. Can't wait to go again, only next time longer than 3 days.

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Ronel F - Jun 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Ronel F
With friends

Baie netjiese, goed ingerigte eenheid.

Die eenheid was netjies, goed ingerig en waarde vir geld.

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Very neat, well appointed unit.

The unit was tidy, well furnished and value for money.

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Natasha F - Jun 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Natasha F
Family with young children

Was baie lekker om weg te breek uit die stad.

Lieflike plek, ons kinders het dit baie geniet. En was baie lekker vir ons mamma's wat manloos was vir die naweek. Ons het baie veilig gevoel.

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Was a great getaway out of the city.

Lovely place, our kids enjoyed it a lot. And it was great for us moms who were without husbands for the weekend. We felt very safe.

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Lize V - May 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Lize V
With friends

Heerlik! Baie rustig en ontspannend.

Baie rustig! Ons het baie lekker gebly.

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Lovely! Very peaceful and relaxing.

Very peaceful! We really enjoyed the stay.

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Desiree K - May 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
3/5
Location
4/5
Safety
4/5
Value for money
3/5
Desiree K
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker plek om te bly, rustig en privaat.

Baie lekker blyplek met genoeg spasie en alles wat benodig word, hoef letterlik net jou klere, eet- en drinkgoed saam te vat. Ongelukkig nog van die vorige mense se vuil skottelgoed in die kamer toe ons daar aankom, andersins 'n baie lekker plek.

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Very nice place to stay, peaceful and private.

Great place with enough space and everything you need. You literally only have to bring your clothes, food and drinks. Unfortunately, some of the previous guests' filthy dishes was still in the room when we got there, otherwise a very nice place.

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Cathrine M - Feb 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Cathrine M
With spouse/partner

Very beautiful and quite, customer service was very great.

Both my partner and I really enjoyed our stay, I love the tranquillity and the chalets are spacious and clean. Thank you so much Mabalingwe for your hospitality, we will definitely come back.

Anita V - Feb 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
4/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Anita V
Family with young children

Wilde diere en natuurprag op jou stoep.

Ons het bespreek by met toestemming om ons klein dogtertjie (2½ jaar) en ons baba seuntjie (2 maande) saam te neem, alhoewel die eenheid slegs vir 2 volwassenes geadverteer is. Daar is ‘n lekker groot ingeboude rusbank met sagte matras wat ons omskep het in ‘n bed vir ons dogtertjie, dus het almal hul eie slaapplek gehad (ons seuntjie slaap nog in ‘n dra-bedjie). Die eenheid was mooi netjies en ons was glad nie bang vir insekte of ander creepy crawlies wat dalk mag inkruip nie. Daar is lekker baie kindervriendelike dinge om te doen en ons was nooit verveeld nie. Mamma’s, julle kan maar die kinders saambring. Die wilde diere is baie mak en kom gereeld by die huisie om op soek na kos of goggatjies wat deur die ligte aangetrek word. Ons het amper meer wild van ons stoep af gesien as wanneer ons op ‘n wildrit gegaan het. Van die diere wat ons by die huisie gesien het was; vlakvarke, patrysies, eekhorings, njala’s, rooibokke, blou-ape en ‘n hele familie muishondjies. Dit was ‘n wonderlike belewenis en ons sal graag weer hier kom vakansie hou.

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Wild animals and natural beauty on your porch.

We booked with permission to take our little girl (2½ years) and our baby boy (2 months) with us, even though the unit was advertised for 2 adults only. There is a nice large built-in couch with a soft mattress that we converted into a bed for our little girl, so everyone had their own place to sleep (our little boy still sleeps in a carry-cot). The unit was pretty neat and we were not at all afraid of insects or other creepy crawlies that might crawl in. There are lots of kid-friendly things to do and we were never bored. Moms, you can bring the children with you. The wild animals are very tame and often come around the house looking for food or bugs that are attracted by the lights. We almost saw more wildlife from our porch than when we went on a game drive. Some of the animals we saw at the cottage were; warthogs, partridges, squirrels, nyalas, impalas, blue monkeys and a whole family of mouse dogs. It was a wonderful experience and we would love to holiday here again.

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Wollie P - Jan 2018
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wollie P
Family with young children

Uitstekende diens deur die gasvrou Monique.

Dankie vir die moeite vir die ekstra waaiers met ons tweede besoek. Sterkte met julle "opgradering" van die bomas. Sal beslis weer hier kom bly en dit by vriende aanbeveel.

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Excellent service by the hostess Monique.

Thanks for the effort for the extra fans on our second visit. Good luck with your "upgrade" of the bomas. Will definitely stay here again and recommend to friends.

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Frikkie B - Dec 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
4/5
Service
4/5
Location
4/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
4/5
Frikkie B
With spouse/partner

Baie lekker.

Die verblyf en omgeewing was mooi en rustig.

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Very nice.

The accommodation and surroundings were beautiful and peaceful.

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Wollie P - Dec 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
5/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Wollie P
Family with young children

Baie oulike plekkies.

Het vir Monique voorstel gemaak om aircons in te sit.

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Very cute places.

Made a suggestion to Monique to put in air conditioners.

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Mmanare R - Dec 2017
Overall rating
Cleanliness
3/5
Service
5/5
Location
5/5
Safety
5/5
Value for money
5/5
Mmanare R
With spouse/partner

It was awesome.

Next visit I'll bring my whole family as it accommodate children.

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  • Capacity: 2 people
  • All ages welcome
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: Off the R516, Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Bela-Bela, 0480, Limpopo
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