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About Idwala View

This secluded, self-catering luxury getaway offers you the best way to experience amazing African wildlife in the malaria-free Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. With spacious rooms that spill out to an expansive deck where a heated swimming pool, bar and deck await. Accommodates up to 8 adults & 4 children – perfect for family gatherings & large groups. Spend quality time together, enjoy the sunset views while sipping a sundowner.Included:• Netflix, Showmax, DSTV Premium and DSTVNow• Solar back-up power during power outages• Heated pool• Fast uncapped WIFI

Safari: Guests can choose to hire the game viewing vehicle to do their own safari or they can book a game drive at the Mabalingwe reception.

Spa: The Mabalingwe Nature Reserve has a spa in the Ingwe Camp. Guests can make bookings directly with them.

Golf: Idwala View is situated on the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. It is not far from Zebula and Elements Golf Course.

Family friendly: Idwala View is the perfect place for families who want to break away to the bush. Because of wild animals roaming around freely, young children should be supervised.

Romantic: The sunsets at Idwala View creates a romantic vibe.

Covid Safety Approved: Idwala View is prepared according to FEDHASA guidelines. Our staff have been trained on COVID-preparedness, including PPE, hand hygiene, social distancing and wearing masks, and we clean Idwala View with all mandatory disinfectants.

 Sleeps 12
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 17 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days


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  • 5 night min stay (check-in between 04 Feb 2022 and 10 Jan 2024)

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Important Information


• A REFUNDABLE BREAKAGE DEPOSIT equal to 1 days' rental is also payable and will be refunded within 5 working days after departure if no breakages or damages have been caused as a result of the tenant or his guests' behavior. THIS BREAKAGE DEPOSIT IS PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO THE OWNER AND DOES NOT FORM PART OF THE QUOTATION.
• The Departure Clean Fee of R650.00 forms part of the quotation. This is NOT a daily cleaning service. See ADDED EXTRAS for the price of the daily cleaning service.
• Please note that noise restrictions apply as you are in a nature reserve. Noise travels far in the open areas and guests are asked to keep all noise to a minimum at all times. Music will only be allowed till 10 pm.
• Because unexpected events can impact your travel plans, we recommend that you protect your vacation investment by purchasing travel insurance.
• Children are welcome. Young children must be under the supervision of their parents at all times.
• No matriculation parties.
• No bachelor parties.
• No pets are allowed under any circumstances.
• Smoking is only allowed in some of the open-air areas.
• Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge. No more than 4 cars.
• Free Wi-Fi.
• Free Netflix, ShowMax, DSTV, and DSTVNow.
• Free heated pool.
• A Camp/Travel Cot and bedding are available on request – Free of Charge.
As the house is situated in a Nature Reserve with free-roaming wild animals, all persons using the house will have to sign an indemnity form which will be emailed on receipt of the deposit. Children should be under adult supervision.
• Please note that baboons, monkeys, and various other animals roam freely. Keep all doors and windows securely closed and locked when out, not insight, or when checking out. Failure to do so, resulting in the baboons, monkeys, or animals gaining access to the house will result in the loss of the whole breakage deposit as well as being charged for any other damage incurred by the baboons. monkeys or animals.
• Load Shedding – Inverter-based power back-up for some essentials (water) during load shedding. Gas stove and gas geysers. Solar and emergency lighting.

• A daily cleaning service is available at R320.00 a day.
•Game Viewing Vehicle (manual transmission) is available at R950.00 per day. All fuel, flat tires, and call-outs will be for your own account. The driver of the vehicle must be a licensed driver over the age of 25. The vehicle cannot be taken off the reserve. The vehicle is not allowed on any of the 4x4 routes or difficult routes up the mountains.
• Braai wood is available at R28.00 per bag.
• Firelighters at R28.00 per pack.
• Late Check-Out (after 10 am and as late as 2 pm) – optional at R600.00. (depending on availability)
• Early Check-In (from 10 am) – optional at R600.00. (depending on availability)

Guest Reviews

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joey redelinghuys
November 2021
A beautiful equipped kitchen, any Cooks dream
adri de villiers
September 2019
We had an AMAZING time at Idwala! We couldn't have asked for better value for money. The house and all the extras were exceptional! Only one complaint - the weekend were way to short!! Will definitely recommend it!
byron bahlmann
August 2019
This was just perfect. Lovely house, Pool, Deck and setting.
bernadette kipling
June 2019
This lodge is beautiful, Lea is an absolute pleasure to deal with! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will be back for a longer stay next time. Hiring the safari vehicle was the best idea, we throughly enjoyed it. There was nothing to want for in this lodge!
clodagh kent
June 2019
Magnificent, serene setting for a family holiday we’ve been waiting for for years. Just gorgeous! House is totally relaxing and views to unwind the the soul. Heated pool a treat as well. Many thanks to such an obliging Lea. Thank you!


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • 24H. Check In
  • 24H. Security
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Fridge
  • Iron and board
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
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Idwala View location

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Idwala View 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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