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About Hippie Lodge

In the mood for a weekend or weekday break not too far from Johannesburg or Pretoria? Look no further as Hippie lodge 227, is the ideal lodge for a quiet getaway. This rustic lodge is privately owned inside the Mabalingwe nature reserve situated 28 km from Bela Bela and 140 km from Pretoria.Tucked away in the bush with four en-suite bedrooms, you can sit on the patio and watch game come right up to the lodge. A private pool, a boma and an open braai facility completes the picture, plus there are bush showers so one can really experience nature. We welcome our guests, but we

Safari: Lots of animals visit the lodge daily. You can sit in the comfort of the lodge and watch various species e.g. kudu, njala, elephant, bush pig.

Spa: We have a spa on the reserve. Guests can book at the Mabalingwe reception upon arrival.

Covid Safety Approved: The lodge will be cleaned and sanitised by trained staff before arrival. A daily cleaning service of about 2 hours is included.

Self-drive Safari Package: Self-drive game viewing is allowed. Maps are available at the Mabalingwe Reception.

Guided Safaris: Game drives can be arranged upon arrival at the Mabalingwe Reception. Want to get close to game and nature, then book a Game viewing on horse back. Bookings can be made upon arrival at the Mabalingwe Game Reserve office at the Main Gate.

 Sleeps 8
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 29 reviews
 Minimum stay: 2 Days


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Stay between 16 Apr 2022 and 15 Jun 2022 and get 20% off.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 16 Apr 2022 and 15 Jun 2022)

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Important Information

The Administration fee is the breakages deposit of R 1000.00 which is required before arrival. This will be refunded after inventory has been checked and shortages/breakages deducted from the R 1000.00.

WE ARE READY TO ACCEPT GUESTS IN A COVID-19 WORLD. Our cleaning company are working to ensure that they meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning. We want our guests to feel confident that when they stay in our lodge, it has been cleaned and sanitised thoroughly.

Masks must be worn in all public areas.

Guest Reviews

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johann beukes
March 2022
Surrounded by bush with no one else in sight. Awesome firepit for great family & friends hangouts. Yet you still have all the comforts of home. Great spot, very good accommodation and I will be returning.
candice brunsden
October 2019
Lovely place. Enjoyed the separate bedroom/chalets so you can have a bit of alone time if you are in a large group. The kitchen is well equipped. Loved the outside showers. Plenty of animals walked passed the lodge. Excellent location. No other homes in site so you really feel like you are alone in the Bush.
lesego nake
September 2019
The passing of animals next to or at our Lodge and I was very peaceful even my son didn't want to come back home.
marli fourie
March 2019
Kanya is a piece of heaven. Away from the hustle and bustle. The property layout made for a very private and intimate experience with nature. Well appointed with daily housekeeping.
rotondwa falala
August 2018
Our stay was awesome. The lodge had everything we needed, topped by breath taking views, especially the sunset by the beautiful landscape. We will definitely come back.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Covid Safety Approved

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Hippie Lodge location

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Hippie Lodge is 26.1km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 112.2km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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