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The View Lodge

| 5 Excellent 6 reviews
 Sleeps 8
Response Rate: 100%
Enquiry Response Time: an hour
 Minimum stay: 2 Days
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM

The View lodge with it's breathtaking dam and mountain views is situated in the Big 5 Mabalingwe Game Reserve, a malaria free area just 130 km from Pretoria and 27km from Bela Bela.
This self-catering house boasts unbelievable views of the dam and the mountains and is perfect for nature-loving families or couples looking for a romantic getaway.

See the hippo's from the veranda and listen to the lion's early morning roar and the fish eagle's call.
Kudu and warthogs are daily visitors at the house and at night small cats and porcupines come looking for food.
The house is very private, just the place were you can come and unwind after a busy week at the office.
Come take a moonlit shower in our bush shower. Or relax in the romantic bath with a view of the dam.

The house features a private boma for a braai under the stars and a private swimming pool for hot summer days.

You don't even have to worry about dirty dishes, the house is serviced daily.

Enjoy a free game drive in your own vehicle or book a game drive in Mabalingwe’s wildlife-vehicle at reception.

A variety of attractions await guests in the nature reserve including night game drives, bird watching, horse riding and lion feeding at Mabalingwe's predator park.

Mabalingwe also offers putt-putt, tennis courts, a squash court, a pool table, a children’s playroom, table tennis, a large chess set, and swimming pools, including 2 heated pools, all these activities are free and only 5min drive from the lodge.
One of the new attractions in the reserve is the Mbali day spa.

The farm shop is open for visitors during the day, and there is a restaurant with dam views.
A visit to the Oasis bush pub is also a must.

The View offers self-catering accommodation in a lovely 3-bedroom home that can accommodate a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children.
The main bedroom has a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a romantic bath overlooking the dam.
The second bedroom has a king-size bed and both bedrooms have views of the dam.
The third bedroom has twin beds and a queen-size bed.

The house also comprises an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area.
The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering with a stove, an oven, a fridge-freezer, and a microwave.
The living area has a TV with full DStv.
There is shade-parking available for 2 cars.

We are happy to give midweek discount for honeymoon or anniversary couples!

The View lodge in Mabalingwe reserve is a bush experience that you will always remember!

Guests of The View Lodge can also visit Doorndraai Dam Nature Reserve or The Rhino Museum. Walk with elephants and Zebula golf estate and spa is other nearby attractions


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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Guest Reviews

wendy uys
May 2019
Firstly, the pictures do not do this little 'peace' of heaven any justice, it is far more amazing in person. Very clean, amenities are in abundance and the pool is heaven. The veranda is the most amazing part of the unit with a view of the dam. We will definitely be back.
lize buitenweg
April 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The View Lodge! It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and more and the view from the patio truly is breathtaking! Michelle is a great host!
inge kuhn
April 2019
Great value for money!
simone zauner
April 2019
The view is breathtaking, the splash pool a welcome way to cool down, and decor delightful. The salt lick, water trough and floodlight below the deck is pure genius - lots of warthog, kudu and even a serval cat came to visit. Lighting inside and out was great. Drawback is the monkeys that raid at every opportunity, so doors and windows have to remain tightly shut, seriously restricting air flow.... Read more
lodewyk van der vyver
January 2019
Asemrowende uitsig. Eenheid bevat alles om jou bos wegbreek perfek te maak.

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The View Lodge is 24.9km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 113.5km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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