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About The View Lodge

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

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

The View Lodge Rooms

Reviews for The View Lodge

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Monica Geldenhuys
20 January 2020

A wonderful relaxing week at the View Lodge. Absolutely beautiful. We will certainly book the View Lodge again in the near future. Thanks Michelle

Elmarie Koning
28 November 2019

The private splash in the pool overlooking the view of the mountains! Feeding the animals looking down on them during the day all kinds of antelope and later on the evening a big surprise by the visit of a porcupine!

Linda Turck
25 October 2019

We loved staying there. Beautiful view, peaceful, private and everything we needed to have a comfortable stay.

Shelly Fernihough
10 September 2019

We had the most amazing time. Being able to lie in the pool and watch the hippo's, or have the warthogs visiting was amazing. Having the elephants pass right in front of the house was truly spectacular. We will definitely visit again, and Michelle was an amazing host.

Lisa-Mari Fourie
04 August 2019

Ons het 'n heerlike naweek by The View gehad! Die huis is pragtig en baie goed ingerig. Klomp ekstras. Genoeg ruimte (was 4 volwassenes en 2 kinders) Die uitsig is asemrowend! Die gebrul van die leeus, diere se nag-gelduide en al die diere wat snags om die huis rondbeweeg het, het die boma 'n unieke atmosfeer gegee.Michelle is baie vriendelik, baie hulpvaardig en enige tyd reg om al jou vrae te beantwoordSal beslis weer gaan

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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