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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

Mabalingwe is known as "the place of the spotted leopard" and is only 2 hours from Johannesburg which makes it convenient visit for locals and holiday makers. It is a malaria free zone with superb big game viewing opportunities and bird watching for bird lovers. This beautiful reserve lies in the shadow of the Waterberg Mountains. Leave the busy city life behind for a few days and come enjoy nature at its best, relax and take in the serenity of African bushveld.

Mabalingwe is home to many big game such as leopard, rhino, giraffe and hippo to name just a few. There are guided tours for everyone to enjoy and learn about the wild life in their natural habitats.

This will truly be an unforgettable getaway for the whole family, so get packing and make your booking.

Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, offers a pristine wilderness experience with abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes.

Here are five things to see and do in and around Mabalingwe Nature Reserve:

  1. Wildlife Safaris:
    Big Five Game Viewing: Embark on thrilling guided game drives to spot the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) as well as other iconic African wildlife such as giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and more.
    Sunset Safaris: Experience the magic of the African bush during sunset game drives, offering the opportunity to witness predators becoming active and stunning sunset views over the landscape.

  2. Reptile Centre:
    Educational Experience: Visit the Reptile Centre within the reserve to learn about various reptile species, including snakes, lizards, and tortoises. Knowledgeable guides provide insights into the importance of reptiles in the ecosystem.
    Snake Shows: Enjoy thrilling snake shows where experienced handlers showcase the behavior and characteristics of different snake species, dispelling myths and misconceptions.

  3. Birdwatching:
    Birding Hotspot: Mabalingwe Nature Reserve is a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting over 250 bird species, including raptors, waterbirds, and endemic species.
    Bird Hides: Explore the reserve's bird hides strategically positioned near waterholes and dams, providing excellent opportunities for birdwatching and photography.

  4. Hiking Trails:
    Scenic Trails: Discover the natural beauty of Mabalingwe on foot by exploring the reserve's network of hiking trails. Choose from short walks to longer hikes, each offering stunning vistas, diverse vegetation, and wildlife sightings.
    Guided Walks: Join knowledgeable guides on guided walking safaris to learn about the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage of the area while enjoying the tranquility of the bushveld.

  5. African Bushveld Experience:
    Boma Dinners: Immerse yourself in the African bushveld experience with traditional boma dinners under the starlit sky. Enjoy delicious South African cuisine cooked over an open fire while listening to the sounds of the wilderness.
    Stargazing: Experience the magic of the African night sky with guided stargazing sessions. Learn about the constellations, planets, and celestial phenomena while marveling at the millions of stars above.

These activities offer a glimpse into the diverse wildlife, natural beauty, and cultural experiences that Mabalingwe Nature Reserve has to offer, making it a memorable destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.





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