Twiga Lodge is a self-catering home situated in the well renowned malaria-free Mabalingwe Game Reserve amongst the majestic Waterberg mountains, a convenient 90 mins drive from Pretoria outside the town of Bela-Bela. Spend a few days in this wildlife sanctuary set in the African bush with various animals coming right to your doorstep. Rest, rejuvenate and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the surrounding reserve together with activities available on-site and in the near vicinity.
The house is a serviced self-catering unit with a fully-equipped kitchen including a Nespresso machine, microwave, electric oven and stove, large double door fridge/freezer and an ice machine. The house is well furnished and includes bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery etc as well as a washroom fitted with a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The living area is thoughtfully appointed with a fireplace, flat-screen TV with DSTV, DVD player and Chromecast facility (enables casting services such as YouTube, Netflix and Showmax off your phone) together with a WiFi internet connection.
The house accommodates up to 8 persons, ideally 6 adults and 2 children:
2 air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms each with a Queen XL bed.
1 air-conditioned en-suite bedroom with a Queen XL bed.
An open loft with 2 single beds.
A large patio with built-in braai, table and seating spreads out onto the splash pool situated next to a magically lit boma (fire-pit) and outside braai area. The lodge has a private watering hole which attracts a variety of wildlife on a daily basis.
Mabalingwe Game Reserve offers visitors numerous activities besides self-drive game viewing. The reserve is known for being one of the few in the region that hosts all the Big 5 as well as others ranging from the smallest meerkat to the majestic elephant.
The Mabalingwe tourist centre located at the entrance is open daily for visitors to enquire and arrange activities. You can arrange to participate in the following:
- Guided game driving tours
- Horse riding
- Lion feeding excursions
- Walking activities
- And many more ...
The reserve also offers a remote bush-bar, a few restaurants, a small curio shop as well as a day spa.
Should you wish to explore beyond the reserve borders, there are numerous other venues offering dining facilities, spas and golf courses. The main regional centre of Bela-Bela is a mere 25km away where one can find shops, a hot springs waterpark and other necessities.