Bela-Bela Accommodation

TWIGA LODGE AT MABALINGWE - Self Catering Accommodation in Bela-Bela

Nestled in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, just two hours from Johannesburg and 25 km from Bela Bela, Twiga Lodge offers self-catering accommodation and is the ideal family getaway for nature and animal lovers. The house is comfortably furnished and includes bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery with a washroom fitted with a dishwasher. Complimentary Nespresso coffee will ensure you are alert not to miss a memory and share it with your friends and family using the WiFi provided.

The lodge accommodates 6 adults and two children:

   2 air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms each with a double bed.

   1 air-conditioned en-suite bedroom with a double bed.
   A Loft with 2 single beds.

It has a spacious lounge fitted with an open wood fireplace and a large glass-enclosed patio with built-in braai. A separate boma with built-in braai and an open-pit fireplace with seating is available outside together with a splash pool for those hot days. Shaded parking is available for two vehicles.

Enjoy wildlife roaming freely around the house with a private watering hole which on a daily basis attracts a variety of wildlife including; Nyala, Warthogs, Impala, Zebra, Kudu, Porcupine even Rhino and Elephant just to name a few. The reserve is very safe with 24 hour security and controlled access.


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.

  • air conditioner (all units)
  • airport (less than 15km)
  • big game onsite
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • communal TV lounge
  • dishwasher
  • dishwasher onsite
  • DSTV in unit
  • DVD player
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • fire extinguisher
  • fireplace
  • flat screen TV
  • free toiletries
  • Free Wi Fi
  • fridge/ freezer
  • game drives onsite
  • golf (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • live entertainment (less than 3km)
  • lock-up safe
  • microwave in unit
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • private pool
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • sauna/steam room (less than 3km)
  • squash court (less than 5km)
  • Swimming pool (towels provided)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
  • tennis court (less than 5km)
  • wifi