In the 'hood, Bela Bela as a destination

Just under two hours' drive due north of Johannesburg is Bela-Bela - place of the warm baths. Which, indeed, used to be its name. Warmbaths. Back before we became a democracy in South Africa when it was more often called Warmbad, in Afrikaans. Loosely translated from the Tswana, Bela-Bela means pretty much the same thing – 'water that boils on its own' or 'the pot that boils'. The hot springs ... cont.

Vingerkraal, 472KQ Mabula District, Bela-Bela, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Bergsig Eco Estate

Depart from own location towards R21 from JHB international airport to Pretoria
Bear right onto Danie Joubert freeway (N1) towards Pietersburg.
Pass thru 2 x tollgates
Turn left onto R516 towards Warmbaths and travel till you reach a T junction (Waterfront Shops in front).
Turn right. Cross over bridge. (You will see Pick a Pay centre on left hand side)
Turn Left at first robot and follow the road around a right bend.
Take fork to left. (Thabazimbi)You will notice the Aventura Resort is on the left hand side
Go straight till you reach the circle.
At circle keep left towards Tabazimbi / Rooiberg
Travel for ± 36 Km until you find Mabula Shop / Liquor store on right hand side.
Pass shop and turn right onto Tar road (Towards Rooiberg) Board is showing “Bergsig Lodge” Right
Approximately 4km you will find the board showing “Mabula Game Lodge” TURN RIGHT Board is showing “Bergsig Lodge” Right
Travel ±7 km and Pass Mabalingwe Golf resort main Gate (Right)
Travel ±1 km and Pass Mabula lodge main Gate (Left)
Carry on until you reach a black gate. You turn right at the Dome. Board is showing “Bergsig Lodge” Right
Follow dirt road most traveled ± 1/2 Km. Turn Left (Board is showing “Bergsig Lodge” left) Travel 1 km up to The Lodge gate.
(Kindly phone) 083 282 0997 to gain entrance to farm.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (55 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (55 km)
  • Car Hire (55 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (55 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (55 km)
  • Grocery Store (55 km)
  • Internet Café (55 km)
  • Laundromat (55 km)
  • Post Office (55 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (55 km)
  • Shopping Mall (55 km)
  • Airport (200 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Cycling paths
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking trails
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming

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