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.

Mabula Private Game Reserve, Waterberg, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Mabula Game Lodge

Take the N1 north pass Pretoria. Take the Warmbaths turn off and follow the Rooiberg / Thabazimbi road for 34km before turning right on gravel road to Mabula.

Amenities in the area

  • Bars and/or Nightlife (1 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (1 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (35 km)
  • Business Services (35 km)
  • Car Hire (35 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (35 km)
  • Internet Caf (35 km)
  • Laundromat (35 km)
  • Shopping Mall (35 km)
  • Airport (200 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Township tours

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