Solar backup power during load shedding and power outages.

This self-catering luxury nature reserve getaway offers you the best way to experience amazing African wildlife in the malaria-free Mabalingwe Nature Reserve – the playground of a multitude of Africa’s finest animals and birds who love to visit the watering hole at Idwala View.

Idwala (the Zulu word for “rock”) View “View from the Rock” boasts spacious rooms that spill out to the expansive deck where a swimming pool, bar, and sun deck await. Beautifully decorated in a distinctly South African flavour, inspired by Tretchikoff and the local street artists, Idwala View can accommodate up to 12 guests – up to 8 adults and 4 children. Perfect for family gatherings and large groups. Spend quality time together as you enjoy the views of the glorious sunsets while sipping a sundowner.

Complete your Safari experience by booking the Game Viewing Vehicle (ZAR 1200.00 per day) and do your own leisurely game drives where you might meet up with 4 of the Big 5.

Book Idwala View according to your needs. Entire House – Sleep 12 guests. Main House and One Deck Room – Sleep 8 to 9 guests. Main House Only – Sleep 6 guests. Whatever takes your fancy! Your privacy will be assured as you will be the only guest at Idwala View during your stay.

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4 Superior En-Suite Bedrooms plus 1 Loft Room, 5 Bathrooms. One ground level bathroom has a shower seat and strategically fitted grab handles to assist the elderly.

The Ostrich Room

King Bed plus (1 Roller Bed and Bedding on Request)

The Zebra Room

King Bed plus (1 Roller Bed and Bedding on Request)

The Leopard Room

Luxury King Bed

The Impala Room

2 Single Beds. Additional step-free, wide private entrance.

The Elephant Room

2 Daybeds – perfect for teenagers or children


Cook for Family and Friends.

The Kitchen

Well-appointed and Fully Equipped

The Boma

Experience a Great South African Tradition

Idwala View African Vacation Dining, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Dining Experience

Dine on the Covered Deck

Idwala View Safari Holiday Barbeque, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

Gas Barbeque Cooking

Come Rain or Shine – Cook with Gas

Idwala View South African Safari Vacation Potjie, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

Bushveld Recipes

From the Bushveld Connoisseur


Indoor or Outdoors, Idwala View offers Superb Living and Entertainament Areas.

The Living Area

Spacious and Light

Idwala View Holiday Rental Sunset Views, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Deck Area

Expansive with Beautiful Views

Idwala View Vacation Rental Swimming Pool, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Swimming Pool

Splash Pool Heated to suit the Season

Safari Vehicle Game Drives Idwala View, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Game Viewing Vehicle

Game Drives at your Leisure in an Open Safari Vehicle

Idwala View Game Reserve Inspiration, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Inspiration

Celebrating Southern African Arts and Crafts

About the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve

The Mabalingwe Nature Reserve  boasts rolling hills, spectacular scenery and dams. With prolific bird-life and 36 species of wildlife – including the Big Five (lions are in their own enclosure), to mention just some of the wonders that await you.

In addition to the awesome surrounds and first-rate accommodation, you can choose from a host of activities; including, game drives, horseback game viewing, cold and heated swimming pools and an outdoor spa. Or, simply soak up the views.

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