Sonja – USA – June 2022

“Where to start! The host Is a great communicator – she responds quickly, provides great information with useful details and answers all questions with kindness and patience! The home itself is beautiful and one of the best appointed kitchens I have EVER encountered! It was excellent for a large group like ours. Plenty of seating, games, extra blankets and pillows everywhere to make sure everyone was taken care of – thoughtful and useful touches everywhere. My favourite though was the covers – the fluffiest I have ever slept under! The location is simply medicine for the soul. This place is a gem! Do not hesitate to book.”

Philippa – June 2022

“Beautiful house, with everything you could possibly need for a fabulous stay. Excellent host with great communication.”

Shereen & Family – June 2022

“Thank you! Beautiful home! Amazing details that just make it fantastic!”

Scheepers Family – UK – June 2022

“Amazing place – photos do not do it justice. Incredible views. Thank you!”

Lamarque Family – USA – June 2022

“Amazing accommodation and wonderful overall experience. Thank you!”

Kamogelo – June 2022

“This place is even better than the pictures, the pool was always warm and the bedrooms where spacious with each room having an en-suite. The house is beautiful and luxurious with lovely finishings.”

Bobby & Greg – Australia – May 2022

“Just amazing! Wonderful views and waterhole!”

Botha Family – May 2022

“Second time and still very good!!”

Stockbridge Family – UK – May 2022

“Excellent accommodation and very comfortable. 5-Star!! Wonderful weekend.”

Ibbitson Family – May 2022

“We had a lovely few days at Idwala View. Beautiful venue for a 56th birthday and a special time with family.”

Ross – Australia – May 2022

“Idwala View is the ideal house for a relaxing bush break with family and friends! Everything is catered for – the Lodge is so well equipped, right down to an ice-maker for your beverages. We really enjoyed our stay relaxing outdoors on the deck and in the swimming pool, and in the evening sitting around the fire in the boma. The location is stunning, overlooking the African bushveld and so nice and quiet! I can highly recommend Idwala View for an amazing bush break and Lea is an outstanding host! 5 stars all the way!!”

Kyle – May 2022

“Thank you, Lea, we had a lovely stay, a great place for the family to reconnect and relax. The game viewing vehicle made the trip that much better! Will definitely be back!”

Wayne – April 2022

“We all had the most relaxing and beautiful few days here. We will definitely be back again. Your home is magnificent. Thank you.”

Wilna – UK – April 2022

“Absoluut fantastes vir jonk en oud! Ons was ‘n groot groep familie wat vir ‘n belangrike verjaardag Idwala View toe gegaan het. Wat ‘n ongelooflike ervaring. Die huis is pragtig, Lea het aan alles gedink, was absoluut 5 ster van begin tot einde. Ons beplan reeds die volgende keer wanneer ons weer Idwala View toe kan gaan.”

Francois – UK – April 2022

“Lea’s place is a lovely spacious home, and well equipped throughout. The beds are very comfortable with good quality bedding. The heated pool on the beautiful deck was the biggest attraction, and the views and sunsets were gorgeous. Having the option of the private game viewing vehicle was a huge plus. Thank you for an unforgettable weekend!”

Uwe – April 2022

“We had a fantastic stay and great time catching up with family!”

Clover – March 2022

“We had a stunning stay at Idwala View!! It was just too short.”

Lisa – United Arab Emirates – March 2022

“Idwala View was the perfect place for a wonderful family holiday in the beautiful African Bush! The house was spacious, and very generously equipped for our group of 11 people… from the very well equipped kitchen, luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms to the ambient lapa for evenings spent around the fire, and the pool deck with dining tables, deck chairs and porch swings. The views of sunsets from the elevated deck were so beautiful and serene. We loved the fact that we could hire the game viewing vehicle to drive ourselves through the Bush. The Mabalingwe reserve is stunningly beautiful with mountains, dams and lush greenery. We saw elephants, kudu, nyala, waterbuck, giraffe, zebra, warthogs, impala, klipspringers, hippos, a crocodile and many beautiful birds. At night we could hear the roars of the lions from the Predator Park. Thank you Lea! We really hope to be back again, and have recommended the house to other family and friends”

Justin – March 2022

“We loved our stay!!”

Suzette – March 2022

“We really enjoyed our stay and love the creative & earth-friendly vibe of the house. Will visit again.”

Stephanie – February 2022

“The weekend at Idwala View was amazing! We all had such a fun time.”

Charmaine – February 2022

“Our stay was amazing!”

Stephen – February 2022

“Thank you for an amazing stay at Idwala View! We had an absolutely incredible time.”

Erna – January 2022

“Ongelooflike bosveldervaring! Perfekte ligging, skoon, netjies met ‘n pragtige uitsig.”

Tarryn – Canada – January 2022

“Absolutely amazing accommodation, with all the amenities one could ever hope for. Lea was a fantastic host, who was always a text away if there was anything we needed or were unsure of.”

Olivia – USA – December 2021

“Absolutely stunning! Lea’s attention to detail is above and beyond. Very responsive to any issues. Second stay at Idwala View, and we will definitely be back. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay.”

Charity – December 2021

“Love the beautiful setting! Thank you, Lea!!”

Carel – December 2021

“Definitely 5 star. Beautiful view with the most amazing animals walking around the house. Reasonably priced with a lot of activities to do.”

Kobus – November 2021

“Very good stay, wish we could have stayed longer.”

Scharf, Roberg, Bell & Pieton Families – JHB, PE, UK, Ireland – November 2021

“A wonderful holiday in a beautiful setting. Thank you!”

Ilze – November 2021

“Pragtige plek, netjies en skoon. Alles wat jy nodig het is daar. Was baie beïndruk met die huis. Alles was baie netjies en skoon. Alle nodige inligting was betyds deurgegee en terugvoer was blitsvinnig. Ons het gevra vir ‘n ekstra baba-bedjie en met ons aankoms het dit reggestaan, pragtig oorgetrek met die oulikste beddegoed. Ek beveel hierdie plek beslis aan. Die eienaar, Lea, was besonders vriendelik en hulpvaardig.”

Morris Family – Switzerland – October 2021

“Thank you for another wonderful stay at Mabalingwe! Lovely Ellies and so nice to teach the children about the bush.”

Lizel – October 2021

“Dit was ’n ongelooflike lekker bederf week. Ons het elke oorblik geniet en sal graag weer wil kom kuier. Dankie Lea vir jou goeie diens! Beste diens!!!”

Jennifer – October 2021

“Thank you for having us. I am sure everyone left a piece of their hearts behind. It’s stunning & most definitely a home away from home. Lea, you are amazing and the best host!”

Theo – October 2021

“Everything was just perfect during our stay at Lea’s place. The location is perfect, the house is fully equipped with everything you might need, communication with Lea was easy and prompt and check-in and check-out were effortless. I would certainly recommend Lea’s place.”

Nichole – September 2021

“The best bush weekend I have experienced! I am an avid bush holiday lover and Idwala View truly surpassed expectations. Me and my large group of friends truly enjoyed every minute! Lea is a wonderful, attentive host and ensured we were well taken care of. Will definitely be back the next time I am in South Africa!”

Mareli – September 2021

“Fantastiese kuier, met wonderlike uitsigte, fantastiese huis met alles wat jy nodig het, ‘n heerlike klein swembad vir die kinders, net wat die dokter sou aanbeveel. Idwlala is ‘n perfekte Bosveld-wegbreekplek. Die huis is ruim en die groot, en suite-kamers verskaf privaatheid en gemak. Uitstekende kombuis- en braaigeriewe. Die boma is ‘n groot bonus, mens kan heerlik vuurmaak en voort kuier diep in die nag in. Die kinders was versot op die swembad. Wonderlike voël-lewe, en daar het daagliks klomp koedoes kom kuier. Die wildritvoertuig was ook ‘n bonus. Hoogs aan te beveel.”

Nothando – September 2021

“Definitely the most accommodating host. The place is as accurate as you see and more. Fully equipped and decorated so homely. The kitchen has everything. Everything was top tier. Thank you for your kind and patient service. You were extremely accommodating as well. This was one of the best equipped Airbnb’s I’ve used and the kitchen was ready to cook every day.”

Lindi – August 2021

“Beautiful location, and an even better host! The best place for a bush break with friends and family alike! 100% would recommend.”

Alison – August 2021

“Close to Johannesburg but worlds apart. We had a beautiful stay in the bush at Idwala View. The kids loved the heated pool and we all loved the peace of the bush. Lea’s place is totally private and very well appointed. Highly recommended.”

Liana – August 2021

“What a beautifully appointed house filled with amazing contemporary South African art and craft! We were so happy with our stay. The location and the home was perfect. Everything you could think of was supplied. Sitting by the fire or outside watching the sunset was food for the soul. Lea is a wonderful host. Her Excellent communication meant we had all the info we needed to enjoy our weekend. And checking that we arrived safely and had everything we need was the nicest touch. It’s the ideal location for a family getaway or time away with friends. Truly a place where memories can be made.”

Tiffany & Family – July 2021

“Amazing stay in a beautiful home! Thank you Lea.”

Barney & Family – June 2021

“Celebrated a birthday. 5-star stay. Thank you Lea, COVID stopped us from coming last year, but you helped us to make it to this year!”

Laurie – June 2021

“We had been waiting to have our family get together at Idwala View for 2 years (due to Covid) and it was definitely worth the wait. My whole family loved it and would have liked to stay longer. It is in a beautiful location, very private and quiet and has everything you could possibly need. Comfortable and very well equipped. I would definitely recommend Idwala View and Lea is a wonderful host. We certainly plan to go back in the future.”

Feng Pan – May 2021

“Such lovely place and fantastic view. Considerate host as well. Awesome.”

Elrine – May 2021

“Luukse huis met pragtige uitsig! Perfekte huis vir wegbreek saam vriende of familie! Pragtige uitsig oor die reservaat. Die huis is toegerus met als waaraan jy kan dink! Elke kamer is stylvol en het sy eie badkamer. Sal beslis weer gaan.”

Luis – April 2021

“Amazing place! Lea was exceptional as a host!”

Johan – April 2021

“We had the most amazing Easter Weekend stay at Idwala View: a stunning home away from home, fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing time. Everything was super clean, neat and in working order: we could just unpack and enjoy! We enjoyed every second of our stay and will definitely be back in future. On top of everything Idwala View definitely has the best host ever: Lea, you are a star!!”

Carla – March 2021

“Another amazing stay at this awesome place!”

Celeste – March 2021

“Best time ever! Amazing!”

Ronel – March 2021

“Fantastic views. Fully equipped kitchen. Great communication. We had a girls weekend at Idwala View, and we really enjoyed our stay. Could not ask for better.”

Christell – March 2021

“What a stunning house!! Everything you might need or never knew you needed is there. We enjoyed every minute!”

Ixantha – February 2021

“Heerlike naweek saam met die hele familie. Ons het vir die eerste keer in ‘n lang tyd as die hele familie weggegaan. Lea en haar span het uit hulle pad gegaan om ons welkom te laat voel. Die huis is baie goed uitgerus en daar was alles wat ons wou hê! Hierdie familie sal definitief weer by Idwala View gaan kuier!”

Colette – February 2021

“Had an amazing time! What a lovely place and had the most fantastic celebrations ever. Made a lot of memorable memories!”

Narina – February 2021

“Amazing house, well kept and looked after. Beautiful rooms and great views! Perfect for family or friend getaways!”

Jansens, Swardts en Spangenberg Families – January 2021

“We celebrated two birthdays and bonded through three generations. Had a really lovely and memorable weekend. Home from home. Thanks for all the enjoyable amenities.”

Rebecca – January 2021

“Absolutely gorgeous place with amazing views! The decking, dining area and pool space such a highlight and the boma great for the evening. Loved having the game vehicle as well. Overall fantastic weekend and look forward to coming back again soon.”

Julie – December 2020

“What a stunning venue. Hidden gem nestled on the hill top with magnificent views across the reserve. The house is impeccable with top class furnishings and is so superbly equipped it has everything and more. What a beautiful ambience. Fabulous game drive in the private game vehicle morning and sunset. We were spoiled by the presence of most of the Big 5 and so much more wildlife. Relaxing evenings around the Boma and on the deck and the pool was welcoming in the heat we experienced. The family had a wonderful experience and the kids learnt so much about the different animals. A very big thank you, Lea for the great hospitality and looking after is so well. Lea was always there to guide us when we needed.  I shall miss the breathtaking views and being a part of this wonderful world of animal life and nature. A welcoming trip away from city life. Thank you Lea for everything! The family has taken home some wonderful memories with them.”

Christopher – December 2020

“What an amazing place. Definitely recommend for a stay in the bush. Fully kitted has everything you need. Great experience.”

Kerry – December 2020

“Wonderful place! Super host! Definitely recommend.”

Bam, Beneke and Zietsman Familie – November 2020

“Ons het base lekker gekuier. Huis baie gemaklik en mooi met alles wat mens aan kan dink!”

Yvonne – November 2020

“It was amazing. The house is very comfortable and the owner goes out of her way to ensure you have a wonderful stay. We had 4 small children and we felt very safe with them.”

Christelle – November 2020

“Ons het lekker gebly in hierdie pragtige huis. Die huis is baie goed toegerus, die kamers is mooi en gemaklik. Sal definitief weer terug wees.”

Nazmeena & Family – November 2020

“Blissful stay, total getaway far from the city. So relaxing and in touch with nature. Loved the little detail in every part of the house. Will definitely be back!”

Christelle – October 2020

“Dit was ‘n heerlike naweek in ‘n baie netjies en goed toegeruste huis! Die swembad is heerlik en daar is alles wat jy nodig het. Ons het dit regtig baie geniet! Ons sal beslis terug wees.”

De Jager Family – October 2020

“We had  a wonderful weekend, beautiful house, amazing view! The bushveld is soul food!”

Naidoo, Molinaro and Dunn Families – October 2020

“Thank you!”

Hannah – October 2020

“Sooo much fun! Beautiful wildlife and the pool was refreshing!”

Paige – October 2020


Debbie – October 2020

“Beautiful, relaxing piece of heaven. Always a treat!”

David – October 2020

“Die bosveld is sielskos! Heerlike samesyn saam met familie geniet!”

Corné – September 2020

“Our group of 12 had a nice break away of 4 nights at Idwala lodge. Beautiful setting, well equipped, spacious, neat – we could not ask for more!”

Marilyn – September 2020

“The venue was stunning with the most beautiful view.”

Carmen – September 2020

Amazing Idwala View!

“It was my husband and two of our very close friend’s birthdays. We needed to get away from the four walls lockdown has brought on so many. We wanted to spoil ourselves in the company with very good friends at a place in isolation, – in the bush. Since the moment we arrived at Idwala View, it felt amazing with drinks on the deck and the perfect sunset. The evening we spend at the boma, enjoying a cool and pleasant evening with wine. The next day was a treat as the animals came to the waterhole just below the lodge. They were our visitors and we were in awe of them as they roamed around while we were in the heated pool with coolers, biltong and snacks. We ended the day off with a trip on the Landy enjoying the treats of mother nature. It was exactly what the doctor ordered and to our lovely and helpful host, Lea, – “we say thank you for offering your wonderful home and that we will definitely be back!”

Surinda – August 2020

“Stunning! Clean! Will highly recommend!! Thank you Lea and staff, you will see us regularly!”

Monica – August 2020

“Dit was regtig bitter mooi en netjies. Het baie welkom gevoel. Die huis en uitsig is stunning! Sal beslis weer kom kuier.”

Stephanie – August 2020

“Dit was wonderlik en ons het dit gate uit geniet! Idwala View is pragtig en netjies en het alles wat mens nodig het vir ’n gemalike verblyf. Die kinders het die warm swembad vreeslik geniet en dit was ’n lifesaver. Ons sal graag weer kom kuier.”

Bianka and Family – July 2020

“We enjoyed our stay. We will definitely plan a longer stay soon! Thank you for an amazing time!”

Elmarie and Friends – March 2020


Webster, Melissa and Family – March 2020

“This is an incredibly nice house. Home away from home. Excellent host.”

Matthias and Delphine – Belgium – February 2020

“This place is truly magical. Thanks for sharing this house with us. Love it!”

Maarten and Friends – The Netherlands – February 2020

“Thank you so much! Had a wonderful stay! Till next time!”

Naome and Friends – February 2020

“The house is beautiful and peaceful, well equipped and we enjoyed our stay!”

Johan – February 2020

“Skoon, netjies, luuks, goeie diens. Was ‘n absolute plesier. Dankie Lea.”

Philip – February 2020

“Great location, beautiful well laid out house, lovely bedrooms, highly recommended!”

Maggie – January 2020

“Wow and wow again. I have been to many self catering houses around the country and I could not believe what Lea offered in hers. Very thoughtful and has really made it a mission to make the house comfortable for her guests. There is nothing short in this house and of course Lea is so helpful to add to the many positives.Thank you again Lea from all 12 of your guests.”

Madeleine – January 2020

“Awesome home… beautiful spot and Lea was amazing! we all had an incredible time in a beautiful home. We were privileged to have Kudu and Warthog visit. Many thanks!”

Adrian – January 2020

“Amazing stay in a great location. Lea and house exceeded all expectations. We will be sure to visit again. Thank you!”

Carla – December 2019

“A magnificent place with spectacular views. The house is so well equipped with everything that you may need, it is as if you are at home. Our second visit and we have already booked the next visit.”

Pikkie – USA – December 2019

“Me and my family had a great time! Enjoyed the calmness of nature the house was great. Me and my husband are already talking bout going back next year, cause it’s at most the best place we stayed in, in South Africa so far! Thanks for everything Lea!”

Myron – November 2019

“Absolutely amazing, the house was perfect and very welcoming. Lea thank you sooo much for being a wonderful host. Wow what a nice time I had, will definitely go back!”

Adrienne – Australia – November 2019

“We loved our stay at Idwala View. The highlight was definitely the large open-air game viewing truck where all 11 of us could drive around as a family looking for animals, sharing stories and enjoying a mug of hot chocolate. The house was perfect for our large group, with outdoor dining seating for everyone, 2 fridges, and lots of African charm. We will definitely recommend it to our friends!”

Bas – The Netherlands – November 2019

“We had a fantastic start to our holiday here 2 hours from the airport. The house is very spacious, very clean, beautifully decorated and fully equipped with all necessities. The area is beautiful, we were able to spot the first animals here. The contact with Lea was also very good. She was helpful and very quick with answer. Highly recommended. Family with 3 children (8, 12 and 13).”

Hester – November 2019

“’n Heerlike boservaring! Idwala View is werklik vyfstergehalte. Ons het elke oomblik geniet!”

Maia, Maria and Ivan Kuznetzov – USA – October 2019

“In our monthly trip over South Africa, this house is our favorite. Tranquility, solitude, peacefulness, comfortable. Will be back!”

Nadia – October 2019

“Dit was heerlik om nuwe herinneringe te bou saam met familie in hierdie pragtige huis! Die huis is pragtig en ruim met ‘n ongelooflike uitsig! Alles is skoon en van uitstaande gehalte. Dit was heerlik om af te koel in die pragtige swembadjie en in die aand te kuier rondom die boma. Die wildkykvoertuig is baie betroubaar. Ek sal Idwala View ten sterkste aanbeveel.”

Michelle – October 2019

“Vreeslik lekker. Was baie lekker en skoon. Baie mooi leefarea en kombuis. Sou nie kon lewe sonder die swembad. Was ‘n ongelooflike naweek.”

Silvi – October 2019

“Uitstekend! Idwala View is absoluut wonderlik. Lea is die perfekte gasvrou en was altyd beskikbaar om vrae te beantwoord. Niks is vir haar die veel nie. Daar is soveel aandag aan fyn detail in elke vertrek in die huis. Ons kon net gaan, bagasie aflaai en die tyd daar ten volle geniet. Die huur van die wildkykvoertuig was ook `n uitstekende besluit. Dit is so lekker om saam met jou gesin die natuur op so ‘n manier te beleef. Koedoes het elke aand vir ons kom groet – wonderlik om so naby die natuur te wees. Nog ‘n paar ekstra dae sou ideaal gewees het. Kuiers op die groot stoep en by die boma was besonders spesiaal. Baie dankie aan Lea ook vir die spesiale gebaar vir my 60ste verjaardag. Ons familie sal vir seker weer teruggaan na Idwala View.”

Andre – October 2019

“Fantastiese verblyf! So lekker om in ‘n huis te bly wat behoorlik in stand gehou word! Pragtige uitsig, uitstekend toegerus en Lea se persoonlike aandag maak dit een van die lekkerste wegbreke ooit!”

Herman Family – October 2019

“What a beautiful place – we just loved our visit. Thank you for an amazing venue to spend my 60th!”

Adri – September 2019

“We had an AMAZING time at Idwala! We couldn’t have asked for better value for money. The house and all the extras were exceptional! Only one complaint – the weekend were way to short!! Will definitely recommend it!”

Dreyer Family – September 2019

“Wow! Wat ’n wonderlijke vooreg was dit! Ons het ’n fantastiese tyd gehad, dankie!”

Filmater Family – September 2019

“We had an amazing time here! The house was perfect and had everything and more that we needed in it. The lodge has a beautiful deck with a bar area and pool with stunning sunset views! There is also WiFi and Netflix, board games and a nice selection of books to read. Loved the decor and the art in the rooms! Will hopefully be back soon and wish we could have stayed longer!! Thank you Lea!”

Ilze and Family – September 2019

“Thank you for an awesome weekend. Idwala View is perfect!”

Karabo – September 2019

“Great Getaway destination, Lea was nothing short of amazing and the place is out of this world and we will definitely be coming back soon for a longer stay… Truly Satisfied!”

Corlia and Family – September 2019

“We really enjoyed our stay in Idwala View and in Mabalingwe. The house is fantastic and we will definitely book it again in the future.”

Joy – August 2019

“The ladies getaway was awesome! Beautiful house. We loved everything about Idwala View. 10/10”

Nodumo – August 2019

“Wonderful time with my friends!”

Giulio – Canada – August 2019

“A lovely house with wonderful views and extremely well equipped. Such a relaxing place to experience the wildlife of Africa.”

Olivier Family – August 2019

“Our family loved it & it brought us closer together.”

Capazomati Family – August 2019

“Wonderful Place. Had a lovely time together from the UK & Canada.”

Retha & Family – August 2019

“Baie Lekker!”

Byron – August 2019

“This was just perfect. Lovely house, pool, deck and setting.”

Roelene – July 2019

“We have stayed at Idwala View on the 12th & 13th of July 2019 and really enjoyed our stay in the house. It is so well equipped and has everything you need. The view is spectacular and the wildlife comes right up to the house. The house has a lovely deck to sit on during the day and at night you can sit in the boma around the fire. The four bedrooms are comfortable and luxurious. It is ideal for a family get together or even a group of friends, as each bedroom has an on suite bathroom. Will definitely stay there again, two nights were just too short.”

De Geus Family – The Netherlands – July 2019

“It was perfect! Thanks! ”

Es-Mari – July 2019

“What a peaceful place to visit. Idwala View had all the kitchen appliances we could think of, which was unexpected for a weekend getaway. Will definitely visit again soon!”

Roelene – July 2019

“Die huis is so goed toegerus, het alles wat jy nodig het. Idwala View is ‘n lieflike huis, goed toegerus, jy hoef niks extra saam te vat nie. Die dek buite is gesellig om te sit en kuier met die mooiste uitsig. Die kamers ruim en gerieflik. Die boma is baie lekker om in die aand om die vuur te kuier. Sal die huis aanbeveel en sal ook graag weer wil gaan.”

Bernie – June 2019

“Absolutely Magic, Lea was an absolute pleasure to deal with and the safari vehicle was perfect! The house is stunning as are the sunsets! Will definitely return, but for much longer stay!”

Maselepe – June 2019

“Spectacular views, fully equipped and fun filled home. You can`t really fault this place. It`s got everything you need and much more. Getting assistance is a breeze. I would definitely go back!”

Clodagh – June 2019

“Magnificent, serene setting for a family holiday we’ve been waiting for for years. Just gorgeous! House is totally relaxing and views to unwind the the soul. Heated pool a treat as well. Many thanks to such an obliging Lea. Thank you!”

Bernadette – Australia – June 2019

“This lodge is beautiful, Lea is an absolute pleasure to deal with! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will be back for a longer stay next time. Hiring the safari vehicle was the best idea, we throughly enjoyed it. There was nothing to want for in this lodge!”

Harrison Family – June 2019

“Wonderful stay and perfect for our family holiday! Thank you!”

Du Toit Family – June 2019

“Absolutely Fabulous!! Beautiful lodge & Fantastic location. Will definitely come back, but for a longer stay.”

Maselepe’s Family – June 2019

“Awesome stay. Really beautiful and neat place. We loved it here!!”

Kent Family – June 2019

“Just the very best time. Thank You!”

Zei Team – June 2019

“Absolutely Brilliant Stay! Thank You!”

Martin – May 2019

“Pragtige huis in perfekte ligging. Lea het ons so tuis en welkom laat voel. Sal defnitief Idwala View aanbeveel”

Estelle – May 2019

“Such a lovely house in a stunning location. A true refuge for the soul. Lea is an absolute super host from communication, tips and thoughtful touches throughout the house. We couldn’t have wished for a better place for a special family getaway. The freedom of driving around in our own game vehicle, spending special time with family from 2 to 70 years old was priceless. Fireside chats in the boma lovely and splashing in the pool in May a real treat. Game viewing was spectacular! Just couldn’t find the elusive rhinos. Loved every minute, we will definitely be back. Thank you.”

Ruggero – May 2019

“It was an amazing stay and we have no doubt we will be back soon! Thank you once again.”

Clive – April 2019

“Loved the house, the view, the animals, everything!”

Welda – April 2019

“We had a wonderful and so special few days at Idwala Lodge. This house is 5 star accommodation with everything you will ever need to ensure a lovely relaxing time. Thank you Lea and your team of ladies who made it a weekend my family and I will always remember.”

Chris – Australia – April 2019

“Amazing Easter weekend spent with family and friends in a great house and location. The heated pool was a highlight.”

Janice – March 2019

“We had a lovely stay at Idwala View. Stunning setting and the house was so comfortable and well equipped. We loved the sunsets from viewed from the deck -magical. The perfect getaway in the bush! Lovely for families.”

Hanro – March 2019

“Wat ‘n lekker plek en Lea was ‘n wonderlike host gewees. Uit al ons kuiers in Mabalingwe was dié beslis die beste een. Idwala View sien ons gou weer. 10/10!”

Cheryl  – March 2019

“A memory with my family, a privilege which I will never forget, beautiful home with everything and more, Lea is the most amazing lady ever and I would love to visit annually! Highly recommended!”

Linky – March 2019

“Beautiful views. Every comfort you need. Lovely spacious house with beautiful bedrooms. Pool is a lovely way to relax and enjoy the view. Lea was the perfect host. Thanks Lea for everything.”

Val – March 2019

“Fantastic Time! We had a fantastic time. The house is wonderful. Enjoyed the pool. You have thought of everything! Baie dankie Lea!”

Reece – February 2019

“Fantasties! Kan definitief Idwala View aanbeveel! So lekker gewees om verjaarsdagvieringe te kon vier daar! Alles wat ons nodig gehad het en vergeet het kon ons kry in die plek, ons het lekker geslaap al was ons ‘n groot groep, het elkeen privaatheid gehad, die uitkyk is asemrowend en die roetes in die reservaat is lekker vir die avontuurlustiges! Lea het uit haar pad uit gegaan om dit so lekker as moontlik te maak!”

Charl – February 2019

“Awesome!! Baie dankie vir ’n fantasiese tyd en ’n pratige huis. Hoop om jullie weer te kom besoek.”

Hester – Australia – February 2019

“Baie dankie! Dit was ’n awesome paar dae. Ons Ausies is die meer gewoond aan die natuur nie. Wat ’n cool plek. Ons sal beslis weer kom.”

Awesome experience and family time! – Eugene – February 2019

Clayton – February 2019

“This is the perfect bush break in the perfect house with all the bells and whistles you’ll ever need and an absolutely incredible host.”

Clayton – February 2019

“What an incredible place with an even more incredible host. It was our second time to Idwala View and again we loved every minute. Perfect for family breaks with everything you need and having your own game vehicle is the cherry on top.”

Aubrey – February 2019

“Everything that you deed. Great Place. Will definitely recommend!”

Van der Walts, Hecklers and Krugers – January 2019

“Dit was ’n fantasiese paar dae. Ons kinders het dit baie geniet. As inboorlinge van Australie het dit die verskeidenheid van natuur vir ons gewys waaraan ons nie meer gewoond is nie. Baie Spesiaal!”

Walton’s and Friends – January 2019

“Thank you for a great stay in an awesome house! Beautiful sunsets!”

Flip and Family – December 2018

“Baie dankie. Dit was heerlik. Alles perfek. Sal weer kom.”

Sonnenberg Family – December 2018

“Best week in the bush. Beautiful house, celebrated our 80th birthday! We love Mabalingwe!”

Carla and Family – December 2018

“Wow, Stunning!”

Pierre and Friends – December 2018


Carine and Family – December 2018

“Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful and awesome, memories made to last.”

Christophe, Marie and Cyril – France – November 2018

“Awesome!!! We will be back in January!”

Charl – November 2018

“Dit was ’n wonderlike tyd. Jullie plek is pragitg! Het seekoeie gesien.”

Christina – November 2018

“We spent wonderful nights here together at this beautiful Mabalingwe Idwala View Lodge, laughing too loud and eating too much!”

Lezane – November 2018

“Had a great time, beautiful house equipped with more than you need, clean and beautifully furnished! Will definitely book again and Lea is an amazing host.”

Rudolph – November 2018

“Idwala View was perfect! Lea was the best host ever experienced on AirBnB. She went the extra mile to make sure that we received the most out of our stay. Thank you so much!!”

Chrisna – September 2018

“Ons was by Idwala View vir ‘n langnaweek saam met kinders van verskillende ouderdomme. Die huis was great, baie spasie vir almal en die kamers is lekker groot. Die kombuis is baie goed ingerig en daar is alles wat jou hart begeer. Ons het heerlik vakansie gehou en ek sal Idwala View beslis weer aanbeveel en ek sal vir seker teruggaan!”

Franscoise – September 2018

“The house was comfortable, equipped with everything we needed, the view is wonderful, and the visits from the animals to the little watering hole a delight. Will definitely stay here again, many thanks Lea!”

Retha – August 2018

“Awesome! Ons het my 50ste verjaardag saam met oumas en oupagrootjie, kinders en kleinkinders gevier. Ek kon nie vir ‘n meer lieflike plek gevra het nie. Die huis is lieflik en gerieflik, met baie spasie en alles waaraan jy kan dink was beskikbaar. Lea het my vroegtydig op hoogte gebring van alles wat ons moes weet en wou weet. Ek kan dit ten volle aanbeveel vir groter groepe wat ‘n wegbreek nodig het. Volgende keer bespreek ek definitief sommer ‘n week!”

Claire – August 2018

“Of the places I have stayed in Mabalingwe… Idwala View is my absolute favorite! Lea is always very friendly and happy to help. We will definitely be back!”

Tracey – August 2018

“Idwala View is a lovely house set in an idyllic area with amazing views. The bedrooms were comfortable and inviting. The layout of the house gave everyone space but was a wonderful socializing space. We could have stayed there for longer.”

Vanessa – August 2018

“The house is beautiful and has a wonderful selection of appliances which make life easier. We enjoyed our stay and Lea was very helpful and kind. I would recommend staying at Idwala to anyone visiting Mabalingwe.”

Family Crabtree – July 2018

“Thank you for a wonderful trip! We loved Idwala View and especially Mr. Warthog was a tret. Ons hoop om spoedig weer in die Bos te kom kuier. Dankie Lea – dit is voorwaarlik kos vir die siel.”

Bea – July 2018

“Peaceful Resting Place! Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Tranquil environment and management and personnel very helpful and prompt. Will visit again.”

Philip – July 2018

“Wonderlik! Ons het lekker vakansie gehou en heerlik gekuier by Idwala View. Sal weer kom kuier!”

Rene – July 2018

“’n Stukkie hemel. Kaggel in die sitkamer. Awesome dek. Elke moontlike elektriese gadget wat jy van kan droom. Lea is die beste.”

Werner – June 2018

“What an awesome place! Lea was the best communicator by far of any Airbnb yet, the place is very well appointed and the view is spectacular. Excellent value, will be back.”

Chantel – Australia – June 2018

“Amazing! From the moment we opened the door we fell in love with the house, amazing view and the roaming of wild animals made our stay unbelievable. Our host, Lea, you can not ask for a better one! So helpful and caring! We will definitely come back again, it was sad to leave.”

Bernadine – June 2018

“We had a wonderful weekend at Idwala View!”

Rika – May 2018

“Lovely Stay! Setting really beautiful and everything you can wish for concerning luxury stay in nature.”

Inge – May 2018

“We thoroughly enjoyed staying at this absolutely stunning house. The views are exceptional, one can spend all day sitting on the deck and staring at the expanse of bushveld and mountains that seem to stretch into forever. The house is beautifully decorated and has every amenity you can think of. It was thoroughly clean and tidy on our arrival and Lea and her team did everything to ensure that our stay would be comfortable. We will most certainly be back.”

Corne – April 2018

“Heerlik en Rustig! Die verblyf by Idwala View was heerlik, enige natuurliefhebber sal dit baie geniet. Die huis het alles en nog meer en is pragtig.”

Pamela – UK – April 2018

“We had a wonderful stay at Idwala view, we loved the African decor throughout the house , the many restful spaces within the house and spending time on the deck overlooking the bush, we were delighted by a visit from a family of warthog.”

Linette – March 2018

“My family and I stayed at Idwala View for a weekend to celebrate my mother’s 60th birthday. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need, even baking utensils that we needed. The house and rooms are very comfortable and clean. We really enjoyed our stay. Lea is very organized, she made sure we had a wonderful memorable stay. The house is highly recommended! Thank you for everything.”

Kate – February 2018

“We had a wonderful time at Idwala View. We rented the entire house plus the deck rooms. The house is very well equipped with everything that you can possibly need, including a coffee machine (bring filter coffee, we forgot), dishwasher and washing machine with cleaning tablets, a blender etc etc. The bedrooms are very comfortable, the linen is of a high quality. There is an outside braai at the boma and also a gas braai if the weather is not so good. Our children loved the splash pool. The information that I received before our visit was informative and useful. The children loved the game drives in our own vehicle. Gives you more flexibility with younger children. Peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings.”

Olivia – USA – February 2018

“Idwala View completely exceeded all our expectations. Lea was an amazing host from the small touches of welcoming us to being available anytime we had a question to just having an extremely beautifully kept home. Will definitely return and would absolutely recommend this as a perfect vacation spot to anyone including families with children. So peaceful and beautiful, couldn’t speak more highly of our over all experience. Thank you Lea, really and truly!”

Nick – February 2018

“Beautiful, well-equipped property. Excellent host. Thanks Lea.”

Riaan – February 2018

“Absolutely stunning house! Had a magnificent time! Everything was perfect. From initial information shared right through to a wonderful stay in a majestic place. Already planning a return trip!”

Dee – Australia – January 2018

“I Can’t Recommend Idwala View More! It was beautiful and Lea was always available with good advice and relevant support. We had a group here from overseas and they were taken back by the serenity and African feel of the place. I would visit here more if I could. Thank you for having us. Stay here if you can!”

Ansie – New Zealand – January 2018

“Idwala View is truly exceptional with beautiful views and well appointed. The 4 bedrooms with en-suites are spacious with comfortable beds and pillows. This house can easily cater for big groups. We stayed for 4 nights during Jan 2019 with our extended family. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped and we loved the fact that there were two fridge\freezers and an ice machine. The pool was great to cool down and has beautiful vistas across the reserve. We had use of the game viewing vehicle which proved to be a game changer since the animals were located in areas accessible to the green game viewing vehicles only. It was a pleasure to deal with Lea. We can definitely recommend Idwala View and will return in future!”

Deidre – January 2018

“We (10 people) stayed at Idwala View for a weekend to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. The house is beautiful, with stunning views over the bushveld landscape, and equipped with everything you could possibly need, including an ice-maker, very welcome in the January heat! The beds are huge and supremely comfortable and everything is clean and neat. The lay-out of the house allows for maximum privacy in three of the bedrooms, while the loft room is ideal for couples with younger children. Lea, the owner, is extremely organised, thus ensuring a memorable and problem-free stay. Highly recommended!”

Claire – January 2018

“Idwala View is well appointed and we had an awesome time together with friends.”

Roelf – UK – December 2017

“Thanks, Lea, we had an amazing time. Thank you. This is a lovely house and you made this trip unforgettable for each one of us!”

Graeme – December 2017

“It has been the most amazing family holiday! The accommodation, facilities, game viewing and amenities throughout the whole of Idwala View and Mabalingwe have been superb. You have a piece of heaven here in the bush!”

Dirk – Australia – November 2017

“Awesome place. Best of all was that we were kept informed of all arrangements at all time. You can book this place from anywhere in the world.”

Bianca – October 2017

“I have no word. All I can say is thank you for this beautiful and neat place. It exceeded all of my expectations.”

Lizane – October 2017

“Fantastic Place! Had a fabulous time at Idwala View. Stunning view, well-appointed house with everything you need. Even games and books. Amazing deck for good times any time of day or any kind of weather. Idwala View is highly recommended!”

Lourens – October 2017

“We enjoyed it a lot! All amenities available and Lea was very helpful! Thanks!”

Bradley – October 2017

“What a weekend getaway!! Outstanding accommodation accompanied by excellent service provided by Lea. We will definitely be visiting this house in the near future.”

Tracy – October 2017

“Such an amazing break-away destination! The house is beautiful, well equipped and it was a pleasure dealing with Lea!”

David – October 2017

“You have a really nice house – we’ll be back.”

Clayton – September 2017

“We spent four amazing days at Idwala View, the house is really really nice and Lea is a fantastic host, we will definitely be back.”

Caroline – September 2017

“I just wanted to say a big thank-you, your place is absolutely stunning, all the rooms were beautiful and so comfortable, we all loved our stay.”

Nkadimeng – September 2017

“I loved staying at Idwala view so much. It was just something close to heaven. Would go again.”

Caroline – September 2017

“Beautiful house and view! We loved our stay, will definitely be back!”

Bennie – August 2017

“Thank you for management of our weekend at Idwala View. We together with our children and grandchildren had a fabulous weekend. Everything was in place and in working order and in good taste.”

Inge – August 2017

“Beautiful place with exceptional service from Lea. Very well appointed. Fantastic deck with the most beautiful view. The Kudus and Warthogs visited us on a daily basis. Will definitely recommend Idwala View.”

Marna – August 2017

“Fantastic accommodation, modern and with a view to die for! Could not have asked for better. Fully equipped with everything you need.”

Shaala – Uk – August 2017

“Absolutely incredible home, close to Johannesburg and in an amazing game park!”

Hildegard – July 2017

“Idwala View was the perfect place to stay during the Lion Man Trail Seekers cycling race. After a tiring day on the bikes, we enjoyed the beautiful sunset on the lovely furnished deck with a glass of red wine. The boma is ideal for a braai with friends. The bedrooms are spacious and five-star.”

Richard – July 2017

“What a fantastic place to stay at. We were 7 Adults and 2 kids and a toddler and there was plenty of space for all of us. The view from the deck is incredible. We had braais on the deck, made fires in the boma, went on game drives with the house Game Viewing Vehicle, made loads of food and drank wine at the bar, what more could you ask for. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back soon.”

Liezel – July 2017

“The House was Absolutely Lovely! Lea’s communication with the pre-arrangements was excellent, as well as the friendly service by Linky, the housekeeper. We were there as a family to celebrate granny’s 70th birthday. It was great! We left with great memories and I will recommend Idwala View as a little piece of heaven in the bushveld that is worth experiencing.”

Karen – The Netherlands – July 2017

“Idwala was nice and quiet and you have lots of privacy.”

Esther – June 2017

“Accommodation was wonderful with everything one needs. Lea was very friendly and helpful.”

Caria – June 2017

“Absolutely fabulous!”

Deon – June 2017

“Thank you Lea, we had a fantastic time!! House was beautiful & super clean! Just what we wanted!”

Corné – May 2017

“It was an amazing weekend!!! Loved every moment!! Thank you for everything.”

Kim – May 2017

“Gorgeous house. Owner is incredibly nice and organized. Everything I needed to know was provided to me in a manual.”

Gideon – April 2017

“Thank you very much for the opportunity to stay at your beautiful Idwala View! It was truly an amazing weekend and we really enjoyed every minute! Hope to be in contact soon for the next time.”

Elmarie – April 2017

“Right from the start, Lea was very friendly and helpful.The house was clean and very well equipped with amazing attention to detail in every room. TV with full DSTV was a bonus for the whole family. The most beautiful view over the Reserve. The big deck with swimming pool added to your enjoyment. And the boma-area was fantastic for late night chatting around the fire. We enjoyed our weekend very much and wil definitely be back in the future.”

Jackie – March 2017

“Just want to say we really enjoyed our stay at Idwala View. The house is awesome!”

Melanie – March 2017

“We had a lovely time at Idwala, it was really lovely there.”

Malcolm– Canada – March 2017

“A magical African experience. The accommodation was excellent, and Lea was an excellent host.”

Shericka – March 2017

“We had the most amazing time. Will be booking again in the future.”

Warwick – February 2017

“Thanks for everything and we will definitely be back.”

Ashleigh – February 2017

“This place was amazing, the pictures don’t do it justice. It’s nicely spaced out. We went away for a family 70th and we had all the kids from 2 – 10 with us. They had so much fun swimming and going on game drives. The deck is so big they can play and the side chairs that swing where a big hit. The 2 tables that are there can make a nice long table to accommodate big families. You are away from everyone so it really does feel like a bit of heaven. Thank You Lea.

Lauren – February 2017

“Idwala View is a beautiful home, with amazing views and everything you need for a relaxed weekend away or holiday. We enjoyed the amazing views from the deck. The kitchen is well stocked and it’s so nice that there are two big fridges, a bar fridge outside, and an ice machine. Great for larger groups. Thank you Lea!”

Corlene – February 2017

“We had a lovely stay, thank you so much. It took everything in me to leave on Sunday but I guess all good things come to an end some time. I am in love with the decor, being a graphic designer I appreciate all the attention to detail. Idwala View is spacious with more than enough room for a big family gathering. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to our friends.”

Jacob Kgobane – December 2016

“Peaceful, relaxing and very beautiful view.”

Riaan – November 2016

“You have a lovely place and we enjoyed every second of it.”

Kathryn – November 2016

“We loved our stay at Idwala View. The house is perfect for families and a group of friends, is very well equipped and we can highly recommend staying at Idwala View. Thanks Lea!”

Tristan – October 2016

“It was a pleasure dealing with Lea. She was very quick to respond to communication and the house was absolutely lovely.”

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