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Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Activities



A large variety of activities are available, from game drives and bird drives to trail walks.


ACTIVITIES

Guests are also allowed to enter the game viewing area with their own vehicles to ensure that you have the maximum time to search for 4 of Africa's Big 5!

GAME DRIVES

LIVE-LONG TRAIL

ECOTAINMENT

DO YOU LOVE NATURE AS MUCH AS WE DO? COME AND MEET OUR ECOTAINER!

4X4 TRAILS

Game Drives

You can't get much closer to unspoiled nature and wildlife than an open game drive vehicle. Game drives take guests through the Reserve's stunning landscapes - grasslands, rocky ravines and majestic mountain tops – a truly unforgettable experience.

Game Drives depart from the boarding stairs at the Le Fera Plaaswinkel/ Farmshop. Guests to be at the steps 15 Min prior to departure.

Bookings are essential; please enquire at Reception. Self-drive game viewing drives are allowed too.

Game Drive Times
Summer (September - April) Winter (May - August)
06:30 - 08:30 07:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 19:00 16:00 - 18:30
19:30 -21:30 19:00 - 21:00

Night Drives

Enjoy a night drive with a trained and qualified field guide who will shine some light on nocturnal animals such as owls, jackal, bush babies and many other fascinating creatures of the night. Night drives are a very special, highly enjoyable and extremely educational experience.

Game Drives depart from the boarding stairs at the Le Fera Plaaswinkel/ Farmshop. Guests to be at the steps 15 Min prior to departure.

Night drives take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays; weather permitting. Bookings are essential; please enquire at Reception.

Bird Watching Drives

Limpopo generally provides even the most discerning birder with exceptional birding opportunities and over 250 bird species have been spotted at Mabalingwe alone.

Game Drives depart from the boarding stairs at the Le Fera Plaaswinkel/ Farmshop. Guests to be at the steps 15 Min prior to departure.

Night drives take place
Bird Watching Drives take place on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Summer (September – April): 06:30 – 08:30
Winter (May – August): 07:00 – 09:00
Bookings are essential; please enquire at Reception.

Live-Long Trail

A 1 hour guided trail walk where the guides will focus on medicinal and cultural uses of the trees in the Waterberg Region.

Depart from Reception
Guests to be at Reception 15 Min prior to departure
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 08:00

Ecotainment

Our passionate and knowledgeable Nature-specialist and ECOTAINER - Hein Strydom - hosts a fabulous Ecotainment program that our guests absolutely love.

Ecotrail – Tuesdays and Thursdays – hiking trail ± 1.5 hours

Ecocub Club – This activity takes place on a Sunday from 09:00 – 13:30 (for children aged 6 – 12 years) We guarantee our young guests will be delighted by activities like, making "stokbrood", water purification, spoor identification and many more.

EcoTeen Club –This activity takes place on a Saturday afternoon from 14:00 – 16:00 (for teens aged 13 – 16 years) Includes exciting activities like Tree identification, spoor identification and many more.

Bookings are essential; please enquire at Reception.

4X4 Trail

Challenge yourself and your vehicle to an off-road experience that includes adrenaline, a healthy dose of fun and spectacular views. This activity is free of charge and you can drive at any time during the day.