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Situated at the foot of the Waterberg Mountain is Bela-Bela, a town whose roots lie in the hot spring water that bubbles up from the ground. The waters are rich in minerals and were once used for healing purposes by the Tswana people. Relax in ancient hot springs, hike along mountain trails and waterski across a dam.
The town’s resorts and spas are among its biggest draws and there are many to choose from. A popular choice is Warmbaths, a Forever Resort, built around a thermal spring. Soothe your body in the hydro pool and then indulge in a spa treatment. The resort also features lots of outdoor activities for all the family, including paddle boats and a play park for children.
You can also get active in Bela-Bela with a range of pursuits. Enjoy waterskiing and fishing at Warmbaths Dam, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the center of Bela-Bela. Go hiking and cycling along trails that wind through the mountains. For something gentler, play a round of golf at the Zebula Golf Course.
There are lots of opportunities to see wildlife during your time in Bela-Bela. Go on a big game drive at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve and look for lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos. There are also drives to watch lions during their feeding times.
For more wildlife experiences, visit the Bambelela Wildlife Care & Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Farm. Take part in one of the volunteer programs and spend a few days caring for the farm’s free roaming vervet monkeys. Other animals you may see here are zebras, antelopes and porcupines. At the Nylsvley Nature Reserve, see hundreds of bird species at their inland floodplain home.
Bela-Bela is located between Pretoria and Polokwane, approximately 124 miles (200 kilometers) from Johannesburg. A rental car is a good way to get around to see all the sights. Many of the reserves in the area feature guided tours.
Bela-Bela’s picturesque surroundings and relaxing, warm mineral waters will leave you feeling utterly refreshed.
Accommodation in Bela-Bela
Finding a lovely place to stay is a crucial part of any journey. Expedia lists some of the most desirable hotels in Bela-Bela.
Two examples of the upscale Bela-Bela lodgings are the Elephant Springs Hotel & Cabanas, at 31 Sutter Road, and the Thandeka Game Lodge & Spa, at Rooiberg Road. The Protea Zebula Lodge, Farm 534KQ D1000, and the Sindisa Lodge, 31 Kukuma, R516, are another two excellent choices worth booking.
Set in Bela-Bela, this family-friendly lodge is within 32 mi (52 km) of Mabalingwe Nature Reserve South Gate, Wessels Lake, and Klipspringer Lake. Bela-Bela Mosque and Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm are also within 32 mi (52 km).
Situated in Bela-Bela, this golf vacation home is 6.8 mi (11 km) from Klipspringer Lake and 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from Wessels Lake. Bela-Bela Mosque and Bela Bela Flea Market are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Situated in a rural location, this luxury lodge is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mabalingwe Nature Reserve South Gate, Wessels Lake, and Klipspringer Lake. Bela Bela Flea Market and Bela-Bela Mosque are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Situated in Bela-Bela, this spa lodge is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mabalingwe Nature Reserve South Gate and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Wessels Lake. Klipspringer Lake is 3.9 mi (6.2 km) away.
Situated in the suburbs, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bela Bela Flea Market, Bela-Bela Mosque, and Northland Golf Club. Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm is 9.7 mi (15.7 km) away.
Situated in Bela-Bela, this spa apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bela Bela Flea Market and Northland Golf Club. Bela-Bela Mosque is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
Situated in Bela-Bela, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bela Bela Flea Market and Northland Golf Club. Bela-Bela Mosque is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
Situated in a rural location, this lodge is within 20 mi (32 km) of Mabalingwe Nature Reserve South Gate, Wessels Lake, and Klipspringer Lake. Bela Bela Flea Market and Bela-Bela Mosque are also within 32 mi (52 km).