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About Warthog Lodge

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and natural dams of the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, Warthog Lodge offers families and nature lovers a relaxing retreat away from the busy city life.This spacious lodge consists of the main house and two chalets. The main house has one en-suite bedroom with a king size bed. Each of the chalets has an en-suite bedroom with king-size beds, while one of the bedrooms also has a bunk bed, making it ideal for six adults and two children. Each bedroom also has an outside shower for guests who truly wish to be closer to nature. Each of the chalets also has a private deck. The living areas are in the main house. There is a comfortable lounge, dining room, guest toilet, scullery and fully equipped kitchen ideal for all your self-catering needs. Warthog Lodge also has its own private watering hole that the animals love to visit! The more active guests can spend their days exploring the reserve by visiting the tennis courts, squash courts or mini-golf course. Game drives can also be arranged where guests will be able to view the abundance of bird- and wildlife indigenous to the area. A Game Drive Vehicle (manual transmission) is available to rent as an added extra at R850.00 per day. This vehicle has to be booked for the duration of the stay and can be used to do your own game drive. The vehicle is only allowed to be driven by a licensed driver and cannot be taken off the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. Return to the cool comfort of the lodge to take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool while appreciating the views of the surrounding bushveld. Enjoy a braai under the stars, or simply unwind on the wooden deck while experiencing a golden African sunset.

Safari: Guests can choose to hire the game viewing vehicle to do their own safari or they can book a game drive at the Mabalingwe reception.

Golf: Warthog Lodge is situated on the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. It is not far from Zebula and Elements Golf Course.

Family friendly: Warthog Lodge is the perfect place for families who want to break away to the bush. Because of wild animals roaming around freely, young children should be supervised.

Romantic: The sunsets at Warthog Lodge creates a romantic vibe.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 11 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


15% OFF Long Stay Special on 5 Nights or Longer!

Stay between 12 Aug 2017 and 31 Dec 2019 and get 15% off.

  • Valid for 6 guests or more
  • 5 night min stay (check-in between 12 Aug 2017 and 31 Dec 2019)

Important Information


• A REFUNDABLE BREAKAGE DEPOSIT equal to 1 days' rental will also still be payable and does not form part of this quotation. This breakage deposit will be refunded within 5 working days after departure if no breakages or damages have been caused as a result of the tenant or his guests' behavior. THIS BREAKAGE...

• A REFUNDABLE BREAKAGE DEPOSIT equal to 1 days' rental will also still be payable and does not form part of this quotation. This breakage deposit will be refunded within 5 working days after departure if no breakages or damages have been caused as a result of the tenant or his guests' behavior. THIS BREAKAGE DEPOSIT IS PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO THE OWNER AND DOES NOT FORM PART OF THE QUOTATION.
• The Departure Clean Fee of R400.00 forms part of the quotation. This is NOT a daily cleaning service. See ADDED EXTRAS for the price of the daily cleaning service.
• A levy of R150.00 per extra person per night will be added if the quote was done for a specified number of guests and more guests are added.
• Children are welcome. Young children must be under the supervision of their parents at all times.
• No stag or hen groups.
• No matriculation parties.
• No bachelor parties.
• NO PETS are allowed under any circumstances.
• Music will not be allowed between 10 pm and 11.30 am.
• Smoking is only allowed in some of the open air areas.
• Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge. Stricktly no more than 3 cars.
• Free WIFI
• Free DSTV.
• As the house is situated in a Nature Reserve, all persons using the house will have to sign an indemnity form which will be emailed on receipt of deposit.
• Please note the lodge can comfortably sleep six adults and two children.
• Please note that baboons, monkeys and various other animals roam freely. Keep all doors and windows securely closed and locked when out, not in sight or when checking out. Failure to do so, resulting in the baboons, monkeys or animals gaining access to the house will result in the loss of the whole breakage deposit as well as being charged for any other damage incurred by the baboons. monkeys or animals.
• A Camp/Travel Cot and bedding is available on request.
• There are 2 camp beds and bedding available on request for children that want to sleep with their parents in the main house.

• A daily cleaning service is available at R280.00 a day.
• A game drive vehicle (manual transmission) is available for hire at R850.00 per day. (The vehicle has to be booked for the entire duration of your stay. All fuel, flat tyres and call-outs will be for your own account.) Driver of the vehicle must be a licensed driver and over the age of 25. The vehicle cannot be taken off the reserve. The vehicle is not allowed on any of the 4x4 routes or difficult routes up the mountains. Failure to adhere to this policy can result in the loss of the full breakage deposit plus being liable for all other costs involved. If the vehicle is rented the breakge deposit will be repaid after 10 working days. If rented, the vehicle is only for the use of the tenats in Warthog Lodge.
• Braai wood is available @ R25.00 per bag.


Main House Only – Sleep 2 – ZAR 2600.00 per night.
Main House plus One Chalet – Sleep 4 or 4 + 2 – ZAR 3300.00 per night.
Whole House – Main House plus 2 Chalets – Sleep 6 adults and 2 children – normal listed rates apply.

If you book the main house only or the main house and the one chalet only your privacy is still assured as the rest will not be booked out to anyone else.

Any advertised specials do not apply when booking the main house or the main house and one chalet only.
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Warthog Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Warthog Lodge

11 guest reviews Reviews of

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Cindy Elder
06 April 2018

We loved every second from the moment we got to the lodge. Instructions to get there and details on the lodge were spot on. The views were fantastic and the pool situated right where we could look out on the mabalingwe game reserve. Stunning! The warthogs were daily visitors and so sweet. The African wildcat was an additional treat who we fell in love with.Thank you so much for an amazing stay!

David Connelly
03 April 2018

Magnificent setting, fantastic view and well apointed - only the 4 by 4 need some attention.

Tshepo Mpe
06 December 2017

The place is well looked after, clean and all utensils in working order. The view is fantastic. The host ensured that we are okay and kept checking before and after our arrival. Love the place and am definitely recommeding.PS. The house is on the top of the hill and I recommend that people use vehicles with a higher ground clearance.

Anthony Brown
01 December 2017

This was a gem.We will definitely be back at least once a year.From the time we booked, the level of communication and the quality of the stay was unsurpassed.Thank you Lea

Reinier Meyjes
28 October 2017

We loved the feeling of space.

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Warthog Lodge Map

Warthog Lodge is 27.7km from the centre of Bela Bela (Warmbaths) , the nearest airport 110.8km (Waterkloof AFB Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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