ABOUT IDWALA VIEW

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 distinct South African flavour, inspired by Tretchikoff and the local street artists, Idwala View can accommodate up to 12 guests – up to 10 adults and 2 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 950.00 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 10 guests. Main House Only – Sleep 6 to 8 guests. Whatever takes your fancy! Your privacy will be assured as you will be the only guests at Idwala View during your stay.

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Sleep

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.

Idwala View Accommodation Ostrich Room, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Ostrich Room

King Bed plus (1 or 2 Roller beds on request)

Idwala View Accommodation Zebra Room, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Zebra Room

King Bed plus (1 or 2 Roller beds on request)

Idwala View Accommodation Leopard Room, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Leopard Room

Luxury King Bed

Idwala View Accommodation Impala Room, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Impala Room

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

Idwala View Accommodation Elephant Room, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Elephant Room

2 Daybeds – perfect for teenagers or children

Eat

Cook for Family and Friends.

Idwala View Fully Equipped Kitchen, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

The Kitchen

Well-appointed and Fully Equipped

Idwala View African Safari Boma, Self-Catering, 5 Star, Luxury Mabalingwe Lodge

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

Kettle Braai 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

Live

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

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

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 with Rim Overflow

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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Guest Reviews

Magical Place, fully equipped and lacking nothing. Clean, relaxing, Thank you Lea, will be back.
Christine – October 2018Magical Place!
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!
Dee – Australia – January 2018I Can't Recommend Idwala View More!
Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Tranquil environment and management and personnel very helpful and prompt. Will visit again.
Bea – July 2018Peaceful Resting Place!
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.
Family Crabtree – July 2018Kos Vir Die Siel!
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!
Claire – August 2018My Absolute Favourite!
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!
Franscoise – September 2018Wonderful View!
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.
Welda – April 2019Wonderful and Special!

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