Idwala View is a Green Zone

At Idwala View we have created an eco-friendly system that is kind to the surrounding environment. We are striving to become one of the most environmentally friendly self-catering lodges in the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve.

We have implemented a number of small touches to help us reduce our carbon footprint and make it a safer and healthier world for our guests and surrounds.

Cleaning Products

Biodegradable Earth-Conscious Cleaning Agents and Bath Products are provided for guest use.

Toilet Tissue

It is not because we are cheap, it is because we care that we supply Single Ply Toilet Tissue made from recycled paper.

Waste and Recycling

Mabalingwe has a recycling program that we participate in. Tins, glass, plastic, paper and cardboard recyclables are placed in the green bag compartment of the waste bin in the scullery and all other household waste are placed in the black bag compartment of the waste bin. This eases the workload of the Mabalingwe sorting team and results in a cleaner environment.

Bedding and Sheets

Made from 100% Percale Cotton and low-impact dyes.


We have installed energy efficient and water saving appliances.


We use energy efficient light bulbs (LED & CFL’s) that consume 75% less energy than “old-school” incandescent bulbs.


All bedrooms and living areas have ceiling fans that has been proven to be 4 times more energy efficient than air conditioners. Used in conjunction with some of the windows that can safely be left open, there is more than enough cross breezes to cool down the rooms.

Heating and Cooking

We have installed instant gas water heaters that use safe and environmentally friendly fuel sources (LPG) and also saves on greenhouse carbon emissions. The cooker in the kitchen uses gas as it’s main source of energy.

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Guest Reviews

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.
Pamela – UK – April 2018Wonderful Stay!
Die verblyf by Idwala View was heerlik, enige natuurliefhebber sal dit baie geniet. Die huis het alles en nog meer en is pragtig.
Corne – April 2018Heerlik en Rustig!
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 organised, she made sure we had a wonderful memorable stay. The house is highly recommended! Thank you for everything.
Linette – March 2018Highly Recommended!
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.
Chantel – Australia – June 2018Amazing!
Setting really beautiful and everything you can wish for concerning luxury stay in nature.
Rika – May 2018Lovely Stay!
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!
Lauren – February 2017Beautiful Home
Ons het lekker vakansie gehou en heerlik gekuier by Idwala View. Sal weer kom kuier!
Philip – July 2018Wonderlik!
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.
Janice – March 2019Lovely for Families!
Absolutely Brilliant Stay! Thank You!
Zei Team – June 2019Brilliant!
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.
Roelene – July 2019Two Nights were Just too Short!