Mabalingwe - The Oasis Update

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” This sentiment resonates deeply with all of us here at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, as well as for our valued Shareholders and guests. As the first six months of this year have ticked by, we have loved being a part of every holiday memory created by the guests we have been able to welcome back home. Observing their excitement when spotting wildlife on a thrilling game drive, witnessing families sharing laughter while taking in entertaining activities led by our dedicated Team, and hearing lively -


conversations recounting the day's adventures around the dinner table - these experiences fuel our dedication to creating everlasting lasting holiday memories. These moments, among countless others, have instilled within us a profound sense of gratitude, and we consider it an absolute blessing to share them with you. Therefore, we ask you to spare a moment as we let you in on all the happenings of the first half of 2023 at your favourite Nature Reserve.

Elephants, oh how fascinating they are! These magnificent creatures never fail to amaze with their intelligence, gentle nature, and amusing behaviour. They are also incredibly playful animals and lately, the Mabalingwe elephants have found their mischievous mojo and spared no effort in their pursuit of fun, turning the Reserve into their very own playground. Earlier this year, during one of their daring escapades, they managed to sneak into Ingwe Camp, captivating the attention of our rangers and guests alike. Next time you visit the Resort, keep your eyes peeled on these gentle giants and you might catch a glimpse of their playful and mischievous antics. There's just no telling what surprises await!

You can also book a guided game drive with our experienced rangers for a more up-close-and-personal experience with our beloved creatures.

Mabalingwe - The Oasis Update

To change is to improve and, here at Mabalingwe, we are always making small changes to improve the Resort and ensure that your home-away-from-home is always better than when you left it. Here are some of the changes that we have been working on in the past six months:


The ottomans in the units have received new covers.


New linen has been purchased.

Termite Damage

New railings have been installed at the heated pools.


A cattle grid has been introduced at the Ingwe Camp entrance.


Damaged troughs and plinths at the old quarantine camp have been removed, cable and wires were collected and the area has been cleaned.


A generator has been installed at the Farmshop.


The slat shade cover at the Recreational area and main swimming pool has been replaced with awnings.


A new pool table has been purchased for the games room.


A new foosball table has been purchased for the games room.


The outdoor chess set has received a new colourful and fresh look.



All 6-sleeper unit couches are being converted to corner suites.

fire hydrant

The Resort refrigeration units are currently being replaced with inverter units. (70% complete)


General Resort maintenance continues as per our maintenance schedule.

Our passion for providing a holiday destination that has family at its heart means we care about providing the perfect space for shared quality experiences and celebrating family while having fun.

Lion Man

Christmas 2022 was without a doubt the most wonderful time of the year at Mabalingwe! We placed Christmas crackers in our guests’ units as a warm welcome gift. On Christmas Day, Santa, Mrs. Klaus, and their merry elves paid the Resort a visit spreading joy and warm wishes to all as they went from unit to unit, delivering gifts with the assistance of our Resort staff. The incredible Le Fera Team also hosted an irresistible lunch buffet at Vulture's View Restaurant - a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds!

Fire Breaks

To kick off the New Year's celebration, our guests checking in were welcomed with a complimentary bag of firewood, ensuring that every unit would have a fire burning to see the new year in. The Le Fera Team treated guests to a breakfast buffet on New Year’s Day because a good year begins with a good breakfast!


Our staff team is filled with hopeless romantics so whenever there is an opportunity to celebrate love they are always going to show up and show out! We made sure to amp up the vibes on Valentine’s Day, this year, and we gifted each guest with a hand-painted photo frame, a perfect keepsake to capture and preserve the wonderful times spent at the Resort for years to come. Following the theme of “capturing” special moments, we held a raffle where one lucky couple won a free photoshoot With Cupid's guidance, Mr and Mrs Deetlefs were selected as the lucky winners. Keeping the romantic mood going, the Le Fera Restaurant treated our guests to a stunning three-course dinner that set the stage for an evening of love and indulgence.

Human Rights Day

The Easter bunny hopped into Mabalingwe, bringing with it an abundance of joy, laughter, and excitement for both young and old. It made its way from one end of the Resort to another, leaving a trail of smiles in its wake. From warmly welcoming guests at the Resort entrance and handing out sweet and chocolatey treats at the Reception to dancing at Kalahari Oasis and entertaining everyone at the Recreational area, this Bunny made sure to add a touch of its Easter magic to every moment. And what would Easter be without some hot cross buns? Each family checking in received a special pack of these classic Easter eats and some delicious carrot cake to enjoy. Meanwhile, Le Fera Restaurant embraced the holiday celebrations with a special Easter Sunday lunch with a crowd-pleasing menu of some classic roasts with all the trimmings, followed by a decadent dessert.


This year’s Mother’s Day celebrations were a truly indulgent affair. The Reception was beautifully decorated and ready for our guests. Upon their arrival, the mothers visiting us for the weekend were greeted with Wedgewood Nougat Bonbonniere as a warm welcome gift. On Mother’s Day, the Le Fera Restaurant curated a delectable three-course set menu, exclusively crafted to honour and celebrate our incredible moms.

Blood Donation Drive

Blood Drive

Guided by our commitment to making a positive impact in our community, we hosted the first blood donation drive of 2023 in March. The enthusiasm and support from our guests, homeowners, and staff were truly inspiring as they eagerly joined in to support this noble cause. We were absolutely thrilled to witness an incredible turnout, with over 20 attendees generously donating blood.

Lion Man 2023

Bush and Veld Clearing around units

The highly anticipated Lion Man MTB event took place at the Reserve from 05 to 07 May 2023. Co-hosted by Mabalingwe Nature Reserve Share Block, Le Fera, and Mabalingwe Game Reserve, the event has been a favourite among the mountain biking community. And this year, it certainly lived up to its reputation, delivering a weekend filled with intense excitement from start to finish.

It warms our hearts to know that Mabalingwe continues to be the ideal location for our Shareholders and guests when it comes to NATURE, FAMILY and FUN! We are grateful for the feedback and compliments that our guests share with us. Here are some thoughtful notes we’ve recently received:

“Their service is great, they know how to interact with customers and go out of their way to make their customers happy. The game reserve rides are great. That place deserves 5 stars!”

- Boitshoko Mokhanyi

“I’m definitely coming back with my family. Dream vacation indeed. Best game drive ever. Best service. They are top-notch!”

 - N Z P Bhungane

“Been going to Mabalingwe for 30 years and still love it!”

 - Darryn More

“So much wonderful entertainment for families and especially children. The Resort also attracts really great guests, some of whom have also been coming to Mabalingwe for over 20 years. It shows how much people enjoy the Resort.”

 - KNM Greenway

“Wow! What an experience! Going back as soon as I can.”

 – Christiaan Venter

“It was a wow experience that I would like my family to experience.”

 - Cathrine Neswiswi

Le Fera Mabalingwe launched its new website on Friday, 07 July 2023! Get ready to experience convenience like never before as you book game drives, spa sessions, and even order your favourite meals from the Restaurant, along with essential items from Boeretroos - all at your fingertips!

Le Fera
Le Fera Restaurant and Vulture's View Bar

Join the Le Fera Family for their weekly specials and delight in some delicious meals at incredible deals or sip on your favourite cocktails or beer as you can soak up the beautiful natural Mabalingwe landscape.

Le Fera
Kalahari Oasis
Bush Pub

A truly immersive bushveld experience that is unlike any other. With its rustic décor and warm and inviting atmosphere, Kalahari Oasis is the perfect spot if you are looking to unwind after a long day of game drives or just want to enjoy a cold drink while watching the sunset.
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Le Fera
Mbali Day Spa

Our therapist will take you on an intimate journey using products encompassing the colours of the earth, the raw textures, and unique fragrances created to provide a naturally enriched pampering experience. We also have exclusive monthly specials for some blissfully relaxing me-time.

Whether it's your long-awaited "I-do's," a milestone birthday or anniversary, or a desire to showcase your romantic side, the Le Fera Team is at your service, ready to bring your vision to life.

Get in touch with them and start planning the celebration of your dreams:
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In Closing

We sincerely hope that the captivating tales of unforgettable holiday moments we've shared have sparked some excitement within you for your next Mabalingwe visit. As we take a pause to soak in these precious moments, we eagerly gear up for the second half of 2023, armed with a resolute spirit and -


readiness to conclude the year on an exhilarating high note. We cannot express enough gratitude, to you, our valued Shareholders, for your unwavering commitment to paying your levies and support to us here at your home-away-from-home. Until next time…

Warm regards

Marjorie Forssman