Things to Do in Bela-Bela

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Bela-Bela offers, over and above the natural hot springs, many things to do including excellent sport & recreation, conferencing, Big Five viewing, hiking, game drives, quad bikes and much much more.

Bela-Bela is located within the Limpopo Province of South Africa about 100km north of Pretoria and 8km off the N1 north on the R516.

Forever Resorts Warmbaths
The hot springs at Bela Bela were known to the local inhabitants for many years. It yields over 20 000 litres of water per hour at a constant temperature of 53C and flows into the enclosed spa complex, where pools and spa treatment rooms are open to visitors.

The surrounding grounds have been developed to provide a wide range of water sport facilities, including super tubes; speed slides; a wave pool; river ride; cable water ski-ing; tennis gokarts; paddle boats and horse riding.

Accommodation is available at the hotel, at self catering lodges along with a camping and caravan site. There is also a modern conference facility.

Safari Lodges
The R518 west from Bela Bela follows the mountain range to several private game lodges. These include Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp and Mabula game lodge which offer numerous facilities. Game drives; bush walks and birding excursions are part of the extensive programmes offered on these large estates.

To the east is the well known Sondela Wildlife Centre and reserve, equipped with rustic chalets and wonderful game walks and self drive routes.

A unique 18 hole golf estate at Zebula Lodges combines luxury privately owned accommodation, a clubhouse and game viewing drives on the estate.

Settlers Agricultural Museum
Settlers Agricultural Museum is a display of antique agricultural implements and tractors

Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm
Within easy reach of the town you can visit the Thaba Kwena Crocodile farm, where over 10 000 crocodiles are reared;

Adventures with Elephants
It is an educational elephant interaction facility located on a wildlife reserve 35 km from Bela Bela off the R516 on the D1000 adjacent to the Zebula Country Club.

Other facilities around Bela Bela include, a number of excellent spas; conference centres, some offering additional attractions such as health spas and team building programmes for the more energetic; clay target shooting; archery; golf, horseback riding trails; watersports; angling, at any of the surrounding dams and scenic drives into the mountains.

Attractions to visit include the Anglo-Boer War blockhouse; the grave of Christina Pretorius, the wife of Andries Pretorius; Buyskop, an Anglo-Boer War battle site and also the quarry where the stone for the Union Building was quarried.

There are restaurants to suit every taste within the town and particularly at the Waterfront complex, where the Information Offices are located.
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