Safari Plains

4.5 star property
All-inclusive lodge in Bela-Bela with spa and safari

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Safari Plains

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Property grounds
Meeting facility
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Couples treatment room(s), body treatments, hot stone massages

Overview of Safari Plains



Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
Mabula Game Reserve, Bela-Bela, Limpopo, 480
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Tent, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Luxury Tent, 1 Queen Bed

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Tent, 2 Bedrooms

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Family Tent, 2 Bedrooms (Luxury)

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds OR 1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 158 min drive


  • Mabula Private Game Reserve Restuarant - 1 min walk
  • Mabula Boma - 3 min walk

About this property

Safari Plains

When visiting Bela-Bela, Safari Plains is a great choice to consider. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with hot stone massages, body wraps, or facials. Other features of this luxurious lodge include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace.


This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet meals, snacks, and beverages included


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Onsite parking available only on request

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Free daily reception

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's games

What to do

  • Safari

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space (5 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The onsite spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body treatments.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: ZAR 327 per person, per stay
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Housekeeping
    • In-room coffee
    • In-room safe
    • Pool access
    • Self parking

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Safari Plains?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Safari Plains?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Safari Plains?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Safari Plains?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Safari Plains and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Safari Plains includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive, and a safari. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Safari Plains also has spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Safari Plains?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Safari Plains have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Safari Plains like?
Safari Plains is located a short 1-minute walk from Mabula Game Reserve.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Absolute treat!!
A Treat from the minute you arrive until you check out. Russel went out of his way on the game drives. The place is clean and comfortable. Food was great!
Andre, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

GREAT Family getaway
Accommodation was beautiful, tents are well appointed and very comfortable. Food was average and staff were incredible.
Sean, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great SAFARI experience
Authentic safari experience, complete with luxury tent and high tea in the afternoon. The highlight of our trip was getting close to lion and elephant and Elias our game ranger was brilliant !
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great Potential if flaws addresses
The trip was good and the lodge has great potential, but it definitely has some cons. Pros: The staff were very friendly (Dries in particular) and the game ranger was really good. He knew a lot about the animals and made us feel comfortable. We saw 3 of the Big 5 in one drive so we were happy. Cons: the furniture looks second hand and those in the lobby area were dirty. Despite being all inclusive the wine options were limited and they only had one selection per wine type. The staff were friendly, but the service was not up to standard. On one occasion we had to place our breakfast order 3 times and they brought each thing out one at a time not all together. The food wasn’t at the standard we expected for this kind of establishment. The contractor at the spa also tried to overcharge us and was on her phone when doing one massage... Dries did address this though and comped our treatments. The other thing that baffled us was that we were the only guests for one night and they put us in the room furthest from the lobby, where there was no wifi signal. We could not understand why they would do this
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A perfect stay, almost seen all big five and really nice drinks and food.
Nice minibar
Relaxing area
The bar
Towel animals every day
Daniel, 3-night trip with friends
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