Bateleur Nature Reserve

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About Bateleur Nature Reserve

Offering a range of self-catering accommodation on a nature reserve especially popular with hikers, Bateleur Nature Reserve overlooks the lovely Waterberg range.

The cottages and houses can accommodate from three to 12 guests and are spaced very far apart, allowing each a genuine sense of seclusion. Typical amenities include spacious living areas, separate bedrooms, full kitchens, and an outdoor area where guests can take in the amazing views.

Conferences and group meetings can be held in various facilities, including in marquees and tents, the later especially popular with school groups.

True to national tradition, each cottage has its own braai (BBQ) where guests can showcase their grilling skills.

The reserve has no large predators, so guests are free to hike its numerous trails unarmed. The grand eland, zebra, and many other animals can be spotted. Those keen to see the area's thermal springs will find them in the town centre, roughly a one-hour drive from Bateleur Nature Reserve.

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Quiet and special atmosphere

The first things guests typically take note of when arriving, and mention in their reviews, has nothing to do with the accommodation itself or the services provided. Guests report being simply bowled over by the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. It seems the sounds of civilization are seldom heard here, and guests find that they can truly relax in nature.

Great hiking

Reviews show that this reserve is very popular with hikers. They report enjoying being able spot wild animals on foot, and many are particularly impressed with the natural pools on many of the trails where they can take a refreshing dip.

Comfortable cottages

Though it is the natural environment that most seems to impress guests, they do have good things to say about the cottages themselves. They are reported to be quite comfortable, have all that is needed for an independent stay, and most importantly offer guests the seclusion they need to enjoy the atmosphere of the Bushveld.

Negative Reviews

Remote location

While guests certainly enjoy the peace and quiet to be had here, they note that one must be really pack all the necessary provisions when staying in any of the cottages. The reserve itself reportedly has few facilities and no dining options or shops. As a result, one must make sure everything needed is brought in at the start. The shops in Bela Bela are said to be a very long drive away.

Reserve roads are rough

Guests arriving in personal vehicles note that the roads on the reserve itself, which must be traversed to get to the cottages, are quite rough and are better handed by high-clearance SUVs.

Rating Overview

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8 out of 10 based on 57 reviews