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Family Friendly!! - The Sanctuary

Entire house hosted by Kim
8 guests3 bedrooms6 beds3 baths
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This tranquil African sanctuary features lush gardens, large outdoor entertainment area with pool, spacious open-plan living area and stunning views - perfect for any evening sundowner! The Sanctuary is situated within the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in prime African bushveld with 4 of the Big 5 right at your doorstep! Fully equipped with spacious bedrooms, The Sanctuary is ideal for couples & families seeking tranquility, relaxation & time away from city life.

The space
OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
- Cleaning Service - We have daily cleaning service available for R 250/day

- GAME DRIVES - We offer 4 game drives per day (2 in the morning & 2 in the afternoon) at allocated times and because there are two houses on the property, they are booked on a first come, first serve basis. We suggest booking as soon as possible so that you can get your preferred times, if available. All 90 mins drives are R 400 per drive and will be exclusive to your group as long as there are at least 6 people. If there are less than 6 people, we cannot guarantee exclusivity. If you are less than 6 people and would like exclusivity, it will be an additional R 100 per drive.
Alternatively, if you would like to book a private game drive at another time outside of the set times, you are more than welcome and the cost is R 400 per 90 minute drive.

-30 MINUTE GUIDED 3 WHEELER SCOOTER SAFARI - R 150 PER SCOOTER

Included during your stay:
-Wood (4 bags per day & 1 fire lighter per stay)
-Ice
-Laundry - upon request

The Sanctuary has a large open plan, is decorated in traditional African decor and includes:

*WIFI & DSTV Premium Package
*Fully equipped kitchen
*Dishwasher
*Large double doored fridge/freezer with plenty of storage & pre-stocked ice
*Four burner electric stove & oven
*Loads of counter space
*Separate dining area with 8 seater dining table.
*Spacious living room with 50 inch flat screen TV & Premium package DSTV.
*Large, stone wood burning fire place to enjoy in the cool winter nights.
*Unique indoor bar made from branches of the Leadwood tree
*Ceiling fans in all the rooms
*Loads of storage space
*Fresh linen & plenty of towels
*Covered patio with outdoor seating - perfect for game viewing and enjoying sundowners.
*Traditional outdoor boma/braai area (wood included) - a very attractive feature especially for overseas guests wanting an authentic South African experience.
*Large pool & pool area with a spacious lapa & portable braai so that you can cook & prepare lunch while the kids are playing in the pool.
*Outdoor sand volleyball court
*Outdoor Badminton court
*Toys, balls, darts and more also available!

BEDROOM 1 -
* 1 king sized bed
* plenty of cupboard space
* small private seating area with wood burning fireplace to escape to while the kids are watching movies in the living room
*Ensuite bathroom with double basins, large free standing bathtub, shower & separate toilet area.

BEDROOM 2 -
*Two single beds
*Vanity with mirror
*Plenty of cupboard space
*Ensuite bathroom with single basin, bathtub, toilet & shower.

BEDROOM 3 -
*Two single beds pushed together to form a king sized bed
*Sleeper couch that sleeps 2 people (suitable for 2 kids but would be small for 2 adults)
*Vanity with mirror
*Plenty of cupboard space
*Ensuite bathroom with single basin, bathtub, toilet & shower.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
TV
Washer
Dryer
Bathtub
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Bela-Bela, Limpopo, South Africa

Situated on a private game farm within the 9000 hectare Mabalingwe Nature Reserve (View Mabalingwe's website). Game drives take place in an open game viewer with an experienced guide. Experience rhino, elephants, leopard, buffalo, brown hyena, black backed jackal, giraffe, zebra, eland, oryx/gemsbok, blesbok, impala, kudu, nyala, wildebeest, warthog, baboons and more!

Hosted by Kim

Joined in May 2019
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I'm an American living in South Africa for over 10 years now! I originally moved out to this beautiful country to become a safari guide and work in the game lodge & hospitality industry. I spent the first 3 years living and working in the bush and in 2012, moved to Pretoria. I love to travel! I think it's a sickness... And still spend plenty of time in the African bushveld! I think the knowledge and experience you gain by traveling is essential & enriching for anyone's life. And rarely do I pass up an opportunity... if the budget allows. :-) I'm also a full time photographer - families, children, wildlife, landscapes mainly... and absolutely love what I do! Capturing emotions and interactions between family members is so rewarding! I guess my clients become my substitute family since mine still lives in the States. :-)
I'm an American living in South Africa for over 10 years now! I originally moved out to this beautiful country to become a safari guide and work in the game lodge & hospitality ind…
During your stay
I am available via phone (What's App) or email from Monday - Sunday from 7am-8pm and usually answer quite promptly. Mariska (host/field guide) is on site for any problems or maintenance issues. Her details will be given once your reservation is confirmed.
I am available via phone (What's App) or email from Monday - Sunday from 7am-8pm and usually answer quite promptly. Mariska (host/field guide) is on site for any problems or maint…
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Things to know

House rules
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Cancellation policy