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Bela Bela Snapshot

A good destination for a quick and easy weekend getaway, Bela Bela is a tried and trusted favourite among the Gauteng crowd. Less than a two- hour drive from the City of Gold, it derives its name from the Tswana “pot that boils” - perfectly apt, as the town is centered around a collection of hot mineral springs that bubble out of the earth's surface at a rate of 22 000 liters an hour, and a temperature of around 53° C. The natural hot water is rich in sodium chloride, calcium carbonate and other salts believed to have healing properties. Here's your chance to put the theory to the test.


Things To Do

  • Soak you aching bones in the bubbling hot-water springs at Forever Resorts – a prerequisite when visiting Bela Bela.

  • Don't forget to pack your hiking boots for a trip up the Uitsig or Kruin Route. Both form part of the Wag 'n Bietjie Hiking Trail, an out-and-back-to-base-camp trail.

  • Get close-up and personal with a tuskie at Adventure with Elephants.

  • Bambelela Wildlife Care offers a two and a half hour guided tour where visitors gain firsthand experience about raising primates and other wildlife.
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