Bela-Bela is located in the Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province and is ideally located off the N1 highway between Pretoria and Polokwane. Previously named Warmbaths, the Tswana tribes were the first to encounter the therapeutic hot springs in the early 1800’s, and named it Bela-Bela, meaning “the water that boils on its own”. Today the town boasts an extensive spa and holiday resort. Bela-Bela’s hot springs are located on the grounds of the Forever Resorts Warmbaths, who also host the 5150 Bela-Bela Triathlon.
The climate in Bela-Bela is mild during the winter months in South Africa with a majority of sunny days in the year which adds to the popularity of this destination.
Visitors are spoilt for choice with the range of accommodation options available from guest houses and Bed and Breakfast's to self-catering units and the Resort.
Some of the things to do and see in Bela-Bela are as follows:
- British Blockhouse - Built during the Second Freedom War to protect a railway line
- Buyskop - A rock formation used as the halfway yardstick during old postal routes between Tswane and Polokwane
- Carousel Entertainment World - Casinos, entertainment halls, cinemas, and restaurants
- Forever Resorts Warmbaths - The main attraction to the town
- Grave of Christina Pretorius
- Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm - The largest communal crocodile farm in South Africa
- Warmbaths Dam - Water skiing and rowing
- Waterfront - Restaurants, arts and crafts, antique shops and more
- Adventures With Elephants
- Zebula Golf Estate & Spa
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