Bela-Bela is a place in the province of Limpopo and lies between Pretoria and Polokwane, it falls under the Waterberg District. Bela-Bela means freely translated ‘boiling boiling’ and refers to the geo-thermal hot springs. Many people still speak of ‘Warmbad’, but officially the new name Bela-Bela has been in use since 2002.
The hot springs were discovered around 1800 by a Tswane tribe that settled in this area, today they are the best known attraction of Bela-Bela. The sources produce no less than 22,000 liters of water with a temperature of 52 degrees Celsius per hour. Enjoy the thermal baths and jacuzzis with the wonderfully warm, mineral and salt-rich water. Children will have a great time with the many activities: water slides, wave pool, water skiing, pedalos, mini-golf, mini-karting, etc. Please note that it can be busy on weekends and during school holidays. Day visitors are welcome between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, you can also spend the night at the Forever Resorts Warmbaths.
Always wanted to swing between the trees like Tarzan and Jane? Then visit the Waterberg Zipline Adventures for a few hours of swinging in the beautiful nature of the Waterberg area with expert guidance. Waterberg Zipline Adventures can be found between Bela-Bela and Modimolle, book in advance to avoid disappointment. Would you rather have both feet on the ground? There are many hiking trails around Bela-Bela ranging from a few hours to a few days. For example, take a look at the ‘Wag’ n beetjie ‘hiking trail. There are wooden hikers’ cabins where you can spend the night.
There are plenty of places to eat in Bela-Bela and also a small beer brewery where lovers can take a look (L’abri Fountain Brewery).