Morkels 5 Zebula Golf Estate
Lodge | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The property consists of a thatched single storey building furnished to a high standard.
It is in a secluded bush area 10 minutes drive to golf course . Animals ( but not ones considered dangerous although all must be treated with respect) are free to roam on the estate and are often seen around the property - these include Giraffe, Zebra, Nyala, Kudu and porcupine are often seen at night.
It is a place to relax,enjoy the wildlife and perhaps have a round of golf at the 18 hole championship course, a walk through the bush or a visit to the excellent Zebula Spa and view the wonderful african night sky.
There is ample parking space with a double garage
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||40 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: OR Tambo Airport Johannesburg 200 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There are 2 en-suite bedrooms,two further bedrooms one designed for children and one with a wash basin plus a further shower room / toilet. The main living area consists of lounge with wood burning fire, dining area and kitchen leading on to a large covered patio area and fenced pool area.
Additionally there is a TV lounge with wood burning fire with door leading to braii (barbeque) area with area for wood fire.
Outside of front door is covered patio looking onto a small waterhole.
|Further details outdoors|
The property is in a secluded location on a secure estate of 1600 hectares. There is a clubhouse at the golf course with restaurants,spa,activities centre, tennis courts, squash courts, reptile house, children's play area and communal pool and jacuzzi.
In addition to golf activities include fishing, archery,game viewing, paintball, quadbikes, horse and elephant trails,cheetah runs and walking trails.
Please note that all roads on the estate are untarred so vehicles with a reasonable wheel base clearance are advised.
Rental is for a minimum of two nights. For bookings of a week a cleaning service is provide midweek. A daily cleaning service can be arranged on request (price on application).
The Limpopo Province region
The magnificent malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province is renowned for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. Bela-Bela is renowned for its hot water springs and healing qualities of its water.
The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, Nyslvley Wetlands and Makapons Heritage Site are among the nearby attractions. The area has a pleasantly mild climate during winter with an average 286 sunny days a year.
Average minimum and maximum daily temperatures are 15 and 29 degrees in summer and 6 and24 degrees in winter.
Zebula Golf and Country Club is accessed via excellent tarred roads (roads inside the estate are untarred). It is home to an abundance of wildlife and is home to an excellent 18 hole championship golf course. Big 5 game reserves can be found on adjoining properties and game drives are available ( bookings through the Zebula activities centre).
The resort has a variety of activities including elephant safaries, paintballing, archery,fishing, horseback safaris, quadbikes and cycling. In addition it has excellent restaurants, a convenience store and a first class spa. In addition to the Zebula Golf Course, Elements Golf Course (another excellent course) is situated a short drive away.
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10 Mar 2014
"A safe retreat into the bushveld with great views, wildlife and all the space you could need"
My wife and our three year old daughter joined me for a 4 week stay to get away from the UK and to remind me of what's missing from my life since living in South Africa many years ago. The Zebul… More
7 Oct 2012
"Indescribable, majestic, best kept secret in South Africa"
We spent 3 days and 2 glorious nights at Morkels 5. Words can't describe the beauty, This home is amazing and it's setting in the bush is truly remarkable. Mountains in the background and w… More
2 Oct 2012
"Great getaway spot!"
The house is big enough (spacious) to accommodate a two families (or three if you rent the cottage as well) with ease. We never felt cramped or in each others way...The views are spectacular, and we s… More
28 Oct 2011
"Total relaxation in a beautiful home with all the sights and sounds of the African bushveld."
I have stayed at Morkels 5 with both my teenage daughters and also alone for some much needed 'time out'. We felt safe and more than comfortable with the excellent security & facilities and did not want to leave!
The surroundings are breathtaking with a magnificent view from the the top of the ridge overlooking the African bush from the back stoep (patio). With an abundance of bird and wildlife right to the door; I was lucky enough to encounter waterbuck not 3 meters from my chair and watched in the evenings the zebra wandering past to their water hole. Nyala regularly visit the front of the house and it was wonderful to be able to step outside and meander through the bush on well marked footpaths to the watering hole where warthogs abound. The resident Eland were also frequent visitors with many other animals to view. There's a picture opportunity every moment so a camera is a must. We encountered, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Impala, Ostrich, Zebra & Giraffe not to mention so many different birds, my favourite by far the Lilac Breasted Roller birds that would dive and call in the late afternoon. At night, with the braai lit sitting under the stars we chatted and dreamed and listened to the sound of Jackal calling. We were also very lucky to encounter an Aardvark on our night drive.
The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and all the bedrooms fitted with aircon and if the nights became cool the fireplace in the main living area was a huge plus. The kitchen is well equipped so cooking wasn't a chore and when the heat really starts to get to you a dip in the private splash pool was much appreciated. The bathrooms more than take care of your every need, and I took particular advantage of a long luxurious soak in the evenings to finish off the already relaxed days.
The main lodge building in the reserve is of a high standard with a terrace restaurant and delightful mini zoo and aviary to walk through. The spa is well worth a visit, pure indulgence!
Very close by is Mabula Game Reserve, the place to be if you like a little excitement. Our guides for both the quad bikes and horseback riding were friendly, knowledgeable and very welcoming. Mara and her team answered all our questions and were able to guide us to rhino, elephant, buffalo, hippo and we stopped to watch a cobra cross the road. The restaurant there by the pool offers a delicious menu. They also have game drives and a lion camp not far from the main reserve.
Bela-Bela town is a comfortable 40 minute drive away with an multitude of shops for groceries and a flea market full of local crafts and art to look around. Also the Aventura Warmbaths.
The De Wildt Cheetah Reserve close by was an excellent day out where we were introduced to Buntle the female cheetah and got up close to African Painted Wild Dogs at feeding time.
The owners, Jim & Denise were happy to help with any enquiries before our arrival and had many suggestions as to where to go and what to see. We had many enjoyable trips out based upon their local knowledge.
If you're looking for total relaxation within the beauty of the African bushveld I cannot imagine a more welcoming or comfortable place to stay and will most definitely return whether it be alone, with family and/or friends.
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