Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments, Bela Bela, Limpopo
Head to Bela Bela in Limpopo, home of the famous hot springs, for a fun-filled and enjoyable getaway at the 3-star Elephant Springs Hotel & Apartments. Earning its name from the elephant carcasses that were discovered on the grounds surrounding the hot springs, the new Elephant Springs is synonymous with comfort and convenience.
Bela Bela has become a popular weekend getaway destination for people during the winter months who want to escape and experience the mild climate of the Bushveld. The hotel, which is centrally located, is directly opposite the well-known Forever Resort Warmbaths, making it the perfect spot for your weekend getaway if you plan on visiting the hot springs next door.
Owned and managed by South of Africa, the hotel is currently undergoing a massive renovation project, with its main building and first floor hotel rooms already completed. The redesigned lobby, restaurant and bar boasts a unique look that is modern yet African, while its revamped hotel rooms are upmarket with tiled floors and en suite bathrooms with showers. There is also a new entrance into the main building which leads form the parking lot, as well as an additional walkway that opens up onto the hotel’s courtyard and swimming pool.
Accommodation at Elephant Springs
The Elephant Springs Hotel offers 50 air-conditioned hotel rooms. All rooms are en-suite and guests can choose between its Pool Facing Hotel Rooms, Family Hotel Rooms and Double / Twin Bedrooms. The hotel’s first floor houses the recently renovated standard Twin Rooms comprising of two single beds, a coffee station and flat screen TV with DStv.
The upgrading of its ground floor Pool Facing and Double Bedrooms, as well as its first and ground floor Family Hotel Rooms, commenced in April 2019, and all rooms will feature the same stylish upmarket look of the Twin Rooms, with tiled floors and en suite bathrooms with showers.
Next to the Hotel are 20 self-catering six-sleeper Apartments, suitable for large groups looking to relax and socialise. The apartments, which currently consists of three bedrooms, an open plan living / dining area, as well as two bathrooms, is scheduled for a revamp once the hotel renovations have been completed. The units are all clustered around a sparkling pool with braai facilities for the exclusive use of its self-catering guests.
Facilities & breakfast at Elephant Springs Hotel
The Elephant Springs Hotel boasts a new and unique restaurant with a side street deck leading off the Ladies Bar where guests can sip on a sundowner after a long day out and about. The restaurant with is iconic artwork and royal blue painted interior serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outside guests are more than welcome to utilise the restaurant as well.
The swimming pools of the Hotel and the Apartments is a guest only amenity. Laze in the sun by the pool side or cool off in the sparkling waters with friends.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the hotel with complimentary onsite parking. Rooms are serviced daily and a laundry service is available upon request.
Besides offering comfortable accommodation, the Elephant Springs Hotel has three conference venues that also carries a 3-star grading from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. The newly revamped Mafunyane and Kambaku venues have a completely new look with brand new flooring and décor. From large business conferences to wedding receptions and fun cocktail parties, Elephant Springs is the ideal destination for your event, private function and corporate launch.
What do people say about Elephant Springs Hotel
Rates for accommodation at Elephant Springs range between R699 to R2999 per night, depending on the room type of your choice and the number of guests.
“The service was excellent and the staff, from management to the cleaners were helpful, efficient, courteous and always available to assist with minimum fuss. The entire week’s stay was seamless and enjoyable. And we will be returning with more groups in future. Long may such unparalleled service excellence continue!” – Cohen TripAdvisor.
“From the moment we made bookings, to the moment we arrived we felt so welcomed. The staff struck the perfect balance between personal and great hosts. Must say management at Elephant Springs should be proud of the whole team. My friends & I had the best weekend at the most awesome, relaxing, excellent value for money, comfortable place ever. Surely exceeded our expectations especially after reading negative reviews! Waking up after a very good night sleep on spacious clean rooms to great breakfast was a bonus. We also attended Brandy tasting and dinner was out of this world.” – Shibu TripAdvisor.
“We spent the weekend with friends and family. We received a warm welcome, accommodating staff, and met lovely people. Housekeeping, reception and waitresses were polite with an attitude of service and respect as I watched you interact with guests generally even with children. The hotel is ideally placed and you can walk to the warm baths. Really well done on service.” – Jeanette TripAdvisor.
Top Reasons for staying at Elephant Springs in Bela Bela
- The close proximity of the Hotel and its Apartments to the popular hot springs, as well as its central location to the town’s wide range of shops and restaurants, makes it a convenient base for your getaway.
- The staff are friendly and welcoming.
- The newly renovated hotel rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated.
- Enjoy scrumptious meals served at the restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Being a mere hour’s drive from Gauteng makes it the perfect destination to escape the noise of the big city for a relaxing weekend break.
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