South African Hotels

Protea Zebula Lodge by Marriott

Bela Bela / Warmbaths
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Hotel Type

Only two hours away from Johannesburg, in the malaria-free Waterberg of South Africa's Limpopo province, lies the Protea Zebula Lodge. This traditional golf, safari and spa estate provides a great variety of exciting activities while convenient facilities for the entire family are available to enjoy, including the 18-hole golf course and a spectacular health and beauty spa.

The Golf Estate is a private reserve, which is home to many bird species and small game. Warthogs, zebras, giraffes, and antelopes are often seen wandering around the lodges and the golf course. The Mabalingwe Game Reserve is in proximity where guests have the opportunity to experience game drives with a chance of seeing more prominent game species.

The golf and wildlife estate offers a variety of accommodation options for guests to choose from including the Bush Lodge, the Waterberg Lodge as well as Eagles Nest. 

Accommodation types:

  • Zebula Bush Lodge
  • Waterberg Lodge
  • Eagles Nest

Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephones
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mini-bars
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryers.

Zebula Health and Beauty Spa

At the wellness centre relaxing spa treatments are available which can be enjoyed. From the snack bar and the outdoor garden relaxation area, excellent views of the scenic surroundings can be enjoyed. The spa features an indoor heated swimming pool, heated relaxation tubs as well as a fully equipped gym.

Spa facilities:

  • Snack bar with beautiful views
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Heated relaxation tubs
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Outdoor garden relaxation area.


Many different activities are on offer for guests and children to enjoy during a visit. Walking safaris and thrilling game drives allow for close encounters with Africa's magnificent wildlife. Other available sports include golf, tennis, volleyball, squash, mini golf, horseback riding, fishing and mountain biking.


  • Bush walks and game drive
  • Archery
  • Fishing
  • Spa treatments
  • Golf
  • Quad biking
  • Horseback safaris
  • Mountain bike safaris
  • Animal interactions
  • Indoor plunge pool
  • Heated open-air tubs
  • Squash and tennis courts
  • Volleyball
  • Paintball
  • Mini-golf.

Game Drives

Spreading over 1100 hectares of bushveld visitors can explore this reserve on a game drive. The two - hour game drive on the Game Reserve provides the best way to encounter the different species of antelope, as well as the hundreds of bird species and other small carnivores and mammals. 

Educational Elephant Interactions and Safaris

Zebula is located adjacent to the Golf Estate, 'Adventures with Elephants' offers visitors the excitement of interactions with these magnificent animals. Learn all about the elephant's world with their unique manners, while witnessing their intelligence and compassionate. The experienced, qualified elephant caretakers share their exceptional knowledge and passion making this wildlife activity an extraordinary experience.

Elephant interactions and safari activities:

  • Hands-on elephant interactions
  • Elephant-back safaris
  • Swims on the elephants
  • Starlight Safaris.

Golf Course

Golf lessons can be booked with professionals for guests staying at the estate who wish to improve their golfing skills. Besides the highly acclaimed golf course, the property also features an 18 hole putting green, a chipping area as well as a driving range.

Golf practice facilities:

  • 18-hole putting green
  • Chipping area with practice bunker
  • Driving range with five target greens


The lodge offers a total of nine conference venues. These function venues range from outdoor dining decks to particular places with adjoining accommodation options. The most significant venue at Zebula can seat up to 180 delegates while a variety of smaller conference venues is also available for more private functions as well as business meetings.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities


Dining at Zebula

The Protea Zebula Lodge features various restaurants and bars to meet everyone's culinary requirements.  Selected menus are available at each of the six dining venue where guests can may enjoy delicious meals and refreshing beverages. 

Some of the dining locations at the estate are The Main Syringa Dinner restaurant, the Thorntree Terrace Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant, The Waterberg Restaurant which caters exclusively for guests staying at the Waterberg Lodge, the Golfers Express which has been designed to match the halfway break for golfers, the Main Bar and the Pool Kiosk.

Spa Facilities

The Spa at Zebula is a bush sanctuary with nine private treatment rooms, including a double room with Jacuzzi, and an outdoor treatment deck with views of the reserve. 

The spa's private garden also offers guests a space to relax with two outdoor heated tubs while an indoor pool, a gym, steam room and snack bar is also on offer.

  • Mountain biking
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym with bicycles, treadmills, weights and exercise balls
  • Mini-golf
  • Kiddies play area with jumping castles
  • Clay target shooting
  • Paintball
  • Archery
  • Volleyball
  • Fishing
  • Golf.
Safari activities
  • Elephant Interactions and Safaris
  • Game Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Lion and Tiger Cubs
  • Crocodile Gorge
  • Meerkat Manor
Spa treatments

Zebula's health and beauty spa offers relaxing treatments which guests can enjoy in the nine private treatment rooms or on the spa's open deck. Also on offer for guests of the spa is the gym with steam room, a snack bar, two heated tubs situated in the garden and a couples treatment room with private Jacuzzi.

Rhino Run

Seating configurations:

  • Double U-shape: 60 guests
  • Schoolroom: 120 guests
  • Cinema: 180 guests
  • Cabaret: 120 guests
  • U-shape: 35 guests.
Waterberg Lodge

Seating configurations:

  • U-shape: 20 guests
  • Schoolroom: 30 guests
  • Cabaret: 24 guests.
Eagle's Nest

Seating configurations:

  • U - shape: 40 guests
Nyala Nook

Seating configurations:

  • U-shape: 40 guests
  • Schoolroom: 50 guests
  • Cabaret: 60 guests.
Zebu Lodge

Seating configurations:

  • Cabaret: 40 guests
  • U-shape: 25 guests
  • Schoolroom: 30 guests.
Bushwillow Balcony

Seating configurations:

  • U-shape: 25 guests
  • Schoolroom: 40 guests
  • Cinema: 90 guests
  • Cabaret: 70 guests.

  • Boma
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Squash court(s)
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball field

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Massage treatments
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms


These chalets lie close by to the main lodge and its facilities but still maintain a level of privacy. Each suite features either views of the bush or of the golf course.

Standard rooms feature:

  • King size or twin beds
  • Full en-suite bathrooms
  • Satellite TVs
  • Direct dial telephones 
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Minibars
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryers.


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Protea Zebula Lodge by Marriott offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.747892

Longitude: 27.966113


Directions to the Zebula Golf Estate & Spa from Johannesburg:

1. From Johannesburg take the N1 to Pretoria.
2. Follow the N1 signs towards Polokwane.
3. Take the R516 to the Warmbaths turn off and turn left going to Bela Bela.
4. At the T-junction, the waterfront will be in front of you, turn right.
5. Go over the bridge, first robot left.
6. Follow the road around a sharp right bend. At the next road turn left, go past the Aventura Resort on your left.
7. At the roundabout, turn left. Drive for about 35km passing the Mabalingwe game reserve on your right.
8. Turn right at the tar road on your right that says Rooiberg and with large Zebula Sign on the corner of the turn off.
9. Drive 4km and turn right at the Zebula sign.
10. 5km down the newly tarred road the Zebula country club will be on your right hand side. Follow the signs to the club house.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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3 Star

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