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Saturday, March 22, 2014

SA Diversity Tour (5/02/2014) Day 21

Badplaas Mineral Baths
Badplaas belongs to Forever Resorts and is situated on the R38 near Carolina in the Mpumalanga region.
 Our stopover there for one night en route from Kruger to St. Lucia was not enough to fully enjoy all the resort has to offer as this is a place the whole family can enjoy at least a two week vacation. There are many types of accommodation available to suit everyone’s needs from chalets, guest houses and log cabins......
a hotel .....
and a camping site with 300 stands where we stayed overlooking the surrounding hills.

The main attraction for us was the Hydro Spa in which we spent a few hours soaking our weary bones but as there was so much else to fit in, we could not tarry too long there.

Outside, there are various pools of different temperatures to suite all tastes including some shallow ones for the children.
I think that the waterslides and tubes are the most used and SO much fun!!

Gaelyn enjoyed them immensely! :D

The gardens are beautiful and a must to walk around in.
Being a warm water spring, there is a beautiful arch with some of the water flowing which come directly out of the ground.
The resort offers a complex where there is a small shop, bottlestore, beauty parlour, ATM’s, a restaurant, doctors, laundry, fuel station. etc. 
For those looking to find the ideal place for a conference, there are three available.
Activities range from game drives, paintball, go-carts, horse riding, putt-putt and many more to keep the children from being bored.


Gaelyn said...

Badplaas was So much fun. We definitely need to visit again.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This time we must stay for a week. :)