Welcome to Bela-Bela
Bela-Bela is a hot, chaotic and seemingly perpetually busy place. And as so often in South Africa, there's an arresting juxtaposition between the township and town. But Bela-Bela works as a spot to break a journey, especially if you like to indulge in ‘warm baths’. Bela-Bela (aka Warmbaths) takes its name from the town’s hot springs, which bubble out of the earth at a rate of 22,000L per hour and were discovered by the Tswana in the early 19th century. Bathing in the soporific pools is a popular treatment for rheumatic ailments. There are also a couple of interesting attractions just north of town.