Bela-Bela was found by the Tswana people in the 1800's. The highlight of Bela-Bela is the world famous hot water springs. Hot water comes out of the earth at a rapid rate with temperatures of 53 degrees C (127.4 degrees F), and the close proximity to Johannesburg makes Bela-Bela even more popular.
The various resorts are the perfect hosts for various guests to the town. Some of the activities on offer include: sport, recreational facilities, conferencing, the Big Five, hiking, game drives, horse riding, bird watching, swimming, hunting, water sport, quad bikes and much more.
Places of interest are the golf courses, Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm, Mokopa Reptile Park, Shingwedzi Cheetah and Wild Dog Breeding Project, Datan Strawberry Farm, Bela-Bela Dam, Diepdrift, Sondela, Ra-Molopo and Thaba Monate.