Thaba Manzi Ranch

19 Guest Reviews
19 Customer Reviews
  • View over dam to cottages
  • Game on the farm
  • Lavender bedroom © Thaba Manzi Ranch
  • Peacock lounge
  • Loerie lilac kitchen
  • Peacock bathroom
  • Loerie bedroom
  • Loerie bathroom © Thaba Manzi Ranch
  • Shared pool area © Thaba manzi Ranch
  • Peacock kitchen © Thaba Manzi Ranch
  • Description
  • Facilities
This is a 2000 acre game and cattle ranch nestled below and incorporating two and a half kilometres of the cliffs, kloofs and mountain forest of the Magaliesberg. Thaba Manzi is a venue where you can truly escape from the city life. Come and experience the wonder of multi-coloured indigenous nguni cattle and pedi sheep, grazing alongside haartebeest, eland, geemsbok, nyala, zebra, blesbok and graceful giraffes.

Enjoy an evening braai with the sounds of the bush and the calls of the jackals as background music. For the more active, we offer horse trails, hiking and climbing in the mountains, horse and cart rides, game viewing on numerous internal cycles and walking trails.

There are luxurious self-catering cottages accommodating from two to four people comfortably and handling a total of 12 people sharing. Each cottage is individually furnished and uniquely designed with Victorian slipper baths and double showers. They all have fully equipped kitchens, their own braai areas and a shared pool area.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you.

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 19
  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

19 Reviews on Thaba Manzi Ranch

While Thaba Manzi offers some lovely views over the mountains in a peaceful farm setting, we were very disappointed with the accommodation itself. Upon arriving, we struggled to find anyone to greet us and wandered around rather aimlessly until a farm worker showed us to our apartment. The flat itself was pleasant and clean, but the owners have done the bare minimum to make guests feel at home. A sign explains that guests get only one roll of (one ply) toilet paper, after which they must pay for more. There is no soap, sugar, tea or any other thoughtful amenity available. Even the cutlery and plates are kept to a bare minimum (with just 2 knives, 2 forks and 2 plates per couple). The linen is old and very scratchy. Thaba Manzi has a lot of potential, but the owners really need to reconsider their priorities. Either that, or lower their price enough to indicate the lack of quality that guests can expect.

07 April 2014

When you go to Thaba Manzi,just expect to feel as though you don't exist. You are not greeted by anyone and you need to phone the host so that one of the workers can open for you. This in itself was ok,but the fabled activities on the website (like hiking trails and horse rides) are impossible as nobody is around to give you any information. The unit itself was up to standard,despite the fridge not closing properly and the one bedside lamp not working. If you want to relax without interruption, it's ok, but if you went there with the hopes of hiking or horse riding (as is stated on their website) then don't even consider it. I enjoyed the peace, but I felt very neglected as a guest and the service was extremely unprofessional. Nonexistent, actually.

07 January 2014

Just came back from a 2 night stay at thaba manzi Ranch. We stayed at lorie room, loved the old beams and the door, it certainly gave character to the place. The owners were very welcoming and great to talk too. Chantal very patiently explained everything on the ranch to us. We took our own coal for braai, but were also provided wood for the first braai. And were also informed if needed more then it is available at the farm for a very good price. All in all the place was very peaceful, away from the hustle and bustle of city. And simply loved waking up to the sounds of birds, insects, cows, sheep, horses etc etc. Would definitely go again!!!

19 December 2013

It was great. Love the flexibility around checking out. Very clean.

02 December 2013

We were most disappointed with our overall stay at Thaba Manzi Ranch. Although the lady that assisted us on arrival was very friendly, not once did we get to meet or see the owners. In addition we were only provided with one toilet roll and huge signs proclaimed that we had to supply any further toilet paper if needed. No where was this mentioned on the website or prior to our arrival. It was the same situation with wood for our braai fire. When one is unaware that these basics need to be brought along with us and we are some distance from a shopping area, it is indeed unpleasant. In addition the chalets were not very well maintained. We had pieces of hanging ceiling in our room, both bedside lamps were not working and no bathroom amenities were supplied. Also if you wanted to participate in any activities for example game drives or any other activities you have to phone, you could not take a walk because there is no one to explain or show you where the farm borders are All in all we feel that the cost per night(R 850.00) did not justify the quality of accommodation that we expected and will certainly not be returning there and also would not recommend it to anybody. I would also recommend that Safari now take a drive and inspect places before they put their name to advertising and selling a place.

25 September 2013
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Room information

Loerie and Lilac Studios x 2

Includes: Self-catering

The cottage has a Victorian Slipper bath and double showers. There is a Queen bed in bedroom, a lounge as well as a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering purposes. This is all open plan. The unit has its own braai area and patio ouside that overlooks the mountains. All bed linen and bath towels are provided. Units also have heaters and a ceiling fan.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Bath only, En-suite, Shower only
Beds Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater
Views Mountain

Peacock and Lavender Cottages x 2

Includes: Self-catering

The cottage has a Victorian slipper bath and double shower. There is a Queen bed in bedroom and a double sleeper couch in the lounge. The kitchen is fully-equipped for self-catering purposes. The unit has a shared braai area that overlooks the swimming pool and mountains. All bed linen and bath towels are provided. The unit also has heaters and a fan.

Features available

Bathroom Facilities Bath only, Shower only
Beds Queen beds, Sleeper couch
Other Fan, Heater, Balcony/patio
Views Mountain, Swimming pool

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