Thaba Manzi Ranch

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  • 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
  • Important Information
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: 21
  • Parking Available
  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Internet Access
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

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


No deposits or full payments will be refunded, unless a replacement is found by the client. No refunds are given if client leaves the farm early or for what ever reason.
Please note: Check in time is between 14:00 pm and 17:00 pm . We DO NOT take check in after 18:30 pm. Check out time is 10:00 am.
A R100.00 refundable key deposit is payable in cash on arrival. Also we ask that you set an amount aside in case of breakages.


21 Reviews on Thaba Manzi Ranch

This place sucks, poor hygiene, rude and impersonal owners, no water or electricity. the place is badly run down


07 January 2015

This is by far the worst place I have ever stayed at. We never once saw the "host". The place was infested with flies. They didn't even have any flies repellent spray, or anything. The linen was dirty. The utensils hadn't been washed. There was continuous power outages and no back-up generator except at the main dwelling. We went out and bought our own fly traps. When we called and complained about the lack of water and electricity, we were sworn at by the host Ms Chantal de Villiers. She refused to refund us for the day that we didn't stay. This place is a total fraud. It definitely doesn't resemble the photos or "reviews" on any of the accommodation websites. This is a rundown fly infested dump. The chalet is totally open plan - the shower and bathroom is all open - which means you basically bathing is the open, where anyone can walk past and watch. The veranda pillars are tied together with wire. The "chalets" are situated next to the pig pens. The poor cows and horses sleep outside - there is no proper barn or sheds for them. They are left to fend for themselves. The cows are milked in the dirty run down dirty shack. The pool is cracked and leaking. It was dirty with algae on the side. Almost cut my foot on the broken tiles around the pool. The grass around the chalets and pool is full of thorns.


29 December 2014

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
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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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.
Bathroom Facilities Bath only, En-suite, Shower only
Beds Queen beds
Other Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Fan, Heater
Views Mountain
 
Loerie and Lila ..
Sleeps 2 Price:
  • R700
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* This data is a guide and is subject to change. Please confirm rates and availability by requesting a quote.

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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