Enjoyed Bulelani Veto, South Africa
18 June 2013
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the game lodge. Our first evening was noisy as there was a concert which we were not aware of or advised prior. One other challenge was the cold water we experienced on two consecutive mornings, but the management resolved promptly on both mornings.
Their lovely Safari breakfast is great on presentation and taste!
Back to basic nico evert, South Africa
08 April 2013
It was a weekend that brought us back to earth open veld en sky rustige omgewing en skoon natuur lug n tent wat jou gemak dra maar ook jou gedagtes hou in die natuur ons sal verseker we terug gaan.
Feedback Martie Greeff, South Africa
23 January 2013
Mr Hugo Thali
Unfortunately we did not enjoy our stay at your Game Farm, Upon our arrival on New Years Day, You yourself had not been very friendly, and brushed us off to one of your staff, We requested for the fireplace inside the chalet to be cleaned out the next morning, and this was not done at all, the shower drain was blocked, Hannes came to check and said something about water pressure and went off, never to be seen again, this was the worst 3 nights and 2 days of our holiday.
so please excuse the fact that I will not be albe to recommend your facility to any body.
Staff unfriendly Kesha van der Westhuizen, South Africa
07 January 2013
We had a 3 night stay at Thali-Thali Game Lodge. I found that the chalets were well-equipped with everything that was needed, everything worked fine! However, I do feel that the chalet could have been a bit cleaner. There were spider webs in the corners of all the rooms, spider webs in some of the cupboards and the kitchen cupboards needs a good clean on top. Secondly, I didn't feel that the staff welcomed us properly. Not once did anyone say 'Welcome to Thali Thali, Enjoy our stay' with a smile? The staff treated us like we were invisible. I went out of my way to at least greet someone, but the response was very minimal. No one really greeted us when they saw us. I didn't find this pleasant at all. One had the feel that we weren't welcome? On booking out, once again dropping off the key. We weren't asked "How was your stay", "Did you enjoy your stay" nothing? The gentleman just took the keys and I walked out. Lack of communication. I walk away from Thali-Thali feeling disappointed. Beautiful place, Beautiful animals, but the staff lacks that extra personal touch that makes one feel welcome with a warm smile or friendly hello!
No personal touch neil rudy, South Africa
05 January 2013
There where too many "little issues" that compounded to become an uncomfortable stay. No personal touch.
Thali Thali Game Lodge Natalie Milne, South Africa
29 October 2012
The Lodge was very easy to find and very enjoyable. The only concern was the hot water and only on enquiring the next morning of our one night stay, were we made aware of how to manage the hot vs. cold. Perhaps there should be more information in the tents to inform guests of correct usage? Also, the tents need to be numbered to avoid confusion.
But all in all a pleasant stay. Thank you!
Interesting experience Wilma de Villiers, South Africa
04 October 2012
The cottage was very comfortable and the interior 'interesting' - something different, but in a 'good' way.
The coffee, tea and rusks are a 'nice touch'. Some of the bed lamps could not be plugged in.
In general all the staff is very friendly.
Long weekend Mike Keth, South Africa
25 September 2012
I will not use them again, had some minor issues this weekend.
We arrived the Friday evening at around 7pm only to discover the bathroom ceiling/roof had leaked & both rolls of toilet paper were sopping wet.
The outside light for the braai area was not working. Even though they eventually made a plan, the fact that I am paying R450 a night per person, do people not check things are working beforehand?
On the 2nd morning of our 3 night stay the gas ran out, for the shower & my girlfriend was left standing in the cold for about 15min. Do they not check to make sure that it will be ok for 3 nights?
Lastly, the lock to the front door of the cabin could not be opened from the inside, due to the key being broken. I had to climb through the window every morning to unlock the door from the outside. Although the gentleman assured me they would fix it after the 1st night,they however did not! I find it unacceptable to pay this kind of money for the above mentioned problems.
When one plans a romantic weekend away, you do not want to experience issues like this.
Besides all the minor issues, the place is nice but there really is no point staying on a game farm when you cannot do a self drive without having to pay extra R100 per person.
I would rather choose alternative accommodation the next time I plan a trip to this area, it was our first trip to the west coast.
Pleasant David van EEden, South Africa
11 August 2012
Pleasant place with reasonable game. The indoor braai did not draw and it smoked the chalet out. The hot water arrangement was very dodgy; there was nothing in kitchen and either cold or scalding in shower. The braai tongs were broken, the plugs had to be swapped around for appliances, and the vehicle is parked some distance from chalet so we had to carry kit. Service minimal.
Very impressed Jacqui Botma, South Africa
14 May 2012
Our family had a stunning time. If I could just recommend something it would be that they try to sort out the geyser as we struggled to shower and kids did not shower as the water is either very hot and as soon as cold water is turned on then the water goes ice cold, not so nice for winter. But other than this we were absolutely happy!
We'll be back Keith Sabatta, South Africa
01 May 2012
Very pleasant and awesome 4 day stay, nice layout and definitely to be visited by all Capetonians wanting a "game reserve" feel. Only negative was the shower problems we experienced with very little sense of urgency to fix. Awesome game drive with Marlon who was always helpful with his knowledge and experience of the animals. Will definitley be back.
Wonderful Riana Elema, South Africa
16 January 2012
We had a wonderful time and will recommend it to other friends.
A little gem Derek Lord, South Africa
16 January 2012
We absolutely loved the accommodation, the personal touch and the willingness to help - my car got stuck in the sand, hahaha! The food was great, all-in-all, great value-for-money! We'll be back.
Amazed! Drika Muller, South Africa
01 September 2011
As I sit down to write this review, trying my best to come up with something creative, I fail miserably to find words to describe this beautiful place. We stayed in one of the Luxury Canvas Tents. It was clean, neat, beautifully furnished and oh so comfortable. The linen was the best and the en-suite bathroom with huge shower was a treat. They have a large entertainment area, complete with Safari Bar, boma/braai area, swimming pool, marquees tent and a kiddie’s play place; everything seemingly lay out and set up with the guest's comfort and needs in mind. I would love to return with a group of friends or family. At these prices it will be more than affordable. Definitely recommended. See you sooner than later.
Thali-Thali Game Lodge
Thali-Thali is a 1460-hectare Cape West Coast game and fynbos reserve situated just off the R27 near Langebaan, less than one hour drive from Cape Town and bordering the West Coast National Park. The Cape West Coast is intoxicating. Sure the wind heaves and thumps for much of the year, but the Langebaan area, with its beautiful lagoons, has a charm that keeps people coming back year after year.
Privately owned Thali-Thali Lodge can accommodate up to 20 people and offers an ideal laid-back West Coast-style atmosphere. We boast a wide range of game including kudu, oryx, giraffe, Red hartebeest, eland, zebra, springbok, Black wildebeest, duiker, bontebok, and steenbok. The reserve is also home to many different bird species, and guests are welcome to enjoy a walk in the fynbos to view these creatures.
Accommodation at Thali-Thali have been designed to create a unit with the old homestead. The eight units comprise three West Coast-style chalets and five luxury tents which are spread out in a circle around an entertainment area.
Enjoy an authentic breakaway in the midst of wildlife, complete with game viewing and West Coast hospitality.