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About Thaba Manzi Ranch

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.

Safari: Guests can enjoy Giraffe, Impala, Blesbok, Nyala, Eland, Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Jackals, Baboons, Warthogs and Vervet Monkeys among others during unique game drives on the ranch on a wagon pulled by Tom and Harry our matching pair of Percheron horses.

  • Response Rate: 79%
  • Response Time: 58 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Includes: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 21 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

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

Important Information

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...
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.
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Reviews for Thaba Manzi Ranch

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Boipelo Makgale, South Africa
07 December 2015

We had a very lovely weekend! the staff on the farm were very helpful and friendly and made sure we had a pleasant stay!

Madelain Muller, South Africa
29 December 2014

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...
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Marcelle Warburg, South Africa
07 April 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...
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Megan Brook, South Africa
07 January 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 webs...
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arslan , South Africa
19 December 2013

Just came back from a 2 night stay at thaba manziRanch. 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,...
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Thaba Manzi Ranch Map

Thaba Manzi Ranch is 15.8km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 53.9km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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