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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 and game viewing on numerous internal cycling and walking trails. There are 4 comfortable 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: Enjoy Giraffe, Impala, Blesbok, Nyala, Eland, Gemsbok, Hartebeest, Jackals, Baboons, Warthogs and Vervet Monkeys as well as the cattle, sheep and horses of this African Farm. Horse riding, walking and cycling trails provide access.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 2 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 24 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Available this weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking

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 18:300 pm . We will levy a R150.00 late check-in fee after 7pm. Check out time is 10:00 am.
A R200.00 refundable key...
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 18:300 pm . We will levy a R150.00 late check-in fee after 7pm. Check out time is 10:00 am.
A R200.00 refundable key deposit is payable in cash on arrival. This will be refunded at the end of your stay less any breakage charges.
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Reviews for Thaba Manzi Ranch

24 guest reviews Reviews of

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Liandi Linde, South Africa
29 March 2016

Upon arriving, there was no sign at the gate to help you to identifiy the ranch. I phoned the owner and he rudly explained to me where the gate was. At the gate there was no sight of anyone on the farm. You just have to guess what to do next!! We opened the gate and drove in. We stood around for maby 15min before anyone came to greet us. We were greeted by the domestic worker who gave us our key. The room was not cleaned at all!!! Red ants everywere! In the bed, in the toilet and even in the fridge! The bed and furniture were also full of dog hair. I had to cleen the room before we could put...
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Debbie Cantin, South Africa
23 March 2016

I wish I had read the other reviews before I booked the accommodation as all the negative points were exactly as we experienced which shows that the owners have made no effort to improve the quality of their accommodation. The location is lovely and so special to spend time on an actual farm especially for children. And whereas we also never saw or heard anything form the hosts, which I think is quite poor, the farm staff who did help us were very friendly. THERE ARE NO ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE ON THE FARM despite what the write up says. The accommodation itself was incredibly disappointing consid...
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Mervyn Vermeulen, South Africa
22 March 2016

The Farm itself is beautiful, but the description fails to tell one that central wall divides two adjoining units. With the corrugated iron roof one hears everything your neighbor is doing. This venue is ideal for two couples who want to book adjoining units for a fun weekend away, but is not suited for a romantic getaway for a single couple as we had planned.

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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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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