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About Thabametsi Farm

May Thabametsi weave its magic on your soul so that your footsteps automatically lead you back.. This tranquil, rustic self-catering getaway is situated on a 132Ha farm, nestled between two koppies and overlooking the valley to the Witwatersrand Mountains.We assure you of a quiet breakaway from the hustle and bustle of the city and therefore do not allow music or unnecessary noise. We trust that it will encourage you to visit us.The malaria-free location assures guests of beautiful sunsets and great hospitality. The diverse ecosystem encourages a wide range of birdlife, particularly on the dam and smaller animals like bushbuck, warthogs, scrub hares, mongoose, monkeys and squirrels have also made Thabametsi their home.Thabamesti Farm offers pet friendly, family orientated accommodation. This is a true farm stay experience with horses grazing in the paddocks, Munchkin the goat, as well as ducks, chickens and a turkey for the children to feed and keep an eye out for the two tortoises. ALL UNITS: Indoor fireplaces and heaters cater for cosy winter nights whilst summer evenings are braai-time in the lovely bomas under the stars. Fully equipped kitchens. There is also free under cover parking. Activities includes swimming in the solar heated pool, gym, games in the entertainment area with DSTV. Surprise games set up for kids, a jungle gym, trampoline and obstacle course. The kids will discover a fantasy garden and the adults a thought provoking labyrinth. Nature walks, birdwatching, kids bicycle track, gym, cycling for adults. Donkey and tractor cart rides are included in the booking. Our Coffee and Craft shop offers local gifts and homemade products as well as some basic necessities whilst enjoying milkshakes, various coffees and more from the coffee shop. PET POLICY: Small to medium sized socialised dogs (two per unit) and caged birds welcome all year round. Pets sleep inside; bring own pet beds (very important please). Dogs are not allowed on the furniture and must be free of ticks and fleas. Easy access to walks on the farm. Consideration must be given to resident dogs, cats, birds, farm animals and wildlife. Pets stay FREE. What we Provide:•Indoor fireplace & outdoor braai areas with Weber;•Comfortably furnished with good quality beds and linen, generous down duvets, bath towels only;•Cots, high chairs and baby bath available on request;•Fans, heaters, hot water bottles, electric blankets;•Cellphone coverage (best reception is Vodacom, Cell C in certain areas MTN);•TV (SABC TV 1-3 & ETV) Hotel Bouquet DStv in Owl and Sunset/Sunrise cottages and Entertainment area. Guests are welcome to bring their own DVD player. •Safety boxes in every unit;•Undercover parking.We recommend that you bring along the following:•Drinking water;•Swimming towels;•Casual clothes, walking shoes, warm jackets and hats;•A torch;•Suntan cream ;•Bicycles to make use of the tracks around the farm (we have 4 mountain bikes for hire);•Anti-histamine if you are allergic to bee stings;•Mosquito repellent;•Feel free to bring any snacks to feed the farm animals.

Family friendly: Tractor&donkey cart rides,games,animal feeding for real farm experience.Bicycle track for kids. Play areas with trampoline. Canoeing available.

Romantic: We offer a Romantic dinner for two in your unit on request or a picnic for two - this is not included in the booking value.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 37
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 51 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

No music or unnecessary noise. Booking in time no later than 8.30pm unless otherwise requested.
We are pet friendly and allow up to two medium sized dogs that is socialised per unit.

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Reviews for Thabametsi Farm

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Rathna Sewdass
25 February 2018

The peace, the tranquility and ambience of Thambametsi Farm coupled with the hospitality of staff and management.

Emmanuel Moloisane
06 February 2018

We enjoyed the donkey & tractor rides. The kids loved the games as well. What a lovely weekend we had.

Tursha Myles
05 January 2018

Like always the staff is super friendly and helpful, the kids had a blast with the tractor and donkey cart rides.

Magali Malherbe
06 November 2017

A truly lovely stay with lots of things to do for young children. We had such a great time, reconnecting with nature. I could recommend to any young family!

Christina Kennedy, South Africa
07 November 2016

What an amazing weekend - we are beyond thrilled to have finally found the perfect weekend family getaway within a short drive of Jo'burg!From the incredible staff to the well-equipped cottages to the vast range of activities on offer, Thabametsi has it all. Our daughter was kept busy from dawn till dusk with pony rides, tractor rides, donkey cart rides, feeding the animals, swimming in the lovely shallow pool, playing in the games room and running around in nature. And my husband and I managed to shrug off our city stress and R-E-L-A-X to the max.Thank you to Judy and staff - we will definite...
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Thabametsi Farm Map

Thabametsi Farm is 16.3km from the centre of Magaliesburg , the nearest airport 57.6km (Lanseria International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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