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About Thabaphaswa Mountain Sanctuary

Sheltered by enclosing hills, in a natural basin, lies the wonderful bushveld of Thabaphaswa Mountain Retreat. Home within a landscape that is reminiscent of the Matopo Hills, one can spends their days exploring the network of hiking, mountain biking and 4x4 trails. Offering the ideal opportunity for nature lovers to discover the variety of game-, bird- and plant life of the area. Rockclimbing and abseiling also become favoute activities.

We offer a variety of unique bush camps, shaded campsites, a self-contained Cot-house and a self-contained cottage for honeymoon or romantic couples. All equipped with ablution facilities, braai areas, pots, pans, solar lamps and other odds and ends.

Fun is the name of our game; cool off in one of our clear water farm dams, jump from a boulder into refreshing, clear mountain spring water or be your old adventurous self and plough into the water from our true South African 'foefie' slide.

Safari: We have 4x4 routes in to the mountains to experience the lovely "bushveld in the mountains" Wild animals can be observed.

Family friendly: Children spend time in nature with out television and cell phones. We have 7 dams to swim in and 2 foefieslaaids.. Fishing. We are an operational Nguni cattle farm. Children can learn about the cattle and help herding them.

Romantic: The Pump House is a very romantic self-contained cottage.

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)
  • Tswana (Setswana)
  • Shona
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note:

• Visitors must provide their own firewood. Limited amounts are available for sale at the homestead;
• The camps have no electricity and lighting is provided by paraffin lamps, so bring your torch. The homestead runs on a generator and batteries;
• There is no cell phone reception at the camps;
• Bird, tree and...
Please note:

• Visitors must provide their own firewood. Limited amounts are available for sale at the homestead;
• The camps have no electricity and lighting is provided by paraffin lamps, so bring your torch. The homestead runs on a generator and batteries;
• There is no cell phone reception at the camps;
• Bird, tree and other species lists are available at the homestead;
• Hiking from Domerock to Kanniedood: A minimum of 6 people per back packing group, please. If groups are smaller, the accommodation at Kanniedood can not be used and hikers will be accommodated in Dome Rock, Bergvy or at the tent sites.
• The area is malaria free but we strongly advsie that you bring insecct repellant as mosquitoes and ticks can be a problem.
• Dual plate gas stoves with a gas lamp are provided at Dome Rock, Kanniedood and Bergvy Camps.
• Only Dome Rock Camp has a communal fridge.
• Campers must be fully self-sufficient.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Campsites Sleeps 20 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 21 We have been experiencing an increasingly strong demand for our campsites. People clearly want to enjoy the sounds of... see more
    from R170 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Fig Tree Camp Sleeps 16 Includes: Self-catering Fig Tree Camp accommodation caters for groups of up to 16 people on eight bunk beds with thick mattresses. It consists... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views
        from R200 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Dome Rock Camp Sleeps 7 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 4 The unique Dome Rock Camp is situated next to a non-perennial dam and has glass-walled units that blend into the surroun... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Self-catering, Single beds, Garden views
            from R280 Room rate
            • Rooms Adults
              • Kanniedood Camp Sleeps 16 Includes: Self-catering The Kanniedood Camp caters for the more agile and adventurous nature lover. The camp is a triple-storey, reed-enclosed... see more Features:  Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds see more Shared bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Single beds, Garden views, Swimming pool views
                from R280 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • The Cot House Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering A fully self-contained cottage that sleeps 6 guests. Four guests can sleep in the main Cot-House and two in an outside... see more Features:  Double beds, Single beds
                    from R470 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • The Pump House Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering The Pump House is a charming thatched, fully self-contained cottage/honeymoon suite situated next to the cattle kraal.... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Self-catering, Garden views
                        from R840 Room rate
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Thabaphaswa Mountain Sanctuary

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                          Frank Simon
                          21 May 2019

                          Although we arrived late we were very friendly and got a very nice camp site!

                          Kerryn Haselau
                          14 August 2017

                          Loved the campsite - one of the best we've been to. Loved the walks and all the unusual accommodation (Kannidood was incredible)! Super special time!!! Would have been good if staff had remembered to restock toilet paper in bathroom and also remembered to give us the info file on arrival, but they were all SO friendly that all is forgiven!

                          Arrie Wybenga, South Africa
                          28 November 2016

                          If you need a good rest, mind clearing experience, away from it all, without any bells and whistles, visit Thabaphaswa

                          Lenay Slippers, South Africa
                          18 April 2016

                          If youare looking to break away from everything this is the place to be.  Wewere so relaxed and enjoyed every minute that we were there.  I would definitelyrecommend this place to all my friends and family.  This will definitelynot be our first nor last visit and we plan to come back and visit very soon.I lovedthe “bos” shower - something to experience.Can’twait to come back!!!.
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                          Andre Van Dyk, South Africa
                          07 January 2015

                          The camping was very relaxing although in December with rains around kept one to the tent. The place being very quite during the day, beside the "mannetjie Bobbejaans" sending their occasional territorial "boggoms" from the "koppies" for every one to hear. The feathered friends all did their best to get one up very early each morning, to enjoy the start of each day.

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                          Thabaphaswa Mountain Sanctuary is 13.6km from the centre of Mokopane (Potgietersrus) , the nearest airport 51.5km (Polokwane Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling