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Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge

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In a luxury Bushveld Eco lodge, come to experience something different, a real South African experience in the heart of the wildlife.

- Check In after 14:00 (or for lunch if you want, booking essential) and before 18:00
- No check in after 21:00
- Late check in fee (R250) will be applied after 21:00.
- Check Out before 11:00 (except special request)

The quietness of Thaba Pitsi's 500 hectares wildlife sanctuary, is the perfect getaway from the stress of city living with your family, friends or for a romantic get away in couple.

Thaba Pitsi is an oasis of peace and tranquillity who offers an exclusive "Out of Africa" experience with ample wildlife and a beautiful setting, in a malaria free area. An experience to savour and enjoy!

Thaba Pitsi, which means "Mountain of the Zebras" in Northern Sotho is situated in the Waterberg in Limpopo, the "Province of Peace".

Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge is located in close proximity to Gauteng: one and a half hours drive from the Johannesburg International Airport and one hour's drive from Pretoria. The Waterberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province is noted for its moderate climate and is considered South Africa's last great Wilderness.

We propose you to experience an Eco tourism of quality, which means holidays in luxurious accommodations entirely respectful of the nature.

Thaba Pitsi with its African luxury tents (5) and his Ndebele bungalows (3) up there on The Hill, in the heart of the South African wildlife, speak of sweet dreams under the stars of the African sky. These accommodation do not have self-catering facilities but the price includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (DBB option) and also one game drive in the Bush.

African luxury tents:
5 African luxurious bush/safari tents (3 of them cater for 2 people the 2 others for a family of 4).
The tents are individually decorated, each with an en suite bathroom and are nestled in the shade of indigenous trees (more than 70 species) with a private wooden deck overlooking the magnificent hills and are separated of about 100m from each other. Thanks to this disposition, we offer you all the privacy you wish.

Ndebele chalets:
In addition to the tents, Thaba Pitsi offers "cozy" chalets with en suite bathrooms, in a "chic" African style. Two of the chalets cater for 2 people (with outside bathroom), while the other chalet caters for 4 people. The Chalets are close to each other and are situated close to the 2 swimming pools and the rest of our facilities.

Eco Lodge facilities include:
The "Zebra Cafe our Breakfast, Bar & Conference area, a Fitness & treatment area, a Jacuzzi and 3 swinging beds overlooking the large swimming pool.
While you relax, the children can splash around in their very own kiddies pool. All our facilities blend superbly with the natural surroundings, consequently complementing one another very well.

The total amount of guests is limited to 22 people so as to ensure a tranquil environment and an excellent service to our customers.

Also available down The Hill next to the restaurant:

The Country House :
The Thaba Pitsi self-catering units, are housed in a farmhouse, converted into a Country house & Bungalows with modernity, 'cozy African' style and tastefully decorated, offer barbecue facilities, fire place, swimming pool & Jacuzzi. (5 rooms in Coutry House + 3 bungalows (2 x 4 people).

You can book DBB (dinner, bed and breakfast package) or Self Catering option.

Country House :
- 4 rooms for 2 people
- 1 family room 4 people

3 family bungalows for 2 adults + 2 children

The total amount of guests is limited to 20 people

The Restaurant:
Our Restaurant located at the foot of the Waterberg mountain, is housed in a turn-of-the 20th century (1907) farmhouse, converted into a restaurant with modernity, style and- hot orange and blue tastefully decorated.
L'Orange Bleue has earned a proud reputation for its excellent service and fine cuisine, complimented by a selection of quality wines and popular liqueurs for connoisseurs of good living!

- Best restaurant in Limpopo
- Awarded a Bibendum by Michelin guide NEOS
- Four stars in the 2003-04-05-06-07-08-09 edition of Magazine's Top
- 100 South African restaurants
- Selected by BBC Food program as being one of the best Restaurant of SA
- Selected for Off the Menu BBC show.

Since the March 2017 our Restaurant is only open for our guest who stay at Thaba Pitsi and needs to be book in advance for every meals.

Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge allows combining nature discovery with outdoor activities.

Here it offers different kinds of activities.
In the first category of activities, you find all the activities that you can do on the spot, in the reserve and which are included in the rates.
The second category is formed by activities for which you should pay an additional fee. Those activities can either be organised within the reserve or very close to it.
Visits are an other form of activities that most people will enjoy.

All the activities described below are included in our rates and can be enjoyed within the reserve.

- Game viewing (one per stay) : Accompanied by our game-ranger, guests can explore and experience the African bush in an open "vintage" Land Rover truck, or you can take game walks at your leisure. For the more adventurous, mountain bikes are available to explore the reserve.
Guests are likely to closely encounter, just about every non-threatening African animal such as the Zebra, Bushbuck, Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Bush pig, Caracal, Duiker, Eland, Eagle, Giraffe, Grysbok, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu, Oryx, Ostrich, Reedbuck, Red Hartebeest, Steenbok, Warthog and Baboon.
The amateur birdwatcher will relish in the variety of more than 223 bird species.
The amateur tree watcher will relish in the variety of more than 70 species.

- Walking Trails (28km): as Thaba Pitsi is an Eco reserve where live only non-dangerous animals such as zebras, antelopes... You can walk safely in the bush and observe the flora and the fauna.

- Mountain bike trails: we have at your disposal mountain bike, which you can use to discover the bush.

- Photography: the Bush is an excellent place to develop your photographic talents!

- Stargazing: the telescope (Lodge only) of the reserve whenever you feel like observing the sky.

- Tennis: the tennis court is situated between the restaurant & the Country House.

- Swimming and Jacuzzi: the swimming pools and the Jacuzzi are available at the Lodge & at the Country House. The nice South African temperatures allowed you to go swimming from September to May.

- Billiard (Lodge only) at the Zebra Cafe.

- Pétanque: You can play the pétanque (French balls) just besides the restaurant.

The activities described below are considered as extra activities and ask an additional charge to do it. You can do some of these activities within the Thaba Pitsi & other close to the lodge. (Prices of the activities).

- Health & beauty treatments: Revitalise your mind, body and soul at our unique Bush Spa. Our fully trained therapist will pamper you with an:

All of these treatments are done in the privacy of our spa, on a deck overlooking the bush.
For guests who prefer a more energetic form of relaxation, we offer treadmills, bicycles and gym equipment to stay in good shape. You can also cool down in the large swimming pool with its Waterfall, relax in the open-air Jacuzzi or on the spacious wooden sun deck.

- Horse trails: No matter what's your horse-riding level. In quick time or slowly, discovering the bush with horses is the best way to approach the games. R300/horse ±1h30

- 4 Wheeler trails: Accompanied by one member of our staff, you will discover the Bush with a 4 wheeler. You can follow the track or cut through the bush. R250/quad/hour

- Clay pigeon shooting: A member of our staff will provide you all the equipment, quality shotguns, clay targets, ammo and the explanation you will need it to enjoy this precision sport .R380/25 targets

- bow shooting ($) R50/pers. 1/2h/guided. We supply bows, arrows, target & instructions. Minimum of 2 required - The bow shooting fields is situated besides the Tennis court.

- Fishing is possible in different places close by the Reserve.

- Hunting can be organised on neighbouring farms (on request).

- Golf: You feel like playing golf? No problem, you can enjoy different gorgeous Golf Club around Bela Bela.

The Northern Province and surroundings are rich in places to visit. All of these visits can be organised on request.

Thaba Kwena crocodile farm is the largest crocodile farm in South Africa open to the public. The farm houses more than 22 000 crocodiles. You will learn a lot about how those reptiles live, eat, reproduce, breed... Crocodile meat is also available for retail.

De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah & Wildlife Ranch:
The Cheetah farm was established in 1971 with the aim of breeding endangered species. While the cheetah project was the base from which the centre launched its conservation ethic, it soon widened to include other rare and endangered animals species such as wild dog, brown hyena, serval...

Nylsvley Nature Reserve is a 4.000HA reserve and lies between the Waterberg Mountains & the Springbok Flats at 50 km North of
Bela Bela. It is a Birds sanctuary with 400 species and 80.000 birds

Other places to visit in the area include the natural Springs & thalasso therapy facilities at For Ever resort, Bambalela rehabilitation centre, the Makapansgat caves, Potgietersus Platinum mine and the Carousel Casino and Entertainment Centre situated at 50 kilometers from Thaba Pitsi.


Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Disabled
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television

On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Children Allowed
  • Conference Rooms
  • Gym
  • Internet Terminal
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Self Catering
  • Tennis

Local Facilities

  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Other


Additional Rates Info:
Thank you for your interest in Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve. We would like you to stay with us.

ECO LODGE African luxury tents & Ndebele bungalows

Sleeps 1400
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Rates DBB for Thaba Pitsi Lodge (African luxury tents & Ndebele bungalows): - R1.400/adult/night (sharing) - R2.100/adult/night (single) - R700/child 3y->12y sharing with adults - R225/baby 0y->2y sharing with adults These rates given include, breakfast and dinner (starter + main course + dessert), accommodatio and also one game drive in the Bush. Meals: Breakfast at the "Zebra Cafe". Dinner at "l'Orange Bleue". No self catering at the Ndebele Village and the African Luxury Tents.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 2100   R 1400
February 2018       R 2100   R 1400
March 2018       R 2100   R 1400
April 2018       R 2100   R 1400
May 2018       R 2100   R 1400
June 2018       R 2100   R 1400
July 2017       R 2100   R 1400
August 2017       R 2100   R 1400
September 2017       R 2100   R 1400
October 2017       R 2100   R 1400
November 2017       R 2100   R 1400
December 2017       R 2100   R 1400

The Thaba Pitsi - Self-catering units

Sleeps 550
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The Thaba Pitsi Country-house is housed in a farmhouse, converted into a Country-house with modernity, 'cozy African' style and tastefully decorated, offer barbecue facilities, fire place, swimming pool & Jacuzzi (5 rooms+ 3 bungalows (4 pers./unit) You can book DBB or self catering. Option Self-Catering " Country-house & bungalows" - R550/pers./night (sharing) - R825/pers./night (single) - R295/child 3y->12y sharing with adults - R125/baby 0y->2y sharing with adults SELF CATERING - PACKAGE SERVICE Guest only make their own food and drinks. We will clean the guesthouse and/or the bungalow(s). We do the dishes . We make the beds. We will also clean the whole living area, bathrooms and kitchen.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 825   R 550
February 2018       R 825   R 550
March 2018       R 825   R 550
April 2018       R 825   R 550
May 2018       R 825   R 550
June 2018       R 825   R 550
July 2017       R 825   R 550
August 2017       R 825   R 550
September 2017       R 825   R 550
October 2017       R 825   R 550
November 2017       R 825   R 550
December 2017       R 825   R 550

The Thaba Pitsi - Self-catering units DBB option

Sleeps 995
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The Thaba Pitsi Country-house is housed in a farmhouse, converted into a Country-house with modernity, 'cozy African' style and tastefully decorated, offer barbecue facilities, fire place, swimming pool & Jacuzzi (5 rooms + 3 bungalows (4 pers./unit) Option DBB for the Country-house & bungalows" promo rates 2015: - R995/adult/night (sharing) - R1495/adult/night (single) - R495/child 3y->12y sharing with adults - R195/baby 0y->2y sharing with adults These rates given are for some activities, accommodation, breakfast and dinner (starter + main course + dessert). Meals: Breakfast and Dinner at "l'Orange Bleue".

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2018       R 1495   R 995
February 2018       R 1496   R 995
March 2018       R 1495   R 995
April 2018       R 1495   R 995
May 2018       R 1495   R 995
June 2018       R 1495   R 995
July 2017       R 1495   R 995
August 2017       R 1495   R 995
September 2017       R 1495   R 995
October 2017       R 1495   R 995
November 2017       R 1495   R 995
December 2017       R 1495   R 995
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 19 July 2017


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Frischgewaagd 9, Bela Bela, 0480

Map  Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge in Bela Bela  Bushveld  Limpopo  South Africa

Guest Comments

An awesome relaxing place with wonderful hosts. Cant wait to visit there for another bush experience.

The place is good, only the gravel road is a problem. The office staff is not that friendly, but the cleaners are friendly.

We found all the management very helpful and friendly , as this is a pet friendly establishment a small fenced area for our little guy would have been an added advantage. The 7 kms of gravel road is however not car friendly , and would not suggest you go there in a little car.

We booked a 2 day stay during the week and were fortunate enough to have the resort to ourselves. The peace and quiet was just what the doctor ordered. The management and staff still ensured that we had all our needs met. Even providing a bit of groceries from town :) It was lovely and we would definitely make use of the resort in future.

It was a worthwhile stay when I needed well deserved time-off to relax away from busy life in the city. I really enjoyed the experience and would have liked to stay even longer.
Thanks again to the staff for their hospitality.


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