Thabaphaswa Mountain Sanctuary

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 95
PRICE (unit):
from R 2,000 - 2,000
Backpacker, Resort, Self-catering
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.
"Super special time!"
14 Aug 2017
By Kerryn Haselau
"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!"
"True Sanctuary"
28 Nov 2016
By Arrie, South Africa
"If you need a good rest, mind clearing experience, away from it all, without any bells and whistles, visit Thabaphaswa"
"Peace and quiet!!"
18 Apr 2016
By Lenay, South Africa
"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.Cantwait to come back!!!."
"Thabaphaswa Camping Stay"
07 Jan 2015
By Andre, South Africa
"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."
11 Jul 2014
By Dirk, South Africa
"Puik boskamp, wat ek al 'n ruk lank op soek is. Baie ruimte, en ver van die bure. Sal weer draai maak. Dankie"
17 Jun 2014
By Henri, South Africa
"Absolute solitude. We had the best rest ever with virtually no noise except the birds and the cattle (once a day). The scenery is magnificent especially the views out from Look Out Point on the neighbouring farm. One can only but relax"
"Awesome experience"
22 Apr 2014
By Dee, South Africa
"It was an amazing adventure for our whole family!We were well received and felt straight at homeWe will definitely be back and also tell all our friends of our amazing experience!We love the fact that it is so rustic and you really and truly feel that you're camping in the bush."
20 Jan 2014
By Hercules, South Africa
"What an experience!We (my wife and I) spend 5 wonderful days at Thabaphaswa during December 2013. We stayed at the Drunken Parrot Camp Site just us, a toilet and water tap. We devised a bucket shower and felt one with nature during bathing times! Although we are not regular walkers, we had long walks every day (5 to 6km) without realizing that we were exercising. After the first 3 days of walking with the added benefits of clean air, no noise pollution and peaceful nights we felt revised and reformed. We did the foefie slide and cooled off in the cement dam.At night we sat around a wooden fire and watched the bush change from day to night. The moments silence in between had as in awe every time! And then the stars became visible and you get the distinct feeling that you can touch them.We did a 16km walk the last day and left with a sense of renewed energy and vowed to be back soon.Thank you to our hosts, Deon and Ankie Richter, for allowing us to share in the experience."
"Rustic, quiet and beautiful"
06 Jan 2014
By Larissa, South Africa
"This place is just magic! As long as you don't mind showering in the rain and going to the loo under open skies, your experience here will be amazing! It is quiet, the campsites are private, shady and well-selected. The staff and management are friendly and helpful. Little bonuses like a stone fire-pit, flattened areas for your tent, and a washing up station for dishes make the whole experience just that little bit easier. We will without a doubt be back again and again!"
"Nice place"
02 Oct 2013
By Martine, South Africa
"What a nice place! Would love to come back for a longer stay."