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Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge

908 Nooitgedacht D Frischgewaagd 9, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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Our Lodge is Nestling in the shadows of the Waterberg Mountains, near Bela-Bela (formerly Warmbaths) in the Limpopo Province, Thaba Pitsi is a Malaria free private game reserve of 500 hectares. It takes less than 2 hours to reach Thaba Pitsi from Johannesburg and less than one hour thirty minutes from Pretoria, travelling on the Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) highway N1 North. Thaba Pitsi Lodge with its Ndebele bungalows and its luxury tented Camp, up there on the hill, in the heart of the nature reserve. L'Orange Bleue, the restaurant of Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve. Selected by BBC Food program as being one of the best Restaurant of SA - selected for Off the Menu BBC show. The Country House & 3 Bungalows fully furnished & equipped: (5 rooms in " la Vallee de Blandine " + 3 bungalows (4 people & 2 people). 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. You can book DBB (dinner, bed and breakfast package) or Self Catering.
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Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Hiking
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
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Massage
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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English, Afrikaans
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Tokologo wrote a review Nov 2020
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions
Wow iv neva felt like home away from home,Cariana n Charl welcomed us from the moment we gor there and made us very welcomed...their place is out of this world breathtaking everything about thabapitsi is on point im Definately coming back
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Cornay wrote a review Nov 2019
Lusaka, Zambia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow, Wow, Wow. What an amazing experience. To Anel, Charl and Janneman. Thank you for everything. They went out of their way to make this experience simply awesome. A five star lodge in the middle of the mountains. Well kept, extremely neat and awesome facilities. Especially the Jacuzzi. Very nice walks in the morning and evenings where you will spot some game. But it was the people that made it amazing. Nothing was too much effort. Friendly and professional. They went beyond the call of duty. Thank you so much. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Riaan wrote a review Jul 2019
Alberton, South Africa1 contribution
It was amazing. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived. The staff is friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Every moment was one to remember Thaba Pitsi Team, you guys are amazing and have set the bar very high for other places, as in future we will expect the same kind of friendly and accommodating service from the rest of the places we visit. I salute you !!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MrsMak wrote a review Apr 2019
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa51 contributions14 helpful votes
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We wanted a stay in tented accommodation and we got a beautiful stay at Thaba Pitsi. The tents are beautiful and comfortable with a fridge and coffee station. They are private but within walking distance of each other. The outdoor jacuzzi, pool and fitness center made us wish we had booked for a longer stay. The highlight of this place is the team that works there. From Anel who manages the bookings and was so helpful when we looking for a place to stay, to Charl who welcomed us and Marius who took care of us during the stay. We were in great hands. They went out of their way to cater for the two children in our company and we hope we get a chance to come back. When we do we hope to do more activities there as we had just enough time for the feeding tour which was highly informative.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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LisaCD74 wrote a review Oct 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thaba Pitsi, meaning Zebra Mountain is a modest hamlet nestled in a valley at the foot of a plateau. The lodge has several types of accommodation. We stayed in the country house at the bottom of the lodge. There are quaint bungalows decorated in Ndebele fashion, on the top of the plateau as well as well-equipped tented rooms which look very comfortable. These options include bed and breakfast. The country house is very spacious, complete with a pool and a hot tub, which made for beautiful star gazing. The exceptionally friendly staff - Rozane and Riaan - made us feel like family from the first moment. All our needs were met and catered for. Rozane is a fabulous chef and Riaan's game drives were very interesting as he has a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about conservation. There are no dangerous animals on the reserve and a walk up to the top of the plateau is a beautiful experience. If you like cats, you're in for a treat as there are a few tame cats roaming around the property. They didn't come into the house uninvited, but we are all cat mad so having them around was a bonus. There are two friendly horses and a pony that I was told are available for casual riding. It was a peaceful break from the city. Be warned that cellphone reception is very weak so be prepared to be cut off from the outside world. We left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The country house is close to all amenities and very comfortable.
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daleenlubbe wrote a review Mar 2018
Centurion, South Africa27 contributions1 helpful vote
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Wow what can I say? It was amazing. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived there. The staff is friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We took long walks up the mountain and enjoying the fresh air. The self catering chalet we stayed in is beautiful. The bathroom needs an upgrade but it was still worth it. If you love the outdoors I will definitely recommend Thaba Pitsi. The dinner in the restaurant was outstanding. Thank you for a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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EvB wrote a review Jan 2018
Utrecht76 contributions52 helpful votes
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We had a wonderful 4 days at Thaba Pitsi. It was with a big family group with 8 adults and 6 children aged between 1 and 10 years old. The safari tents and bungalows were very rustic and just right for a short stay. We spent a lot of time in the pool because it was very hot! The game drive was a wonderful treat for the kids. We also went on a quad excursion and had a pony ride for the kids. The food was excellent and we had a very memorable stay. Thank you everyone at Thaba Pitsi!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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kay237 wrote a review Nov 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our experience was the WORST, wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy. The place needs a MAJOR upgrade! It is a family farm! A warning for the long gravel road should be highlighted on the website. The reserve is empty, only has 6 varieties of animals, it was an insult to be taken around and view almost nothing. The bed we had to sleep on was so old and not pleasant to sleep on. Everything is outdated. Dstv is the cheapest package; we couldn't watch our programmes (Impossible to make the place feel like home). The family's pets are roaming around the place, the two dogs gave us a scare and we ended up giving them our meat while screaming for help from the family. The cats are all over the place, which made us uncomfortable. Vodacom network is not available. I would never re-visit the place, EVER. Nor recommend it to any one.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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ziggy03 wrote a review Sept 2017
Fourways, South Africa6 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the luxury tents on top of the mountain. This one of the few stays that we have had where the luxury tent really was luxury. The tent consisted of an undercover patio area, a large double bed, shower and ablutions and a small fridge. There was also complimentary water, coca-cola and tea and coffee facilities. The view was of the bush and the only sound we could hear was the twittering of birds. We found the hosts incredibly welcoming, nothing was a bother. Breakfast was delightful and cooked on top of the mountain in the little restaurant close to the tents. The first night we had dinner at the bottom of the mountain. We were transported down to the restaurant and up afterwards. Food was excellent. The second night a braai was provided at the top of the mountain in the boma which is great for conversation with the other guests. The pool is lovely, we did swim although it was a bit chilly. There is also a spa, fitness room and a jacuzzi. The only activities that we tried was hiking (only saw two zebra) and horse riding which was great and saw lots of game activity. We had a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay and would recommend Thaba Pitsi to those who want a peaceful and relaxing time away from the rat race.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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zoupyzoup wrote a review Aug 2017
Paris, France52 contributions35 helpful votes
Dinner & breakfast were delicious. The staff very friendly and payed a close attention to us A lot of animals to watch during game drives or alone for a walk. A lot of activities proposed to enjoy the stay. Accommodations need refurbishment but tents were awesome ! Peaceful place to take a break !
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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R 1,285 - R 1,323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergBela Bela
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16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cheetah Experience (ZA Cheetah Conservation) (1.0 km), L'abri Farm Shop and Brewery (1.1 km), and De Wildt Shingwedzi Cheetah Ranch (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toeka Se Dae, Tacoma Spur Steak Ranch, and Ocean Basket Bela Bela.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Bela Bela.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.