Thandile Country Lodge

Farm Daniel's Rust Alma road, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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THANDILE GUEST FARM offers you an intimate and private Bushveld stay with luxury accommodation and exquisite cuisine. A very private and quiet guest farm in the malaria-free Waterberg which consists of 7 double rooms with one double bed, high yellow wood ceilings, en suite bathroom with a large oval bathtub and shower. Two of the rooms have a double sleeper couch, lots of cupboard space, tea/coffee making facility (breakfast included). Children under 12 half price & under 7 free of charge.At THANDILE GUEST FARM, only 14km from Bela Bela from the Alma road turn-off at the stop after Forever Resort Aventura (GPS coordinates S24°48'31.64" E28°10'56.56"), we offer:* ±200 hectares of game trails featuring giraffe, kudu, ribbok, warthog, baboon, vervet monkeys, blue wildebeest and other small game indigenous to the area.* Variety of bird species for bird lovers.* Experience nature at its' best, on horseback. Our horses are well trained and people friendly and we cater for both experienced and novice riders. * The Elephant Tree Restaurant surprises you with delicious breakfasts, lunch and dinner by appointment. The two chefs on duty will prepare exceptional tasty and beautifully presented meals.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Farm Daniel's Rust Alma road, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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Louis O wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
This guesthouse is a hidden gem, a short drive outside Bela Bela. The owners are incredibly friendly and treat you as if you're family. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the large house with its tall ceilings and thick walls transports you back in time, to period when life was far less complicated than it is today. Allowing guest to truly unwind and relax. There is an on-site restaurant with a balcony that overlooks two ponds, where zebras and horses casually roam by and drink to their heart's content. Definitely a place I will be visiting again with my family!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Thandile1, Owner at Thandile Country Lodge
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Thank you for the kind feedback. Hope to welcome you back soon.
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Companion08230907281 wrote a review Aug 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Everything we expected and more for a farm stay and excellent hosts.
Surrounded by nature and animals added to the ambiance for a special weekend away.
Hiking on the farm and view the beautiful Giraffe . The Shack restaurant 5 min drive away for a drink and bite to eat with the locals.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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dineongcobo wrote a review Nov 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
The lodge is nestled away in a peaceful place. The room has a rustic feel giving that lovely farmhouse feel to it. The food was absolutely delicious and the hosts are extremely friendly. We felt like we were at home visiting family.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from ME Daniel, Owner at Thandile Country Lodge
Responded 22 Nov 2022
Dineo thank you for the positive feedback. We trust that your marriage, after the honeymoon you spent with us, will be blessed in abundance. Kind regards Magdel
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lblaire2022 wrote a review May 2022
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Average accommodation, in a peaceful setting. Very rustic. lovely old farm house with lots of history. Unfortunately owners weren't there for our visit and we did have hot water and Wi-Fi issues that could not be resolved.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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mwhoon wrote a review Mar 2022
Polokwane, South Africa1 contribution
Service was friendly and very efficient. The room was clean and neat. I loved hearing the horses in the afternoon!! The area is perfect to relax. No loud noises. The room could use a bigger veriety of kitchen utensils.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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lindokuhlenxumalo wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
The lodge is very peaceful and has beautiful views. We went horse riding on the mountain which was magnificent and my four year old daughter was brave enough to do the hours riding with us up the mountain. She had her own horse and not scared to ride alone. We also went for the game drive nearby which was also great I would definitely recommend Thandile Country Lodge
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from ME Daniel, Owner at Thandile Country Lodge
Responded 02 Feb 2021
Dear Lindokuhle Thank you so much for your positive feedback.We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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MarkJGibbons wrote a review Dec 2020
Cape Town, South Africa23 contributions5 helpful votes
A great stop over for us. Clean. Rustic charm. Self catering with well equipped communal kitchen and relaxing lounge. Surrounded by lush bushveld and can walk among the zebras, horses and giraffe. Plenty of birds. Reasonably priced, with warm and welcoming hosts.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Safari68178122748 wrote a review Jan 2023
We came for horse riding mainly, as a family 3years old and 5 years old. My kids were scared now that they were closer to the horses including my teenagers.

It’s was their 1st time. I salute the team, they convinced them and encouraged them in showing how they operate. Before we knew it the little ones started 1st and the whole family was enjoying

Kobus was even friendly and showed us around.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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tumalunga wrote a review Jan 2020
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Getting to the place is a challenge cause of the gravel road. The place itself just needs a bit of a makeover. A big disadvantage is the pool area. It's far from premises ad kids can't swim there. It's a peaceful place
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Thandile1, Owner at Thandile Country Lodge
Responded 08 Jan 2020
Thank for the feedback. The gravel road is only 4.5km long but unfortunately it is not well maintained by the Government which does affect anyone doing business in the area. The lodge building is 164 yrs old so maintenance is a constant challenge but staying in an historic building has a charm of its own. We take note of your comment re the pool area. We plan to build a swimming pool in front of the lodge in the near future. Regards
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Somashni wrote a review Sept 2023
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Great value for money! The location is beautiful with animals roaming freely. Horse ride with the kids is one to remember. Hosts were very pleasant and made us feel at home. Just a bit dusty but that could have been from the construction going on.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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cymz asked a question Jun 2019
Tonga, South Africa1 contribution
How much are your horse rides
Answer from Thandile1
Bela Bela, South Africa3 contributions
Hi there Our horsesafari's are R220 PP for 1 Hour.
nozipho M asked a question Sept 2018
Emalahleni, South Africa
Hi do you offer self catering and how much for 9 people per night
Answer from Thandile1
Bela Bela, South Africa3 contributions
We are primarily a B & B lodge but we also offer the rooms on a self-catering basis starting from R750 per room per night. For more details please view our website.
Julian E wrote a tip Jan 2019
Sandton, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
"Every room has its own attraction"
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Shelly t wrote a tip Jan 2019
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"Place is easily accessible if you have your own transport"
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Boitumelo M wrote a tip Nov 2017
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"Master bedroom beautiful"
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_mpilo_ntuli wrote a tip Jan 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa3 contributions3 helpful votes
"Accessibly by any vehicle but a car that's high off the ground might be a more comfortable ride for that 4 to 5 km of gravel."
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Thabang Nteo G wrote a tip Jan 2017
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"Rooms are near the restaurant area, the one we had offered a view to the bush, pool and mountains"
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PRICE RANGE
R 748 - R 902 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Thandile Guest Farm
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceWaterbergBela Bela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Thandile Country Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Thandile Country Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thandile Country Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Thandile Country Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.