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Thandile Country Lodge

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Farm Daniel's Rust Alma road, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 67 Speciality lodging in Bela Bela
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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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Non-smoking hotel
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Farm Daniel's Rust Alma road, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa
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Lanseria Airport128 kmSee all flights
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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 3 weeks ago
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 Africa9 contributions
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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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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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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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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rudolfbrits1 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Very nice place with a lot to offer. Really friendly people with good service. Rich history and pleasant stay in old house!!!!! Excellent venue for family gatherings, reunions and/or weddings. Affordable accommodation
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Date of stay: December 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$49 - US$60 (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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Frequently Asked Questions about Thandile Country Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Thandile Country Lodge?
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.