WELCOME TO THABAPHASWASheltered by enclosing hills, in a natural basin, lies a wonderful bushveld retreat, Thabaphaswa Mountain Retreat.
"Thabaphaswa", in the local dialect, means "the mountain of the black and white bull" - a well-known landmark to the inhabitants and tribes in the area. It describes the coloured patterns of the indigenous Nguni cattle. The Thabaphaswa mountain towers over the adjacent hills.
The network of hiking, mountain biking and 4 X 4 trails, offers the ideal opportunity for nature lovers to discover the variety of game, bird and plant life of the area. The beautiful scenery are complemented by the design of the overnight camps which are camouflaged between the big boulders on the farm which blend into the mountain landscape.
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CONTACT USTel: 015 491 4882
Fax: 086 614 1977
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RATESWe are proud of our affordable rates. It enables people of all means to enjoy the relaxation and fun of Thabaphaswa.
Thabaphaswa offers three camps and a luxury (honeymoon) suite
WHERE IS THABAPHASWA?
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GPS: S24 04.500 E29 04.013
Thabaphaswa has four Mountain Bike trails designed by well-known South African trail designer, Tim Fair
Mountain bike trails
The Thabaphaswa campsite can sleep up to 20 people (one or two groups only) but tents must be provided.
The network of hiking, mountain bike and 4x4 trails at and near Thabaphaswa offers a great variety and many choices for trail runners.
Thabaphaswa is a working farm with Nguni and Pinzyl cattle studs. We gladly entertain special requsts to allow children to experience true farm activities. Tell us about your requests when booking.
Nearly 200 bird species have been identified at Thabaphaswa and we are eager for our birdwatchers to identify even more.
Birding at Thabaphaswa
Thabaphaswa is an enthralling place with a remarkable variety of tree species growing at different altitudes where dendrologists can enjoy their hobby.
The Mountain Club of SA has bolted a 150m rock climb on a granite rock face on Thaba Phaswa (difficulty 17-26).
There are single and multi-pitch sport climbing routes at the sanctuary. NO EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED. A standard sport rack will get you up and down all routes.
A network of hiking trails on Thabaphaswa offers the ideal opportunity to enjoy nature at its best and hikers can plot their own route according to personal preferences.
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YOUR UNCLE ON THE FARMDeon and Ankie Richter of Thabaphaswa offers a true farm holiday for adults and children, and they find pleasure in making their guests feel welcome.
They are enthusiastically assisted by Johannes and Joseph. Thabaphaswa offers farm stays for individuals, families and groups with special rates for school and religious groups.
Thabaphaswa Nguni Stud's famous bull, Skopgraaf (Shovel). Watercolour by Esther Prehn
Experience the famous South African farm hospitality on an operating Nguni stud farm as well as a Pinzyl stud farm.
Here you will experience cows being milked, cattle being handled and how the daily farm chores get done.