Dome Rock Camp
Thabaphaswa provides a wide range of accommodation but our camps are especially popular.
The unique Dome Rock Camp is situated next to a non-perennial dam and has "glass-walled" units that blend into the surrounding environment.
These are situated amongst huge boulders which afford guests both privacy and the experience of being close to nature whilst still enjoying the home comforts of a bed and thick mattress.
Each unit is named after the tree next to which it was built:
- Huilboerboon (2 rooms sleeps 4 + 3 ),
- Red Ivory (3 rooms sleeps 2+3+2),
- Maroela (2 rooms sleeping 4 + 2) and
- Kiepersol (2 rooms sleeping 4 + 2).
The entire camp can accommodate 26 people. Please note that some of the beds are bunk beds.
All accommodation units have a separate braai and washing up area and are equipped with braai grids, pots, pans, kettles, two-plate gas stoves with gas lamps and paraffin lamps. Guests need to bring their own cooking and eating utensils. A communal fridge is a useful addition, however space is limited when the camp is full.
In keeping with the rest of the camp, the ablutions are unique (3 toilets and 3 showers). The separate showers are heated by an old-fashioned wood fired "donkey" and are surrounded by reeds, but open to the sky. The flush toilets (with a VERY SENSITIVE SEPTIC TANK system) are affectionately referred to as "loos with views".
The entire camp is linked by winding concrete walkways.
A second unusual camp caters for the more agile and adventurous nature lover.
The Kanniedood Camp is a triple storey, reed-enclosed stilt shelter built amongst Commiphora (Kanniedood) trees high up on a steep rock face.
The cantilevering upper deck offers incredible views over the hills and valley below. The first deck contains bunk beds and mattresses with sleeping place for 14 people. The space between the stilts forms an open air kitchen next to a communal braai area.
Once again ablution facilities (one shower and one toilet) are open air with reed fencing. Access to the camp can only be achieved by 4x4 followed by a short, steep climb carrying food and luggage. There is no fridge therefore it is advisable to bring your own good quality cooler box. A braai grid, pots, pans, a kettle, two-plate gas stove and lamps are provided. Bring your own cooking and eating utensils.
Parking for normal vehicles is approximately 15 min walk/climb from the camp.
Fig Tree Camp
Fig Tree Camp accommodation caters for groups of up to 16 people on 8 bunk beds with thick mattresses. It consists of a lockable reed shelter with a corrugated iron roof adjacent to a communal braai area. Basic kitchen equipment is provided but there is no fridge.
Bring your own cooking and eating utensils. Ablution facilities (two reed enclosed showers and 2 toilets) are situated approximately 50m away at the Thabaphaswa campsite.
The Pump House
The Pump House is a charming, thatch, fully self-contained cottage/honeymoon suite situated next to the cattle kraal. An antique, brass double bed (linen provided), freestanding Victorian bathtub, candles and paraffin lamps provide the perfect setting in which to enjoy nature. It was designed as accommodation for honeymoon couples.
We have tried to make The Pump House as accessible and convenient as possible for guests in wheelchairs.