Basic entrance fee for day visitors: (Hiking, Mountain biking and 4x4)
  • R60 per person - full day
  • R30 per person - half day
(Rates apply for reservations 2 nights or more. Reservations one night only (e.g Saturday night) @ 1.5 of accommodation rate applicable)


Dome Rock camp Thabaphaswa
  • R220 per person per night (basic)
  • R330 per person per night (with bedding and cutlery)
  • R2550 – Exclusive Camp (basic)
  • R500 per unit/night (basic)
  • R3800 – Exclusive (including bedding and cutlery)
  • R885 per unit/night (including bedding and cutlery)

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 and solar lanterns. 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 are affectionately referred to as "loos with views".

The entire camp is linked by winding concrete walkways.


Kanniedood at Thabaphaswa

  • R220 per person per night (basic)
  • R330 per person per night (with bedding and cutlery)
  • R1320 whole camp per night (basic)
  • Minimum daily rates over weekends, public and school holidays:
  • R500 per unit/night (basic)
  • R1170 per unit/night (including bedding and cutlery)
  • 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 solar lamps are provided. Bring your own cooking and eating utensils.

Parking for normal vehicles is approximately 15 min walk/climb from the camp.


  • R160 per person per night (basic)
  • R240 per person per night (bedding and cutlery)
  • Minimum daily rates over weekends, public and school holidays:
  • R650 whole camp per night (basic)

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.


Pomphuis honeymoon suite at Thabaphaswa

R600 per couple per day/night. Fully equipped / linen included

R750 per couple per day/night. Own linen supplied

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 solar 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.

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The Pickled Pig Cottage on a neighbouring farm is a cottage, 2km by road from the Thabaphaswa main gate.

Guests staying in this cottage will have full use of all the trails and facilities of Thabaphaswa Mountain Sanctuary.

The cottage is private, near, but well screened from the other two houses on a working 600 ha livestock farm.

  • Municipal electricity connection and standby generator
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 double bed and 2 single beds
  • Covered stoep (verandah) with a view of Thaba Phaswa
  • Covered parking
  • Lounge/dining room with fireplace
  • Kitchen with gas stove and bar fridge

The Rooisloot river runs through the farm and is dammed in three places providing good bird watching opportunities.

Gps co-ords are: 24' 0 min 55.8 sec South; 29' 3min 30.0 sec

Rates are as follows:

R200 pppn if guests bring their own sleeping bags.

Minimum daily rates over weekends, public and school holidays (2 people)

R500,00 unit/night. (Fully equipped, own linen)

R885 per unit/night (fully equipped, linen supplied)

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Camp site

R140 per person/night

Special rates:

  • Children 4-12 years - half price
  • Children under 4 years - free of charge (basic option)
  • Children under 4 years - 50% of rate (linen supplied by Thabaphaswaa)
  • Dogs: Free of charge
  • 15% Discount for organized groups (10 or more people)
  • Special rates for interest groups
  • Minimum 2 nights over a weekend to qualify for special rates
  • 20% Pensioners discount for midweek bookings

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