Accommodation

DAY VISITORS

Basic entrance fee for day visitors: (Hiking, Mountain biking and 4x4)
  • R70 per person - full day
  • R35 per person - half day

Thabaphaswa provides a wide range of accommodation.

(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

Dome Rock camp Thabaphaswa
 
  • R250 per person per night (basic)
  • R360 per person per night (with bedding and cutlery)
  • Minimum daily rates over weekends, public and school holidays:
  • R610 per unit/night (basic)
  • R955 per unit/night (including bedding and cutlery)
  • R3250 – Exclusive Camp (basic) (without bedding and cutlery)
  • R4750 – Exclusive (including bedding and cutlery)

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. There are no fridge or freezer facilities but we provide cooler boxes to guests, and ice are on sale at the office. A freezer and small fridge are available at the Thabaphaswa homestead.

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 CAMP

Kanniedood at Thabaphaswa

  • R250 per person per night (basic)
  • R360 per person per night (with bedding and cutlery)
  • Minimum daily rates over weekends, public and school holidays:
  • R1500 whole camp per night (basic)
  • 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 are no fridge or freezer facilities but we provide cooler boxes to guests, and ice are on sale at the office. A freezer and small fridge are available at the Thabaphaswa homestead. A braai grid, pots, pans, a kettle, two-plate gas stove and solar lamps are provided.

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

    FIG TREE CAMP

    • R180 per person per night (basic)
    • R270 per person per night (bedding and cutlery)
    • Minimum daily rates over weekends, public and school holidays:
    • R800 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 (A braai grid, pots, pans, kettle, 2-plate gas stove and solar lanterns) are provided but there is no fridge or freezer facilities. We provide cooler boxes to guests, and ice are on sale at the office. A freezer and small fridge are available at the Thabaphaswa homestead.

    Ablution facilities (two reed enclosed showers and 3 toilets) are situated approximately 50m away at the Thabaphaswa campsite.

    THE PUMP HOUSE

    Pomphuis honeymoon suite at Thabaphaswa
     

    R840 per couple per day/night. Fully equipped. Linen excluded

    R660 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.

    There is a lapa outside where one can sit around the fire for a braai. A braai grid is provided.

    We have tried to make The Pump House as accessible and convenient as possible for guests in wheelchairs.

    THE COT-HOUSE

    The Cot-House is a fully self-contained cottage that can sleep 4 persons.

    It offers the following:

    • Wheelchair accessible.
    • Sleeps four guests.
    • A double bed in the main room.
    • A bathroom and outside showers.
    • Two couches/beds in the lounge.
    • The lounge contains a hearth for the off-chance chilly night.
    • A 2-plate gas stove.
    • Kitchen equipment and cutlery are to be found in the kitchen area at the back of the lounge.
    • A cooler box.
    • Solar lanterns and candles to provide light.
    • A specially designed lapa with built-in seats around the fire.
    • At the back of the house near the lapa, there are tables for preparing and serving food.
    • A washing trough for doing washing.
    • Hot water for showering and washing up is supplied by an industrial sculpture geyser.
    • A double bed has been built as part of the lapa for star-gazing and sleeping under the open sky, and to experience the bushveld night atmosphere. Mattresses are provided for this purpose.
    • Sleeping areas for a baby and children are also to be found around the lapa and the fire.
    • The Cot-house is surrounded by walking paths and all trails and activities are easlily accessible.
    • Adjacent to the Cot-house is a camp site that shares ablutions and a lapa with the cottage. It enables guests from the same group to camp on the camping site, and sleep in the cottage should there be different preferences.

    A fridge and freezer is available at the homestead.

    The Cot-House has been renovated to reflect the building style and motives of the Ndebele people who live in this part of the world. This includes cow dung floors on the outside with typical Ndebele decorations.

    Rates:

    R420 per person per day/night (linen included)

    R330 per person per day/night (own linen supplied)

    Minimum daily rates over weekends, public and school holidays:

    R1500 per unit per day (linen included)

    R900 per unit per day (own linen supplied)

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    Camp site

    R155 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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