Thaba'Nkwe Bush lodge offers a truly unique experience for those who love the African bush with the convenience of being only 5km from Thabazimbi. Besides having camping facilities, rustic chalets and cabins, Thaba Nkwe also has a restaurant and pub close to the units.
The bush themed restaurant has a wooden deck overlooking the swimming pool where visitors and guests can sit and indulge in superb steaks and ice cold beverages. For the outdoor orientated, there are 300 hectares of unspoilt, rugged reserve with trails routed for hiking, bird watching and mountain biking enthusiasts. A Thaba Nkwe breakaway is ideal for families, business contractors, team builds and adventure enthusiasts who wish to step out of routine and rat race of day to day living. It also offers the perfect venue for a truly unique wedding experience.
The Lodge provides a choice between self catering chalets, wooden cabins and camping. The accommodation units are thatched roofed, connected with demarcated stone paths and are situated under magnificent shade trees, where squirrels and often wild antelope may be seen. All units are within close distance to the restaurant and bar, as with car parking. PLEASE NOTE: We cater for contractors and long term rentals at special rates.
Self Catering chalets are welcoming with rustic wooden pole furniture, bed linen, en-suite bathroom (shower and toilet) and basic cooking facilities/utensils. All units have private verandahs with braai (barbeque) facilities and have a fridge and fans. Double beds and bunks/single bed are available for families or groups. Please note that it is a ruling of Thaba Nkwe that no smoking is permitted in these units and please remember to bring towels.
Wooden cabins are comfortable and offer accommodation for maximum of 2 persons each. Two units offer a double bed and others are twin bedded. Each wooden cabin has a private verandah, braai (barbeque) facilities, fridge and fan. Bed linen is also provided. A modern ablution block is available for the wooden cabins, which are not en-suite. Please note that is a ruling of Thaba Nkwe that no smoking is permitted in these units and please remember to bring towels.
Camping and Caravan Site situation on the parameter of the reserve, offers shaded, level sand pitches and there are power points provided at an extra cost. The campsite has a separate rustic ablution block with hot water donkey and is in close proximity to the restaurant and bar. We operate on a "first come first pitch basis" unless pre arranged by management.
ACTIVITIES & SERVICES AVAILABLE
Restaurant and Pub with big screen for sporting events, Conference and banqueting facilities, Swimming pool and Hiking and Mountain biking trails for all levels of fitness offering fascinating geological features, clear night skies for star gazing and an abundance of bird species.
Marakele National Park and Predator Center are nearby for self drives and BIG 5 game viewing.
Laundry Service, Gate security and ample parking available
FUNCTIONS & WEDDINGS
THE THABA NKWE RESTAURANT
The Thaba Nkwe Bush Restaurant, with a leopard and wild life theme, is renowned for its steaks and unique "Fillet a la Ellie".
The Head Chef, Ellie, has been with the Thaba Nkwe team for many years and is recognized as being one of the best grill chefs in the area. The restaurant is open Monday nights to Saturday nights and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Thatch roof bar, which is located in the restaurant, is often festive and is fully licensed with wine, malt and spirits.
Big screen DSTV is available for special gaming events or guests may choose to relax peacefully on the raised wooden deck overlooking the gardens and swimming pool.
A home from home place with personalized service and atmosphere.
WEDDING, FUNCTIONS AND TEAM BUILDS.
Thaba’Nkwe Lodge offers the unique opportunity to hire the restaurant, deck and swimming pool area for private functions or weddings.
The hire fee is nominal and includes free accommodation for the honeymoon couple, use of restaurant tables and chairs and all bush theme décor.
All bar facilities and service are included in the package with the option to self decorate the venue and self cater.
Accommodation is available for 30 guests (double beds shared)and all booking administration is handled by the lodge.
Groups for team builds can enjoy the Bush Boma with the opportunity to hike on the reserve and enjoy a bush fire in the evenings.
The restaurant can be set up to facilitate small conference groups offering a big screen and Proxima for presentations.
Our Stone Boma, situated in the reserve, is recommended for private functions and team building groups up to 15 persons. Braai packs and cash bar available on request. Outside catering may also be arranged for larger groups around our swimming pool area, where we have a fire pit and braai (barbeque) facilities.