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Thandile Country Lodge

Farm Daniel's Rust Alma road, Bela Bela 0480 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had a brilliant time at Thandile Country Lodge riding out on in the bush on a well trained and experienced trail horse and escorted by my host whose knowledge of horses and the bush is unsurpassed. The terrain covered ranged from rocky hills to soft...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank sandysmit19
Response from Thandile1, Owner at Thandile Country LodgeResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards Magdel Daniel

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Can't believe it was only a 2 night break-away. Had a great rest and enjoyed the bush, great food and most of all the picnic under the trees. Magdel and Cobus are great hosts and will cater for every need. Will definitely return.More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Salome L
Response from Thandile1, Owner at Thandile Country LodgeResponded 14 June 2017

Dear Salome, It was wonderful to meet you and Cobus and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Good luck with the new job and especially with your studies. I'm sure it will all go well. Looking forward to see you next time. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I recently visited Thandile for a horse riding session and upon arrival was greeted by the most friendly hosts. On site there were horses, giraffes and even a zebra. It is such a beautiful, peaceful environment. The horse riding experience was tranquil and definitely a...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank shivz28
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The rooms were incredibly neat and very comfortable. The convenience of the restaurant on the same property with delicious home cooked meals. Wifi access in the middle of the African bush is also a bonus. Really a great relaxing holiday at Thandile Country Lodge.

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank oelofsenlouis
Reviewed 20 February 2017

What a beautiful place! We loved every minute of our stay. Magdel made us feel at home from the minute we arrived and all of the other staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are beautiful and the horseback riding was amazing with stunning views. Best...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Marelise S
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THANDILE GUEST FARM offers you an intimate and private Bushveld stay with luxury accommodation and exquisite cuisine. A very private and quiet guest farm in the malaria-free Waterberg which consists of 7 double More rooms with one double bed, high yellow wood ceilings, en suite bathroom with a large oval bathtub and shower. Two of the rooms have a double sleeper couch, lots of cupboard space, tea/coffee making facility (breakfast included). Children under 12 half price & under 7 free of charge.At THANDILE GUEST FARM, only 14km from Bela Bela from the Alma road turn-off at the stop after Forever Resort Aventura (GPS coordinates S24°48'31.64" E28°10'56.56"), we offer:* ±200 hectares of game trails featuring giraffe, kudu, ribbok, warthog, baboon, vervet monkeys, blue wildebeest and other small game indigenous to the area.* Variety of bird species for bird lovers.* Experience nature at its' best, on horseback. Our horses are well trained and people friendly and we cater for both experienced and novice riders. * The Elephant Tree Restaurant surprises you with delicious breakfasts, lunch and dinner by appointment. The two chefs on duty will prepare exceptional tasty and beautifully presented meals. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 63 - USD 68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Thandile Guest Farm
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 63 - USD 68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Thandile Guest Farm
South Africa > Limpopo Province > Bela Bela
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Room & Suite (22)
Dining (5)
Family and Play Areas (7)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
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22 September 2018|
Response from Thandile1 | Property representative |
We are primarily a B & B lodge but we also offer the rooms on a self-catering basis starting from R750 per room per night. For more details please view our website.
Room Tips
"Master bedroom beautiful"
13 Nov. 2017
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"Accessibly by any vehicle but a car that's high off the ground might be a more comfortable ride for..."
11 Jan. 2017
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"Rooms are near the restaurant area, the one we had offered a view to the bush, pool and mountains"
4 Jan. 2017
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"don't go!"
30 Dec. 2014
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