Thabaphaswa Mountain Retreat
South Africa - Limpopo - Mokopane (16km)

S -24.06452°  E 29.04852°

 
The adventure experience in Limpopo
 
  Self Catering  Camping - Caravans and Tents
Contact 
Deon Richter
Tel nr 
+27 (0)15 491 4882
Other nr 
+27 (0)82 389 6631
Fax nr 
+27 (0)86 641 1977
e-mail 
thabaphaswa@gmail.com
 
Office hours 
24 Hrs -
Check-in 
14:00
Check-out 
10:00

 • Information

Sheltered by enclosing hills, in a natural basin, lies a wonderful bushveld retreat, Thabaphaswa Mountain Retreat.

The landscape is reminiscent of the Matope Hills further North. "Thabaphaswa", in the local dialect, means "the mountain of the black and white bull" - a well-known landmark to the inhabitants and tribes in the area. It describes the coloured patterns of the indigenous Nguni cattle. The Thabaphaswa mountain towers over the adjacent hills.

We offer unique bush camps, 4x4 routes, shaded campsites in the wild, The Pumphouse, a self-contained cottage for honeymoon or romantic couples, hiking trails and mountain biking trails.

168 species of birds for keen birders, 105 tree species for amateur and professional dendrologists.

Activities include swimming in a farm dam, kids fishing, foefiesliding (cable sliding into the farm dam) and a mountain hut with a loo with a view.

Activities
• 4 X 4
• Bird watching
• Hiking
• Mountain biking
Facilities
• First Aid available
• Pets friendly
• Wood for sale

 • Accommodation

Bergvy Camp (Fig Tree) From R650.00 / per night
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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.
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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.
Self Catering
Self catering accommodation

1

Units
Number of persons

16

Persons
Number of beds

16

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - Shared
• Bed - Twin / Bunk
• Kitchen - Bring own utensils
• Kitchen with basic utensils
Dome Rock From R180.00 / per person
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Dome Rock with 4 seperate units - widely known as the "glass houses" - each sleeping 6 or 7.

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 unique 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.?

Self Catering
Self catering accommodation

4

Units
Number of persons

6/7

Persons
Number of beds

6/7

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - Shared
• Bed - Single
• Bed - Twin / Bunk
• Kitchen - Bring own utensils
• Kitchen with basic utensils
Kanniedood Kamp From R180.00 / per person
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The Kanniedood Camp is a triple storey, reed-enclosed stilt shelter built amongst Commiphora (Kanniedood) trees high up on a steep rock face.
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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.?
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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.
Self Catering
Self catering accommodation

1

Units
Number of persons

14

Persons
Number of beds

14

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom - Shared
• Kitchen - Bring own utensils
• Kitchen with basic utensils
The Pump House From R700.00 / per night
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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.
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We have tried to make The Pump House as accessible and convenient as possible for guests in wheelchairs.
Self Catering
Self catering accommodation

1

Units
Number of persons

2

Persons
Number of beds

1

Beds
Amenities
• Bathroom with bath
• Bed - Double
• Kitchen fully equipped
Camping From R100.00 / per person
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The Thabaphaswa campsite can sleep up to 20 people (one or two groups only) but tents must be provided. A farm-style reservoir/swimming pool provides for swimming in summer.
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Five additional camp sites were developed just North of the Thabaphaswa Camp Site:
Blinkblaar-Wag-'n-Bietjie (with braai area and washing up facility)
Doppruim (with braai area and washing up facility)
Rosyntjiebos (with braai area and washing up facility). We have tried to make Rosyntiebos as wheelchair friendly as we could.
Mispel and Moepel sites (these two sites make use of facilities at Rosyntjiebos site)
All the sites nestle under beautiul trees that offer sufficient shade for two 4 X 4 vehicles with rooftop tents or 4 X 4 tralers or caravans. There is an additional flush toilet at the sites and hot water showers at Thabaphaswa Camp site. Visitors can also arrange for camp showers to be supplied.
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Drunken Parrot Camp Site:
This camp is past the Pomphuis cottage on the road to "Christoph's Dam" and is situated under the dam wall next to a stream with lovely trees, a lapa, flush toilet and parking for 4 or 5 vehicles.

Camping
Caravans and Tents

7

Stands
Number of persons

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Persons
Amenities
• Ablution - Communal
• Donkey (warm water)
• Own Braai
• Stands - Grass
• Stands - Gravel
• Stands - Partially shaded
• Water tap nearby

 • Tariffs

Tariffs 2014

Acccommodation

Rates

Dome Rock and Kanniedood
Per person per night (basic)
R180-00
Per person per night (with bedding and cutlery)
R270-00
Bergvy Bushcamp
Per person per night (basic)
R150-00
Per person per night (with bedding and cultery)
R230-00
Weekends and school holidays
Kanniedood (whole camp per night)
R900-00
Bergvy (whole camp per night)
R650-00
Dome Rock
Exclusive Camp (basic)
R2000-00
Per night per unit
R400-00
Exclusive Camp (bedding and cutlery)
R2 500-00
Per night per night (including bedding and cutlery)
R645-00
Die Stalle
Same as Dome Rock
The Pump House
Per couple per night
R700-00
Campsite
Per person per night
R100-00
Please confirm latest tariffs with the establishment before making a booking.
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 • Where in the world are we?

Physical Address
Percy Fyfe road
16 km North of Mokopane (Potgietersrus)
Limpopo
600
Postal Address
PO Box 3078
Mokopane
Limpopo
600
  GPS: S-24.06452°  E29.04852°
South Africa
Limpopo