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Thabazimbi, Waterberg

Thabazimbi, Limpopo

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Thabazimbi is easily reached from Gauteng by car or plane, the district has a large concentration of private game reserves.

With the recent addition of the Marakele National Park, it's easy to understand why Thabazimbi is one of the fastest eco-tourist growth points in the country. Some of the best game reserves are located in the area and they offer conducted game drives, excellent accommodation and outstanding cuisine and are easily reached from Gauteng by car or plane.

Thabazimbi means "Mountain of Iron" and was named after the discovery of iron ore reefs in the area. As the mine's activities increased the town of Thabazimbi grew and prospered around it. Huge mountains are the setting for the mine and the town that has grown around it. The mine boasts one of the largest mining shafts in Africa and more than 2 million tons of iron ore are mined every year and hauled by train to Mittal Steel. (Mittal Steel South Africa is the largest steel producer on the African continent, producing 7,3 million tonnes of liquid steel per annum - previously known as ISCOR).

Many nature trails and hikes traverse the town's scenic bush veld surroundings and attract particularly birdwatchers and hikers. Thabazimbi is also known as the hunting Mecca of the Waterberg / Bushveld region and is visited by many local and overseas hunters. The Marakele National Park just ten kilometres out of Thabazimbi, is one of the highlights of the area.

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Atherstone Nature Reserve

The Waterberg - a unique wilderness area - is regarded as game country and is no stranger to game reserves like Atherstone Nature Reserve. You'll find it on the border with North West and just south of the border with Botswana. The well known Madikwe Game Reserve ... more information

Ben Alberts Nature Reserve

The Ben Alberts Nature Reserve is set close to the town of Thabazimbi, virtually on Route 510 just south west of Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg. Rated as one of the best birding reserves by avid birders, Ben Alberts is also well known for its Vulture Restaurant, where the endangered Cape ... more information

Marakele National Park

The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains has become a 'place of sanctuary' for a vast variety of wildlife mainly due to its location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moist eastern regions of South Africa. The Marakele National Park is characterised by ... more information

Mokolo Dam Nature Reserve

The Mokolo Dam and nature reserve lies just north east of the Marakele National Park and roughly 50 kilometres south west of Lapalala Wilderness Game Reserve on the northern slopes of the Waterberg Mountains. Mokolo is a relatively small nature reserve that nonetheless attracts visitors for the lovely picnic spots ... more information

Nylsvley Nature Reserve

The Nylsvley Nature Reserve is situated in the upper reaches of the Nyl River near the town of Naboomspruit in Limpopo, and includes part of the largest floodplain vlei in the country. The Nylsvley Nature Reserve is well known for its exceptional avifaunal diversity, with 370 species recorded, of which... more information

Thabazimbi Golf Course

Situated eight kilometres from Thabazimbi on the Rustenburg road (R510), Thabazimbi is a Bushveld course with wonderful old trees and much bird and wild life joining golfers on the greens. Thabazimbi Golf Club is home to the annual Billie of the Bushveld Tournament which is held very year between March and April. The ... more information

Waterberg Biosphere

Situated in the magnificent Waterberg Mountain Range of Limpopo, the Waterberg District is the ideal getaway where the weary traveller can relax and revel in the great natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife heritage. The Waterberg Mountains stretch along more than 5 000 km² of... more information

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Strawberry Khaya

Where: Bela Bela
How much (per person): Free to browse

Strawberry Khaya a delightful farmstall and deli come coffee shop which is located just 2 km outside Bela Bela on the Thabazimbi Road. Here ... more information

Marakele 4x4 Trail

Where: Thabazimbi
How much (per person): Price on request

The Marakele National Park is situated in Limpopo Province, and is one of the natural gems that showcase the beauty and variety of South Afr ... more information

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Dewside Restaurant and Brewery

Where: Thabazimbi

Dewside Restaurant offers an unique dining and beer-tasting experience in Thabazimbi. A small menu ensures that we can offer you tasty, wholesome food that is freshly made, all of which can be enjoyed ... more information

L'abri Farm Shop and Tea Garden

Where: Bela Bela

L'abri Farm Shop is located 37 km from Bela-Bela, off the Thabazimbi road (R516). Turn right at Diepdrift, and then left at Cyferfontein. Stop at the L’abri Farm Shop and Tea Garden before or afte ... more information

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