About Thaba 'Nkwe Lodge
Thaba ‘Nkwe is conveniently located 5 kms from Thabazimbi town and is only a short drive from Marakele National Park and the Predator Center, where one can self drive and game view for the 'Big Five'.
The Lodge, which is near the main gate, offers self catering chalets, wooden cabins / rondawels and camping. The units are rustic, thatched and are connected with demarcated stone paths close to the wooden decked restaurant. An open fire pit, located at the swimming pool, is available to those guests wishing to escape the hustle of everyday life. Night security is available together with ample parking.
Self Catering Accommodation
Self Catering Chalets:
Self catering chalets are welcoming with wooden pole furniture, en-suite shower and small kitchenette. All units have separate verandahs with braai (barbeque) facilities, fans, fridge and coffee station. Double bed and bunk / single beds are available for families or groups.
Cabins / Bedrooms:
These comfortable units sleep a maximum of two persons each. Units offer double beds and twin beds (to be requested). Each wooden cabin has a private verandah, braai (barbeque) facilities, fridge and ceiling fan. A modern ablution block is situated close to the units offering showers and a unique stone bath in the ladies bathroom. The restaurant is open for all meals except for Sundays.
Camping and Caravans:
The camping and caravan site is situated 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 ablution block and is in close proximity to the restaurant, bar and swimming pool. We operate on a 'first come first pitch basis' unless pre arranged by management.
Please note that it is a ruling of Thaba 'Nkwe that no smoking is permitted in the units and please remember to bring towels. Thaba ‘Nkwe also caters for contractors and long term rentals at special rates.
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 daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner but is closed on Sundays. The thatch roof bar, which is located in the restaurant, is often festive and is fully licensed with wine, malt and spirits. A big screen is available for special sports events or alternatively, 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.
A romantic, yet unpretentious and beautiful bush wedding can be held at ThabaNkwe for numbers up to 70 persons. The Thaba ‘Nkwe bush restaurant can be decorated to your desired theme and atmosphere with the option of a special wedding ceremony around the swimming pool with red carpet treatment, flowers and glamour. Catering is available to suit any budget ranging from a Spitbraai to a more formal buffet; with the convenience of accommodation for those wishing to stay over. Other facilities include cash bar, ample parking and night security.
Conference facilities are available in the restaurant offering seating for 30 persons, Overhead Projector and Big Screen. Outdoor adventures in the reserve offer excellent Team Build opportunities.
Thaba ‘Nkwe offers 350 hectares of rugged terrain and trails for novices and extremists who enjoy hiking or mountain biking in an African game reserve. The 'Leopard Outlook' cabin, situated in the reserve, offers a peaceful, opportunity for those who like to rough it with policy of 'take what you need'.
Alternatively, the Thaba ‘Nkwe Stone Boma, located in the reserve, is available exclusively for those who wish to braai under the African stars with the option of hiring it for a private party or Thaba ‘Nkwe can arrange a traditional braai (bookings essential).