Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve Bela Bela Guest Lodge Accommodation Waterberg

Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve

Game Lodge at Nooitgedacht Road 6/9, Frischgewaagd, Bela Bela (prev. Warmbaths), Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

About Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve

Up on the hill, in the heart of the nature reserve are five Luxury Tents and three Ndebele Chalets The tents are individually decorated, each with an en suite bathroom. The tents are nestled in the shade of indigenous trees with a private wooden deck overlooking the magnificent hills and are separated of about 150m from each other to offer all the privacy you wish. The Ndebele Chalets are close to each other and situated close to the Bush Bar, the swimming-pool and the rest of our facilities.

Either on 4x4, on horseback, or even simply on foot, one gets close to zebra, giraffes and antelopes that live quietly on the 500 ha estate. Up there on the hill, in the heart of the nature reserve, luxurious safari tents or bungalows speak of sweet dreams under the stars of the African sky.


Thaba Pitsi Lodge:
Thaba Pitsi Lodge has earned a proud reputation as an exclusive and private establishment of understated elegance, offering 5 luxury ‘Out of Africa’ tents and 3 Ndebele styled chalets. Each of these has a private pergola covered patio and guests have a choice of either shower and bath, or shower only. Two chalets also feature a screened outdoor bush bath or shower for an exhilarating “Out of Africa” experience!

Thaba Pitsi Guest House:
The Thaba Pitsi Guest House "la Vallée de Blandine" is housed in a farmhouse. Converted into a Country House with modernity, "cozy African" style and tastefully decorated, with a swimming pool and jacuzzi. The guest house offers 5 rooms in the farmhouse and 3 bungalows, available on a dinner, bed and breakfast or self catering basis.


Housed in a rebuilt farmhouse with a vivid interior, modern furniture and an open-plan kitchen, the restaurant is rescued from the pages of a designer magazine by a quirky sense of humour. The food is simplicity at its best. L’Orange Bleue, the restaurant of Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve has earned a proud reputation for its excellent service and fine cuisine, complimented by a selection of quality wines, popular liqueurs and imported cigars - for connoisseurs of good living!

"Best Restaurant in Limpopo", awarded a Bibendum by Michelin guide NEOS, as well as four stars in the 2003-04-05 edition of Magazine's Top 100 South African restaurants and selected by BBC Food program as being one of the best Restaurant of South Africa.


A quick dive in one of the pools, a workout in the gym (lodge only), a quiet hike among the bucks? Or simply a moment of relaxation in the calm of the camp? At dawn one comes back to the restaurant 'L'Orange Bleue' to enjoy a creative feast, with influences from Provence, Asia or even with 'Foie Gras'. The French speaking owners particularly welcome your kids.


Thaba Pitsi has comfortable indoor / outdoor conference facilities, catering for up to 25 corporate delegates. Equipment available includes Notebook Projector, Overhead Projector, Slide Projector, Television and White board.


Guest are welcome to arrange their own game viewing, from the comfort of our open 4x4 game viewers, or a guided bush walk with an experienced ranger, on ATV’s, mountain bikes or even on horseback. You will encounter almost every non-dangerous African animal at close range. Home of giraffes, zebras, elands, klipspringer, grysbuck, steenbok, blesbuck, blue wildebeest, gemsbok, eagles, impala, kudus, red hartebeests, suni, warthogs, waterbucks, baboons, porcupine, etc . Guests can enjoy daily game drives. A paradise for the birds watchers, more than 163 species have been identified, some of them endangered species.


Game drives, horseback riding safari, quads safari, swimming pool, jacuzzi, small gymnasium (lodge only), mountain bikes, walking trails, tennis, clay shooting, bow shooting, jet ski, water-ski, petanque, billiard (lodge only), ping-pong, darts. In addition various other optional activities can be arranged and paid for at the lodge. This includes: helicopter (by prior arrangement) and Visits to the nearby Cheetah and Wild Dog Reserve, the Thaba Kwena crocodile farm, Bambelela Farm, Elephant safaris, golf club nearby Bela Bela.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Wheelchair Friendly

On Site

  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair access


  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Parking
  • Standard conf. equipment
  • Team building facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -24.767716666
Longitude: 28.22095555488889

Children policy
Children of all ages welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Check-in from 14h00 (or for lunch, if you want, booking essential) and before 18h00 (except special request).
No check-in after 21h00 as the gate will be closed for the night.

Listed on
April 2006 - 13 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

The tents were excellent and it was a fantastic break away from "everything". The restuarant and meals in the evening were out of this world. The staff...

Gavin Ellis, Johannesburg Travellers' Rating


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