ACCOMMODATION

Chalets & Lodges

“…I go into the mountain, to lose my mind and find my soul.” John Muir

Thabela’s chalet’s and lodges offer you a true luxury-in-the-bush experience. Each lodge or chalet is located in an unique natural setting, either deep in the mountain, on the edge of the valley or on the banks of the Vaalriver.

The units combine authentic rustic-chic interiors with exotic features such as corner baths with a view, verandas hanging over a cliff or natural rock walls and pools.

Our accommodation options have something for everyone:
from romantic two-sleeper chalets tucked away in secluded mountain settings to spacious lodges that are ideal for group socials or functions.

All our chalets and lodges are self-catering and equipped with basic crockery and cutlery.

 

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Little Haven Chalet

Romantic 2 Sleeper Mountain Chalet

Private, romantic chalet on the edge of a cliff. Corner bath with a magnificent view of the mountain. Cosy balcony, fireplace, double bed, outside braai.
Make your weekend special – book a ‘Sweetheart Surprise’.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Comfortable outside braai area for 2 people with small table and a braai grid. 2 Plate electrical touch screen stove. Gas bottle with cooker top. Bar fridge with small freezer compartment. Microwave, no oven.

Weekend rate:

R495 per person per night
R650 per person for one night

Week rate:

R450 per person per night

Peak time rate:

R595 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

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Little Haven Chalet

Romantic 2 Sleeper Mountain Chalet

Private, romantic chalet on the edge of a cliff. Corner bath with a magnificent view of the mountain. Cosy balcony, fireplace, double bed, outside braai.
Make your weekend special – book a ‘Sweetheart Surprise’.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Comfortable outside braai area for 2 people with small table and a braai grid. 2 Plate electrical touch screen stove. Gas bottle with cooker top. Bar fridge with small freezer compartment. Microwave, no oven.

Weekend rate:

R495 per person per night
R650 per person for one night

Week rate:

R450 per person per night

Peak time rate:

R595 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Eagle’s Nest  Chalet

Cosy 4 Sleeper Mountain Chalet

Lovely 4-person chalet in a private mountain setting with spectacular view. Balcony, 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 2 single beds. Bathroom with a view. Fireplace and outside braai.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Cozy outside braai area with a table and a braai grid, surrounded by dassies and an amazing view. 2 Plate electrical touch screen stove. Gas bottle with cooker top. Microwave, no oven. Medium size fridge with freezer compartment.

Weekend rate:

R490 per person per night
R650 per person for one night

 Week rate:

 R350 per person per night

 Peak time rate:

 R590 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Rockhaven Chalet

Romantic 2 Sleeper Mountain Chalet

Open-plan romantic chalet for two with natural rock wall and spectacular view of the valley. Private with cosy fireplace, corner bath with a view and balcony.
Make your weekend special – book a ‘Sweetheart Surprise’.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Loose braai and braai grid on the chalet deck with a breath-taking view. 2 Plate electrical stove. Microwave, no oven. Gas bottle with cooker top. Bar fridge with small freezer compartment.

Weekend rate:

R490 per person per night
R650 per person for one night

 Week rate:

 R350 per person per night

 Peak time rate:

 R590 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Rockhaven Chalet

Romantic 2 Sleeper Mountain Chalet

Open-plan romantic chalet for two with natural rock wall and spectacular view of the valley. Private with cosy fireplace, corner bath with a view and balcony.
Make your weekend special – book a ‘Sweetheart Surprise’.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Loose braai and braai grid on the chalet deck with a breath-taking view. 2 Plate electrical stove. Microwave, no oven. Gas bottle with cooker top. Bar fridge with small freezer compartment.

Weekend rate:

R490 per person per night
R650 per person for one night

Week rate:

R350 per person per night

Peak time rate:

R590 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Amanzi Lodge

6 Sleeper Mountain Lodge

Private, bush lodge deep in the mountain with natural rock splash pool and spacious braai area. Two separate units: one double bed en suite unit nestled against the ridge, one unit with two rooms (2 single beds each). Fireplace and porch with outside table and chairs. Bird lover’s paradise.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Spacious outside boma with circular braai pit, braai grid and large outside table with chairs. Additional loose standing drum braai. 4 Plate gas stove. Microwave, no oven. Medium fridge with freezer compartment.

Weekend rate:

R450 per person per night
R650 per person for one night
R350 kids under 10 yrs per night

 Week rate:

 R350 per person per night

 Peak time rate:

 R550 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Blue Haven Chalet

Romantic 2 Sleeper Mountain Chalet

Private, romantic chalet on the edge of the cliff overlooking the valley. Balcony, bathroom with a view, fireplace, cosy outside braai.
Make your weekend special – book a ‘Sweetheart Surprise’.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Small outside braai area including a table and a braai grid, with a beautiful mountain and creek view. 2 Plate electrical stove. Microwave, no oven. Gas bottle with cooker top. Small fridge with small freezer compartment.

Weekend rate:

R490 per person per night
R650 per person for one night

 Week rate:

 R350 per person per night

 Peak time rate:

 R590 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Blue Haven Chalet

Romantic 2 Sleeper Mountain Chalet

Private, romantic chalet on the edge of the cliff overlooking the valley. Balcony, bathroom with a view, fireplace, cosy outside braai.
Make your weekend special – book a ‘Sweetheart Surprise’.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Small outside braai area including a table and a braai grid, with a beautiful mountain and creek view. 2 Plate electrical stove. Microwave, no oven. Gas bottle with cooker top. Small fridge with small freezer compartment.

Weekend rate:

R490 per person per night
R650 per person for one night

 Week rate:

 R350 per person per night

 Peak time rate:

 R590 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Chacma Lodge

6 Sleeper Mountain Lodge

Deep in the mountain with spectacular view of the valley and spacious balcony. Large fireplace and outside braai with view of the cliff where ‘Chacma Baboons’ are often seen. Outside shower on balcony with a view. 2 Bedrooms (1 double and 2 single beds), 2 additional single beds in lounge area.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Lovely outside braai area with a magnificent mountain view with braai grid, table and chairs. Microwave, no oven. Gas bottle with cooker top. Medium fridge with freezer compartment.

Weekend rate:

R450 per person per night
R650 per person for one night
R350 kids under 10 yrs per night

Week rate:

R350 per person per night

Peak time rate:

R550 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Buffelskloof Lodge

10 Sleeper Lodge at the foot of the mountain

Spacious lodge at the foot of the mountain with lovely facilities for socializing, large dining area, outside lapa, stoep with a view and fireplace in lounge. Ideal for groups or families. Five Bedrooms, four bathrooms. Covered parking for four vehicles.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Spacious lapa with circular braai area and a table, comfortable chairs, loose braai with a grid. Kitchen with 4-plate electrical stove with an oven, microwave, 2 fridges with freezer compartments.

Weekend rate:

R350 per person per night
R370 per person for one night
R350 kids under 10 yrs per night

Week rate:

R350 per person per night

Peak time rate:

R370 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Buffelskloof Lodge

10 Sleeper Lodge at the foot of the mountain

Spacious lodge at the foot of the mountain with lovely facilities for socializing, large dining area, outside lapa, stoep with a view and fireplace in lounge. Ideal for groups or families. Five Bedrooms, four bathrooms. Covered parking for four vehicles.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Spacious lapa with circular braai area and a table, comfortable chairs, loose braai with a grid. Kitchen with 4-plate electrical stove with an oven, microwave, 2 fridges with freezer compartments.

Weekend rate:

R350 per person per night
R370 per person for one night
R350 kids under 10 yrs per night

Week rate:

R350 per person per night

R370 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

 

The Barn

Bunkbed accommodation for groups and camps

Renovated old sandstone barn at the foot of the mountain with dormitory style bunkbeds, lapa, large dining area and kitchen. Sleeps 50 people, ideal for groups and camps.

Kitchen & braai facilities

Spacious outside lapa with chairs, table and braai grid as well as an interior dining area with long wooden tables. Kitchen with 4-plate electrical stove with an oven, microwave, fridge and freezer. Outside dishwashing area. Basic pots and utensils.

Weekend rate:

R100 per person per night

Week rate:

R100 per person per night

Peak time rate:

R100 per person per night
(minimum 3 nights)

Amenities and more

Guests can expect …

Mobile Signal

We have strong Vodacom signal on the farm and limited Cell C signal at some spots. Signal is available at Reception and surroundings, but no signal is available at chalets that are located deep in the mountain.

Wood and Fires

In winter, we pack the fireplace with enough wood for your first fire. After that you can buy wood for the fireplace or braai, charcoal and blitz at Reception.

Chalet Service

Chalet service (dish washing, sweep, beds) is available at an additional cost (R100) and with prior arrangement at Reception.

We Provide

Bedding (2 blankets per bed during winter months), bath towels, soap, toilet paper, hotwater bottles in winter. We supply a paraffin lamp and matches in case of a power failure. Our units do not have TV – enjoy the tranquillity of nature around you!

Tips to bring with

Comfortable shoes for hiking, sun hat, sunblock, water bottle, binoculars for bird watching, torch if you wish to explore the historic gold mine caves.

Kiosk

Essentials such as wood, blitz, charcoal, cold drinks, ginger beer, ice cream and sweets are available at the kiosk at Reception. Some local produce is also available such as preserves, jams, nuts and rusks.

Day Visitors

Guests are allowed to entertain day visitors in a chalet or lodge, but day visitors must register on arrival at Reception and are limited to two guests per chalet/lodge at a tariff of R100 per person and only from 08:00 to 17:00.

Hiking

Sleep-over guests can hike for free. Hiking routes vary from 3 – 7 kilometres and offer breath-taking views of the hills, cliffs and valleys.

Pets

Thabela is part of a Nature Conservancy and pets are not allowed on the farm for the protection of the small game and birdlife.

Check in

Please check in at 14h00, unless otherwise arranged.

Check out

Please check out before 11h00. Guests can still enjoy hiking on the farm until 17h00 after keys has been returned.

Roads and Vehicles

Although a regular sedan vehicle can travel on the mountain road, we suggest that, if possible, you can come with a vehicle with higher ground clearance. No motorcycles, quad bikes and similar vehicles are allowed. No public transport or taxis are allowed in the mountains.

Restaurants and nearby attractions

Thabela’s Tea Garden and Venue are currently under construction. Parys is about 20 minutes’ drive away and is famous for its artistic culture, unique restaurants, antiques, beer brewery, leather and craft shops. The Venterskoon Inn offers a lovely open-air restaurant and cosy sports bar 3 km away.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein

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More info

More info

FIND US HERE

S 26° 51ʹ 38"
E 27
° 17ʹ 14"

We are 100 kms from Johannesburg.

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BOOK NOW

Enquiries and booking requests:

Chantel de Meyer: 060 923 2265

If no answer contact Hanri: 083 280 3283

Email: info@thabelathabeng.co.za

ACTIVITIES

Hiking
Mountain Biking
River tubing
River rafting
Rock climbing
Obstacle course
Abseiling
'Hike & Braai'
'Discover the Dome' talk
Birding
Stargazing
Fly fishing