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From R640 Per Night

Thabametsi Farm
Magaliesburg Accommodation

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Thabametsi Farm is a tranquil rustic self-catering accommodation family getaway in the heart of scenic Magaliesburg. Situated on a 132Ha farm, Thabametsi is nestled between two koppies overlooking the valley to the Witwatersrand Mountains. This malaria-free location assures guests of beautiful sunsets and great hospitality.

Thabametsi is an ideal venue for families, photographers, artists, environmentalists and small groups. Our accommodation is not ideal for people in wheelchairs as the units have steps to negotiate access.

Guests are asked to check-in by 20h00. No music or loud noise after 22h00 in respect of other guests staying on the farm.

The accommodation is very comfortable with good quality beds, generous down duvets, and either electric blankets or hot water bottles. Our list of things we advise guests to bring with them include:

  • Mosquito repellant
  • Torch
  • Hiking shoes
  • Swimming towels
  • Bicycles

Thabamesti Farm offers family orientated accommodation therefore children are welcome. This is a true farm stay experience with Heidi the goat, Pelgrim the pony, ducks, chickens and turkey for the children to feed. A jungle gym, labyrinth, children's bicycle track, children's obstacle course, pony rides, donkey cart rides and even a ride in a trailer pulled by a tractor are available.

We specialise in family accommodation, but the two bungalows are also ideal for groups of to 12 people and Owl Cottage in particular is ideal for a romantic stay for two.

Indoor fireplaces  and heaters  in all the units cater for cosy winter nights whilst summer evenings are braai-time in the lovely bomas under the stars.

If you feel the need to be pampered , child minding by very friendly, competent staff are on hand and massages and romantic dinners can be arranged. We have SABC and DSTV.

The accommodation available consists of and is all six 3 star rated by TGCSA:

Two bungalows with three double rooms each plus a living room/kitchen. The master bedroom is en-suite. Each unit sleeps 6 guests plus sleeper couches in the two main bedrooms of the units.

Lavender Cottage caters for 2 - 5 adults or  2 adults and 3 children  in two bedrooms.  It has a verandah with a lovely view over the valley.

Owl cottage caters for two with an open plan living room and DSTV. The spacious double room is en suite and the private boma area at the back looks out onto bushveld while the verandah in front offers the best view of the valley stretched out before it.

Sunset and Sunrise cottages is rented out together and perfect for 2 couples or parents and children older than 12y.  It caters for 4 adults. DSTV in the shared living room.

Squirrels Nest House most private and secluded with a unique atmosphere of home away from home.     Booking requirement forn at least 4 adults at a time. Four bedrooms with King size bed in the main bedroom with a bathroom and 2 single beds for kids extra.  Other 3 rooms are spacious with 2 3/4 beds in each and another bathroom with bath and shower.  One bedroom on mezanine floor.  Large fully equipped kitchen with an extra box freezer for bigger families.  Lovely covered verandah.

  • Outdoor braai area with Weber.  Potjie available
  • Comfortably furnished with good quality beds and linen, generous down duvets
  • Cots available on request and rented out with bedding.
  • Fans, heaters, electric blankets or hot water bottles
  • Bedding, linen and towels (Not swimming) provided
  • Cell phone coverage (Vodacom) (Cell C) (MTN some areas) (Telkom - none)
  • TV (SABC 1-3 & E)  in bungalows and Lavender cottage
  • DSTV Hotel Bouquet in Squirrels Nest House, Owl cottage and Sunrise cottage
  • DSTV in entertainment area
  • Safety box
  • Undercover parking

Optional Extras:

  • Cleaning of unit
  • Child minding 
  • Romantic dinner on request
  • Breakfast on request
  • Bicycle rental 
  • Massages - done on site and contact number of therapist provided on request

Accommodation Rates Info
Children: from 4 to 11 years, R220 per child per night (Includes all activities on the farm)
Toddlers: stay at no charge
Minimum 2 nights stay over weekends
Minimum 3 nights stay over long weekends
Refundable damage/breakage deposit: R400 per unit. (Payable on arrival in cash or eft)

The diverse ecosystem encourages a wide range of bird life, particularly on the dam. Smaller animals like bush buck, cerval, caracal, itinerant warthog, scrub hares, mongoose and squirrels have made Thabametsi their home.

There are various activities for those who wish to burn off excess energy but if it's relaxation that you need, a shady spot under the trees is just the place to contemplate, read or sit and listen to the chattering of the birds.

Activities include:

  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Bicycle track for kids and walking trails for mountain biking
  • Donkey cart rides
  • Tractor cart rides
  • Feeding farm animals
  • Bird watching
  • Nature walks - short trails
  • Entertainment area with table tennis and DSTV

We have a coffee  and craft shop with locally made items.

Children's Parties
We encourage children to come and celebrate their birthdays at the farm and make use of our activities. Nothing fancy, just enjoy the outdoors and have some good old fashioned fun playing baseball or rounders and having tractor and pony rides and even a guided hike. 

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Farm RV 08 Vlakfontein Road

GPS: -25.9382194, 27.397291900000027 Map

Pet friendly - up to two medium sized, socialised dogs
  • Baby-sitting Service
  • Backyard / Garden
  • BBQ Area
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Shops Nearby
  • Swimming Pool
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife
  • Childrens Fun