Reviews of Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge


"Lovely Getaway"

(South Africa) Keneilwe | 5 January 2020

"My cousin and I decided to stay at Thaba Pitsi over NYE and we couldn't have chosen a better lodge. Charl and the team were incredibly welcoming and helpful they made us feel right at home. We stayed in the Lion tent room, having a private jacuzzi was my personal highlight. We also went quad biki..."

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"My cousin and I decided to stay at Thaba Pitsi over NYE and we couldn't have chosen a better lodge. Charl and the team were incredibly welcoming and helpful they made us feel right at home. We stayed in the Lion tent room, having a private jacuzzi was my personal highlight. We also went quad biking and for the animal feeding tour - experiences I highly recommend to guests. "


"Relaxing Escape"

(South Africa) Sharon | 27 March 2019

"We experienced a relaxing weekend in a huge house with crystal clear swimming pool. Took our mountain bikes along and after a challenging climb enjoyed the view and tranquility of riding on the open plain among the zebra and buck. Staff very friendly and eager to help."


"Amazing "

(South Africa) ivey Kwinda | 20 June 2016

"Amazing place and good people too, the house is beautiful and we had a wonderful stay there. Ivey & lucky"


"Review of Thaba Pitsi Safari Lodge"

(South Africa) amanda meeks | 22 March 2016

"The most relaxing weekend and a fantastic way to spend our wedding anniversary. My husband is a keen photographer so you can walk around the nature reserve at leisure he was delighted. Great accommadation and the food was top class. Thanks to Natalie and Marc."


"Great Weekend Getaway"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 24 June 2009

"If ever you need to getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and need to re-energize your batteries, this is the place. The staff was wonderful, the food - well you can't even describe how great it was. We had an amazing weekend, and will be returning and bringing along our friends."


"Xmas weekend at thaba pitsi"

(South Africa) Rochelle Grusin | 29 December 2009

"all 7 of us and two kids had an awesome time. the 6 year old didnt want to leave yet. we found the farm house an excellent place to unwind after a very hectic year and would recommend thaba pitsi to anyone who wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. although our stay was short ..."

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"all 7 of us and two kids had an awesome time. the 6 year old didnt want to leave yet. we found the farm house an excellent place to unwind after a very hectic year and would recommend thaba pitsi to anyone who wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. although our stay was short and we did not get to do much else the boys went quad biking and my granddaughter had a fab time with the horses.

Thaba Pitsi will definitely see us again. Marc and Natalie made us feel very welcome."


"game drive"

Nozipho Nxumalo | 2 July 2017

"stayed at Thaba Pitsi first 2 nights, it was an awesome experience, really enjoyed our stay. The staff is awesome, freindly always. even early house of the morning, they are still great. was scared of a ghecko behind the fridge of which I thought it was a snake, i phoned Martin, who was cheerful.. t..."

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"stayed at Thaba Pitsi first 2 nights, it was an awesome experience, really enjoyed our stay. The staff is awesome, freindly always. even early house of the morning, they are still great. was scared of a ghecko behind the fridge of which I thought it was a snake, i phoned Martin, who was cheerful.. the game drive was awesome!!!..I had a great rest while the kids were playing.
the luxury tent was clean clean.. the food was also great.Thank you to the staff."


"Very good"

(South Africa) richard bentley | 18 August 2008

"The owners and staff have gone out of their way to make this an enjoyable stay. We had a really memorable weekend. When the lodge rebuilding and restocking of the game is complete, it will become even better I am quite sure."


"Ons huweliksherdenking gevier"

Xavia de Beer | 7 June 2010

"Dit was rustig en ontspannend, baie lekker gewees.

Great - will be back soon!!"


"Amazing weekend"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 1 February 2011

"We just spent a great weekend at Thaba Pitsi. We opted for the luxury tent accommodation which was located at the top of the reserve near all the animals. Martin, the game keeper, stayed up here also and he certainly made our weekend. He served fantastic breakfasts at the Zebra Cafe and drove us a..."

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"We just spent a great weekend at Thaba Pitsi. We opted for the luxury tent accommodation which was located at the top of the reserve near all the animals. Martin, the game keeper, stayed up here also and he certainly made our weekend. He served fantastic breakfasts at the Zebra Cafe and drove us all around the reserve. He also took us on a game trail on horseback. He is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and made our weekend. We also enjoyed the food in the restaurant but were disappointed that we didn't get to eat at the top in the Zebra Cafe, as that would have made the experience. Thank you to all the staff who were incredibly friendly and helpful."


"Great Weekend Indeed"

(South Africa) Jody Green | 23 March 2010

"We were greeted by the very friendly owners on arrival, and that set the tone for a great weekend.

They were very helpful and made us feel right at home. The facilities are perfect as was the bungalow we stayed in.

Our stay was a very restful one, and got we got to relax, so we had a..."

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"We were greeted by the very friendly owners on arrival, and that set the tone for a great weekend.

They were very helpful and made us feel right at home. The facilities are perfect as was the bungalow we stayed in.

Our stay was a very restful one, and got we got to relax, so we had a great weekend indeed.

Many thanks and we will definitely go there for another weekend in the future. "


"Thaba Pitsi"

(South Africa) Fani Snyman | 10 April 2006

"Most enjoyable , with warm and very hospitable hosts....excellent food as well"


"Wonderful"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 6 January 2009

"We had a wonderful stay and appreciated the hospitality of Mark, Natalie and Martin. The setting was beautiful, the food was delicious and we left feeling re-energised and peaceful."


"WELCOME IN A LOVELY PLACE WITH WONDERFUL PERSONS"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 4 November 2009

"C'est un endroit formidable, hors du temps et hors du commun.

Magnifique en octobre, avec les jacarandas en fleur.

Marc, Nathalie et Marteen sont accueillants, dŽvouŽs, toujours prets ˆ faire plaisir.

L'atmosph�re est cosy et familiale.

La cuisine excellente,

Nou..."

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"C'est un endroit formidable, hors du temps et hors du commun.

Magnifique en octobre, avec les jacarandas en fleur.

Marc, Nathalie et Marteen sont accueillants, dŽvouŽs, toujours prets ˆ faire plaisir.

L'atmosph�re est cosy et familiale.

La cuisine excellente,

Nous ne nous en remettons toujours pas. Les enfants ont adorŽ, et nous regrettons dŽjˆ la quiŽtude des lieux, la beautŽ des paysages, les cocktails de Marteen, les papillottes de Marc, et la gentillesse de Nathalie.

Ce fut un moment inoubliable. Nous reviendrons.

Jean-Christophe, StŽphanie, GwŽnaelle et Tristan

Saint-Denis Ile de la RŽunion."


"Thaba Pitsi Nature reserve"

(South Africa) Shannon Mcleod | 15 February 2010

"We had a wonderful weekend, so quiet & so relaxing. It was great to get away from the hectic every day life. The Food was fantastic, cooked to perfection! people from Thaba Pitsi were friendly, welcoming and such a pleasure. "


"A slice of heaven"

(South Africa) Warren van Niekerk | 10 October 2011

"Thaba Pitsi is a slice of heaven! The food is excellent and the service and hospitality is extraordinary. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary extra special!"


"Hospitable and Relaxed"

Anonymous | 2 May 2006

"The place is very beautiful and guest house is well furnished and clean, even though more can be done . The owners are hospitable and made us feel at home and made sure we were always ok.

As for the resturant the food was devine and the chef is the owner. There is still more potential for the..."

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"The place is very beautiful and guest house is well furnished and clean, even though more can be done . The owners are hospitable and made us feel at home and made sure we were always ok.

As for the resturant the food was devine and the chef is the owner. There is still more potential for the place , I will definitely go back.

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"Stay - 18th - 20th March 17"

Gary Chapple | 22 March 2017

"My wife and I had a fantastic stay. The tents are great and the whole experience was relaxing and good value for money! Thanks Charl and your team!"


"Relaxing stay"

Carel Coetzee | 3 January 2018

"Beautifull setting in the mountain, friendliness and helpfullness of all the staff, food was absuletely delicious, all in all a wonderfull breakaway"


"Excellent"

(South Africa) mindie jefferies | 13 March 2006

"I wish there are more places like Thaba Pitsi in the world. As we arrived we were welcomed by a tame Eland. I have never seen anything like it. My family and I were treated as tho we were royalty. We felt very welcome from the first moment and would like to think that we made new friends. My c..."

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"I wish there are more places like Thaba Pitsi in the world. As we arrived we were welcomed by a tame Eland. I have never seen anything like it. My family and I were treated as tho we were royalty. We felt very welcome from the first moment and would like to think that we made new friends. My children especially enjoyed the living in nature expierience. There was just nothing I could find wrong.I would just like to thank them for such a lovely experience. We will be going back soon.... "


"Excellent"

Grant Reynolds | 19 February 2018

"This was a great place to spend away from the city. Food was amazing, very peaceful with a few rooms / tents making it lovely and romantic.

The lodge is managed well and all staff are very passionate about what and how the deliver their service"


"Great hospitality"

(South Africa) Matodzi Musetha | 19 February 2007

"The hospitality is great, although few animals due to fire, good facilities and we would like to go back with a bunch of friends."


"Very nice"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 29 June 2009

"It was a nice relaxing stay and the staff went out of their way to help and be friendly. I just think they can give a bit more attention to special little treats since they are 4 star. But overall was very nice."


"Making memories"

(South Africa) Elize Botes | 5 September 2016

"Again, We loved everything about Thaba Pitsi ( this was our second visit after 10 years) And definately recommend it!!! We like to stay in the luxury tents. It is a unique and awesome experience to stay at the reserve. Service is always excellent and the food is superb. Some of our best memories wer..."

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"Again, We loved everything about Thaba Pitsi ( this was our second visit after 10 years) And definately recommend it!!! We like to stay in the luxury tents. It is a unique and awesome experience to stay at the reserve. Service is always excellent and the food is superb. Some of our best memories were made there __"


"Very pleasant"

(South Africa) lloyd price | 7 May 2008

"We had a very pleasant stay although the weather did it's best to damp it down. The hosts make you feel at home and the food is very good. Martin's trips back and forth to the tented camp could be a bit hair raising but we had every confidence in him, he is a world of knowledge about the place and e..."

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"We had a very pleasant stay although the weather did it's best to damp it down. The hosts make you feel at home and the food is very good. Martin's trips back and forth to the tented camp could be a bit hair raising but we had every confidence in him, he is a world of knowledge about the place and extremely helpful (we fell in love with his dog Potat) We stayed in the family tent and we very comfortable.We will certainly return if we get the chance. Keep up the good work."


"Enjoyable"

(South Africa) Desre le Roux | 22 March 2011

"The food was outstanding and the owners were very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay! "


"Great place"

(Netherlands) Arie Hanegraaf | 20 November 2014

"They have different kind of accommodations.

We had a nice chalet. The owners and staff are very friendly and we had a great romantic diner!"


"Wonderful weekend break"

(South Africa) Simon Bromfield | 3 May 2016

"we will be back ;-). Wonderful place for a quiet relaxing break. Staff were friendly and engaging, our tent had a fantastic view and was very comfortable. The meals were a highlight both dinner and breakfast were great. "


"Great stay, great place!"

(United States) Amanda Van Den Dool | 5 January 2016

"Had a great New Year's celebration with our family at Thaba Pitsi. Tent cabins are very comfortable with all the amenities and the food at L'Orange Bleue was excellent. We will be back!"


"Bush retreat combined with a culinary feast"

(South Africa) Jennie Fourie | 26 August 2014

"Our stay at Thaba Pitsi was most enjoyable. Stepping into the game viewing vehicle with ranger Martin and driving up the mountain to excellent accommodation transported us into another world - Jacuzzi, pool, day beds, beautiful views from the Zebra Cafe where we had breakfast, walks in the bush - al..."

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"Our stay at Thaba Pitsi was most enjoyable. Stepping into the game viewing vehicle with ranger Martin and driving up the mountain to excellent accommodation transported us into another world - Jacuzzi, pool, day beds, beautiful views from the Zebra Cafe where we had breakfast, walks in the bush - all excellent. But best of all was Marc's wonderful dinners and the lively decor in the L'Orange Bleue restaurant. We'll be back, thanks for a great experience."


"MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND GETAWAY"

(South Africa) Lynne Brookshaw | 4 July 2016

" A wonderful experience! Enjoyed walking amongst the giraffe, zebra, wildies and various buck species on the plateau. The tents were very comfortable and enjoyed the privacy of beingtucked away in the bushveld.

Our breakfasts in CafŽ Zebra and dinners in L'Orange Bleue were delicious - we e..."

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" A wonderful experience! Enjoyed walking amongst the giraffe, zebra, wildies and various buck species on the plateau. The tents were very comfortable and enjoyed the privacy of beingtucked away in the bushveld.

Our breakfasts in CafŽ Zebra and dinners in L'Orange Bleue were delicious - we especially enjoyed the personal connections between the owners/chefsand staff at all times, who went out of their way to make it a memorable stay.

A big thank you to Martin for all his trips up and down the mountain, taking us on a game drive and for sharing his abundance of knowledge with us.

Thank you for my birthday present! :) A thoughtful gesture! "


"Great weekend"

(South Africa) Helen | 18 September 2017

"I definitely will re-visit the place, had a wonderful weekend and the game drive was great. The staff are friendly and I felt like I was home away from home.
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"Serenity "

(South Africa) Claudia | 10 April 2017

"I really enjoyed my stay and the staff was friendly and helpful."


"Wonderful Time"

(South Africa) Maureen | 10 January 2017

"Had a wonderful time at Thaba Pitsi. The food is truly 5 star, the relaxing atmosphere and very friendly and the helpful staff made my stay very memorable. I would like to thank Javier, Natalie Martin and all the other people for ringing in the New Year with me :) "


"Great break in the bush!"

(South Africa) Ahmed | 10 July 2016

"We had the most amazing stay from start to end. Our hosts were extremely welcoming, informative and made our stay one to remember. The facilities were excellent. Also, there were plenty of fun filled activities to keep us entertained throughout the day and the gastronomic restaurant served fabulous ..."

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"We had the most amazing stay from start to end. Our hosts were extremely welcoming, informative and made our stay one to remember. The facilities were excellent. Also, there were plenty of fun filled activities to keep us entertained throughout the day and the gastronomic restaurant served fabulous meals. We highly recommend visiting Thaba Pitsi and in fact, we are already planning our return with a big group in the next two months! "


"Awesome!"

(South Africa) Makhutle | 6 January 2015

"I had such a enjoyable stay, it was awesome!! I loved the mounatin hiking trails which had beautiful views. The rooms were very spacious and clean and the staff were very welcoming. I highly recommend them and hope to return in the future. "


"Best Holiday Ever"

(South Africa) anonymous | 22 December 2014

"I had the most amazing time ever at Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve at its best. The green mountains and beautiful blue sky. It felt like we, my fiancé (Hubby) and I were on top of the world. We first started on a wrong foot but ended on a good note. My hubby was not feeling well and then I was not feeli..."

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"I had the most amazing time ever at Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve at its best. The green mountains and beautiful blue sky. It felt like we, my fiancé (Hubby) and I were on top of the world. We first started on a wrong foot but ended on a good note. My hubby was not feeling well and then I was not feeling well, it was as if we were taking turns. Then Sunday dawn he proposed to me, it was a magical moment, unbelievable. I woke to go to the loo and when I got into bed he started opening up the champagne and toasting our love, our challenges and success. He totally blow me away, I was in tears and the rest is history.

Thaba Pisti thank you so much for the lovely hospitality. Much appreciated!
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"Blissful Peace!"

(South Africa) Botha | 28 October 2014

"My wife and I had an extremely peaceful weekend break at Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve. The management and their team went out of their way to ensure our comfort and well-being during our stay, even to the extent of their management, personally arriving at our chalet to remind us of the "safari" that w..."

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"My wife and I had an extremely peaceful weekend break at Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve. The management and their team went out of their way to ensure our comfort and well-being during our stay, even to the extent of their management, personally arriving at our chalet to remind us of the "safari" that we were booked to participate in.
The self-catering "red"chalet that we stayed in, was comfortable and very modern, which resulted in feelings of contentment and peace. Everything worked!
We had a 3-course meal at their restaurant on the Saturday evening. The meal (especially the main course - line-fish with prawns, mussels, pasta and veggies steamed/cooked in their secret creamy sauce was absolutely divine!
We hope to visit again, but this time, we want to stay longer, so that we can see and experience everything that they have to offer!"


"Wonderful cuisine"

(South Africa) wheeler | 6 October 2014

"Excellent chalet, warm reception and wonderful food at The Blue Orange restaurant."


"Review of Thaba Pitsi"

(South Africa) Mrs Theron | 14 July 2014

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thaba Pitsi. The hosts Nathalie and Martin were truly stunning, really took good care of us during our stay. The facilities were great and the nature reserve is well taken care. "


"Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve"

(South Africa) Mrs mhiribidi | 14 January 2014

"This is a lovely guesthouse up on the mountains. We had a lot of fun and it’s a great place to relax. We will recommend to others."


"Thaba Pitsi Nature Reserve"

(South Africa) Mrs Mantsho | 4 November 2013

"I would recommend the place for anyone who would like to enjoy a very quiet and relaxing time away from the noise of the city. My friend and I stayed in one of the chalets which are closer to the swimming pool and jacuzzi. We had a great time. The place is so private, next time I want to take my hu..."

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"I would recommend the place for anyone who would like to enjoy a very quiet and relaxing time away from the noise of the city. My friend and I stayed in one of the chalets which are closer to the swimming pool and jacuzzi. We had a great time. The place is so private, next time I want to take my husband and kids with me. They will enjoy all the activities the place has to offer and even play some games.
The game drive was spectacular, just a little scary getting to the top of the mountain, but the clean air and scenery made up for the bumpy drive.
Will definitely visit again.
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"A touch of perfection"

(Kuwait) Mr Abdelhak | 26 June 2010

"For our first encounter with South Africa we had the chance to spend a night in Thaba Pitsi.

Warm welcome from Nathalie and Marc in late afternoon, a friendly chat about SA and the world cup, then an excellent dinner and the cherry on the cake was the drive up the mountain to the luxurious ..."

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"For our first encounter with South Africa we had the chance to spend a night in Thaba Pitsi.

Warm welcome from Nathalie and Marc in late afternoon, a friendly chat about SA and the world cup, then an excellent dinner and the cherry on the cake was the drive up the mountain to the luxurious tents.

Our hosts in Thaba Pitsi were extremely obliging, attentive to the smallest detail and full of wise advice. The setting was a bit unusual, having to drive 10 mins to go to your bedroom was new to us but the drive itself was an amazing experience and the night in the 'tents' was an unforgettable moment. So much so that we decided to extend our stay. The place is extremely safe and I had no second thought to leave my wife alone and go to Polokwane for the World Cup game (game unfortunately lost against Slovakia) and she had the chance to see some wild life coming near her tent. The accommodation was spotless and the breakfast at the Zebra coffee was always enjoyable.

We will surely go again to Thaba Pitsi.

El-Hachemi and Deborah
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""Superb""

(South Africa) Mr d'unienville | 16 March 2009

"Outstanding cuisine and service from the staff couldn’t be any better. Our weekend there was great, although the weather didn't play its part. Rain, rain and more rain. Apart from that I can honestly say " I'LL BE BACK. Thanks guys from Thaba Pitsi that was great!"


"haba Pitsi Nature Reserve - Fantastic"

(South Africa) anonymous | 25 August 2008

"Friendly service, food fantastic, very helpful would recommend anyone to stay there. "


"There is a farm in Africa..."

(Australia) Mrs Liz Stevens & family | 18 May 2008

"It was at the end of our visit to South Africa that we spent a few days at this magical place at the foothills of the Waterberg. And what a wonderful place to bid South Africa farewell. Marc is a fantastic chef, Natalie a charming and beautiful hostess and Martin the most competent driver of 4X4's a..."

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"It was at the end of our visit to South Africa that we spent a few days at this magical place at the foothills of the Waterberg. And what a wonderful place to bid South Africa farewell. Marc is a fantastic chef, Natalie a charming and beautiful hostess and Martin the most competent driver of 4X4's and also an excellent guide with a vast knowledge of the bush and animals. Where can you have breakfast in this world with two giraffes for company? Nothing was too much trouble for them and yet we so appreciated the casual, effortless attention. Everybody needs to experience a stay at Thaba Pitsi, to reload the batteries and enjoy the sheer magic of sleeping in a tent on top of a hill in Africa with a canopy of the stars of the entire Universe looking down on you. We thank you and wish you the very best for the future."


"IDEAL BREAKAWAY"

(South Africa) Mr Smith | 4 February 2008

"Me and my wife had a wonderfull time. This was exactly what we wanted - a quiet break away. The food Friday evening was to die for. Saturday breakfast - also very good, the freshly baked chocalate bread was a delightfull surprize.

The personel attention by the owner is special. I am going ..."

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"Me and my wife had a wonderfull time. This was exactly what we wanted - a quiet break away. The food Friday evening was to die for. Saturday breakfast - also very good, the freshly baked chocalate bread was a delightfull surprize.

The personel attention by the owner is special. I am going back, this time I will make use of the mountain bikes, or horse back to go into the mountain.

Thank you"


"Luxury in Bela Bela"

(South Africa) Ms Padmore | 19 November 2007

"I had two Swedish and a British guest that wanted to experience a totally relaxing weekend and see the wildlife in Africa. Thaba Pitsi was everything I hoped it would be, the food is outstanding, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly and the scenery breathtaking.
Thank you to Natalie, Martin and ..."

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"I had two Swedish and a British guest that wanted to experience a totally relaxing weekend and see the wildlife in Africa. Thaba Pitsi was everything I hoped it would be, the food is outstanding, the atmosphere relaxed and friendly and the scenery breathtaking.
Thank you to Natalie, Martin and the team for a great weekend, we will definitely return.
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