Al Thandiwe Safaris

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On arrival at the four star lodge, a welcome drink will set the mood for the rest of your stay.
The lodge has recently undergone a full revamp and extension, and now offers four large bedrooms and three bathrooms, one being full en-suite, as well as a luxury loft suite for families.

The interior has been decorated by one of South Africa’s leading interior designers, with a unique feel of Africa. The appreciation of comfortable luxury is enhanced by the customer-centric staff, with their professional, yet personal approach to all our guests’ requirements, ensuring your stay at Al Thandiwe,  “our Beloved”, is not just special, but truly unforgettable.

The house keeping staff and lodge managers will ensure that our guests’ catering needs are not just met, but surpassed.
The lodge has full Wi-Fi and DSTV available and we welcome our guests to make themselves at home, in our home.

Boma fires and “barbeques” are a given experience in the bushveld, but we like to put that ‘little bit extra’ into the occasion, with a true bushveld, and colourful sky setting barbeque or sundowners in the evenings. A special “goodies” basket is always handy for those sundown events with snacks and drinks to compliment the breathtaking sunsets and landscapes, laid out beneath your feet.

The lodge is fully enclosed with electric fencing. Less than 70 metres beyond the fence are watering holes, which are well used by the antelope in the early mornings and evenings.  Enjoy a relaxing sundowner after a busy day, watching the game in their natural habitat.

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The exquisite bush camp chalets, looks up on the ever-present mountain range.  Every sunset is vibrant and dramatic, using the mountain as its canvas to paint on each evening. Each evening offers different photo opportunities, creating memories for a lifetime.
The bush camp, which is fully enclosed with electrical fencing, has a water hole and feeding troughs just 10m beyond the fence The antelope gather here daily for early morning and evening meals. The various game that emerge from the hillside and the bushveld will keep you amazed each day. If you are fortunate enough, you may even spot a leopard taking a stroll to the watering hole.

The camp has six luxurious chalets, all en-suite. The chalets have built in fireplaces to keep you warm and cosy during the winter evenings.
There is a swimming pool just off the boma, with a fire pit, barbeque area and a pizza oven, all for your private ease of self-catering. If you wish to have a total relax, the meals can be catered for you by our well trained culinary staff. The reception hall of the bush camp seats 14, with a fully stocked bar and a fully equipped kitchen for all guests to use. The lounge with fireplace sets the scene for the evenings.  Settle in for a night of various board games or snooker, or just sit at the bar and catch up on the various sightings and adventures of the day.
The unbelievable clear African sky, filled with stars, and the sounds of the bushveld around you, quickly remind you that you are in the heart of the bushveld.

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The tent camp offers a completely different experience in Safari accommodation. The camp is set up close to the ever-changing terrain, surrounded by hills and large trees.  Access to the camp is adventurous, crossing a suspension bridge, which spans over a perinnial stream.

The well placed group of four tents, nestled under the trees canopies, can sleep up to 8 guests.
The large fire pit, and barbeque, set at the edge of the stream, truly allows you to feel like you are in the middle of nowhere.  Meals can be self-catered, or prepared by our competent staff.

The recreation hall seats 14 guests, and offers a built in stone fire place to keep the winter chills at bay.  There is a kitchen for your convenience, drinks can be provided with prior arrangement.
The shower and toilet facilities are central and modern, yet still in keeping with the ecology program we live by on the farm. These are tastefully finished and convenient to each tent.

The tented camp is a favourite for the Safari Hunters.  This camp gives you the feeling of tranquility and isolation.  The camp is only 20 minutes from the main lodge, with direct communication with the lodge and the Managers.