Nestled in the Waterberg Mountain Range in Limpopo, Thandeka Lodge is the ideal getaway where the weary traveller can relax and revel in the natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife.

Only two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, this privately owned and run reserve is a must for everyone.

Thandeka is a malaria-free reserve that is home to an abundant variety of wildlife, birds and flora. The Lodge offers a true Out-of-Africa experience, with the architecture designed around promoting close encounters with the unspoilt South African bushveld. Accommodation takes the form of individual, luxurious tented-Lodges, each one decorated with unique touches, hidden in the splendour of the bush.

Boasting incredible game viewing opportunities, apart from the normal game viewing of rhino and buffalo, we also have resident lions and interactive cheetah where guests have the opportunity to view these magnificent animals and, in the case of the cheetahs, to walk with them. There is also elephant interaction nearby.

A day visitors centre, that serves light meals and snacks, offers people, who cannot overnight, the opportunity to view the game.

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