South African Lodges

Thandeka Lodge & Spa

Address
Bela Bela
Warmbaths, Waterberg
Limpopo
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Spa
R3280.00SINGLE RATE
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The exclusive Thandeka Lodge & Spa nestles in the beautiful Waterberg Mountain Range in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The Lodge can easily be accessed by a short two hours drive from Johannesburg.

Guests staying at the five-star property are invited to experience the scenic vistas and the majestic African wilderness in luxury accommodation. Located in a malaria free region of South Africa, the Game Reserve is home to an abundant variety of wildlife, birds and flora. The Lodge offers an authentic Out-of-Africa experience for its guests, with the unique architecture designed by ensuring close encounters with the unspoilt South African bushveld.

Accommodation

The unique safari tented accommodation consists of twenty individual, exclusive tented suites, each of which is uniquely decorated in the splendour of the African bushveld. Featuring baths, showers as well as a private viewing deck, these luxury tents make for a memorable experience in the heart of nature.

Luxury tent features:

  • Baths
  • Showers (some luxury tents provide outside showers)
  • Choice of luxury 2-bedroomed family tents or luxury one bedroom tents
  • Bar fridge
  • Private viewing deck

Activities

Thrilling activities await guests here which include the popular guided cheetah bushwalks.  Led by a qualified game ranger, participants experience a once in a lifetime interaction with the trained cheetah pair as one walks beside them in their natural habitat. 

During the White Lion game drives, one can admire the majestic white lion from an open vehicle.  This lodge is home to three beautiful third Generation-Timbavati white lions.

Specialised Wildlife Interactions:

  • Guided cheetah bushwalks
  • White Lion game drives.

Activities:

  • White Lion game drives
  • White lion and cheetah game drive
  • Cheetah bushwalk
  • Sunset and sunrise game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Spa treatments.

Nearby activities and attractions:

  • Elephant interaction
  • Elephant safaris
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf

Dining

Guests can enjoy meals in Afro-chic splendour at the luxurious 60-seater dining room. The Lodge offers both a full a la carte and buffet facilities and also caters for functions, conferences and events. Guests wishing to experience a light al fresco bush lunch on the deck or a romantic candle-lit dinner in the evening are guaranteed a culinary delight.

Spa

The luxurious health and beauty spa offers a relaxing environment where guest may unwind and release the stress of modern life. The spa rooms are equipped with modern style treatment beds and provide scenic views of the beautiful surrounding African bushveld. The wellness centre also offers an outdoor deck with a jacuzzi. The available therapies are gentle, natural and pleasing.

Conference Venue

The Conference Venue at the Lodge can cater for up to 50 people and provides delegates with the chance to combine both work and leisure activities to create an unforgettable event.

Below detailed information about the Thandeka Lodge & Spa is available.
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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at the Thandeka Lodge

Guests staying at the Thandeka Lodge & Spa may enjoy meals in Afro-chic splendour at the luxurious 60-seater dining room.  Offering full a la carte and buffet facilities, Thandeka’s dining room caters for functions and events for conferences or other formal occasion.

The resident chef at Thandeka designs a new dining menu weekly.  Guests enjoy scrumptious main meals as well as mid-afternoon tea.  Whether guests wish to experience a light al fresco bush lunch on Thandeka's deck or a romantic candle-lit dinner in the evening, the Thandeka Lodge & Spa presents its guests with a culinary delight.

The Spa

The luxurious Thandeka health and beauty spa offers a relaxing environment where guest may unwind and release the stress of modern life.  Guests staying at the Thandeka Game Lodge are welcome to recharge and rejuvenate at the Africology Spa, which features an oasis of tranquillity to ensure guests emerge refreshed in spirit, mind and body.

The wellness centre at the Thandeka Lodge invites guests to invigorate and indulge their senses with an unusual spa treatment menu. The Thandeka Lodge features two wellness treatment rooms which are located adjacent to the Thandeka main lodge.

The spa rooms at Thandeka are equipped with modern style treatment beds and provide views of the beautiful surrounding African bushveld.  Thandeka's wellness centre also offers an outdoor deck with a jacuzzi. The available therapies are gentle, natural and pleasing.

White lion drives

Guests have the opportunity to experience the amazing white lion in an open vehicle. The exclusive Thandeka Lodge & Spa in South Africa is home to three beautiful third generation, Timbavati white lions, namely the two females, Abeni and Dayo, and the majestic male lion, Jango.

Guided cheetah bushwalks

Not to be missed is the experience of a truly unique interaction with the trained cheetah pair. Led by a professional guide, guests may walk beside them in the untamed African bush within their enclosure.

Sunset and sunrise game drives

The Thandeka Lodge & Spa in Limpopo, South Africa, is home to four of the 'Big Five': buffalo, rhino, leopard and lions.  Elephant viewing, interaction and elephant-back safaris can be experienced nearby.

Spa treatments

The exclusive Thandeka Spa provides a relaxing environment to unwind and release the stress of modern living.  Guests are welcome to recharge and rejuvenate at Thandeka's Africology Spa, which features an oasis of tranquillity to ensure guests emerge refreshed in spirit, mind and body.

The spa at the Thandeka Game Lodge invites guests to invigorate and indulge their senses with updated spa treatment menu.  The Thandeka Lodge features two spacious wellness treatment rooms which are located adjacent to the Thandeka main lodge.The spa rooms are equipped with modern style treatment beds and provide views of the beautiful surrounding bushveld. Thandeka's wellness centre also offers a great deck with a jacuzzi. The available therapies are gentle, natural and pleasing.

Bird watching

This area of South Africa is home to a great abundance of magnificent birdlife which can be observed from the comfort of the tented suites, the main lodge or on exciting game drives through the bushveld.

Nearby activities
  • Elephant interaction
  • Elephant safaris
  • Horse riding
  • Golf facilities

Conference venue at the Thandeka Lodge

The Thandeka Lodge & Spa in Limpopo features conference facilities for an exclusive corporate getaway.  Thandeka's conference facility is ideal for conference groups of up to 50 business delegates.

As the Thandeka Game Reserve nestles in a malaria-free region of South Africa, guests enjoy and experience the untamed African bush.  Delegates may combine their conference with a wide variety of activities to create an unforgettable event.

  • Bar
  • Conference venue
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria and Animals
  • The Thandeka Lodge in the Waterberg Mountain Range of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, is located in a malaria-free game reserve which is home to an abundance of wildlife, birds and flora.

Children Policy
  • Children under the age of 12 years are allowed on game drives at the sole discretion of the manager.  Children under the age of 6 years are not allowed on safari and, if possible, a children safari is arranged between the regular safari times.

    Babysitting services are available and can be arranged at the Thandeka Lodge at an additional charge.

Available Rooms

Standard Tent

# Rooms:
10

The accommodation at the Thandeka Lodge in the Waterberg Mountain Range of Limpopo, South Africa, consists of twenty individual, exclusive tented suites, each of which is decorated with unique features, hidden in the splendour of the African bushveld.

Tented Suite facilities:

  •  Baths
  •  Showers: some rooms include outside showers
  •  Bar fridge facilities
  •  Private viewing deck: some rooms include private salas
  •  Tea and coffee facilities
Single Room R3280
Double Room R4370

Family Standard Tent

# Rooms:
10

The Thandeka Game Lodge in the Waterberg region offers 10 Family Tents which accommodate parents with their children.

Tented Suite facilities:

  •  Baths
  •  Showers: some rooms include outside showers
  •  Bar fridge facilities
  •  Private viewing deck: some rooms include private salas
  •  Tea and coffee facilities
Single Room R4370
Double Room R4370

Luxury Tent

The Luxury Tents provide travellers with the convenience of more space as well as more amenities during their stay.

Luxury Tent facilities:

  • Baths
  • Showers: some rooms include outside showers
  • Bar fridge facilities
  • Private viewing deck: some rooms include private salas
  • Tea and coffee facilities.
Single Room R3560
Double Room R4740

Family Luxury Tent

Ideal for guests travelling with children, the Family Luxury Tents offer an exciting and adventurous accommodation option for safari enthusiasts.

Family Luxury Tent features:

  • Baths
  • Showers: some rooms include outside showers
  • Bar fridge facilities
  • Private viewing deck: some rooms include private salas
  • Tea and coffee facilities.
Single Room R4740
Double Room R4740

Thandeka Lodge & Spa Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Book your 2 nights or more getaway to Thandeka Lodge, and when booking 7 days or less prior to arrival, qualify for the discounted rate of R1,518.00 per person sharing per night. This includes three meals and two game drives per day.

This offer is only valid for a minimum 2 nights and minimum 2 guests booking within 7 days or arrival.

Included in the rate:

  • All Meals
  • Two Game Drives

Excluded from the rate:

  • Gate fees and conservations levy's
  • drinks, items of a personal nature, cheetah walk and white lion game drive

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for last minute bookings book and payable 7 days prior to arrival
  • Subject to availability
  • Minimum 2 nights and 2 guests
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2016-07-15

At Thandeka I had a great time, it was an ideal getaway where I could relax and revel in the exquisite natural beauty of the bushveld savannah and its rich wildlife by which the Thandeka Lodge is surrounded by.

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2016-06-18

At Thandeka I had a great time the lodge offersed me a true Out-of-Africa experience with the architecture designed around promoting close encounters with the unspoilt South African bushveld.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.831679

Longitude: 28.056797

Directions

Directions from Johannesburg and Pretoria:

From Johannesburg / Pretoria, take the Pretoria N1 Highway, taking the Pietersburg/Polokwane turn-off.
Travel for about 140 km, till the Settlers/Codrington turn-off, turning left at the top of the slip-off.
At the next T-junction turn right, follow this road into Bela-Bela (Warmbaths): you will come across the Waterfront Complex to your left.
Go over the Bridge then turn left at the first slip at a set of Robots (see an Engen Garage opposite).
Follow the road as it curves right.
At the Stop Street turn left onto Chris Hani Street and passed the Aventura Resort on your left. At the traffic circle turn left onto the R516 Rooiberg/Thabazimbi Road.
Please contact the Lodge to let them know that you have just passed through the town of Bela-Bela.
Travel for about 35 km, turning right onto a tarred road after a small trading store that takes you to Thandeka Lodge.
Carry on with this tarred road for about 3.5 km until you see a very large wrought iron gate on the left-hand side with a thatched gatehouse you have arrived at Thandeka Lodge.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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