Thabazimbi is an iron mining town in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The name Thabazimbi means mountain of iron because of the large iron ore reef. The mine boasts one of the largest mining shafts in Africa. More than 2 million tons of ore are mined every year and hauled by train to Mittal’s iron and steel works. Some of the best game reserves are located in the area and they offer conducted game drives, excellent accommodation and outstanding cuisine.
The Curio shops is filled with colorful African artifacts. The store offers a variety of traditional masks, ethnic beadwork, precious stones taken from the African soil and silver set into delicately crafted African jewelry. Coffee shops and restaurants.
SORITZY DAY SPA – THABAZIMBI
At Soritzy Day Spa you will experience the appealing combination of True African Nurturing Traditions and a setting of serene ambience, offering you the best of both worlds as Nature & Culture merge right in the middle of the African bush, leaving you de-stressed through our Decadent Revitalization Spa Packages. Come and enjoy a superb light lunch or something sweet after your pampering morning at our next door neighbor coffee shop.
Marakele National Park and Predator park – Thabazimbi
The park is characterized by contrasting majestic mountain landscapes, grass hills and deep valleys. Rare finds of yellowwood and cedar trees, five meter high cycads and tree ferns, are some of the plant species found here and Marakele supports 765 plant species. Drive through the park and the beauty of nature. Have a picnic on the spectacular view of the mountain pass. Marakele Predator Park is a park located just out of Marakele National Park. Currently the park contains both white and tawny colored lions, Tigers, Cheetah, Wild Dogs and Hyena.
Animal Interaction & Encounters – Zebula
Zebula, a stunning and totally unique lifestyle destination is located in the magnificent malaria-free Waterberg region of Limpopo Province.
Located on 1600 hectares of pristine bushveld in the shadow of the Waterberg mountains, Zebula commands a most spectacular setting. Undulating, indigenous tree-covered hills and wide-open grasslands are punctuated with frequent dams and waterholes – a diverse landscape that supports a wide variety of game, birds and small wildlife. Adventures with Elephants provide unique hands-on elephant interactions, elephant-back safaris and swims on the elephants. They offer you the thrill of hands-on interactions with these magnificent animals and invite you into the elephant’s world where you can learn more about elephants in this unique manner, whilst witnessing the elephant’s intelligence, compassionate nature and sheer delight in interacting with their human companions.
Guests at Zebula Guests can enjoy face to face animal encounters with lion and tiger cubs, while our resident cheetah take our wildlife experience to whole new level.
Sun City is internationally renowned as Africa’s premier holiday resort. Sun City offers a myriad of different entertainment and relaxation opportunities. Sun City adventure activities offer guests a range of new and exciting experiences such as elephant back Safaris, hot air ballooning and crocodile sanctuary.
Activities at Sun City:
- Crocodile Sanctuary
- Elephant Back Safari
- Hot Air Balloon (required sleep over)
- Cultural Village
- Predator World
- Health Spa (depending on treatment)
- Butterfly World
- Horse Riding
- Curio Shop
Welgevonden Game Reserve
The Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, a malaria free game Reserve, is a declared Heritage site and now part of a greater conservancy area of 100 000 hectares of game sanctuary incorporating Marakele National Park. This is a place of rare and rugged beauty, plentiful wildlife and prolific bird-life. Spectacular scenary and excellent game viewing make Welgevonden quite unlike anywhere else on earth.
Activities on Welgevonden:
- Elephant back Safari
- Bushman paintings
- Guided bush walks
- Star gazing
Pilanesberg National Park
The Park ranks among the largest of the national parks in South Africa and covers an area of 137 500 acres. Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature. The beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam. You can also see the big 5 species in the park.
Ivory Tree Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheater divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive game lodge. The central facility includes a stunning feature pool, bar, conference room, dining room, boma, reception and curio shop.
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
An ancient alkaline volcano fashioned the very hills that KwaMaritane stands on today. Hence it’s name, which literally means “Place of the Rock”. From here, you can look out over the infinite plains adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park – an area rich in wildlife and hosting around 365 species of birds.
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life form fuses with historical and archaeological sites – This Is Real Africa! This park is home to an impressive number of species: 336 Trees, 49 Fish, 34 Amphibians, 114 Reptiles, 507 Birds and 147 Mammals. These treasures represent the cultural, persons and events that played a role in the history of Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park’s natural assets. The Kruger National Park offers its visitors up close and personal nature experience with a variety of activities, whether it is driving, biking, hiking or walking that you want to do.
Cape Town & Surrounding areas
Tintswalo means “the intangible feeling of love, gratitude and peace bestowed upon someone offering you a meaningful and worthy gift.”
This magnificent luxury lodge is situated in one of the most stunning locations in Southern Africa! Positioned at the base of Chapman’s Peak, Tintswalo Atlantic overlooks the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay, Cape Town.
Robben Island is an island in Table Bay, west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. The name is Dutch for “seal island”. Presidents of South Africa Nelson Mandela and Kgalema Motlanthe, alongside many other political prisoners, spent 27 years imprisoned during the apartheid era. Among those political prisoners was current President of South Africa Jacob Zuma who was imprisoned there for ten years.
Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. Table Mountain has an unusually rich biodiversity. Its vegetation consists predominantly of several different types of the unique and rich Cape Fynbos. Hiking on Table Mountain is popular, as well as Rock climbing and exploring through the Wynberg caves.