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Thabazimbi Snapshot

Right in the heart of the Lowveld, at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains, you will be welcomed into the old iron-mining town of Thabazimbi. It was a monstrous iron ore reef that put Thabazimbi on the map back in the early 1900’s, and today over two million tons of ore are mined from “The mountain of iron” each year.

It’s not all about the mine though, less than a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, Thabazimbi is gaining popularity as a family friendly destination for its platter of budget bush-getaways on offer.

The area is also renowned for incredible hiking trails, some great MTB routes and close proximity to game reserves, The Ben Alberts and Marakele Reserves to name a few.

An up-and-coming eco-tourism town, Thabazimbi is bound to throw some pleasant surprises your way on your next visit.

Things To Do

  • Grootfontein Mountain Biking Trails situated in the Grootfontein Private Game reserve offers a huge number of mountain biking trails ranging from mellow and mild to heart-palpitating levels with a good few technical courses thrown into the mix. Guests staying at Grootfontein ride for free.

  • Enjoy a round of golf at the Thabazimbi Golf Course. This 9-hold course plays host to the annual, “Billie of the Bushveld” Tournament. The vibrant wildlife makes for a particularly beautiful course.

  • Get your Big 5 fix at either the Pilansberg Game Reserve or the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve. These parks both sport an amazing array of wildlife and plant life. Grootfontein Private Game Reserve and Motsomi Lodge and Tented Camp also offer game viewing. 
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Motsomi Lodge and Tent Camp

Thabazimbi, Limpopo

Chic game lodge with six chalets and four safari tents - 30km from Thabazimbi

Lying less than 30km from Thabazimbi in a grand game reserve, Motsomi offers style, exclusivity and a spirit of African adventure. There are three different accommodation options. First off are the ...


Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve

Thabazimbi, Limpopo

Rustic game lodge with four self-catering cottages and a basic campsite - 15km from Thabazimbi

For a weekend of off-the-grid rural living, look no further than Grootfontein Private Nature Reserve. This working family farm is situated on 12 000 hectares (yip, 12 000!) of Limpopo bushveld, about...


Bosveld Inn

Thabazimbi, Limpopo

Family-friendly guesthouse with three B&B rooms - in Thabazimbi

Whether you're just passing through, or heading to Thabazimbi for a full-blown holiday, Bosveld Inn is a useful spot to rest that weary head. What we have here is a homely guesthouse with cottage-pan...


Lekker Bly B&B

Thabazimbi, Limpopo

B&B with nine ensuite rooms - in Thabazimbi

If staying in Thabazimbi itself is on your cards, why not a lekka night or two at the salt-of-the-earh Lekker Bly B&B?   Plopped right in the slow-beating heart of Thabazimbi, what you have ...


Boschfontein Guest Farm

Thabazimbi, Limpopo

Guestfarm with B&B suites and two rustic self-catering chalets - 20km from Thabazimbi

If rustic living is on your weekend agenda, Boschfontein Guest Farm will be right up your alley. This off-the-grid guestfarm, 20 kays from Thabazimbi, is just the right blend of comfort and convenien...

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