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.
Where You'll Also Find Us
Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) • Barrydale • Baviaanskloof • Betty's Bay • Bonnievale • Bredasdorp • Caledon • Calitzdorp • Cape Agulhas & Struisbaai • Cape Peninsula & Surrounds • Ceres • Citrusdal • Clanwilliam & Cederberg • Darling • De Rust • Elands Bay • Gansbaai • George • Grabouw & Elgin Valley • Greyton • Hermanus • Hogsback • Knysna • Ladismith • Malgas • Matjiesfontein • McGregor • Montagu • Mossel Bay • Napier • Oudtshoorn • Paarl • Plettenberg Bay • Porterville • Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond • Riebeek West & Riebeek-Kasteel • Robertson • St Helena Bay • Stanford • Stilbaai • Sutherland • Swellendam • Tulbagh • Velddrif • Vermaaklikheid • Wellington • Wilderness • Worcester & Hex Valley • Yzerfontein