Thaba Thipa

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow, Bela-Bela, Waterberg, Limpopo

Thaba Thipa which means mountain of the knife, is situated on a 21ha farm in the heart of the Bushveld 10min from Warmbaths. (now Bela-Bela) The name Thaba (mountain) originates from the mountain the farm is situated on. Hiking will result in beautiful scenery and a view of the surrounding area. Thipa (knife) originates from the knife-making of its owner, George Baartman, who is a member of the Knife Makers Guild of South Africa.

Game species: Eland, Impala, Duiker, Klipspringer, Bush Buck, Warthog, Bush Pig, Porcupine, Baboon, Monkey , Bush Baby and Squirrel.

Bird species: More than 80 has been recorded on the farm

All units have:
DSTV (all channels) ;
Fully equipped kitchens with fridge, kettle, microwave, toaster, electric frying pan, pots, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery
Bathroom - Towels provided (bring own swimming towels)
Own braai areas with braai -grid

Two bedroom log house, sleeps 4 - 6 (Double- and 2 single beds: sleeper couch in lounge) with two en-suite bathrooms

Impala Cottage
Two bedroom chalet - sleeps 4 (Double- and 2 single beds)
One bathroom with toilet, vanity and shower
Chalet has its own private braai and garden area which is ideal for bird watching.Own garden area and thatched carport.

One bedroom chalet - sleeps 4. Double bed in bedroom - lounge, build-in bunks which can be converted to beds at night.
Bathroom with corner bath & shower, toilet and vanity.

One bedroom chalet, sleeps 4. Double bed and bunk beds in same bedroom.
Bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity.

We have a heated pool on our premises

Attractions near Thaba Thipa:

  • Aventura Warmbaths - 10min
  • Klein Kariba Resort - 5 min
  • Nylsvley - 20min (The largest flood plain area in SA - 400 bird species
  • Thaba Kwena Crocodile Farm - 10min
  • De Wildt - Cheetah Breeding centre
  • Cinema
  • Beauty Salons
  • Banks, Restaurants and shops


  • Take the N1 North to Polokwane (Pietersburg)

  • Turn left at the Bela-Bela (Warmbaths) turn-off

  • Drive to T-Junction at the Waterfront

  • Turn right - Cross over rail road

  • Turn right at the first robot (Potgieter Street)

  • This road leads to Modimolle (Nylstroom). Pass Klein-Kariba +7km on left hand. +2km from Klein Kariba, turn left at the Thaba Thipa direction sign after Scorflufus Dog Kennels sign board.

  • Follow road for +2km, on right hand you'll find the entrance gate to Thaba Thipa.

X: 28.328550 (East 28 degrees 19 minutes 42.8 seconds)
Y: 24.825560 (South: 24 degrees, 49 minutes, 32 seconds

Location & Contact Details
Address: Ptn 19 Buisfontein
Bela-Bela (Warmbaths)
Limpopo (Northern) Province
South Africa
Local Fax :086-6363408 INT Fax :+27-86-6363408 Cell (1) :082-5635202 Amanda 076-7908353 Cell (2) :074-9782189 Veronica 082-9238240

Please note:

  • No Credit Card Facilties on site
  • Bed Configuration

  • Click on the rooms/units to see their bed configurations.
  • Klipspringer - a one bedroom "self catering" unit with bathroom, (shower and corner bath) equipped kitchen and lounge with DSTV(all channels). Bunks in lounge can be converted to beds (Sleeps 4) x 1

    Room 1 - double
    Room 2 - bunk

    Duiker chalet - a one bedroom"self catering" unit with bathroom (shower), fully equipped kitchen and lounge with DSTV (all channels). Double bed and bunk beds in same bedroom to accommodate 4 people (Sleeps 4) x 1

    Room 1 - double, bunk

    Eland - a two bedroom self catering log house with fully equipped kitchen and lounge with DSTV (all channels) and two en-suite bedrooms Double bed in one room & two singles in the other room.(Sleeper (Sleeps 6) x 1

    Room 1 - double
    Room 2 - twin
    Room 3 - double sleeper couch

    Impala chalet - a two bedroom self catering cottage with a fully equipped kitchen and lounge with DSTV (all channels) and bathroom Double bed in one room and two singles in the other room (Sleeps 4) x 1

    Room 1 - double
    Room 2 - twin
  • Facilities

  • air conditioner (some units)
  • braai / barbecue - onsite
  • DSTV in room
  • game drives (less than 30km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • kitchen (fully equipped)
  • microwave in unit
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private airfield (less than 15km)
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • tea / coffee making facilities
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Thaba Thipa - Bela-Bela Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow