In the heart of Gauteng, Dinokeng 'a place of rivers',
and Leeuwkloof Valley Conservancy, Cullinan and experience "All of Africa in a
day" in Dinokeng.
The Italian Prisoners' of War
originally built the old Thabisile farmhouse. It has since been converted into 3
self-catering units, 2 of which can be interlinked. Though it is mainly for
self-catering, if you would like meals to be included we can pre-arrange a
package for you, menu, picnic, or braai.
There are 7 units (11 rooms in
total) where we can accommodate up to 45 people comfortably, depending on the
configuration of the group. We have also combined groups of 65 people,
accommodating them at 2 different venues. We are able to seat 65 people in the
boma and conference venue for meals and training sessions.
couples, friends and families. This is an ideal venue for family/friend
get-togethers, Team building with a conference facility (30 U-shape, 60 people
Antelope: unit has 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (each
with 3x single / 1 king & 1x single). Fully equipped kitchenette open plans to
lounge, dinning and large veranda overlooking valley, and dam and with sunset
views. PRIVATE, however has inter-leading double door to the Bushbaby unit.
Bushbaby: unit has 2 bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms (each with 3x
single / 1 king & 1x single). Fully equipped kitchenette open plan to lounge,
dinning room and veranda. Has a large boma with view of the valley and sunset.
Has immediate access to swimming pool.
Chameleon: unit has 2
bedrooms (each with 2x single / 1 king) with 1 bathroom sharing. Fully equipped
kitchenette, open plan to lounge, dinning room and veranda. View of gardens and
Duiker: unit is an open plan bedroom (2 double beds),
lounge, and dinning area. There is a separate but fully equipped kitchenette and
a separate bathroom with shower and bath. This unit has a view into the bush
from the bed itself.
Eland: unit has upstairs with 2 bedrooms and
bathroom sharing (each with 2x single or 1 king bed) with views into the bush
with balcony overlooking swimming pool and sunset view. Downstairs has a large
fully kitchen with dinning area and lounge with veranda.
unit is an open plan area with 2 double beds, fully equipped kitchenette,
dinning area and Lounge. Unit has a separate bathroom with shower.
Giraffe: This is the original barn that has been converted into a cozy but
stylish open plan unit. The unit has 3x single beds or 1 king & 1 single bed
including an en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette, lounge and dinning
room area. The verandah overlooks the giant Monkey Thorn tree, gardens and
swimming pool. The private braai facilities, paraffin lamps, torches and open
fireplace provide a feeling of complete peace when you need it most.
Swimming pool, deck chairs, and umbrellas', fabulous views
overlooking the valley, and into the bush with great sunset views. Versatile
function room with DSTV, games (Ping Pong table, rumicub, crocket, Swing ball,
frisbee, backgammon, cards, pellet rifle) and mini-library.
for group booking is ideal for evening get-togethers around the fire.
Units Are Equipped With:
Fans, heaters, bath towel, hand towel, paraffin
torches, paraffin lamps, matches, fire and wood (wood is charge upon the end of
Available On Request:
Hairdryer, iron & board and
laundry. Should you require anything please ask.
Game Drives: (to be pre-arranged) For game drives, mountain biking, walking
and hiking trails, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, identifying trees,
shrubs and insects, cross bow hunting & we also organize tuition for painting,
drawing and sculpture. Please enquire if interested.
game includes: Over 240 grazers: Kudu, zebra, blesbuck, impala, wildebeest,
eland, waterbuck, duiker, steenbok. Warthog, porcupine, jackals, caracal,
mongoose, vervet monkeys, bush baby, baboon, reptiles, snakes, frogs, and
tortoises. One can also see 200 species of birds sighted in our area.
Off-Site Activities: Horse riding, 4x4 trail, fishing, canoeing, game
drives, spas, Cullinan village founded in 1903, Roodeplaat dam, Mandela village,
Ndebele village as well as other cultural experiences or places and activities
Don't Forget To Bring!
Swimming costume, hat,
sunscreen, charcoal, fire lighters, binoculars, camera, walking shoes, bird
book, hot & cool clothes. ±4 degrees warmer than JHB and mosquito repellent.
There are shops, butchery, liquor store & petrol
station - 2km from the tar road.
Travel on the N1 North (Pietersburg) highway through Pretoria East.
the R513 Wonderboom/Zambezi/Cullinan turn-off (exit 152).
At the first
traffic light turn right towards Cullinan.
Travel 1.2km to the next traffic
Turn left on the R573 KwaMhlanga road.
Continue for 32km.
your way you will pass the Roodeplaat Dam (on your left)
You will pass
Intundla lodge and Zebra lodge (on your left)
Carry on the tar road from the
Zebra lodge turn-off for another 6km.
Turn left onto the gravel road where
there are signs posted for Leeuwkloof valley (KwaTHABISILE, Braemar Breeders,
Thandanani Environmental School Camp, and Panorama Conference Centre).
will arrive at a 24Hr security gate after 600 Meters.
At the T-junction turn
left... the road will turn to your right... after 600 meters you will then see
the sign on your right; KwaThabisile Game Lodge.
The deposit shall be forfeited in event of cancellation. Any no-show will be charged for, and the rest of the stay will automatically be cancelled.
Any cancellation within 14 days of the check-in date will be charged for in full. Any cancellation within 31 days of the check-in date will be charged 50% of the full amount.
Any cancellation or modification of the reservation must please be made in writing (via email), and KwaThabisile will acknowledge receipt and confirmation of this via email.
We do reserve the right to cancel a booking should it not meet the requirements of our arrangements.
Arrival & Departure Times
We are flexible, however, please let us know of your intended arrival time.
You are more than welcome to arrive early. However, should the room not be ready, we do ask of you to relax by the swimming pool in the meantime.
Terms Of Payment
50% deposit to be paid upfront on booking the accommodation. Please email a confirmation of your deposit.
The balance will need to be paid on or before arrival. Please note that we do not accept credit cards nor cash.
Payable: We will send you a quote with no obligations attached, which will include banking details should you decide to confirm your booking.
We do require a minimum booking of 2 nights over a weekend and 3 nights over a long weekend. For last minute bookings we can offer 1 night only.
Additional bed in unit price is R275.00 p/p
We do have a NO MUSIC policy.
Should you decide to book the lodge exclusively we do make exception to this rule.
Things to do:
We are happy to advise on who to contact directly for various activities within the are i.e. Big5 Game Drives, Ziplining, Abseiling, Aquad biking, Cullinan&Refilwe Tours etc.
Meals, mid-Morning and mid-Afternoon tea available on request.
To be pre-arranged 2 days in advance. We are happy to quote on our standard rates, alternatively we can also tailor-make our menus according to your budget.