Activities


Hiking

Hunting

Fishing

Cycling

Shooting

Off Roading

Game

Viewing

Bird

Watching

Abseiling

Climbing

Paragliding

Rowing

Swimming

Horse Riding

Stargazing

Photography

Exploring

Relaxing

It is important to note that we do not provide equipment for any of the activities. Guests are required to bring their own equipment.

Hiking

There are four loop-trails starting and ending at the base camp. The trails have been designed for hikers of all abilities and to include as many natural features as possible.  An important consideration in the design was that visitors could return at different times of the year to see seasonal changes in plants and animal behaviour.  The trails are guided and each has its special attractions, details of which are described below.  Visitors may also walk anywhere else on the reserve on their own if they prefer unguided hikes. Please click on the link below to download the map and descriptions.

Hunting

Due to the terrain and the exceptional beauty of the reserve, hunting on Thaba Thabo is a very unique and special experience.  We encourage walk and stalk and do not allow hunting from vehicles.  We offer hunting opportunities for both local and international hunters.  Professional hunters and guides are welcome to contact us if they are looking for a hunting venue. Hunts outside of season and hunts without a Professional Hunter or guide could be considered. Please contact us to discuss.


Below please find our latest price list for 2021 & 2022. Bookings for 2022 are already accepted.

Fishing

Very good carp fishing is available. It is believed that there is also bass in the dams. Feel free to bring a small fishing boat!

Cycling

The annual Witteberg Mountain Bike Challenge traverses through Thaba Thabo and is arguably the most beautiful route in the country. Cycling on the reserve as well as on the roads in the area is the ideal way to explore the unique beauty of the Eastern Free State highlands.

Shooting

Thaba Thabo is approved by the NHSA (National Hunting & Shooting Association). You are welcome to do your practical compliance shoots on Thaba Thabo. Long distance shooting is also possible. The more casual shooters are also very welcome….. bring your firearms, bows, paintball guns, airguns & have fun! Below is a link to the NHSA website if you are interested to join.

Off Roading

Due to the mountainous terrain, off roading with motorcycles & quad bikes is great fun. We are planning to develop two 4×4 trails for motor vehicles but development is still in an early stage. There are developed 4×4 trails in the area.

Game Viewing

Plains game is plentiful on Thaba Thabo. We do not keep any dangerous animals and game could therefor be viewed by foot, bicycle, motor cycle, quad bike or by vehicle.

Bird Watching

Four dams offer area shelter to an abundance of bird life. There are also many bird species associated with high mountains such as grey-wing francolin, ground woodpecker, stone chat, rock thrush, orange breasted rock jumper, rock kestrel, malachite and great double collared sunbirds, bald ibis, gymnogene and black eagle. Lammergeyer are occasionally seen flying along the edge of the high krantzes. Below please find a link to a list of birds that have been spotted on Thaba Thabo as well as the species that are probably present.

Abseiling &

Climbing

Many cliffs offer opportunity for the more adventurous!

Paragliding

Due to most of the reserve being on top of a mountain range it is ideal for paragliding or hang gliding enthusiasts.

Rowing &

Swimming

Cool down in any of the four dams. The largest dam being 400 metres in length and 50 metres wide.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is offered by a neighbouring farm. Booking in advance is essential.

Stargazing

With clear, unpolluted skies stargazing is a real treat!

Photography

Few areas offer so much beauty and diversity in landscape as the Eastern Free State. A photographer’s dream come true!

Exploring

Use Thaba Thabo as a base from which to explore the magnificent Eastern Free State. Follow the link below to read more about the area..

Relaxing

Why do anything if you can just relax? Have a braai with your loved ones or alone! Enjoy the magnificent sunsets, clean air and pure water. Wake up to the crowing of roosters. Take a break on Thaba Thabo, relax and heal.