Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts to walk and observe animals in their natural surroundings. Almost 12 kms of easy trails with the option of climbing up steep “koppies” to enjoy spectacular views over the reserve. Mountain bikers can enjoy the challenge of moderate to extreme routes and maps are provided at the Lodge.
Thabankwe offers 300 hectares of rugged, rocky terrain for both extreme and amateur bikers and hikers. The reserve has a wide variety of wildlife and bird species. Trails are clear and maps are available.
Located only 5kms from Thabazimbi on the R510, this unique mountain biking experience offers 350 hectares of rugged, rocky terrain with mountains and "koppies" and some extreme uphill cycling through the private game reserve. The trail route is 15kms but can be done in various stages or as a circular loop. For long distant rides, cyclists can exit the main Lodge gate from the reserve and enjoy a stretch of tar road for distances up to 50km.
Extreme steep, rocky routes to spectacular view points, are available to extreme experienced off road cyclists. There are also clear trails available for both novices and families with river crossings in wet months and opportunity to see game in natural surroundings. Thaba ‘Nkwe has a wide variety of antelope, wildebeest, zebra and bird species for all nature lovers and there are plenty of shaded areas for stop offs. Extreme overnight bunking is available in the depth of the reserve.
Enjoy hiking in the African bush where the bird species are very varied. Keep an eye out African Hawk Eagle, Swee Waxbill on the high grounds and in the low bushveld and woodlands you are likely to see the Purple Roller, Brubru, White Helmetshrike, Black Cuckoo Shrike, White Crowned Shrike, Black Cheeked Waxbills and Blue Waxbills. Also not to be missed are the various Bee-eaters. More rarely seen is the Violet Ear Sunbird, Green Winged Dove and Grey Bushveld Parakeet. Maps are provided at the Lodge.
The perfect place to bring together your team by venturing out into the bush and testing your skills at orientation. Team Build organizers are welcome to contact us to correlate their program.
Meals can be provided including a Thaba ‘Nkwe Bush braai.