For only R150, you can hike, swim, mountain bike, do birding and photography all day long. No Booking required.


– Day Pass –

Mountain Biking

Thabela’s 5,4 km mountain biking route is neither too hard nor too easy and holds the promise of an enchanting, freeride – no matter your skill level. Only mountain bikes are allowed on the route and the route does not have any specially constructed jumps and ramps.

Mountain Hiking

Hiking routes vary between 3 – 7 km’s and offer spectacular views a true bush experience. A hiking map is available at Reception. Some mountain routes include access to historic gold mine caves that are carved out of stone. When you enter these, take a torch with you and be careful of porcupine and bats lurking in the dark. All hikers and day visitors are required to sign an indemnity form at Reception upon arrival. Swimming is included in the Day Visitor Fee.

Swimming pool

Thabela’s supersize swimming pool is located close to Reception and the Teagarden. It offers hikers and guests an opportunity to cool down, have fun and relax while savouring the spectacular Dome Valley that surrounds the pool. Rent a few tubes, pool noodles or a camp chairs for the day and enjoy!


Thabela Thabeng is a bird-lovers paradise. The area boasts more than 300 species of birds including several rare species. Due to the great biodiversity of the area, a wide spectrum of small and larger birds can be spotted, either in the mountainous area or alongside the riverbank.


Thabela Thabeng is a haven for enthusiasts of photography. From breath-taking views and mountain or river panoramas to the beauty of various birds, butterflies and small game, the farm offers unlimited opportunities for creative photography.

Swimming pool

– Activities with Flopro –


Thabela’s mountainous landscape has several steep cliffs that are popular for abseiling and rock climbing.

Booking:     Prior booking is essential.
Hours:         2-hour / Half hour setup
Facilitator:  Required

Fishing & Guiding Fishing

Thabela Thabeng borders on the Vaal river – a popular fly fishing destination. Fly fishing is an angling method that uses a light-weight lure such as an artificial fly to catch fish, usually in rapids. The best season to enjoy fly fishing is from September to April, during the warmer months. Typical fish that are caught in the river is small and large mouth yellow fish, mudfish, carp and catfish.

Booking: Prior booking is essential.
Hours: 6am – 7pm, by prior arrangement.
Facilitator: Training available on request

River Tubing

Drift down the river in a tube and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the river. Great activity for team building or groups who want to have fun. Remember your hat and suntan oil!
Safety regulation: Ability to swim essential, own risk.

Booking: Prior booking is essential.
Hours: 1 hour / Half hour setup
Facilitator: Required