Thabaphaswa Hiking Trail


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About

Thabaphaswa Hiking Trail is situated close to Potgietersrus, Limpopo

“Thabaphaswa”, in the local dialect, means “the mountain of the black and white bull” – a well-known landmark in the area. It describes the coloured patterns of the indigenous Nguni cattle.

Trails

Black Eagle Hiking Trail – 4 hours app
Blue Trail from Dome Rock to Kanniedood – terrain challenging
Mhahlare circular trail – 2 hours app
Tshesane Hiking Trail – 1,5 hours app
Klipspringer Hiking Trail – 1,5 hours app

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Accommodation

Each unit in Dome Rock is named after the tree next to which it was built:

Huilboerboon at Dome Rock

Sleeps 6 persons
Double room and bed
One room with two bunk beds

Rooi Ivoor at Dome Rock

Sleeps 7 persons
One double room with double bed
One room with one bunk bed
One room sleeping three in bunk beds

Maroela at Dome Rock

Sleeps 6 persons
Double room and bed
One room with two bunk beds

Kiepersol at Dome Rock

Sleeps 6 persons
Double room with double bed
1 x Double Bed
One room with two bunk beds

General

The four units are hidden amongst large rocks at the foot of the Mahlare mountain.

There are several dams in the mountain stream that flows by. They are lovely to swim in and there are also two foefieslides/zip lines to glide into the water.

Sleeping is only allowed inside the units

All accommodation units have a separate braai and washing up area and are equipped with braai grids, pots, pans, kettles, two-plate gas stoves and solar lanterns.

There are no fridge or freezer facilities but they provide cooler boxes to guests, and ice is on sale at the office. A freezer and small fridge is available at the Thabaphaswa homestead.

In keeping with the rest of the camp, the ablutions are unique (3 toilets and 3 showers). The separate showers are heated by an old-fashioned wood-fired “donkey” and are surrounded by reeds, but open to the sky. The flush toilets are affectionately referred to as “loos with views”. The entire camp is linked by winding concrete walkways.

Kanniedood Overnight Camp

A second unusual camp caters for the more agile and adventurous nature lover. The Kanniedood Camp is a triple storey, reed-enclosed stilt shelter built amongst Commiphora (Kanniedood) trees high up on a steep rock face. The cantilevering upper deck offers incredible views over the hills and valley below. The first deck contains bunk beds and mattresses with sleeping place for 14 people. The space between the stilts forms an open-air kitchen next to a communal braai area. Once again ablution facilities (one shower and one toilet) are open air with reed fencing.

Access to the camp can only be achieved by 4×4 followed by a short, steep climb carrying food and luggage. There are no fridge or freezer facilities but we provide cooler boxes to guests, and ice is on sale at the office. A freezer and small fridge are available at the Thabaphaswa homestead. A braai grid, pots, pans, a kettle, two-plate gas stove and solar lamps are provided.

Parking for normal vehicles is approximately 15 min walk/climb from the camp.

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Tags: Base Camp Trails Day Hikes Two Day Backpacks Limpopo
Price available on Request

Contact 082 663 6168 or 064 523 1807
info@ecotrail.co.za

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All information adapted with permission of owner