Thwane Bush Lodge

Clarens, Free State

Thwane Bush Camp is nestled in the hills of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, approximately 12 km from Vredefort and 17 km from Parys. Where leopard still dare to roam, you will find Thwane Bush Camp an exclusive Safari-style tented camp offering comfortable and affordable accommodation for up to 72 guests. Situated on a bushveld farm with a large variety of game such as wildebeest, blesbuck, red hartebeest, zebra, springbuck etc.

Centrally situated between Gauteng, Free State and North West Province, Thwane Bush Camp is 2 hours drive away from Pretoria in the North and only 90 minutes from Johannesburg. Thwane Bush Camp is also perfectly situated close to Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom in the West and Welkom/Kroonstad in the South.

Parys offers a variety of restaurants, art galleries, antique shops, cafes, golf courses and water related activities.

Whatever the reason for your visit:
  • Accommodation
  • Leisure
  • Business
  • Team building
  • The Donga wedding venue for the big day
  • Hiking or just to enjoy the wonders of nature
  • Educational trips on the Vredefort Impact site viewed from one of the highest points of the Dome.

 

Accommodation:

The layout of Thwane is as such that it is more accommodating towards group bookings. However, should the date requested not be occupied by a group booking 10 days before the specific date, we will accommodate individual bookings.  Thwane offers 3 camps close to each other as well as within walking distance from the swimming pool located at reception and the day visitors area. Our 4 th camp “Camp Nguni” and the new “Thwane” restaurant at the reception / day visitors area will be completed during the 1 st quarter of 2010

Main Camp
Ideally suited for Groups up to 24 people offering:

  • Catered meals or self-catering
  • 6 x Safari tents – sleeps 4 pax each with en-suite Shower, basin & toilet; all linen provided
  • Centrally located amongst the Tents, is the Rooikat Lapa with a fully equipped kitchen, fridge, freezers & braai facilities. The ‘Takkraal’ Boma offers a big campfire at night
  • A Cash Bar is available at the Lapa. Please note that corkage fees applies for own drinks.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Self-Catering levy is applicable for use of the fully equipped Rooikat lapa cleaning staff included
  • Corkage fees applies for own drinks
  • An exclusivity fee of R800.00 per night is applicable for use of the fully equipped main lapa cleaning staff and fire wood is included
  • R750.00 for 2 to 3 people per tent per night – min 2 night stay to qualify for this offer
  • R1 000.00 for 4 people per tent per night – min 2 night stay to qualify for this offer
  • R150.00 pp per night for children 3-11 years..
  • R55.00 once off per reservation.

Camp “Wag ‘n Bietjie”

  • The best option for smaller groups up to 12 people
  • 3 x Safari tents – sleeps 4 pax each
  • En-suite Shower, basin & Toilet
  • All linen provided
  • Centrally located lapa & Boma basic equipment for self-catering with fridge and hot/cold water
  • Meals can be pre booked during reservation

 PLEASE NOTE:

  • Self-Catering levy is applicable for use of the lapa with cleaning staff included
  • An exclusivity fee of R800.00 per night is applicable for use of the fully equipped main lapa cleaning staff and fire wood is included (not applicable if whole camp is booked)
  • R750.00 for 2 to 3 people per tent per night – min 2 night stay to qualify for this offer
  • R1 000.00 for 4 people per tent per night – min 2 night stay to qualify for this offer
  • R150.00 pp per night for children 3-11 years.
  • R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation.

Camp Nguni Luxury Tents:

  • 6 x Safari tents – sleeps 2 pax each. Ideal for Couples or singles
  • Located away from all other Camps in the tranquillity of the Bushveld
  • Furnished with double beds only, En-suite shower, basin & toilet; all linen provided
  • Gas geyser for the bathrooms and LED lanterns for light are provided (No electricity in units)
  • A Self-Catering Lapa with electrical lights and fridge-freezer is available
  • Three of the units have their own braai areas
  • Meals for groups of ten plus can be pre booked during reservation
  • R600.00 per tent per night.

Hikers Camp:
Thwane Bush Camp is part of the fully accredited METEORITE HIKING TRAIL. A variety of day hikes can be done from the camp. The full hiking trail can be done over three days, covering the “Bergland”, as well as getting down into the Vaal River valley.

Additional information & a map on hiking trail can be obtained from Thwane Bush Camp.

  • 3 Thatched Hikers tents – sleeps 8-10 pax each
  • Separate shared ablution facilities
  • Single and bunk beds with mattress provided
  • Linen provided
  • Own lapa and braai area equipped with all basic kitchen utensils for self-catering purposes
  • Meals can be pre booked during reservation

 PLEASE NOTE:

  • Self-catering area is a communal area
  • Tent exclusivity fee of R300.00 is available on request when booking
  • Self-catering area is a communal area
  • Tent exclusivity fee of R300.00 is available on request when booking for a minimum of four people per tent
  • R150.00 pp per night
  • R120.00 pp per night for children 3-11 years
  • R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation.

Activities and Team Building
Free activities with no booking required:
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Orientation
Activities that must be booked with reservation:
  • Guided walks
  • Abseiling
  • River Rafting with full and half day options
  • Sun downer drives with drinks and snacks
  • Paintball
  • Team Building with Enigma Adventures with customised activities for half-, full- and multi day events for conference or friend and family groups.