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Thwane Bush Camp

Parys, 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.

Thwane Bush Camp offers 4 camps situated close to each other and within walking distance from the Main Lapa as well as the swimming pool located at reception and the day visitor’s area.

Rooikat Camp:

Ideally suited for Groups up to 36 people offering:

9 luxury tents
4 sleeper
Self catering

  • Ideally suited for Groups up to 36 people offering.
  • 9 x Safari tents that sleeps 4 pax each with en-suite shower, basin & toilet, all linen provided
  • A cash bar and/or catering services is available at the Lapa on request
  • Catered meals or self-catering

Exclusivity for use of the fully equipped main lapa cleaning staff and firewood can be requested at a fee.

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 and BATERY PACK FOR LIGHTING (No electricity)
  • A self-catering lapa is available. 

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


The Suite:

This thatched unit is situated away from the busy main camp and is ideal for couples in need of peace and quiet, the rustic feel of this cosy cottage is the perfect choice for your next breakaway.

  • 1 x Double bed
  • Small kitchen with bar fridge
  • En-suite bath, toilet, his & her basin
  • All linen provided
  • Outside braai area

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

Peak season dates as last is as follows:
  • 19-22 March
  • 26 March – 12 April
  • 23-27 April
  • 21-25 May
  • 6-9 Aug
  • 23 Sept – 4 Oct
  • 8 Dec – 2 Jan


Accommodation Description In Season Peak Season
Accommodation (Ablution facility with communal kitchen)
Hikers Camp – Adult 8 beds per tent R180.00 R200.00
Hikers Camp – 3 – 12 8 beds per tent R120.00 R150.00
Accommodation (En-suite bathroom)
Main Camp – Self Catering 4 beds per tent with kitchen R825.00 per night R925.00 per night
Main Camp – Communal Lapa for catering 4 beds per tent with kitchen R725.00 per night R825.00 per night
Wag ‘n bietjie camp 4 beds per tent R725.00 per night R825.00 per night
Nguni camp – No electricity in camp 1 double bed per tent R525.00 per night R625.00 per night
The Suite Thatched cottage R875.00 per night R975.00 per night
Camp Exclusivity
Hikers Camp 24 beds R4250.00 per night R4800.00 per night
Main Camp 24 beds R5350.00 per night R6000.00 per night
Wag ‘n bietjie camp 12 beds R2500.00 per night R3100.00 per night
Nguni camp 6 double beds (12) R3000.00 per night R3500.00 per night
Thwane Bush Camp(The Donge Excluded) Outright use of all facilities (The Suite included) R15 500.00 per night R18 000.00 per night

Day Visitors:

  • R120.00 – Adult
  • R80.00 – 3 – 12Y


Wood +-25Kg
  • R100.00

Ice = regular bag
  • R15.00

Fire lighters – regular box
  • R35.00

Guide on hiking trail
  • R250.00

Trip to town
  • R280.00

Admin Fee:

  • R55.00 – Admin fee once off per reservation
Hikers Camp

Hikers Camp (1)

Hikers Camp (2)

Hikers Camp (3)

Main Camp
Nguni camp
Rooikat Camp
The Suite

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