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1196ha Thabazimbi

Agent: Rudie Swanepoel. Tel Nr: +27823533448. E-mail: corporate@gamefarmestates.co.za alternatively rudie@homemail.co.za

±1196 hectares – Elegant Game Lodge and Game Breeding Farm – a combination game farm where you will embark on your own adventure..

In the vicinity of Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, South Africa. This malaria-free unspoilt combination Game Lodge and Game Breeding farm is less than 30 minutes’ drive from Thabazimbi  and/or ±3 hours’ drive from Gauteng and OR Tambo Airport

The farm consists of one title deed which is registered in a Pty and is VAT registered.
Province: Limpopo Province
Servitude’s:  There are no road servitudes that subdivide the property.

The owner is a perfectionist in all aspects of his life. On this property, the owner himself built and constructed most of could be seen today except the original farm house (he recently renovated it) and the bush house…the rest is newly built to a very high standard. Everything is extremely neat well planned and well laid out. This is a very neat farm and the improvements are as follows:

Main House:
This house is a thatch roof house consisting of 5 Bedrooms 9main bedroom in en-suite bathroom), 3 Bathrooms, 2 Lounge Areas open plan to a beautiful kitchen, a thatch roof Lapa with a swimming Pool and Jacuzzi as well as a Koi fish pond. The house area has its own private Boma area as well. The house has a Maids room and Double Garage as well. Owners House has 6 x TV's

There are 5 chalets. Elegantly styled chalets offer much more than just looks, they offer you a home away from home. The chalet's offer a wide range of facilities to accommodate everyone. Every chalet has a lounge with a sleeper couch in it. Each chalet has a bar fridge and kettle as well as complimentary tea/coffee. Also for those couch addicts a TV with DSTV.

Chalets 1 – 3… Each chalet has 2 bedrooms consisting of 2 three quarter beds and a queen bed. Every room has its own bathroom..

Chalet 4… This chalet consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 with a queen bed and the other with 6 three quarter beds, 2 bathrooms and a lounge area.

Chalet 5… This chalet consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and this is a 16 sleeper chalet. This chalet has its own a lounge area as well

Lodge House… This is a Self-Catering House and this house consists of 5 bedrooms and will sleep around 26 people. This house has 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room area. Lodge house has 2 x TV's.

Bush House… This is also known as the Hunter’s Camp. For those who prefer the basics, we also have a bush house away from the lodge, which is by no means uncomfortable. It has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge and dining room with a boma area

Main Lodge area:
The main entertainment area has a fully equipped kitchen with oven and microwave as well as crockery and cutlery. Here you will find lounge areas to relax in and dining tables. For those wanting to cool off, there is also a pool. Attached to this is the boma where all the bush stories are shared around a fire, some true, others a bit stretched..... Also a deck with a lounge for relaxing outdoors. There is also a jungle gym for the kids.

This is a spa with a difference. Born out of a love for Africa and fused in calmness as well as a soothing atmosphere of the African bush. This spa has a well-equipped gym, 2 massage rooms, 2 bathrooms, a Sauna and an indoor swimming pool. This spa leaves a mark on you…a feeling relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated.

Other Buildings:
Conference Hall… The conference facility can accommodate 180 people. Fully equipped with an industrial Kitchen and cold Room (including and all tables/chairs Equipment and Gas). There are 2 Bathrooms as well.
Game Room… this is a thatch roof games hall with facilities for Table Tennis , Pool Table, Dart Board and Foosball.
Paintball Lapa… Equipped with 25 guns and there is a well laid out paintball field.

Linen room… This room is a storage room where all the linen for the Lodge and chalets are kept.

Store Rooms:
There are 2 store rooms – one is used for storage of feeds and the other has shelving and all tools and spares used on the farm in general.

Skinning room… There are a skinning room with a cold room – used by hunters.

Hanger… The property has a hanger and an gravel airstrip.

Bow Hunting Hides:
Hunting in South Africa is big business. Hunting on this game farm is done professional. There are 2 hides in the ground and 1 elevated hide.


This is one Superb combination game consisting of Game Lodging, Game Breeding and a Hunting Farm.

Combination Farm in extend of ±1196Hectares
Located in the Malaria Free just north of the Waterberg mountain range of South Africa, near the Town of Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province, is a truly well managed, well developed Game farm. Overlooking the Marakele Mountains from a certain area of the farm, releases a pulse to the rhythm of Africa’s heartbeat deep within your soul. This game farm proudly portrays a true picture of well managed and productive game farm in South Africa.

The farm roads give good access to different sections of the farm. The farm has several kilometres of roads plus plenty of additional easy accessible game trails to explore the farm by foot.

Game Fence
Fully game fenced accordingly to the requirements of the Dept. Nature Conservation. The outer boundary fence is also electrified except for a short distance on the mountain area. The game fence height is 2.4m high.

Game Breeding Camps:
There are electrified game breeding camps on this game farm. Each game breeding camp is 2.4m high and each camps has its own water drinking through..

There are 4 equipped boreholes as well as 5 game drinking ponds (waterholes) on the property.  2 of the boreholes are equipped with Solar power.
Borehole No 1 – 35 meters deep although water level starts at 20m from the top and delivers 12000 Litres per hour.
Borehole No 2 – 150 meter deep although water level starts at 30m from top and delivers 4300 Litres per hour.
Borehole No 3 – 150 meter deep although water level starts at 28 from top. 
There is a good and very neat network op pipes and pipelines to ensure the water reticulations on the property is sufficient and reaches all areas of this vast combination farm.

Rainfall: 550 - 600mm annually.

Temperatures: Summer  - max. 38 ºC and min. 17 ºC.
                          Winter  -   max. 27 ºC and min. 5 ºC.

Climate:  The Thabazimbi area has a unique healthy climate. The summer night temperatures drop down to below 17 ºC, which makes it bearable without a need of air-conditioning. 

There is a great variety grasses and trees. Herewith is a short list of just a few of the many trees:



Flame Thorn



Sweet thorn



Silky thorn






Wild custard apple



White bauhinia



Red ivory






Velvet bushwillow



Large-fruited bushwillow



Wild olive



Common resin tree






Weeping wattle






Common taaibos


Birrea subsp. Caffra




African flame tree



Silver terminalia



Large sourplum



Buffalo thorn

Trees are not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing to the eye, as can be seen from pictures. A wide variety of indigenous trees cover these beautiful area forming a breathtaking tranquil landscape and being an important part of animal, bird and insect nutrition.

Dominant Grass Species:

Red Grass

Themeda triandra

Common Thatching Grass

Hyparrhenia hirta

White Buffalo

Panicum Coloratum

Common Russet Grass

Loudetia simple

Bristle-leaved Red Top

 Melinis nerviglumis

Couch Grass

Cynodon dactylon

Guinea Grass

Panicum maximum

Common Finger Grass

Digitaria eriantha

Mountain Bristle Grass

Setaria lindenbergiana

Weeping Love Grass

Eragrotis curvula

Herringbone Grass

Pogonarthria squarrosa

Natal Red Top

Melinis repens

The property has exemption for game listed below.

The following game is included in the sale and is roaming freely on the open farm. No numbers however can be guaranteed and the seller has not done any official game counting. These numbers below are all estimate numbers but the owner believe that these numbers are very conservative as none of the new born babies have been added:
Kudu ±15               Impala   ±250                  Giraffe ±3                    Zebra±40
R/H Beest ±4        Waterbuck ±30                 Oryx ±5                  Blessbuck ±3
Eland ±15               B/W Beest ± 150   

Free roaming Game: Bush pig, Warthog, Duiker, Steenbok, aardvark, Pangolin, Aardwolf, Porcupine, Scrub hare, Mongoose, This farm has exceptional nocturnal life.

Breeding Game included in the sale:
Nyala± 10

Borhan ± 15  

Leguan (monitor lizard)
Lizards (many species)
Snakes (many species)
Chameleon and Tortoise

Birds of prey:
Martial Eagle
Fish eagle
Black eagle
Snake eagle
Bateleur eagle

Birds (many species)

This 1196 ha is one of the best combinations farms on the market. Lodging in style not to mention a well-equipped SPA, accommodation in style and comfort, tame game in breeding camps all around the Lodge area where Nyala comes up and close to you face,  Hunting on the overall and bigger part of the game farm….what more can  you ask for?? You are close enough to the town of Thabazimbi, yet you are far enough from the big City’s hustle and bustle. This farm has been well designed to allow ample space to for the breeding game as well as for the game in general. Then you also has your space to relax. Several of the gates work with remote control which makes traversing over the property very smooth and nice.

This Game Farm has a ratio of 0% mountainous terrain and 100% flat to a very slight slope. Very well balanced and selected areas on this property were converted into the breeding areas as well as areas that has been managed to stop bush encroachment. Mixtures of overall sweet veld make the grazing potential perfect to introduce a greater variety of animals to roam freely on this property. 

The Selling Price is based on several factors pertaining to recent farm sales in the area as well as the size of the subject property.
Price: R15.5mill   (This price excludes VAT should it be payable)

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