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The GiraffenMog visits us!

In late August 2015 we were visited by interesting travellers, Ute Nast-Linke and Frank Linke, in their Unimog Wohnmobil.

Ute and Frank travel Southern Africa to compile travel guides about camping facilities for German self-travel tourists. They dropped in on their way to Kruger Park, where they will collect information for a guide about Kruger.

Fiona McIntosh writes about us - again

Thabaphaswa's adventurer friend, Fiona McIntosh wrote another article for Getaway Magazine in which Thabaphaswa figures (photos by Shaen Adey).

The article appears in the September 2015 issue of Getaway under the headline The Getaway Road.

The mountain bike trails are the main focus of Fiona's article but Thabaphaswa is also referred to as "a sanctuary for everyone". Thabaphaswa's pet friendliness is mentioned as well as the fact that it is a year-round destination.

High demand for our campsites

We have been experiencing an increasingly strong demand for our campsites.
 
People clearly want to enjoy the sounds of nature and to experience an "in -the bush-atmosphere" We now already have 12 shaded campsites in the wild. Each can accommodate 2 or more vehicles with trailers/tents.
 
Due to our location in the fork of the N1 and N11 we often are being visited by travellers to/from the Kruger National Park and countries to the North.

Thabaphaswa camping sites expand

Thabaphaswa has expanded its camping facilities after a welcome increase in demand, especially from campers wanting to stay over on their way to Botswana.

Where we started with only one camping site, we now have nine, and all were booked over the Easter Weekend (2015).

We had 50 adults and 11 dogs camping!

It seems that Thabaphaswa is gaining popularity as a dog-friendly camp.

Have a look at some of our camps over the Easter weekend

Cycle grids installed for mountain bikers

Cycle grids (A-frames) have been installed on the Thabaphaswa Mountain Bike Routes.
 
Bikers do not need to stop and open gates anymore when riding.
 
For the newbies, we provide this Mountain Biking 101 advice by our mountain bike adviser:
 
Riding an A-frame
Riding over an A-frame or similar structure can be compared to climbing onto a curb with your bike.
 
The key to remember is not to use your brakes at all as you go over the A-fr

Thank you from Townsends' Adventure LIfestyles

Hi Deon

Thanks again for hosting Townsends’ Adventure Lifestyles as well as The Ridge School Gr. 6 boys. We had a great time and the boys really enjoyed the Zipline as well as being in the bush and away from city life. Using Domerock, Kanniedood and Bergvy camps simultaneously with the 3 different groups of boys hiking between each of the camps worked well. The boys were really challenged when doing the Black Eagle hiking trail as well as on the rock climbs!