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In search of a great low-budget bushveld accommodation in the Waterberg? Choose Thaba Kgatla for a convenient stay located only a few hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Thaba Kgatla is ideal for anyone seeking reasonably-priced accommodation while attending a wedding, conference or family reunion in the nearby area of Modimolle.

Thaba Kgatla is a very rustic lodge that can accommodate 14 guests in en suite rondavels. Despite being low-budget, Thaba Kgatla has some perks, like their lovely boma and splash pool.

Please note that Thaba Kgatla has very limited facilities for self-catering, so you may choose to eat out at a restaurant in Modimolle. If you’re bringing cooldrink and milk, please ensure to pack them in a cooler bag with ice bricks.

For a quick cup of tea or coffee in the mornings before heading out, there are tea- and coffee-making facilities in the chalets.

About the Waterberg region

The Waterberg is a popular destination for nature lovers due to the abundance of game reserves. In fact, the Waterberg has more game reserves than any other region in South Africa, hence it being known as game country. There are also plenty of hiking trails in the area, and 4×4 owners can enjoy off-road driving.

Things to do in the Waterberg region:

Visit the second-largest brewery in Limpopo, L’abri, and sample a variety of craft beer.

Drive to Bela-Bela for a close encounter with elephants on a beautiful 300-hectare wildlife reserve. The encounter is more than simply feeding and touching elephants; it’s an experience that offers to educate on how best to interact with them. Adventures with Elephants also offers elephant-back safaris and swims.

Visit a beautiful Pedi home and enjoy the wonderful hospitality of four elderly Pedi ladies. Observe their interesting traditions, from the way they cook wholesome meals to traditional songs and dance, down to the way they decorate their homes.

If rhinos make your heart happy, then make a stop at Palala Sanctuary. Palala is a safe space where rhinos can roam free.

Looking for something unique to take home? Visit Pedi Potters for stunning ceramic pots that are crafted from scratch. Pot-making in the Waterberg actually goes back hundreds of years.

Drive the Waterberg Meander through a series of ancient archaeological sites and game reserves. There are also lovely coffee and local craft shops along the way.

Love cheese? Tour Geluksfontein, a dairy goat farm in Melkrivier. The farm makes cheese using milk produced by Swiss goats reared on site. Taste a variety of cheeses at the Goatino pub and grill while enjoying country farm tranquility.