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At Thanda Tau, come and discover a unique combination of South African art and culture whilst relishing in a variety of dining experiences and the opportunity to interact with our majestic wildlife. With a unique blend of luxury and the natural environment, we at Thanda Tau aim to deliver a holistic South African experience to a wide variety of travelers.

Guests at Thanda Tau have an array of facilities available to them including a restaurant where guests can savour on South African-inspired delicacies, a deli, a bakery, a coffee lounge, a wine boutique and a micro brewery. Come and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the Free State grasslands, whilst enjoying a refreshing hand crafted beer, or a glass of wine under our pergolas, with a view of some of South Africas most majestic wildlife.

At Thanda Tau, we also understand the value of family and aim to provide the perfect environment where guests can relax while their children expend their energy in the play park and surrounding gardens.

Thanda Tau is conveniently located on the N3 National Highway between Johannesburg and Durban, approximately 200 km outside of Johannesburg. With a Puma fuel station on site, as well as an OK Express and a Spur Grill and Go, travelers and holiday-makers can be assured of a restful stopover.

Be assured that the team at Thanda Tau will provide you with a unique experience, tailored with a personal service offering leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Accommodation at Thanda Tau:
Thanda Tau is also the ultimate tranquil getaway where guests are surrounded by luxury interiors and wide-open spaces. Our eleven luxury chalets are a reflection of the environment in which they are located. The bathrooms have high open ceilings with beautiful stone and while marble finishes.

The double beds are spacious and dressed with elegant soft linens. Each room has a touch of colour and a display of different artworks to create a unique finish. For guests who simply need an overnight stay on the road to their final destination, our group chalets are a perfect alternative. Guests can book a bed for the night but still be assured a comfortable and restful nights rest.

- Chalets include DSTV (with selected channels), flat screen television, linens, bath towels, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, bath and/or shower, Caf Lux espresso machine and capsules, mini-bar fridge (unstocked) and a safe.

- Group chalets include communal bathrooms (showers only), communal lounge and kitchenette, mini bar (unstocked), tea and coffee facilities, communal flat screen television, DSTV (with selected channels), linens, bath towels.

Rooms and Units Available:

Blesbok Chalet

2 x Three quarter beds next to each other, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Gemsbok Chalet

1x Queen size bed, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, shower only, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Jagluiperd Chalet

1x Queen Size Bed, tea and coffee making facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Jakkals Chalet

1x Queen size bed, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Krimpvarkie Group Chalets (Women Only)

Group chalets with single bunk beds. These units have a communal lounge area with unstocked bar fridge, kettle and DSTV with flat screen TV. Communal bathrooms with toilets and showers only.

Amount of similar units: 32
Sleeps 1 Adult and 9 children

Leeu Chalet

1x Queen size bed, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, shower only, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Meerkat Group Chalets ( Men Only )

Group chalets with single bunk beds. These units have a communal lounge area with unstocked bar fridge, kettle and DSTV with flat screen TV. Communal bathrooms with toilets and showers only.

Amount of similar units: 32
Sleeps 1 Adult and 9 children

Renoster Chalet

2 x Three quarter beds next to each other, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Rooikat Chalet

1x Queen size bed, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Steenbokkie Chalet

2 x Three quarter beds next to each other, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Tierboskat Chalet

1x Queen size bed, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, shower only, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Vlakhaas Chalet

1x Queen size bed, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat Screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Zebra Chalet

2 x Three quarter beds next to each other, tea and coffee facilities, cupboards, hangers, two comfy chairs, hair dryer (upon request), Netflix with flat screen TV, bath and shower, towels, amenities, swing chair on the porch, free wifi, daily room cleaning service upon request.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Elderly
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Conference facilities
Wine Tasting
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Restaurant
Cots available
Curio Shop
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Parking (off-street - covered)
Petrol on site
Wi-Fi
Afrikaans
English
Playground
Nature
Safaries

Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellations from date of booking will result in 50% of the full accommodation to be charged.
  • Cancellation of less than 14 days prior to a booking will result in a forfeit of the full deposit amount.
  • Cancellation from 14- 21 days prior to a booking will result in a forfeit of 50% of the deposit amount.
  • Cancellation from 21-28 days prior to a booking will result in a forfeit of 25% of the deposit amount.
  • Cancellations between December 15th- January 15th will result in a forfeit of the full deposit amount.
  • A R1,000 refundable breakage deposit is required upon check-in and will be refunded as soon as a room inspection has been completed.
  • In the event of early departures, a 100% of the full booking fee will be charged.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast, Boutique Hotel and Game Lodge
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM