Ellisras - Thabazimbi - Tweerivier self-catering Game Lodge
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Tweerivier Game Lodge is situated in a private game property in northern South Africa (bordered by the Limpopo River), in the wildlife paradise of the Limpopo province. Only 4hrs drive north of Johannesburg and 80km west of Ellisras, this family owned and operated private lodge offers the perfect wildlife holiday destination for the outdoor enthusiast.

This unique location has inspired the name of this special place, ie. “Tweerivier” or Two rivers. The area is malaria-free and closely located to the world-renowned Madikwe, Marakele, and Pilansberg Game Reserves.

The lodge serves as a ideal stop over en-route to Botswana, through the nearby Stockpoort border. The farm is easily accessible on tar roads until 40 km north from Thabazimbi, from where the last 70 km is a well maintained gravel road.

The highlight of your stay however will be the extensive wildlife and flora that can be viewed from the comfort of your very own African veranda or by taking a game drive into the wide expanses of this beautiful African farm.

The lodge can cater for up to 24 guests in total, or 3 separate groups in the following accommodation:

BOOMHUIS/TREEHOUSE: Luxurious air-conditioned house with 2 bedrooms catering for 4 guests; TENT CAMP: A double story structure, the second level has 5 spacious walk-in tents catering for 10 guests with swimming pool and BO CAMP: 4 en-suite bedrooms (accommodating 2 guests each) and 1 family room (accommodating 4 guests)
The Tree House (small pic) and large with inlay of view from Tree House (large)
The Tree House (small pic) and large with inlay of view from Tree House (large)
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Activities:
Fishing The farm is bordered by the Limpopo River

Game Viewing An extensive variety of game and birdlife can be viewed on this farm

Impala, Gemsbok, Eland, Kudu, Steenbok, Rooihardbees, Zebra, Giraffe, Warthog, Waterbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Bosbok, Rietbok, Duiker, Njala and Springbok, are all antelope species in attendance on the farm.

Other wild life on the farm include, Leopard, Cheetah, Crocodile, Hippopotamus, Rooijakkals - Black-backed Jackal, Delalande's Fox, Fervet Monkeys, Baboons, Bush Babies, Otters, Bush Pig, Muskejaatkat - Genetta Genetta, Brown Hyena, Caracal, Civet, Porcupines, Honey badger, Pangolins, Ant bear etc.

Bird Watching The abundance of water combined with the lush bushveld vegetation provides a home for a multitude of birds. Try and record your sightings and come back next year to beat your record.

Possible Birds of prey that could be seen:

White-backed Vulture, Fish Eagle, White Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny Eagle, Bateleur, Martial Eagle, Brown Snake Eagle, African Harrier-Hawk, Black Harrier, Black-shouldered Kite, Secretary Bird, Kori Bustard, Ground Hornbills etc.

Waterbirds:

Yellow-billed Duck, White Faced Ducks, Knob-billed Duck, Red-billed Teal, Red-knobbed Coot, African Crake, Common Moorhen, Water Thick-Knee, Green-backed Heron, Great Egret, Grey Heron, Black Heron, Cattle Egret, Saddle-billed stork, Yellowbilled stork, Maraboe, Spurwing geese, Hammer Head, Stilts, Plovers etc.

Other birds include - Pied Kingfisher, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Woodland Kingfisher, Mangrove Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Wood-hoopoe, Babblers, Shrikes, Hornbills, Sunbirds, Lilac-breasted Roller, European Roller, Purple Roller, Grey Lourie, Narina Trogon and much more.

Hiking Trails Tweerivier is a favourite holiday destination for birding and hiking tourists
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 0.00 R 0.00
Out season R 0.00 R 0.00
Remarks: Rates on request

Self-catering holidays are taken to the next level by the lodge's unique decor. Old natural resources from the surroundings were crafted into usable and practical decor items, but remains individual natural works of art. The lodge can cater for up to 24 guests in total, or 3 separate groups in the following accommodation:

- Boomhuis/"Treehouse": Luxurious air-conditioned house with 2 bedrooms catering for 4 guests

- Tent camp: A double story structure, the second level has 5 spacious walk-in tents catering for 10 guests with swimming pool

- Bo camp: 4 en-suite bedrooms (accommodating 2 guests each) and 1 family room (accommodating 4 guests).

All three has their own kitchen, lounge, barbeque facilities and camp-fire whilst the Bo camp and Tent camp also boasts a swimming pool. The tree house's stylish interior and unique location makes it an ideal honeymoon destination, or the perfect retreat for celebrating anniversaries. Tent and Bo camp offers the perfect setting for family holidays, and friends who want to enjoy the wide expanses of this beautiful African farm
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan Yes
Airconditioner No
Lounge in tented camp (small and large pics)
Lounge in tented camp (small and large pics)
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Nearest Town:
Thabazimbi
Distance: 110km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
ACTIVITIES AT TWEERIVIER

What Tweerivier Game Lodge offers most of all is to enjoy nature and wildlife in serenity. The property boast a wide variety of plains game (zebra, wildebeest, red hartebeest, giraffe, eland, oryx, sable), but does not stock dangerous predators.

A favourite holiday destination for birding and hiking tourists. The property offers close-up game viewing and unique hides as well as game viewing from horseback. Guests can enjoy game drive safaris, night drives, hiking amongst wildlife, picnics, on the property.

RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
The area offers game viewing in Madikwe, Marakele, and Pilansberg Game Reserves, within 1 to 2 hours drive from the lodge

The Menu
Meals by arrangement All are fully equipped for self-catering

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Tweerivier - 500 ha
Farming Activities: 
Farm History: The farm celebrated its centenary in the year 2010. The Van der Walt family has owned it for 100 years. To the owners, Z and Noeline van der Walt and Ampie and Noeline Viljoen (nee van der Walt), this piece of African turf represents a legacy that they hold dearly. This proud heritage is waiting to be enjoyed by people who can appreciate the pristine bushveld of the region whilst enjoying

A bit about your hosts:
Tweerivier is a family owned farm on the banks of the Limpopo River Campfire in tented camp (small) and tented camp (large)
Campfire in tented camp (small) and tented camp (large)
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How to get there:
Route map and GPS coordinates supplied when reservations are made. A 4 x 4 vehicle is not compulsory, and a normal vehicle could easily travel the 80 km gravel road through adjacent game farms and breathtaking wildlife scenery.

  Photo gallery

Tweerivier offers excellent birding (small and large pics)
Tweerivier offers excellent birding (small and large pics)
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   Fishing in Limpopo (small) and collage of farm and activities (large)
Fishing in Limpopo (small) and collage of farm and activities (large)
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