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Mateke Game Farm and Hiking Trails

Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province

The Waterberg mountains of the Limpopo Province of South Africa are the hiding places for many hidden treasures of natural beauty. In the last few years the hiking fraternity of South Africa has come to recognise this potential and many farmers have opened up their land in response to this demand.

Mateke Game Farm and Hiking Trails are situated on a farm close to the iron ore town of Thabazimbi and about two and a half hours drive from Gauteng (285km from Johannesburg) and adjoining the popular Marakele National Park


The Tree Camp

The tree Camp The suspension bridge
The steps to the tree house Up on the Platform
The Braai Lapa The Ablutions

The Trails

From the Tree camp base camp two trails stretch out across different areas of the game farm. The Koedoe trail is 9kms long and takes the hiker up into the mountains. Beautiful panoramic views can be seen from the top. The second trail is the Njala trail and consists of a route that mostly follows the course of the river with pools suitable for swimming in. This trail is 13 kms long.

To view the trail map click here


Along the Mamba River Waking is quite easy
Beautiful streams Lovely rocks
Pools to cool off in

Mateke also caters for the needs of Mountain Bikers and the 4x4 enthusiasts

Mountain Bikers are welcome So are the 4x4 drivers

For those interested in just  a fully equipped weekend getaway

Mateke also caters for the person or family who want to escape from the city to the bush and just relax with the benefits of fully equipped chalets

Wille Kat accommodate 4 people Fully equipped
The Wille Kat Lapa Wille Hond bedroom
Wille Hond Wille Hoender

Jacana Travel Marketing and Reservations

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Telephone  0861Jacana (0861 522262)

Direct phone: Port Elizabeth 041 378 1439

Pretoria: 012 803 9109

Direct fax: PE 041 378 2548

Pretoria: 012 803 4144

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