Five top things to do at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Five top things to do at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Travelling in the company of those you love is home in motion, especially when Thali Thali Game Lodge is the getaway location. Perfect for the whole family, this Game Lodge never fails to bring families together allowing visitors to reconnect around a campfire or over a bottle of wine. Heading out of Cape Town, in just over an hour’s drive towards Langebaan, awaits a relaxed West Coast-style holiday destination.

Thali Thali Game Lodge is big on family! Owned by Thys and Amalia van Niekerk, who share two lovely daughters, Daniella and Almari, the Van Niekerk family sees Thali Thali as their calling in life where they can live out their passions to the fullest.

Before owning Thali Thali Game Lodge the couple used to produce export and wine grapes, as well as pomegranates, figs and vegetables. Beside this, they still found themselves being eager to entertain guests. Thys would accompany visitors to game farms and Amalia would do the catering and décor for special occasions. Now they bring all their passions to life with Thali Thali Game Lodge.

The Thali Thali experience would however not be complete without the Thali Thali team. The warm and friendly staff strive to keep guests feeling welcome and like important members of the Thali Thali family through their generous geniality.

Located on the West Coast Way Foodie Route, this alluring destination allows visitors to experience:

  1. Traditional West Coast cuisine
  2. A 3D archery range
  3. Daily game drives
  4. Stunning wedding and conference venues
  5. A variety of top accommodation options

As a haven for a vast collection of African wildlife and fynbos, this Game Lodge is not only the ideal breakaway for relaxation and peace, but it’s also a destination for ADVENTURE!


Get your adventure on

Get adventuring in true Thali Thali style by showing off your archery skills. Their 3D archery range is a simulation of real-life hunting encounters where guests get to take on 23 life-sized rubber animal targets. Adventurers who are archery newbies can book lessons with their coaches, and old-timers are welcome to bring their own beloved bows (bow rental is also available at the bow shop on the premises).

Boasting a wide range of game, visitors can spot kudu, giraffe, blue wildebeest, eland, zebra, sable antelope, springbok, and oryx – to name a few – while venturing on a game drive through the nature reserve. The 90-minute-long game drive also allows passengers a sightseeing of none other than the African Cape Buffalo. The reserve is fortunate enough to have Cape Buffalo on their species list as these imposing animals are proudly part of the Big 5 and magnificent to watch. This rare encounter is just one of the unique experiences to expect at Thali Thali.

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Glamping And Game Drives At Thali Thali Game Lodge

Appreciate African biodiversity

Indulge in an abundance of African birdlife and fynbos at Thali Thali Game Lodge. Home to many bird species, the blue crane and even the Palaearctic migratory birds from northern Europe and Siberia can frequently be spotted here among African vegetation. Three different kinds of vegetation types occur on this 1,460 hectare fynbos reserve namely Strandveld, Renosterveld, and Weskus Savannah. With Saldanha Flats Strandveld being the primary habitat type, a showy display of bulb plants and annual herbaceous plants (in spring) are frequently visible.

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Feel at home

From glamping tents to and self-catering chalets, to the original farmhouse, Thali Thali Game Lodge provides exceptionally relaxing 3-star stays no matter their guests desired lifestyle. The accommodation at Thali Thali includes 8 units arranged around the restaurant with entertainment area featuring bar facilities and an open-air lapa.

The 8 sleeping units consist of three West Coast Style self-catering chalets and five B&B en-suite ‘glamping’ tents, all of which have access to their own braai facilities. The big original farmhouse, lovingly called Ouma se Huis, is also available for guests to book. Separate from the rest of the accommodations this four-bedroom house, with an indoor fireplace, is ideal for families or groups and have hosted many intimate functions and weddings over the years.

Good to know: Thali Thali can accommodate up to 29 guests, with extra capacity on sleeper couches for bigger groups.

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Make special memories to value for eternity

Fancy a dazzling destination wedding in the bush? At Thali Thali Game Lodge visitors can host their dream wedding day with a diverse option of set menus available from the restaurant. Be it traditional, sophisticated, formal OR informal feast dishes – they can do it all. The venue is only 15 minutes away from the beach in Langebaan, making it the ideal wedding location with an experience to cherish for years to come.

The Game Lodge is also available to host work conferences focused on teambuilding activities for colleagues to build stronger connections. A multimedia projector, screen, whiteboard, sound equipment, Wi-Fi and meals are made available for gatherings of this kind.

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Cheers to African cuisine

West Coast fine wine, craft beer and gin, and delicious traditional South African “Weskus” dishes, make watching the most beautiful sunsets from the deck even more magnificent than it already is. The Thali Thali restaurant and bar is located next to the lapa and the kiddies splash pool, where visitors can enjoy food true to South African traditional cooking – potjiekos buffets are available on selected Sundays and menus cater to vegetarian diets too.

Make your way to the ultimate family holiday spot – Thali Thali Game Lodge – to enjoy life in true West Coast style!

Facilities available at Thali Thali Game Lodge
• Accommodation  • Child-Friendly  • Bar  • Restaurant (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)  • Pool  • Wheelchair Accessibility (Rooms, Bedrooms & Bathrooms) • 3 Star Tourism Grading  • AA Grading • Trip Advisor  • Conference Facilities  • Wedding and Function Venue  • Shop  • Game Drives  • Online Booking Facilities.

Distance from Cape Town: 117km
Where: R27
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
R300/person for 90 min Game Drive (Booking essential in high season) R150 pp for children (5-12 years); Free Under 5 years
R150/person for Archery Lesson (Booking essential in high season)
Contact: (c) +27 (0)82 372 8637   [email protected]

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