Al Thandiwe Safaris

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Given advance notice, we are happy to arrange trips for you or your non-hunting guests, friends and family.
Visit the Kruger National Park – a national treasure.
Approximately a million visitors enter the park annually as it is known as one of the premier game-watching destinations in the world. At Kruger National Park it is possible to view huge herds of plains game such as giraffe, zebra, and the cape buffalo alongside some of the big predators such as the leopard, lion, cheetah and the hyena. You will be amazed at how close you can get to even some of the largest wild animals such as the african elephant, hippo and rhinoceros.

A mere 20 minute drive from Al Thandiwe Safaris is the charismatic town of Mokopane. The town rests in a stunning bushveld environment and boasts a multi-cultural community and history that gives Mokopane a unique character.
The town is named after the Ndebele chief, Mokopane (also known as Makapan) and was previously known as Potgietersrus, named after the Voortrekker leader, Piet Potgieter who was fatally wounded during the campaign against Makapan in 1854.
The town and immediate surroundings have claim to fascinating ancient caves, the Big Five, San rock art and curios. Sample the full flavour of the area and try the typical Bushveld food and drink such as biltong (dried meat) and mampoer (a potent drink). Experience Mokopan' s tropical gardens and traditional dancing.   

Visitors to Mokopane should not miss the opportunity of going on a guided tour of Makapane's Valley where extensive cultural deposits have played a crucial role in furthering our understanding of later human evolution and the appearance of modern man. The Cave of Hearths is one of only two Stone Age sites in the world that contain an unbroken sequence of artefacts from the Earlier Stone Age to the Later Stone Age.

Various tours in and around Mokopane can be arranged to gain insight into the economic activities of the area. Visit the Mokopane Platinum Mine or the Klipspringer Diamond Mine. We can arrange tours for you through the Tourism Association.
Take a day trip with us to discover local arts, crafts and curio at the GEMCO Curio Centre in Polokwane. We will take you to GEMCO where you can feast your eyes on a truly remarkable collection of masks from all over Africa, local paintings and hand-carved furniture.

From there, we will whisk you off for lunch at the MEROPA Casino & Entertainment World. Known as "The heartbeat of the North", Meropa will open its doors to you for an exquisite lunch at one of many outlets including the 'Squires Grill & Bar'. Squires is famous for their flame-grilled steaks and a variety of tasty chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes. Incorporated into the restaurant is the sports bar. Action-packed live cricket and rugby and all other international sporting events are televised.

The ample water on Al Thandiwe offers a morning or afternoon activity of trying your hand with some fun fishing in the well-stocked dams. This is a fun event for the whole group or family. A well- stocked picnic basket can be pre-arranged with the lodge to round off your day.