Experience authentic West Coast biodiversity and hospitality at its best at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Thali Thali Game Lodge is a 1460-hectare game and fynbos reserve bordering the West Coast National Park. Just 15 minutes away from the beautiful Langebaan lagoon, it is the perfect combination of beach and bush.

The reserve is home an abundance of wildlife, with 16 animal species,  numerous plants, reptiles, insect species and an extremely rich bird life. Truly a great representation of the bio-diversity of the West Coast.

Thali Thali also boasts three types of vegetation – Strandveld, Renosterveld and Weskus Savannah.

Game Drives

Game drives take place twice daily at 10h00 and 15h30, in open game viewing vehicles.  The ninety-minute drives with Thali Thali’s trained and informative guides will afford guests an excellent chance of spotting all of their featured species.

Because of the high risk of fire in their fynbos habitat, all game viewing is strictly non-smoking and booking is essential, as guests are not allowed to go on viewing excursions in their own vehicles.

Among the many species guests can enjoy, is the large and powerful African Cape Buffalo, the only member of the buffalo and cattle tribe that occurs naturally in Africa.

Other species include kudu, oryx, giraffe, eland, zebra, sable antelope, springbok,  blue wildebeest, bontebok and a host of others.

Thali Thali has a long list of bird species within its boundaries and is close to listed Important Bird Areas, such as the West Coast National Park, Saldanha Islands, Dassen Island and Verlorenvlei.

The West Coast is the southernmost point for the Palaearctic migratory birds from northern Europe and Siberia, so offers a unique opportunity to see these birds.

Restaurant and Bar

The Lodge is wheel chair accessible and features a children’s playground, a splash pool and a lapa, located next to the cosy restaurant and bar.  The fare is generous and beautifully presented in true South African style.

The Sunday Buffet on the last Sunday of every month is a great attraction and their bread displays and platters are legendary. Vegetarian options are available as well as a kiddies menu.

Accommodation at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Accommodation consists of eight units, three of which are self-catering West Coast cottages, and five are rustic ensuite glamping tents for the more adventurous.

There is also the original four-bedroom, two-bathroom farm house, affectionately known as ‘Ouma se Huis”.  The house is suitable for families or groups, features DSTV and Wi-Fi, and has an enclosed garden and a wrap- around veranda.  

The Chalets are one or two bedrooms with ensuite showers, and feature a fully equipped kitchen, open plan living area with DSTV and braai facilities.

The Glamping tents feature a double ensuite bedroom with shower, a seating area, a kitchenette, and a patio with braai facilities. 

Weddings and conferencing

Thali Thali Game Lodge, just fifteen minutes from the beach at Langebaan, is a great destination for weddings and functions in the bush.   

Guests have the option to book exclusive use of the property provided all the accommodation is booked by the wedding guests.

Various venue options are offered, and their team will take care of all the details.  Thali Thali is also an ideal place for team building exercises with all they have to offer.

Things to Do

Thali Thali offers archery lessons as well as a 3D archery course which simulates real-life hunting situations.  The archery lessons are ideal for kiddie’s parties and teambuilding excursions.

Game Drives and bird watching are popular activities and the cosy restaurant and bar area has a spacious deck where you can just relax and watch the spectacular sunsets.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation call 082 372 8637 or email info@thalithali.co.za

Thali Thali Game Lodge may be found at Zoutekuylen Farm, R27, Langebaan, Western Cape. Find them on Google Maps.

Facebook: @ThaliThaliGameLodge

Instagram: @thalithaligamelodge


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