Reflect, refresh and feel renewed at Thirsty Falls Nature Reteat

Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat

Nestled on the southern slopes of the ancient Magaliesberg, just a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and Gauteng areas, Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat invites you to enjoy the serene ambiance and breathtaking views of the untamed African bush.

Embracing the principles of permaculture, the Retreat embraces a harmonious  co-existence with nature, boasting a rich diversity of trees, herbs, plants, and grasses that flourish together, nurturing the natural ecosystems of the environment.

The eco-friendly, natural water swimming pool, is sustained by a lush wetland of plants which eliminate the need for chlorine.

Overlooking this pool, is the inviting Lapa, a tranquil spot to unwind and soak in the scenery, while close by, the traditional Boma offers an ideal setting for communal gatherings and activities.

For moments of reflection and introspection, guests can walk through the Labyrinth, or find solace in the dedicated meditation areas scattered throughout the property. Nature walks around the property give access to bird watchers and photography enthusiasts, who revel in this abundance of viewing.   

These areas of serenity and tranquillity serve as a well-deserved Mid-week /Weekend Getaway, for those who wish to enjoy life at a slower pace; also offering an enticing location for remote workers, thanks to the availability of Wi-Fi.

Self-catering Accommodation at Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat

The Retreat offers a variety of private, self-catering accommodation which caters to every need, with seven units accommodating up to twenty guests. Each cottage, nestling amidst the indigenous flora and fauna, feature sliding doors opening onto private balconies, with braai facilities overlooking panoramic views. 

From 2 intimate Studio apartments, to spacious 1,2 and 3 bedroom cottages, each with ensuite full bathroom – Spa bath and shower. The living areas with open log fireplace, dining area and fully equipped kitchen, allow ample space for relaxation and socialising.

Whether cozying up round the outside braai, or at the indoor log fireplace, enjoying the convenience of modern amenities, guests are ensured a comfortable and memorable stay, with the owners in attendance.                                                                                   

Things to do

Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat is a perfect base from which to explore the nearby attractions of the Magaliesberg, areas of Cradle of Humankind,Hartbeespoort Dam, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and Sun City. Adventure seekers can indulge in canopy tours, hot air ballooning, hiking, horse riding and 4×4 trails, while craft distilleries, culinary delights and country shopping abound in the nearby areas.

Contact Details


For further information or to make a reservation, WhatsApp them on 082 464 7376 , or email

Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat may be found at  Portion 34, Wagenpadspruit JQ354, Rustenburg Road, NWP.

Facebook: @ThirstyFallsGuestFarm

Instagram: @thirstyfallsnatureretreat


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