Thali Thali Game Lodge is the perfect getaway on the West Coast

Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge, West Coast, Western Cape

Visiting the West Coast and looking for accommodation that offers relaxation and comfort? I recommend you book a stay at the Thali Thali Game Lodge. This 1460 hectare game and fynbos reserve is just over an hour away from Cape Town and almost enjoys 365 days of sunshine!

Thali Thali borders the West Coast National park and is located just 12km from the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon, which is considered the jewel of the West Coast with its gorgeous blue waters and unrivalled natural beauty.

A wide range of game can be seen at Thali Thali such as buffalo, kudu, oryx, giraffes, sable antelope, eland, zebra, springbok, black wildebeest, duiker, bontebok, steenbok, ostrich, dromedary camel, and emu.

Many different bird species can also be spotted on the reserve.

Accommodation at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge West Coast accommodation

There are three different accommodation types on offer at Thali Thali – namely the self-catering chalets, the B&B luxury tents and the self-catering farmhouse.

The fully-furnished self-catering chalets consist of a double bedroom, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a living area, a fully-equipped kitchen and a sleeper couch for extra guests. A two-bedroom chalet is perfect for families as it comes with a second bedroom with two sets of bunk beds.

The units come equipped with a TV with DStv as well as indoor and outdoor braai facilities next to the stoep. The chalets are situated near the restaurant and playground for the children.

The B&B luxury tents come with a beautiful double bedroom, an en-suite bathroom with a shower, a kitchenette and a sleeper couch for extra guests. A braai is available on the patio so guests can enjoy a meal under the stars.

No TV’s are in these units, which makes it perfect for guests, who want the full outdoors experience with a little bit of style.

The self-catering farmhouse is the newest addition to Thali Thali, Ouma se Huis is separated from the rest of the accommodation units and comes with four large bedrooms; perfect for large families. There are two sharing bathrooms with a bath and shower, a kitchen with a large fireplace, an entertainment area, TV with DStv and an enclosed garden.

Facilities & breakfast at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge West Coast

In addition to providing excellent accommodation, Thali Thali also functions as a wedding venue and has a conferencing facility. The wedding venue and conferencing facility can accommodate up to 100 guests.

There are three different open game viewing vehicles on offer at Thali Thali, each with different capacities that adapt to the needs of the guests. Trained guides will take you on a 90-minute guided tour, giving you a chance to spot as many of their wildlife as possible.

A unique feature of the Thali Thali Game Lodge is the archery lessons on offer. New and experienced archers can enjoy some time on the 3D archery range, and archery lessons with their coaches can be booked at reception

You can enjoy genuine West Coast hospitality at Thali Thali’s A La Carte Restaurant & Bar. Situated next to the lapa and splash pool, the restaurant offers comfort and excellent views while you enjoy your meal.

Enjoy true South African cooking with meals that are beautifully displayed and served in generous portions. Potjiekos buffets are served on Sundays and their breads and platters have a legendary reputation of their own. The menu caters for vegetarians as well.

What do people say about Thali Thali Game Lodge

Thali Thali Game Lodge West Coast

Thali Thali has received a certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor and has ranked 1st out of 25 speciality lodgings in Langebaan. The rates for Thali Thali range from R1080 to R3600 depending on the number of people in a certain unit.

“Staff are welcoming and warm, great service and food. Animals are not caged like at other places offering game drives near Cape Town; we got to see a lot of animals including giraffes and zebras at very close range. Rooms are very comfortable, with hot water and very clean bathrooms/showers. Would definitely visit again.” – Wanderer TripAdvisor.

“Our experience was memorable; we stayed in one of the luxurious tents and found all the amenities superb. Being so close to the game on our drive was awe inspiring. Thank you Thys for such a memorable experience. It was our son’s first game drive and he was highly satisfied. We are definitely looking forward to the next one.” – Grand tour – TripAdvisor.

“This was our first time at Thali Thali and we will definitely go back. The staff at Thali Thali are so friendly and helpful and really made us feel welcome. Our self-catering chalet was perfect for my husband and me. The kitchenette has everything that you need. The bed was so comfortable and the shower was heaven. The restaurant food was delicious with big portions.” – LeaneTripAdvisor.

Top Reasons for staying at Thali Thali Game Lodge

  1. The accommodation is luxurious and comfortable, with unique and stylish designs in every room.
  2. Thali Thali is well-priced for the comfort and quality of service provided.
  3. Breakfast and dinner at Thali Thali is delicious and filling with traditional South African meals served in generous portions.
  4. The professionally guided tours through the game reserve are informative and fun. The tour guides will do whatever they can to make sure you see all the wildlife you want.
  5. The archery lessons and range add some fun to your stay that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
  6. The friendly team at Thali Thali have made it their mission to make guests feel welcome from the moment they arrive, ensuring a truly memorable stay.

To make a booking at Thali Thali Game Lodge, give them a call on 082 372 8637 or email Visit their website at

For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection.

Enjoy reading this article? For more articles like this click here

Looking for factual news? Click here for Eastern Cape and Here for Western Cape news.


Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

About us

Actually, Home Food and Travel offers a lot more than just reviews of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.  We also visit great destinations, receive advice from interior designers and stop to smell the roses and taste the coffee.

Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

Home Food and Travel advice on finding the right accommodation

So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

On the road to great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities

If you’re driving, be safe and make use of all the wonderful farm stalls that populate South Africa’s open roads.

If you overhear somebody asking a lot of questions or see someone taking photos of empty bedrooms chances are it’s one of our Home Food and Travel team members.

We’re out looking or those great places of accommodation, restaurants, spas and adventure activities.

See you on the road!


Recent Posts