activities

 

Activities

Phakela Lodge has one of the most invigorating, wild and challenging atmospheres one could compress into a single destination. The peace and quiet is the perfect setting for a total relaxation experience.

<strong>01</strong> Game drives and bush walks
Capture the essence of the African bush at its best in the age old tradition of game driving or long leisurely game walks.
<strong>02</strong> Mountain Bikes
Mountain bikes are allowed on the reserve and are an exhilarating way to explore the unique and wonderful scenery of Phakela Lodge. Whether you are taking a leisurely cycle along our picturesque mountain trails or racing along the open tracks, you can always be sure to get your share of adventure, fun-filled exercise and breathtaking surroundings, and by so doing ensuring you a peaceful undisturbed game viewing experience. the beauty of doing one of our mountain bike safaris is the luxury of being able to cycle when it suits you and how far it suits your level of fitness. With over 2000ha of terrain, from flat open plains to mountainous paths to chose form you really are spoilt for choice.
<strong>03</strong> Bird Watching
This is an ideal destination for both the beginner and the experienced birder as the area offers pleasant and easy bird watching. The abundance of birds will always make a visit to Phakela well worthwhile, over 600 bird species have been recorded in the province of which 420 are resident. One reason for the prolific bird life here is that the region is home to no less than three national parks and several provisional parks and many landowners like ourselves have also turned to eco-tourism.
<strong>04</strong> Spa Treatments/Massage
Phakela Private Game Reserve offers a range of professional treatments including Facials, Manicures, Pedicures and Massages.
<strong>05</strong> More available
DSTV
Swimming Pool
Small Weddings

Thabazimbi is within close proximity of Phakela Private Game Lodge and features a Shopping Mall, banking facilities, restaurants, fillings stations and other attractions.

Activities

Sun City

Sun City offers show-stopping entertainment and activities for the whole family, day and night. From cabaret shows to casino thrills, game viewing to golfing and their famous waterpark.

Sun City’s premier water theme park – the Valley of the Waves – looks like a picture-postcard tropical island, complete with a sandy beach and lapping turquoise waters generated by a powerful wave machine. Sun City is home to two water theme parks, one dedicated to slides and rides, and the other to action-packed water sports, something for the whole family, from bumper boats to parasailing. There is a water slide for every comfort level, from easy-going tubing along a gentle stream to semi-submerged waterslides that careen downhill and the truly hair-raising 30m (98ft) sheer drop!

Find out if Lady Luck in on your side at Sun City’s progressive slot machines, and roulette and card tables. The resort’s casinos range from The Palace at the Lost City’s exclusive salon privé, to the smoking an non-smoking casinos at the Sun City Hotel. the resort offers thrills and excitement for every level of player, presented in the glitz of Vegas-style glamour.

Sun City resort is one of South Africa’s premiers golfing destinations. It is home to two 18-hole, par 72 golf courses designed by South African legend Gary Player; the Lost City Golf Course and the Gary Player Golf Course, both of which have been designed to maximize the challenge for every handicap of golfer.

Sun City resort offers show-stopping entertainment for the whole family, day and night, including the latest movies, live shows and high-end shopping at their theatres, night clubs and shops.

The Marakele National and Predator Park

The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains has become a ‘place of santuary’ for a vast variety of wildlife mainly due to its location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moist eastern regions of South Africa.

The Marakele National Park is characterised by contrasting majestic mountain landscapes, grass-clad hills and deep valleys. Rare finds of yellowwood and cedar trees, five metre high cycads and tree ferns, are some of the plant species found here. All the large game species from elephant and rhini to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds including the largest colony of endangered Cape Vultures (more than 800 breeding pairs) in the world have settled here.

Marakele is home to most of the large mammals synonymous with the African bush, including elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, leopard and cheetah. Lion and spotted hyena are the only large predators found in the Marakele park. Resident antelope include sable, kudu, eland, impala, waterbuck, tsessebe and many smaller species. One of the Park’s biggest birding attractions is one of the largest colony of Cape Vultures in the world (more than 800 breeding pairs).

Apart from the vultures, visitors should look for Gymnogene, Jackal Buzzard and several eagle species, including Black Eagle, African Hawk, Black-breasted Snake and Brown Snake Eagle. In summer Wahlberg’s Eagle becomes prominent. On areas of high ground Cape Rock Thrush, Mocking and Mountain Chat, Malachite and Greater Double-collared Sunbird and Swee Waxbill should be searched for.

Other species to look out for in the lower lying bushveld and broadleaf woodland regions include Purple Roller, Black Cuckoo shrike, Brubru, Whitecrowned Shrike and White Helmetshrike and the exquisite Blue Waxbill, Violeteared and Blackcheeked Waxbills. Bee-eaters are conspicuous, particularly Whitefronted and Littel with Swallowtailed (winter) and Carmine and European (summer) present as well.

Phone 014 777 6928/29/30/31.