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There are many activities and excursions to choose from during your stay, both on the Thabo Tholo Reserve and in the surrounding area. Let us show you what this beautiful country has to offer.


There are many activities to choose from during your stay, below is a list of activities and excurtions that can be booked prior to arrival. 

  • Morning Walk 
  • Game Drives
  • Historical Safari Drive 
  • Self-Guided Hiking Trail 
  • Self-Drive 4x4 Trail 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Stargazing 
  • Full Day Panorama Tour 
  • Sudwala Cave Excurtion 
  • Blyde Boat Tour 
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre 
  • Reptile Park 

Daily Schedule

A typical day at Black Leopard Mountain Lodge will include a 2-hour morning walk, cold breakfast followed by a mid-morning brunch. Tea at 2pm is served at the lodge with both savoury and sweet dishes before a 3-hour afternoon game drive in the reserve. Head back to camp for a candlelit dinner or bring your own food and have our chef cook it for you at your leisure and end the day sat around the roaring fire under the stars. 

  • 05h30: Wake up Call / Morning Coffee & Rusks  
  • 06h00: Leave for a Morning Bush Walk 
  • 08h00: Head back to camp for a cold breakfast at camp with fresh fruit, cereals & yoghurt 
  • 10h00: Head down to the lodge again, where brunch is served 
  • 14h00: Afternoon Tea – Where light savoury and sweet snacks are served 
  • 16h00: Afternoon Game Drive Departs – Scenic Sunset Drinks 
  • 19h00: Head back to camp after your safari and take a seat where you’ll be served a delicious three-course dinner 

Daily schedules change according to what guests have planned or pre-booked for the duration of their stay.

When to Go

The climate in South Africa’s Lydenberg area brings the hot summer months between October and April. During this time rainfall is high, and so is the temperature, with 17 Degrees Celsius at the lowest and 35 at it’s peak.


The dry winter months are May to September, during which time the weather is mild during the day with temperatures averaging mid- high 20s, while very cold in the evenings and early mornings which can be as cold as 2 Degrees Celsius. 

What to Pack

For any overseas adventure it’s good to be prepared for all weather changes and wildlife sightings. We’ve put together a rough guide of what we recommend to pack for your African Adventure: 

  • Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short sleeves 
  • We always recommend to bring warm clothes and layers for when the sun goes down and for those cool evening temperatures at camp. 
  • Scarfs, jackets and gloves are needed for early mornings on game drive, especially in winter. 
  • Bring sun protection in the form of sunblock, sun hats, and glasses. 
  • Insect Repellent 
  • Comfortable walking shoes for our morning bush walks, as well as open sandals for when the weather is hot. 
  • Cameras & Binoculars for the many wildlife sightings / bird-watching at camp
  • Adaptor plug

What to Expect

Whilst staying here at Black Leopard Mountain Lodge you can expect - 

  • Game drives & Bush Walks conducted in the Thabo Tholo Wilderness Reserve 
  • An authentic safari-style camp in the heart of nature 
  • Delicious meals - cold breakfasts, mid-morning brunch, tea at two, and three-course candlelit dinners 
  • The most unique views of the mountainous landscape that surrounds the camp.
  • Scenic sundowners with your favourite drink paired with safari snacks 
  • Excellent bird-watching & game viewing 
  • Friendly and welcoming staff / Knowledgeable guides

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