Going Green

About us

The ‘eco’ in our name is more than just a word. It defines everything we do and every element of the way we work. We are committed to managing our environmental impact with a strong focus on xeriscaping. *Xeriscaping – refers to the conservation of water through creative landscaping at the Hotel to minimise the need for water use.

Eco Drive

Thaba’s Drive in Johannesburg offers lovely features like charm, fun and outdoor joy for any picnic, but with the magnificent views, secret spots and lovely hideaways we’re known for. The Eco-drive is the only one of its kind in Johannesburg. A lot of emphasis and information is given on the ecology of the area that includes, biomes, trees, plants, grasses, animals and their role in the eco system. That is why we refrain from the word game drive but rather refer to it as an Eco-drive. You sure won’t be disappointed and will definitely walk away with more knowledge

 Children Adults Groups < 6 Exclusive with Picnic
Sunrise or Sunset
Eco Drive
R100 per person R385 per person R350 per person R3500 per couple
*A drive duration is approximately  2 hours

An exclusive drive at sunset, sets the tone for a memorable proposal #celebratinglove

Included on the Eco-drive, snack platter and beverages.

What you can expect to see on your drive?

We stock plains game, that historically and naturally would be found in the area.

  • Zebra
  • Springbuck
  • The protected Black Wildebeest
  • Blesbuck
  • Duikers
  • Steen-bokkies.

Predators on the Reserve:

  • Black-back Jackal
  • Caracal (Lynx)
  • Black Eagles are also territorial to the area and the reserve forms part of their territory.

We also offer:

  • Birdwatching
    Guided Hikes
    Professionals MTB Trail – Thaba Trails

Please note:

  • Book and pay your drive within 48 hours prior to your selected date.
  • Submitting the form is not a guarantee or confirmation of your booking.
  • First come first served basis. 100% of bill payable to secure your reservation.



1 Your info
2 Activity and add on
3 Your payment
  • Quote me on a drive and picnic

Other Eco Activities

 Children Adults Groups < 6
Guided Nature Walk R 80 per person R 175 per person R 150 per person
Birding Walk R 300 per person R 350 per person R 285 per person

*All prices are VAT Inclusive, and a 1% Tourism Levy. Prices may change without notice. Rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR)

Other activities

Guided Nature Walk – 1.5 hours, with frequent stops to examine flora and fauna geology, archaeology, ecology and the history of the Klipriviersberg.

Mountain Biking – gradient-rich trail riding close to the city, with 3 trail options: Yellow for beginners/novices; Green for intermediate-level riders; and Blue for experienced or advanced riders. This activity is available at Thaba Trails

Thaba Activities Indemnity and release of liability form

Eco Activities Booking Form

1 Your details
2 Date
3 Your activity
  • Quote me on an Eco activity

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