At Thanda Tau, we actively promote safe travelling habits and have focussed on providing the best stopover facilities to ensure that travellers can relax, stock up and leave rejuvenated. With the filling station and the OK Express, travellers can refuel both their cars and themselves.


In 2015, Puma Energy entered into the South African market with the purchase of Brent Oil and Drakensberg Oil and have established a 126 fuel stations nationwide. Thanda Tau’s Puma filling station is ideally situated between Harrismith and Villiers, where previously there were no fuel stopovers for travellers and truckers. With 12 petrol pumps, each offering ULP93, ULP 95, d50 and d500, travellers can be assured of speedy refuelling and high quality service from attendants. Pull into the Car Wash and get your vehicles cleaned up while you enjoy a meal at the Spur Grill & Go, or stock up on groceries at the OK Express. 


At Thanda Tau, we aspire to cater to the different needs of all of our customers. Alongside the Puma filling station, we have opened an OK Express, an ultra-convenient grocery store outlet. Within the retail space, we offer an in-house bakery, deli, fruit and vegetables department, frozen food products and meat, as well as perishables and non-food products, providing a supply of groceries to the local community and some last minute supplies for long distance travellers.

The OK Express offers added convenience with the store being open 24/7 with both a Capitec and an ABSA ATM, therefore ensuring that you will always have access to necessary facilities at Thanda Tau.


Thanda Tau is one of the first three sites in South Africa to offer the new takeaway Spur Grill & Go that caters specifically to travellers and people on the go. The Spur Grill & Go is the newest addition to one of South Africa’s most established restaurant franchises, Spur Steak Ranches founded in 1967 and has grown to over 500 restaurants worldwide.

The Grill & Go has taken the same well-loved household brand and has added a more convenient and modern spin, with the same great tasting burgers, ribs and flame grilled steaks. This is the perfect alternative for those travellers in need of a speedy, warm cup of coffee and a quick hearty lunch before getting back on the road.