At Thanda Tau, come and discover an exceptional combination of South African art and culture, whilst relishing in a variety of dining experiences, and the opportunity to view our beautiful wildlife. With a unique blend of luxury and nature, we at Thanda Tau aim to deliver a truly holistic South African experience to a wide variety of travellers.

Guests can enjoy the peaceful ambience of the Free State grasslands with a view of our majestic animals, all while savouring a refreshing glass of handcrafted beer or a glass of wine.


A culture of food

Dining options range from a selection of freshly baked breads and locally sourced produce to be enjoyed as a picnic in our beautifully landscaped gardens. You can also savour in South African inspired delicacies at our Lion’s Share Restaurant.

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A way of life

For our head Brewer, making beer is not merely a craft, but rather a way of life. He hopes to share this passion with beer lovers and enthusiasts alike. Our customers can view the brewing process from the comfort of the bar, whilst enjoying one of our carefully calculated and tested, or rather “tasted” creations.

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Happiness is freshly baked

Enjoy a picnic in the gardens with a variety of freshly baked breads, unique produce and confectionary that are personally selected by one of our founders. With her uncanny ability to combine unique ingredients to create delicious jams and preserves, you will not be disappointed!

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Water of the Cape

In the words of Andre Simon, ‘Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, and every day more civilized’. Our wines have been sourced from the best regions in the Cape to provide you with that perfect bottle of wine for every occasion.

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Appreciation for creation

We invite you to come and explore artworks from highly acclaimed South African artist Kobus Möller and his friends. These artists incorporate a variety of art forms and techniques in an expression of love for all things natural.

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Childhood laughter

As a family-run business, we understand the importance of treasured moments with your loved ones. Whilst relaxing in our tranquil surrounds, your little ones can experience the various joys awaiting them in the gardens of Thanda Tau.

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