Having spent many years travelling along the N3, it became evident that there is a dire need for safe, clean and upmarket facilities for the thousands of truckers that travel on the N3 every day. With easy on and off-road access, Thanda Tau provides the perfect location for the tired and weary trucker and provides numerous facilities, including diesel at competitive prices. Most importantly, these facilities are available 24/7 ensuring that truckers always have access to diesel and reserves.


Thanda Tau has teamed up with OK brand to deliver a convenient and affordable range of food and non-food products for travelling truckers including a bakery and a fast food department. Truckers can enjoy a hearty ‘home cooked’ meal of some of the South African favourites, or have the option to purchase from the butchery and to utilise the braai facilities. The OK Express is also stocked with some of the necessary essentials, including toiletries, household necessities and airtime to ensure that truckers are never left stranded. Although cash, card and account are accepted forms of payment, a Capitec ATM is also available. 


At the truck stop, truckers have 24 / 7 access to competitively priced diesel delivered with a high quality service offering from attendants. The Puma truck stop has 6 pumps with each pump offering ULP95, d50 and d500.


We at Thanda Tau acknowledge that many truckers spend their lives on the road so we have aspired to create a homely environment, where they have access to hot showers and clean bathroom facilities (for both males and females), a laundromat, and an entertainment area for those parking their trucks for the night.

This includes a flat screen TV with selected DSTV channels and a foosball table. For a small fee, truckers can be assured of a safe nights’ rest with 24-hour security including electric fencing, mast lights, patrolling security and a monitored entrance / exit.