Thota Lodge offers the visitor a variety of exciting activities including bakkie-ski, hiking and 4x4 trails and bird viewing.

  • Bakkie ski is unique to Thota Lodge and was invented by the owner and his sons. Challenge yourself to balance by “skiing” on the magnificent red Kalahari sand dragged behind a pick-up truck. You decide on the speed and the danger level!!! An extreme sport for the adrenalin junkies out there! Please note that an indemnity form is to be signed.
  • Hiking trails (always carry sufficient drinking water in case of emergencies).
  • Insect lovers paradise (too many to name)
  • Bird watching (over 100 species recorded)
  • Game viewing. (Sunset is the best time to watch the springbuck and gemsbok graze)
  • Horse riding (pre-book)
  • 4 x 4 routes self-drive ( search for the elusive pangolins and anteaters “aardvark”)
  • Donkey cart rides (pre-book)
  • Bee keeping (subject to season)
  • Swim in a reservoir “plaas dam”
  • Stargazing far from city lights
  • Enjoy a romantic outdoor bath under a shepherds tree”witgat” and an uninterrupted view.
  • Lounge on a private deck with your favourite book, sun-downer in hand.
If you want to participate in any of the cattle farming activities, this can be arranged subject to season.