- Mountain biking
- Game drives
- Bird watching
- Clay target shooting
- Local excursions
Mkepi Game Lodge offers hunting (an experienced tracker will accompany you), wildlife viewing, bird watching, bush walks, mountain biking, and clay target shooting.
Game drives can be done in your own vehicle and our staff are able to give you guidance about where to go for sundowners or for early morning coffee and rusks in the bush.
You are welcome to walk, run, and cycle on the farm, by arrangement. Beautiful walks include one along the base of the koppie which is well-shaded and offers a great variety of birds, trees, and game. Alternatively, you can walk up and over the koppie where you may come across a rocky overhang which contains remnants of very old pottery. If you are feeling energetic, a walk up the southern mountain will reward you with beautiful views.
For bowhunters and photographers who would like to see wildlife and birds up close, there are numerous hides placed near waterholes. A relaxing and rewarding day can be spent quietly sitting in a hide, observing animals and birds as they come to quench their thirst at a waterhole.
Clay target shooting is available at Mkepi. Please ensure you request this at the time of booking. You will need to provide your own shotguns, ammunition, and clays.
The town of Thabazimbi is about 15 minutes from Mkepi. Thabazimbi means “Mountain of Iron” and was named for the rich iron ore deposits in the area. The Kumba Iron Ore Thabazimbi mine was operational from 1931 to 2015 and the town of Thabazimbi grew in response to the mining operations. There is a large SPAR and Pick n’ Pay, if extra provisions are needed. There is also a bowhunting shop in town.
Attractions nearby include Marakele Game Reserve which has an incredible diversity of fauna and flora and is worth an early morning visit to watch the sunrise with coffee and rusks. We recommend you leave an hour before sunrise.
The Vulture Restaurant at the Ben Alberts Nature Reserve is also worth a visit. It is home to one of the largest colonies of the rare and endangered Cape Vulture who often grace us with their majestic presence.