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Riverhorse Lodge

a gem in The greater cradle nature reserve

Escape to this stunning secluded hideaway
A mere 40 minute drive from the financial hub of Africa, Sandton, you can transport yourself into the tranquillity of nature at Riverhorse Lodge. Envision a luxury five-room lodge on the lake’s edge, peering through reeds at an indigenous forest, framed by striking dolomite rock cliffs – an ideal haven for nature enthusiasts craving an indulgent African experience in pristine wilderness. Accompanied by your dedicated game-ranger, embark on guided wildlife expeditions, bush walks, and birding trips as you delve into the region’s natural history.

Explore this untouched landscape on foot or in a game viewing vehicle and retrace the footsteps of our predecessors – hominin dated back 3.5-million years to this very land where history began. Or simply relax and unwind as you take in birdsong and bush-sound from the luxury of your lake-side lounger.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a celebration with friends and family, Riverhorse Lodge provides an exceptional backdrop for unforgettable memories.

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What you can expect

Personal Chef Services

Our chef excels in preparing traditional and innovative dishes and is committed to sourcing the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Exceptional Amenties

Five exquisitely designed en suite rooms are equipped with top-tier amenities. The Lodge promises a stay that exceeds expectations.

Exclusivity and Privacy

Surrounded by 9 000 hectares of pristine high veld landscape, crystal clear water from underground springs, a large lake and bird life and just a short hike away from the world renowned Malapa Fossil site, your every need will be met by your own dedicated team.

All this in glorious isolation far from the madding crowd. The Lodge is only available in its entirety and can accommodate up to 10 adults. Children are welcome but youngsters under four cannot go on game excursions.

Riverhorse Lodge Floor Plan

What to expect

  • Five exquisitely designed en suite rooms, including luxury amenities
  • Bedrooms temperature controlled
  • A well-appointed lounge area with its own fireplace
  • SMART TV in lounge connected to DSTV satellite programmes
  • Indoor, outdoor terrace dining
  • Wood burning “KolKol” hot tub, in which to enjoy sundowner drinks
  • A personal chef
  • A full-time housekeeper



Excluded from the package


All alcoholic beverages

Alcoholic beverages can be booked and paid for in advance click here for the menu. 

Guests may bring there own alcoholic beverages.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Game ranger and game viewing vehicle for exclusive use
  • All activities: game walks and game drives
  • Entrance to Malapa Museum
Riverhorse Lodge Entrance gate on R540.  Guests must confirm arrival time with management as they will need to be met at the gate.