Introduction: A unique rustic bushveld farm style lodge & bush camp in the Dinokeng area only an hour from central Gauteng. Comprised of two different style camps. 1) Lodge rustic/semi lux self contained bush chalets & 2) a basic Bush Camp dormitory style accommodation for groups of more than 30 people.
Country: South Africa
Province: Gauteng near Limpopo border.
Area / nearest centre: Dinokeng Biosphere near Pienaarsriver / Hamanaskraal / Rust de Winter Dam, situated on 65h a of unspoiled bushveld on the border of the Gauteng
and Limpopo Provinces. Set alongside the beautiful c lean and unspoilt Elands River & attractive picnic spots. This venue is accessible by a short stretch ofexcellent gravel road to the Lodge and Bush Camp and camping site.
Travel time: 1 hour by bus from central Gauteng
Please note, Map markers only indicate general area, not the exact address of venues.
Background: A unique RUSTIC ESTABLISHMENT involved in recycling & various social responsibility projects. The lodge has been in the same family for more the 35 years and with the younger generation taking over it was decided to give the place a new name and an upgrade.
Your hosts will be the owners creating a warm welcoming family atmosphere on the farm and are absolutely committed to great service, making your stay as memorable as possible. It’s important to us that you leave well rested with wonderful memories.
Group / Event Types: Groups can book either of the following two camps depending on group size, budget and puppose for your camp.
The Bush Camp is a budget facility with basic rustic shared dormitory style accommodation, kitchens & ablutions blocks more suited to budget youth/school/church camps.
The Lodge is a bit more comfortable with accommodation in self cater equipped, en-suite chalets situated closer to the main lodge, more suited to
budget corporate / private, conference or private school groups. Also ideal for group family reunions, birthday parties, bird watching, small bush weddings and groups needing a break from city life to experience the bushveld in it’s most pure and natural form.
NB! GROUP SIZE CAPACITY: Total No. of Beds: 150 = Capacity combining both Lodge (30 beds) + Bush Camp (120)
Shared Facilities: Volley ball, farm style sports fields, ropes & beams obstacle course situated between the two camps available to both
Environment & Wildlife: Beautiful bushveld next to the perennial Elands River near the Dinokeng Bioshere.Rich bidlife including Fish Eagle, Waterbuck and Hippo are also to be found on the farm.
Surrounding area offers: Shops (petrol station ,butchery, shop and liquor store) available 13km fromLodge. Various other activities in the area within a
30km radius include Big 5 games drives nearby, Rus de Winter Dam, Zoo, Bush Spa, and many more.
Special Diets: Vegetarian, Halaal, Kosher and other special diets can be made available on request by arrangement only at least 10 days prior to event.
– Eco nature trails next to the river
– Mountain biking enthusiast may enjoy our bushveld single track that runs through DONE the farm.
– Large open grass field can be used to play soccer, etc
– Big communal swimming pool with lapa
– Pool table
Facilitation availableby prior arrangement, standard ratio of facilitators to participants 1:20
Programmes: Teambuilding, leadership identification & development, environmental education, fun & adventure / outdoor experience, life skills and others customised to your need on request.
Facilitation avialalbe by prior arrangement, standard ratio of facilitators to participants 1:20
Requirements: Cutlery &crockery can be provided as optional at extra cost or bring your own & save.
Malaria Risk: None = Malaria free – mosquitos are rarely a nuisance.
Capacity: Total beds: 30 pax
Lodge Accommodation: Lodge Accommodation: We have 7 beautiful old farm style rustic cottages (Sysie, Troupant, Laksman, Berghaan, Visarend, Visvanger, Byvreter)
Clean comfortable stone and thatched bushveld cottages that are fully equipped with electricity & hot water. Each cottage is totally self-contained with it’s own private entrance and parking.
Cottages are equipped with either double or single beds for those wanting a more intimate or family stay.
Lodge Facilities: A large pool situated between natural rocks for a refreshing swim, and there is a lapa next to the pool for sundowners, self cater braai facilities can be arranged, jungle gym along side main lodge, tuckshop and play room.
Large Hall: Seats 100.Special conference venue for unique ECO conferences for 40 people.
Ablutions: Each Chalet has own self contained.
Group / Event Types: Youth / School / Church / Corporate / Private Groups, conference, sports. Also ideal for group family reunions, birthday parties, bird watching,small bush weddings and groups needing a break from city life to
experience the bushveld in it’s most pure and natural form.
There may be separate groups occupying each camp at the same time but the camp are separate and programmes run separately for all activities, eating and ablutions etc. To secure exclusive use of the entire property the group must be large enough to book and pay for both camps.
Lodge Catering: Groups can be fully catered for at main lodge by prior arrangment otherwise each Cottage is fully self cater equpped with a fridge,
stove and sink, kettle and toaster, crockery & cutlery & has electricity and hot and cold water. Please bring your own towels.
Other: The swimming pool and restaurant boma are at the lodge
Accommodation: Rustic farm style rooms and dormitories available with electricity.
Capacity: Total beds: 150 pax
Hall: Large rustic style hallthat can accommodate to 200
Ablutions: Adjacent ablution blocks with hot water and electricity
Catering: Groups are self catering but meals can be requested on by prior arrangement.
_ Ideal for budget getaways
_ Boma with braai area