Introduction: A unique rustic bushveld farm style lodge & bush camp in the Dinokeng area only 45 minutes from central Gauteng. Comprised of two different style camps. 1) Eco Lodge rustic/semi lux self contained bush chalets & 2) a basic Eco 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 Eco Lodge and Eco Bush Camp and camping site.
Travel time: 1 & half hour by bus from central Gauteng
Please note, Map markers only indicate general area, not the exact address of venues.
Background: A unique RUSTIC ECO 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 Eco 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 Eco 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: 356 = Capacity combining both Eco Lodge (56 beds) + Eco Bush Camp (300)
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.
Activities: Ropes & beams literia / Eco “bush” obstacle course along river edge, swimming, volley bal, Eco River Hike & Treasure Hunt, Eco Raft Building, Baking
bread in an anthill.
– Eco nature trails next to the river
– Mountain biking enthusiast may enjoy our bushveld single track that runs htrough the farm.
– Volleyball court and informal eco playgrounds for soccer, etc
– Big communal swimming pool with lapas and braai areas
– Pool table
– Facilitation of activities can be arranged at extra cost, e.g. bread baking, fishing,
and obstacle course on the premises.
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, bedding 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: 56 pax
Lodge Accommodation: We have 6 beautiful old farm style rustic (Wag n’ Bietjie, Karee, Blinkbaar, Rooibos, Wildevy, )
Clean comfortable stone and thatche 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: The cottages are close to the large pool for a refreshing swim, and there is a large Boma for sundowners around an open fire with self cater braai
facilities, lapa & jungle gym along side main lodge / restaurant & tuckshop.
Hall at Lodge: 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.
Exclusive use: Their may be seperate groups occupying each camp at the same time but the camp are seperate and programmes run sepetately 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
Lodge pictures below
Eco Bush Camp:
Accommodation: Rustic farm style rooms and dormitories available with electricity.
Capacity: Total beds: 300 pax
Hall: Large ructic farms barn style hall that can accommodate to 250 to 300 (lights and stage can be arranged on request)
Ablutions: Adjacent ablution blocks with hot water and electricity
Catering: Groups are fully catered for but fully equipped kitchens at hand for self cater by prio arrangement.
_ Ideal for budget getaways
_ Boma with braai area
_ Kitchen with dining hall for 100 people