The ultimate back to nature experience
Ribbokkloof Lodge is a unique holiday farm situated in Mpumalanga, offering an unforgettable holiday experience. With its breathtaking natural setting, the lodge is a piece of African Paradise, yet conveniently located just 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Apart from providing the perfect break away from civilization and an ideal family holiday spot, Ribbokkloof also offers a unique Farm Wedding Venue The Sugar Bean @ Ribbokkloof for an authentic, vintage Farm wedding.
Ribbokkloof combines the best of rustic charm and old fashioned farmhouse hospitality with absolute comfort, with a choice of B&B chalets, self-catering chalets or camping site accommodation. Our chalets are privately positioned in the kloof, where the gentle murmuring of a mountain stream and rock pools will lull you to sleep every night. Or, for the more adventurous, camping under the stars is the perfect way to enjoy being close to nature.
Ribbokkloof forms part of a series of Gelykwater Bonsmara Cattle Farms, so every morning guests wake up to the sound of the cattle walking down the kloof path to drink from the stream near the chalets, while the calves play in their crèche. In addition, Ribbokkloof’s beautiful horses will enthrall all visitors, young and old alike.
Things to do at Ribbokkloof:
4×4 vehicle tracks
Quad biking (own bikes welcome)
Bird watching Day visitors
If you’re in the neighborhood but don’t want to stay over, feel free to come and visit for the day. A day visitor’s pass will allow you to swim in our pool, hike our fantastic nature trails and splash in the mountain pools. In addition, you can catch that prize fish and have a blast on our mountain bike trail.
R70 per adultENQUIRE NOW
R35 for children under 12yrs
FREE for children under 6yrs
*Please note that additional charges will be incurred for partaking in activities other than those described above.
Arrival & Departure time for Day Visitors January, February, November, December 06:30 – 18:30 | March, April, September, October 07:00 – 18:00 | May, June, July, August 07:00 – 17:00
Ribbokkloof Lodge offers exciting an exciting guided or self-driven 4×4 experience (maps are available at reception) for those guests in search of a little adventure.
The Ribbokkloof 4×4 trail is graded level 2 to 4 and includes a 3km riverbed obstacle course and a 27km scenic route trough Highveld vegetation. If you’re lucky, you may spot one of our shy Mountain Reedbuck or even a family of Warthog out for a stroll! Our trail provides enough variation to provide enjoyment for novices, and an exhilarating challenge for experienced drivers alike; and has been designed to ensure no damage to your vehicle. (Note: 4×4 low range gear ratio is essential.)
R110 per vehicle per dayENQUIRE NOW
For prices on guided tours, please inquire at reception.
Choose your terrain and have a blast with your quad bike on our mountain bike trail or 4×4 trail… or simply bundu bash your way along Ribbokkloof’s 1 100ha of off-road farm road and single tracks.
R200 per bike per dayENQUIRE NOW
*bikes not included
If you’re longing to find that perfect close-to-nature spot, then Ribbokkloof’s hiking trails are just right for you. Our trails are all Green Flag accredited, meandering beside the mountain streams and rapids in an area rich with flora and fauna.
There are 2 circular routes 8.5 km and 6.5 respectively. Hikers can either Stay at Stinkhout chalet @ R300.00 pp per night, where the white trail starts (8.5 km) Or you can camp in own tents where the yellow trail starts (6.5 km) The two circular routes can be combined as an overnight route. Leaving Stinkhout chalet with an overnight stop at our camping site (own tents) or sleep in our rustic overnight hiking facility at the camping site, and do the yellow trail the next day. We only provide sleeping mats (no mattresses) if you make use of our rustic overnight facility.
GREEN FLAG CERTIFICATION
GREEN FLAG REVIEW
ENQUIRE NOWRibbokkloof has 2 designated mountain bike trails: a 20km Black trail and a 10km Red trail… as well as 1 100ha of off-road farm road or single tracks for the brave at heart.
Swimming has never been so wild! Our sparkling pool is set right in the midst of nature, overlooking rolling hills and untouched natural vegetation. For our guests’ comfort, there is a thatch lapa as well as picnic tables located right by the pool.
And if you really want to have some splashing fun in the sun, nothing beats swimming in our dam or paddling in the mountain stream!
Ribbokkloof’s dam is well stocked with plenty of Bass to keep fishing enthusiasts happy. Guests are welcome to fish from the bank, or bring their electric bass boats, float coops, canoes or fishing kayaks; spend some quality time on the water, and maybe even reel in that ‘dream fish’.
Guests should please note that while the dam also holds some Carp as well as Bass, it is not truly Carp fishing friendly as you cannot drive all the way around the dam.
Bring your binoculars and bird books, and come and lose yourself in the sounds and sights of nature. Ribbokkloof boasts over 180 species of birds, and the list is constantly growing as our guests encounter new specimens with every visit.