Great Outdoor Fun!
Highstakes is situated in a laid-back country setting but offers a wide variety of high-octane adventure activities!
Pick from Quad Trails, Microlight Flips, Archery, Skeet (Clay pigeon shooting), Paintball, Motor Bike, BMX and 4 X 4 Tracks to get the adrenalin pumping and then relax around the swimming Pool with Braai Facilities. Or be more sedate and enjoy one of the walking trails. Admire the countryside by trying out our recently added 400m long zip line which gives you a unique perspective of the beautiful Killarney valley. The venue has 2 Conference Rooms, is Rated 3 Star (Accommodation x 28 Beds), and is fully licensed with full catering facilities and a Tuck Shop. The large function room can seat ± 180 and is ideal for Conferences, Parties, Weddings, Team Building events etc. while the smaller function room comfortably seats 40. Highstakes Venue is situated on a farm ± 3 km from Cato Ridge
Wear layers, especially for hiking. Comfortable durable clothing work well.
We are open 7 days a week and all public holidays (except Christmas Day) Summer: 7am - 6pm Winter: 8am - 5pm
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Highstakes Venue offers something special for all tastes. Thrill seekers can get their action fix with a wide choice of adventure sports and activities, while friends and family relax on our deck and enjoy the licensed bar.
Highstakes is set on a 150 hectare plot in scenic Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal. Far removed from the stress and unrelenting pace of urban life, it is the perfect place to unwind!
Highstakes is open 7 days a week from 8am to 4:30pm, closed on Xmas Day.
Motocross – Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Our main motocross track is a thrill for professionals or novices, and everyone in between. Measuring in at just shy of 2kms. The main track is 1.8 kilometers long and features doubles, tabletops, rhythm-sections, rollers, and off-camber corners.
There’s also an outer track to test your speed on the straights as well as your off camber cornering skills.
We also have a mini track great for novices and the little ones. This is only open to bikes under 80cc. This is open to riders that ride 50cc or 65cc motorcycles.
This is a cheap, fun, social introduction for children (and parents) into the exciting world of Motocross or learning to ride a motorbike.
We host a number of racing events , Regional and Club days during the year.
Quad Trails – Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
We have a few different trails available for the quads. The main 1 hour guided trail takes you on a grass trail for first 20 to 30 minutes so that you get used to the bikes and then we adjust the trail to suit your riding ability. We have 12 quad bikes for guided tours only. We supply a helmet.
Guided farm trails, minimum 2 guests, min age 13.
4X4 – Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Push your vehicle to the limits!
At Highstakes Venue we welcome 4×4 drivers. Whether you are a novice or are experienced behind the wheel, our course will test your skills and set a smile on your face.The Highstakes course includes 40 degree inclines. For this reason, your four wheel drive vehicle must feature a low range facility or diff-lock.
You can select your own route to suit your driving skills. We cannot however ensure nor take responsibility for any scratches or damages to your vehicle
Archery – Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Relax and enjoy the ancient sport of archery with modern equipment; recurve bows for adults , compounds for kids, minimum age 12.
Clay Pigeon Shooting – Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Whether you’re a regular participant in the sport, or wish to give it a try, Highstakes offers our facilities to you. Discover just how good your reflexes are. Fun shotgun shooting, minimum age 15.
Paintball – Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
We offer a safe, fun, and comfortable environment, where beginners, children and pros are all welcome. Minimum 6 players, minimum age 12.
Zipline – Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Try our 400m Zipline:
An exciting activity to really get those adrenaline juices flowing. 400m long, this is one exciting foofie slide. A great fun activity for young and old, and can be added into a team-building challenge to spice things up.
Come enjoy the great weather conditions, 364 days a year and the breathtaking views as you zoom past everyone below you. Children 5 years and older can partake in this action packed adventure thrill. We have no group size limit. Minimum of 2 people. Weight Limit of 120 Kgs. Bookings essential .
Ideal for a weekend getaway, holidays, base for tourists, businessmen, cyclists, mx & enduro enthusiasts.
Bed & Breakfast
4 x en-suite family rooms, sleeping up to 4 with amazing views
1 x en-suite family rooms, sleeping up to 5 with amazing views
4 x twin rooms, sharing toilet facilities
Unit 1 – 6 twin bedrooms with kitchenette & bathroom
Unit 2 – 1 x double bedroom, 2 x twin bedrooms with kitchenette & bathroom
Unit 3 – 3 twin bedrooms with kitchenette & bathroom
We would like to invite travelling businessmen and their company representatives to come and enjoy a steak, egg and chips en route to your next client, or,if you are running late and need somewhere to stay, why not book in for the night at very reasonable rates. Our Licensed bar and catering are available .
We also cater for Team Building, Corporate Functions, Bachelor Parties, 21st Birthday Bash, Birthday Parties for the children or simply a day out with the family.
Refundable fee of R150 for key deposit on arrival
Highstakes is equipped with 2 function rooms, one seats up to 40, the other up to 150.
Full catering and licensed bar facilities are available.
Spacious and atmospheric, Highstakes Venue features premier conference and function facilities. Situated in scenic country surroundings, our conference centre is ideal for:
Corporate conferences and get-togethers
Please note: A cash fee of R150.00 for key deposit on arrival is required & is fully refundable on leaving.
Accommodation includes 5 x family en-suite bedrooms & 4 x 2 sleeper bedrooms.
Self Catering Cottage, shared ablutions – sleeps 12
Self Catering Cottage en-suite – 3 twin rooms, kitchenette & lounge.
Self Catering Cottage en-suite – 3 twin rooms & kitchen & lounge.
Highstakes is positioned between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and easily accessible from main travel routes.
Let us meet your specific needs, and make your event the success you deserve.
No 2 Killarney Valley Cato Ridge 3631
From Durban, take the N3 to Pietermaritzburg, take Cato Ridge glide-off, bear left at the stop street and follow the Highstakes signboards for 3 km. From Pietermaritzburg take the Cato Ridge glide-off, turn right across the N3, and follow the Highstakes signboards. (2 km on tar, right onto the dirt, 800 meters to farm entrance.)
S 29° 45' 40" E 30° 34' 48"