We offer a huge range of things to do for fun and the interest of the area.  Pick a tour or trail below and get hold of us! There’s no better way to spend your getaway time in the wonderful Vredefort Dome.


About the adventures
Phone or message us to book in advance
All activities can be offered to school and university groups
Guests at Otters Haunt receive activities discounts
Special discounts for couples & families, and free places for group convenorsExpert Dome guides are on hand to lead and explain the landscape
Dogs are welcome on some hikes

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Guided trails from an hour to a full day led by an expert who explains the Dome and shows you historical sites. Prepare to be amazed by the views.

Riverside & forest walks
Wander along shady paths and sit watching the river tumble over rapids. Like their owners, dogs love these strolls in nature.

Flyfishing & Angling
The Vaal is famous for its yellowfish caught on fly. There are plenty of private locations for anglers, with big carp and barbel.

The Vredefort Dome has over 400 species of birds, exceeding the total species in the UK.

Johannesburg’s own whitewater river, the Vaal,  provides thrills, spills and wonderful scenery. Rapids range from moderate to wild.

Paddle among the wilderness islands of the Vaal, encountering fish eagles and otters. Comfy, stable sit-on-tops require no experience.

Drift, bounce and rush down easy rapids to enjoy a float trip in your own mini-boat. Pick a smoothie or a crazy route.

Dozens of sites: Mzilikazi-Voortrekker battles, Anglo-Boer Wars, rebellions and ANC attacks. Land, gold and power drove conflicts in the Dome. Find out more…

Writing groups
Our director is a Professor of Communication and we host many academic and private circles. Ask about residential and online courses. Find out more…

Painting & Photography
The setting lends itself to art by the river and classes in the great outdoors.

Guide training
Adventure Standards Africa is based at Otters and runs first aid, adventure courses and assessments. Find out more…

Dome Tours
In 2005 Unesco declared this site for its scientific and scenic value. There’s nothing else like it on earth, no crater so big and so well preserved.  Visit!

Got a request? Ask and we’ll put it together for you, your family, your learners or your teambuild. Just ask…

Adventure  courses
From our premises, Adventure Standards Africa regularly runs Wilderness First Aid courses, youth adventure career camps,  hiking courses, rafting and river proficiency training, and assessments. To get into the exciting and rewarding field of adventure tourism, Just ask for info…

A Wilderness First Aid course under way