couple-at-river-sept-2016 PEACE & NATURE: The ideal getaway close to Johannesburg. Look no further than our beautiful Otters' Den guest house at the riverside. Or maybe choose the Full Moon Bush Cabins for your group exclusively. Call now +27 82 475 8767 or email

HIKING TRAILS: Take a relaxed stroll in our fields and forest, or test yourself against the Dome Bergland. Lots of trails. Guide available.

CYCLING TRAILS: From easy to tough, from single track to gravel roads, come with kids, friends or your club. Bikes and guide for hire.


American style rafting on guided oar boatsĀ and paddle rafts

Bring the family and enjoy an exciting trip with a guide on board the raft with you. Run the river in expert hands, wield a paddle yourself, and show the kids how nature in the raw is fun! Ages 6 to 75. Bring granny too! Read all about us here.


Otters' Haunt and The Riverman are offering the wonderful 5-day ORANJE GORGE TRAIL between May and September. Don't miss this best and most exciting of all rafting safaris - Kalahari desert scenery, fun rapids, great hikes, fishing and relaxing. School holiday trips. Contact Graeme 084 245 2490 or Karen 082 475 8767 or Watch the video.

Bush cabins


Lovely secluded bush camp with lapa and pool, overlooking a field that stretches down to Vaal riverside paths and our shady deck. The thatched A-frames have electricity, fans, heaters and lights. Bedding provided.



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The lower cabins consist of 3 units with 3, 3 and 4 beds (more can be added) along with an ablution unit. The social lapa has a fire circle, freezer, fridge, hotplate, kettle, kitchen and braai area. The 3 cabins are rented as a unit and we do not mix groups without agreement. The three thatched A-Frame cabins are Caracal (accommodating 4 adults); Malachite (2 and a child); and Pangolin (2 and a child). These look out over a lawn towards the swimming pool and riverbanks 150 metres below.

The bush camp gets its name from the spectacular moon-rises which are seen from the pool area and koppie. From the bush camp, sally forth to fish the river, raft the rapids or canoe among the islands, mountain bike in the mountains, or visit the coffee bars and art shops of Parys. Or if you prefer, just lounge by the lovely rock pool. The camp is popular with outdoor lovers, from mountain bikers to flyfishermen. It is comfortably appointed lights and running water.

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