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 boats 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.

Cormorant cabin


The Cormorant cabin – like the bird it is named after – perches on a high rock!

The Cormorant Cabin is perched on a koppie with its own social braai area, own bathroom and shower, and porch with a wonderful view of the Vaal environs. Access to swimming pool. Two bedrooms, one with double bed, the other two single beds. The thatched Cormorant “honeymoon suite”, a thatched cabin, has a phenomenal view of the wetland and Vaal valley below. The Cormorant may be booked on its own. The entire bush camp can be taken for one group.

Cormorant is very popular with couples and families.¬† It is also an ideal venue for writers and artists who are seeking a place to think, observe nature, and create. Many media groups come to Otters’ Haunt and some group members choose to stay in Cormorant, which is only 150 metres from the Otters’ Den guest house.

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Some views of the Cormorant Cabin on its koppie