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.

Porcupine room


The garden flat named after nightly visits by porcupines

The Porcupine room is very popular with couples, single parents, fishermen and mountain bikers. It is a neat, comfy, self-contained annexe to the River House. Overlooking the lush, oak-tree shaded lawns and river view, the room is named after our nocturnal visitors, the porcupines.

The flatlet is suitable for a single person or couple, and an extra bed can be added for a child. It has an attached bathroom, kitchenette on the veranda for self catering and wide entrance.

It may be booked on its own or taken as part of the Otters’ Den for a group.

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