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.

Pet friendly

Please make inquiries at  or 082 475 8767 / 056 8181814

Well behaved dogs welcome except for certain watchdog breeds.


Your dog is welcome here, either at the River House or at the Full Moon Bush Cabins. These are two guest farms adjoin each other, a wonderful place for a doggy holiday.

The animal can romp to its hearts’ delight in the fields, on the riverbanks, and in the water. We have a number of ideal trails and will be happy to provide guests with sketch maps and directions. Our friendly border collies  (both females) welcome dog visitors and once they have all sniffed each other out they get along just fine.

But, as with humans, we can’t permit hooligan animals and the owners must be prepared to take responsibility. Ensure that your dog is under control when other people or animals are around. Also, we can’t be asked to look after your dogs or take responsibility in your absence.  Please do not leave them in the rooms – they can cause damage. Any damage in rooms or on the property must be paid for.

We limit dog visitors and require that dog owners accept full liability and responsibility. Charge is R40 per dog per day. Please discuss your dogwalk or overnight stay with Karen at 082 475 8767. Due to  unfortunate incidents, we regret we do not allow Rottweilers, Alsatians, Bull Terriers, Staffordshires, Dobermans or any other large watchdog (eg male Ridgeback, Boerbul, etc) or any kind of dog with a history of attacking others or biting people.

Some basic requirements are:

1. Discuss your dog with Karen before booking. Dogs must be on a leash in the presence of other people.

2. By coming here with your animal you assume full responsibility and liability for any injury, accident, loss or damage caused by your animal or due to its presence on the property, indemnifying the owners of Otters’ Haunt against any claim whatsoever. Remove doggie-doo from lawns and other guest areas.

4. Many small wild game such as Vervet Monkeys, Porcupines, Caracal, and Otters inhabit the property, so we expect you to control your animals and keep them with you.