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About EarthRise Mountain Lodge

Creating Social Impact – What your stay with us means

As you move around the Earthrise Mountain Lodge and Rustlers Valley Farm you will get a sense of what has been achieved since the reconstruction and development work commenced. From the outset, our emphasis on social change meant inviting and engaging with local community members and family based enterprises as far as possible in the renovation project. In every aspect of the work thus far - from the buildings, the furnishings, the fittings, the landscaping, the water supply, and much more there are wonderful human stories, achievements and lessons behind them.

Beyond the reconstruction phase, the Trust, in consultation with the Naledi Village Development Committee, Afrigrow and the Seriti Institute, created a strategic partnership pursuing a holistic approach towards food security and nutrition, sustainable livelihoods, land rights and community wellbeing. We will happily share with you the why and the how of our vision to create a vibrant, inclusive, locally-driven economy sustained by a community working together building a positive future for our children. The primary school and crèche established by the community is earmarked for special attention in order to create a safe sacred space for teaching and learning. Work on an upgrade in the partnership with all stakeholders has commenced. This is a labour of love and work in progress for all stakeholders committed to creating a brighter future for our children.

The lodge will be modelled and structured along the lines of a local social enterprise embedded in the community that lives on farmland surrounding the lodge. A portion of the lodge’s income will go towards supporting the social and community development objectives of the Earthrise Trust on the adjacent Rustlers Valley Farm. Therefore, as an esteemed guest of the Earthrise Mountain Lodge you will be directly contributing towards local development.

Your support and constructive ideas are most welcomed.

Should you wish to be part of a new journey, demonstrating what is possible when we learn, share, work, build and solve problems together, then please feel free to initiate contact with Jappie Lephatsi, the Lodge Manager, Analeigh Ross, the Assistant Manager or Anton Chaka, the Chair of the Naledi Village Development Committee.

Wedding Venues: Gardens, reception areas and catering offered. Traditional Sesotho Weddings can be arranged.

Conference Venues: 100 - 150 delegates, full conference facilities.

Family friendly: Family Lodge including three self-catering pet friendly units. Mountain-biking, fishing, hiking, swimming pool.

Romantic: Special suites available for special occasions.

  • Response Rate: 67%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 31 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 44
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews

Facilities

  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
* Please enquire for further details.

EarthRise Mountain Lodge Rooms

Reviews for EarthRise Mountain Lodge

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Daphne van der Wind, South Africa
20 June 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the twin peaks. The unit is really nice and cozy and the view is magnificent. Our dog enjoyed the walks even more than we did. We are definitely coming back and I'll recommend this place to anyone. 

Querardien van Vliet, South Africa
05 January 2014

Great scenery! Good food, we had a very pleasant stay and found the staff very courteous and friendly.Will definitely try to go again. Our visitors from Holland loved it.Definitely a family lodge.

Melanie Fourie, South Africa
10 October 2011

Friendly, accommodating new owners - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the food was fabulous and different, will definitely book again!

Hennie Du Toit, South Africa
28 July 2007

Wonderful, cosy and friendly!

Rodney Alexander, South Africa
03 May 2007

A wonderful location with beautiful surroundings. Very friendly hosts. Warm and comfortable accommodation with delicious Thai food and an entertaining Thai chef. A few interesting farm animals .....like Lilly the Vietnamese Pot belly pig!

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EarthRise Mountain Lodge Map

EarthRise Mountain Lodge is 23.8km from the centre of Ficksburg , the nearest airport 97.9km (Moshoeshoe I International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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