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About Outdoor Arena

The Outdoor Arena comprises the De Rust Lodge, a self-catering guest lodge, and a quaint fishing village with log cabins built on stilts. Relax in our beautiful garden with waterfalls, dams and abundant bird life.

We boast a lovely on-site restaurant seating 100 guests that will cater to all your gastronomic needs. The extensive menu has it all, whether you're looking for a light meal or a full supper. The restaurant features a fully licensed bar with a comfortable lounge, outside seating area, and a wooden deck with gorgeous views of Bonnievale.

Enjoy our own Kap ‘n Raps Golf, played on a nine-hole, par 3 course. This is a great way to improve your short game. A large variety of fish species are kept in our ponds. These include large mouth bass, small mouth bass, carp, barbel, blue kurper, blue gill, wit vis, tench and grass carp.

At Outdoor Arena we breed sterile grass carp which is used for aquatic weed control. Our fish are distributed throughout the country and have been introduced to countless golf courses, parks, farms and reservoirs. We offer guided tours of our hatchery; it is a very interesting experience.

  • Response Rate: 74%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 51 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 12:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Outdoor Arena Rooms

Reviews for Outdoor Arena

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Alex Lepnik
16 July 2021

Francois is a very good host .Perfect Getaway , We will back

Kathy Boonzaier
15 January 2018

We found the log cabin clean and spacious but unfortunately the cabins have been built on the outer perimeter of the property and the main road from Robertson to Bonnievale runs right behind them and therefor the traffic noise is very disturbing especially as it starts at 6am. We thought we were coming for a quiet peaceful time near the river but this was not to be.

Yolanda Jordaan, South Africa
24 June 2013

Fishing Village se akkomodasie was uitstekend. Plek baie skoon met netjiese beddegoed en alles byderhand. Heerlik gesellig met vuurmaak plek in leef area.

Alan Caris, South Africa
11 March 2013

Unfortunately this year the checking in took too long. After verifying payment before we left Cape Town we were told we still hadn't paid. Cabin 2 - the keys wouldn't unlock the front door !! Moved to Cabin 1 - found out after an icecold shower the geyser was switched off !! Luckily the 1.7kg bass made up for some of the issues!

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Outdoor Arena is 0.7km from the centre of Bonnievale , the nearest airport 166km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling