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About Riverbend Guest Farm

Riverbend Guest Farm is situated on the scenic Draaifontein Farm and it will be a pleasure for your hosts, Stone and Michelle, to treat you to this nostalgic and tranquil environment away from daily stress, television and cell phones. We are 28 km from Groot Marico and approximately two and a half hours from Johannesburg.Riverbend Guest House is a self-catering establishment with well-appointed rooms. The house comes fully equipped and guests only need to supply food, beverages and towels. There is no television, radio or cellphone reception. Our establishment consists of a main house which sleeps 12 guests. There is a bath, shower, basin and two toilets. There is an outside shower with a toilet and basin. The lapa has braai facilities and wood is provided for a braai or even just a fire to relax around. You can also enjoy our splash pool to cool down on the hot days.Draaifontein is in excess of 3000 hectares with meandering rivers, majestic mountains and the spectacular Langkloof. A variety of bird species can be seen including the pearl spotted owl and black eagles. Wildlife such as jackal, brown hyenas, various antelope, monkeys and baboons roam freely. The farm is also blessed with stunning flora and there are approximately 80 different types of trees and shrubs. Depending on your preference, we have trails from 3 km to 30 km that are suitable for hiking, 4x4, quad bikes or mountain biking. Take in nature's beauty and be sure to take advantage of the naturally-formed rock pools for a revitalizing swim. Go for a leisurely walk, take a picnic or just go for sundowners and watch an unforgettable sunset.

  • Response Rate: 75%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 7:00 AM
    Check-out: 10:00 PM
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Self-catering Farmhouse Sleeps 12 Includes: Self-catering The unit can accommodate 12 guests. The unit has a fully equipped kitchen and a lounge. The unit has a dining area... see more Features:  Double beds, Local channels, Bath only, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering see more Double beds, Local channels, Bath only, Shower only, Shared bathroom, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Bunk beds, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Garden views
    from R460 For 2 guests
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      Reviews for Riverbend Guest Farm

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      Liandi Fourie
      26 June 2018

      Comfortable, Functional - Great value for money!

      Tracey Mulder
      01 May 2018

      What an amazing place!!! Super peaceful, beautiful hikes and walks, really great to get away with no signal. An amazing break from the whole world!!

      Raj Singh, South Africa
      16 January 2017

      We booked in at the Riverbend Guest House in the North West - Groot Marico from the 27th to the 30th December 2016 (3 nights) with our two kids.Michelle, the owner, was quite friendly and so was the farm manager staying next to the house we were occupying.Unfortunately, the place was infested with too many flies and ants all over. We could not even enjoy a relaxing braai as my husband was busy chasing and killing flies all the time. Kids lost their appetite and wanted to leave after spending one night there.The pool did not look to pleasing either.Then when we decided to leave on Friday morni...
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      Kgotso Motlhaping, South Africa
      20 December 2016

      We enjoyed our stay at the farm, it was well kept and Michelle was very friendly and helpful...definitely have nothing to complain about. Will be going back there again

      Leigh-Ann Harris, South Africa
      10 August 2016

      Great quiet getaway for the whole family. The farmhouse was clean and well kept, although I think some of the double beds could be replaced. Staff was great Pity there is no fireplace.

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      Riverbend Guest Farm is 17.3km from the centre of Groot Marico , the nearest airport 100.5km (Pilanesberg International Airport).
      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling