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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: 93%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 34 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 7:00 AM
    Check-out: 10:00 PM
  • Reviews: 5 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
    • Adults

      Reviews for Riverbend Guest Farm

      5 guest reviews Reviews of

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      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.

      chantal geldenhuys, South Africa
      07 April 2015

      We had a great time. Relaxed and tranquil! Thank you so much!

      Mariette Prinsloo, South Africa
      27 June 2013

      We really enjoyed our stay at Riverbend Guestfarm. Well stocked, and Michelle was a delight as she helped if we needed anything. Also nice 4x4 tracks available for the weekend adventurer.

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      Riverbend Guest Farm Map

      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

      Things to do in and around Groot Marico

      Doornkraal Mountain Route

      (2.9 km from Groot Marico)

      This trail is approximately 18 km in length on a route that is clearly marked. The 8 km mountainous part is quite difficult with lots of rock and climbing. The rest of the route runs along the old farrow or river bank circled with willow trees and...

      HC Bosman Living Museum

      (1.4 km from Groot Marico)

      The writer Herman Charles Bosman wrote more than 100 short stories about the Groot Marico and the people of the Marico. He was a schoolteacher in the district of Groot Marico in 1926 and the place left such a vivid impression on him that he later...

      Sterkstroom Hiking Trail

      (13.6 km from Groot Marico)

      This trail is located on Sterkstroom farm, halfway between Groot Marico and Swartruggens. The route is approximately 10 km in length and is an easy day's hike. There is a beautiful waterfall that can only be reached on foot. Overnight accommodation...

      Langberg Hiking Trail

      (21.9 km from Groot Marico)

      This is a two-day circular hike that comprises a 14 km stretch and an 8 km stretch respectively. The trail is rated as easy and there are overnight facilities available. The overnight facilities accommodates 20 guests.