The great outdoors: your family’s playground

Day visitors

If you’re in the neighbourhood but don’t want to stay over, feel free to come and visit for the day. A day visitor’s pass will allow you to swim in our pool, hike our fantastic nature trails and splash in the mountain pools. In addition, you can catch that prize fish and have a blast on our mountain bike trail.


R100 per adultEnquire Now
R35 for children under 12yrs
FREE for children under 6yrs


*Please note that additional charges will be incurred for partaking in activities other than those described above.
Arrival & Departure time for Day Visitors January, Febuary, November, December 06:30 – 18:30 | March, April, September, October 07:00 –  18:00 | May, June, July, August 07:00 –  17:00

4×4 Trails

Ribbokkloof Lodge offers exciting an exciting guided or self driven 4×4 experience (maps are available at reception) for those guests in search of a little adventure.

The Ribbokkloof 4×4 trail is graded level 2 to 4, and includes a 3km riverbed obstacle course and a 27km scenic route trough Highveld vegetation. If you’re lucky, you may spot one of our shy Mountain Reedbuck or even a family of Warthog out for a stroll! Our trail provides enough variation to provide an enjoyment for novices, and an exhilarating challenge for experienced drivers alike; and has been designed to ensure no damage to your vehicle. (Note: 4×4 low range gear ratio is essential.)

Prices (self driven):

R150 per vehicle per dayEnquire Now

For prices on guided tours, please enquire at reception.


Quad biking

Choose your terrain and have a blast with your quad bike on our mountain bike trail or 4×4 trail… or simply bundu bash your way along Ribbokkloof’s 1 100ha of off road farm road and single tracks.


R200 per bike per dayEnquire Now
*bikes not included



If you’re longing to find that perfect close-to-nature spot, then Ribbokkloof’s hiking trails are just right for you. Our trails are all Green Flag accredited, meandering beside the mountain streams and rapids in an area rich with flora and fauna.

There are 2 circular routes 8.5 km and 6.5 respectively.  Hikers can either Stay at Stinkhout chalet @ R300.00 pp per night, where the white trail starts (8.5 km) Or you can camp in own tents where the yellow trail starts (6.5 km) The two circular routes can be combined as an overnight route.  Leaving Stinkhout chalet with an overnight stop at our camping site (own tents) or sleep in our rustic overnight hiking facility at the camping site, and do the yellow trail the next day. We only provide sleeping mats (no mattresses) if you make use of our rustic overnight facility.


Mountain biking

Enquire NowRibbokkloof has 2 designated mountain bike trails: a 20km Black trail and a 10km Red trail… as well as 1 100ha of off road farm road or single tracks for the brave at heart.



Swimming has never been so wild! Our sparkling pool is set right in the midst of nature, overlooking rolling hills and untouched natural vegetation. For our guests’ comfort, there is a thatch lapa as well as picnic tables located right by the pool.

And if you really want to have some splashing fun in the sun, nothing beats swimming in our dam or paddling in the mountain stream!



Ribbokkloof’s dam is well stocked with plenty of Bass to keep fishing enthusiasts happy. Guests are welcome to fish from the bank, or bring their electric bass boats, float coops, canoes or fishing kayaks; spend some quality time on the water, and maybe even reel in that ‘dream fish’.

Guests should please note that while the dam also holds some Carp as well as Bass, it is not truly Carp fishing friendly as you cannot drive all the way round the dam..


Bird watching

Bring your binoculars and bird books, and come and lose yourself in the sounds and sights of nature. Ribbokkloof boasts over 180 species of birds, and the list is constantly growing as our guests encounter new specimens with every visit.



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