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The farm 24 Riviere, Private Game Farm
Vaalwater South Africa

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Only a 2,5 hours drive from JSB Int. Airport (O.R. Tambo), you will find 24Riviere Private Game Farm, in the Limpopo Province, close to the little town of Vaalwater(Mabatlane). The farm is located on top of a mountain in the malaria free Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. Staying in one of the different types of accommodation you will experience nature at it's best. And although your stay will be in the bush or the mountains, luxury and comfort are there, accompanied by excellent food. The atmosphere and beauty of this last undiscovered piece of South Africa, the silence of nature and at the same time the sounds of it, gives you the well deserved rest that you are looking for. Enjoy the typical African Bush or open Savannah with its beautiful views and spectacular sunsets that you see during a game drive or from your private lodge.

And then, when far away in the valley, the town of Vaalwater shows its lights and the day starts to rest, the game travels by your lodge on their way to the waterholes. You're part of nature.
    On site Services
  • On 24Riviere Private Game Farm we offer several services to our guests.
  • We arrange sleepover for late international arrivals with transfer from and to JSB Int. Airport. (O.R. Tambo)
  • Internet access is available in the office.
  • Drinks and refreshments are being served at the main-house lapa but on request on your private lodge/sundeck.
  • Children are welcome. Under the age of 12 year we can offer you special rates.
  • When you want to go out, the 24 Riviere team can Baby-sit the little-ones.
  • Daily laundry service is included. Just drop your laundry in the basket and it will be clean in your lodge the next morning.
  • Breakfast, lunch and diners are served in a friendly family atmosphere under the main house lapa.


The24Riviere Private Game Farm Mountain Lodges (only 3) are build in the mountains, out of the mountains. With rocks and thatch roofs these Rondavel designed lodges have cool day temperature and nice warmth at night.

The spacious lodges are finished and furnished in style to provide you with comfort and luxury.

Two bedrooms en suite with King-size bed are at your convenience in this quality accommodation. One with a classic bath and one with quality design rain shower.

Each bedroom has a small combination safe build in.

A living area is furnished with comfortable sofa and easy chairs to relax. The remote controlled fan gives some extra cooling on the very hot days. A small kitchen unit is there to make coffee or tea, but also the mini-bar is situated here.

All 3 the accommodation sizes over 105 sqm. with a wooden deck of 55 sqm. and has two en-suite bathrooms. One with bath and one with shower.

Your private sundeck has a build-in (heated) Jacuzzi.

From both bedrooms and living you have access to a large fully furnished sundeck with build in Whirlpool. This sundeck gives you also the opportunity to look some Bush-TV with channels as the beautiful views and magnificent sunsets. Complete it with a sundowner, which we will be most happy to serve on your private sundeck.

Things To Do

The Waterberg area is not totaly to be visit in one day. There are several worthwhile excursions or trips to plan to various places.

Let us assist you with planning your trips.

We can think off the Rhino Museum of Clive Walker where you can feed the Rhino. Also the Waterberg Museum is situated there.

Very interesting is to take a game drive to a White Lion Breeding Project.

Game drives on the farm are included but why not take a big-5 tour in the Waterberg area. It's possible by game-viewer but also on horseback.

Go on a beautifull hiking trip on 24 Riviere and be in the bush as close as you can get. Also in the area magnifient trails for one or even more days are available.

Rent a quad-bike and just discover 24Riviere in the open.

A horseback safari at close range is one we recommend.

Visit the local market in Vaalwater with nice curious shops and while you're there, have refreshments on a terrace.

Feel like having a tour in the area or even further? Let us know so we can get you all the information you need.

Visiting a cultural village is not only educational but also great fun.

For those who want to have a treat in one of the beautyshops in town we recommend to make an appoinment.

Several nice bars and restaurant are to be found at close range.

Some say the elephant ride is a must. Vaalwater gives you the opportunity.

Do you play golf? At only a 45min. drive you'll find the brandnew golfcourse of Modimolle.

Diamond Tour in which you will have it all!

Day 1:Arrival at Johannesburg International Airport.Transfer from Johannesburg International Airport to African Lodge with welcome drink and 4 star accommodation. Dinner at African Lodge

Day 2:Breakfast at African Lodge.Transfer to 24Riviere Private Game Farm.Welcome drink and lunch on 24Riviere Private Game Farm Game drive 24Riviere. Your dinner will be served in the Main House Lapa.

Day 3:Luxury stay at 24Riviere Private Game Farm with fully catered services. Breakfast with daily fresh home baked bread, muffins, scones etc. Your lunch can be served in the Main House Lapa or made as a picnic basket. Presentation of the Girl's Best Friend Collection which we will fly in, especially for you! In the most private atmosphere, you can see, touch and feel a magnificent collection of diamonds and jewellery. You can decide if, and so, which diamonds you would like and let it made into your special dream piece. And all this will cost you less 50% of the regular retail prices.All jewellery comes with a valuation and diamond certificate, ensuring quality to the last. (No obligation to buy!) We end the day with a Game drive with sundowners and a good diner served with a nice bottle of wine. Enjoy the evening around the fire or in your private whirlpool at your Lodge.

Day 4:Breakfast and Luxury stay at 24Riviere. This morning nothing is planned to arrange it to your personal interests.In the afternoon we take you on a Big-5 Game-drive in one the Reserves in the area with high-tea and sundowner. Late dinner at 24Riviere Private Game farm.

Day 5:Luxury stay with game drives on 24Riviere Private Game Farm and surrounding Game Farms. Horseback adventure on 3000Ha. wilderness. Dinner and drinks will be served under stars in the Boma.

Day 6:Breakfast at 24Riviere and in the morning delivery of your special jewellery.(If applicable) In the afternoon transfer from 24Riviere Private Game Farm to African Lodge with dinner and 4 star accommodation. Evening visit and dinner at the Monte Casino.

Day 7:Breakfast at African Lodge and day tour to The Cullinan Diamond mine where, on 25th January 1902, Thomas Cullinan discovered the immense diamond pipe in the area now known as Cullinan. The premier mine was established to work this pipe and ever since it has proved to be an inexhaustible source of diamonds. Enjoy the surface tour of the mine where in 1905 the largest diamond ever found in the world, the famous Cullinan diamond was discovered. The stone had a mass of 3,106 carats which was fragmented into the 530 carat Star of Africa, the 317 carat Lesser Star of Africa, seven other gems and 96 lesser gems, all of which form part of the British Crown Jewels. Lunch. Departure with transfer to Johannesburg International Airport.For late departure flights a shopping tour to Sandton City shopping mall can be included.

The farm 24 Riviere
P.O. Box 1178
0530 Vaalwater
Telephone :+27 (0)14 755 4521
Cellphone Henk :+27 (0)76 140 7282
Cellphone Maryėtta :+27 (0)76 267 2521
We speak English.
We spreken Nederlands.
Wir sprechen Deutsch.
Ons leer Afrikaans.
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