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Optional Activities

Activities at Riverdance

If you’re not a hunter, Riverdance offers a wide variety of leisure and adventure activities. There is something for every age and every taste - for the adventurous as well as for those who wish to have a quiet time resting and relaxing.

Elephant back safaris*

Whilst these animals are trained to carry humans in safety, it is never taken for granted that they will do as told….e.g. when a male elephant is in musk, we DO NOT take out clients on safari, as an elephant’s behaviour becomes unpredictable.

Curio Shopping*

A good place to shop for curios is the local town of Vaalwater, about 30 kms from the lodge.


Within a stone’s throw from the lodge is a lovely river and dam. Clients are welcome to fish from the banks of the river....but be aware of the hippos. They are very curious animals.

Rock Art Expose’ – Bushmen paintings

About 40 minutes drive from the main lodge; anthropologists have discovered 9 Bushmen painting sites situated along a riverbed, high up and protected by sheer cliffs.

African tribal dancing

In the evenings, over dinner...... Yes, they can…dance !

A visit to the White Lions*

A lion’s roar can be heard from about 8 kilometres away, and a fly swipe with their paw will leave you maimed for life. Transport is either by 4 x4 road trip or a chartered helicopter flight.

Game drives and walking safaris*

On Riverdance, 36 species of African game endemic to this region roam the wide plains, mountains and gorges.

Bird Watching

There are 405 known bird species in the Riverdance region.

Trips to outlying areas*

Day trips to Sun City can be organised to the famous hotel and casino resort, a mere 2 hours from the lodge. Visits to Johannesburg and Pretoria are also possible. Prior arrangements, however, need to be made.

Helicopter rides*

These are dependent upon weather conditions and prior bookings.

Horse Riding game viewing Safaris*

This activity also requires prior booking.

Just relax and enjoy Africa

Or on a hot summer’s day, or even a sunny warm winter’s day, read, relax, sun tan, swim, sleep and just enjoy Riverdance.

Please note that items marked with an asterisk (*) are charged additionally.

African drummer and dancersAfrican drummersAt the poolCampfire dancers
Curio ShopEating around a camp fireFemale african dancers
FishingGame drive

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Some Nice Words

  • It has been a fantastic week for us. The Whole family has enjoyed every minute. Special Thanks to Johan and Dona and Jean!!! and the whole staff at Riverdance, they worked hard to satisfy us.. We'll be back!!! Thanks.
    Borja Torres
  • Such nice people, beautiful place, so many animals. I had five memorable days at Riverdance. Thank You.
    Antonio Trigueiros De Aragao
  • Dear Johan, Dona, Jean and the rest of the staff. Thank you very much for all. We have had a wonderful time here. We have felt like in home, thanks to you. We are going to remember you all forever, and we hope to come back soon. We are very happy to have shared so beautiful a time (our honeymoon) with you. Thanks again.
    Angela & Miguel