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River River

General

  • Private nature reserve with direct access to the Joubert Spruit river
  • A five-minute drive to Elands River Falls and 15 to Emgwenya town
  • Campfires, barbecues allowed; natural water supply on site

Getting guests floating on air is the idea at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve, a relaxing site within a 257-hectare valley on the Waterval Boven-Nelspruit Road in the Waterval Boven district. This park next to the Joubert Spruit river – for roams along the banks and paddles in the water – is a serene spot for unwinding and also has its own natural supply of H20 straight from the mountaintops...

One of the main things to see in the Mpumalanga area is the 70-metre-high Elands River Falls, a national monument accessible through a tunnel a five-minute drive from Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve (so you might want to pack a torch for explores). Rock climbing’s said to be some of the best in South Africa around this area in the famed Drakensberg Mountains at the foot of the South Hills.

The region’s had more than its fair share of history too – the valley’s slopes and gorge were once home to former President Paul Kruger's commandos during his escape to exile, and Martini-Henry rifle shells and enamel mugs used by the Boer War soldiers and scouts are sometimes still dug up here.

Back on the site, campfires and barbecues are permitted, so guests can pick up produce from the supermarket and cook.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Location

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  • No 3 Riley Road, Waterval Onder, Emgwenya, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 1195
  • Timezone Africa/Johannesburg +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 25.6540°S 30.3754°E

Directions


If you’re using GPS, follow these directions after reaching Waterval Boven:

Go past Waterval Boven on the N4, through the tunnel and after 3.6 kilometres turn right at the Bergwaters Eco Lodge sign. Cross over the railway line and follow signs to Bergwaters Eco Lodge (along a 1.4-kilometre gravel path). Go past the entrance for another 50 metres and enter the Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Local attractions and activities include:

- Stone Circle Museum (with a bistro, bar and bookshop): 10 minutes’ drive

- Waterval Boven Trout Association (for information on fishing on the Elands River: 10 minutes

- Elangeni Hiking Trail: 10 minutes

- Adam's Calendar (for mountain hikes): 35 minutes

- Wathaba Hiking Trails: 35 minutes

- Bermanzi Hiking Trails: 50 minutes

- Sudwala Caves: an hour.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.
The balance is due 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance should be paid as soon as possible.

Please contact Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve to arrange payment of balance using the telephone number in your confirmation.

Hired accommodation: ZAR600.00 ($62.37) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Sites: a ZAR250.00 ($25.99) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: ZAR600.00 ($62.37) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Sites
Sites: a ZAR250.00 ($25.99) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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