Guest Info

Checking in and accommodation:

  • On arrival a registration form will be filled in and the balance of the payment collected before the room keys will be handed over.
  • All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, and TV sets.
  • The room rate is inclusive of breakfast. Breakfast will therefore not be refundable if missed.
  • We have credit card facilities available for Master, Visa and American Express and Diners cards.
  • Rooms can be occupied from 14h00 on the date of arrival.
  • Rooms must please be vacated by 10h00 on the day of departure.
  • On early departure, i.e. before 07:00 please make prior arrangement or check out the night before. For your convenience a breakfast package can be arranged the day before.
  • Please ensure that room keys and remote controls are handed back at reception before departure.

Smoking

  • No smoking will be allowed in the rooms or inside the lodge, but smokers can enjoy a smoke in the garden, braai area or on the veranda. Rooms that are smoked in will be cleaned for the guests account.

Meals

  • All meals are served in the dining area or on the veranda
  • Breakfast is served from 07:00 to 12:00 during the week and between 08:00 and 12:00 on weekends and public holidays.
  • Lunch is served between 12:00 and 16:00
  • Dinners are available from 16:00 to 21:00
  • Lunch or evening braai’s can be arranged at the braai area
  • On Sundays restaurant closes at 15:30
  • On Mondays restaurant closes at 20:30
  • Tuesday to Saturday trading hours - 07:00 to 21:30

General Information

  • Cars are parked at their owner’s risk. Please park in such a way that other cars can be accommodated.
  • Guests attend Rietondale Lodge and Conference Centre at their own risk. The owners and/or it's employees, shall not be liable for any claims of whatever nature including but not limited to that of theft, injury, loss or damage, whether arising from the proprietors default, negligence or otherwise.

Transport

Collection to and from Johannesburg International Airport by arrangement. Transport can also be arranged to destinations in and around Pretoria as well as to medical centres.

Places of Interest

Take time off to see Pretoria which, in season, is a riot of Jacaranda blooms. As a cultural city it boasts the largest number of museums country wide. Place yourself and your family in safe hands and use one of our accredited tour operators to take you to all that can be seen or done.

As the capital of South Africa, the Government is seated in the Union Buildings, an impressive sandstone building. The historic Voortrekker Monument with it's fine tapestry and marble frieze depicting the story of the Great Trek, and the Museum with its many items from a bygone era, is a favourite amongst tourists from all over the world.

In the heart of town lies Church Square, with the statue of President Paul Kruger and other historical buildings. The modest home of Paul Kruger, with the old railway coach he used while in the Eastern Transvaal, is nearby. The Police Museum with some rather grisly exhibits, The Transvaal Museum with its bird collection and whale skeleton, as well as the magnificent Melrose House which was built in 1886 housing many items of rare Victoriana, are not to be missed. The Pretoria Zoo, a sanctuary for birds and animals, covers an area of 80ha and hosts 118 mammal-, 181 bird-, reptile- and amphibian species.

Tours can be arranged to all the above, as well as to Soweto, Gold Reef City, Erikson Diamond Centre and Madiba Museum, the Cradle of Mankind including the Sterkfontein Caves, the Lion and Rhino Park and many more.

Tourist Attractions

Making Rietondale Lodge and Conference Centre your base, we assure you of a hassle free all-found visit to our fascinating country and the rest of beautiful Southern Africa.

Within an hour's drive from Pretoria we provide tours to:

Hartbeespoort Dam: offering the visitor an abundance of exhilarating experiences.

Cullinan Mine: where the biggest diamond in South Africa was mined, forming part of the British Crown Jewels.

Gold Reef City: taking you back to a bygone mining era where you will see, amongst others, a gold bar being cast.

Soweto: a must for all foreign tourists wanting to learn about traditional African culture.

Sun City and The Palace of the Lost City: an architectural masterpiece where you can give Lady Luck a chance.

Pilanesberg National Park: for excellent game viewing where you can see the "Big Five".

Cradle of Mankind:an archeological wonder.

Tours further afield:

  • The Kruger National Park
  • The scenic beauty of Mpumalanga and the Northern Province
  • The warm seas of the Indian Ocean resorts of Kwa-zulu Natal.
  • The stunning beauty of the Cape including the historical Robben Island and Wine Land tours.
  • The mountainous Golden Gate area of the Free State
  • The largest man-made open mine of Kimberley.
  • Various hiking trails.

Tours across the border into Southern Africa:

  • 4x4 excursions to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and other neighbouring countries.
  • Hunting safaris and Game Lodges
  • Bungy Jumping at Victoria Falls
  • White Water Rafting on the Zambezi River.
  • Tiger Fishing on Lake Kariba

More information concerning numerous other exciting tour opportunities available from your hosts at Rietondale Lodge.