Rietspruit Private Lodge is just over 2,5 hours from Johannesburg and is nestled in the foothills of the Waterberg Mountains. The Waterberg mountain range is situated in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is part of the Waterberg Biosphere. The original van Heerden family farm (Visit the family gravesite) offers breathtaking views of the Waterberg and has the Rietvlyspruit running through it, with a well stocked Bass dam in the middle.
The Waterberg Biosphere is a massif of approximately 15,000 square kilometres in north Limpopo of South Africa. The Waterberg is the first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The extensive rock formation was shaped by hundreds of millions of years of riverine erosion to yield diverse bluff and buttelandforms. The ecosystem can be characterised as a dry deciduous forest or Bushveld. Within the Waterberg there are archaeological finds dating back to the Stone Age, and nearby are early evolutionary finds related to the origin of humans. of the more pristine, scenic and wildlife rich areas in South Africa.
The farm is run and managed by Professional Hunter Wiehan Buchhols. Wiehan hosts and runs hunting safaris using either Bow or Rifle Hunts on the Rietspruit premises or on one of the numerous concessions on the surrounding farms. The Lodge offers a variety of accommodation (Covered in detail on the Accommodation page) the main complex comprises a beautiful lush garden, swimming pool, separate guest TV lounge, thatched lapa with bush bar, dining area, DSTV and braai facilities.
At the end of a long day of hunting, swimming, cycling, fishing or just lazing about there is nothing more relaxing than sitting around the campfire staring into the flames and sipping on your favourite drink as you watch the flames in their rhythmic dance.