Muldersdrift is a popular escape from fast-paced Johannesburg and Pretoria. Situated only half an hour drive away from the noise and stress of city life, Muldersdrift is a countryside oasis forming part of the Crocodile Ramble, a scenic tourist route running alongside the Crocodile River. Because of its outstanding facilities and beautiful scenery, the area is often chosen as a venue for weddings and other special occasions.
Known for its fine hotels and guesthouses, restaurants, spas and quirky arts and crafts shops, there is no shortage of things to do in the area.
If you’re looking to completely unwind and pamper yourself, visit the Chicama Country Spa. Indulge in a hydrotherapy treatment or massage, or enjoy some quiet time on the countryside patio. Also in the area is the beautiful Valverde Eco Hotel, a popular wedding venue which offers a number of relaxing treatments at its Aloe Verde Spa.
If you enjoy shopping for arts and crafts spend some time at the Ngwenya Glass Village, where you’ll be invited to watch glass-blowing demonstrations and purchase beautiful, recycled glassware. Stay on for lunch and browse the many arts and crafts shops while the kids enjoy the playground facilities on offer. Ngwenya is also home to Gilroy’s Brewery, which offers entertaining tasting sessions of its award-winning brews. Be sure to book for this in advance, especially on weekends.
Also close by is Lesedi Cultural Village, a rich cultural experience that introduces visitors to the traditions and cultures of South Africa's different ethnic groups. Guests are welcome to spend time in the village, take part in tours, watch demonstrations, enjoy a traditional African feast and there is also plenty of comfortable accommodation should you wish to spend the night.
If you’re keen to soak up the outdoors and admire some African wildlife visit the the famous Rhino and Lion Park, a 1,200 hectare reserve with more than 30 different animal species among them lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. There are three restaurants on the property as well as picnic and braai areas and it is possible to join in other activities at the park such as a tour of the Wonder Cave.
Chicama Country Spa
Tel: +27 (0)11 668 1600
Tel: +27 (0)11 796 3020; +27 (0)73 357 2897
Lesedi Cultural Village
Tel: +27 (0)12 205 1394
Ngwenya Glass Village
Tel: +27 (0)11 796 3006
Rhino and Lion Park
Tel: +27 (0) 11 957 0349