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Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

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Overview of Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

3.0 star property
Family-friendly lodge in Emgwenya with free water park and outdoor pool

10,0/10 Exceptional

1 verified guest review

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Bar
  • Spa
Portion 3 of Farm Kaalbooi 368 JT, Emgwenya, Mpumalanga, 1195

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 90 min drive


  • Tickled Trout - 5 min drive
  • Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge - 16 min drive

About this property

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

Bring the family when you stay at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve in Emgwenya and have fun at the free water park. Guests indulge in deep-tissue massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a children's pool are other features.


Afrikaans, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas (20 minutes per day; 1-device limit)


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free water park
  • Bicycle parking
  • Spa services


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and sports massages.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Cleaning fee: ZAR 100 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 69–99 for adults, and ZAR 49–89 for children
  • Firewood is available for an extra charge of ZAR 120
  • Housekeeping is available for an additional fee


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 50.00 per pet, per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts cash.

Also known as

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve Waterval Boven
Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve Cottage Waterval Boven
Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve Cottage
Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve Lodge
Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve Emgwenya
Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve Lodge Emgwenya

Frequently asked questions

Does Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of ZAR 50.00 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge (7.1 mi).
Does Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a yard.
What's the area around Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve like?
Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve is located a short 1-minute walk from Kruger House Museum.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

A treat for the nature lover
The reserve is a nature lover's oasis. We were there in December, the biome is teeming with life. We spotted duiker, boomslang, baboons, mongoose and lots of colourful birds, butterflies, dragon flies and much more. The hike up the valley is beautiful. Highly recommended if you want a peaceful back to nature retreat.
Pablo, 7-night trip
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