Rest & relax in Tonteldoos Valley at Riverman Cabin

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Riverman Cabin, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and leave your cares behind when you visit the Riverman Cabin in Dullstroom. Nestled in the Tonteldoos Valley, you can enjoy a luxury self-catering stay while being totally surrounded by the tranquillity of nature.

This accommodation allows you to enjoy relaxing picnics in the veld, spot some donkeys grazing in the fields and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of crickets and frogs. The cabins are located about 30km away from Dullstroom and a 3-hour drive from the city of Johannesburg.

Families or a group of friends looking to get away from it all will love what the cabins at Riverman Cabin have to offer. With so much space to run around and spacious and comfortable rooms, you will be totally at peace during your stay.

Accommodation at Riverman Cabin

There are seven private cabins to choose from at Riverman Cabin, each one is a set distance apart to allow you to enjoy total peace and privacy during your stay. Three of the cabins are made from stone, another three are made from wood and the last one is constructed from bricks.

Cabins to choose from include the Golden Cabin, Brown Cabin, Rainbow Cabin, Dragonfly Cabin, Pheasant Tail Cabin, Wiggly Stone Cabin and the Fly Inn Cabin. Each cabin is fully-equipped to handle self-catering stays for extended periods of time.

As the name implies the Golden Cabin is the luxury cabin that sleeps two people. The cabin has an en-suite bathroom, fully-equipped kitchenette, an outdoor braai and patio.

The Brown Cabin can accommodate up to four people and comes with a Queen-sized bed, two single beds, two bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, lounge area, fireplace and a private patio.

For large groups, you can stay in the Rainbow Cabin which comes with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious kitchen, braai area, indoor fireplace, and a landing that offers views of the beautiful dam.

For those looking to enjoy a romantic atmosphere, you can stay in the Dragonfly Cabin. This cabin is situated right near the dams and comes with a double bed, en-suite bathroom with a shower, fully-equipped kitchen, private patio and portable braai.

The Pheasant Tail Cabin is decorated in a true country style and comes with a double bed, fireplace, private patio, fully-equipped kitchen and portable braai.

In the Wiggly Stone Cabin, you will from two bedrooms, a separate bathroom with a shower, living room, fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, private patio and portable braai.

Quirky and vibrant, the Fly Inn Cabin is a two-sleeper cabin that comes with an additional sleeper couch. It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, small stoep and a braai.

Facilities at Riverman Cabin

There is so much to see and explore in the surrounding area. The local trout dams are a fisherman’s dream and the abundant birdlife will tickle the fancy of any bird lover. There are luscious trees and streams in the area that add to the beauty of the farm.

Riverman Cabin packs a variety of picnic packs that you can buy, allowing you to enjoy the full country experience while eating a delicious meal.

Should you wish to enjoy a traditional South African braai with a large group you can head on down to the Die Koekepan boma. It comes with its own private bathrooms and a kitchen equipped with microwave, gas stove, fridge, cutlery and crockery and portable Bluetooth speaker.

What do people say about Riverman Cabin

“We really enjoyed our weekend trip out to Tonteldoos at the riverman cabin. You just know when you have arrived there, the air is fresh its quiet with only the wind trees and birds making that lovely outdoor music to your ears. That fresh air out there is just priceless .the cabins where cosy and snug, we just loved it with our little porch with a big panoramic view of the wilderness. The STEAKS at the restaurant are a must-have and the frozen jägermeister shots at the bar, definitely going back there again.” – Basil TripAdvisor.

“Made a booking online for a weekend getaway and after finally getting to the venue after a pretty long and hard dust road from Dullstroom, was very happy with the spot. Peace and tranquillity in comfortable rooms with heaps of firewood for frosting evenings. Will be back!” – Gareth TripAdvisor.

“Friendly service with awesome food, drink and a driving range to boot… We were at the woolly bugger farm across the road and almost completely missed this gem of a stop across the dusty dirt road. If you are willing to drive a dirt road from Dullstroom or in the area and have no haste to go back to the old and boring this is the place to visit with friends and family alike.” –Jethran TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Riverman Cabin:

  1. You can enjoy total privacy and tranquillity.
  2. The cabins are spacious, private and uniquely decorated.
  3. The owners are friendly and helpful.
  4. You can enjoy a number of fun activities on the property.
  5. Packed picnic baskets can be provided for you.

To find out more about Riverman Cabin, give them a call on 013 285 0155 or email Visit their website at

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