Spoil yourself with a break at Rufaro Luxury Lodge

Rufaro Luxury Guest Lodge

Located in the Aloe Ridge West area of Burgersfort, Rufaro Luxury Lodge is 17O kms from the Kruger National Park and 35Okms from Johannesburg. 

This beautiful part of South Africa is characterised by rolling hills and valleys of unspoilt country side.

Rufaro Luxury Lodge offers warm and friendly hospitality and luxury accommodation in peaceful surroundings.

Their restaurant is open all day.  Breakfast is buffet style and lunch and dinner are buffet or a la carte with the option of room service on request.

There is a children’s play area with a jungle gym and a splash pool, as well as a jacuzzi.

The quintessential African boma is always a great place to sit around a fire and enjoy the scents and sounds of Africa.

The Lodge has a large banqueting hall which is suitable for weddings, conferences, business meetings or parties.

Rufaro Lodge has many exciting specials which they offer on a regular basis, so watch out for those.  These include specials from their Spa, Sunday night accommodation and the fun Mogudo Mondays, which turn Mondays into a celebratory feast.

The property is secured by an electric fence and CCTV both outside the property and in the common areas. The property also has a generator to aid any load shedding concerns.

Accommodation at Rufaro Luxury Lodge

The name Rufaro means ‘happiness’ in the Shona language and each room is appropriately named and has a garden or pool view.

Accommodation consists of 3 Executive Rooms, 11 Luxury Rooms and 15 Standard Room.  Each room is air conditioned, non-smoking and sleeps two.

All rooms are ensuite with king size beds, satellite TV, with U-tube and Netflix, a seating area, tea/coffee facilities, a bar fridge, a safe, hair dryer and Wi-Fi.

Contact Details

For more information or to make a reservation, call 081 799 6488 or email reception@rufaroluxurylodge.co.zaRufaro Luxury Lodge is located in the Aloe Ridge West area of Burgersfort. Follow them on Facebook HEREand on InstagramHERE.


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