Rietfontein, Rustenburg

‘Milorho’ is the traditional Tsonga word for ‘dreams’ or ‘dreamer’. If you love the peace and tranquillity of nature and mountainous areas then you are indeed in for a treat as a nature lover, and our “place of dreams” is definitely for you.

Milorho Lodge is nestled comfortably on the northern slopes of the Magaliesburg mountains, which happens to be the second oldest mountain range in the world. Our pristine and tranquil reserve is home to a large endemic flora system, bursting with a beautiful array of bird and wildlife.

Soul food for birders, botanists, hikers and nature lovers. If you need to relax, de-stress, or find your soul again then this is the place to do it.  To ensure this, we don’t allow music nor radios that could possibly ruin this for you. Our right of admission policy controls the environment, you so need, to enjoy yourself.

We offer over 600 hectares of vast beautiful kloofs and awe-inspiring rock pools for you to experience the freedom of nature through comfortable walks or exciting trails.

Milorho Lodge has 5 stunning cottages to choose from, that received a 4 star rating from the Tourism Grading Council.

Milorho Lodge is comfortably on the northern slopes of the Magaliesburg mountains, which happens to be the oldest mountain range the second oldest mountain range in the world.  Our pristine and tranquil reserve is home to a large endemic flora system, bursting with a beautiful array of bird and wildlife.

There are iron age buildings on the farm as well as an abundance of flora and fauna.  The rock formations are out of this world.

The trail offers a wide range of terrain and ecosystems.  The goal of the trail is to offer visitors opportunities for hiking, recreation while enjoying the scenery and wildlife of our area.

The trail was developed by Gerhardt van Greuning, Senior auditor: Greenflag; Boardmember: Hiking SA and Ecotrail product developer of July 2018.

Accommodation:

Boekenhout Cottage: 

Boekenhout cottage is built from stone, and it includes a king-size bedroom, an open plan kitchen and lounge with fireplace, a private patio and braai area.

Linen and towels are changed with a free service after four consecutive nights. Servicing must be booked in advance through our office.

As many of our guests prefer complete privacy and do not want staff ‘invading’ them, servicing is offered as an optional extra.

*Free firewood is provided for inside fireplaces only.

Facilities:
  • King-size bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Breakfast nook
  • Private Patio
  • Braai area
  • Free firewood for inside fireplace only.
Witstinkhout Cottage

Witstinkhout cottage is built from stone and has a queen-size bedroom and bathroom, an open plan kitchen and lounge with a fireplace, a private patio and braai area.

Linen and towels are changed with a free service after four consecutive nights. Servicing must be booked in advance through our office.

As many of our guests prefer complete privacy and do not want staff ‘invading’ them, servicing is offered as an optional extra.

* Free firewood is provided for inside fireplaces only

Facilities:
  • Queen-size bed
  • Bathroom
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Private patio with braai
  • Free firewood for inside fireplace only.
Kiaat Cottage

Kiaat cottage is built from stone, and it includes a queen-size bedroom, an open plan kitchen and lounge, with a private patio and braai area.

Linen and towels are changed with a free service after four consecutive nights. Servicing must be booked in advance through our office.

As many of our guests prefer complete privacy and do not want staff ‘invading’ them, servicing is offered as an optional extra.

* Free firewood is provided for inside fireplaces only

Facilities:
  • Queen-size bed
  • Bathroom
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Private patio with braai
  • Free firewood for inside fireplace only.
Wild Olive Cottage:

Wild Olive (Family) cottage is a larger unit built from stone that sleeps up to six, It includes a main bedroom downstairs with a queen-size bed and separate bathroom. an open plan kitchen (which includes a breakfast nook) and lounge with fireplace, a private patio and braai area.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms each with 2 x 3/4 beds and a bathroom. Wild Olive has an inter-leading door with Red Ivory for larger groups of people.

Linen and towels are changed with a free service after four consecutive nights. Servicing must be booked in advance through our office.

*Free firewood is provided for inside fireplaces only.

Facilities:
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeping 3
  • Bath and showers
  • Breakfast nook
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Private patio with braai
  • Free firewood for inside fireplace only.
Red Ivory Cottage

Red Ivory cottage is a larger unit built from stone. It has a main bedroom downstairs with a queen-size bed and bathroom. It has an open plan kitchen and lounge with a fireplace for colder winter nights. Red Ivory has an inter-leading door with Wild Olive for bigger groups of people.

Linen and towels are changed with a free service after four consecutive nights. Servicing must be booked in advance through our office.

*Free firewood is provided for inside fireplaces only.

Facilities:
  • Queen-size bed
  • Bathroom
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Private patio with braai
  • Free firewood for inside fireplace only.

The Trails:

The Brown Trail (5km): 

The 5km trail is a treat for anyone.  The trail is easy and takes about 2 – 3 hours.  The ample beautiful rock pools and streams is sure a highlight on this trail.  The trail is suitable for beginners and kids.

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The Green Trail (13km):

The 13km is a moderate hike with one or two koppies and gorges to climb, the highest point on the trail is 1680m and rewards you with stunning views of the Magaliesburg.  The rock formations on the trail is something quite extraordinaire and be on the lookout for the rock that slightly overhangs on top of another rock, it looks like it has been perfectly placed there for your enjoyment.  Roughly 1km before you finish the trail, you are rewarded with a rock pool to cool down in and spend enough time there as you don’t have far to walk before you finish the trail.

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Pertinent Information:
  • No pets allowed
  • Braai facilities available for day hikers
  • Supply own braai wood
  • Secure parking inside Milorho Lodge
  • No fires allowed
  • No wood gathering
  • No foraging of vegetation.

Rates:

Day visitors
  • R85.00 pp – Adult
  • R40.00 pp – Child U/10
  • R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation
Boekenhout Cottage
  • R400.00 pp.pn / Sun – Mon
  • R500 pp.pn / Fri – Sat
  • R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation
Witstinkhout Cottage
  • R400.00 pp.pn / Sun – Mon
  • R500 pp.pn / Fri – Sat
  • R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation
Kiaat Cottage
  • R400.00 pp.pn / Sun – Mon
  • R500 pp.pn / Fri – Sat
  • R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation
Red Ivory & Wild Olive Cottage
  • R400.00 pp.pn / Sun – Mon
  • R500 pp.pn / Fri – Sat
  • R55.00 admin fee once off per reservation

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