Cruises & Activities


Cable way

A great way to spend a few hours, the views from the top are out of this world. Make it even more special and go up at sunset and enjoy sundowners at this magic time.

Boat Cruise

We offer Daily Boat Cruises to our guests from 13h00-15h00 or 16h00-18h00,  feel free to enjoy the public swimming, braai, fishing and picnic facilities.

Lesedi Cultural Village

In close vicinity, the Lesedi multi-cutural Village offers fascinating tours and talks regarding the many cultures and traditions of the African people. Learn more about their customs and lifestyle when you visit traditional homesteads.

Bill Harrop Balloon Safaris

Join Bill Harrop for this unique and elegant adventure in space and time. Your pilot navigates your silent journey over the tree tops while you sip champagne and enjoy the panoramic views of the Magalies River Valley. Bookings are essential and we are happy to assist.

Elephant Sanctuary

Just five minutes away from La Dolce Vita, the Elephant Sanctuary nestles in pristine bushveld, home to five African elephants: Maroela, Mosadi, Khumba, Jabu and Thandi. Highly-intelligent and delightful in character, daily programmes offer the visitor a chance to interact with each of their personalities, through the activities of walking, feeding and riding them. Bookings are essential, please enquire with us.

Glen Africa

A true ‘Out of Africa’ experience awaits you at this game park, once a movie set for a famous international production. Enjoy the thrill of a daily game drive on an open safari vehicle with professional rangers to view any of the 32 species of African wildlife, including lion, cheetah, hippo, elephant and buffalo, as well as over 100 bird species and a vulture restaurant feeding 120 birds. Bookings required in advance.

Golf at the Dam

Golf lovers are spoilt for choice with the world-class Pecanwood (18 holes), Magalies (18 holes) and Sandy Lane (9 holes) courses in close proximity, with another two courses on their way.

DeWildt Cheetah & Wildlife Centre

Enjoy unique wildlife encounters from open vehicles to see cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, antelope, suni, nyala, blue duiker, various vulture and indigenous owls up close and personal. Bookings are essential.

Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij

Experience the fascinating process of cheese-making, according to Old Dutch traditions and recipes. It also offers the perfect country setting for Sunday lunch or a romantic picnic by the river.

Art Galleries

An artist’s haven has developed in the Hartbeespoort area, with so many galleries you will be kept busy for more than a day. Local markets also offer a wide variety of African arts and crafts.


Catch that big one – or at least have the opportunity to boast about it. Early morning bass fishing or laid back Barbell and Carp fishing takes place right off the La Dolce Vita waterfront. There is also trout fishing in the surrounding areas.

Kosmos Nature Trail

Let us pack you a picnic bag and enjoy a stroll along the foreshore, returning along one of the many quaint lanes that make Kosmos such a special village. On your way be sure to stop by the Chris Taljard gallery for a look at some of SA’s Top art work and a cherry.

Magaliesburg Canopy Tours

25 mins from the guest house and you are in the lush mountain forest zipping from three to three. A special activity for couples or groups.

On your way home…

Why not return home via the Cradle of Humankind, including Moropeng, the Sterkfontein Caves and The Rhino and Lion Park. Don’t miss out on a chance to experience a Sunday lunch at the magical Goblins Cove. For those looking for more adventure, Sun City and the Pilanesburg are only an hour’s drive away.