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Free State, Swinburne: Riverview Country Inn


Situated in Swinburne, just off the N3 highway, approximately in the centre of a triangle between Johannesburg, Durban and Bloemfontein, at the top of the Drakensberg Highlands, surrounded by mountain peaks and rural dirt roads,  we offer tranquil surroundings with river frontage, and sheep and cattle farms all around with friendly locals and farmers constantly stopping by.

A place of peace and tranquility that nurtures the soul and revives the spirit. A place where children can be free to explore and are welcome. We have various double rooms, single rooms and family units all with ensuite amenities. Only an hours’ drive to Golden Gate/Clarens, Bergville/Royal Natal National Park, Kestell/Bethlehem, half an hour to Sterkfontein Dam.

Things to do:
– Little Church, Van Reenen
– Lions Rock Game Farm – white lion breeding project and game reserve
– Rolling hills, walking routes (Mountains, gorges), birding
– Trout and bass fishing in nearby farm dams and river fishing
– Swimming pool at main building
– Astronomy/star gazing
– Pollution free
– Dirt roads – 4×4, Mt bikes, Quad bikes

Annual events:
– Rory Lowther Mountain Challenge – a weekend of fun, games and climbing
– Annual Star-Gazing weekend – in winter (August)
– Natal “Hunting Dog” Trials (April)
– Sterkfontein Swim
– Dirty Harry Mt Bike
– Platberg Mountain Race
– Green Lantern ½ Marathon
– Rhino Motorbike Rally
– Woodstock Music Festival


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