About Content Lodge
Content is a large, stone house situate on a nature lover’s delight, 50 hectares of mixed bushveld, with a large variety of indigenous trees, a selection of game, birds and flora. The house, which sleeps eight persons in four double bedrooms, is let as a single-group unit, giving you exclusive use of the farm. It is a self-catering facility, with a fully-equipped country kitchen, open plan living area, a large stoep for outdoor entertaining, a lovely bushveld braai and pool surrounded by a decked lapa.
The farm forms part of a larger game area, in which you can walk or bike among giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, red-hartebeest, gemsbok, kudu, eland and waterbuck.
The lodge is ideal for special, intimate get-togethers with family or friends, as a place to calm and to recharge your batteries or as a base from which to explore the magical Magalies area.
The house has four large bedrooms, each having two single beds. A cot is provided. One bedroom is en-suite; the other bedrooms are served by several bathrooms. Two bedrooms are upstairs, as is the loft-room with the second TV.
The country kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you may need to prepare your special meals. The kitchen has a gas-stove, microwave, two fridges, dishwasher and tumble dryer.
The lodge has a large stoep where you can laze away your days, watching the abundance of garden birds and soaking in the beauty of the garden. Summer evenings will be spent around the fire at the bush-braai, enthralled by the many bushveld sounds: the black-backed jackals greeting each other at dusk; the night jars plaintively calling each other or a crested francolin giving the call which is so much part of the bushveld.
Winter evenings will be spent before the cosy gas fireplace, perhaps sipping sherry.
The garden is a paradise with several little nooks where you can sit amongst the birds and flowers reading or dreaming, far removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life, being entertained by the cacophonic chorus of the arrow-marked babblers. Or where you can marvel at the antics of the terribly territorial pintailed-whydah exercising his rights by dive-bombing every intruder, large or small. Or you can lounge away your days on the deck surrounding the plunge pool.
The property is part of a larger area which has been game-fenced. You will be rewarded with sightings of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, redhartebeest, gemsbok, kudu, water buck, eland and warthog. There is a game-viewing deck overlooking much of the surrounding areas where you can sit for hours, spotting the game moving down below you.
Activities and Attractions
Content is well-situated as a base for many activities in the magical Magaliesberg area.
Plumari Game Ranch
Guests at Content Lodge can get to see the Big Five at the Plumari Africa Private Game Reserve which is about five kilometres from our property. Spectacular game drives are available in open land cruisers where you can observe a wide variety of game.
Plumari also offer their unique elephant experience where guests can interact with their two elephants. This is an unforgettable experience.
Hot Air Ballooning
Several companies offer sunrise hot air balloon flights over the scenic countryside.
There are several fly-fishing spots in the vicinity, both in well-stocked dams as well as in the Magalies River. Clinics are also offered.
Several horse trails are offered in the vicinity. One of our neighbours offers horse riding in the game camp. Something you will not easily forget!
There is lots of challenging tracks on the property for mountain bikers and there are also many dirt roads in the area which are very popular with mountain bikers.
The Magaliesberg must be one of the most popular hiking areas in the country.
Magaliesburg Canopy Tour
The Canopy Tour is becoming one of the major attractions in the area.
There are many top-class restaurants in the area:
• Mount Grace Country Hotel
• De Hoek Country Hotel
• Valley Lodge Hotel
• Magalies Manor
A breakfast or lunch at Askari Lodge situate on the Plumari Africa Game Ranch watching the elephants frolicking in the water is a delightful experience.
Maropeng and the Cradle of Humankind
Content borders on the Cradle of Humankind and is about 15km from Maropeng, the official information centre for the Cradle of Humankind. A visit to this centre is essential. There is also a lovely restaurant and an hotel at the centre and star-gazing evenings are presented on a regular basis.