About River Place Country Estate
River Place Country Estate is a magnificent new venue that takes full advantage of the magnificent mountain vistas, river views and landscaped indigenous gardens, all combining to provide an idyllic experience. Whether it’s a romantic weekend away, a high-level business conference or product launch, a wedding or a picnic, an intimate lunch or a family celebration, we all have a vision of "wither we desire to go".
At River Place Country Estate, the impressive setting and facilities, together with our meticulous attention to detail and emphasis on stylish sophistication and timeless elegance will help you achieve your vision.
River Place offers the guest or delegate exclusive country-style accommodation: 19 luxury air-conditioned chalet-type rooms, several built from local stone in a farmhouse style (16 x deluxe double rooms and 3 x suites)
Functions and Conference Venues
al Fiume Italian Country Restaurant
A popular 200-seater restaurant on the banks of the Hennops River, with a wide deck built over the river shaded by thatch and indigenous trees. The ambience created by this setting is special. Food is classic Italian with the emphasis on freshness, quality and presentation. Al Fiume caters to all conferences held on the Estate and is also available for exclusive functions and events.
A stunning stone-clad venue, fully-equipped AV, Air-conditioned, 180 cinema / 120 classroom / 80 banqueting / bar and patio venue built from stone to blend in with the surrounding nature
A lovely riverside venue, stone-clad, fully equipped AV, Air-conditioned, 60 cinema / 40 classroom / 32 banqueting with 360º views of the river and surrounding hills.
The Waterfall Cove
A delightful series of rock pools and waterfalls in a natural ravine just a short walk from the accommodation – perfect for a mini-hike, picnic or outdoor function or launch (180-seater)
Several beautiful open-air gazebos
Suitable for an intimate party, a romantic lunch next to the river or a workshop breakaway area
Green Café and Tea Garden
A 60-seater outdoor café / venue - the ideal area for a riverside breakfast or brunch
Open-air venue for romantic star-gazing evenings. 18 hectares of varied terrain including broad expanses of lawn and indigenous gardens with stunning views and unlimited possibilities for meandering
In-room or riverside spa treatments are available on request
With 18 hectares of varied terrain including broad expanses of lawn and indigenous gardens and bush with stunning views and unlimited possibilities for teambuilding. Our teambuilding partners offer a variety of teambuilding and fun activity options - including Survivor Games, Fire Walking , Murder Mystery Evenings, Amazing Races, Pulse Ranger etc.
Attractions and Activities
Include nature walks, birding, star-gazing, in-room massages and certain spa treatments.
Activities in the immediate vicinity of the estate include the following
• Golf at Pecanwood, Gardener Ross and Dainfern Golf Estates
• Horse riding with Mnandi Horse Rides
• Trout fishing at Footloose Trout Farm
• Game viewing at the Rhino and Lion Park, Elephant Sanctuary, Crocodile Farm, Snake Park
• Cultural places of interest and Africana at the Lesedi Cultural Village, Just Africa Art Gallery, Chameleon Village, Cradle of Humankind or Sterkfontein Caves
• Family fun with Haven Quad Biking, Van Gaalens Cheese Factory, Tangarou Strawberry Farm
A place with a profound sense of peace, River Place makes one feel as if you’re far removed from the city - the venue is, however, extremely accessible and is close to the major business centers of Gauteng. The estate, consisting of 18 hectares of prime river frontage and lush bushveld, is conveniently located just 15km from Fourways, 25km from Sandton CBD, 15km from Centurion and 70km from OR Tambo International Airport. The nearby national highway allows for convenient access - tarred and paved all the way to our front door.
Our luxury 23-seater bus can shuttle you to the activity of your choice.
Wheelchair-friendly access throughout our venues.