In the 'hood, Rustenburg as a destination

Two of the world’s largest platinum mines lie just outside Rustenburg, earning it the nickname ‘Platinum City’, which is hardly a fair description of the city that started out as little more than a church and farming community centre, named as a ‘place of rest’ that still manages to retain its small town atmosphere. Rustenburg is one of the oldest towns in this part of the world. It lies ... cont.

Portion 34 Wagenpadspruit Farm, JQ 54, R24, North West Province, South Africa

Directions to Thirsty Falls Nature Retreat

Travel to the town of Magaliesburg along Hendrik Potgieter on the West side of Johannesburg to a large 4 way intersection at Pinehaven (Sasol garage on the far left)

Cross over and continue along this road N14, until you reach a T junction
*If travelling from Pretoria on the N14, you will take a right turn onto this road, still the N14, until the Tjunction*.

Turn right on the R563 (passing a Zenex garage on the left) and follow the road to Hekpoort, until a sign Magaliesburg (Bekker schools) where you turn left. Travel along this road until you reach another T Junction. Turn right here onto the R24 Magaliesburg / Rustenburg road. Lovers Rock will be on your right. Measure approx 20km from this point to our turnoff.

The first turn off to the left is to Vlakfontein. Do not turn here, but proceed another 4km from here, still on the Rustenburg road R24, to reach the Thirsty Falls sign about 300 m before the actual turn off to the right, where the signs Thirsty Falls Organic Farm & RM 34 -37 and Dorsland are visible.

NB! (As this is a very busy road, rather pull off to the left here and wait until traffic from both sides is clear, then turn onto the farm road -small entrance).

Proceed for another 3 km following the signs, past Dorsland farm and then up the hill to our farm house.

Please hoot at the gate for attention! Have a safe drive and adhere to all the speed limits.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (25 km)
  • Grocery Store (25 km)
  • Post Office (25 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (25 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (35 km)
  • Car Hire (35 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (35 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (35 km)
  • Internet Café (35 km)
  • Laundromat (35 km)
  • Shopping Mall (35 km)
  • Train Station (35 km)
  • Airport (135 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Caving
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Driving range
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Swimming

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