Komati Gorge Lodge, Machadodorp
Price: From R695 per person sharing
Travel time from Joburg city centre: 3 hours
Located on the banks of the Komati river, the Komati Gorge Lodge is the perfect getaway for combining active days with lazy evenings. Explore the Komati Gorge on horseback, mountain bike, foot, or guided quad-bike tour. There are good spots for rock-climbing, but climbers need to take their own gear. Fishing kit, mountain bikes and tubes for floating down the river can all be hired, so you don’t need to worry about bike racks, or tying down rods. The lodge is also pet-friendly, you just need to call ahead to arrange. Spend the evening in the bar, or the hammock on your private balcony.