Our History

Bamboo River Lodge : Reconnect, Revitalize, Rejoice

Situated on the bank of the Crocodile River, The Bamboo River Lodge and Guest House offers comfortable and peaceful accommodation on the outskirts of the town of Brits in the North West.

Very well-located, the Bamboo River Lodge is a mere 20km scenic drive away from the renowned Hartebeespoort Dam, which offers a host of attractions. In addition, it is conveniently located only 40km away from city of Pretoria and 63 km away from the magnificent Magaliesberg area. The Lanseria airport is 70 km from the Bamboo River Lodge.

Bamboo River Lodge is set in scenic surroundings and embraces a back-to-nature lifestyle and is proud to be classified as a quiet resort, providing guests with an opportunity to escape from the technological world and to embrace and reconnect with nature.

Whilst we understand that it isn’t possible to totally disconnect these days and free wifi is provided, Bamboo River Lodge is proudly television-free and all outside distractions are kept to a minimum.

The natural unspoilt surroundings are enhanced by relics of the past, recreating an olde world charm, complete with an authentic toot of the train passing by, reminiscent of wholesome days long gone.

With the Crocodile River meandering through the resort, and its own dam as well, Bamboo River Lodge is a fisherman’s paradise.

The hiking trails are a bird-lover`s dream and is home to many exotic species. The well-marked trails are suitable for anyone, and the more adventurous are welcome to explore further afield.

At the same time, the Bamboo River Lodge offers the convenience of being close to the town, which means that all the necessities and amenities of city life, including a wide variety of food outlets and lovely malls are all within arm’s reach.


An impressive array of amenities are available at the Bamboo River Lodge- all providing more opportunities to interact with nature and to pamper both the body and soul.

A child-friendly environment, it offers the opportunity for children to enjoy wholesome interaction with the animals or to spend happy hours in the well-equipped park areas.

The Bamboo River Lodge also boasts a large swimming pool, and braai facilities.

Outdoor activities:

Explore your surroundings and embrace the outdoors with a variety of activities such as:


Our clearly marked hiking trails cater for the novice and the more adventurous and provide an amazing opportunity to be at one with nature and are a bird-lovers paradise. Pick up a list from our reception area and see what you can spot.

Bird Watching:

Pick a spot and relax, or take a hike or even just sit out on your balcony


The fishing is awesome…find a private spot on the bank of the river, perched on a rock, secluded amongst the reeds, with only the gentle swish of the water and the pull of your rod to interrupt your musings…or be more social and cast into the dam, which also teems with a variety of catch.

Horse-riding: (Coming Soon)

Canoeing: (Coming Soon)

Mountain-bike trails:

Paintball: (Coming Soon)

Putt-Putt: (Coming Soon)

Other: (Coming Soon)
  • Learn a new skill by signing up for our Introduction to Archery Class.
  • Empower yourself with our Beginner Self-defense strategies course
  • Broaden your communication skills with our Language capsule classes
Games Room: (Coming Soon)

The Games Room is specially designed with every guest in mind and incorporates a special Kiddies’ Corner – so that all ages can have fun!

The Games Room offers guests an array of options:

  • Table tennis
  • Snooker
  • Darts
  • Board Games.

The Kiddies’ Corner is an exciting haven – kids can choose to read at the library, or to play in the play area, with stimulating options such as lego and other games.

Gym: (Coming Soon)

For the die-hard fitness fans or for those hoping to kick-start a new fitness regime, keep yourself energized and fit in our well-equipped facility.

The gym boasts beautiful scenic views and is equipped with the necessary equipment to keep yourself fit and energized during your stay. The gym is open 24/7 to accommodate for late-night or early-morning workouts, and is equipped with bicycles, treadmills, and weights.

Spa: (Coming Soon)

Pamper yourself at Bamboo River Lodge’s in-house spa!

We offer a variety of treatments including:

Full body massages, Aromatherapy treatments, Reflexology sessions, Therapeutic baths with Herbal Oils, Manicures and Pedicures.

We also provide laser treatments (as per appointment).

Call the spa directly for bookings and more information.

Prayer Facilities:

Designated Salah facilities for ladies and men are available on the premises.

Guests will also find a variety of Islamic literature available – to enhance your soul!

Nearby Attractions:

The Bamboo River Lodge is ideally located within a reasonable distance from all the following attractions:

  • The renowned Hartebeespoort Dam, which offers a host of attractions, is a mere 20 km scenic drive from the lodge.
  • Bamboo River Lodge is also conveniently located – 40km away from Pretoria and 63 km away from the Magaliesberg.
  • The Lanseria airport is 70 km from Bamboo River Lodge.
  • The following places are situated approximately within a 20km radius of the Bamboo River Lodge:

– The Crocodile Farm

– The Elephant Sanctuary

– The Lion Park

– The Snake Park

– Sky Diving

– canopy trails

– and much more: pick up brochures from our reception area and speak to Cathy for personalized input and advice.

Transportation services:

Bamboo River Lodge offers an airport shuttle service.

Additional transport services can be arranged – for both one-time rides, as well as long-term arrangements, specifically for contractors, technicians, nurses and teachers.

Whilst we endeavor to accommodate spur of the moment requests as speedily and efficiently as possible, prior bookings are necessary.


Bamboo River Lodge offers both self-catering units, and Bed & Breakfast bookings.

All units provide free WiFi access and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. Self-catering units include a fully-equipped kitchen.

Additional information:

  • Hotel bookings include breakfast
  • Up to two kids under 6 stay free- no additional linen provided


1 person: R399

2 persons-sharing: R499

2 rooms:

3 persons-sharing: R599

4 persons-sharing: R699


2 rooms 4 sleeper: R699

3 room 6 sleeper: R699


Bamboo River Lodge’s authentic South African Continental breakfast is an all-time favorite!

Our buffet breakfast includes: Eggs – made according to your preference, sausages, polony, baked beans, platters of the freshest fruit of the season, a variety of cereals, tea, coffee and delicious breads.

Enjoy breakfast inside our 100-seater restaurant, or out on the Terrace – overlooking the Canal.

We endeavor to be always accommodating and as such are willing to do our utmost best to personalize your meals to your taste buds and cater for any dietary requirements.

We prepare lunch and supper on order, and offer 24/7 room service, including fast-food delivery from a local takeout.


Speak to us to tailor-make your function – to suit your preferences and pockets!

We cater for:
Family Getaways:

Bamboo River Lodge is the perfect family resort – we offer various activities, to suit each family member’s needs.

Travelers, Businessmen, Contractors:

Our Bed & Breakfast is suitable for travelers and businessmen – the perfect place to wind down after a long day of work. We offer special discounts, and short-term and long-term packages for contractors. Our packages include but are not limited to: meals, packed lunches and laundry / dry-cleaning services.

Team-building and Camping:

Bamboo River Lodge is the perfect venue for team-building workshops and events. We tailor-make the package to suit your needs. Activities we offer in these packages include: camping, hiking, archery, swimming, canoeing, horse-riding, paintball and customized obstacle-courses.


Bamboo River Lodge is the perfect venue for weddings or other functions. You can choose to hold your function in our spectacular hall, or outside in our breathtaking gardens.

We also cater for purdah-friendly functions – with separate seating for males and females.

Our wedding / function packages can be adjusted to your specifications – we can provide seating, décor, as well as meals.

Business Conferences:

Bamboo River Lodge boasts a large Conference Centre – which seats approximately 260 people – and offers tailor-made packages to suit your organisation’s needs. We include in our packages the use of technological equipment, such as projectors and mike systems. We also can cater meals and snacks for your conference.

We take the responsibilities off your shoulders – so that you have a stress-free conference!