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EEnjoy a romantic picnic on the banks of the Crocodile River, follow the rose petals to your romantic hideaway, relax with a healing massage in the wellness centre and interact with the free roaming horses that live on the estate.
Lethabo Estate is set on 150 acres in the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy. There’s a feeling of being deeply immersed in nature, despite it being just a stone's throw from Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Accommodation at Lethabo is tucked away in different areas of the estate. Here you’ll find a variety of accommodation options, each decorated in its own style with no two the same. Think stone and thatched cottages, ball and claw bathtubs, cobbled walkways, lanterns, wooden decks, chaise longues, outdoor jacuzzis, hammocks, relaxing spa treatments, koi ponds and private spaces for romantic interludes. It’s a tranquil haven where you can rejuvenate and reconnect with your spirit.
Tasty farm-style breakfasts, riverside gourmet picnics and dinners under the stars complete the picture.
Lethabo Estate is the ideal wedding venue for weddings of up to 80 guests. The private Willow Tree Hideaway is the perfect place to spend your wedding night. It's an organic, thatched boudoir with a treehouse feel, a sunken jacuzzi and romantic furnishings. Wake up to a romantic breakfast picnic on the banks of the Crocodile River and then take a leisurely stroll around the estate, connect with the horses, and enjoy the views.
Guests can also choose from other accommodation options. There's River Cottage – a 2-room stone cottage with a cosy lounge, fireplace, double hammock and outdoor jacuzzi. Then there's Rock Pool Lodge, complete with wooden deck, private rock swimming pool and jacuzzi spa bath. Or try the Stables Cottage, a 3-room, optionally self-catering unit complete with fireplace, jacuzzi and stunning views of the Magaliesberg and Rhenosterkop mountains.
As well as catering for wedding ceremonies, conferences and workshops, Lethabo Estate also offers fire dancing and hoop dance lessons, fishing, a “Horse Whispering Join Up” course and game drives at the nearby Lion and Rhino Park.
There’s a 30km mountain bike and hiking trail for those looking to experience wildlife on the estate.
TTravel tips & planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)82 654 1690
How to get here
Take William Nicol off-ramp on the N1 to Roodepoort. Turn right, and then left onto Witkoppen Road. Then take the 1st right onto Cedar Avenue and travel until you get to a T-junction. Turn left and immediately right onto the R552 to Lanseria International Airport. Travel past the Lanseria turn-off on the R512 toward Brits for about 5km until you see the Lethabo Estate sign. Travel on the dirt road for about 3km to Lethabo Estate.
Best time to visit
You can visit Lethabo all year round. In summer you can cool off in the rock pools and Crocodile River, and in winter relax around the rustic fireplace.
Things to do
Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy is a birder's paradise, an endurance athlete's playground and a mountain biker's undiscovered trail. Game drives at the nearby Lion and Rhino Park are a must. The Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng Visitor Centre and the Sterkfontein Caves are also nearby.
Length of stay
To really get the feel of Lethabo Estate and get down to some real relaxation, a minimum 2-night stay is recommended.
Where to stay
There are a variety of country-style accommodation options on the estate.
What to pack
If you’re visiting in summer don’t forget your swimming costume. For winter visitors, prepare for mild days and cold nights.
At the wellness centre you can participate in workshops on healing, animal communication, life coaching and body alignment while also enjoying a range of spa treatments.