Reservations - Valley Of The Rainbow
What we offer
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Bike Outrides
- Motorcycle Country Outrides
- Country 4x4 Outrides
- Guided Bird Walking
- Hiking Trails
- Historical Sites
- Forest Picnics
There are fascinating sites on the estate itself, which are easily accessible to anyone visiting Valley of the Rainbow but for guests looking to indulge in all of the histories of the estate, we offer guided tours to the Watermill and archaeological stone structures.
There are unique circular stone structures on the mountain slopes of the estate which have been found not only in Nelspruit but also Waterval Boven, Machadodorp, Carolina, Badplaas, Dullstroom and Barberton. With the help of Dr Alex Schoeman of the Wits University Archaeological Department, we understand that they must have been built over 800 years ago, but are unsure as to who may have created these stone circles that dot the landscape. The Bokoni archeological sites on the property can also be toured with a guide who will explain the historical evidence of these sites.
In addition, Valley of the Rainbow homes the historic Witpoort Watermill built by Willem Jacobus Volschenk in the 19th century which ended up playing a vital role in the Anglo-Boer War. Surviving the war, the watermill continued to operate until 1994 and has recently been renovated to host guests. Visit the watermill with an experienced guide to discuss the history of the mill, how the mill works, its role in the Anglo Boer War and General Ben Viljoen's importance. If unoccupied, the inside of the Mill House can be toured as well.
Hit the country roads and follow a circular route past the picturesque town of Tondeldoos, detour to Mapoch's caves, and grave or Senekal, stop at Veloren valley, a Ramsar conservation area, then travel down Die Berg to Dullstroom. You may be just in time for a lunch at one of the many country restaurants and suggest you visit the Bird of Prey Centre. On your way back from Dullstroom to Valley of the Rainbow visit Meyer de Kock's grave near Windhoek.
Valley of The Rainbow is located in a private nature reserve in a secluded valley surrounded by mountains, approximately 20 km from Dullstroom and only two hours’ drive from Johannesburg. The estate is in a malaria and bilharzia-free area, with a mild climate, and guests can experience rivers and lakes surrounded by indigenous forests.
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