We are proud to announce that the 2016 Pesach Retreat will be held at the Bon Riviera Hotel on Vaal
Please click on the link below for info 
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-Plenty of activities nearby-

We will have plenty of activities on the resort to keep kids busy during the intermediate Chol Hamoed days, or you can select from the many nearby attractions.

As Shumba Valley Lodge is in the Cradle of Humankind, many tourist attractions are in the area:

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Heritage & Cultural Sites

Maropeng / Cradle of Humankind: The Exhibition is self-guided and can take anything from one to seven hours, depending on your level of interest and time availability. It is highly interactive and enjoyable, and will engage visitors of all ages. Over weekends and public holidays guided tours are conducted regularly at no additional cost. Ask the ticket office on arrival when the next tour will commence. Tel: 014 577 9000

Sterkfontein Caves: The Sterkfontein Caves, the site of the most longstanding, continuous palaeoanthropological dig in the world, are world-renowned for their fossil finds. These caves have produced the pre-human skull popularly known as “Mrs Ples,” and an almost complete hominid skeleton affectionately known as “Little Foot”. Tel: 014 577 9000

Lesedi Cultural Village: Lesedi Cultural Village is a tourist village which celebrates the cultural traditions of several different peoples of Southern Africa. It reproduces traditional dwellings and offers demonstrations of dances and other cultural activities. Tel: 012 205 1394

Apartheid Museum: The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own. Tel: 011 309 4700

Constitutional Hill:
Constitution Hill is a city precinct, anchored by the South African Constitutional Court – the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Constitution Hill is also the site of Johannesburg’s notorious Old Fort Prison Complex, where thousands of ordinary people were brutally punished before the dawn of democracy. Tel: 011 381 3100

Animal Sanctuaries and Nature Reserves

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve: The Rhino and Lion reserve is privately owned, non-subsidised game reserve, covering approximately 1600 ha on the typical Highveld of Gauteng. The reserve is situated in the “Cradle of Humankind”, a declared World Heritage Site, about 40 km north-west of Johannesburg and 60 km east of Pretoria. A 15 minute drive from Shumba Valley Lodge. Tel: 011 957 0109

The Lion Park: Lion Park is a 2 km² lion wildlife conservation enclosure in Gauteng province in South Africa. The Lion Park is situated near Lanseria Airport and Fourways within distance of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Tel: 011 691 9905

Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park: The farm is situated north of Johannesburg, close to the Lanseria International Airport and the Cradle of Humankind. The entrance to Croc City leads one into a well-stocked curio shop where one can get anything from souvenirs, crocodile oil lotion to crocodile meat products. You will be given the opportunity to hold a baby crocodile as well as a variety of exotic snakes and even a tarantula. On display we have some of South Africa’s most venomous snakes, including the black and green mamba, boom slang and many more. Tel: 083 657 7561

The Elephant Sanctuary at Hartebeespoort Dam: A caring team who will introduce you to a unique Experience of touching, feeding, walking and riding magnificent African elephants. It is a great Family outing, suitable for all ages. Tel: 012 258 0332

Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary: This is for the whole family. Walk through indigenous forests on elevated wooden walkways, and experience a variety of exotic monkeys. Bush babies Monkey Sanctuary rescues monkeys that have been raised as pets, or have been bred or imported for the pet trade. The monkeys are released into a wild forest with waterfalls and mountain springs. Tel: 012 258 9908

Activities and Adventure

Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line Tours: View the game below while sliding through the air. The zip line tour is perfect for teambuilding events, corporate conference groups, school groups and family fun days. Situated close to the scenic Hartebeespoort Dam. Tel: 082 803 7731

Wild Instinct Rafting: Have an adventure by taking a rafting trip own the Crocodile River with wild Instinct Rafting. Tel: 079 666 6571

Bill Harrops’s Original Balloon Safaris: It is a family business that has been operating as a legally license balloon Air Transport Service since 1981. Highly qualified professional pilots, immaculately maintained equipment and an unparalleled commitment to safety and service make this the preferred choice for safe, reliable, quality ballooning. Tel: 011 705 3201

Aerial Cableway at Hartebeespoort: Come and experience a cable car trip to the top of the Magalies Mountains. Uninterrupted 360 degree panoramic view over Pretoria, Johannesburg and the splendour of Hartebeespoort Dam. Tel: 012 253 9913


Tree Tops Farm Stall: High quality farm products, with no preservatives. Going strong for 40 years, we produce jam, chutney, fudge, ginger beer, lemon drink, preserves as much more. Tel: 014 534 0126

Chameleon Village: Chameleon Village is a destination spanning 10 hectares packed with exciting facilities for local and international tourists. It was voted best African Curio Market in the world and it is 2 km west from Hartebeespoort Dam Wall. Tel: 012 253 1451

Welwitschia Country Market: A haven for outdoor shopping at Hartebeespoort Dam. Fun for the whole family with a wide range of arts & crafts, novelties, imported clothing, furniture, leather, jewellery, ceramics, glassware, gifts, books and so much more. Tel: 083 302 8085

Fourways Mall: Fourways Mall is situated in the heart of one of Johannesburg's most prestigious suburbs and is a landmark shopping centre that provides an all-in-one retail and entertainment experience. Established almost two decades ago it continues to provide an exceptional shopping experience to both local and international shoppers. Tel: 011 465 6095

Northgate Mall: Northgate boasts over 160 tenants, mostly free and underground parking, an ice rink, a paintball arena and is in close proximity to the Coca Cola Dome. Northgate is all about family and friends – good food and dining, great shopping and excellent entertainment. Northgate is indeed a shopper´s paradise, for those who seek a diverse shopping experience, to those who engage in fine food and dining - Northgate offers absolutely everything to its customers. Tel: 011 794 1681

Entertainment & Casino’s

Silver Star Casino: The odds are in your favour at Silverstar Casino with fantastic entertainment on complex and the Silverstar Centre, great food at our fast food outlets and restaurants, and plenty of winning opportunities in our casino featuring over 700 slot machines and 28 table games! Come and enjoy the experience of a lifetime at Silverstar. Tel: 011 662 7300

Monte Casino: Whether you’re looking for the thrill of gaming, a memorable night at one of our theatres, an evening of side-splitting comedy, thrilling live concerts on our stages, magical events in our outdoor spaces, sports screenings on our big screen, fine dining or fast food, luxurious hotel stays, shopping, the latest movie releases or fun and games for the whole family, Monte casino is Gauteng’s No. 1 entertainment destination. Tel: 011 510 7000

Relaxation & Spa’s

Camelot Spa at Eagle Canyon: Immersed in an enchanting fusion of Asian décor and African ambiance, CAMELOT SPA AT EAGLE CANYON Golf Estate presents itself as Johannesburg’s latest destination spa - where wellness is the true destination. Along with an Asian decor- where clean, contemporary lines of geometric whites & grays are blended with splashes of therapeutic tones of red and purple - the Spa is washed by a sensory light and features a show-stopper central pond of stepping stones, over-hung by a reflective swing. Tel: 011 795 2969

Cradle Health Spa: Cradle Health Spa is a wellness spa found within the craggy clefts of the Magaliesberg hills. We ensure to add more years to your life and more life to your years. Take time out to relax and enjoy our amazing facilities. Cradle Health Spa has 12 luxurious treatment suites, each with a private garden. There is a pool, Jacuzzi and even a Spa cafe offering a delicious buffet of healthy natural foods. Tel: 087 231 8979

Golf Courses

Pecanwood: Pecanwood Golf Course, Hartebeespoort, South Africa / Pecanwood Golf and Country Club are situated on the southern shore of the Hartebeespoort Dam en route to Sun City and north of Johannesburg. Overlooking the Hartebeespoort Dam and the oldest reported mountain range in the world, The Magaliesberg Mountains, Pecanwood is one of the greatest 18 hole courses to be added to South Africa's list. Tel: 012 244 0068

Dainfern: Dainfern Golf Course, Cedar Road, Chartwell, Sandton, Johannesburg / Dainfern Country Club golf course is a bold and beautiful Gary Player design. There are big, undulating greens, plenty of interesting water holes, spectator mounds and a strong emphasis on retaining natural hazards. Tel: 011 469 0101

Jackal Creek: Jackal Creek Golf Course, Honeydew, Randburg, Gauteng / Designed by the DDV Design Group the championship golf course at Jackal Creek are a challenging yet achievable layout. The layout is characterized by aesthetically shaped elevation changes which have created a number of truly memorable holes all allowing the golfer great visual reward for his shots. The golf course is also characterized by winding fairways and strategically placed bunkers that demand good ball management to achieve the best results. Tel: 011 251 6722

Magalies Park: Magalies Park has an 18-hole golf course and the total length of the course is a men’s 5864m and a ladies' 5001m. We have a newly built Golf Club house and prize giving hall to accommodate all the corporate golf days and very proud of our Pro-shop. Also available are golf lessons, golf clubs for hire, pull trolleys, a Putting Green, Ladies and Gents Locker rooms and repairing of clubs. Tel: 012 207 9101