Enjoy deluxe amenities at the Pesach Retreat, with the best in Jewish learning and living, packed with exciting activities. Relax with family, meet new friends, encounter internationally renowned teachers and explore great adventures in the heart of South Africa.


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    Program Features

  • Unique & inspiring experience in a warm & friendly atmosphere
  • Entire resort exclusively kosher for Pesach 
  • Private, Semi Private or Rabbi-led Seder options 
  • Fully stocked Shul with Seforim, Shiurim and Chazanim  
  • Guest speakers, lectures and workshops
  • Concerts & Chol Hamoed entertainment for all

    Kids Programs
  • Children will be busy while you relax and enjoy your Pesach holiday!
  • CKids’ Club with captivating, age-appropriate, educational, fun and meaningful activities
  • Arts & Crafts, Sports, Games, Jewish Movies, Jumping Castles, Babysitting Options 

    Gourmet Cuisine
  • Exquisite Pesach Cuisine
  • 3 Delectable Meals Daily + Afternoon Tea
  • Box lunches for Chol Hamoed excursions
  • Mehadrin Standards • Non-Gebroks • Shmura Matzah • Cholov Yisroel   

    Hotel Features
  • Situated on a Private Game Rserve Safari
  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Various room options offering maximum comfort and hospitality during your stay
  • Spa, Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre on premises
  • Stylish Dining Rooms and Shul Facilities
  • Wifi throughout entire lodge
  • Some of the hotel's facilities includes: 🌳 Lush Sprawling gardens 🧖‍♂️ Health and beauty spa  🥾 Hiking trails, 🏊‍♂ Swimming pools, Fitness centre, 🏀 Sports facilities, Jungle gyms, Biking, Miniature golf, Breathtaking Viewing Deck 
  • Day trip options to many nearby attractions  
  • 2 hours drive from Johannesburg OR Tambo Intl Airport
  • We offer full package Safari tours and excursions before, during and after Pesach 

Join with fellow Jews from across South Africa and around the world for an incredible Pesach experience at the spectacular Kedar Heritage Lodge Hotel & Spa in Rustenburg, South Africa.
For those from Gauteng, the hotel's location makes it an ideal Pesach destination without the hassle of far travel as it's close enough for convenience, but far enough to escape. If coming from further away, it is conveniently located close to Johannesburg, and is a mere2 hours drive from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport. 


Rustenburg is nestled on the outskirts of South Africa's biggest metropolitan cities.  The area offers a country setting being close to the Magaliesberg Mountain range. It's less than half an hour's drive to Africa's only surf-and-safari destination with one of the larger safaris in the country, Pilanesberg Game Reserve National Park, as well as Sun City, the country's premier entertainment complex. 

The retreat includes a fully stocked Shul with beautiful services conducted by cantors of note, delectable holiday menus with 3 daily meals, Afternoon Tea, 24 hour drinks bar, daily children's programs and a host of shiurim including JLI courses, workshops and lectures with guest rabbis and personalities will fill the Yom Tov days with meaning and warmth. 
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Nestled between the Magaliesberg Mountains and less than half an hour from Pilanesberg Game Reserve and Sun City entertainment complex. Enjoy a real ‘Out of Africa’ experience where nature and history meet. Kedar Lodge offers visitors the perfect escape from the hectic pace of modern living. It is is built on a portion of Boekenhoutfontein, the historic farm that once belonged to President Paul Kruger. The land around Kedar has been game fenced and is populated with a wide variety of game, including eland, blesbok, impala, bushbuck, nyala, kudu, zebra, blue wildebeest, giraffe and sable – making it a dream destination for nature lovers. 66 African-themed stone and thatched rooms and suites are decorated with vibrant, hand-painted ethnic print fabrics and artworks reflecting Africa’s treasures. Facilities include the renowned Paul Kruger Country House Museum, Kedar Spa in the Country, themed restaurants, a large swimming pool and private game drives. Nearby attractions include the Royal Bafokeng stadium, Magaliesberg Canopy Tour, Paul Kruger Country House, Cradle of Humankind, Hartebeespoort Dam, Elephant Sanctuary, Maropeng & Sterkfontein Caves.
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During Chol Hamoed guests can use the spacious grounds within the hotel to do various team-building activities. The resort is also in close proximity to a host of attractions. 

The layout of buildings over the expansive landscape creates a sense of space and serenity. After the sun sets, the ambiance transforms into one of magic and romance, with its atmospheric lighting, fine dining and exquisite décor. The hotel prides itself on its elegant accommodation, attention to detail, service that matters and exceptional culinary experiences. 

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Link to an article on collive.com about our retreat in 2016 and another article from 2023.

"Dear Rabbi Ari & Batya, 
Thank you for a wonderful Pesach, your spirit and inspiration was felt in almost everything during Yom Tov. It was an amazing experience for our children. They were exposed to different cultures, new people and at the same time felt the sense of unity of Am Israel and how much Jews around the world have in common."  -Morgenstern family, Israel

"We had a blast. Thank you to the Kievmans for being such amazing hosts. They looked after every detail to ensure a smooth and affordable trip."  -Weichselbaums, UK

"For the second Seder I was invited to an all women's Seder, and I had never been to one before. I found it intriguing. You were able to discuss and enjoy the Seder in a way that you can't always do in the company of men and children. I was able to participate in this Seder more than I would have in a regular Seder, which for me was extremely nice." -Lucy Wasserman, NYC

"Amazing program I spent Pesach there. It was so inexpensive that I thought we'd be treated poorly. Instead they blew our minds, it was amazing, with class and elegance and to the last detail. The food was out of this world. The staff, the rabbi the chazzan the team and the people were all superb. Beyond any description! Wow!" -Wasserman family, USA

"What an amazing Pesach. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined Pesach could be soooo fantastic!! I knew it would be good but never expected what we had. The programme was so full and varied with something to suit everyone's taste. There was so much choice sometimes one didn't know what to choose! The Shul services and Sedorim were inspiring and beautiful. Excellent shiurim. The food was WOW!! cant believe that was Pesachdikke food and often parev too!!! Food was basically on tap, was so good!! Brilliant caterers!!   

The hotel staff from reception, the manager, kitchen staff, Waiters, housekeeping etc where all excellent! As for the staff opening our room doors for us till all hours of the n ight on Shabbos and Yomtov was totally amazing!! There was really nothing you guys didn't think of!!! The hotel itself was great and the views WOW!!! 

The people that came on the retreat from all over the world, making it an international retreat!! Were really awesome too!! Everyone getting on with everyone all the time even with people changing. The unity was really totally WOW!!!! 

THANK YOU so much to you both and your teams for absolutely everything!! .... Even Yoga!!!!  It was so good that I'm struggling to get back into reality!! Missing seeing u guys! PG the new friends I made will be life long friends!!  REALLY this experience was fantabulous!!  Kol Hakovod to you both!!   PG PG I will see you both again soon!! -Batya Cohen, Johannesburg

"Amazing Program! Just great Jews at a GREAT Pesach program. Kashrus to the highest standard and luxury at the highest standard. Great speakers, singers, rabbis, chazzan, food, staff, programs, activities."   -Rabinowitz family

"Thank you for a wonderful Pesach experience. We had a great time, and our kids have all voted to join you again next year. They loved the drumming, the beading, the food, and especially your kids, I had to break up a game of scrabble between 5-8 year olds at 10pm on the last night - the spelling was very interesting! We thought everything was very professional and every detail taken care of. Our only suggestion is from my husband - he would prefer Shul to be earlier in the morning as he had to daven early." -Kretzmers, Johannesburg

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