Africlassic River Lodge - Rivonia

It is such a pleasure to introduce you to our Africlassic River Lodge-Rivonia, overlooking the beautiful Braamfontein spruit. This is surely an unbelievable serene and scenic location and we invite you to make contact with us for any accommodation requirements.

We have 28 luxury rooms guest suites. All guest suites are equipped with one double bed, a bar fridge, a mini-kitchenette, cutlery, crockery and microwave. Each with its own character and African warmth, also now with a fully-equipped exercise gym. A freshly prepared breakfast is available each morning and can be served anytime between 07h00 and 09h00 in the intimate Family Room where the fresh air and soothing sound of running water will prepare our guests for the day ahead.

For those in need of a conference, we just initiated our conference facility that seats up to 12 people, laid out with all the needed equipment and finished off with beautiful scenery.

Should you wish us to do any grocery shopping on your behalf we will gladly arrange such for a small service fee and place it in the guest suite.

Our unique decorative theme will over time celebrate the cultural excellence and diversity of our African Continent. Each guest suite is named after an African country and is decorated with authentic artifacts and cloth from each specific country. We trust that you will enjoy the ambience this creates as much as we do sourcing these items.

We are conveniently near Woodmead, Rivonia, Sandton and Sunninghill.

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  • "A gem to find!"

    15 June 2010

    "I found Africlassic River Lodge on the internet and that always has a risk that the accommodation may not live up to the way it appears. Africlassic however, far exceeded all expectations. The staff have the professional qualities of being friendly, personal and attentive. The location is fantastic, and the photos of the lawn down to the river at the rear of the property don't do it justice. We always felt safe and were given suggestions on where to eat, shop and tour. The rooms are large and comfortable, and the decor throughout is fantastic. Lovely hot showers and clean linen. Nothing was left to chance and we have been happy to recommend Africlassic to anyone who may ever be visiting Johannesburg. Thank you, sincerely, for all of your attention and support."

    Gabriel Holmes, Australia
  • "Amazing...."

    23 January 2010

    "This was a truly tranquil and beautiful place! Its so close to everything, what a retreat.... The hosts were amazing, the staff were truly awesome... we had a breath taking view......"

    Anonymous, South Africa
  • "Blown Away!"

    08 December 2009

    "We had a lovely stay here. Anyone looking for an African experience in the city, this is the place to stay. The staff are very friendly, and went out of the way to make us feel welcome. The room, or should I say, apartment, was large and spacious, and the African decor is absolutely stunning. We felt very welcome, and we will be back!! "

    Brad Grobler,Netherlands
  • "Beautiful "

    13 July 2009

    "A fantastic stay, peaceful, scenic and room 9 is amazing - great views, sound of the river and a lovely spa bath. Yugan & Merleesa (2009)."

    Merleesa Naidoo,South Africa
  • "Awesome stay!"

    13 July 2009

    "We had a lovely stay at Africlassic. We had a beautiful room with a beautiful view of the river... The staff were extremely friendly and hospitable.It was exactly what we were looking for!! Romantic inexpensive and very very lovely!!we will certainly be staying there again!!!!"

    Chantelle Naidoo,South Africa
  • "Africlassic Lodge Hotel Rivonia"

    07 July 2009

    "our stay at Africlasic River lodge was wonderful.The friendliness of the staff could not be faulted.Our rooms were very comfortable and well worth the cost.Breakfast was freshly prepared on request.The location was ideal.felt like you were out in the country but so close to the safe part of joburg.I would highly recommend this B&B.We would definitely stay again.It was a bit cold unusually so for this time of year but a heater was provided.The rooms could do with a brighter light and a full length mirror.Apart from this the River lodge is superb value and is very safe and secure with very friendly staff.Jan was always on hand to answer any questions."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Recuperation haven!"

    09 January 2009

    "Jan and his team looked after us wonderfully well, understanding our needs and responding to the fact that my wife was recovering from major surgery. It is a beautiful place to stay, calming and safe, with a lovely garden that means one begins the day eating a wholesome breakfast looking out across the lawn down to the lively river. Resident Kingfishers announce the arrival of the new day, and a host of other birds frequent the garden. Inside the house, Jan's travels across Africa are reflected in some wonderful art all carefully selected and creatively used to make the house a cut above the average B&B. The staff team is well trained and always friendly without being intrusive. We had a great stay and we will be back!"

    Andrew Kingman,South Africa
  • "classic"

    04 September 2008

    "We had a lovely overnight stay after our wedding night & it was as cosy, private and romantic as i had hoped!"

    Desiree Haakonsen,South Africa
  • "Tranquil heaven !"

    25 August 2008

    "We arrived very tired and stressed out to this beautiful lodge ! We simply had the best room and view (ALWAYS ask for the upstairs bedroom with the balcony)! It was stunning- it didn't feel like we were in Jo'burg at all. The sound of the water is definitely very calming and waking up to the smell of fresh coffee was so inviting! Our room was clean and the amenities was definitely 4 star - quirky design with the log above our bed !! The privacy factor was also big for us and not once did we feel invaded. Thank you for a beautiful night away. Only thing is, no one greeted us goodbye as we departed from this lovely retreat, but otherwisee, it was just what we needed .... "

    Roslyn Radcliffe,South Africa
  • "Enjoyable"

    17 August 2008

    "We have enjoyed our stay andoverall it was very much relevant to our needs: part business in Rivonia and part vacation.Some minor issues:1. Hot water: not always steady, sometimes cold sometimes hot.2. Not enough light in the room.3. Phone in the room will be a positive."

    Udi Arad,Israel
  • "Very good"

    16 July 2008

    "A beautiful tranquil establishment! It was a wonderful stay... Thanks Jan!"

    Teresa Pretorius,South Africa
  • "Stunning, tranquil place."

    07 July 2008

    "It was exactly what we needed. Stunning, tranquil place, to have a nice relaxing weekend. The peaceful sound of the river is food for the soul."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Excellent, "

    21 April 2008

    "We will definitely return. Highly recommended"

    clive davies,South Africa
  • "Fantastic!"

    03 March 2008

    " Enjoyed every second. The location itself is great, to find such piece in the heart of commercial life is outstanding!"

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "It was fabulous, "

    04 February 2008

    "The setting is just too divine.I will certainly return and stay there again.My boys are quite fussy and they loved the place as well.Superb host and very accommodating."

    deborah demetriou,South Africa
  • "Fantastic "

    03 December 2007

    "It was lovely just wish I had more time.Comfortable, quiet and beautiful.Just a perfect place after a long hectic year."

    Boikhutso Denise,South Africa
  • "My stay was great."

    03 December 2007

    "The room was amazing. The place is quiet and tranquil. "

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Fantastic"

    21 November 2007

    "It felt like a holiday far away from the city"

    Ester Bruwer,South Africa
  • "Lovely"

    10 October 2007

    "Thank you. The spa bath is awesome :)"

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Enjoyed"

    05 October 2007

    "We enjoyed our one night stay at Africlassic that we even wished we could extend our stay. "

    Xongani Maureen,South Africa
  • "Wonderful"

    28 September 2007

    " I can assure you I had a wonderful time, just being away from home and the city. The owner and staff were unbelievable. I took pictures and will recommend to friends.Thank you so much for everything."

    eileen walters,South Africa
  • "Very good"

    25 September 2007

    "We had a lovely stay. So peaceful and tranquil..and we LOVED the spa bath!!"

    Desiree Haakonsen,South Africa
  • "It's peaceful and relaxing "

    18 September 2007

    "I love that this place is so central but, when you're there, you feel like you're way out in the country. It's peaceful and relaxing and the sound of river is therapeutic. Wonderful too that you don't hear any traffic and other big city sounds. "

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "Unbelievably scenic and tranquil"

    23 April 2007

    "If you need a truly tranquil place to stay in Johannesburg, this is unbelievably beautiful in totally built-up surroundings! Rooms are deluxe and the service great!"

    Andrew S. Pereira,South Africa
  • "Africlassic"

    15 September 2006

    "Tastefully decorated, quite and tranquil surroundings, friendly and helpful staff, reasonably priced, and a great breakfast."

    Kerry Simpson,South Africa
  • "Website and service at lodge"

    21 August 2006

    "Service at the lodge very firendly and relaxed, plus professional and thoughtfulExcellent SafariNow website. Very easy to use and well thought out design."

  • "Website and service at lodge"

    21 August 2006

    "Service at the lodge very firendly and relaxed, plus professional and thoughtfulExcellent SafariNow website. Very easy to use and well thought out design."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "So relaxing!!!"

    24 January 2006

    "We couldn't belief that there is a piece of paradise in the middle of Johannesburg, but that is what we found at Africlassic River Lodge withthe lovely decor, river flowing pass and friendly hospitality of the Manageressand the owners of the Lodge. We will definately be staying there again!!!"

    Carolina van Niekerk,South Africa
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