The Oxwagon Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Hartbeespoort & Dam

Come and treat yourself to an unforgettable night in an authentically restored ox-wagon and a panoramic view of Hartbeespoortdam high from the Witwatersberg Mountains.


  • Oxwagon Chalets
  • Restaurant
  • Conference venue
  • Pub and lapa Outdoor function venue with spectacular views
  • Nature Museum and Oxwagon Museum
  • Nature Trail
  • Backpackers Inn

Description of Venue

A living museum and private hideaway for nature lovers where you relive the romance of the early Pioneers and Jock of the Bushveld era. The Ring Oxwagon Lodge is a unique concept combining original ossewa with some modern comforts, in an atmosphere of friendliness, bird song and beautiful trees.

Room Description

Ox-Wagon Chalets:

  • Three, four, five or six beds per chalet (double bed in ox-wagon).
  • Own bathroom with shower.
  • Bedding provided; tea and coffee provided; no self-catering.

Backpackers Inn:

  • A converted double-decker bus!
  • 4 single beds and 14 bunks.
  • Mens and ladies ablution block.
  • Bedding provided; no self-catering.


  • Total number of beds in oxwagon chalets 27.
  • Total number of beds in the double-decker bus 18.

Number of Rooms:

  • 6 oxwagon chalets, each one with an oxwagon and a chalet under a single thatched roof.
  • 3 rooms in the Backpackers Inn.

Things to do in the area

Nature and cultural attractions:

  • The Cradle of Humankind
  • World Heritage Site
  • De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Research Centre
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Curio markets
  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • Crocodile Ramble and Magalies Meander Historical Boer War sites


  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Fishing and water sports on Hartbeespoort Dam
  • Fly fishing


  • Hot-air ballooning
  • 4x4 and quad bike trails
  • Boat trips on Hartbeespoort Dam

Annual attractions and events:

  • Motorbike Impala Rally in February
  • Om die Dam Ultra Marathon in March

Onsite Facilities And Features

  • aquarium (less than 5km)
  • bar/cocktail lounge
  • boat / marine slipway (within 5km)
  • boat trips (less than 5km)
  • braai / barbecue - communal
  • conference venue onsite
  • fireplace
  • fishing (less than 3km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • lake (less than 5km)
  • live entertainment (less than 3km)
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • nature trail (less than 2km)
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • private entrance
  • reptile park (less than 20km)
  • restaurant (less than 5km)
  • restaurant onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities
From R550.00 Per Person
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