“I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would one day be kissed by a African elephant called Khumba.”

Let us pack you a gourmet picnic to be enjoyed on the shores of the Hartbeespoort Dam. Take part in all the sports the water has to offer from water skiing, tubing or ‘riding the dragon’ for the more adventurous. As the soft glow of sunset paints the sky a palette of soft rose ad apricot, step aboard the launch boat and enjoy sundowners and snacks as we cruise the Dam.

A great way to spend a few hours, the views from the top are out of this world. Make it even more special and go up at sunset and enjoy sundowners at this magic time.

We offer Daily Boat Cruises to our guests from 13h00-15h00 or 16h00-18h00, this includes free entry into the resort where our boat is based so feel free to enjoy the public swimming, braai, fishing and picnic facilities.

In close vicinity, the Lesedi multi-cutural Village offers fascinating tours and talks regarding the many cultures and traditions of the African people. Learn more about their customs and lifestyle when you visit traditional homesteads.

Join Bill Harrop for this unique and elegant adventure in space and time. Your pilot navigates your silent journey over the tree tops while you sip champagne and enjoy the panoramic views of the Magalies River Valley. Bookings are essential and we are happy to assist.

Both horseback riding and quad biking is available at Hollybrooke, a tranquil working farm just 15 minutes’ drive from La Dolce Vita. Riding on well-trained South African Boereperd, your trail will meander along the Magalies and Skeerpoort Rivers amidst picturesque scenery. The guided Eco Quad bike trails can be enjoyed by the whole family and will prove a highlight to your stay.

Just five minutes away from La Dolce Vita, the Elephant Sanctuary nestles in pristine bushveld, home to five African elephants: Maroela, Mosadi, Khumba, Jabu and Thandi. Highly-intelligent and delightful in character, daily programmes offer the visitor a chance to interact with each of their personalities, through the activities of walking, feeding and riding them. Bookings are essential, please enquire with us.

A true ‘Out of Africa’ experience awaits you at this game park, once a movie set for a famous international production. Enjoy the thrill of a daily game drive on an open safari vehicle with professional rangers to view any of the 32 species of African wildlife, including lion, cheetah, hippo, elephant and buffalo, as well as over 100 bird species and a vulture restaurant feeding 120 birds. Bookings required in advance.

Golf lovers are spoilt for choice with the world-class Pecanwood (18 holes), Magalies (18 holes) and Sandy Lane (9 holes) courses in close proximity, with another two courses on their way.

Enjoy unique wildlife encounters from open vehicles to see cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, antelope, suni, nyala, blue duiker, various vulture and indigenous owls up close and personal. Bookings are essential.

Experience the fascinating process of cheese-making, according to Old Dutch traditions and recipes. It also offers the perfect country setting for Sunday lunch or a romantic picnic by the river.

An artist’s haven has developed in the Hartbeespoort area, with so many galleries you will be kept busy for more than a day. Local markets also offer a wide variety of African arts and crafts.

Catch that big one – or at least have the opportunity to boast about it. Early morning bass fishing or laid back Barbell and Carp fishing takes place right off the La Dolce Vita waterfront. There is also trout fishing in the surrounding areas.

Let us pack you a picnic bag and enjoy a stroll along the foreshore, returning along one of the many quaint lanes that make Kosmos such a special village. On your way be sure to stop by the Chris Taljard gallery for a look at some of SA’s Top art work and a cherry.

25 mins from the guest house and you are in the lush mountain forest zipping from three to three. A special activity for couples of groups

Why not return home via the Cradle of Humankind, including Moropeng, the Sterkfontein Caves and The Rhino and Lion Park. Don’t miss out on a chance to experience a Sunday lunch at the magical Goblins Cove. For those looking for more adventure, Sun City and the Pilanesburg are only an hour’s drive away.