The Oxwagon Lodge Bed & Breakfast/ Guest House/ Guest Lodge

Hartbeespoort & Dam, North West - South Africa



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


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