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November 6, 2011

Willinga Lodge

Situated in the picturesque village of Kosmos, with wonderful views of Hartbeespoortdam, Willinga Lodge is a perfect romantic getaway. Only 45 minutes from Johannesburg and 40 minutes from Pretoria, we are also only 45 minutes from Rustenburg .

Set in a beautiful tropical garden are seven deluxe suites (five with thatched roofs). The suites are all very private with separate entrances, terraces or their own private deck (balcony in the case of the Palm suite). All seven suites have en-suite bathrooms with bath and/or shower, four suites have spa baths and six suites have fireplaces as well. The well appointed suites are equipped with bar fridges, overhead fans and coffee and tea making facilities. Toiletries are supplied.

Braai (barbeque) facilities are also available at the suites or at the thatched lapa next to the saltwater rock pool. There is a fully equipped main kitchen available for the guests who want to self-cater. The TV lounge is equipped with DSTV. The outside Jacuzzi under the trees and a saltwater rock pool are always popular in summer.

We are close to good restaurants from fine dining to steakhouses or Italian. The popular fast food outlets as well as a local Spar and bottle store are just a short drive away.

We are within 15-20 min from 3 18 hole golfcourses and 3 min from a lovely 9 hole golfcourse.

The Cradle of Humankind with the Maropeng centre is only 30 minutes away as well as the Sterkfontein Caves. There are two art galleries in Kosmos, three galleries in Schoemansville.

The largest African craft market and Welwitsha country market are around the corner.

Bill Harrop’s as well as Discover ballooning , hot air ballooning companies. The Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary and the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre are nearby.

Sun City and Pilanesberg Game Park are only 90km away. Margaret Roberts Herbal centre, the Van Gaalen cheese farm as well as a strawberry farm are 20 minutes away.

Quad biking courses, horse riding, canopy tour in the Magaliesberg and ziplining in Broederstroom as well as hiking and mountain biking are all in the area.

Here at the lodge we recently opened our little romantic Spa where we get a lovely traveling masseuse in who does the massages and facials.

Bird watching & safe walks can be done in Kosmos.

Full English breakfasts are served in the Bali house, with its unique Bali roof imported from Bali, which has a stunning view of the dam. Warm hospitality and attentive service by your hosts Will and Ingrid Laarman.

English, Afrikaans, Dutch and German spoken.

Places of Interest around Hartbeespoort

As we are situated in a popular tourism area there is quite a lot to see and do. We have listed a couple of places of interest for your convenience.

There are two flea markets, Welwitchia Country Market and Chameleon Village. They are found by turning left at the Damdoryn 4–way stop.

A variety of animals, birds & reptiles can be seen at the Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park across the dam wall .

There is a snake and reptile park at Chameleon village.

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is an important conservation station and home to species such as cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena and vultures.
Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre – By Appointment Only. Tours on all days of the week. Tel 0836755668

Van Gaalen is an authentic Dutch Cheese Farm, established in 1990 by Annelies van Gaalen, and today the range consists of 20 different cheeses. Tel 012-2071289

Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris – (011) 705 3201

The Elephant Sanctuary – (012) 258 0423

Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary – (012) 258 9908

Monate Citrus Kelder – (012) 258 0712
(Liquor & wine tasting)

Tanjaroa Farm (Strawberry Picking) – (012) 207 1116

And Day Spa treatments 082-5035996

Hollybrooke Farm coffee shop – 082-5521285

(Horse riding, quad trails, archery, air rifle shooting, mountain biking and paintball)

Maropeng Visitor Centre Cradle of Humankind – 014-5779000

Golf Courses

Caribbean 9 hole – (012) 244 3000/2

Pecanwood 18 hole – (012) 244 8080

Magalies Park 18 hole – (012) 207 9000

Brits Golf Course – (012) 2502522 / 082-9606337

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