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Located north of Johannesburg, in the suburb of Rivonia, this lodge is set in a large private garden and offers a tranquil retreat in the heart of Sandton. Free WiFi access is available throughout.

Featuring a private entrance, each room is large and tastefully decorated. Family units and self-catering options are also available.

Easily reachable via motorway, Rivonia Premier Lodge is in a secure area of the Rivonia Valley and radiates a welcoming atmosphere. Start the day with a swim and breakfast by the outdoor pool. While you dry in the sun, your children can explore the garden. On advance request, Rivonia Premier Lodge offers a la carte dinners Mondays to Thursdays.

The property also features a conference center with an air-conditioned boardroom.

For those looking to explore the region, the attentive staff is happy to arrange a rental car. Close proximity to the Gautrain bus-stop, business hubs, shopping malls, theaters, & restaurants makes this lodge an excellent choice for business people, leisure travelers & family or wedding groups. You will be unaware of the city once you enter this garden estate.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Rivonia Premier Lodge has been welcoming guests since Jan 27, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Free Private Parking Available On Site

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Reference: Designated smoking area ,is it allowed to smoke on the balcony? or anywhere else?
    It is allowed to smoke on the balcony
    Answered on 24 October 2019
  • Is the breakfast a buffet?
    Our breakfast consists of a buffet of fruit, croissants, cereals, toast, jams and spreads, cold meats and cheese. Included in the breakfast menu are c..
    Answered on 4 November 2022
  • Hi I would like to make reservations for 4 people
    Good day Thank you for your enquiry. When would you like book? Kindly advise and we will give you a quote. Kind regards, Jessica
    Answered on 19 November 2022
  • fo you have generator as backup for load shedding
    We have invertors that pull the lights and TV and in kitchen we use Gas for cooking.
    Answered on 5 September 2022
  • Hi Do you have free wifi?
    Good Day Yes we do have free wifi. Thanks & Regards Fillitah
    Answered on 2 November 2021
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Managed by Jill and Gerard Marais

Company review score: 9.2Based on 2,029 reviews from 9 properties
9 managed properties

Company info

In 1981 Gerard and Jill Marais purchased a run-down house on a very large property in Rivonia. They loved the huge rambling garden, as they had both grown up in small South African towns surrounded by wide-open spaces. At the time they bought the property there were still horses stabled at the end of the road. They never dreamed that one day they'd create a 'garden estate' with 44 B&B rooms and, in so doing, have the adventure of their lives. The idea of a B&B came to them in 1995 when the Rugby World Cup, to be held in South Africa, was imminent. They redecorated 2 rooms which they weren’t using at the time in anticipation of the many overseas visitors that would stream into the country. However, the stream of overseas rugby fans didn't materialize as Gerard and Jill had hardly any experience in hospitality marketing. In 1997 the couple decided to close down their manufacturing business and slowly they began to expand the B&B. They grew their ‘baby’ and now Rivonia Premier Lodge (as it is now named) consists of 44 rooms, a Business Center and a wonderful staff of 20. Gerard and Jill love what they do. Daily they meet the most interesting people from all over the world. Many of their guests have become firm friends over the years. The Marais' goal has been to create a green oasis in the middle of busy Sandton. They have aimed to create a haven, where visitors can experience a warm welcome and relax in the tranquil surrounds. In this they have succeeded!

Property info

If you are a travelling on business or for leisure, long stay or short, we offer a great alternative to an hotel. Our treed, rambling gardens, with their expansive lawns and private nooks, are a great favorite with guests. At our lodge you will find true country-living in the heart of Sandton. All our rooms have their own private entrances and spacious patios on which to sip sun-downers on a warm summer's evening. Our family units ( 2 inter-leading rooms) have proved to be popular with persons travelling with children or friends. The continental & cooked-to-order breakfasts by our sparkling pool are legendary. Meet our friendly staff who are are renowned for their warmth and their willingness to go the extra mile. To suit all budgets, we have a range of price points depending on room type. All rooms have a microwave, fridge, honesty bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Each room has under-floor heating and the Luxury, Superior and most Standard rooms have air-conditioners. Rooms are serviced daily. Our well equipped Business Centre accommodates 22 pax. and is suitable for training, business meetings and more. Security within our boomed Rivonia Valley Estate is our top priority

Neighborhood info

Rivonia, where people used to own plots and keep horses, is now a booming area with luxury homes and apartments,. The area has managed to maintain its rural feel despite rapid development. A few blocks up from Rivonia Premier Lodge is Rivonia Primary School, which is the oldest public school in Joburg. Opposite the school's playing fields is Bookdealers on the corner of 12th Street and Wessel Rd. Justin, the owner, has an excellent selection of second-hand books, Next door to Bookdealers is a delightful café serving the most delectable pastries. The main retail thoroughfare in the area, Rivonia Boulevard, accommodates the Rivonia Square and Rivonia Village shopping complexes with their banks, hairdressers, spas, restaurants and numerous coffee shops. Highly recommended is Zara’s Cafe, a bright and welcoming cafe in Rivonia. They have a full breakfast and lunch menu and also serve delicious cakes and other sweet treats. Aldeia Restaurant is well-known for its outstanding Portuguese menu. The service is personal and Taste of India has a great ambiance, friendly staff and most important the taste which give you feeling that you in are India itself.. . You can experience the world's cuisine from Persian to Italian within the Rivonia surrounds. Nearby you will find river walks, shopping malls, cinemas. Rivonia is a 5 min. drive to Netcare Sunninghill Hospital Hospital

Languages Spoken

Area info *
Amenities of Rivonia Premier Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Fenced pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

House rules

Rivonia Premier Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


6:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 350 per child, per night
Crib upon request
ZAR 350 per child, per night
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 350 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Rivonia Premier Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Rivonia Premier Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.