Activities For All Ages




  • Fishing: We have 3 dams for our In-house Guests to fish in. Bringing your own rod and fishing equipment is Essential. We Regret that fishing is not available to day guests unless a Lapa has been hired for the day. Refer to the lapa hire tab.

  • Walking Trails: We have a 3.5 km or a 5.5 km scenic walking /running trail. Indemnities must be signed for each guest using these trails at the main reception or at the Boma before using the trails. 

  • Horse Riding : Contact the reception desk for more information. 

  • Bird watching and Game viewing : Zebras, Wildebeest & other antelope Roam the estate freely

  • Kids Pump Track : Guests must bring their own bikes & helmets and indemnities must be signed for each child/guest using the pump track at the main reception or at the Boma before using the pump track.

  • Lapa Hire: See Lapa Hire Tab

  • Kids Play Outdoor area at the Boma. There is also one at the Venue which in-house guests can enjoy during breakfast

  • Swimming Pool with braai facilities: The pool area is strictly Only available to Lodge Guests


close by


  • Nelson Mandela Capture Site-3 minutes drive from St Ives

  • Karkloof Canopy Tours

  • Karkloof Farmers Market

  • Golfing: We are surrounded by some of the top Golf courses in KZN  

  • Go Karting

  • World Class Beauty Spas such as Brookdale Hydro, Granny Mouse and Foredoom Spa

  • Restaurants Galore: some of KZN'S very best can be found along the Midlands Meander route

  • Shopping and Crafts: Piggly Wiggly is across the road for you to indulge in. Other true meander curios, Local produce and wonderful gifts can be found along the Midlands Meander in the hidden valleys.

  • Swiss Land Cheese Farm

  • You will find more information on our Midlands Meander info board

  • Kids Zipline (adult friendly too)

  • Pottery

  • Chocolate Dipping

  • Candle Dipping

  • Steam Train Ride for the kids

There is always plenty to do whether its relaxing with friends while fishing or taking long walks around the estate. St Ives has something for everyone.


Dear Catherine
Many thanks for the lovely few days we spent with you.
Linda Downsborough
Water Research Node
Monash South Africa
144 Peter Road, Ruimsig