"What a great place. With the most beautiful gardens on display. A place where you can just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and relax. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. "
"My stay was lovely, clean beautiful and quiet.
"What a peaceful, restful lodge. Beautiful fireplace on a cold weekend. "
"We stayed in Cottage 7 at Rainbow Lodge. Well equipped with a beautiful view over the dam and field. Our small dog also enjoyed the stay.
Fishing was tough but good size fish.
Will definitely see us again."
"We stayed in unit 4, wonderful and very well looked after. Friendly owners. All dogs welcome which is a huge plus. Fishing was good even though dams are low."
"Thank you Rainbow Lodge and Shaun for a lovely stay. Thanks for being so accommodating! We had such a lovely time, and the hospitality was great. We stayed in a cabin with a beautiful view of the dam. The place was pet friendly so we had lots of cute and cuddly visitors throughout our stay :) There ..."more
"Rainbow lodge was very relaxing and peaceful, situated on a very tranquil farm with an amazing view. The chalet was cosy and beautifully built in wood. We loved the fireplace and the bed was very comfortable and very snug and warm. It was so nice to be able to take our dog with us. We had a lovely w..."more
"The architectural style,space,view outstanding.The bed standard is not as outstanding as the place ."
"The lodge as a whole is absolutely stunning. Peaceful. Tranquil. Nothing more is needed for an amazing and relaxing time away."
what more does one want?"
"We had a wonderful stayover, unfortunately only one night. Will definitely be returning. The tranquility was beyond description, hospitality was excellent and the bass was an easy, tasty catch. Please do not commercialise as it is exactly this fact (that your lodge is not a crowded resort) that make..."more
"This is our second visit to Rainbow Lodge and it was absolutely stunning. Got great exercise and plenty of rest. Our three Scottish terriers had a wonderful time swimming in the dam and going on long walks."
"Very quite lodge with Lovely gardens."
"Beautiful and serene location! Absolutely wonderful that it is pet friendly. "
"Great relaxing place. Neat and spacious gardens. Great for people that just want to relax and do nothing."
"Beautiful quaint cottages in a tranquil lovely setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay."
"Loved eveything about the place. Perfect weather for the fireside and walks in the woods. We had a wonderful time. Thanks to Uli - wonderful accomodating host!"
"We had a wonderful time! Beautiful place,view,flowers! Will surely visit again soon!"
"Memorable times spent at Rainbow lodge. For those who love tranquility, no TV peaceful place; Rainbow lodge is the place to be. Lovely flowers all around. "
"My whole family absolutely loved the place, its peace and tranquillity was exactly what we needed.
The lodges are nice and cosy and sitting in front of the fireplace during the thunderstorms in the afternoon is the perfect setting.
Uli is a wonderful host, easy to talk to and ..."
"We really enjoyed our stay there. Only downfall was no TV or radio. Apart from that everybody was friendly. We will definitely go back there, this time with a radio. Thank you."
"This place was unbelievably beautiful. It was better than we expected it to be. The manager who welcomed us was so helpful and friendly. The surrounding atmosphere of the place was peaceful and quiet. The chalet we stayed in didn't have a tv but we enjoyed it. It was relaxing. Everything else we nee..."more
"We had such a wonderful and peaceful long weekend with beautiful scenery around us."
"Stayed in Unit 1, well equipped, neat, clean, tranquil and grounds well kept. Perfect place just to chill out. "
"I have previously booked at holiday resorts and have been disappointed once we arrive to find it's nothing to what we saw on advertised pictures. This was the first place I can truly say was more beautiful than what we saw in the pictures. We got much more than what we expected. The place was well k..."more
"This was definitely the right place to be during this busy season. We wanted a place where we could just have some peace and quiet, and that is exactly what we got at this lodge. The place was perfectly clean and tidy. The room was spacious and we were comfortable. Everything we needed was available..."more
"Had a wonderful two days in such a beautiful area. The lodge was clean and well fitted out and had all one needed for a short stay. Each lodge is a distance from other lodges and makes for private living. Will definitely go back"
"The accommodation was lovely. Our unit was a nice quaint little wooden cottage, with everything in place and impressively clean. Perfect stopover and I would definitely recommend the place."
"It was a nice environment and the place was situated in a quiet area. It was clean and the staff working there gave friendly service. Its a nice place to stay and I would recommend Rainbow Lodge to anyone."
"What a treasure I have found!! My weekend in the Rainbow Lodge was filled with the beauty of nature and much needed food for the soul! Such friendly hosts. Worth a definite second and third visit."
"Rainbow Lodge's self catering facilities were great, everything you needed was available, including complimentary firewood for fireplace and braai, fantastic.
The unit was a fantastically snug and cozy log cabin and a great design.
The surroundings were beautiful, tranquil and absolutely sou..."
"The atmosphere was outstanding and the Host was a very good guy. He made me feel at home and comfortable. The weather was just awesome while I was there and that made my stay extra perfect. The place is highly recommendable."
"What a beautiful place. The cabins are beautiful and cosy. The environment is to die for! I enjoyed my long quiet walks. Thank you for everything"
"For a small price you can stay in heaven. The little house was perfect for only the 3 of us and although we had some bad weather and terrible winds it didn’t spoil our stay.
When we made the booking we were informed that they are making the dam bigger so we can expect a different view, but it d..."
"We had really great stay, it was "Lekker”! I really liked that we were left to our privacy and weren’t disturbed unnecessarily, our unit was nice and quiet, and really comfortable. I also loved that the unit was serviced everyday, big plus there and everything was just as we saw on the website which..."more
"We had a fantastic weekend. The cottage no 5 was amazing, everything you could possibly need. Peace and quiet weekend away. Can't wait to go back to see the dams when they are full and producing good fish.
Thanks again Shaun. It was awesome."
"Beautiful and rustic, enjoyed the fireplace and scenery. Nice experience though, with comfortable accommodation. "
"At Rainbow Lodge we had one of the best getaways!
The lodge is secluded between acres and acres of plantation which gives you a great opportunity to enjoy the quiet and calm that the lodge provides!
The facilities are great! Braai area outside, fireplace inside. Benches all around..."
"GREAT AND PEACEFUL!!! The perfect place for a short getaway."
"We arrived late and they were waiting for us. Our lodge was clean. We had all we needed in the lodge. Our stay was super relaxing and the area is truly beautiful. We will be returning and recommend anyone to go. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay."
"We had a lovely stay at Rainbow Lodge. Log cabin no 5 is very cosy and comfortable. We also had a very friendly reception upon arrival."
"Lovely location with well-appointed cabins. Rainbow Lodge is the perfect place to unwind or take a break en route to other destinations. The manager Shawn and the dogs make the stay that much nicer. Hope to be back"
"Beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Well equipped cottage. We had such a nice stay. Just remember to bring warm clothes - even in summer!"
"It was a very relaxing and very friendly place will definitely go there again. Nice view over the dam and wood already in place to make a fire. I was very impressed."
"We were looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway and that is exactly what we got at Rainbow Lodge. The hospitality was amazing. The care takers and staff were really friendly, when you pair all of that together along with lovely surroundings you get a very enjoyable break."
"It may not have excitement and electrical entertainment, but for a peaceful and relaxed get away, with excellent hosts, it is a little gem away from the noise and crowds.
Set by two small lakes and available for fishing breaks as well as a stopover on the way to Kruger, it's grounds are beautifu..."
"Congratulations on your choice of Manager and Manageress (Ben and Jana). They are a wonderful young couple and make it their business to make you feel very welcome at Rainbow Lodge. The cabin that we occupied was spotless and had all the necessary amenities. Thank goodness there was no TV, we co..."more
"My husband and I wanted to get away for our 26th wedding anniversary. Rainbow Lodge was perfect! We were warmly welcomed and shown to our cosy, clean and well-equipped cottage - full DSTv for my husband! The gardens are beautifully manicured and we enjoyed the breath-taking views from our cottage..."more
"It was a shock to realise that the establishment had no tv but they made up for that with the friendly service and helpfulness. The atmosphere was great. I hope to return again soon."
"Thank you for a pleasant stay. Would recommend to others and make use of you again."
"Fantastic hospitality, relaxing stay, amazing views, cosy fireplace and chopped wood supplied and stocked, what more can you ask for. Will definitely recommend Rainbow lodge to all my friends and be back to catch some trout."
"What an experience! Rainbow Lodge is so breathtakingly beautiful and the peace and tranquility is indescribable! So sad that we only stayed over for one night, as I would've loved to stay there for an entire week!
Excellent value for money as well! The cabin was so well equipped with kitche..."
"My husband and I had such a wonderful weekend at Rainbow lodge. The hosts are so friendly and helpful, the accommodation is impeccable and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Would definitely recommend Rainbow Lodge to anyone. Can't wait for our next visit."
"Our stay at Rainbow Lodge was one I would never forget. It was like an oasis, a peaceful place to unwind and forget about the buzz of city life. We even tried to do some fishing. The cottage was clean and cosy with a fireplace.
We had a warm welcome from the managers, they made us feel at ..."
"I had a very nice stay at the Rainbow Lodge and will suggest the place to others."
"Rainbow Lodge was absolutely heavenly. We fell in love with the little kitten at the lodge and would recommend this lodge to others."
"We had the most rewarding stay at Rainbow Lodge and managed to forget about all daily stresses as this is truly a place to chill and relax. The surroundings are magnificent and we kept a daily eye on the resident Black Cormorant and the Heron on the dam wall. Walks through the forest was invigoratin..."more
"The lodge was great, cabin designed beautifully, cosy and warm. The view is amazing, gardens inspiring and hosts just brilliant people. See u again."
"We had a lovely stay at Rainbow Lodge and will recommend it to others."
"The owner was very friendly and helpful and let us stay as late as we wanted on Sunday which was very welcome as it was cold and wet outside and warm and cosy inside. All the amenities were available and the cabin is clean and the scenery outside beautiful. And all this at a very reasonable price ..."more
"Our stay at Rainbow Lodge was perfect in every way. It was just the two of us for a little romantic weekend away. The rooms are clean and have everything you need....the fireplace and fires we lit in the mornings and at night were amazing. The mist in the mornings and then the sun breaking through..."more
"What a discovery. Wonderful haven of tranquillity. Great comfortable log-cabin style chalets. We will be back."
"We stayed at Rainbow lodge in April. It is a beautiful place, peaceful, gardens are neat and the cabin was cosy. Firewood was supplied and the fire place cleaned in the morning.
This was the first place that I stayed with that are actually true to the website.
I will definitely recommend it..."
"Stayed at Rainbow Lodge for the weekend. Superb weekend getaway. No traffic, just complete silence and country air. Stars so close you could almost touch them.
Cabin was clean, all essentials supplied, and more. Comfortable, together with fireplace in cabin.
Really quaint!!! All this and on..."
"Rainbow Lodge was the best thing we could have done after a very hectic two years. It was quiet, tranquil and the accommodation was comfortable, well-equipped and welcoming. Our hosts, Uli and his wife always made sure that we were happy and comfortable.
The view of their immaculate garde..."
"My boyfriend and I went to Rainbow Lodge for a romantic getaway and boy did we get a romantic getaway. The little log wooden cabin is nestled in the woods, next to the lake. It is adequately furnished and decorated. Everything you need is there. All you need to do is bring your own food. We had such..."more
"Rainbow Lodge was the perfect getaway for the long weekend. Lovely cosy cabin which was well equipped and very spacious! They provided more than enough wood for the fireplace over the very cold weekend!
A definite must for peace of mind and relaxation!"
"Very basic log cabin for 2 people - good place to come and get away from it all. Fairly private as cabins are a short distance away from each other - no TV available. Has everything you would need to cook a meal. It has a nice fire place and friendly owner.
Will go back again."
"We had the most relaxing weekend ever, it was nice and cosy. will definitely return again and again. People were very friendly and pleasant. Our little puppy accompanied us, and there was no problem with that. The fireplace gave that last special touch to the place. Will recommend to anybody, they..."more
"Rainbow Lodge was the perfect spot for our weekend getaway in Dullstroom. Our hosts were very accommodating - even though we arrived late on the Friday evening. The No. 5 log cabin is gorgeous, snug and perfect for a romantic retreat. The wood fireplace adds to the ambience and kept us perfectly war..."more
"To me it was heaven! Exactly what I needed for where I am in my life. Very well equipped. Peaceful, haven't seen the stars so bright in many years, and pet-friendly. Will definitely return."
"We enjoyed our week-end at Rainbow lodge very much! It was just the environment we were hoping for, lovely views, very peaceful, log fire and an otter that played in the dam while we watched. The cabins are quaint and cosy. Although the other cabins were inhabited we were hardly aware of others arou..."more
"It is a lovely and peaceful place. Exactly what we were looking for! Kids and dogs enjoyed it very much! Lots of space to run around! Had some wonderful relaxing days! "
"We can thoroughly recommend Rainbow Lodge. The 5 cabins, set around beautitful trout lakes, are private, comfortable and well equipped. We only stayed one night but would have enjoyed a longer stay, in the lovely gardens and forest walks. Uli, the owner, made us welcome and was very accommodating..."more
"There are few things in life that can soothe a mans brow like clutching out and spending some time away from the hustle & bustle of the concrete jungle. This was one such experience. A mere 2 hour drive from JHB, I turned right down a gravel road lined with pine and blue wattle. Lazily passing a tra..."more
"My mum and sister were visiting from Mauritius and we joined up with the rest of the family living near Hoedspruit at this fabulous lodge. Unfortunately, it was only for 24 hours but what a relaxing environment! The hosts are very friendly and their love of nature quite obvious. The beautiful show ..."more
"The most peaceful place with breathtaking scenery. The log cabins remind you of the Swiss mountains. Friendly people and animals on the farm!"
"Cosy, quiet and relaxing! Absolutely stunning surrounds and romantic in every way! Uli's vision for Rainbow Lodge can be seen in every aspect and detail of executing his dream of creating a peaceful and tranquil environment for the tired city folk.
We highly recommend this place to anyone ..."
"Really enjoyed our time at Rainbow Lodge! Would recommend it to anyone! "
"The rainbow lodge was lovely and peaceful. The accommodation was very comfortable and homely. We thought Uli was a great host and very welcoming. Would definitely return. PS. Happiness, the dog, is adorable."
"Reception was very friendly. Accommodation is well kept, well equipped and very reasonably priced. Thanks for supplying chopped firewood (free of charge) next to the much-appreciated fire place; fishing gear available for hire also very reasonably priced (or free of charge if only used for a very sh..."more
"At the end of a dirt road, a wonderful place with a lake surrounded by very comfortable wood houses. Lovely accommodation, all made in wood, with a chimney, and very nice welcome by the owner."
"We really enjoyed the calm and serene atmosphere at Rainbow Lodge. Away from all the hustle of city life, one can find oneself again in this peaceful setting. Thanks to Uli and his dogs for welcoming us. We will definitely go again. "
"We only had one night to spend at Rainbow Lodge, however, we would have loved to spend a much longer time there. The tranquil, beautiful setting of this lodge is valuable and precious to us. We will definitely return, over and over again.
"Rainbow Lodge, 2 hours from Johannesburg, near Dullstroom is a hidden treasure, a perfect weekend getaway for us, an idyllic rest-stop enroute to our Kruger Park Safari. Actually, Rainbow Lodge consists of a number of lodges bordering the east side of trout ponds with a majestic view of the the v..."more
"From a frantic egotistical battle, sound of sirens, impatient road users and other typical Johannesburg characteristics we were moved to a piece of heaven where the mist surrounds you in the morning, the water's reflection doubles the extraordinary landscape and where you hear nothing but the sounds..."more
"Never in anyone's dreams can you describe this place in words. The surrounding in itself makes this place a magical escape from the real world. It’s almost so entrapping that you want to remain here forever. One could not ask for anything more. This was an absolute brilliant weekend away - and just ..."more
"The accommodation and surrounding area was just stunning. I loved the sound of nature all around and the peacefulness that just filled every open space. Thanks to our host for his friendly nature and helpfulness in finding us fun activities to do. Can't wait to go visit again!"
"This was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed each moment, took hundreds of photos and what a blessing it was, just being able to be and not to be rushed by anything! It was so good to be there, if we can afford it, we will be back. My daughter from Dubai has gone back with very sweet memories.
"We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Rainbow Lodge. The log cabin was very comfortable and we had a beautiful view. There is so much peace and tranquillity and our host, Uli was extremely helpful. The kitchen needs a few more utensils and a TV or radio would be great. I would definitely recommend Rainb..."more
"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, everything was perfect. This was a great end to an excellent honeymoon, we couldn't have asked for anything more."
"We had a really great stay at Rainbow lodge. Quiet, quaint stay with lovely hospitality."
"My husband and I were in desperate need of a break from the busyness of life. And that is exactly what we got! Rainbow lodge is a perfect, romantic oasis where you can just relax. We stayed in a cosy wooden house well equipped with a lovely fireplace. We would recommend Rainbow Lodge to anyone who ..."more
"Heaven is the only way to describe what we experienced during our stay. There was no traffic, no city buzz, wonderful weather and last but not least, I am a terrified "public facility user" and what a pleasure. Excellent guys! We even inherited a family pet for the weekend to help us cope with m..."more
"We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at Rainbow Lodge. It is a beautiful place with immaculate lawns and surrounds. Our host Uli was very hospitable and so were his friendly animals.
Our puppies had the time of their lives running free around the grounds. And we were able to relax and unwind i..."
"What a wonderful weekend once again! Rainbow Lodge is the most beautiful and romantic place that we have ever been to and Uli is a great host. We will certainly be back over Easter! "
"As always, a peaceful relaxing stay, away from the hustle and the bustle of everyday life. The three dogs and Uli always make you feel very welcome. Thank you!"
"Great place to get away from all the rush and noise. Very well maintained lodge, great fishing. Myself and my wife will be back for more, for sure!
Thank you Uli
"This was a little surprise package. Lovely log cabin looking out over a dam. It was very clean, well equipped and comfortable. Excellent place to do absolutely nothing!"
"What a beautiful place in the most tranquil setting. We had a great time. The lodges are lovely and well stocked with everything you need. The two large dams provided some nice fishing. Just a pity we didn't catch any big ones, but we had fun hauling in loads of small bass. We will be back."
"This place is just too wonderful, romantic, relaxing. The cottages are comfortable with everything and more for a stay that will be engraved into my memory for years to come. You can get oneself lost in the quietness and calmness of the surrounding country and the beautiful of stars at night. Defini..."more
"This was the best choice ever! This place is absolutely stunning and would love to go back there one day (to get married). The owner (Uli) has treated us with kindness and went out of their way to welcome us.
"We had a great weekend at rainbow lodge, the service was of the highest standard and staff were very friendly. The most beautiful surroundings, chalets, the 3 dams, walks in the the forest and some good fishing. We will definitely be visiting again.
Cheers to the 2 that got away"
"Decided to have a quick 1 night break-away and found the lodge very comfortable and the kids really enjoyed the garden and large lawns. I did some fly fishing in the dams. Although the electricity failed around 6pm with lots of rain, we were very promptly supplied with a gas stove and candles for th..."more
"We absolutely loved Rainbow lodge. From its warm and friendly management who come out to greet you as you arrive, to the beautiful little log cabins surrounded by tranquil fishing area's, and lush vegetation. Our every expectation was filled as we got into lots of relaxing, loads of fishing and braa..."more
"What a relaxing, hide-away weekend to do absolutely nothing! "The shack" I will call this paradise.
"We had a wonderful time at Rainbow Lodge. The rooms were spotless, well kept and very comfortable. A wonderful place for a romantic weekend getaway. We will certainly be back in the very near future!"
"What a lovely place. Beautiful scenery and a great atmosphere. I suggest that a person must stay at least 2 nights. The iron stove makes the place. Wood is provided and you burn the wood all night in the stove. Another good suggestion is to bring your own coffee pot and place on the stove and you ca..."more
"It was awsome a pleace, it has every thing you need and more."
"The chalet was very clean, cosy and well equiped. The view is fantastic from the chalet, it is quiet and two restful days give energy to work again. It is nice to bring your dog with, she had lots of fun also. Thanks for a wonderful time."
"What an absolutely delightful little place. So good that we extended our stay there by one day! Apart from a small glitch with the gas heating the water on friday night which was dealt with promptly, all was good!!! Very Romantic and restful!!!!"
"We had so much fun there at Rainbow Lodge. The lodges are so cute, clean and cozy. The nature is even better! Even the doggies had a ball.
Very impressed, will definitely come again!
"I found the Lodge itself very pleasant and appreciated the relaxed atmosphere as well as the uniqueness of each cottage. What I sought was a place to be on my own and comfortable and what I found was warm hospitality sensitive to my needs and an incredible calm. A place to recharge one's batteries..."more
"This is the second time we have stayed at Rainbow Lodge and I must say we love it. If your looking for a quiet, tranquil get away, this is the place to hide. It is well equipped and very clean and cosy. I would recommend this little retreat to anyone. Thank you again."
"Rainbow Lodge is well situated to explore the area - Dullstroom some 30km away and Sabie and Graskop areas are all within a day visit reach. The quiet and beautiful area contributes to a chilling out experience next to nothing - home from home with a rent a dog to make it even more pleasant. The wea..."more
"We really needed to unwind. It was a decision well taken to make our reservation at Rainbow Lodge. We enjoyed our stay, and it was very relaxing with no one or anything bothering you. We thoroughly enjoyed our trout fishing. We will recommend Rainbow Lodge to family and friends.
"This is a fabulous place if you want to have a chilled weekend away. The facilities are incredible and the relaxed atmosphere really lets you kick back and relax. This is definitely a place that you will visit more than once. "
"This is most certainly one of the most enjoyable and relaxing weekend getaways we have had. The log cabin was very comfortable and cosy. We were surrounded by peace and tranquillity. If you are a dog lover, this is a great place to be. The lodge dogs Scruffy and Happy made us feel very welcome, as..."more
"In searching for a weekend retreat to really get away from it all, I found Rainbow Lodge on the internet. It looked idyllic and did not disappoint me in this regard. It is also close enough to enjoy a morning outing to Dullstroom. At the lodge, don't expect TV's / satellite & luxury, but expect comf..."more
"It was wonderful to have a haven to come to after a hard day's work in a cold church! After overcoming the chimney problem (we did not realize the chimney was blocked the first time we had a fire so this resulted in more than one sense of the word 'smoked'!). The beds were very comfortable and we wi..."more
"I think rainbow lodge is a fantastic little holiday getaway. If you are looking for a romantic getaway and beautiful surroundings this is definitely a must. Just be sure not to accept the cottage at the back of the house, rather take a log cabin.
"Having read previous excellent reviews of Rainbow Lodge, I was still pleasantly surprised by just how special this little retreat is. Warm, comfortable, good quality everywhere you look and the most amazing view I have seen in a long time. We will certainly be back for a rejuvenating top up!
"We enjoyed the quiet stay very much. Wonderful views, good trout dams, long forest walks and comfortable accommodation. Enjoyed fires in a wonderful fireplace in the lounge and appreciated being able to take my doggy with to enjoy the vast grass area to run around in."
"A little bit of heaven fell from the sky one day, it landed in a place not so very far away..
This place is called Rainbow Lodge. My boyfriend and I contacted the owners at 4pm on the day before we arrived, trying to find somewhere cute and affordable to stay at the very last minute, and Ra..."
"The wooden cottage (number 2) reminded me of the house Heidi and her grandpa lived in. This served to highten our enthusiasm as we imagined ourselves living on the foothills of the Alps. The cottage appeared small as we arrived but to my amazement and joy, was much more spacious than anticipated! It..."more
"What a great weekend get away! Rainbow Lodge, with its idyllic setting is an absolute undiscovered gem!
The small romantic log cabins offer you everything you need and is well furnished and equipped.
Waking up and looking at the sunrise whilst still lying in bed has made Rainbow L..."
"Tranquillity at its best. Perfect escape from the rat race of Johannesburg. Setting is wonderful, cabins cosy. Will definitely be back again!"
"The place was amazing, so peaceful and quiet the chalet was warm and cosy.
And the fireplace was the best especially during the cold nights. We had a wonderful time and they were so kind to let my dog Trompie come with that was kind of them he enjoyed it so much and we got a wonderful rest witho..."
"Peaceful! Quiet! Beautiful scenery! Loved our romantic little cabin. Will definitely go back again! And again.."
"We had a fantastic time! The accommodation was perfect and catered for all our needs. As for the fishing we caught nothing less than a kg and there are plently of fish. The surroundings are beautiful and the gardens are pretty and well kept. I would recommend Rainbow Lodge to anyone who is looking..."more