Wildlife can sometimes be seen from the road. There are trails through farms with game.

All tours and activities

  • Check our location and please don’t be late. There are no refunds if we leave without you. If you are lost, call us on any of these numbers:

084 245 2490  *  082 475 8767  *  062 919 3692

  • Ask any questions!
  • There is limited or no connectivity in the Dome Bergland
  • Your car needs reasonable clearance for corrugated roads
  • Self-cater your refreshments and snacks. Have spare water.
  • Bring binoculars, camera.
  • Weather can be changeable, come prepared for wind, rain, heat, cold
  • Wear sunscreen and a hat, good walking shoes.
  • There are quaint country places for refreshments and meals, to your account
  • Bring cash for an expenses (see extras below)
  • We are not responsible for inconvenience, loss or accidents.

Driving tours

  • Make sure you have a full tank and a spare wheel.
  • There are no garages once we are on tour
  • The halfday tour is mainly on tar and fairly good gravel, but a car needs clearance for corrugations. Distance around 60km,
  • If your car has low clearance, discuss using our 4×4 with driver
  • The full day tour is rougher and a bakkie, SUV or 4×4 is best. Distance up to 130km.
  • We use 4×4 for certain optional offroad site visits which are costed in if you choose to go there
  • Extras: On archaeology, history and battlefields tours the cost of entry to private properties is passed on to tour members
  • We cannot guarantee the time the tours end, due to roads and weather


  • All of the above applies
  • These tours may take 1, 2 or 3 days and we arrange additional accommodation
  • Based on your interests we choose certain wars and events for site visits
  • We discuss transport and vehicles to ensure that we can reach sites

Archaeology, history and cultures

  • All of the above applies.
  • Tell us what interests you. The subjects are vast and we need to be selective.
  • Some sites may be inaccessible, overgrown or vandalised
  • No samples may be taken, only photos.
  • We can usually provide copies of research papers online


  • Short hikes of an hour two are done from Otters Haunt
  • Halfday and fullday hikes may involve driving to venues.
  • If there are extra access fees those are to the hikers’ account.
  • Overnight hikes and journeys may involve camping, staying in B&B or returning to Otters Haunt for the night. Discuss with us.
  • Detailed briefings are provided for backpacking.

Rafting & canoeing


  • The Dome Drift involves a few easy but exciting rapids but covers mainly long flowing pools. No experience required. Ages 6-80.
  • Canoeing on the Vaal is down long placid stretched between islands.
  • Detailed briefings about what to wear and expect are provided on our Riverman website.