River Lodge Rhapsodies

River Lodge Rhapsodies

A weekend of classics with Maestro Dr Richard Cock and the fabulous Joburg Festival Orchestra.

There will be four concerts over the two days, incorporating classical masterpieces and some lighter classics, plus a touch of jazz by the Charl du Plessis Trio.  There will be a very entertaining afternoon talk by a music guru, and of course Dr Richard will give his well-loved pre-concert talks, and an introduction to the orchestra for the youngsters.

The venue is the Olifants River Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Olifants River.  This semi-bushveld paradise is just two hours from Joburg and Pretoria, and less than three from Nelspruit.  There’s plenty to do between concerts, including hiking and biking trails, birding and fishing, table-tennis and volleyball, heated and cold-water swimming-pools – this is an ideal getaway for families and friends.

Minimum 150 people.


Date: 28 to 30 June 2019, in on Friday afternoon, out on Sunday afternoon.
Venue: Olifants River Lodge, Mpumalanga.  Directions and details on booking.
Costs (incl. VAT)
Accommodation Options:

  • Four-sleeper Villa:  two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, lounge:  R5 500 per person sharing for four people
  • Six-sleeper Villa:  three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, lounge:  R5 450 per person sharing for six people
  • Cabana – sleeps two to four people:  a double bed and two single loft-beds (suitable for kids or nimble adults), bathroom and kitchen.  R5 350 per adult sharing.  Kids under 12 years R1 035 each.  Kids 12 to 18 years R1 660 each.
  • Log Cabinsleeps two to four people: a double bed and a bunk bed (suitable for kids), bathroom and kitchenette:  R5 100 per adult sharing.  Kids under 12 years  R1 035 each.  Kids 12 to 18 years  R1 660 each.
  • Caravan and Camping Sites: all with power-points.  The campsite has four ablution blocks with hot water.  Bring your own tent or caravan and other camping gear:  R3 200 per person.  Kids under 12 years R600 each.  Kids 12 to 18 years R850 each.
Costs include:  Your accommodation, dinners on both evenings, and all musical and other events over the weekend. Breakfasts and lunches are not included, so you can choose to eat at the lodge restaurants, or bring you own goodies and self-cater.
Bookings: To book:  kim@montybrett.com or 082 824-9378