Rain Farm Wild & Lodge

Tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields, just 15 minutes inland from Ballito on the north coast, lies a piece of heaven, Rain Farm Game & Lodge, a three hundred hectare wildlife sanctuary, rich in adventure and rugged beauty.

With the fresh moving air wafting from the river and the smell of smokey filter coffee in the mornings, Rain Farm Game & Lodge is the perfect location to get away from it all, whether it be a romantic holiday or quality time spent with the family.

Restore Your Soul!

Experience the secret wonders of this hidden jewel that is certain to restore your soul and ensure that you return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 


Romantic Tree Top Tents

From the deck of one of the 6 romantic tree top tents, with the majestic Umhlali rapids at your feet below, indulgently gaze upon the African plains beyond with animals such as zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and many species of antelope making an appearance.

There are six luxury tents that are magically tucked between the trees and overlook the Umhlali River these can accommodate up to 2 guests each. Each tent has a Victorian bath, shower, basin and toilet as well as a tea and coffee station with a refrigerator, private veranda, electronic safe, hair dryer, free standing fan with a four post mosquito net over the bed.


Uniquely situated and stilted over the dam, this fully equipped self-catering timber cabin soaks up the tranquillity of the beautiful farm surroundings and can accommodate up to 4 guests. There are two bedrooms each sleeping two guests, with built in ceiling fans. There is one shower and two toilets, a bar, lounge and dining area, an open jetty as well as its own private island with a bridge that connects it to the cabin.


A great option for family groups of up to eight guests. This fully equipped self-catering thatched rondaval has a lovely open loft room which sleeps four guests as well as two bedrooms downstairs (one room en suite with its own air conditioning unit) each sleeping two guests with two bathrooms. There is a large balcony which overlooks the rolling grassland in the distance and an outdoor entertainment area equipped with a built in braai and fire pit. This unit is air conditioned and gives you the option of both a stone bath and shower.


This two sleeper thatched rondaval is the ultimate honeymoon suite and has been made extra special to ensure that a couple will enjoy all the magic ambiance it has to offer. It has it's very own private Jacuzzi, fireplace, plasma screen TV, full DSTV bouquet, air-conditioning, an enchanting outdoor shower as well as a stone bath with an overhead shower.

Duiker, Warthog, Ostrich

The three adjacent farmhouse complexes are ideally situated in front of the river, making for a peaceful experience.  These units are perfect for larger groups as they are in close proximity to one another or each can be booked out separately.

Duiker can accommodate two guests and is fully equipped for self-catering with a kitchen, lounge and outdoor patio area. The bedroom has a ceiling fan and there is a separate shower and toilet. 

Eland, Hartebeest, Springbok, Falcon, Hornbill, Fish Eagle

There are six luxury dam units that are magically tucked between the trees and overlook the beautiful top dam, these can accommodate up to 2 guests each. Eland and Hartebeest are fully equipped for self catering and each have an open plan bedroom with kitchenette off the bedroom, a bathroom with a wash basin, spa bath and shower, a toilet and their very own private balcony overlooking the dam.

Springbok, also fully equipped for self-catering, has an open plan bedroom with kitchenette, a bathroom with a shower, toilet and washbasin and private balcony overlooking the dam.

Falcon, Hornbill, and Fish Eagle, are three luxury dam units nestled on the dam on the other side of the lodge. These new units boast an open plan kitchen, lounge and bedroom with a bathroom with a wash basin, spa bath and shower, a toilet, an outdoor shower and TV’s with DSTV.

Self-Cater, DBB or Dine

All accommodation, except for the tree top tents, are fully equipped for self catering. We also cater for dinner, bed and breakfast guests. Alternatively, experience a culinary romance with mouth watering dishes passionately prepared by gourmet chefs at the restaurant, which is open 7 days a week. 

Rain Farm Restaurant

With our Restaurant carefully situated over our rock feature pool and overlooking the farm we are able to offer not only magical scenery but delightful tastes as well.

We aim to serve wholesome family food along with warm and friendly service. Our Chefs whom have travelled to various parts of the world aim to bring their different experiences with food to the Menu. Resulting in a wide slection of fresh and tasty, locally sourced produce.


Rain Farm Game and Lodge is the ideal location for your wedding, conference or special occasion. Our events center is the perfect place to entertain your guests with a fully stocked bar and a magnificent rock featured pool, whilst in the distance you can spot a large variety of wildlife!


Tucked away between rolling hills and sugar cane fields just fifteen minutes from Ballito lies a piece of heaven on the North Coast, Rain Farm Game and Lodge.

A stunningly beautiful location for your wedding, it boasts an intimate and magical experience. This sublime venue has its very own stone chapel, flanked by the beautiful views around the farm, ideal for couples to exchange their vows. A horse-drawn carriage offers the perfect “fairy-tale” entrance on your special day.

The farm surroundings create a picture perfect backdrop for photography, offering anything simple like the stunning dams to shots on a game drive with animals such as zebra and giraffe making an appearance. Celebrate your “moment” in the boma with its ethnic feel or the main hall and terrace with its breathtaking view of the rock feature pool glistening with ambiance under the night sky, whilst enjoying a delicious gourmet meal or buffet and a selection of mouth-watering decadent desserts.

For the brides, the wellness spa and beauty salon proves to be extra convenient, offering anything from facials and massages to ozone therapy and a sun bed. There is also a mini salon area for hair to be done on location for your special day.

Spend your special night in the romantic honey moon suite equipped with its own Jacuzzi and fireplace, or treat your guests and family to a stay in either a lovely tree top tent or the main farmhouse complex which can accommodate up to twelve people.

Every couple dreams of having a perfect, memorable wedding and Rain Farm Game and Lodge is an idyllic venue making all dreams come true.

Kiddies Parties

Why not come and celebrate your children’s next birthday party at Rain Farm Game and Lodge, just fifteen minutes inland from Ballito on the North Coast.

If you’re looking for something new and exciting, Rain Farm Game and Lodge have recently set up our new kiddies’ area, which includes s wings, a jumping castle, a jungle gym, a sand pit and a trampoline, all situated under a covered area and which is ideal to keep the little ones busy for endless hours!


The party package is exciting and for a great price per child, the children will be spoilt to an exciting game drive where they can spot and learn about the various animals in the reserve as well as enjoy a yummy kiddies’ meal ranging from mini pizza’s to chicken burgers and chips and of course have a huge amount of fun in the play area where all facilities and the use of tables and chairs are included. 

Rock feature swimming pool

There is also a stunning rock feature swimming pool which is perfect for parties taking place during the sizzling summer season.

Moms can invite the rest of the family and friends and come and relax and watch the little ones play whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee or something delicious from our kitchen!


Our conference venue sleeps up to 60 guests, has two air-conditioned conference rooms and back-up generators, personalized stationery and all the little extra’s which makes for a perfect conference and team building facility.

The restaurant also boasts mouthwatering cuisine prepared by the passionate gourmet chefs. 

With our friendly, hospitable staff and great professional standards, Rain Farm Game and Lodge will be able to meet all your conference requirements and more.

Special Events

Whether it’s a christening, joyous birthday occasion, or a comforting memorial service our friendly staff are here to assist you in making your event a special one. Let us know what you have in mind and we will work together to finalize the finer details and come up with a quote that best suits your budget.

Game Drives & Bush Walks

At Rain Farm Game and Lodge, guests can enjoy the mystery and beauty of wildlife, cultural heritage and watch Africa unfold on game drives and bush walks, conducted by the well experienced and professional rangers.

Horse Rides, Bass Fishing, Archery, Pellet Gun Shooting

Immerse yourself in the scenic, picturesque landscapes on a horse ride, or simply enjoy a little bass fishing, a game of archery or test your target skills with a pellet gun.

Health & Beauty Spa

The health and beauty spa on site is a real treat for those who enjoy a bit of pampering and offers a wide range of treatments in a tranquil and relaxing environment and range; from simple pedi's and hot stone massages, to the infra red sauna and ozone therapy facilities. For more information regarding the treatments and prices, please contact us.

Our Spa also offers a hair salon should you wish for your hair stylist to be on location. 

Day Visitors welcome !

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