Mokoya Lodge & Sweet Thyme Restaurant, an exclusive Lodge nestled in the heart of the Hekpoort Valley ideally halfway between Magaliesburg & Hartbeespoort Dam. Situated just an hour's drive from both Johannesburg & Pretoria the Lodge is the ideal venue for Romantic Getaways, Family excursions, Yoga, Detox & Wellness Retreats aswell as Weddings, Functions & Corporate events.

Boasting 27ha of natural African bushveld with an abundance of flora, fauna and wildlife, we aim to create a memorable experience for our guests offering affordable accommodation in a charming country setting. Set amongst the abundant gardens Mokoya features 19 x well appointed rooms with sweeping views of the spectacular Magaliesburg mountain range. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms with tea & coffee making facilities. Amongst the selection are 3 x suites and 2 x family rooms.

The Sweet Thyme Restaurant presents an extraordinary display of modern cuisine using the freshest locally grown produce served in an elegance that pervades the atmosphere of its surroundings. We offer a wide range of freshly prepared signature selections, traditional dishes, grilled meats, fish soups, salads etc. To end the day you can enjoy a sundowner cocktail on our terrace overlooking the mountains.

A beautiful swimming pool, volleyball court, MTB cycling trail onsite & walks along our river front offer a variety of things to do at the Lodge. Pool table, dart board and big screen DSTV provide additional entertainment. The Hekpoort Valley area also offers an assortment of more physical options such as quad bike trails, go-carting, horse riding, zip lining, game drives, animal encounters and much more!

We offer the adventure enthusiast a base from which to do so many activities in the area such as:

  • Hot-air ballooning
  • Picnics (pre-booked not for Day Visitors)
  • Spa Treatments (option of onsite or offsite)
  • Magalies treetop canopy tours / Zip Lining
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling / Kloofing
  • Via Ferrata
  • Horse Riding Trails
  • Microlighting
  • Hiking
  • Game Viewing at nearby game farms
  • Golf - Pecanwood, Magaliespark & Brits
  • Scenic drives following the Magalies Meander route
  • Art and craft markets and shops
  • Fly fishing (offsite)
  • Magalies Express Train
  • Maropeng - Cradle of Humankind
  • air conditioner (some units)
  • DSTV in communal area
  • fireplace
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • nature trail onsite
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • restaurant onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities