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River Place Lodge & al Fiume Restaurant


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Whether it’s a high-level business conference or product launch, a wedding or an anniversary, an intimate lunch or a family celebration, we all have a vision of “wither we desire to go”. At River Place, the setting and facilities, together with our meticulous attention to detail and our emphasis on stylish sophistication and timeless elegance will help you achieve your vision.


river-place-accommodationNestling within the natural beauty of River Valley Lodge are our 16 Deluxe Rooms and 3 Stone-clad Suites, offering comfort and luxury with a sense of timeless tranquillity. Warm colours and versatile textures ensure authentic country style.

Each room has twin beds with an en-suite bathroom (including bath and shower facilities), private patio, DSTV and work station. For a more luxurious option, our Stone Clad Suites overlook the river and include extra-length, king-sized beds and an adjoining lounge area.

Our Honeymoon Suite, appointed with soft hues and sensual decor, is designed with romance in mind.

Conferences & Functions

river-place-boardroom1Conferences are aimed at giving delegates new perspectives and different insights. While the unique setting at River Place will help you achieve those goals, that’s just one reason to choose us for your next conference. Other compelling reasons include our conference facilities, attention to detail and the outstanding cuisine from the al Fiume restaurant.

river-place-conferencingWith world-class technical facilities, a unique setting and varied terrain, a wide variety of team building activities can be accommodated at River Place, whether it’s adrenaline-inducing adventure, something more spiritual or just plain fun you’re after. Together with our facilitators, we will create a team building experience that’s tailored to your specific needs.

You want your conference or seminar to give delegates a different perspective, a fresh approach. You want them to consider new ways of being, thinking and doing. At River Place, even the cuisine reflects that approach. Catering is provided by Al Fiume restaurant situated near to the conference centre. The restaurant’s outstanding food will get your delegates talking about more than just the business at hand.


river-place-Wedding1River Place Lodge is a magnificent Country Wedding and Conference Venue that takes full advantage of the beautiful indigenous gardens, impressive mountain and river views all combining to provide an idyllic wedding experience. The lodge consists of 18 hectares of prime river-frontage and is conveniently located just 20 minutes from both Fourways and Centurion.

Our Wedding Coordinators can provide you with invaluable ideas, information and inspiration towards an exciting, yet daunting time for the bride and groom.

Exclusive stone cottages on the lodge will give your wedding party all the privacy and time they need to look their best. We can also arrange for hair stylists and make-up artists to come to the venue. The bridal couple will have the option and added convenience of spending their wedding night in our bridal suite and to enjoy a heavenly breakfast/brunch the next morning before going on their way.

You may wish to exchange your vows in one of our stone-clad chapels with stunning views, on the lawns next to the river or at our unique waterfall cove set in a peaceful ravine. You might choose to hold the reception at al Fiume restaurant on the banks of the river… at the open-air café terrace or at our newly built River Lapa, all of which can be specially dressed to create the mood and ambience you want. Menus are prepared by al Fiume’s Executive Chefs for your dining pleasure.

Al Fiume Restaurant

river-place-al-fiumeal Fiume – Italian for ‘at the river’ – has all the ingredients for a great restaurant: a beautiful setting on a shady wooden deck on the banks of the Hennops River and a restaurateur with a passion for food, as well as the experience to ensure outstanding levels of service.

al Fiume serves food that lives up to our definition of quality: the season’s best, cooked with skill and passion and presented with a minimum of fuss.

The cellar at al Fiume is stocked with a diverse choice of Italian and South African wines. The selection includes everyday drinking wines and wines for special occasions; wines from some of South Africa’s best-known estates and unusual wines from smaller estates.

al Fiume is a restaurant for all seasons: long, lazy summer days on the wooden deck; bright spring days when the first signs of green are starting to appear on the trees overhanging the river; bracing winter days when you might want to work off your meal with a brisk walk over the bridge and cozy autumn days when you can sit snugly in the restaurant and watch the falling leaves floating down the river.


Please contact River Place Lodge & al Fiume Restaurant for rates.