Surrounded by the beauty of nature, we invite you to retreat, relax, reflect and recharge in the heart of the Free State.

EarthRise Mountain Lodge is more than just an idyllic getaway and conference facility, though, it’s a new way of life.

By staying at the lodge you are supporting the EarthRise Trust, a social development project that aims to develop the local Naledi Village community by providing opportunities for sustainable livelihoods, as well as access to quality healthcare and education.

The community is actively involved with the lodge on and is responsible for building it, running it and providing it with some of its fresh produce needs and maintenance services. It’s the first project of its kind in the area, bringing into the valley a sense of dignity and prosperity for all.

The primary school and crèche established by the community are earmarked for special development, to create a safe space for teaching and learning.

We hope to inspire a unique personal journey of self and of nature; and seek to encourage inclusion, creativity, volunteerism and civic duty in the  broader community, as part of our drive to build a better world for our children. Your support and your ideas for and involvement in the development of this new model of social upliftment and cohesion are most welcome.

To share in this journey with us, please contact Japie Lephatsi, the Lodge Manager, Nnono Makenethe, the Assistant Manager or Anton Chaka, the Chair of the Naledi Village Development Committee.