Passover Program in South Africa

The Pesach Retreat – South Africa

Safari sunsets and African ambience infuse Yom Tov with unparalleled beauty!

South Africa’s Premiere Pesach Program


Celebrate Seder near the Safari in sunny South Africa 


Join with fellow Jews from across South Africa and around the world for an incredible Pesach experience at the spectacular Hunters Rest Golf Resort & Spa in Rustenburg, South Africa.


Enjoy deluxe amenities with the best in Jewish learning and living, packed with exciting activities. Spend Yom Tov days relaxing with family, meeting new friends, encountering internationally renowned teachers and presenters. During Chol Hamoed explore incredible attractions in the heart of the country. Our program offers a unique and inspiring experience in a warm friendly atmosphere.




Location, Location, Location!


Nestled among the picturesque Magalies Mountains, Hunters Rest Resort is an ideal location for Yom Tov. It offers guests the perfect blend of comfort and adventure. We reserve the entire resort for our Pesach programme. Choose between a variety of room types with all rooms featuring comfortable and modern features and amenities, as well as a private patio to enjoy gorgeous panoramic views of the mountains.

The hotel boasts a spa, swimming pool, golf course, heated outdoor pool, adventure and health centre, miniature golf, gym, mountain biking trails, hiking/jogging trails, sports jungle gyms. The on-site Adventure Centre offers ATV quad biking, paintball, archery, and other activities for the entire family. We provide entertainment each evening of Chol Hamoed.



Wine ‘n Dine


Our celebrated chefs offer a diverse and sumptuous Pesach menu. Delight your palate with three daily meals and a 24-hour tea room.


Mehadrin Standards • Non-Gebrokts • Non-Kitniyos • Shmura Matzah • Cholov Yisroel • Glatt • Selection of Wines


The entire resort is exclusively Kosher for Pesach under strict rabbinical supervision.


Sing and Pray


Our fully stocked Shul and seasoned Chazzan promise beautiful tefilla services. We also offer a host of stimulating shiurim, interactive lectures and workshops with Scholars in Residence as well as guest rabbis and personalities. All is provided to allow you to fill your Yom Tov days with meaning and warmth.





Our Kids Club is manned by trained counselors and stocked with activities and toys. Children will love the captivating, age-appropriate, fun and meaningful programs prepared for them, including activities on Yom Tov using the CKids curriculum. Planned activities include: sports, arts & crafts, jumping castles, swimming, movies, entertainment.


Babysitting options available.


Seders Nights


Which Seder type fits your preference?




Led by the Rabbi in Residence. Discover the deeper meaning of Pesach and how to achieve personal freedom.




Lead your own family Seder at a table in our elegant main dining room.




Enjoy an exclusive Seder in a room just for your own family (additional cost for private Seder rooms).




The programme will operate under government and community guidelines for covid safety.


Explore and Adventure


Explore world-class attractions nearby! Book with our on-site tour operators for trips to nearby safaris and other must-see attractions or choose to rent a car and explore on your own. Incredible sight-seeing opportunities await within 30-60 minutes proximity:


safari game reserves, African cultural villages, animal sanctuaries, gold mines, Soweto and township tours, bird gardens, big-cat encounters, hot air ballooning, Apartheid Museum, Cradle of Humankind, wonder caves, shows and more (see more details below).




Pilanesberg Game Reserve 


550 square kilometers of African bush land with more than 10,000 large mammals including the Big 5 lions, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo. This National Game Reserve is a popular safari choice.


Sun City Entertainment Complex 


From family fun to adrenaline-fueled adventures, show-stopping entertainment, hundreds of activities day and night, including live shows and high-end shopping.


Kromdraai Gold Mine 


An unparalleled view of old mining methods. Enter the old workings through a large opening in the side of the hill and a short walk down the coco pan tracks through roughly worked tunnels and into the heart of the mountain, marvel at the conditions that people had to endure while extracting the gold ore. Includes an underground trip inside the horizontal mine tunnel.


The Rand Show 


Indulge in varieties of the latest entertainment, enjoy fun fair rides, loads of exhibitions, from cars to boats to technology and so much more. It’s a treat for the whole family taking place nearby.


Lion & Safari Park 


Drive-through safari, lion cub interactions, take pictures with the lions and participate in ‘Cheetah Walks’, night drives, self-game drives and guided safaris.


Bird Gardens 


Wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. Includes daily show.


Kyalami Equestrian Park 


The park plays host to a number of competitions every year on its 8 competition arenas.


Rhino and Lion Reserve 


Nature reserve with emphasis on endangered species including lions, rhinos, cheetahs & vultures.


Dinokeng BIG 5 Game Reserve  


“Place of Rivers”, boasts an interesting range of natural, cultural and historical heritage sites.


Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park 


Interact with selected snakes and baby crocodiles.


Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary 


Walk through indigenous forests on elevated wooden walkways, and experience a variety of exotic monkeys.


The Elephant Sanctuary 


An unforgettable experience bringing Elephant and Man together in a unique and special way. Walk and interact with elephants.


Sterkfontein Caves 


Get a tour through the magnificent, cavernous expanse, famous for their fossil finds


Zwartkops Raceway 


The most exciting motor experiences in Africa


Maropeng/Cradle of Humankind 


Discover the origins of humankind in a unique architectural structure resembling an ancient burial mound. An underground boat ride starts the adventure, taking visitors through the various stages of Earth’s creation.


Hartebeespoort Dam 


An array of water sports, a local bird sanctuary, challenging hikes and gentle rambles, a range of African arts, crafts, novelties, curios, shopping outlets and cinemas


Apartheid Museum 


Acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story.


Gold Reef City


An amusement park located on an old gold mine, themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 with hourly gold mine tours.


Lesedi Cultural Village 


A tourist village celebrating the cultural traditions of different African peoples. It reproduces traditional dwellings and offers demonstrations of dances and other cultural activities.




Capital City, filled with historical sites, museums and monuments.


Additional wide variety of scenic areas, sight-seeing musts, and historical spots within driving distance.


Nearby Lanseria domestic airport with easy flights to Kruger Park, Cape Town, Victoria Falls and other not-to-miss African destinations.


Rates & Details

Our price starts at $2200 per adult including all meals, accommodation, activities and entertainment that we provide for the duration of the retreat.


Singles Special $2770 for single occupancy rooms


1 Review for The Pesach Retreat 2022 Passover Program in South Africa

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I really enjoyed this experience – from the monkeys in the trees, to the interesting lectures, and friends I made. The food was plentiful and good. It’s drivable to many fascinating places, although take note if you’re American that you’ll be on the wrong side of the road. The Chol Hamoed evenings were especially fun and themed. Most of the guests were South African. Hotel staff was lovely. The organized trips were not terribly organized, but it was good to have company, and the yummy box lunches they sent with us made up for it. Learn about safety precautions In the airport (lock/wrap luggage and watch it like a hawk), streets (don’t carry a purse) and safari (don’t get too close to animals that can step on your car) before you go. The location is remote, so you can’t count on ubers from there, and they recommend a local car service that comes, umm, when it comes.. There is a nice hotel in Jewish Joburg (Genesis) that is above a grocery with kosher-take out and a bagel store if you need a place to stay the night you come in.

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Additional Details

  • Pesach Program Features: Non-Gebruchts, Shmurah Matzo, Mixed Swimming, Mixed Crowd, Golf Courses, Tennis Courts, Jogging Trails, Fitness Center, Spa, 4 Star hotel
  • Entertainment on your Passover Vacation:Concerts, Comedy Shows, Art,
  • Kashrus / Pesach Hotel Kosher Certified by:Beth Din of Johannesburg
  • Nearest Airports to your Passover Hotel:JNB - O R Tambo Johannesburg Intl Airport (90 minutes drive to resort), LHA Lanseria International Airport (45 minutes from resort)
  • Passover Programs Catering / Chef:Doron Gavronsky - Chefs En Route
  • Pesach Program Scholar in Residence:Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Bronya Shaffer, Shimona Tzukernik, Rabbi Daniel & Maria Beider, Rabbi Ari & Batya Kievman
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