‘Riboville’ story results in a top-class establishment at Waterfall
“Offers discerning visitors a world-class experience in a relaxing equestrian setting overlooking lush polo fields, rolling lawns and an alluring dam teaming with birdlife”
Everyone loves a good story, and even more so when the story is real and results in something magical. As at 1 April, Tinstwalo at Waterfall will become known as Riboville. This well-known establishment, set in the natural countryside just a short drive north of Johannesburg, has been acquired by successful entrepreneur and restauranteur of the Codfatherfame.
A culmination of a ‘dream-come-true’, George Sinovich, who has always had a passion and love for the hospitality and food industry, will take over the reins at the newly branded world-class boutique hotel, conference venue and restaurant.
The Sinovich’s incredible story began in 1974 when a bet placed on a horse called Riboville, who was 20:1 outsider to win in the Durban July, turned out to be just the right bet, when through a series of extraordinary events, the horse romped to the finish line four lengths ahead of the nearest rival, a feat which has never been matched. This extra-ordinary win turned out to be a crucial financial windfall to the Sinovich family, a family who have transformed through the generations from farmers to land developers, to restauranteurs and now hospitality provider with an instinctual eye for excellence. Their new five-star stable is not only about betting on a good business horse, it is something symbolic of the spirit of this family. A soul of success and the stamina it takes to transform intangible luck into a true fortune. It is, for this reason, the establishment at Waterfall will be known simply as Riboville.
The family’s legacy is one that echoes a sense of striving with a touch of very good timing and by always having a dream and a sense of vision to identify opportunities that others may not see, the purchase of this equestrian establishment is steeped in the Sinovich family destiny. Talking at a recent business breakfast about his new acquisition, George had this to say. “After building successful and reputable restaurant businesses (The Codfather) and operating in hospitality for decades, the opportunity to purchase this world class establishment and transform it into a real winner is not only about an investment, it is about true inspiration. Inspiration, at a point in history where the triangle of timing, chance and opportunity have come together again to change the future. We are looking forward to delighting our guests at Riboville and we can’t wait to get going!”
Whilst Riboville has some exciting plans to enhance the establishment in the near future, it is proud to continue to deliver five-star accommodation in its 16 spacious suites, diverse and luxurious meeting spaces in fully serviced, well-equipped conference rooms and an exclusive boardroom, and culinary experiences second to none.