2016 Finalists

Service Excellence – Accommodations

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Visit Vakasha Guest Lodge 3 A warm and welcoming accommodation for backpakers and groups. It is situated at no. 13 Jellicoe Street,Extension 1,eMalahleni. For relaxation we have a TV rooms,Pool table and Dart game board. Backpacking & Hosteling
Dakarai Bed and Breakfast Dakarai B&B is a four star graded accomodotation facility which offer exquisite service for those who love finer things in life. Home away from home experience. The establishment is situated in the rural Thulamahashe in Mpumalanaga province. We offer 7 spacious en suite rooms, air conditioning and Satellite TV. We are 1hr 30 min drive to Orpen Kruger national park gate. Bed & Breakfast
Hillwatering Country House Set in the beautiful and peaceful residential area of Mount Anderson in the forestry town of Sabie, the guest house commands sweeping views of the Drakensburg Mountains, forest clad slopes and the Bridal Veil Falls. Supreme comfort and warm hospitality awaits you at Hillwatering Country House offering stylish accommodation with attention to detail and cleanliness in a relaxed atmosphere, secure open parking with remote control security Four of the rooms have French doors leading onto a veranda where you have spectacular views of the mountains and the famous 70 meter high Bridal Veil Falls. The veranda is a place to sit and relax, whilst you enjoy a sun downer and watch the sun set behind the mountains. This charming guest house will be your gateway to the beauty of the Panorama Route and surrounding areas and is an ideal base to explore all the major attractions. Your day at Hillwatering Country House starts with a delicious generous breakfast where both Continental and English are served, which can be enjoyed on the veranda or in the dining room next to the log fire in winter. Should you wish to have an early start to the day to visit the Kruger National Park we will be happy to supply a packed picnic breakfast. Bed & Breakfast
La Picasso Guesthouse We are a three star graded facility situated on the N2 exit from Ermelo to Richardsbay as well as strategically placed a two and a half hours drive from O.R Tambo intl as a stop over for traveler heading down to the coast. We are also strategically placed for business travelers servicing various entities around our town. We pride ourselves in being hosts to the various institutions some of whom we have established a long term relationship as their prefered accommodation provider in Ermelo. We also have a 35 seater conferencing facility which our clients use for their training as well as their workshops. We have recently acquired a second property at 2 carolus reinecke street with 9 ensuite bedrooms. Thus such indicates a demand for our service by very happy clients. At La Picasso we always look forward to welcoming you! Bed & Breakfast
Matumi Golf Lodge Whether you are a golfer, on business or just passing through - Matumi Golf lodge is an experience not to be missed! Situated in the tranquil and secure enviroment of the Matumi Golf Estate, just 3 km from the centre of Nelspruit.  Matumi is ideally positioned midway up the 9th fairway of the Nelspruit Golf Course, well known for its beautiful indigenous trees. The Lodge commands outstanding views of the Crocodile River valley and Mpumalanga lower escarpment. Bed & Breakfast
Ramandire Bed and Breakfast Ramandire Bed and Breakfast is a boutique accommodation business which caters for all whom prefer intimate settings including venue and laundry services. Bed & Breakfast
Visit Vakasha Guest Lodge 1 Visit Vakasha is a 3 star graded establishment which is divided amongst 2 guesthouses which are called VV1 & VV2 and is located at a central district of eMalahleni in the Mpumalanga Province. When you are in eMalahleni for Business or Leisure Visit Vakasha is the place to be. Our rooms are elegant,comfortable and attractively furnished enabling each room to be a place of relaxation. When you need time to put up your feet, write a pressing report or have a intimate conversation our rooms are suitable for both. We have a fully equipped "wisdom" conference facility that can accommodate 50 delegates. Bed & Breakfast
Badplaas A Forever Resort Caravan Park Nestled within the Emanzana Nature Reserve, this award winning Mpumalanga Resort is famous for its hot mineral springs and has become legendary for its large variety of leisure and entertainment facilities. Slip down the slides, soothe your cares away in our therapeutic mineral pools, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating hydro treatment, or attempt a daring adventure activity. A mere 2.5 hour drive from Gauteng takes you to a breathtaking place where memories are made. Caravan & Camping
Blyde Canyon A Forever Resort 30 Well appointed Camping sites with electricity, each with: barbeque area & rubbish bin. Two modern ablution blocks, One with a Laundromat and another with a facility for people with special needs. Kiddies play park as well as main play park with Putt-Putt and swimming pools nearby. Caravan & Camping
Loskopdam A Forever Resort Caravan Park Loskopdam, A Forever Resort Caravan & Camping park offers excellent well shaded camping sites that stretches to the water' edge. Neat and well equipped ablution facilities are provided. The caravan & camping sites boasts scenic views of mountain ranges. The Caravan park consists of non-powered and powered sites. Situated 48km North of Middelburg, have proved highly popular with campers. Come see why! Caravan & Camping
Highgrove House Highgrove House, situated on a 64ha avocado and macadamia farm, 20 minutes from world-renowned Kruger National Park, is a romantic hideaway of distinctive exclusivity. Aged jacaranda trees provide an enchanting entrance avenue to reception rooms adorned with a fine collection of antiques and Persian carpets. Personal service is assured with just eight garden suites. Cosy up to the fireplace in your secluded spacious suite, or indulge in your own private pool and sauna in an Executive Orchard Suite. The Orchard Spa is one of the best in the region, with two couples' treatment rooms, bath rituals and avo and macadamia treatments. As a proud member of Chaine des Rotisseurs, dining is an elegant affair. An award-winning, best small boutique hotel for several years. 5-Star Country House. Children 10+ welcome | Free Wi-Fi | Spa | In-house tour company R2180-R2675pps including breakfast, dinner, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi Reservations | 083 675 1500 | 082 218 0058 | 1 Highgrove Avenue, off the R40 between White River and Hazyview | house@highgrove.co.za | www.highgrove.co.za Country House
Welgelegen Manor Welgelegen Manor is a lovingly restored Herbert Baker designed country home on the farm Rietbult, an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. Country House
Bongani Mountain Lodge Location: The newly refurbished 4 star Bongani Mountain Lodge, situated only 34kms outside Nelspruit, bordering the world renowned Kruger National Park, offers a luxurious experience amongst some of South Africa’s most breathtaking scenery.  Nestled in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range on 8000 hectares of Mthethomusha Game Reserve, this majestic site features 40 bedrooms with the capacity to accommodate up to 80 people sharing. Each room has been designed to offer a true African experience within stylish and luxurious surrounds. Rooms make use of natural materials, including stone, timber and thatch, with a natural palette of taupe’s, browns and greys, resulting in a peaceful yet modern environment. Private decks boast wraparound views of the spectacular scenery and offer the ideal location for some relaxed game viewing. Attractions: • 4 x 4 Game drives • Big Five game viewing • San Rock Art Tours • Walking Safaris • Eco guide and bird watching • Scenic Panoramic Tours • Kruger National Park Game Drives • Various Adventure Activities can be arranged Game Lodge
Jock Safari Lodge Part of the world renowned Shamwari Group, Jock Safari Lodge is situated in the southern area of the Kruger National Park at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers, half way between Skukuza and Malelane. It’s approximately 35 km to the Skukuza airstrip and 150km to the Kruger International Mpumalanga airport in Nelspruit. The lodge is easily accessible by road; just over 5 hours drive from Johannesburg, or 1 hour from Skukuza and 2 hours from Kruger International airports. Steeped in history, Jock Safari Lodge offers two unique luxury lodges and the seasonal Jock Explorer Camp. Main Jock and Fitzpatrick’s at Jock Safari Lodge, are both ideal for either a romantic or family bush getaway whilst exploring the elegance of an authentic safari experience of days gone by. Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, with an authentic Africa Bushveld experience, which will leave you feeling as if you have experienced a significant part of history. Game Lodge
Bella Bonni Guesthouse Bella Bonni Guest House is a 100% Black Woman Owned Establishment with a Four Star Grading. Bella Bonni Guest House is a beautiful home for discerning private and corporate guests who enjoy elegance, professionalism and the warmth of a home away from home. With our sumptuous breakfast your day will start on a bright note. On your request, we will prepare you a fabulous lunch and/or dinner. Our home is safe and there is 24 hour security to enhance your peace of mind. The clean and stylish rooms are evidence of our impeccable taste and uncompromising comfort. Our luxurious facilities include bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, DStv, coffee and tea in rooms, a spacious conference room, and an exclusive honeymoon suite with Jacuzzi and a romantic fireplace. We also have a self catering apartment, braai facilities, laundry service, car wash and secure sheltered parking. An African theme flows throughout and brings a touch of elegance. Guest House
DELETZ GUEST HOUSE .Deletz Guest house is a 3 star graded guest house located in the heart of Emalahleni ext 1 with 15 en-suite rooms that have selective dstv channels , a dinning area , laundry services , a braai area and wi-fi hotspot. We have single rooms and double room occupancy, we are located close to the shopping malls , casino and Puma stadium. Our contact details are as follow Telephone 013 656 1212 Cellphone 079 879 0841 / 082 854 9538 Fax 013 656 2233 email deletzguesthouse@telkomsa.net Guest House
Ecolux Boutique Hotel Our five star Boutique Hotel & Spa provides visitors to the Kruger National Park Accommodation at its best. This upmarket hotel is situated in the small town of Komatipoort which lies on the Western slopes of the Lebombo Mountains at the doorstep of the Kruger National Park. A little out of town, close to the wild, away from the hustle and bustle, where the air is clean and the stars shine bright is where you will find this beautiful hotel. Enjoy the luxury and comfort of Ecolux while experiencing the beautiful Kruger National Park or going across the border, only 8km from the Crocodile Bridge Gate the most Southern tip of the Kruger National Park and 45km from the Swazi boarder and 410 km from the Mozambique border. Ecolux Boutique Hotel & Spa offers fine dining at Vonja’s Restaurant open seven days a week. Guests can enjoy game drives, a variety of activities like elephant back safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike rides, tiger fishing and Spa treatments and many more exciting adventures. A perfect holiday destination for couples and families with lots of action packed activities or simply just to relax. Ecolux is a brand new state of the art hotel that offers you modern, romantic, upmarket and luxurious accommodation. Our eco-friendly air-conditioned rooms sport a King Size Bed, Big Flat Screen TV, Bar Fridge, Safes, hairdryers, kettles, complimentary tea & coffee and welcome drink, En-Suite Bathroom double showers, separate toilet and private balcony. This owner managed Boutique Hotel & Spa is nestled in a beautiful garden and offers 17 beautifully decorated on suite rooms, 8 of which have a patio or balcony 8 Econo standard rooms and a VIP suite with its own private garden and outdoor Jacuzzi. Our rooms offer a warm and inviting atmosphere where attention to detail is abundantly clear. Guest House
Kwa-Mahlangu Guesthouse Kwa-Mahlangu Guest House offers the discerning guest comfortable affordable accommodation in 10 rooms on a bed and breakfast basis with dinner on request. Kwa-Mahlangu boasts a conference centre for 40 delegates with state of the art conference facilities. It also offers 3 Lapas as a venue for functions or parties. The guest house is situated in a quiet area away from the hustles of the city. Guest House
Loerie's Call Guest House Loerie's Call is an exclusive five star Guest House perfectly situated in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga for business and leisure travellers alike. Our owner-managed guest house is nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden and offers 9 individually decorated, en-suite rooms – each with their own private entrance and a balcony or patio. Breakfast is served in our dining room or on the patio with unrivaled views over the Crocodile River valley and the town of Nelspruit – a great way to start your day. Our location above Nelspruit town allows us to offer both the convenience of being close to the city center, while still offering the peace and quiet of suburbia. The Mpumalanga Lowveld is within close range, with the Kruger National Parks Malelane and Numbi gates a mere 45 minutes away. Day trips can be taken on the Panorama route where marvels like the Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and many waterfalls can be seen. The team is waiting to welcome you to our 5 star establishment and look forward to making your stay a memorable one. Guest House
Longtom Farm Guesthouse The guesthouse consists of eleven spacious and beautifully decorated en-suite bedrooms in nine units, all with DSTV and six with own kitchenette, where two of the units have fully equipped kitchens. Each suite has its own entrance and verandah overlooking the magnificent garden and our log cabin overlooks the beautiful Longtom Pass. A tranquil swimming pool and braai area is available for ultimate relaxation. Breakfast is served daily and we can suggest a variety of restaurants for dinner. A spacios romantic honeymoon suite is also available. Guest House
The Orion Guesthouse The Orion Guest House – Situated in Middelburg, halfway between Pretoria and Lydenburg, on the Panorama Route. This is the gateway to the Kruger National Park, Swaziland and Mozambique. Middelburg is situated just minutes away from Loskop Dam, Witbank Dam, Rondebosch Dam and Kruger Dam which is on The Orion guesthouse doorstep.  These dams allow for an abundance of exiting water sports such as sailing, fishing, waterskiing ect. A Perfect Bed & Breakfast with that Country feel. Rooms that feel antique but are distinctly modern.Your Home Away From Home. Guest House
Turaco Lodge Turaco Lodge is a guest house situated in Marloth Park on the boundary of the Kruger National Park. We offer luxury accommodation for a maximum of 6 guests at a time, ensuring personal attention. Activities available in the area include game drives, bird watching, bush walks, fishing, golf, day visits to Mozambique & Swaziland, night drives in Kruger National Park with Park Rangers. Guest House
Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel is situated in the quiet suburb of Die Heuwel, Witbank. This establishment offers a world of comfort, style, excellent service and top-class accommodation to businessmen and travellers. Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel is the perfect stopover from OR Tambo International Airport en route to the Kruger National Park or beyond. Here travellers experience true South African Hospitality. Safety is a priority, with CCTV cameras, armed response and the on-site security guard, every visitor will have peace of mind. Yalla Yalla is an Arabic term, meaning “Let’s go”. This feeling of movement, energy and excitement compliments the needs of the on-the-go traveller, BUT Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel is also a haven of peace and tranquility amidst the demands of the external world. At Yalla Yalla Boutique Hotel you can sit back and just relax. Starting with serene ambience and calmness around the indoor swimming pool, impeccable clean, comfortably furnished and fully equipped rooms, everything offered at this establishment is geared towards your ease and enjoyment. The privacy of your outside patio, and the excellence in service in the bar and dining area, will all add to your “WOW” experience. Our services are professional and we aim to fulfill your every requirement. Here you have permission to “just be”, whether you would like to spend quiet time on your own, prepare your work for the next day, join the company of other guests or enjoy an evening in town... we are there to create a memorable stay with us. Guest House
Badplaas A Forever Resort Hotel Nestled within the Emanzana Nature Reserve, this award winning Resort is famous for its hot mineral springs and has become legendary for its large variety of leisure and entertainment facilities. Slip down the slides, soothe your cares away in our therapeutic mineral pools, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating hydro treatment, or attempt a daring adventure activity. A mere 2.5 hour drive from Gauteng takes you to a breathtaking place where memories are made. Hotel
Casa Do Sol Hotel This luxury estate hotel situated in the beautiful Mpumalanga Region is a little Eden of tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and quiet flower gardens. The cobbled streets, exotic gardens, coupled with enchanting sounds and smells of the bush and the warm and friendly atmosphere make Casa do Sol a destination of choice for a large variety of travellers. Just beyond the boundaries of the hotel lie some of the jewels of creation - God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon and many other scenic glories of Mpumalanga. And the world famous Kruger National Park is just a hop away. The crystal waters of two swimming pools are surrounded by luscious tropical gardens which have won awards for their vibrant colours and serene beauty - an environment sure to lull you into a state of gentle euphoria. Hotel
Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel Enjoy Dullstroom Accommodation at it’s best at Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel, the ideal country retreat for business and leisure in the heart of the Highlands Meander, near Machadodorp and Dullstroom and just 2 to 3 hours from OR Tambo International Airport. Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel offers the discerning visitor a range of accommodation options, from 14 twin lakeside suites, 20 gorgeous twin estate rooms and 10 elegant 2 bedroomed self-contained lodges, each beautifully appointed room has a magnificent view of the rolling hills. We also boast 300 head of game, including Zebra, Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest. There are 3 stylish conference rooms, a wedding venue, private dining room, breakfast terrace, colonial style lounge, library, pub and restaurant, and a wellness centre. The energetic can enjoy 6 trout dams, hiking trails, archery, volleyball, badminton, mountain bike trails, horse rides, tennis and swimming. Dullstroom Accommodation doesn’t get better than this! Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel will spoil you with culinary delights from sumptuous breakfasts served in the enclosed terrace to delicious dinners in The Triple Twigs, 60 seater dining room – or private function room for something more intimate. Light meals are available in the Teddy and Tankard pub. Hotel
Pine Lake Inn Nestling amongst the splendour of the Mpumpalanga woodlands and overlooking a vast lake on a golf course estate, Pine Lake Inn Hotel in Mpumalanga imparts a feeling of understated relaxation. With 112 luxurious, en-suite rooms, this home-away-from-home has an intimate atmosphere, lending a feeling of understated elegance and comfort which complements the breathtaking scenic beauty of the environs perfectly. This resort hotel is a popular venue for romantic getaways and fun-filled holidays. Nestling in woodlands and overlooking a vast lake, the whole setting exudes peace and tranquility. There is also a delightful swimming pool where you can enjoy relaxed sundowners as the day draws to a close.Rooms are luxurious, en-suite throughout with individually controlled air-conditioning.We are situated in a low risk malaria area, just 35km from the world renowned Kruger National Park and we are a short distance from other fascinating sights such as the Sudwala Caves, Sabie Falls Hotel
Premier Hotel The Winkler Open spaces, African nature at your doorstep and effortless comfort – Premier Hotel The Winkler epitomises the beauty, warmth and tranquility of the unique Mpumalanga province. Premier Hotel The Winkler, offers 87 luxurious rooms. Facilities include a brand new, state of the art conference centre accommodating up to 300 delegates, with its ideal location, Premier Hotel The Winkler is a perfect spot from which to explore the beautiful surrounding area which offers attractions like Blyde River Canyon, Sabie Waterfalls and Pilgrim’s Rest. Hotel
Protea Hotel Hazyview In the heart of the lush Mpumalanga Lowveld and only 15 minutes drive from the Kruger National Park, the Protea Hotel Hazyview is perfectly positioned for exploring this enchanting region. This charming country retreat is situated on a magnificent 10 acre garden estate with breathtaking views and superb facilities. Our tastefully decorated rooms are spacious and comfortable, overlooking lush gardens with an abundance of birdlife. All en-suite rooms offer air-conditioning, satellite TV, electronic safes and other modern conveniences. Relax at the pool or enjoy sundowners in our exclusive Maroela Bar and Lounge. Healthy appetites are superbly catered for at the Letaba Restaurant and adjacent terrace. Nearby attractions include the Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest and many others. For the fun-loving, exciting adventures like hot air balloon rides, river rafting, quad biking and many more can be arranged. Hotel
Protea Hotel Highveld Protea Hotel Highveld offers the largest rooms in Mpumalanga, Witbank, boasting on average, an amazing 54 square meters per room. Our hotel is centrally located near The Highveld Mall, Ridge Casino, Witbank Golf Club and other recreational attractions that cater for guests wanting to explore what Witbank has to offer. This three star hotel is ideal for the discerning businessman, stop overs and leisure stays, with an hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Popular events in the area include The Spring Splash, Greatest Train Race and Witbank Kuierfees, each offering entertainment to keep the entire family happy. Facilities at our hotel includes the Coalhouse Restaurant & Bar with options ranging from a la carte to diverse buffets and complimentary access to Planet Fitness Mega Gym to work out. The hotel is conveniently located across from a major public transport hub, the ever popular Highveld Mall and is closest to both private and provincial hospitals. Hotel
Road Lodge Mbombela Road Lodge hotels can be found in ideal locations across South Africa offering unbelievable value for both business and leisure travellers. There are currently 21 Road Lodge hotels located in each of South Africa’s nine provinces, all of them offering value-for-money rooms in a cosy environment. Town Lodge Mbombela is situated in a landscaped garden with a swimming pool for guests’ use at the Town Lodge next door. A central location, close to restaurants, just off the N4 motorway, 30 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and 2 minutes to Mbombela CBD. Close to the Kruger National Park – 70 minutes from Paul Kruger Gate and 30 minutes from Malelane Gate. An ideal stopover to get to the Mozambique border post in the early morning. The rooms are fully-carpeted, air-conditioned and have colour televisions and radio stations, and feature en-suite bathrooms with shower, toilet and hand basin. The hotel has a choice between double or twin beds, with single sleeperchairs available in selected rooms. One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled. The hotel serves a light breakfast daily, and has a 24 hour vending machine stocked with snacks and beverages. There is a 24 hour reception service, ample and secure parking, a payphone and wireless internet access in all commercial areas. Hotel
Mount Sheba A Forever Lodge (Forest Lodge) With private patios and panoramic views, the beauty of the surroundings can be enjoyed from the comfort of your room. Indigenous forest walking trails, forest picnics, trout fishing, mountain biking. Activities available on the property are trout fishing, a game of tennis, sauna or a walk on the wild side. The day finally ends with a touch of elegance in the "Owl and Trout" bar and gourmet dinner served with fine wine complimented by meticulous service and hospitality in the dining room, promising an unforgettable experience. Lodge
Needles Lodge Needles Lodge is a graded 4 star luxury lodge bordering the Kruger National Park. Needles offers six beautifully appointed suites, each with its own character and atmosphere and all the luxuries to ensure a comfortable stay out in the bush. Every room enjoys air-conditioning and is equipped with ceiling fans; bathroom is en-suite offering an extra- large bath as well as a separate shower. Guest amenaties, coffee and tea are complimentary and all rooms are equipped with a hair dryer. The décor has been tastefully chosen to ensure that you feel completely relaxed with all the comforts of home. With the lounge, dining and entertainment area located in the center of the lodge, the rooms stretch out on either side and are joined by wooden decks that converge on the central deck and patio. Each room has large sliding doors that open out onto a wooden deck and the bush directly before it. From your bed, you can enjoy views out into the bush and the numerous animals that are regular visitors to the lodge. Children are welcome, and can be accommodated in their own room or share with parents. Check availability and book online using the Nightsbridge real-time reservation system. Lodge
Sabie River Bush Lodge Intimate Bush Lodge on the banks of the Sabie River overlooking the Kruger National Park Lodge
Sabie River Bush Lodge Intimate Bush Lodge on the banks of the Sabie River overlooking the Kruger National Park Lodge
Tanamera Lodge Nestled on the slopes of the Sabie River Valley, Tanamera offers luxurious accommodation and breathtaking scenery. Being centrally located, you are able to explore the Lowveld Panorama including sights such as God’s Window and Blyde River Canyon. Approximately 20km from the world famou Kruger National Park. Lodge
Tomjachu Bush Retreat & Valbonne Villa Tomjachu Bush Retreat is a four star exclusive private nature reserve set in over 550 hectares of stunning game fenced mountain bushveld. Situated within the Crocodile Valley Nature Conservancy, just 20 minutes from Nelspruit, it overlooks the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park and the great Crocodile River. It is regularly remarked upon as being one of the most beautiful and serene locations, in an area where beauty abounds. Set in its own valley with breath-taking views across the Bekker Mountains, Tomjachu Bush Lodge with its cottages, is surrounded by beautiful gardens, lawns and terraces, all sharing the greater splendours of nature.Whether you want to do nothing and unwind listening to the orchestra of over 265 bird species, play croquet or boules, walk amongst non-predatory animals, fish for bass, or go for a game drive in our safari Land Rover with our experienced ranger, or see fish eagles grab a bream on the wing, mountain bike at any level from 30 m to 1006 m above sea level, Tomjachu offers the variety of your choosing. We accommodate just 16 guests over the Homestead and three delightful cottages. Each has their own character and romance. We are additionally blessed with spectacular bush locations, for braais, bush dinners and picnics, under the stars, waterfalls or open thatch, or breakfast by the water’s edge; whether it’s just two of you or a party, self-catering or from our homely yet elegant kitchens, good food and great atmosphere are assured. Lodge
Waterfall A Forever Lodge Waterfall, A Forever Lodge situated in the Kranspoort Mountains offers the best of both worlds when combining the peaceful bush environment with luxury and comfort. Waterfall exudes African charm while merging with its surroundings. The Lodge boasts en-suite Log cabins and an Aloe Manor Guest House perched on a mountain top which completes this haven in the Bushveld. The log cabins are nestled between indigenous lowveld trees and tammed Wildlife. The Lodge offers a Ala Carte Restaurant and a Ladies bar with Big screen television looking out on scenic views of mountain ranges. On site enjoy a Rock pool in the great outdoors. Lodge
115@Casambo Just 5km drive from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, hidden in the beautiful mountains of the Lowveld, surrounded by well manicured gardens. Award winning multi-functional venues. 4 star self catering chalets, onsite restaurant that caters for walk-ins and in-house guest. Casambo since its establishment has remained green and become a place of trend for your corporate meeting and special events. Looking for a home away from home, you have just seen it. Come and experience us. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
Badplaas A Forever Resort Conference Five modern conference rooms provide a variety of seating arrangements for groups from 20 to 600. All rooms are equipped with standard conference equipment. A wide choice of accommodation ranging from hotel suites to chalets to log cabins will see to a good night's rest. A variety of teambuilding activities are also available to choose from while the breathtaking views on the Resort are ideal for any successful conference or event. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
Blyde Canyon A Forever Resort Conference Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon has commanding views of the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. This three and four star Resort is located a mere 160 kilometers from Nelspruit and 50 kilometers from Graskop.  It is the ideal base for hiking trails and scenic trips by car to well-known Mpumalanga locations, including Pilgrim’s Rest. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
Ingwenyama Conference & Sports Resort 1234 * No Exact Location Available (Displaying Town Location) Feedback How was your stay? This is your opportunity to give detailed feedback to the establishment owner. GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK Lead Have an enquiry for us? Use our leads section to send through your enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. CONTACT US Ingwenyama Conference & Sports Resort is situated on the outskirts of White River which is in the heart of the beautiful Lowveld. The Lowveld region is just a mere 3 hours from Johannesburg and thirty minutes from the Kruger National Park. The situation of the Resort allows easy access to any Lowveld or Kruger National Park attractions. Because of this as well as our unbelievable service, we are able to make sure that your experience at our resort will fulfill all your desires. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
Loskopdam, A Forever Resort Conference Loskopdam, A Forever Resort offers conference facilities for delegates up to 400. Choose from 1 of 6 fully equipped conference rooms to find the best possible solution for your conference. We specialize, whether you having a management workshop, large conference or stylish event and decor we can do it all. Meetings, Exhibitions and Special Events (MESE)
Casambo Self catering Just 5km from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, hidden in the beautiful mountains of the Lowveld, surrounded by well manicured garden. We are an awarding lodge with multi-functional venues, four star self-catering and catering services. On-site restaurant that caters for walk-in and in-house guests. Casambo since its establishment has grown quickly to become the standard for greater experience and wonder to trends. Looking for your new home away from home with a distinct family touch, you have it and have seen it already... Come experience us. Self-catering Exclusive
LeoLapa LeoLapa is perched on the scenic banks of one of the Kruger National Park's greatest rivers - the Crocodile River - and is surrounded by tens of thousands of hectares of raw African wilderness. It is here that places of water are places of life. It is here that all forms of wildlife are drawn to the riverine habitat to feed and to quench their thirst. It is here that the paths of predators and prey cross. It is here that life and death are close companions. It is here that you are assured of a breathtaking wildlife experience.. Self-catering Exclusive
Matombu Wild A Forever Lodge (Exclusive Self cater Matombu Wild, A Forever Lodge is situated in the famous Kranspoort Mountain Pass approximately 40km north of Middelburg. You will discover paradise in the form of Matombu Lodge – a new pearl in the Forever Resorts portfolio. The 5-star self-catering lodge is perched on the summit of a “koppie” and provides panoramic views over miles. A variety of wildlife such as giraffe, zebra and various buck species drinking from the nearby waterhole can be viewed from the deck of the lodge. Self-catering Exclusive
Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris Thaba Tsweni Lodge, meaning mountain of the baboon, is situated in the Blyde River Canyon area of the Mpumalanga Drakensburg Panorama route.This family owned and managed lodge, is well situated to many world famous tourist attractions such as The Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondawels,God’s Window and Pilgrims Rest.The Lodge is walking distance from the Berlin Waterfalls, 10km from Graskop and 30kmFrom the town of Sabie which have many restaurants and curio shops.The Lodge is family orientated having a children’s playground, it is also nestled in a natural mountain setting with great views.The environment offers guests great hiking, mountain biking, birding and scuba diving in a high altitude river from the Lodge. Self-catering Exclusive
The Cycad Lodge & Chalets Welcome to The Cycad, situated 370km’s east of Johannesburg, nestled in the heart of Mpumulanga’s capital, Nelspruit. The lodge boasts a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere in contrast to the buzz outside, where the city’s malls, theatre, and business district are conveniently a stone throw away. The Cycad is the perfect combination of corporate and holiday. Brought about with years of planning, this dream see’s the family getaway, and businessman’s needs evolve in one. Guests can expect a warm welcome, with service being of top priority. The ambience set is one of low lighting and luxury, with accommodation masked by the botanical feel of the Cycad gardens, instilling a warm sense of security and privacy. For a more intimate view, enter the Gallery & Virtual Tour section and experience for yourself how best Cycad can suite your corporate and family’s needs, from our Standard, Executive or Honeymoon package, to Family Self-Catering Apartments. Self-catering Exclusive
Valbonne Villa at Tomjachu Bush Retreat This beautiful mountain bushveld property is exceptionally furnished and decorated to provide you with a truly comfortable and memorable stay.  Valbonne Villa is in a spectacular location at the top of the property that hangs above the Bekker Mountains, looking towards the Crocodile Valley Gorge, set in the Crocodile Mountain Conservancy just twenty minutes from Nelspruit. The property holds much natural beauty, energy and history – including the Voortrekker wagon trails that are still very evident.  This Guest House is a double-storey, dramatic classical South African Lowveld home with cool rambling veranda and six bedroom suites brimming with family antiques, paintings, local art and a lifetime of memorabilia. Valbonne House offers the exquisite luxury of a 5-star TGCSA, self-catering guest house suitable for 6 couples or 12 guests sharing – fully serviced; The accommodation includes an elegant sitting room, TV room, and study with all bedrooms en-suite, and a superbly fully equipped kitchen; An extensive covered terrace leads to a large braai area set in luscious gardens, with an infinity pool: all overlooking the most spectacular and dramatic views. Ideal for family travel and corporate breakaways. Self-catering Exclusive
Badplaas A Forever Resort Chalets Nestled within the Emanzana Nature Reserve, this award winning Mpumalanga Resort is famous for its hot mineral springs and has become legendary for its large variety of leisure and entertainment facilities. Slip down the slides, soothe your cares away in our therapeutic mineral pools, pamper yourself with a rejuvenating hydro treatment, or attempt a daring adventure activity. A mere 2.5 hour drive from Gauteng takes you to a breathtaking place where memories are made. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is a picturesque nature reserve, situated within 2 400 hectares of pristine countryside. Birdlife is plentiful and wild animals such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, antelope, jackal and leopard inhabit the area. Step off the beaten path, live and breathe nature, let your senses come alive and your soul be revitalised. With mystical forests, breath-taking views and the sounds of nature all around you, the magic of Crystal Springs is yours to discover. This luxury high-altitude mountain getaway offers everything from spending a blissful afternoon on your private patio, soaking up views and enjoying free roaming game, to wandering along the famed Mpumalanga Panorama route. With elegant accommodation and plenty of on - and off - site activities, Crystal Springs is the perfect option for a romantic escape, quick getaway or family break. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon 3* Chalets Accommodation comprises of a the following: 40 x 2 Sleepers Units, 50 x 4 Sleeper Units, and 8 x 6 Sleeper Units, all appointed in rustic stone chalets, 30 well appointed sites with electricity, each with: barbeque area & rubbish bin. Two ablution blocks – one with a Laundromat. Kiddies play park.There is a well equipped Youth Hostel that can accommodate 64 Learners with 3 separate rooms for Educators and Bus drivers. Guests can overlook the magnificent Three Rondavels whilst enjoying breakfast or a sun downer on the Kadishi Restaurant’s deck or enjoy a delicious buffet dinner in front of a fireplace on a cold winter's evening in the Kadishi Restaurant. Self-catering Shared Vacation

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KwaBhekizihambi Guest House Kwa Bhekizihambi Guest House is situated in the beautiful picturesque Province of Mpumalanga. It is at the heart of the Lowveld region and combines a tranquil setting where nature meets the modern world. We offer 18 stylishly decorated en-suite guest rooms. KwaBhekizihambi Guest House maintains an intimate ambience. Wake up to the sound of birds singing and start the day with a swim in the outdoor pool. At Kwabhekizihambi Guest House we provide a serene setting for our guests to enjoy the many splendours of the homely surrounding. Each guest is treated with the kind of attention that is reserved for family. We see to it that attention to detail and service will be followed by staff dedication for each guest. All the staff members, management and owners are like family. We work together, we eat together, we celebrate and cry together. We are all part of one body and everyone is accountable for fulfilling their role toward the functioning of that body. We have a conference centre, which accommodates 400 people sitting, 300 people in classroom style and 210 people on round tables. ETEYA Awards
Xiluvana Tours and Transfers Xiluvana Tours and Transfers welcome you to the world of adventure and relaxation with a difference. Xiluvana Tours and Transfers is a close corporation which was established in 2009 with registration :CK Number: 2009/220376/23 . The company is owned by Julia Hlebela and her daughter Hazel Shilubane and it is 100% owned by black woman. Our offices are in house number: 540 Section A, Thulamahashe. We offer guided tours and transfers to groups, private tours and tailor made holidays to the best touristic sited found in Mpumalanga, Swaziland and Mozambique. We have something to suit all style of travel. ETEYA Awards

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Induna Adventures Induna Adventures are situated in the famous Sabie River Valley close to Hazyview just outside the Kruger National Park. The dream was born out of the childhood experiences of the three Lubbe brothers. Growing up in this special valley they discovered all the hidden beauty and adventures this world renowned area had to offer . Now they share their love and passion for the outdoor life to anyone willing to join them in living the life. Induna Adventures strive to give their visitors a unique and memorable adventure experience full of fun and filed with opportunities to grow as a person or team and make life changing decisions. They specialize in white water rafting, quad biking, horse trails, tubing, abseiling, mountain biking, paintball, sunset cruises and hiking. They are tailor-made for our Local and International guests, Corporate Team Building, Incentive Breakaways and School Groups. Action & Adventure
Emhlangeni Archery & Fishing Emhlangeni Archery & Fishing is only 45 minutes from OR Tambo and offers client from the Eastrand, Mpumalanga & PTA a venue that offers unique expierences, like Bass & Trout fishing, Archery, Venue for funtions, weddings, birthday parties and conferences. The venue is upmarket and family, safety and clean facilities is very much our focus. The venue focus on families, offering a save day venue were kids can enjoy farm life, fishing encounters with animals and we also have Blesbuck and Springbuck on the grounds. We offers small lapas that can be used for families. We also include charcoal, blitz and a braai at these lapas. New to the venue is a tented camp that can take up to 6 people. Campers are can also bring their own caravaans and tents. Emhlangeni also offers a fully licenced Restaurant with quality food at affordable prices. Culture and Lifestyle
Matsamo Customs and traditions center Clients visiting our center go on a guided tour, through the villages, they learn more about the Swazi tradition and customs. After they are treated to folk music, dance and other cultural performimg arts, they get to enjoy food and refreshments in the village or at the restaurant. We also offer evening experiences, where you will be welcomed by our well groomed guides and take you to our traditional homestead. Here you enjoy sharing a taste of Africa's own tradition and customs around the fire at the LIDLALA (Traditional kitchen) We recall old customs and marvel at the harmony between men and nature in traditional societies. Between the talking and laughter, you enjoy a taste of variety of interesting traditional dishes. when the night settles firmly around us , it is time for the unforgettable FOLK DANCE AND MUSIC. after an hour of entertainment , our African Barbeque feast will proceed. Other activities can be enjoyed at Matsamo those are , special tours, cooking classes, bead work, drumming sessions, co milking, weaving, ploughing the field, educational tours for schools, fair-well functions, wedding, parties, team building and church groups. Roots & Culture
Lowveld National Botanical Garden The character of the Garden is shaped by the two main rivers that cut across it, namely, the Crocodile and Nels River. Before these two rivers converge in the Garden, the Crocodile River forms a breath taking waterfall, which can be viewed from the Visitor Centre's viewpoint area, whilst the confluence can be viewed at the Nels viewpoint area. The Crocodile River, cuts deep into the granite bedrock to form a narrow gorge and a magnificent Nelspruit cascade, a fantastic sight when in full flow. An ever green Riparian forest lines along its banks whilst the eastern side is drier due to the steep slopes. A suspended bridge provides a pathway across the River. The African Rain forest comprises of a unique collection of plants which represents the rapidly disappearing tropical forests of Central and West Africa. A complete ecosystem has been re-created here, from the high forest canopy, to the thick layer of herbaceous plants on the forest floor. The Garden plays a critical role in conservation of rare and endangered species and played a pivotal role in establishing a cycad gene bank. Cycads are the most significant collection in the Lowveld Garden and they occupy a larger area in the Garden than any other group of plants. This collections rank extremely high in species diversity with a large number of striking, mature specimens. Braille trails are unique trails for the visually impaired have story boards engraved in braille. They allow the visually impaired visitors to navigate their way along the trail. The trails are also wheelchair friendly. Medicinal garden provides interesting facts about a variety of natural remedies available to use in the environment. The walking trail goes through the natural part of the garden and stretches over 1 km. The trail descends to the banks of the Crocodile River before leading walkers back into the garden, passing about 140 plant species. Birds that can be spotted along the trail include African Finfoot, Pied Wagtail and Malachite Kingfisher. The garden is an oasis in the middle of a city. A birding paradise and a biodiversity hotspot with over 800 tree and 242 bird species . Over 75 species of reptile (55) and amphibians (18) have been recorded in the Garden. Mammals that can be seen in the Garden include the Vervet monkey, Dwarf mongoose, Tree squirrel, Thick-tailed bush baby and hippopotamus. The sub-tropical weather experienced in the Garden contributes extensively to the presence of butterflies throughout the year The Garden offers a picturesque background perfect for picnics and special functions. Kuzuri is the restaurant in the garden which is managed by an independent operator. It is situated where the patrons can view the waterfall whilst enjoying a scrumptious meal. Patrons also have an option of having their meal at the tea garden which is also situated in the garden and operated by an independent operator. Scenic Beauty
Inyati Game Lodge Inyati Game Lodge is situated in arguably one of the best game viewing areas in the world & most prestigious private conservation areas, the Sabi Sand Reserve (Wildtuin), adjoining the renowned Kruger National Park. Experience fantastic close-up’s with Africa's wildlife on every game drive. Wildlife Encounters
Needles Lodge Needles Lodge is a graded 4 star luxury lodge bordering the Kruger National Park. Needles offers six beautifully appointed suites, each with its own character and atmosphere and all the luxuries to ensure a comfortable stay out in the bush. Every room enjoys air-conditioning and is equipped with ceiling fans; bathroom is en-suite offering an extra- large bath as well as a separate shower. Guest amenaties, coffee and tea are complimentary and all rooms are equipped with a hair dryer. The décor has been tastefully chosen to ensure that you feel completely relaxed with all the comforts of home. With the lounge, dining and entertainment area located in the centre of the lodge, the rooms stretch out on either side and are joined by wooden decks that converge on the central deck and patio. Each room has large sliding doors that open out onto a wooden deck and the bush directly before it. From your bed, you can enjoy views out into the bush and the numerous animals that are regular visitors to the lodge. Children are welcome, and can be accommodated in their own room or share with parents. Check availability and book online using the Knightsbridge real-time reservation system. Wildlife Encounters
Tintswalo Safari Lodge Tintswalo Safari Lodges’ exclusive property lies within the 23 000 hectare Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, nestled between unfenced boundaries of the Kruger National Park, the Timbavati, and Sabi Sands. The reserve abounds in big five game and spectacular birdlife. The area is unique for its minimal vehicle density, offering a true and incredibly exclusive safari experience. The six suites and one presidential suite each lead on to private plunge pools and decks. The suite decks overlook magnificent Sycamore groves and a seasonal river, frequented by a variety of game, big and small. With extra-length double or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, all exclusive Explorer Suites provide you with immaculate comfort, privacy and effortless birding and game viewing. Wildlife Encounters