2017 Finalists

Service Excellence – Accommodations

Beetleloop Guest House Beetleloop is situated on the edge of Nature Reserve within Nelspruit.  The rooms are spacious and comfortable and vary from standard to luxury and family so that we may cater for everyone's needs. Service is personalised and our meals are home cooked. Beetleloop Guesthouse IS your home away from home. Bed & Breakfast
Blue Jay Lodge Blue Jay Lodge offers unique luxury game lodge style accommodation in Hazyview only 10 kms from Kruger National Park entering through Phabeni Gate where you can see the Big5 and 40 kms from God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Sabie and Pilgrims Rest. Nestled in a magnificent subtropical estate surrounded by indigenous trees our accommodation is most refined offering guests the very best with different and unique touches that will spoil you. We don’t only accommodate you luxuriously but also provide a memorable, intimate experience in a very unique setting. Affording the discerning traveler a tranquil haven away from home - walkways meander past the main lodge through the trees to reveal four exclusive suites as well as a self catering lodge all under thatch offering architecturally styled accommodation that is a harmonious combination of local craftsmanship and the luxury of modern conveniences. Your hosts Phil and Margi Nichols look forward to welcoming you and ensuring that your stay at Blue Jay Lodge will be truly memorable. BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION Blue Jay Lodge has four Deluxe King Suites exuding refinement and supreme comforts with fully-stocked mini-bars, beverage trays, DSTV, air-conditioning, overhead fans, bathrobes, hairdryers, private decks, fine white linen, big pillows, mosquito nets and King-size beds (or single beds if preferred) not to mention en-suite bathrooms designed for your pampering and enjoyment. Relax on your own private verandah / balcony or cool off in the secluded rim-flow pool whilst sipping refreshing drinks and watching the birdlife amongst the trees. SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION The Deluxe Self Catering Kingfisher Lodge has a master bedroom sleeping 2 with a King Size bed, full deluxe en-suite bathroom (for your pampering and enjoyment) with a double sized bath, large open plan shower, two hand basins and a separate loo (not to mention a hairdryer). In addition there is a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, an open plan lounge area, DSTV, air-conditioning and fans - this mini lodge is 110 square meters in size and all under thatch. All fine linen, towels, crockery, cutlery, braaiwood, charcoal, firelighters, tongs and grids are supplied. Other facilities include a lapa, pool as well as a braai (BBQ) area in a very tranquil sub tropical lush garden setting. The Kingfisher is fully serviced daily. Whilst the Kingfisher sleeps 2 people any balance of your party on a self catering basis (up to 10 people) would be accommodated in the adjacent Luxury King Suites each with their own private en-suite bathrooms making for supreme comfort. BREAKFAST & DINING For those staying on a Bed & Breakfast basis a sumptuous breakfast is served on the verandah amongst the trees at the Main Lodge. Our breakfasts are known to cause our guests to “skip” lunch ... You won’t lose out should you be doing an early morning safari as we provide you with a breakfast hamper to keep you going. As we are on the Lowveld Gourmet Restaurant Route we do not do dinners (why compete) and we encourage our guests to take advantage of the gastronomical delights awaiting you locally all within 5 kms radius of us. Summerfields, Olivers and Salt are just 3 award winning restaurants on the Lowveld Gourmet Restaurant Route. ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES As Blue Jay Lodge is centrally located in Hazyview, Mpumalanga and on the edge of Kruger National Park where you can see the Big 5, an early morning safari game drive is within easy reach. Phabeni Gate is a mere 10 minute drive away and Kruger Gate a 30 minute drive away. The wonders of the Lowveld Panorama Route and the sights of God’s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, The Pinnacle and Pilgrims Rest are all within day trip tour distance from this very central location. For the more adventurous there are a variety of other activities in the area including abseiling, river rafting, horse-riding, elephant riding, aerial cable rides, hiking trails, microliting, as well as hot air ballooning. For the avid golfer, there are two excellent golf courses nearby. We can assist with advice as well as bookings where needed on any of these attractions and activities. Bed & Breakfast
Dakarai Bed and Breakfast Dakarai B&B offers luxurious exquisite overnight accommodation to both local and international guests. Our guest enjoy pure clean fresh crispy white 300count Egyptian cotton linen . Visiting Dakarai B&B is like being at home away from home. As our name says it all, we always strive to make our guests Happy. Bed & Breakfast
La Picasso Guesthouse La Picasso Guest House is situated in Ermelo Town, which in its turn is the central town of the Mpumalanga Highveld. If you draw a circle around the towns of Witbank, Middleburg, Standerton, Piet Retief, Volksrust and Swaziland, Ermelo would be smack bang in the middle. So the whole of Mpumalanga is easily reached from Ermelo. At La Picasso Guesthouse we pride ourselves on our friendliness and hospitality. At La Picasso we have 23 rooms (double, twins, self-catering and luxury) All our rooms are equipped with DSTVs, tea/coffee stations, study desks, electric heaters and blankets, bar fridges, etc. Full conference facilities are available. We also offer free unlimited wi fi in all areas. Full breakfast is always available as well as dinner on request. At La Picasso Guest House, 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
Badplaas A Forever Resort Caravan Park Badplaas a Forever Resort has withstood the test of time and this resort is a pillar in the industry, not only in Mpumalanga, but also in South Africa. The resort was part of many changes, changes in our history, changes in our economy and changes in our industry, but Badplaas stood steadfast. The resort does not only play a part in the industry, but is a major contributor to economic and social change and upliftment in our area. Badplaas has become legendary for family leisure breaks and is a firm favourite amongst conference delegates. A superb hydro, bountiful game and a treasure chest of entertainment await guests at Badplaas, nestled within a nature reserve at the foot of the Hlumuhlumu Mountains. At Badplaas there is so much to do and so little time! The resort offers 162 self-catering chalets and rondavels, a hotel with 49 luxury rooms and 300 powered camping sites. The sites are covered with trees and are very spacious. The A Camp is situated close to all the water and other activities and the B Camp is situated next to the waterfall and nature reserve. The sites have a spectacular view of the mountains and our game reserve. The campsite offers ample lighting, power and braai facilities. The camp is serviced by 6 well equipped, practical and tasteful ablution blocks. All the blocks offer separate facilities for men and women, laundry - and kitchen facilities. The resort completed major upgrades in 2016, inclusive of our supermarket, liquor store, hotel, conference venues and our Rondavels. Our Hydro & Spa will be upgraded in 2017. In addition to the accommodation, the resort offers the following: • Supermarket • 4 Food Outlets and Restaurants • Liquor Store • Pharmacy • Butchery • Hair Salon • Hydro & Spa • 12 Heated and Cold Pools • 9 Hole Mashie Golf • Nature Reserve with Game Drives • Activities such as, water slides and tubes, Rinkhals water rapids, Fufi Slide, Go-Karts, Quad Bikes, Horse Riding, Tennis, Bowls, Beach Volleyball, and many more. Badplaas is also famous for hosting many events, such as The Wilds and Wynfees, Beer Fest, OppiPlaas. We attract top artists from all over South Africa to perform and entertain our guests. Caravan & Camping
Blyde Canyon A Forever Resort Caravan Park Blyde Canyon, A FOREVER RESORT 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 Pilgrims Rest. Caravan & Camping
Sundowner Caravan Park Sundowner Lodge and Caravan Park is situated just 500m outside of Piet Retief. The property offers lodge accommodation, fully equipped self-catering units and a caravan park. The large property features fully serviced self-catering units with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and lounge areas, while the caravan park has electrical points and a large lawn. Guests can also enjoy relaxing in the swimming pool, braai and entertainment areas. Conference facilities are available on request and secure parking is available for guests' use. Piet Retief offers ample activities for guests to enjoy, with golf, fishing, bird-watching and many hiking trails available in the area. Family friendly: Facilities include a minigolf course, jungle gyms, a swimming pool for the kids, and a petting zoo Caravan & Camping
Kilmorna Manor Guest House and Private Nature Rese Kilmorna Manor is a unique, one of a kind home, that was designed and built by an eccentric Irishman who decided that he wanted to have the best of both worlds: his deep love of the Lowveld Bush coupled with the gracious lifestyle of an English country squire. The result is one of the most unique homes to be found in Mpumulanga. A Tudor mansion of magnificent proportions set on a 208-hectare, malaria-free, nature reserve high up against the escarpment of Schoemanskloof. Kilmorna Manor was recently purchased and lovingly converted into a guest house for the discerning traveler by Philip and Laura-ann. It has always been a dream of both Philip and Laura-ann to own and run a unique guest house that reflects their lifestyle and love of life. It has taken them nearly three years to create the perfect environment for the guest who requires luxurious and pampered accommodation in an unspoiled and natural environment. Country House
Umsisi House Set in 60 hectares of pristine bush, within the Jock of the Bushveld Conservancy, umSisi House is strategically located in the Peebles Valley between the town of White River and the Numbi Gate entrance to the southern Kruger National Park (15 minutes away). umSisi House offers a personal service that only a small, privately owned and managed, five-star, luxury country house can provide. This is the perfect destination for groups of friends and family wishing to visit South Africa’s Kruger Lowveld region, the Panorama Route and enjoy the many adventure activities available in the immediate area. The house ONLY caters for private groups on an exclusive-use basis (minimum 2 and maximum 10 guests; with a minimum charge for 4 guests staying for 2 nights) on either a dinner, bed and breakfast basis or a full board (all inclusive) basis. With panoramic views of Legogote Mountain and the African village of Masoyi, guests at umSisi House enjoy beautiful gardens, majestic trees, abundant birdlife, hiking trails, a relaxing jacuzzi, inviting swimming pool, enormous veranda, stunning interiors, extensive library, WiFi internet access throughout and a state-of-the-art TV Room when at home. A booking service for local activities (including bespoke Kruger safaris in open game-viewers) is also provided. This is a destination offering Kruger Lowveld accommodation at its best while truly embracing the essence of South Africa: its people, its wild places and its wildlife. 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 Sabi Sands Game Reserve, the "birthplace" of sustainable wilderness tourism and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, loved by guests and staff alike as a place of wilderness, wildlife and adventure. Home to the extensive Mpumalanga cross-section of wildlife, including the Big Five and various endangered species, the park also shares 50 kilometers of its unfenced boundary line with neighbouring Kruger National Park. Animals pass casually between the two parks, unhindered and abundant. Elephant Plains Lodge strikes the perfect balance between comfort and affordability, offering guests stunning views of the adjacent river from elegant decks, sumptuous cuisine professionally prepared, and a wine selection straight from their on-site wine cellar. And that's before the bush adventure even gets a chance to start. With exciting safari options, professional guides, and the great, wild African bush practically at its door, Elephant Plains Lodge is an incredible destination for guests hoping to experience the bush in all its wonder. Game Lodge
Elephant Plains Game Lodge Sabi Sands Game Reserve, the "birthplace" of sustainable wilderness tourism and development in Sub-Saharan Africa, loved by guests and staff alike as a place of wilderness, wildlife and adventure. Home to the extensive Mpumalanga cross-section of wildlife, including the Big Five and various endangered species, the park also shares 50 kilometers of its unfenced boundary line with neighbouring Kruger National Park. Animals pass casually between the two parks, unhindered and abundant. Elephant Plains Lodge strikes the perfect balance between comfort and affordability, offering guests stunning views of the adjacent river from elegant decks, sumptuous cuisine professionally prepared, and a wine selection straight from their on-site wine cellar. And that's before the bush adventure even gets a chance to start. With exciting safari options, professional guides, and the great, wild African bush practically at its door, Elephant Plains Lodge is an incredible destination for guests hoping to experience the bush in all its wonder. Game Lodge
Jock Safari Lodge Part of the Caleo Foundation, Jock Safari Lodge is situated in the southern area of the Kruger National Park at the confluence of the magnificent Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers. Jock incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, with an authentic Africa bushveld experience steeped in history. Jock Safari Lodge offers two unique luxury lodges - Main Jock and Fitzpatrick’s, which are ideal for either a romantic or family bush getaway whilst exploring 6, 000 hectares of natural landscape and one of the best Big 5 game viewing experiences in South Africa, enhanced by Jock’s exclusive riverbed traversing rights. Guests can enjoy not only the incredible flora and fauna, unique to this region, by means of a game drive or wilderness walks but also delicious South African cuisine, the Relaxation Retreat, golf nearby at the famous Leopard Creek Golf Club and for our younger guests, the Kids on Safari educational programme. The lodge is easily accessible by plane via the Skukuza airstrip, Kruger International Mpumalanga airport or by road; just over 5 hour’s drive from Johannesburg, 1 hour from Skukuza or 2 hours from Kruger International airports. Game Lodge
KAAPSCHE HOOP GASTEHUIS CC Kaapsche Hoop, also known as Kaapsehoop or Kaapse Hoop, dates from the famous gold rush of the late 1880’s where fortunes were made and more often, lost. Nestled on the edge of the Mpumalanga escarpment, Kaapsche Hoop looks over the valleys toward Barberton and Nelspruit and in this tranquil setting with mist rolling through, you will find “Kaapsche Hoop Gastehuis” (Guesthouse). "Kaapsche Hoop Gastehuis" has nine luxury en-suite rooms with mini bar, each with its own private entry. The Guesthouse also has a restaurant offering A la Carte and buffet dinner and a private bar. All rooms have DSTV. Game Lodge
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge Deep in the bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an open plain, lies a lodge that pulses to the rhythm of the heartbeat of Africa. This is Bush Lodge, steeped in tradition, vibrant and hospitable, the Sabi Sabi of “Today”. In its 30 years of existence the lodge has earned a reputation of warmth, service excellence and personalised attention. A rebuild and revamp has seen its conventional safari style made new and exciting with a vibrant and eclectic mix of furnishings and décor garnered from all corners of the African continent. To maintain privacy and intimacy, the lodge accommodates only 25 couples in total, with 13 individual suites on one side of the central relaxation areas and 12 on the other. Each stunningly remodelled air-conditioned suite features sumptuous linens and fabrics, beautiful leather and wood furnishings, and an en-suite glass fronted bathroom with indoor and al-fresco shower leading onto a private patio.  The Mandleve Presidential Suite with its plunge pool and ultra-luxurious interior comes complete with a private safari vehicle. Bush Lodge has been sensitively designed to allow ample space to relax, unwind and savour the tranquility of the bush. The two swimming pools and enormous covered viewing decks overhanging the Msuthlu River are an invitation to cool off in the filtered water or sit in comfort while spotting game at the well-utilised pan. An exquisitely furnished lounge, atrium and intimate bar area are perfect meeting places for friends old and new. As an extra indulgence, the new Amani spa at Bush Lodge offers the ultimate African Spa experience. Sabi Sabi is situated within the Sabi Sands Reserve, a recognised ‘hot spot’ of biodiversity which makes for an astonishing variety of wildlife - including over 200 mammal and 300 bird species. Morning and evening safaris are enjoyed in open Land Rovers with close encounters with the Big 5 being a regular occurrence. Environmental awareness walking safaris add an extra dimension to the bush experience, allowing a close-up look at the fascinating smaller creatures of the bushveld. Children of all ages are welcome and well-catered for at Bush Lodge. While maintaining a deep respect and bond with the wilderness, the award-winning Bush Lodge has rightfully taken its place as one of the world’s premier safari destinations. Game Lodge
Sabi Sabi Little Bush Camp Hidden in the shade of indigenous riverine trees, on a bend of the Msulthlu River lies Little Bush Camp, the smallest and most secluded of Sabi Sabi’s lodges. Styled to reflect the contemporary elegance that epitomises Bush Lodge, the lodge is a study of safari chic in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Ideal for exclusive use by small groups, the lodge offers six beautiful suites, all with private decks overlooking the riverbed and surrounding natural bush. The lodge itself is intimate, centred on an inviting lounge and leading to an elegant outdoor dining area that rests in the dappled shade of local trees. The pool area is just out of sight across the riverbed and an outdoor boma is the perfect setting for indulging in the finest safari cuisine. Each thatched suite is individually styled with a king-sized designer bed, draped mosquito nets, genuine African artefacts, wooden finishes and creative use of colours, textures and light. Luxurious en-suite bathrooms feature both indoor and outdoor showers; and private viewing decks are perfect for observing the unspoilt bushveld and its abundant wildlife. Little Bush Camp's idyllic setting makes any safari experience a memorable one. Departing pre-dawn and late afternoon, two daily safaris in open Land Rovers showcase the best wildlife experience imaginable. From the "Big" to the smallest of creatures, skilled rangers and local Shangaan trackers will make sure that the outings are filled with awe-inspiring encounters. Game Lodge
Savanna Private Game Reserve Savanna traverses over 10 000 hectares of pristine African bushveld, accompanied by our highly experienced rangers and trackers, we pride ourselves in delivering exceptional safaris, with the emphasis on game viewing.  Savanna has nine beautifully appointed suites. The thatched Savanna Suite consists of two separate en-suite bedrooms, each with their own deck and plunge pools. These rooms lead into a central elegantly furnished lounge, ideal for families or a small group wanting privacy and exclusivity. Seven of the nine suites offer a unique blend of “Out of Africa” romance with the convenience of every modern facility. They have Bedouin-styled draped ceilings below tented roofs, set on permanent structures for privacy, security and comfort. All Suites are the epitome of elegance and comfort, the decor combines a colonial and classic mix of colours, fabrics  and textures. All suites have air-conditioning, fans, en-suite bathrooms, inside and outdoor showers, mini bars and tea & coffee making stations and covered patios . The three Executive Suites each boast a lounge area, covered patios, wooden deck and private plunge pool. The Main Lodge consists of a bar, wine cellar, dining area, loft library and a spacious patio looking over the pool and indigenous gardens to one of 5 waterholes that surround the lodge and offer fantastic views of game drinking and bathing. Game Lodge
The Dulini Collection - Dulini Lodge Set in a peaceful riverine grove and embraced in a leafy canopy of giant Ebony trees,  Dulini’s six exquisite suites all offer private views of the Mabrak River. Dulini speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the quintessential safari experience for the sophisticated traveller. You will instantly feel at home in this quiet retreat where classic interiors enfold guests in romance and elegance. The six spacious suites boast plunge pools, outdoor showers and shady decks. Interiors epitomise romance with canopies of billowing mosquito nets and beautiful bathrooms. From the privacy of the suites, guests can enjoy views of the riverbed, seamlessly integrating the grandeur of nature and elegance of décor. Enjoy a brisk work out in the well-equipped gym, or simply relax in the guest lounge on a welcoming sofa. Enjoy bird watching from the lounge patio or the magnificent deck overlooking the Mabrak river. Dine under the ancient jackalberry tree or steal away for a romantic private dinner at your suite. Browse the African handicrafts in the safari shop. Fine wine and dining, enhanced by the culinary tradition of African flavours, complements the luxurious accommodation. Our experienced and creative executive chef is committed to culinary excellence. Personal butlers attend to guests every delight. Surprise bush experiences in the form of bush dinners and breakfasts are designed to wow guests. The intimacy of the boutique lodge, is ideally suited to indulging the safari dreams of individual adventurers, as well as exclusive parties of guests celebrating special occasions; while the romantic ambience ensures a lavish retreat for honeymoon couples. 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
Casambo Exclusive Guest Lodge Casambo Exclusive Guest Lodge is a private and exclusive retreat offering fully self catering and catered facilities for couples, families and businesses traveller. Enjoy the abundance of birdlife from the comfort of your private balcony. Guest House
Croc River Lodge Croc River Lodge is situated only 6 km from the Lebombo Border Post between South Africa and Mozambique and 10km from the Kruger National Park’s, Crocodile Bridge, in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province. Croc River Lodge is situated in the small town Komatipoort. Croc River Lodge is the ideal stopover for the tourist visiting the Kruger National Park and the tourist travelling to Mozambique, Maputo is only 100 km from. The border post for Swaziland, Mananga is only 60km from Croc River Lodge Guest House
Dreamfields Guesthouse Dreamfields Guesthouse is situated in a quiet part of Hazyview, just minutes from restaurants, shopping and essential services. Top attractions are all close by and guests have much scenic splendour on their doorstep. Guests looking for a convenient and comfortable Guesthouse in Hazyview will find Dreamfields is a welcoming place to rest in between safaris and sightseeing. Dreamfields is a large thatched Guesthouse with African style interiors. There is a comfortable lounge and ethnic theme bar. Guests can enjoy the indigenous garden and prolific birdlife while taking a refreshing swim in the pool. . Guests are completely at leisure to relax in their own company or mingle with other visitors in the communal lounge and bar. Dreamfields Guesthouse offers 5 guestrooms in an exrea dwelling. All rooms at this beautiful Hazyview accommodation are tastefully decorated with crisp fine linen and modern en-suite bathrooms. Room facilities: - Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities - Flat-screen TV - Air conditioning - Overhead fan - Fine linen - En-suite bathroom - Hair dryer The English and German hosts at this Mpumalanga Guesthouse have travelled extensively, garnering solid experience in catering for European travellers and offering hospitality at the end of another wonderful day in the Lowveld plains of South Africa. Facilities and services: - Breakfast of high standard - German and English spoken - Big Patio - Swimming pool - Sunbeds - African theme bar - Planning and booking of tours and activities - Secure off street parking - Major credit cards accepted - Transfers within the area and to the Airport Activities: Mpumalanga, South Africa is a treasure trove of quaint towns, spectacular sightseeing and of course the magnificent Kruger National Park. Guests have many exciting tours and self-drive options to choose from, all of them memorable in many ways. The hosts at Dreamfields will gladly assist guests with tour planning and how to get the most from their holiday. A choice of several top class golf courses, horse-riding, walking trails and hiking, river-rafting, hot air ballooning, elephant interaction and aerial cable trail are only some of the activities nearby to enjoy. You may also wish to enjoy a Dawn, Full-Day, Afternoon or Night Safari into the nearby world-famous Kruger National Park with a qualified Field Guide. All activities can be arranged prior to your arrival. 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
KwaBhekizihambi Guest House Kwabhekizihambi Guest House is situated in the beautiful, picturesque province of Mpumalanga, just 30 minutes from the most prestigious nature reserve in Africa – the Kruger National Park. It is where nature meets the modern world. Come and enjoy out luxury three-star accommodation with 9 stylishly decorated en-suite bedrooms that come with DSTV, bar fridge and hospitality tray. There is also a covered pool, and beautiful gardens with breath-taking views. Guest House
La Roca Guest House La Roca is an owner-managed 4-star boutique guest house located in an upmarket residential suburb of Nelspruit. Spread amongst 6,000m² of sub-tropical garden, several of our rooms, the breakfast lapa and pool deck enjoy stunning uninterrupted views over the Nelspruit Nature Reserve and escarpment beyond. Conveniently situated only 2Km from the city centre, La Roca is a peaceful oasis within which to unwind from a long days work or to use as a base for exploring the many world class attractions in the vicinity: the Kruger National Park; Blyde River Canyon; Mozambique and Swaziland are all less than an hour away. Offering standard, luxury and executive accommodation, all our en-suite rooms have been individually decorated with attention to detail and each have a private entrance and a balcony or patio. Our approach is professional but our style is with a smile – creating a friendly and warm ambience. Welcome to La Roca – an ideal base for corporate or leisure travellers. Guest House
Leaves Lodge & Spa Boasting breathtaking views of Nelspruit Nature Reserve, this luxurious lodge is just a short walk from the centre, yet it radiates a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Leaves Luxury Lodge & Spa features only a small number of rooms and suites, each with modern furnishings and earthy tones, satellite TV, minibars and air conditioning. The spa is equipped with a unique outdoor treatment deck, double treatment suites, an outdoor hydro jet pool, a heated pool with deck overlooking the nature reserve. Advanced skin and body treatments are offered by professionally qualified therapists. Read a newspaper on the terrace or enjoy a stroll through the garden. If you prefer, you can also go for a swim in the outdoor pool. Other facilities include a stylish and private conference centre, that can seat up to 30 delegates. Guest House
Loerie's Call Guesthouse Loerie’s Call is an exclusive five star Guest House perfectly situated in Nelspruit for today’s business and leisure traveller. Our 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. We also boast an on-site a La carte restaurant and day spa to complete your experience. 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, God’s 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
McBest Guest House Situated in the tranquil and ideal town of Ermelo, McBest is a picturesque Guest House that offers the traveler an all-around experience. Friendly, personalised hospitality. McBest Guest House embodies an ideal blend of quaint charm, attentive service and modern comforts. Add central location, no traffic noise, beautiful scenery and you have the sensible alternative in affordable accommodation with vast facilities to offer. Mcbest has breathtaking landscaping with numerous trees and flowers. 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 10 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
Unique Rose Guesthouse At Unique Rose Guest House we take pride in our excellent service and pay attention to details. Unique Rose Guest House is loved by all and our guests enjoy returning. We are located within a 2km radius of Midwater Shopping centre which offers various shops. We are also near the Steve Tshwete and Nkangala District Offices. Nearby Locations includes: Middelburg Mall Virgin Active Health Club Nkangala District Offices Steve Tshwete Municipal Offices Midwater Shopping Centre Guest House
Wayfarers Guest House CENTRALLY situated in a peaceful part of Sabie, opposite the Sabie Gorge, and far from the noisy Logging Routes,but just 900 metres or 10 minutes walk from the many fine restaurants and a variety of shops, Wayfarers is the ideal location from which to explore the PANORAMA ROUTE, The BLYDE RIVER CANYON, the world famous KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, and the myriad of other areas of great natural beauty. Wayfarers comprises of six spacious en-suite bedrooms, some with their own deck, the new sixth en-suite room, is available as a self-catering unit, or Bed and Breakfast, and is suitable for those who cannot climb stairs so easily. We also have a breakfast area and Dining Room, Guest Lounge and a quiet and relaxing garden, usually teeming with Birdlife. For a great view of our facilities, take the "Virtual Tour" which is part of our Web Site! (Also See Rooms for more information). Guest House
aha Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort aha Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort, a perfect setting in the heart of scenic Mpumalanga. Situated in the beautiful Sabie River Valley, aha Casa do Sol is a little Eden of tranquil pools, deeply shaded glades and lush flower gardens. The hotel comprises of 4 different types of accommodation: Casa’s, Villa’s, Twin and Double Suites and one grandeur “Casa Grande” which offers guests sheltered privacy. All rooms cater for double occupancies and have bathrooms en-suite. aha Casa do Sol offers a luxurious hideaway just 15 minutes’ drive from the renowned Kruger National Park. Hotel
Chill Pepper Boutique Hotel Discover our Luxury Boutique Hotel nestled in the heart of Nelspruit.  You can't miss us in our prime location opposite the Riverside Mall.   Come and experience the comfort of our designer rooms, each one personalized to add that special touch!  Chill Pepper offers 73 rooms with a comfortable and modern open plan design that allows for pure relaxation and enjoyment.   Enjoy the relaxing Lowveld vibe nest to the pool or in our Chill Lounge, while sipping on an ice cold drink.  Our two boardrooms offer seamless audio visual solutions.  Sweat it out in our Hot Pepper Gym or treat yourself to some Hotel
Fortis Hotel Evander Fortis Hotel Evander is situated 10 KM from Sasol two in Secunda, Nearby are various shopping centres and family entertainment, Golfing , Graceland Casino and Umuzi Waterfront. Evander is home to numerous industrial and mining facilities. The Matla, Kriel and Tutuka Power Station are also located nearby. The Hotel offers corporate and leisure accommodation, conferencing ,functions and wedding facilities in the town of Evander, Mpumalanga. Hotel
Graskop Hotel Graskop, situated in Mpumalanga on the Drakensberg Escarpment, not only offers the visitor spectacular scenery and breathtaking views - from here the scenic Panorama Route leads northwards along the edge of the escarpment to the Blyde River Canyon. The historic town of Pilgrim’s Rest is just a short hop away. Graskop is also a gateway to the world-famous Kruger Park and its unique wildlife - the town is in the only malaria-free zone situated within easy driving distance from the Kruger Park. Graskop Hotel is a unique artistic experience offering friendly accommodation, contemporary South African art in a variety of interesting settings and culinary delights to be remembered. Hotel
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate From the time you are welcomed under the towering indigenous portico, you will know that you're about to experience something different at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. This superior lodge-style hotel on the banks of the Sabie River offers an affordable luxury getaway where the bushveld is your playground. From the time you are welcomed under the towering indigenous portico, you will know that you're about to experience something different at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Savour the impression of being in a tree house, reinforced when you notice that the veranda and walkway to your air-conditioned room is at a level normally the sole domain of the variety of birds found in the area. In fact the ambience of comfort is unforgettable in the context of the African bush. Situated only 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, the luxurious hotel provides the ideal location from which to experience wildlife first-hand. 1% of accommodation booking donated to endangered Wildlife Trust Rhino Project! Superb conference and banqueting facilities are on hand, with a choice of three conference rooms seating up to 255 delegates. A breakaway venue, situated on the banks of the Sabie River, offers a totally unique conference venue. Each of the comfortably appointed 96 luxury en-suite bedrooms and seven six-sleeper fully equipped self-catering units at Protea Hotel Kruger Gate will make you feel part of the bush environment. Protea Hotel Kruger Gate has 7 fully equipped self-catering chalets. Each Chalet has 2 en-suite bedrooms, a loft suitable for the kids private braai area, lounge and kitchen. In addition, all the hotel facilities are available when booking the Chalet’s. 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
Protea Hotel Malaga Situated on the banks of the Elands River, in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Protea Hotel Waterval Boven Malaga is a luxurious, peaceful country retreat that welcomes you to come and enjoy all the best that Malaga can offer! You will never want to leave! This hotel is perfect for everyone! Whether you are a business traveler, a tourist or just need to break away for a restful retreat, Protea Hotel Waterval Boven Malaga is the place for you. The comfortably furnished rooms all have private balconies and stunning views. They are either situated around the central swimming pool or overlook the beautiful lawn and tropical gardens. Our restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, allowing guests to enjoy delightful spring evenings dining around the swimming pool, or cold winter nights in our cosy restaurant. Our menu features delicious farm-fresh country fare. Hotel
Protea Hotel Witbank This fine hotel lies on the outskirts of the eMalahleni (Witbank) CBD, a stone's throw from the town's shopping centres and government buildings Protea Hotel Witbank offers relaxed and comfortable accommodation conveniently located one hour from OR Tambo International Airport and Pretoria on the N12 and N4 respectively. The hotel is within easy reach of the N4, the gateway to the Mpumalanga lowveld and Mozambique, and is the ideal stopover for travellers en route to the Kruger National Park or the Limpopo Province. Protea Hotel Witbank's rooms are elegant, spacious and comfortable and are all equipped with a hairdryer, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, an electronic laptop safe and satellite TV. Hotel
Road Lodge Mbombela This 95 room Road Lodge takes advantage of its chummy relationship with its sister hotel, Town Lodge Mbombela, right next door, ensuring that Road Lodge guests get the best of both worlds when they stay at this hotel. Road Lodge Mbombela boasts a beautifully peaceful landscaped garden, but if guests are looking to cool off, they can hop over to the Town Lodge and take full advantage of their pool. This Road Lodge hotel also serves as the perfect stop over for travelers wanting to ensure that they get to the Mozambique border as early in the morning as possible. Hotel
Schneiders' Boutique Hotel SCHNEIDERS' Boutique Hotel/ Guesthouse, is a luxurious five star guest house which boasts a unique and opulent design with an exotic blend of natural colors. We are elegantly perched on the highest point of the private White River Country Estate. SCHNEIDERS Boutique Hotel/Guesthouse offers breathtaking views of the 18 hole golf course and surroundings. Our 4 tastefully decorated 60 sqm luxury rooms offer guests maximum privacy and stylish comfort. Each room has a generous private patio or balcony allowing easy access to the pool deck. Our delightfully spacious bathrooms each have a large bath, shower, out-door shower, under floor heating and towel heaters. All rooms are lavishly finished with a fire place, dressing table, TV and wireless internet.Our 2 superbly appointed deluxe suites echo the sophistication of a 5 star hotel. Each suite has a separate lounge, bedroom and guest toilet. Both 80sqm suites have a host of facilities to satisfy your every need including a mini bar and TV in both the lounge and bedroom. Hotel
Southern Sun Emnotweni Southern Sun Emnotweni is situated in Mbombela opposite the Emnotweni Casino Complex and Riverside Mall. It is in the backyard of the Lowveld Botanical Gardens. Guests staying at the hotel have free access to the beautiful botanical gardens with a tour-guide. It is within easy access to the major tourist attractions in Mpumalanga and an ideal stopover to Maputo and the Kruger National Park. It has 109 rooms including 97 standard rooms, 10 executive rooms, 1 paraplegic room and 2 suites. Direct telephone with voicemail. Flat screen tv with DSTV Channels. Electronic in-room safe to fit a laptop, coffee machines in the executive rooms & suites and a tea/coffee station in the standard rooms. Hair dryer and a secure free wi-fi for guests. Jasmine restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. A cocktail bar, 2 conferencing rooms largest seating 60 people. Fitness centre, outdorr pool, baby sitting facilities, laundry and valet services. Porter service, free shoe shinning facility for guests and a free open parking. Hotel
Southern Sun The Ridge Located in Emalahleni (formerly Witbank) in Mpumalanga, Southern Sun The Ridge is a full service 4 star hotel a little more than an hour away from Johannesburg. Its location makes it a perfect stop-over choice for travellers to the Lowveld region or to Mozambique, and the varied amenities on offer are ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Hotel
Town Lodge Mbombela Located right in the bustle, but set in rolling tranquil lawns, our Town Lodge Mbombela is the perfect hotel option for any traveler. Take some time out from a busy day by the sparkling swimming pool, or head out to all the near attractions – either way, guests know that they will be coming back to a comfortable ‘home away from home’ at the end of the day. Our Town Lodge Mbombela offers the following: 106 rooms Centrally located close to restaurants and the Mbombela CBD, being just off the N4 motorway 30 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport 79km from Paul Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park 62km from Malelane Gate, Kruger National Park Close to the Mozambique Border Post 10 minutes from I’langa Mall and cinema complex Hotel
Buckler's Africa Bordering on the Crocodile River & Kruger Park in a stunning setting is Buckler’s Africa with over 5 hectares of gardens and bush with its high thatch ceilings and cool terracotta tiles it is an oasis. Wake up to the sights and sounds of Africa from your air conditioned bedroom with the option of Standard Bed & Breakfast Rooms or Self Catering Units all with views over the river & park. The pool & viewing deck offer endless hours of game watching or drive into the Kruger Park just 7km. Day tours into Mozambique & Swaziland, in just over an hour you can be at the coast or in the mountains also full day safaris, sunset drives & morning walks available in the Kruger please book in advance. We recommend a 2 or 3 night stay, Secure Parking, Credit Cards, Children, TGCSA 4 Star. 3 Standard Bedrooms 3 Self Catering Units From R395pps Lodge
Hamilton Parks Country Lodge Hamilton Parks Country Lodge is a comfortable 14- bedroom country hotel, set in a magnificent 250 ha estate, consisting of pristine indigenous bush near Hazyview in the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Comfortable rooms, friendly staff and excellent food combine to make Hamilton Parks the perfect stopover. Only 25 minutes from the Kruger National Park, the lodge offers easy access to game reserves and the scenic wonders of the Blyde River Canyon and the Great Escarpment. The gracious thatched homestead is set in magnificent gardens and offers outstanding bird watching and sightings of various animal species such as monkeys, bushpig, porcupine, bushbuck, grey duiker and the very rare red duiker. The lodge is fully licensed and the cosy bar is the perfect place to end the day, as the sun goes down behind the hills. Lodge
Mount Sheba A Forever Lodge (Forest Lodge) Welcome to serenity. Mount Sheba, A Forever Lodge is situated in the Rain Forest near the famous town of Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga. Elegant Rooms, Delicious Meals and Cosy Log Fires give a magical feel to this one of a kind Lodge. Our tranquil Green Flag accredited Hiking Trails through the Rain Forest, rare Samango Monkeys and joyful bird calls will transport you to utter Relaxation. Our beautiful Forest Chapel and large Reception Venue provides you the foundation for a Fairy-tale Wedding and the magical atmosphere will make your function the talk of the town. Lodge
Needles Safari Lodge You deserve to give back to yourself and your loved ones. You deserve to reconnect. And what better way to do so than at an affordable four-star lodge in the African bush. Warthogs, giraffe, zebra, kudu, wildebeest and impala wander around Needles Lodge. As you get up close and personal with them, you will experience their lives – and the heart of the African bush. At this warm, owner-run lodge, your comfort, your experience, and your needs are our top priority. Food, wild animals on your doorstep, peace and tranquillity. At Needles Lodge, delicious local cuisine, African hospitality, and tranquillity complement country-style luxury, resulting in the experience of a lifetime. Your time in the African bush, at Needles Lodge, will revitalise you and your loved ones. Your memories – the animals, the people, the sounds, tastes and scents of the African bush – will live with you for the rest of your life. Active involvement in supporting and uplifting the local community is of utmost importance to us. We invest in our people so they can take better care of you. Lodge
Phumula Kruger Lodge After hearing the lions at night, wake up to the sound of the Fish eagle calling, just in time to see the beautiful African sun rise - you're not alone! Phumula, meaning rest, is the ideal resting place. Our lodge is situated in Marloth Park, close to Mozambique and Kruger National Park.Come and enjoy!The Phumula Kruger Lodge is situated in Marloth Park bordering the Kruger National Park, between Malelane and Komatipoort, close to Mozambique (30km) and Swaziland. We have self catering, bed and breakfast as well as full board chalets. Come and enjoy the peace of the African bush and relieve your stress. Lodge
Royal Kruger Lodge Royal Kruger Lodge welcomes you to enjoy our Private 4 Star Game Lodge, renowned for its exceptional personal service and intimate atmosphere. Experience in a civilised way, one of the wildest places on earth...... luxury in the heart of the African bush. Southern Africa captivates everyone who is lucky enough to experience its power and magic. Situated in Mpumalanga Province in the ‘Wild Frontier’ region, Royal Kruger Lodge is just beyond the Crocodile River and forms a natural border with the Kruger National Park. It is conveniently located 50 minutes from Mpumalanga International Airport and a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Wildlife thrives in this part of South Africa and boasts around 60 species of mammals, around 500 species of birds and numerous species of reptiles. There is nothing quite as stirring as encountering the Big 5 in their natural habitat, the Kruger National Park. Enjoy the adventure of day and night Safaris in an open safari vehicle, led by highly skilled rangers, into the heart of the wild African Bushveld. 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 Tomjachu is a four star exclusive private estate set in over 550 hectares of game fenced mountain bushveld, located 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 Retreat with its Homestead and nearby 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.With our own tour vehicle and specialist guide you can be picked up right from the comfort of your room or cottage to travel to the nearby Kruger National Park,on a half or full day tour, to search for the Big Five, The Ugly Five, or even the Miniature Five. You can also experience the fantastic vistas and sights of the Panoramic Route on a full day tour. Tomjachu is the ideal base to explore all the wonders of the Lowveld.We accommodate just 14 guests over the Homestead and three delightful cottages, each with 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 elegant kitchens, excellent cuisine and great atmosphere are assured. Lodge
Waterfall, A Forever Lodge - Log Cabins Waterfall, A Forever Lodge offers Comfy 3 star Charming Log Cabins(semi-self catering) set in the Bushveld. Our 6 airy, en-suite Log Cabins nestled between indigenous Lowveld trees comprises of 4 by 2 sleeper and 2 by 4 sleeper Cabins and the Aloe Manor Guest House peached on a Mountain Top which completes this haven! Great Mountain views overlooking the Waterfall from Lodge deck, which offers you comfort in the bush. The Lodge also offers large screen television in the Restaurant which prides itself on its delectable cuisine and superb service that is sure to provide the touch of class your day deserves. Rock pool situated on-site with Bar, hiking trail to the Waterfall and 4x4 route for the Adrenaline enthusiasts. Lodge
Badplaas A Forever Resort Conference Award winning Forever Resorts Badplaas has a superb Hydro Spa set in a game reserve in warm Mpumalanga. The Resort has 49 hotel rooms but is primarily self-catering with 162 chalets, and 300 caravan and camping stands. A wide range of leisure activities is available. The Forever Hotel @ Badplaas offers 4 ultra-modern conference venues and is fitted with the latest audio visual technology, such as projectors being lowered from the ceiling with a projector lift and screens being controlled by the push of a button. All venues are fully equipped and offer energy saving technology. The venues are fitted with motion sensors to control the electricity usage of the lights and equipment. The venues can accommodate up to 600 delegates and the resort offers a variety of conference packages, tailor made to your specifications. MESE
Blyde Canyon A Forever Resort 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. MESE
Emnotweni Arena Since 1997, Emnotweni has undoubtedly been the place to be on the Lowveld. With casino thrills, blockbuster movies, leading hotels, mouth-watering dining, unforgettable events and more on offer, there is nowhere quite like it in Mpumalanga. If you are looking for something to do in Nelspruit, then look no further than Emnotweni. MESE
A Tua Casa A Tua Casa means your home in Portuguese and is simply the best way to describe the concept of this fantastic, luxurious fully equipped, self-catering home.The owner, Elaine Blignaut, designed this house for pure relaxation and entertainment. The house is very spacious with each luxurious room unique by design. The house can accommodate 8 people in the 4 beautifully bedrooms. So then after you have enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Nelspruit, relax in absolute comfort and privacy at your home. Self-catering Exclusive
Chilli High B&B Chilli High Bed and Breakfast is a modern, spacious self-catering and serviced two-bedroom establishment situated in a quiet cul-de-sac. This six-sleeper unit has a kitchenette, an open-plan dining room and lounge with DStv and a balcony that is perched atop a double garage. The unit has a private entrance accessed by means of an outside staircase and secure, undercover parking is available. Chilli High caters for holidaymakers and tourists who wish to use Nelspruit as a base from which to sightsee. It also suits business people just passing through, needing an overnight stay. The Lowveld is home to many scenic splendours, outdoor activities, opportunities for adrenaline sports, game parks, historical and heritage sites, endangered species havens and cultural activities. The ideal place for a truly African experience. Self-catering Exclusive
Du Bois Lodge Du Bois Lodge offers comfortable, stylish and private accommodation with a personal touch. We have a fully licensed tour operator offering guided safaris through the Kruger National Park. View the animals from up close and personal as they roam around the lodge. Come relax with us and enjoy a true African experience. Du Bois Lodge is a private game lodge nestled among the wildlife in the Marloth Park Conservancy. We have restaurants, a liquor store, shopping centres, a public swimming pool and a fueling station within the park. During the day you can relax at the pool, drive around and view the abundance of wild animals or relax at the lodge with a cocktail. Self-catering Exclusive
Eden Safari Country House Eden Safari Country House has its name for a reason. You truly feel like you are in the Garden of Eden when you are there. It is an upmarket luxury Country House finished in all natural materials to make you feel like you are at home in the bush. Eden Country House is a unique concept in Country Houses, where the main living area is entirely on the ground floor and the bedrooms are located on the first floor. This elevated position offers 180 degree views and it means that there is always a nice breeze to cool you down without the need for the air-conditioning, although this is available for those days when your need it. This premier villa is nestled in approximately 4000ha of African Bush, overlooking a beautiful waterhole. This waterhole is frequented by a large variety of game. The guesthouse delivers a true 5 Star African Colonial Lifestyle and an unforgettable wildlife and bird watching experience in Marlothpark, Mpumalanga. Self-catering Exclusive
Jock Sabie Lodge Self-catering Exclusive
Khandizwe River Lodge Located on the outskirts of Malelane, our luxurious 5 Star graded, self-catering thatched Lodge offers stunning views of the adjacent Kruger National Park. We offer our guests a delightful breakfast platter. This is complimentary. All other meals are either self-catering or guests can visit one of the restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Our modern well-equipped kitchen and BBQ lapa are very popular with guests that enjoy preparing their own meals. Self-catering Exclusive
Linger Longer Country Retreat May we invite you to relax in the tranquility of South Africa's highveld countryside in Mpumalanga. These 4 x country Guest houses are located a few minutes drive from Dullstroom, South Africa's trout fly-fishing Mecca, on route to The Kruger National Park. The three well-stocked dams offer superb fishing to the avid fly-fishing enthusiast. The hiker may walk one of the many trails to enjoy the rich bird life and beautiful veld flowers let alone the breathtaking views, cold winters, and log fires!!. Self-catering Exclusive
Safubi River Lodge Safubi River Lodge aims to exceed customer expectations with unparalleled personalized service, hassle-free quality accommodation in a secure and peaceful environment. Safubi River Lodge provides guests with the convenience and ambience of real home-from-home accommodation. Safubi River Lodge offers a choice of 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms fully furnished, suites with modern, fully fitted open plan kitchen and lounge with private balcony. 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 you or your family’s needs, from our Standard, Executive or Honeymoon package, to Family Unit and Self-Catering Chalet’s. 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 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 family and national history – including the Voortrekker wagon trails that are still very evident.  This luxurious 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 Villa offers the exquisite luxury of an awar-winning 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 Badplaas a Forever Resort has withstood the test of time and this resort is a pillar in the industry, not only in Mpumalanga, but also in South Africa. The resort was part of many changes, changes in our history, changes in our economy and changes in our industry, but Badplaas stood steadfast. The resort does not only play a part in the industry, but is a major contributor to economic and social change and upliftment in our area. Badplaas has become legendary for family leisure breaks and is a firm favourite amongst conference delegates. A superb hydro, bountiful game and a treasure chest of entertainment await guests at Badplaas, nestled within a nature reserve at the foot of the Hlumuhlumu Mountains. At Badplaas there is so much to do and so little time! The resort offers 162 self-catering chalets and rondavels. Accommodation varies from one bedroom to three bedroom units, sleeping between 1 and 8 guests. The rondavels were upgraded at the end of 2016 and all our units now offer luxury finishes. A number of our units have a spectacular view of the mountains and our game reserve, whilst others are located in lush gardens and next to the river. The units are fully equipped and get serviced on a daily basis. Our units won many national awards, including the prestigious national Lilizela Award in both 2014 and 2015. We realise that in order to be the leader in the market we have to keep improving and upgrading our units. We have started with major upgrades in 2016 and we have completed our supermarket, liquor store, hotel, conference venues and our Rondavels. Our Hydro & Spa will be upgraded in 2017. Badplaas also have 300 powered campsites and 6 ablution blocks servicing the sites. In addition to the accommodation, the resort offers the following: • Supermarket • 4 Food Outlets and Restaurants • Liquor Store • Pharmacy • Butchery • Hair Salon • Hydro & Spa • 12 Heated and Cold Pools • 9 Hole Mashie Golf • Nature Reserve with Game Drives • Activities such as, water slides and tubes, Rinkhals water rapids, Fufi Slide, Go-Karts, Quad Bikes, Horse Riding, Tennis, Bowls, Beach Volleyball, and many more. Badplaas is also famous for hosting many events, such as The Wilds and Wynfees, Beer Fest, OppiPlaas. We attract top artists from all over South Africa to perform and entertain our guests. Considering our top quality accommodation, the hotel, the conference facilities and all other offerings, we can proudly understand why Badplaas in an industry leader and icon. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Blyde Canyon A Forever Resort 3* Chalets Arresting beauty, awe-inspiring vistas of the Blyde River Canyon and an abundance of mother nature's gifts make Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon a true nature lover's treasure chest. Set amid pristine beauty this Mpumalanga haven lures guests to unwind with a luxury bush break. Set in a game reserve and flanked by the Drakensberg mountains, you'll be forgiven for thinking this is paradise. Unwind in luxury amid boundless hospitality in 4-star stone chalets that merge with nature while taking in the wonders of the African splendour. Lose yourself in a wonderland of fauna and flora with hiking or horse trails winding through exquisite scenery, take a trip along the Panorama Route, view the legendary God's Window, Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes and a host of crystal clear cascading waterfalls or spot the “Big Five” in the Kruger National Park. Watch the sun set with cocktails on the lodge's terrace overlooking the spectacular gorge or indulge your culinary senses with sumptuous cuisine at the top-class restaurant. Helipcopter or hot air balloon excursions nearby will thrill the more adventurous spirits. For a holiday, wedding, conference or a blissful bush break, Blyde Canyon is a premier choice. It's simply unforgettable. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Dunkeld Country Estate - 3 stars Dunkeld Country Estate is a luxury trout-and-game lodge. Situated in the highly sought after town of Dullstroom, the area boasts the spectacular Panorama Route offering magnificent views of remarkable landscapes featuring many breathtaking highlights, including Blyde River Canyon, Echo Caves and Pilgrims Rest. The resort boasts many well-stocked dams filled with Brown, Rainbow and Golden Trout, offering fly-fishermen enthusiasts the enjoyment of quality angling time in pursuit of that perfect catch.The heritage of the estate has been preserved with the conversion of the old farmhouse into a restaurant, which was more than a hundred years old. The Estate consists of a Luxury Lodge which offers 13 spacious rooms as well as 4 private self contained family suites and 20 comfortable self-contained chalets. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Jackalberry Ridge Situated on the southern border of the Kruger National Park near the Crocodile Bridge Gate, less than 5 hours drive from Johannesburg. This luxury tented camp has all the characteristics of the ideal African Safari of years gone by. The brown and khaki shading of canvas tents with wooden floors create a cozy and romantic atmosphere.Experience the true ambience of Africa in the privacy of your own bush lapa, to the roar of lions, or the laughter of hyena.The 1 bedroom tented camp consist of an upstairs bedroom with lounge, the lounge has 2 sleeper couches equipped for children under 12 years, downstairs bathroom with bath and shower, kitchen, lapa, braai, splash pool and covered parking. Additional to the 2 bedroom camp is a ground floor tent with en suite bathroom with shower.  Self-catering Shared Vacation
Kruger Park Lodge Tucked away between miles of untamed bushveld lies an oasis of lush green lawns, flowing water and all the luxuries of a gracious lifestyle. It’s called the Kruger Park Lodge. Built on the banks of the picturesque Sabie River and surrounded by indigenous gardens abundant with bird life, impala and hippo, the lodge has something for everyone. Enjoy long walks along our nature trail, relax around one of our three swimming pools or, better still, rise to the challenges offered by our 9 hole Gary Player designed golf course. Self-catering Shared Vacation
Ngwenya Lodge Ngwenya Lodge is situated on the southern boundary of one of the biggest and best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world - the Kruger National Park. At Ngwenya Lodge you can literally reach out and touch the Crocodile River, overlooking the game fence of the Kruger National Park, which passes behind Ngwenya. This effectively incorporates the resort into the greater game area and you have every opportunity to see all the same species (Big Five included) that occur in the game-rich south-eastern section of the Kruger Park, without even having to leave the resort. The evergreen riverine habitat of Ngwenya provides an excellent setting from which to enjoy great year round game viewing and birding. The river view chalets, set out over two kilometres of prime river frontage, overlook a scenic floodplain, which allows for magnificent views of an area where the big cats often hunt and guests are treated to unsurpassed game viewing opportunities. Our Dam and Bush view chalets are set back on the property and overlook tranquil dams or bush areas, however game viewing hides make game viewing on the riverfront accessible to all. Self-catering Shared Vacation


La Picasso Guesthouse La Picasso Guesthouse is a 3 star graded establishment that consists of 23 en-suite rooms, located in Ermelo, Mpumalanga. We have double rooms, twins, luxury, semi luxury and self caterung apartments. We have a conference room that can host about 35 - 40 people. We offer dinner, breakfast and lunch on request. We also offer free unlimited wi-fi to our clients. At La Picasso Guest House we are always looking forward to welcoming you. ETEYA
Lowveld Extreme Adventures Lowveld Extreme Adventures offers adventure activities to tourists, couples, school groups, and corporate team-building exercises. It is situated about 18km from Hazyview on the Hazyview – Sabie Road, the R536, on the right hand side, and 26km from Sabie on the left next to Windmill Wine Shop. It is strategically placed to offer quality and memorable adventures near the famous tourist attractions around the panorama area and is surrounded by the well-known and the biggest National Park in South Africa, the Kruger National Park. Some of the major tourist attractions including the God’s window, Burkes Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon and beautiful waterfalls, namely Lone Creek Falls, Mac Mac Falls, Berlin Falls and many more. Its list of adventure activities and services includes but not limited to: Tubing Abseiling Hiking Trail Teambuilding – Outdoor Creative Games Game Drives Site Visits Transport and Accommodation Arrangements All our activities are accompanied by qualified guides and since its inception, Lowveld Extreme Adventures have always strives to provide all its clients and guests with relevant information about Mpumalanga’s tourist attraction and diversity and South Africa at Large. ETEYA

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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
Long Tom Toboggan @ Misty Mountain Enjoy the ride of your life and ‘excite your soul’ on Misty Mountain’s Long Tom Toboggan. Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill in your belly when you wind and whoosh around Mpumalanga’s Long Tom Pass mountains on the Long Tom Toboggan, the longest toboggan run in Africa with an impressive 1.7 kilometre track. Simply hop on board your cart and take a deep breath when you reach a speed of 45 kilometres an hour during your three-minute ride. Opened in March 2016, the Long Tom Toboggan is built on the principles of a European model, known as an ‘alpine coaster’ or ‘sommerrodelbahn’. Developed, built, owned and brought to life by the owners of Misty Mountain, James and Lisa Sheard, and their engineer friend Murray Simpson, the steel monorail track took over two years to complete. Building the Long Tom Toboggan took years of planning. Misty Mountain is set on a breath-taking 280-hectare South African Natural Heritage Site and the mountain down which the track meanders had never before been developed. This meant careful and minimal clearing of the land to make way for the development without compromising the environment or scenery. It took much experimentation and innovation but today this greenfields project stands as a proud testament to how the Lowveld’s many wonders can be opened up for the enjoyment of tourists and locals, while preserving the natural environment and scenic beauty of the area. Painstaking hours went into running safety tests on the 328 lengths of steel pipe, which led to the final product. The distance from the top to the bottom is equal to the length of 17 rugby fields and every centimetre of it has been checked, double checked and checked again to ensure riders’ safety. After your ride, relax and unwind at Misty Mountain Lodge. Perched 1700 metres above sea level, enjoy a meal on the deck with breath-taking views or book in and stay the night in this beautiful part of the world! Action & Adventure
Lowveld Extreme Adventures Lowveld Extreme Adventures offers a variety of Adventure Activities, such as Tubing / Geckoing on the sabie river. Abseiling - 28m Cliff with a background view of the famous Kruger National Park. Hiking Trail - Guided hike on the Sabie and Hazyview bushes along the sabie river. Paint Ball Game - we have the most adventurous pantball field on our Banana plantations. Lowveld Extreme Adventures is situated 26km from Sabie Town on the R536 road towards Hazyview. Action & Adventure
The Big Swing Graskop Experience the adrenaline of a 68 metre freefall at 180 km/h in under 3 seconds on one of the worlds highest Cable Gorge Swings! Or fly across the gorge on a 135 metre High-wire “Foefie Slide”, 130 metres above ground zero and witness breath-taking Graskop Falls as never seen before! Action & Adventure
Potluck Bos kombius The Boskombuis was built by Graskop forester Daan de Klerk who used to picnic in this spot as a child. Later, he decided to build a home here for close friends to keep him company during his lonely winter months on the farm. Although going public was never part of the plan, today Boskombuis is the talk of the town, with rave reviews. Culture & Lifestyle
Matsamo Cultural Village At Matsamo Cultural village experience the life of the traditional Swazi when you stay in a custom-built 'hive'. In this traditional Swazi village the colourful Matsamo people tend their cattle, cultivate their crops and produce beautiful crafts. You'll be entertained to rousing dance and song performances and traditional cuisine, and allowed to wander where you will. Roots & Culture
Three Rondavels hree Rondavels are three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops, very similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads made with local materials called rondavels. They are sometimes also called the Three Sisters (although this confuses them with a similar threesome visible from the N1 in the Free State lower down in the country). Scenic Beauty
Blyde River Canyon The Blyde River Canyon is a significant natural feature of South Africa, located in Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment. It is 25 kilometres (16 mi) in length and is, on average, around 750 metres (2,461 ft) deep. The Blyderivierpoort Dam, when full, is at an altitude of 665 metres (2,182 ft). The canyon consists mostly of red sandstone, whilst its lowest point where the river leaves the canyon is slightly less than 561 metres (1,841 ft) above sea level. Scenic Beauty
Bourkes Luck Potholes Bourke’s Luck Potholes in Mpumalanga province are a series of natural geological formations that seem nearer to art than nature. The potholes occur where the Treur River joins the Blyde River at the start of the Blyde River Canyon. Formed by centuries of water flowing through the landscape, this natural attraction is made up of inter-connected pools, interlaced with sandstone outcrops. Scenic Beauty
God's window God’s Window is a famous natural landmark found along the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga. reenest canyon in the world. God’s Window is situated within the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, and offers a magnificent viewpoint over the gorge. Here, the cliffs drop away to an astonishing 700 - 900m gorge filled with trees, shrubs, and wildlife. Scenic Beauty
Sudwala Lodge Sudwala Lodge is situated in the picturesque Province of Mpumalanga – nestled at the foot of the Mankelekele Mountain and alongside the Houtbosloop River. This stunning setting provides for a sensory explosion with the sight and sound of the River's rippling currents and the magnificent view of the Mountain. Sudwala Lodge offers a unique and tranquil retreat for the whole family to enjoy. We offer three star self-catering accommodation, with Harvey tiled, chalets ranging from six-sleepers to two-sleeper units. The accommodation is located at the foot of the Mountain with the River on the opposite side. Our famous Le Fera Restaurant serves mouth-watering food and welcomes guests with a weekly boma braai, where tables are set up underneath a massive Pecan Nut Tree. Guests get to enjoy perfectly braaied meat, “braai broodjes” and other delicious sides, around a crackling bonfire and against the beautiful natural backdrop that Sudwala is famous for. The ultimate way to experience the scenic beauty of the Resort is a guided walk up the Mankelekele Mountain. Just imagine the stunning views from the top – the rolling Mpumalanga hills, deep gorges, lush vegetation, various birds and creatures, as well as a magnificent array of butterfly species – all in front of and around you. The Lodge boasts a whole range of activities that will keep the family entertained, including: • Bird Watching • Games Room • Gymnasium • Hiking Trails and Guided Nature Walks • Horse Riding • Jacuzzi and Sauna • Laundry Facilities • Mini Golf • Convenience Shop (Basic Items) • Le Fera Restaurant • Swimming Pool • Tennis Court • Trampoline • Volleyball Court Sudwala Lodge is also ideally situated just below the Sudwala Caves and the Dinosaur Park, which are must-see for their true historical experiences. In addition to the fascinating experience, both of these sites also offer breath-taking views. Our Lodge is perfectly located on the world famous Panorama Route, close to various world-famous tourist attractions like God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Mac Mac Falls. 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
Nkambeni Safari Camp Nkambeni Tented Lodge is located inside the Kruger National Park. The entrance to the lodge is through the Kruger National Park’s Numbi Gate close to White River and Hazyview. Our permanent luxury tents offer you a en-suite bedroom with air-conditioning and a private deck. Our restaurant offers true South African hospitality and local food. A range of safari adventures are available at the camp. At Nkambeni Tented Lodge we are committed to the preservation of pristine wilderness areas. Our suites are designed and constructed to guarantee minimum impact on the natural habitat. For that reason the suites have been built on wooden stilts. The accommodation at Nkambeni Tented Lodge consists of 150 beautifully appointed luxury timber and canvas tented suites. Wildlife Encounters