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Accommodation Options -  Kruger Park  Region


Shikwari Luxury Bush Lodge :  DBB | S/c  ****

Panoramic Route  /  Kruger


Gecko Lodge : B/b | Restaurant  ***

Short Drive to Kruger Park

Hotel Numbi : B/b | Restaurant   ***

Short Drive to Kruger Park

Bundu Lodge : B/b | Restaurant   ***

Short Drive to Kruger / Airport

Pine Lake Inn   ***

7 km from the town of White River

Rissington Inn : B/b | Restaurant   ****

Short Drive to Kruger Park

Tzaneen Country Lodge & Spa    ****

84 km from Kruger Park

Hamilton Parks  ***

Close to Hazyview and Kruger Park

Woodlands Guest House   ****

20 km from Numbi Gate



Shikwari Luxury Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp   ****

  Web: www.shikwari.co.za E mail :  enquiries@shikwari.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 73 049 7494 Fax:      +27 (0)
  Address: R36 Lydenburg/Tunnel Road, Valley Of Olifants - Hoedspruit


Shikwari  Reserve, Owner-managed by the Lawrie family and offering 2 camps situated in the North Eastern Limpopo below the escarpment with majestic views of the Northern Drakensburg Mountains, The reserve offer view of plain game with walks or drives. Shikwari with cathedral-like thatch roof; offers a fully licensed bar, lounge and dining room and  is also open to Pangolin guests for meals which should be booked with accommodation or 24hrs ahead and also to use the free WiFi during the day. 5 affordable luxury thatched suites; tucked away in the bush are decorated with colonial style furniture and luxurious textiles. Relax on the open veranda taking in the view and cool off in the tranquil plunge pool. Caring staff give a home from home feeling.

Pangolin Bush Camp (Not yet graded), a comfortable rustic selfcatering camp with communal amenities. There is a large family bathroom & outdoor shower, a separate second toilet and basin, fully equipped kitchen and lounge with premium DSTV. In the garden there is a pool and a boma for braai’s shared between the 4 rondavels.




Gecko Lodge   ***

  Web www.geckolodge.co.za E mail :  reservations@geckolodge.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 135901020 Fax:      +27 (0) 862931730
  Address: R536 (Hazyview / Sabie Road)  


Gecko Lodge is situated 3 Km from Hazyview in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on a 35ha Farm with Sabie River Frontage. It is the ideal base from which to explore the Kruger National Park (12km from Phabeni Gate) and the Lowveld Panorama Route including Blyde River Canyon (89km), God’s Window (50km) and Pilgrim’s Rest (54km) This owner managed lodge has its emphasis on tranquility, comfort, quality service and good food. Gecko Lodge offers the guest an escape from modern urban living.

With its comfortable rooms, restaurant and coffee shop , Gecko Lodge is suitable for those seeking a romantic getaway; a base for numerous activities from mild to extreme or even for a relaxing family holiday at affordable rates. We offer 23 en-suite Rooms all set in a beautiful garden. Each Room has its own character and each room is individually decorated by the owners Anja and Gideon Barnard with the focus on “Guest Comfort”.




Hotel Numbi and Garden Suites   ***

  Web www.hotelnumbi.co.za E mail :  reservations@hotelnumbi.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 13 737 7301 Fax:      +27 (0) 13 737 7525
  Address: R40 Hazyview, Mpumalanga  


Situated in the heart of the magical Mpumalanga Province, we enjoy making every customer feel special and welcome. Within 45 minutes drive, guests can visit Gods Window, Pilgrim`s Rest and the Blyde River Canyon. Hotel Numbi is  the most centrally located property for visits to the Kruger  Park.

We  offer 22 luxurious bedrooms all with air-con, TV,  and highly appointed bathrooms en suite. Elegantly decorated the contemporary African design in the rooms ensures superior comfort and guest care. Bedrooms on the ground level provide guests direct access to the pool and garden.

Our Restaurant, The Olive and Vine, prides itself on ambience, atmosphere, music and warm, friendly service creating a memorable dining experience. We enjoy serving an ice cold beer to the weary tourist at the end of a hot day. We take pleasure in making every customer feel like an individual.




Bundu Lodge   ***

  Web www.bundulodge.co.za E mail :  reservations@bundulodge.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 13 758 1221 Fax:      +27 (0) 13 758 1208
  Address: R40 Highway, White River, Nelspruit


Nestled in the heart of the Lowveld, Bundu Country Lodge offers warm hospitality, comfortable accommodation, exceptional service and value for money. Surrounded by the most stunning scenery, the lodge enjoys an abundance of Bird & Wildlife. Together with the many recreational facilities, Bundu Country Lodge makes for a perfect Holiday.

Our new 48 luxury units have  all amenities, air-conditioning, DSTV, romantic double showers, excellent views and all of this set in beautiful surroundings with breathtaking views.

The Bundu Grill is our a la carte restaurant and bar with superb cuisine, set in an "Out of Africa" atmosphere, with a magnificent view of the majestic Drakensberg Mountain Range from the spacious "sun downer"  The Kruger National Park is a short drive away and day safaris are available on request.




Pine Lake Inn    ***

  Web:www.africanskyhotels.com/hotels/pine-lake-inn Tel:   +27 (0) 13 751 5036
  E mail :   pinelake@africanskyhotels.com Fax:      +27 (0) 13 751 5134
  Address: Main Hazyview Road, White River  


Nestling amidst the splendour of the Mpumalanga woodlands and overlooking a vast lake, Pine Lake Inn exudes peace and tranquility. Pine Lake Inn is situated in a malaria free area, 35km from the Kruger National Park and a short distance from Sudwala Caves, Sabie Falls and Pilgrims Rest. The resort is a popular venue for conferences, romantic get-aways and fun filled family holidays. Guests can enjoy relaxed outdoor meals alongside the pool or overlooking the lake. The Kingfisher Restaurant offers a vast choice from a la Carte or delicious buffet and the Feathers Bar is a fun place to meet for a sundowner or night-cap. The natural decor blends harmoniously with the breathtaking scenery, creating an atmosphere of understated elegance and comfort.
 Each of the 68 rooms is furnished with a private bathroom, telephone, colour television, individually controlled air conditioning and electric shaver plug. There are also watersports, a floodlit tennis court, bowling green, hiking and scenic walks close by.




 Rissington Inn    **** 

  Web www.rissington.co.za E mail :  info@rissington.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 13 737 7700 Fax:      +27 (0) 86 246 1370
  Address: Main Road R40, Hazyview  


Rissington Inn is a relaxed haven of fine food, friendly cheerful service and comfortable accommodation. Tucked away just outside Hazyview in Mpumalanga lies Rissington Inn, a thatched homestead with  views over the Sabie River Valley. The surrounding indigenous bush, with its spectacular birds and brightly flowering trees, lends a special African feel.

Sixteen individual rooms and suites are surrounded by 10 acres of extensive colourful gardens and offer comfortable, spacious and airy accommodation. All rooms have their own entrances and verandahs. Each has a private bathroom and the wonderful garden suites and hillside suites also offer outside showers.

So it's sundowners in the bar, a delicious dinner in the restaurant, coffee and a nightcap, before retiring to your comfortable room with the night sounds of Africa to lull you into a peaceful sleep.




Tzaneen Country Lodge & Spa   **** 

  Web www.tznlodge.co.za E mail :  reservations@tznlodge.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 15 304 3290 Fax:      +27 (0) 15 304 3295
  Address: R71, Tzaneen  


The Tzaneen Country Lodge is 84 km from the Phalaborwa Gate of the Kruger National Park. We are centrally located to explore the beauty and magic of Limpopo, Modjadji's Kingdom of the Rain Queen.

We offer genuine hospitality with stylish rooms and relaxing pools in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside. Our beautiful landscaped gardens with indigenous forest and dams on the property make for peaceful and happy holidays.

The privately owned Tzaneen Country Lodge offers warm hospitality and Limpopo charm with a wealth of beauty and allure. It's all there for the taking in an area where history, geography and culture add character in a tantalizing mix. The tastefully decorated Tzaneen Country Lodge offers world-class hospitality, discreet security and outstanding service. Exclusive and private, the lodge is nestled on 150 hectares of farmland and indigenous forest.




Hamilton Parks   ***

  Web www.hamiltonparks.com E mail:  space@hamiltonparks.com
  Tel:   +27 (0) 82 723 37 22 Cell:      +27 (0) 74 252 70 37
  Address: R40 to Kruger National Park from Nelspruit to Hazyview


Hamilton Parks Country Lodge is a comfortable 14-bedroom country hotel, set in a magnificent 250 hectare 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 sets behind the hills.





Woodlands Guest House   ****

  Web woodlandsgh.co.za Address: 648 Blue Jay Avenue, Hazyview
  Tel:   +27 (0) 63 065 6930


Set on three stands, and surrounded by numerous large and shady indigenous trees, Woodlands offers a convenient location with easy access to the Phabeni Gate of the Kruger National Park, only 5km away. The Numbi Gate is 20km from us, while the Paul Kruger Gate is 40km away.

Woodlands Guest House offers six individually-decorated rooms and one suite on three levels, all with eight satellite television channels, a fully stocked bar fridge, a full range of bathroom amenities and hot beverage facilities. Each room has its own view overlooking the lush sub-tropical gardens and the swimming pool, creating a peaceful and private environment in which to unwind and relax, whilst enjoying the best of South Africa’s weather and the prolific and colourful bird life of the region.




Other Options in the area:


Blyde Canyon Resort                                           
Location:  Graskop


Blyde Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world. This three and four star Resort is located a mere  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. Guests overlook the magnificent Three Rondavels whilst enjoying breakfast or a sundowner on the Restaurant’s deck or enjoy a delicious buffet dinner in front of a fireplace on a cold winter's evening in the Kadisi Restaurant.

Accommodation comprises of a guest house overlooking the gorge and , 2 to 5-sleeper rustic stone chalets all fully equiped for self catering. Be sure to make a day trip out onto the Panorama Route and enjoy the natural splendour of Blyde Canyon.


Phalaborwa Safari Park                                          
Location:  Phalaborwa Kruger Gate


Phalaborwa Safari Park is located at the gate of the Kruger National Park, known as the Phalaborwa Kruger Gate and is a perfect stop-over for visitors who that want to make the most of their time in the Kruger National Park. The Safari Park consists of ten (4 sleeper) air-conditioned tented chalets, with en-suite bathrooms, private outdoor showers, a self catering kitchen, lounge area, barbecue area and a wooden deck.

Explore the stunning landscape, slip into the rock pool or relax around a traditional braai under the star-studded expanse of an African night sky. Enjoy a game drive in the Kruger National Park  visit the nearby elephant museum, cheetah project or reptile park. Phalaborwa Safari Park boasts with one of the most beautiful caravan and camping areas in Limpopo. 

Sefapane Lodges & Safaris        

Location:  Phalaborwa (Limpopo Province)


Comprising 31 Rondavels and 20 Safari Houses, Sefapane Lodge offers the ideal spot from which to explore the Kruger National Park and the surrounding regions. Located within 1km of the Park gate  we offer our guests breathing space in the heart of nature. The sprawling, established bush gardens encompass four rustic dams and play host to a variety of spectacular indigenous flora and birdlife.  

The main lodge offers a pool, A la Carte Restaurant, bar and children's pool and jungle gym. Sefapane further offers exciting activities including wildlife encounters, cultural discoveries, the rich heritage of Africa and adventure activities for those seeking excitement. The luxury Safari Homes are situated on the Sefapane Estate and offer privacy & comfort.  Each house  2 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, guest bathroom, a loft with 3rd bedroom & a large wooden deck.


Mount Sheba Resort                                       
Location:  Pilgrims Resttween


Mount Sheba, is  situated in the rain forest near the famous town of Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga. Well appointed rooms, gourmet meals and log fires give a magical feel to Mount Sheba. Walks in the forest are magical, with the rare Samango monkey and rare bird calls around you.

With private patios and panoramic views, the beauty of the surroundings can be enjoyed from the comfort of your room.  Excellent service supports the superb four star cuisine, turning any event into a fairy tale experience. 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.


Location:  R38 between Carolina & Barberton


Award winning Badplaas,  has a superb Hydro Spa set in a game reserve in warm Mpumalanga. The Resort has 48 hotel rooms but is primarily self-catering with 161 log cabins, chalets, rondavels and guest houses. A wide range of leisure activities is available. Forever Resorts Badplaas famed for its mineral springs and surrounded by the Emanzana Private Nature Reserve.

The resort offers a modern Hydro with internationally recognised treatments while the game reserve is habitat to White Rhino and a variety of Antelope. An extensive range of leisure activities available as well. Badplaas has become legendary for family leisure breaks and is a firm favourite amongst conference delegates. enjoy a delicious barbeque  or pop into the exciting bikini bar.


Pine Lake Inn Hotel                                           
Location:  White River, Mpumalanga


The Pine Lake Inn Hotel is nestled among the splendours of the Mpumpalanga woodlands and overlooks a vast lake on a golf course estate which  imparts a feeling of understated relaxation. With 128 luxurious, en-suite rooms, this home-away-from-home  Hotel has an intimate atmosphere, lending a feeling of understated elegance and comfort which complements the breathtaking scenic beauty of the environs perfectly.

The hotel is situated in a low risk malaria area, just 35km from the  Kruger National Park and  fascinating sights such as the Sudwala Caves, Sabie Falls, the old preserved mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest and the inspiring Panorama Route. There is also a variety of water sports, a floodlit tennis court, swimming pool, bowling green, hiking and scenic walks close by.


Swadini Resort                                  
Location:  Blyde River Canyon near Hoedspruit.


Swadini is surrounded by the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and nestled amongst the Drakensberg peaks on the banks of the Blyde River. The  dam boasts one of the world’s largest active “Tufa” waterfalls and a 75 kilometer drive will take you to the Open gate of the Kruger National Park.

Guests have a choice of 78 self catering chalets, which can accommodate 4, 5, 6 people.  Hot and cold swimming pools, tennis courts, a children's play area, hiking trails and a host of other activities will ensure a fun-filled and relaxed stay. The restaurant offers a variety of delicious meals. Explore the wonders of nature amongst the indigenous trees and enjoy game viewing in the Kruger National Park. Do your visit justice by driving along the Panorama Route exploring the Blyde River Canyon and visiting the Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Pinnacle, Mac Mac Falls and God's Window.


White River Hotel           
Location:  White River


White River Hotel beckons  guests keen to explore the magical beauty of the Lowveld. The serene town of White River serves as a gateway to the Kruger National Park and the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon, the spectacular vista of God’s Window, the cascading Mac Mac and Berlin Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Sudwala Caves, Three Rondavels and the many other natural wonders of the kaleidoscope that is Mpumalanga.

White River Hotel offers elegant 3-star air-conditioned twin and double en-suite rooms with selected satellite TV channels coupled with warm hospitality and service with a smile. Indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner or enjoy delicious cuisine in the restaurant set in the lush garden overlooking the pool.


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