Kruger National Park (Drives and walks-Big Five Animals)
The Malelane entrance gate to the Kruger National Park is situated a short 2 km from Selati 103 Guest Cottages. Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites - this is real Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets. Tel: 012-4289111.
Malelane Golf Club
A beautiful 9 hole course that poses a real challenge to every golfer. The course is an easy club swing from the Kruger National Park, the Malelane Golf Club with it's beautiful clubhouse with a view of the Crocodile river (the southern border of the Kruger Park)Â offers a a few drinks after a hot game of Golf. Tel: 013-7900283
Leopard Creek Golf Estate
Situated a short 2 km from Selati 103 Guest Cottages, in the heart of Mpumalanga, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park. This 18 hole, 360 hectare development borders to the north and west by the picturesque Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. Leopard Creek is primarily reserved for the use of members and their guests. Tel: 013-7912000.
Named after the first Park ranger of the Kruger National Park, James Stevenson Hamilton. This restaurant, once an old trading store, invites all diners and welcomes them with its outstanding decor of stone and wood work. Mouth watering food, fit for a King and Queen is served daily. The menu starts with the quote 'You only live once, choose your dessert first!' followed by a list of the most decadent desserts. With lush green lawns and huge baobab tree, it provides the perfect playground for the kids. Tel: 013-7903421.
Pestana Restaurant & Thulani Spa
Pestana Kruger Lodge is a 4 star hotel. Buhlebethu Restaurant overlooks the Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park. Situated a mere 2 km from Selati 103 Guest Cottages. Thulani Spa: Located within the perimeters of Pestana Kruger Lodge offers a variety of relaxing treatments. Tel: 013-792500.
Echo Africa Safaris & Transfers
Echo Africa Safaris & Transfers - Echo Africa offers exclusive day & night drives in a private game reserve or in the Kruger National Park, using 4X4 open safari vehicles. Enjoy sundowners overlooking the Crocodile River. Tel: 013-7903893.
Take a stroll through the shop and have a delicious toasted sandwich and a cup of tea at the Mvubo Arts and Crafts shop. All products are made in Africa. Tel: 072 394 9764.
RCL Sugar Factory
Former TSB sugar mill - they have certain times for the tour and bookings are essential. Tours at 10h00, 12h00 and 14h00. No children under 12 years of age are allowed and closed shoes must be worn. Sugar cane (farms) supplies the RCL Sugar Mill of cane for sugar producing. Tel: 013-7911000.
(2km away) form the border of the Kruger Nat Park.
Sport facilities, such as bowls, tennis, a gymnasium with squash and swimming pool are also available at the Golf Club 1km away.
Riverside Processors (Juice Factory)
Founded in 1996 and joined forces with Cape Fruit Processors who was also founded in 1996 in Franschhoek. This factory is situated Â± 2 km from Selati 103 Guest Cottages and makes the purchase of local produced juice convenient. The unique combination of soil, climate and water makes the area suited for cultivation of subtropical fruits such as citrus, litchis and mango's.
National Road - Leading to Malelane town, Swaziland or Komatipoort and Mozambique.
The town is called "The Place of the small Lala Palms" or "Emlalani". The town was established in 1949 and gained municipal status in July 1990. Malelane is the hub of the sugar-growing industry in Mpumalanga. Altitude 332m above sea level.
- Shopping - At the Ingwe Shopping Centre you will find a variety of convenience stores: i.e. CNA, Woolworths, Tops bottle store, Super Spar and more
- Butcheries - Impala Butchery is situated in Impala Street. Meat products can also be purchased at Super Spar or Pick n Pay.
- Doctor/Pharmacy - Situated at the Ingwe Shopping Centre, entrance to the Super Spar.
- ATM/Banks - First National Bank, Standard Bank, ABSA Bank, Nedbank, Capitec.
- Coffee Shops - Coffee Shops: The Diner @ Spar and at the Penny Centre.
- Take Away Meals - Malelane Gate Cafe, Chicken Licken, Wimpy, Nando’s Chicken, Steers,
- Fish Aways, Debonairs
- Photo Development - Picture it at Boxer store or PaperWorx next to Spar.
- Restaurants - Hamiltons Restaurant, The Marula Boma, The Deck, Spur.
- Filling Stations - Sasol, Engine & Caltex
- Internet Café - at the entrance of Super Spar you will find a lovely American-style diner with an internet Cafe and across the street at Stargate Computers.
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, also referred to as KMIA, was constructed in an African theme. The terminal building is under thatch, which covers an area of 7350 square meters. The unique aesthetics and décor of the building blend in with the surrounding bushveld, which has become a favourite landmark among passengers and visitors. KMIA is the official port of entry of Mpumalanga, situated in the heart of the lowveld (23 km's from Nelspruit and 14 km's from White River & 62 Kom from Malelane) KMIA is also commonly referred to as 'Kruger Airport' in the aviation and tourism industry.
Nelspruit Botanical Garden
The Lowveld National Botanical Garden lies just outside of Nelspruit, a beautiful 159 hectare space dominated by rugged, rocky river scenery, and home to over 600 naturally occurring plant species, and a further 2000 that have been introduced to the garden. The Lowveld Botanical Garden has two rivers running through it that shapes the garden. The Crocodile River enters through a narrow, pot-holed solid rock gorge, whilst the Nels River, cascades down a waterfall from the west - the two merges into a heavenly pool.
Nelspruit Reptile Park
Africa's largest reptile park, boasting animals from throughout the world. Snakes, crocodiles, lizards, scorpions, spiders, animal farm, wildlife centre, picnic and braai facilities, curio shop, snack shop demonstrations, film shows and desert and tropical house. Open from 09h00 to 17h00.
Riverside Mall & Ilanga Mall Emnotweni Casino
Riverside Mall, which comprises a great part of the Riverside Park Precinct, is the premier shopping centre in Mpumalanga with an excess of 630 000 people visiting the centre each month. It is a major attraction for retail tourists from all over Mpumalanga, Mozambique and Swaziland satisfying the needs of its mixed shopper base. Its tenant listing satisfies every belly's needs through every restaurant, banking needs for every wallet. It offers retail therapy through various brands, our Nu Metro Cinema is the only movie theatre in 200kms and we are positioned adjacent Emnotweni Casino the only gambling facility in 200km radius. Ilanga Mall with 110 stores and a exciting tenant mix hosting 45000 sqm of retail. There are 2900 free parking bays, 1600 of these are under cover. They are disabled friendly, sufficient parking for disabled persons at most major entrances. Baby friendly with dedicated changing rooms. There is an abundance of natural light and they focus on using natural plants.
Tsakani African Silk
In 1994 the company privatised the Tsakani Government silk project in New Forest on the border of Mpumalanga province. There trademark is natural products made from wild and cultivated silk.
Casterbridge Tourist & Retail Development
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre is a lifestyle destination just 40 minutes from the Kruger National Park and about 65 Km from Malelane yust outide of White River on the Sabi Road. Casterbridge supports local industries and boasts award winning artists, potters and sculptors from the area. A wide veriety of hand made product can be found in over 35 stores. Experience the vintage Motor museum, or preview top draw national exhibitions at the White River Art Gallery. Enjoy a culinary treat at any the restaurants open from breakfast to dinner. Or take the kids to the amimal park to feed the rabits, donkys and more.
White River Art Route
Kaapsehoop Wild horses
Barberton (Gold Panning)
Barberton Gold Mine tour where you can pan for gold at the end of the tour is also a favourite. Afterwards, do the heritage tour around the town and see the memorials and museums of the historic town. The mountains around Barberton are the oldest in the world dating back 3.5 Billion years, and these mountains include some of the oldest exposed rocks on the planet (only rocks from the Isua greenstone belt in Western Greenland are older). These volcanic rocks, which scientists call the Barberton Greenstone Belt, have given up direct evidence of conditions of life on the surface of the very early earth.
Matsamo Cultural Village Swaziland (no Passport)
Matsamu Cultural Village at the Jeppes Reef Swaziland border, boasts traditional singing and dancing with traditional lunches served. Bookings for lunches essential.
Swaziland border (Passport needed)
Swaziland Day Trip (you will need a passport for this) visit the glass and candle factory, see some bushmen paintings and indulge in their craft market. Availability on request.
Mozambique border (Passport needed)
Maputo Day Trip (you will need a passport for this) availability on request.
Samora Machel Monument
The monument consists of 35 steel tubes symbolizing the number of lives lost in the air crash. The pillars cast long shadows over the base and the wind causes permanent whisperings through incisions in the pillars. It was unveiled by President Nelson Mandela on 19th January 1999. Take the R571 from Komatipoort and follow the information signs. Turn left from the R571 and follow the road over the mountain to Mbuzini, a distance of about 30kms.
Phone: 013 745 7406
Within 85km - 120km
- Panorama Route - Get the opportunity to visit the Blyderiver Canyon, Three Rondawels, Burkes Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Pinnacle Rock, Berlin Falls, Lisbon Falls, Graskop, Pilgrimsrest, Mac-Mac Falls, Lone Creek Falls
- Pilgrims Rest
- Sudwala Caves
- God's Window
- Blyde River Canyon & Blyde River Potholes
- Piggs Peak Casino Swaziland
- Ngwenya Glass Swaziland
- African Arts & Crafts
- Zip line Hazyview/Sabie - [email protected], Tel: 013 492 0071
- Moholoholo Rehabliltation Centre - Mobile: 082 907 5984
- Endangered species and Cheetha Project, Hoedspruit - Tel: +27 15 793 1633
Mkhonto Bridge: visit the historic Mkhonto Bridge over the Komati River for tiger fish fishing and to spot hippos and crocodiles.Â Fishing: Hire a boat with/without guide and relax the rest of the day fishing in one of Komatipoort's best fishing spots. 013-7641177
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Open Vehicle Safaris â€“ Do an open vehicle safari in the world famous Kruger National Park. Bush walks â€“ In the Kruger or Private reserve. Experience the unique opportunity of getting up close to diverse Fauna and Flora first hand using all your senses. Walking shoes are essential. Rare 5 Afternoon Game Drive â€“ An Open Vehicle Safari with a difference.Â This reserve has a breeding program where rare and endangered species like Sable and Roan antelope are bred before being released on the main reserve; Disease free buffalo also roam the reserve with over 150 white and black rhinos â€“ making it the largest private collection of rhinos in the world. KNP 013-7356152
for the adventurous and for family outings, a local provider offers fantastic quad biking trails. 013-7641177
Hiking trails (Eco)
Matumi: trails where the Mac Mac river joins the Sabie river for about a 7km strech and do some brid watching while you hike.
Induldge in a Microlight safaris â€“ 15 minutes flight or 30 minutes flight. Lift off at a privat reserve about 30 minits drive from Selati 103 Guest Cottages. 013-7641177
Just outside of Nelspruit near the Sudwala caves you will find a adventure park for the mountaine biking enthusiasts and exiting river tube rides. Hazyview: all the ingredience fond in real moutain biking
Bridge swinging @ The Big Swing
With a altitude of 1493 meters above sea level where adrenalin levels flow at their peak attached by safety harness to the spur of Mauchsberg. In theÂ Mpumalanga town Graskop. Free-fall at a speed of 180 km per hour on one of the world's highest gorge swings. Do it dropping at a whopping 68 meters in less than 3 seconds 013-7641177
Hot air ballooning & Helicopter flips
Gorge Lift Graskop
A must stop - most latest and innovative Tourism. The Gateway to the pristine indigenous forest- ons of it;s kind in the Southern Hemisphere.013-7641177
Equestrian safaris are extremely popular and provide an exciting addition to the many other safaris on offer.Â There are both for beginners and intermediate horse trails, which wind through the [private reserves and bush passing exceptionally scenic terrain). 013-7641177
Elephant Back Safari
Hectorspruit: Start off with an elephant interaction for 30 minutes or interaction and a short ride after the interaction you will be taken to saddle up for a game viewing experience from the backs of the two African elephants Tswali and Modjadji. Tel: +27 (0)13 790 0281 or +27 (0)71 273 9106013.