It's a little hard to find by yourself, but if you make reservations in advance you get clear instructions how to arrive at the estate. My TomTom couldn't find it alone ;-)
The very charming owner Wendel is eager to tell you a lot more about the surroundings, give tips on what to see and what can be skipped easily. He has also been a guide for several years in Kruger, so if you are planning on traveling through; talk to him and share your ideas.
Nicely situated the estate is overlooking some beautiful scenery, with hills, creeks and unpaved roads. Watch the birds in the garden! We arrived end of the afternoon and made reservations for dinner. The lady of the house prepared us a proper 3-course meal, nothing very special but indeed tasteful and big portions. The dining room had one big table, so you really share the meal. A little unease at the start, but a real good opportunity to meet other people and share travel itineraries.
The lodge was great, spacious with a large kitchen and stove (make sure to do some shopping first…like cold beers and breakfast) and a lovely fire place with enough wood. The bed was comfortable as was the bathroom, but don't expect luxury there. You can easily spend more than one night here, especially with Wendel and the activities he offers next to your stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thaba Tsweni Lodge & Safaris is situated in the Blyde River Canyon of Mpumalanga South Africa, close to the Kruger National Park. Thaba Tsweni is a family-owned and managed lodge with fully equipped self-catered and catered chalets in a mountain atmosphere of the Drakensbuerg mountains. We are situated close to attractions such as the Blyde River Canyon, Kruger National Park and Mozambique for diving holidays. ... more less
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