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Saragossa Game Reserve

Sleeps 18 in 8 rooms

Saragossa Game Reserve is a private reserve in the spectacularly beautiful Elands Valley. It is less than an hour’s drive from Nelspruit...
Saragossa Game Reserve is a private reserve in the spectacularly beautiful Elands Valley. It is less than an hour’s drive from Nelspruit and just under three hours from Pretoria.

There are two lodge rooms, four garden suites, a honeymoon suite and a villa on the premises. All of the rooms have king-size beds, mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and fans. They have private entrances to the garden and pool area.

A variety of activities are available on the reserve. Guests can book quad biking, horseback riding, microlight flights and Kruger trips at the lodge. The Sudwala Caves is a short drive from the reserve and guests can go abseiling and rock climbing.
from R4150

Katrinasrust

Sleeps 11 in 5 rooms

Karinasrust is located in the stunning province of Mpumalanga and within a short drive from Machadodorp; it is a tranquil fly-fishing and...
Karinasrust is located in the stunning province of Mpumalanga and within a short drive from Machadodorp; it is a tranquil fly-fishing and outdoor haven.

Katrinasrust offers a lovely house with four bedrooms furnished with double beds, twin beds, single beds and bunk beds, and the two bathrooms are shared. The kitchen is equipped for self-catering. Guests can enjoy meals in the dining room or relax in the lounge which is comfortably furnished and has a cosy fireplace for those chilly nights; DStv is available on request. Guests can enjoy their breakfast on the porch and enjoy lovely views of the valley.

Katrinasrust is a Nguni cattle and trout farm, and has 3 km of natural trout stream and two still-water dams where guests can do some catch and release fishing at an additional cost; extra charge is for fish kept which is R70 per kilo.. Guests can also go on lovely hikes and walks, or go rowing on the dam.
from R3500

Shamrock Arms Guest Lodge

24 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 7 rooms

Enjoy the warm embrace of The Shamrock Arms, a 4 Star Guest Lodge offering good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food.
Enjoy the warm embrace of The Shamrock Arms, a 4 Star Guest Lodge offering good value, tranquil surroundings and wholesome food.

The lodge was runner-up in the South African Tourism 2010 Welcome Awards. Lodge category. Finalists are considered to be the cream of the crop of the tourism industry always hospitable, always professional, and always passionate about delivering service excellence.

The lodge is authentically Victorian and comfortably modern and traces its history back to 1894. Superbly situated on the Mpumalanga Highlands Meander Route, a mere two and a half hours from Johannesburg and clasped by the picturesque and historic village of Waterval Boven, gateway to the world-famous Kruger National Park, you are guaranteed a country-village ambience that will soothe your soul.

The Shamrock Arms is unquestionably an ideal stopover for both the business and leisure traveller. It is situated ‘more or less’ half way between Oliver Tambo International Airport, previously known as the Johannesburg International Airport and the Kruger National Park. This will be of particular interest to travellers, who on arrival at OR Tambo International Airport are keen on the idea of getting some mileage behind them on the first day so that the drive to the park the next day is not so daunting. All of the rooms have their own private outside entrance and en-suite bathroom.

The luxury rooms, of which there are six, have air-conditioning hot and cold,optional electric blanket, satellite TV with decoder, minibar, tea and coffee making facility and electronic safe. You have a choice of either a double bed king or queen-size or twin beds. The Duluxe room one, which has twin beds close together, has an overhead fan, heater and tea and coffee facility. The wonderful thing about the Shamrock Arms is that it is the perfect base from which to explore many places of interest and scenic beauty in the Mpumalanga Province. All of the provinces principal tourist attractions are within easy reach of the Shamrock Arms.

In and around Waterval Boven you can do: Trout /bass fishing, rock climbing and abseiling, mountain biking and hiking and horse riding. The Shamrock Arms also offers added value in that Terry, who is an accredited and registered tourist guide, is on hand to help you on any tourist related issues. A sincere and friendly welcome awaits you from your hosts Terry and Cheryl Jansen.
from R940

Steam Inn Pub and Grill

3 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

The Steam Inn Pub and Grill is well-situated on an escarpment in the Lowveld. This charming, typically English pub offers accommodation, a...
The Steam Inn Pub and Grill is well-situated on an escarpment in the Lowveld. This charming, typically English pub offers accommodation, a bar and restaurant in Waterval Boven. Established in 1898 as a railway depot, Waterval Boven is Dutch for ‘Above Waterfall’ and is named after the waterfall in the Elands River. The area is rich with historical sites and the village is nestled in the Drakensberg Mountains. Horse riding, trout fishing and hiking are popular activities in the region.

Each of the double rooms contains twin single beds, that can be made up together as a double bed on request, as well as an en-suite with a shower, hand basin and toilet. Room facilities include tea and coffee-making facilities, heaters in winter and fans in summer. Breakfast is available on request. The pub and grill offers an a la carte menu featuring seafood, steaks, hamburgers and pizza and is open until late.

The Steam Inn Pub and Grill also makes an ideal venue for weddings and special events and we offer Friday and Saturday night entertainment and on-deck braai facilities.
from R500

Luilekker Guest House and Chalets

18 Reviews
Sleeps 33 in 11 rooms

Luilekker Guest House and Chalets is situated just off the N4 highway, about 2 km on the Nelspruit...
Luilekker Guest House and Chalets is situated just off the N4 highway, about 2 km on the Nelspruit side of the historic Waterval-Boven Tunnel, the gateway to the Kruger National Park.

We offer five comfortable en-suite bedrooms in our guest house with a choice of twin or double beds and either a bath or a shower. The rooms are housed in spacious rondavels with thick stone walls which have been beautifully renovated and incorporated into the main house. Wake up to the smell of coffee in the percolator in the dining room and lie in until you're ready to sit down in the dining room for our hearty farm breakfast. Meals may be enjoyed in the guest house if preferred. In winter there is a comforting fire in the lounge for a cosy evening.

We also have five fully equipped open-plan chalets and a two-bedroom cottage, all with towels and linen provided. There is a small communal swimming pool. All the chalets are equipped with Multichoice/DStv decoders with SABC/E TV card only, however if you want the full DStv bouquet please bring your own decoder.

Nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by breathtaking cliffs and lush bush, makes this a beautiful haven for a stay over en-route to the Kruger or Mozambique. TRAFFIC CAN BE HEARD AT TIMES BUT AS GUESTS SAY IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL WITH THE CLIFFS AND ALL THE SOUND OF BIRDS THAT YOU DON’T REALISE THAT YOU ARE CLOSE TO THE N4. Traffic can be heard by times but as guests say it is so beautiful with the cliffs and all the sound of birds that you don’t realise that you are close to the N4. For the more energetic, there's fishing along the Elands River which flows through the property, or a hike up the mountains on the estate.

Enjoy bird watching or challenging rock climbs up the cliffs in close proximity to Luilekker. Watch the mist roll in over the mountains while savoring the pristine country air and sipping a glass of pure, fresh water from our very own fountain.
from R400

Ellie's Bed & Breakfast

2 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Ellie's Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable overnight accommodation in a spacious unit, situated in Waterval Boven. This shaded and...
Ellie's Bed & Breakfast offers comfortable overnight accommodation in a spacious unit, situated in Waterval Boven. This shaded and tranquil unit rests on the bank of the Elands River, featuring a variety of lovely bird life.

This charming unit consists of a private bedroom with an open en-suite bathroom, a kitchenette and a lounge area with a TV. All linen and towels are provided, as well as toiletries. Easy view DStv is provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own decoder and smart card.

Officially known as Emgwenya, this is a small town located on the edge of the Escarpment on the banks of the Elands River. It is above the 75m Elands Falls on the railway line from Pretoria to Maputo, in Mpumalanga.
from R480

Aloes Country Inn

2 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 9 rooms

Aloes Country Inn is situated at the foot of the Elands Valley hills on the bank of the Elands River, near Waterval Onder. This is truly...
Aloes Country Inn is situated at the foot of the Elands Valley hills on the bank of the Elands River, near Waterval Onder. This is truly the gateway to the Lowveld, surrounded by the beauty of a unique ecology.

We offer accommodation in four Self-catering Units, four en-suite Twin Rooms and one unit equipped for disabled persons. The rooms are designed to provide cool comfort on the hottest of days, with a shady front veranda.

We provide meals on request and have braai facilities, should you rather enjoy the outdoors with a late afternoon sundowner, outside the pub or near the river. We are happy to cater for the lone traveller, couples or groups and large gatherings on arrangement.

The air is crisp and clean, and the climate is temperate with warmth all year round. Waterval Onder is malaria free. Bring sunscreen if you are planning on tanning.

The area is known for birdwatching, hiking trails, mountain biking, rock climbing, trout fishing and its various historical sites. Towns like Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrims Rest, Hazyview and Nelspruit make an ideal day's outing and the local town of Waterval Boven offers a selection of quaint restaurants and pubs.
from R560

Troutways Private Retreat

7 Reviews
Sleeps 30 in 4 rooms

Troutways Private Retreat, located just outside Waterval Boven, has been operating for 10 years. It was conceived not only for the sake of...
Troutways Private Retreat, located just outside Waterval Boven, has been operating for 10 years. It was conceived not only for the sake of fly-fishing, but as an escape to fresh air, the smell of the veld and family togetherness.

There are five well-stocked trout dams of which four are fishable all year round. Troutways' appeal lies not only in the ease of access to a broad range of outdoor activities, but as an escape to a retreat-like environment where families can enjoy being together in a very relaxing atmosphere with no cellphone reception.

There are four fully self-contained lodges available, the original Homestead Lodge and the more recently completed Rainbow, Guinie Fowl and Kingfisher Lodges. Each lodge is rented out as a unit, which guarantees total privacy for all guests. Lodges are fully serviced, where a modest fee is paid directly to the housemaid. Each lodge has a fully equipped kitchen and Homestead Lodge has a bar as well as a pool table. All lodges have outside patios with built-in braais. Bedding and towels are all provided. An initial amount of wood is supplied and more wood can be purchased.

For the avid fly-fishermen, our five trout dams are kept well stocked all year round ensuring enough water frontage for private fishing. A broad range of activities from birdwatching, world-class mountain climbing, hiking to mountain biking can be practiced. Also available is horse riding and rock pools for swimming and canoeing.
from R550

Ellie's Self-catering Unit

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

This is a spacious and comfortable self-catering unit situated in the historic town of Waterval...
This is a spacious and comfortable self-catering unit situated in the historic town of Waterval Boven. It is only a short walk to the shops and restaurants.

The unit consists of three bedrooms, a private bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an open-plan living area. This is the ideal base for doing various day trips on the Highlands Meander.

Officially known as Emgwenya, this is a small town located on the edge of the Escarpment on the banks of the Elands River. It is above the 75m Elands Falls on the railway line from Pretoria to Maputo, in Mpumalanga.
from R1250

Boven Trout Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 36 in 12 rooms

The historical Boven Trout Lodge, previously the Waterval Boven Hotel dating from the late 1800s, is a cosy and well-equipped self-catering...
The historical Boven Trout Lodge, previously the Waterval Boven Hotel dating from the late 1800s, is a cosy and well-equipped self-catering lodge in beautiful, peaceful surroundings beneath South Hill, the imposing mountain that cradles this quaint village.

Boven Trout Lodge has 12 double en-suite rooms that are serviced daily and all have lovely views of the surrounding area. We also have an on-site restaurant that invites you to spend time in their friendly, home-style atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast in the morning, or a light meal at lunchtime, while larger and more sumptuous family meals are available in the evening. The menu is a la carte and consists of a large variety of meals, while a friendly cash bar is available. The restaurant is open from 8 am until 10 pm seven days a week.

Waterval Boven is in the triangle of one South Africa’s finest fly-fishing areas, with Machadodorp, Belfast, Dullstroom and Lydenburg easily reachable. For those not keen on trout fishing, the lodge boasts a large pool and a spacious garden to relax in.
from R750

The Pongola Express Camp

4 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 20 rooms

These historic 1934 SAR carriages were brought to this location in the 60’s as a weekend retreat. They have been renovated and now form the...
These historic 1934 SAR carriages were brought to this location in the 60’s as a weekend retreat. They have been renovated and now form the hub for the Num-Num five-day trail, as well as other two, three, and four-day hiking trails on the estate.

We offer seven compartments, sleeping one to four people per compartment, providing a total of 20 berths. With a kitchen, bar, braai, and shop, this is the ideal start or end to any hike. Hikers should bring their own sleeping bags, pillows and towels.
from R440
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Bergwaters Eco Lodge & Spa

16 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

T2T Spring Special   Bergwaters Eco Lodge and Spa is a beautiful peaceful retreat offering affordable upmarket bed and...
Bergwaters Eco Lodge and Spa is a beautiful peaceful retreat offering affordable upmarket bed and breakfast accommodation, conference facilities, and an onsite Spa conveniently located at Waterval Onder, just down the road from Waterval Boven Emgwenya and Machadodorp in Mpumalanga, a 2.5 hour drive from Gauteng and 40 minutes from Mbombela Nelspruit.

Just 1.5 km off the N4, Bergwaters is secretly tucked away in a quiet secluded valley, flanked by sheer cliffs where eagles nest and crystal streams trickle by. Family owned and managed, Bergwaters not only offers luxury accommodation and epicure meals - Supreme Personalised Service, is guaranteed.

Bergwaters, renowned for its tranquil atmosphere, promises the perfect escape for couples, families and groups. We're much more than just a hotel.
from R700

Candlewood Camp

Sleeps 20 in 2 rooms

Candlewood Camp is one of five hiking camps built along the Num-Num hiking trail on a spectacular site with views over the Brankspruit...
Candlewood Camp is one of five hiking camps built along the Num-Num hiking trail on a spectacular site with views over the Brankspruit gorge and the dramatic Uitsug waterfall that falls 275 feet.

This is strictly a hiking facility and guests are expected to hike between camps. These camps are overnight facilities and are not suitable for longer stays. There is a shuttle service to transport your luggage and food between camps.

This ‘green’ camp is not electrified, and an old style donkey geyser supplies hot water. The camp accommodates a maximum of 20 persons in two romantic corrugated iron construction-style dormitories from the days of the gold rush, with a well-equipped kitchen and an internal braai as no exterior fires are allowed during winter to prevent fires in this pristine grassland.

The Pongola Express to Candlewood Loop consists of two equal sections starting at either camp. Both sections are about 8 km long and include some steep climbs, and is very dramatic with a wide variety of terrains. Starting from the Pongola Express, hikers follow the Num-Num Day 1 Bergbas Roete to the first link and join the Escarpment trail to the Candlewood camp.

From Candlewood, this loop starts on the Escarpment trail and takes the link at the swing bridge onto the Day 4 of the Num-Num the Pompon Way. Hikers can then choose to take the tar road back to the Pongola, or continue a little further and enjoy the walk to the next link to the Express. For the very fit, continue along the Pompon to the next link which joins with Day 5 of the Num-Num trail, the Kokoboom Pad, and back to the Pongola.

God's Window camp to Candlewood Loop is for hikers that can follow a map, as the trail goes backwards in terms of the markings along the trail. There are a few markers associated with this route for reassurance along the way. Starting at Candlewood, the trail follows the Escarpment route down to the waterfall and along the Bankspruit following the path past the boardroom pool and over the Skurwerand to God's Window Camp.

From God’s Window camp, the trail goes backwards along the Day 1 of the Num-Num trail, The Bergbas Roet, to link with the Day 4 of the Pompon Way and continues backwards along that route to Candlewood.
from R440

Blaauwbosch Trout Inn

4 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 4 rooms

Blaauwbosch Trout Inn is situated just outside Waterval Boven, on the edge of the Highveld, with wonderful views of the Elandsvalley. ...
Blaauwbosch Trout Inn is situated just outside Waterval Boven, on the edge of the Highveld, with wonderful views of the Elandsvalley. Activities include fly-fishing for trout and bass, birdwatching, mountain biking, and walking. Ancients ruins can also be viewed on the 103-hectare property.

We offer four self-catering units; the Eagle Cabin sleeping 10 people, Robin House which sleeps six, Drongo Chalet that sleeps a couple, and Woodpecker Hideaway which sleeps eight. Guests also have access to the heated swimming pool, while horses on the property add to the peaceful atmosphere.

Blaauwbosch Trout Inn is conveniently situated just 7 km from Waterval Boven and 10 km from Machadodorp.
from R360

Rack Rail Inn

Sleeps 40 in 20 rooms

On the corner of Second Street and First Avenue in Waterval Boven, the Rack Rail Inn, provides the ideal overnight stopover for...
On the corner of Second Street and First Avenue in Waterval Boven, the Rack Rail Inn, provides the ideal overnight stopover for backpackers, business representatives, tourists, or a weekend breakaway at an affordable rate.

The "rack rail" or "tandrat" was used to pull the trains up the steep gradient between Waterval Onder and Waterval Boven. The Rack Rail Inn is located in the original hostel of the railway employees in Waterval Boven. The main building was built in 1929 and the wings were added in 1949.

Accommodation at the Rack Rail Inn is offered in rooms sharing communal bathrooms. There are twin rooms, double rooms and a family room. Towels and linen are supplied.

A cozy dining room provides a hearty breakfast and a traditional South African dinner. There is also a TV room with M-Net and DStv.

Experience friendly service and comfortable accommodation in this 60 room inn which provides a bed, dinner or bed and breakfast at affordable prices.
from R300

Hangar 5

5 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

For a break in a tranquil environment, glide into Hangar 5 which will cater to all your needs in homely comfort.

There are two...
For a break in a tranquil environment, glide into Hangar 5 which will cater to all your needs in homely comfort.

There are two double rooms available, with en-suite bathrooms. The upstairs unit is the largest of the two, and also comes with a private deck. Both rooms are fitted with fridges, tea and coffee-making facilities, microwaves and three-plate stoves. A braai facility is available with a wood pack at a nominal fee. We also offer a hearty breakfast on request.

Only two hours from Pretoria and Johannesburg, we are perfectly situated on the N4, surrounded by mountains and many historic sights. The Kruger National Park is only four hours away. Our historical little town, Waterval Boven, has wonderful hikes and sights. For the rock climbing fanatics, our mountainous environment offers one of the best locations in South Africa.
from R560

Elangeni Holiday Resort

7 Reviews
Sleeps 250 in 60 rooms

Elangeni Holiday Resort is situated on the banks of the Elands River, on the N4 between Waterval Boven and Nelspruit at the Sycamore...
Elangeni Holiday Resort is situated on the banks of the Elands River, on the N4 between Waterval Boven and Nelspruit at the Sycamore turn-off. The resort is in a low risk malaria area and is the perfect breakaway to unspoilt natural surroundings.

The resort offers self-catering chalets, as well as caravan and camping facilities. The campsites are situated under shady trees on soft green grass. There are also electrical points available for both caravans and campers. The clean ablution facilities offer hot and cold water.

The resort also has a large swimming pool, a jungle gym, trampolines, braai facilities and paintball. Feel free to enjoy fishing along the river, tubing and birdwatching, or take a walk on one of the hiking trails. There is a lapa and a stone hall for functions, a laundry and a small shop.
from R160

Boven Villa

11 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Relax in the tranquility that Boven Villa has to offer. A unique thatched cottage, with luxurious rooms and extensive well manicured...
Relax in the tranquility that Boven Villa has to offer. A unique thatched cottage, with luxurious rooms and extensive well manicured gardens, Boven Villa is the ideal setting for that romantic getaway, extended holiday or one night stop over.

Waterval Boven is perfectly situated on the Mpumalanga Highland Meander Route and has stunning panoramic views. Family owned and run, Boven Villa offers sumptuous breakfasts, dinner on request and a peaceful night sleep. Luxurious bedrooms, well manicured extensive gardens and the tranquil setting ensures that Boven Villa is the ideal getaway for weekend breaks, extended holidays or the overnight traveller.
from R800

Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge

31 Reviews
Sleeps 29 in 7 rooms

Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge is an eleven-hectare property situated on the edge of a cliff on...
Acra Retreat Mountain View Lodge is an eleven-hectare property situated on the edge of a cliff on the border of the Elands Krans Nature Reserve. 

The lodge offers stunning views, spa treatments, trout fishing, mountain biking, stone-circle viewing, abseiling, mountain climbing, horse riding, and more.

The rooms are luxurious and welcoming. Each room has a view and its own door leading to the outside deck. Acra Retreat has its own fully licensed pub, a trampoline, a swimming pool, and safe parking.

Sundowners can also be enjoyed on the deck while watching the magnificent display of colours on the mountains as the sun slowly sets. A set menu will be served on request.

The hosts speak German, Dutch, English and Afrikaans. Emphasis is laid upon peace and tranquility, and braai facilities are available.
from R790

Rockydrift Private Nature Reserve

26 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 2 rooms

Situated 290 km from Johannesburg on the Waterval Boven, Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve. This...
Situated 290 km from Johannesburg on the Waterval Boven, Rocky Drift Private Nature Reserve. This fine establishment embraces an enclosed valley of approximately 257 hectares and some of the most beautiful mountain country to be found in the Waterval Boven district. The climate is typical of summer rainfall areas with winter and summer mean temperatures of between six degrees in winter and 34 degrees in summer to be expected.

Nourished by the Joubert spruit tributary of the Elands river, the natural water supply is fountain fed from the mountain tops and of the highest quality. At no stage during the past 60 years has the stream ever dried up. The Nature Reserve is ecologically contained and home to many species of fauna such as bush buck, baboon, klipspringer, duiker, steenbok, vaal reed buck, vervet monkeys, leopard, genet, rooikat and rock pythons to name a few. There is also an abundance of bird life, including black eagle, steppe buzzard as well as various kites and falcons.

Rich in natural and South African history, the kloof and slopes of the valley once housed President Paul Kruger's commandos during the period of his escape to exile via Lourenco Marques, now Maputo. Circular rock encampments with old Martini Henry rifle shells and enamel mugs used by the Boer soldiers and Scouts are sometimes unearthed on the property.
from R450
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