If you're feeling like you need to break out of the city to embrace some fresh air, wide open spaces and good old fashioned hospitality then our round-up of relaxing Country Stays in the Lowveld and surrounds, is just what you're looking for.
Tomjachu Bush Retreat, Nelspruit
Tomjachu Bush Retreat is located in the stunning mountain bushveld within the Crocodile Valley Nature Conservancy, overlooking the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park and the great Crocodile River valley.
The Herb Cottage, Tzaneen
The Herb Cottage is a private cottage set on a working avocado and herb farm, in the Magoebaskloof Valley. A river can be found at the bottom of the garden with a lovely picnic spot to relax and enjoy the sounds of the birds, and entertainment from the comical Samango Monkeys found in the area.
Sunbird Lodge, Phalaborwa
Sunbird Lodge is a family run business located close to the town centre. Experience the ambience of more than 2.5 acres of tropical gardens which are home to a wide variety of birdlife. Just relax and let your hosts Samantha and David Lockhart ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Rissington Inn, Hazyview
Rissington Inn is an affordable country lodge in the heart of the Lowveld. Stylish, relaxed and informal, the inn is the perfect stopover on the way to the game reserves and an ideal base from which to explore all that Mpumalanga has to offer.
Idle & Wild, Hazyview
Idle & Wild is on a working macadamia farm set in the lush scenic sub-tropical valley on the Sabie River, ideally located for day trips to the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Gods’s Window, Bourkes’s Luck Potholes, Pilgrims’s Rest and various waterfalls - of which most are within ½ an hours drive.
Thokozani Lodge, White River
Thokozani Lodge provides comfortable self catering accommodation in White River. Enjoy the peaceful lush garden with numerous subtropical plants and trees home to a wide variety of bird species, creating a tranquil paradise for all nature lovers.
Ashbourne Hazyview, Hazyview
Ashbourne offers three very attractive rock clad buildings around a shaded lawn quadrangleboasting a spectacular view right into the Kruger Park. A short twenty meter stroll takes you to the west view, right up the beautiful Sabi River Valley and the majestic Drakensberg and foothills, from Long Tom to the Three Rondavels. The lodge is set amongst 33 hectares of pristine indigenous bush with wonderful diversity of bird life.