Top 10: Accommodation in Mpumalanga

Singita Lebombo Exclusivity is the name of the game at Singita

1 Singita Luxury Private Game Reserve

Situated in both the Sabi Sand Reserve and the Lebombo concession of the Kruger National Park, Singita’s four award winning lodges offer the ultimate in bushveld luxury. The finest en-suite accommodation accompanied by designer meals and the best of South African and international wines.

2 The Royal Hotel, Pilgrim’s Rest

Dates back to the glory days of gold mining in the 1900s. The interior design reflects its yesteryear opulence and the bar (a converted chapel) is known as the place to collect stories about the days of old. more

3 Rest camps, Kruger National Park

There are numerous rest camps within the Kruger National Park - some large and some small. Although the rest camps are not luxurious they are very comfortable. Most have air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, a good restaurant and a convenience store on site. Many offer self-catering accommodation. more

4 Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Reserve

The first private game reserve in the world to be granted Relais & Chateaux status, its superior interior design, commitment to conservation, luxury, outstanding service and exceptional cuisine makes it a sought-after safari destination. It is renowned for its big cats and leopards. more

5 Timamoon Lodge, Sabie/Hazyview area

A beautiful hideaway high in the hills near the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon with luxurious, romantic Zanzibar and Moroccan-style lodges with four-poster beds, fireplaces, private pools and endless views, This is complimented by outstanding cuisine in the Bali-style restaurant, picnics, walks, and relaxing massages in the privacy of your lodge. more

6 Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon

Forever Resorts Blyde Canyon has outstanding views of the Blyde River Canyon. It offers three and four-star accommodation in chalets and guest houses, with one to four bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, lounges and outdoor eating areas. On site activities include dam fishing, volley ball, swimming pool, mini-golf, trampolines, horse rides, tennis courts, hiking trails and badminton. more

7 Walkersons Hotel and Spa, Dullstroom

Appealing individual thatch and stone cottage accommodation forms part of a gracious five-star country hotel overlooking a lake, outside a village full of art galleries, restaurants, bars and fly-fishing locales. Activities include luxurious spa treatments, fly-fishing, walking, hiking, riding and exploring the attractions in the village. Its also a great wedding and conference. venue.

8 Highgrove House, Hazyview

Repeatedly awarded Best Small Luxury Hotel in South Africa, this luxury five-star guest house combines luxury accommodation with gourmet cuisine in a country setting with magnificent views. Its eight luxury suites have separate sitting rooms with open fireplaces and secluded verandas. Two of the suites have their own saunas and private swimming pools. Al fresco breakfasts, fine wines, and fine dining. completes the picture.

9 Summerfields River Lodge & Rose Spa

Situated between Hazyview and Sabie, this gorgeous spa is nestled in a valley among plantations of mangoes, litchis, macadamia nut trees and roses. The 100 hectare property boasts tented suites along the banks of the Sabie River. more

10 Jatinga Country Lodge & Restaurant

A five-star establishment known for its lavish interior design details, award-winning kitchen, good cellar, fine afternoon tea, magnificent sub-tropical gardens, rich bird life and access to nearby wildlife reserves and golf courses.