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I had had the pleasure of sleeping in Patsy (the converted school bus) before so I stayed in one of the containers this time. I was blown away by how cleverly the shipping container had been utilised to make spacious, elegant and comfortable accommodation. The decor is so imaginative and pleasing on the eye. Janine has a wonderful gift for interior design and Gavin knows how to marry form with the wonderful bush environment. I had the folding doors open day and night during my three-day stay and with just the mosquito net between me and the elements. The sounds of birds, toads and wildlife helps to create such a relaxing atmosphere. The hosts are so enthusiastic about their off-the-grid venture and are only too happy to explain their set-up. They have established marked walks around the homestead and seating areas to just admire the beautiful panoramic views. The homestead is just a 10-15 minute drive from the centre of Nelspruit.
Janine and Gav cannot do enough for their guests. They love the area and have established a network of contacts amongst other hostelries and service providers so can help in planning activities and make recommendations to make the most of your stay.
As well as the gorgeous surroundings, the care and attention to detail by the hosts just makes you walk around the plot with a huge smile on your face and all the tension and cares of modern life just evaporate. I loved their four huge hounds, two Great Danes and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and followed them galloping around Kokiville. I spent many an hour with Gavin and Janine putting the world to rights over a bottle of Windhoek lager or a nice South African Shiraz and replaying the 1995 Rugby World Cup or great moments in cricket. In your fridge, the hosts thoughtfully provide milk. The well-appointed room has as a Nespresso machine with capsules, tea bags, that South African favourite, rusks, and some welcoming sherry. And for those unable to break free of the modern world, there is good Wi-Fi.
The shower has a great jet of water thanks to a pressure pump Gavin installed. There is a barbecue area and, on the decking outside the container, comfortable seats to look at the starry sky and commune with nature. I can’t recommend this place enough. I suggest you extract as much information about the area and activities in the area from your boundlessly enthusiastic hosts. They suggested the Sudwala caves to me and I had a fantastic time exploring the World’s oldest dolomite caves.
Lazing by the pool.
It's clean and the nature is very beautiful.
Best service ever...we really enjoyed our stay in your guesthouse, everything was so perfect, your house is so clean and it's affordable....we definitely coming back❤
Keep up the good work guys👌
Beautiful scenery, lots of activities to do, great night life, friendly people.
Lots to do. Close drive to the Kruger, Sudwala Caves, Graskop, Pelgrimsrus and many more.
The weather and all entertainment places we went to.
More info about Nelspruit (Mbombela)
The capital city of the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, Nelspruit (Mbombela) is considered the gateway town between the Kruger National Park, Mozambique and Swaziland. It is also the largest town in the Lowveld, a lush area where tropical fruits and nuts are farmed. The outlying areas consist of rolling green hills, waterfalls, forests and rivers, a place where Mother Nature parades her complete array of magnificence.
Nelspruit is strategically located between the large Gauteng cities and the coast of Mozambique, its history tells of it being on a trade route and later, a junction for trains carrying cargo to the shipping port in Maputo Bay. Today, the busy N4 highway runs from Pretoria via Nelspruit and to the Mozambique border.
A warm subtropical climate makes Nelspruit the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and explore this entire region that is rich in natural wonders.
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About Guest Houses
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.