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  • Stylish and intimate venue where privacy is valued
  • Luxurious blend of African and Moroccan themes
  • Historic Pilgrims Rest, the beautiful Panorama Route and more nearby

Dar Amane

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Graskop

 

-24.9245, 30.8439

About

Dar Amane’s two stylish apartments are elegantly decorated in a warm African/Moroccan theme and tastefully furnished with meticulous attention to detail. The luxurious garden apartment is private, romantic and intimate, and equipped with a Queen bed, sitting room, television and a fully-equipped kitchenette, private patio and braai facility.

The Family Apartment is located in a private wing of the main house and sleeps up to five people, perfect for families. It is equipped with all the modern comforts. The guest house makes clear it that they value privacy and peace, providing attentive but non-intrusive service to its guests. A complimentary car wash is provided.

A scrumptious breakfast, accompanied by freshly-baked bread made by your hospitable host Hendry, will kickstart your day in the best possible way, while Hendry also creates mouth-watering feasts for dinner. Meals can be enjoyed on your private patio, or indoors during bad weather.

Interesting artefacts lie around every corner of the lodge and rooms, with polished wooden furniture and attention-grabbing light fittings adding to the overall cosy feel. The main lodge contains an outdoor boma, where on occasion the fire is lit and guests can enjoy drinks while watching the crackling flames. 

The Panorama Route and some of Mpumalanga’s top tourist attractions are all in the vicinity, perfect for day trips before heading back to the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere of Dar Amane.

Rates & Summary


Double Apartment

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite bath and large shower
Lounge with TV
Fully equipped kitchenette
Private patio with braai facility
Private entrance

Family Apartment

Sleeps 5
Double en-suite with bath & shower
Double sleeper couch in lounge
Single bed in loft
Lounge with TV
Fully equipped kitchenette
Private patio with braai facility

Pricing

  • R 770 pp sharing
  • R 1 065 single

Catering

English or Continental breakfast included
Dinner on request

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

  • 0 - 9: stay for free
  • 10 - 12yrs: 50% of the ault rate.

Why Stay Here?

Set in tranquil gardens, Dar Amane lies high in the mountain town of Graskop on Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. It offers a choice of romantic or family accommodation in beautiful Moroccan rooms. 14km from the historic mining town of Pilgrims Rest, 7km from Gods Window, close to Mac Mac and other spectacular waterfalls, and just a short drive from the Blyde River Canyon, Dar Amane is a special establishment which values exceptional service and a unique guest experience.

Summary

  • Stylish and intimate venue where privacy is valued
  • Luxurious blend of African and Moroccan themes
  • Historic Pilgrims Rest, the beautiful Panorama Route and more nearby

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, binoculars for birding.

Road Conditions

Tarred roads all the way.

Activities & Attractions

  • Outdoor boma
  • Hiking & mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • River rafting
  • The Big Swing
  • Abseiling
  • Helicopter flips

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Dining table
  • Verandah / patio
  • Fan included
  • Heater included
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • Kitchenette
  • Braai area available
  • Stove
  • Hot Plates
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Pets allowed by arrangement
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 1km

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • 24 hour security

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Panorama & Lowveld

Mpumalanga

About

The Lowveld-Legogote region is the urban hub of Mpumalanga. It is home to the dynamic capital city Mbombela/Nelspruit and KaNyamazane township. It also contains the towns of White River and Hazyview, known for their arts & crafts, their good living and bonhomie.

All roads round here lead to the Kruger National Park (KNP) which is the region’s border and its biggest attraction. Another big attraction is the amazing Sudwala caves - the world’s oldest dolomite caves and the geological highlight of the Lowveld.

To the west of Mbombela/Nelspruit is the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon, the third-largest green canyon in the world and highlight of the Panorama Route. This is a scenic route along the escarpment edge, taking in the mountain towns of Graskop, Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest and Lydenburg. To the east of Mbombela/Nelspruit lies the region dubbed the Wild Frontier. It is known for its lively gold rush history and mysterious stone ruins left by early indigenous people.

The Lowveld-Legogote region has strong ties with neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland, offering an intriguing mix of culture, language and style. 

The Lowveld is sometimes referred to as the ‘Slowveld’ –and it’s not hard to see why. It’s hot, subtropical, laid-back and friendly. This is a region that has always worked alongside the rhythms of the wild.

The word ‘legogote’ means ‘place of the skins’ and refers to the leather makers who once lived here in the Legogote Mountains. They were known for their skill in crafting leather thongs supplied to early ox-wagon travellers.

The Lowveld has long been a trade route and trading post. Explored by early hunters and pioneers, it developed on the back of the discovery of gold. From old Delagoa Bay (present-day Maputo) to Mbombela/Nelspruit and on to the Panorama Route, you will encounter colourful tales of early adventurers, prospectors, bootleggers, gamblers, traders, chiefs, kings and shysters.

Mbombela/Nelspruit is a big, busy city that includes historic Nelspruit, ever-growing residential developments, and the vibrant, sprawling township of Kanyamazane. Cutting right through the centre of the city is the Lowveld Botanical Garden. Popular among residents and tourists, the garden is set on the banks of the Nels River and is a delight of indigenous greenery. It has a large cycad collection and an African rainforest.

Mbombela/Nelspruit was a host city for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. Its beautiful stadium is an icon of the city’s progress - along with the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, with an innovative design reflecting a modern African spirit. In Mbombela/Nelspruit you’ll find excellent hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. It is home to a mix of peoples and cultures, with an Afro-chic flavour. From Mbombela/Nelspruit you can do artists’ routes and township tours, visit casinos, nightclubs, and artistic and historical spots. And yet within a short time you can be right in the middle of the KNP gazing out onto the ancient African wilderness.

Incredible mountain scenery and excellent outdoor action - that’s the spirit of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. From Mbombela/Nelspruit the route heads east through subtropical foothills and farmlands, into the mountains of the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon. The route takes you along a series of historic mountain passes to the towns of Pilgrim’s Rest, Sabie, Graskop, Mashishing/Lydenburg and Orighstad. Scenic highlights include God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The Blyde River Canyon Reserve is also there - home to plenty of wildlife and birdlife and some of the best views in South Africa.

Pilgrim’s Rest is where gold was first discovered and is a heritage town. Graskop and Sabie are timber centres, and renowned for their adventure activities. There is a wide choice of things to do here, from gorge swinging, rock climbing, abseiling, and hot air ballooning, to river rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, fishing, sailing and 4x4-ing.

Look out for

The Kruger National Park - Flagship of Mpumalanga, the Kruger National Park has good infrastructure and services, with routes, game drives, guides, camps, watering holes and other animal viewing spots. Your chances of a lion sighting are the highest in the central Kruger Park, where nutritious grasslands support a diversity of creatures. There are great spots for humans too, from luxury lodges to remote camping hideouts.

Mbombela/Nelspruit - Mpumalanga’s capital city is a friendly and fast-moving mix of cultures. These include Tsonga, Pedi, Swazi, Mozambican, Afrikaans, English, Dutch, German and French. The city is a central place from which to access the Lowveld and Panorama regions. You can take a cultural tour of Kanyamazane township, and visit arts & craft centres, traditional healers and shebeens. You can see an excellent collection of South African art at the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature buildings, or spend a quiet hour or two in the Lowveld Botanical Garden in the heart of the city.

Sudwala caves - The world’s oldest known cave system, said to be nearly 3 billion years old, the Sudwala Caves are completely surreal. In the heart of the Mankelekele mountains lies this vast subterranean city of passages, tunnels, caverns and chambers. There are timeless dripstone formations and eerie bottomless lakes. The highlight is the Crystal Tour – a five-hour 2km hike into the heart of the caves culminating in a cavern containing incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

Outdoor action - Sabie is the adventure capital of the Lowveld and Panorama, offering just about everything you can think of in an incredible canyon and mountain setting. Experience the adrenalin rush of the world's highest cable gorge swing with a 68m (18-storey) freefall. You’ll go from 0-160km/h in 2.3 seconds! The hiking is exceptional, and there are excellent rock climbing, paragliding, and abseiling opportunities.

The Artists Route - The beautiful setting and laidback lifestyle of the Lowveld has long attracted artists and creative souls. In the White River/Hazyview area you can visit the studios and showrooms of some of the country’s foremost artists. These include potters, weavers, candle makers, glass-blowers, sculptors and even taxidermists. Both these towns are hip and happening, offering charming eating spots and great rural retail therapy. For good shopping head for Casterbridge Centre on the edge of White River, and Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview.

Kaapsehoop village - Explore the misty heights of this historic gold mining village. It is popular for its quaint coffee shops, pubs, bistros and more than a hundred wild horses.

Innibos Cultural Festival - A music and arts festival held in the Nelspruit/White River area in June and July. This is a cultural ‘must-do’. For 14 days the Lowveld rocks. This arts festival is held at over 60 theatre and music spots across the province and features everything from big stage concerts to assorted theatre and cultural activities. There are also more than 400 craft stalls to explore.

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