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  • Owner-managed, intimate guesthouse in town
  • Tranquil setting with a beautiful garden
  • Great location for exploring the adventurous province and the Kruger

Ku De Ta B & B

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In White River


-25.3289, 31.005


Situated within lush gardens in the quiet suburbs of White River, Ku De Ta offers comfortable, affordable accommodation for visitors to the Mpumalanga Lowveld, acting as the perfect base for exploring the Kruger National Park and the region’s vast array of other attractions.

Owner Tanya runs the guest house herself, and has created a cosy, welcoming atmosphere that makes guests feel completely at home. The rooms are country-style spaces with Indonesian teak furniture and comforts such as televisions, bar fridges, tea/coffee trays and air conditioning or fans. Several rooms have their own private courtyard where outdoor showers are a lovely way to refresh during the hot summers, while others feature wide private verandahs to relax on. The guest house’s koi pond winds through the courtyards and around the house, enhancing the tranquil subtropical feel.

The double rooms come with Queen or King-size beds, with two housing en-suite showers and three featuring full en-suite bathrooms. Travelling friends can choose one of the two twin rooms with comfy ¾ beds and en-suite showers.

Pure cotton percale linen helps to ensure a peaceful night’s rest for weary travellers, before the next day starts with a full South African breakfast personally cooked by Tanya. To make the most of the balmy climate, the dining room windows and doors can be completely opened, linking the indoors to the pretty gardens. While Ku De Ta is situated close to some excellent restaurants, Tanya can arrange an in-house dinner if requested a day in advance. 

The gardens are filled with shady trees, orchids, water features, ferns and rare collector’s plants, setting an idyllic scene for unwinding. Indoors, guests can relax on daybeds in the lounge area. The guest house is however ideal for those who want to explore the attractions of the Lowveld and the escarpment. Visit the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre for a unique country shopping experience or a cup of tea or coffee at one of the quaint cafes.

Several dams around the town offer opportunities for boating and fishing, while the White River Country Estate plays host to a championship golf course tucked away in the pine forests. 

In the nearby town of Mbombela, guests can visit the lovely Lowveld National Botanical Garden or the Chimpanzee Eden sanctuary, or head to the magical Sudwala Caves. 

The action-packed town of Hazyview, as well as the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route, are an easy drive away too. Guests can experience everything from adventure activities, to animal interactions and cultural tours, keeping them thoroughly entertained throughout their stay.

Rates & Summary

2 Double Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen or King-size bed
En-suite shower
Verandah with garden views

3 Double Rooms with full bathrooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen or King-size bed
En-suite bath and shower
Verandah with garden views
Some with courtyard and outdoor shower

2 Twin Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in two ¾ beds
En-suite shower
Courtyard with outdoor shower


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Full South African breakfast included
Dinner on request


Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Ku De Ta B&B is a cosy guest house in White River, Mpumalanga, accommodating guests in seven rooms, some with verandahs and private courtyards with outdoor showers. Guests will enjoy warm owner-managed hospitality, a great breakfast and comfortable accommodation, and are optimally positioned for explorations of the Lowveld, including the Kruger National Park. The gardens feature large trees, water features and a koi pond, creating a very peaceful atmosphere.


  • Owner-managed, intimate guesthouse in town
  • Tranquil setting with a beautiful garden
  • Great location for exploring the adventurous province and the Kruger

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird watching/game viewing.

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Nearby: Lowveld National Botanical Garden, chimp sanctuary,  Sudwala Caves, golf courses, ziplining, quad biking, river rafting, geckoing, hot air ballooning, cultural village tour, reptile park, horse riding, elephant back riding, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window.


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Fridge or minibar


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

Leisure Amenities

  • No swimming pool
  • Television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Not wheelchair friendly
  • No babysitting
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km
  • No shuttle service available


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted




Panorama & Lowveld



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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