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  • Comfortable rooms, tranquil garden and pool offer great value
  • Easy access to the Kruger, or the Mozambique border
  • Numerous activities nearby, and the lodge is happy to advise

Trees Too

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

5km from Komatipoort

 

-25.4299, 31.9521

About

Lovingly run by the owners, the Komatipoort-based Trees Too has plenty of personal touches and warm hospitality to welcome guests and make them feel at home.

The lodge’s tropical grounds, shadowed by huge royal palm trees and filled with lush vegetation, are particularly cooling during the scorching summers for which Komatipoort is well known. Interestingly, the centrally situated swimming pool around which most of the rooms are based has had a big cycad plant built into it, allowing guests to enjoy its shade while in the water.

The eight rustic but well-equipped African-style rooms come in various formats, to suit everyone from single travellers to large families and disabled guests. 

Two-sleeper rooms range from the twin room with its shower over bath, to the three double rooms, which have Queen-size beds and en-suite showers. 

Both triple rooms have a Queen-size and single bed, with one of the rooms featuring wheelchair ramps, an accessible bathroom and rails.

Adults and kids alike will enjoy the family room, which has a four-poster Queen-size bed and large slipper bath and a bunk bed that will appeal to young adventurous spirits. The family dorm is a fantastic budget-friendly option for larger parties, sleeping up to four adults and two children.

Although the risk of malaria in this area is low, all the rooms, apart from the dorm, have mosquito nets protecting the beds. Air-conditioning and mini-bar fridges in every room, as well as easy access to the pool, deal a welcome blow to the heat, while satellite television and wireless internet are there if you need it. For that big rugby match or soccer final, the communal lounge is a jovial gathering place and also acts as a quiet recluse with a small library and a variety of board games. Take a book or magazine to enjoy next to the pool or in the peaceful surrounds of the garden.

A cold breakfast buffet, followed by a cooked-to-order feast, set you up for the day. An ample picnic breakfast can be packed for guests heading out for a day trip, but be sure to arrange this with the staff the evening before. The restaurant provides dinners too, offering South African favourites ranging from springbok medallions and kudu stew, to lamb curry, fillet steak and bobotie. Festive braais can also be arranged for larger numbers of guests.

Crime is not really a problem in Komatipoort, but the lodge is still very secure, featuring an automated gate and a state-of-the-art security system that is activated at night.

Trees Too is only eight kilometres from the gates of the Kruger National Park, so be sure to pack your binoculars and camera. You can choose to take a self-drive in the park, or allow the lodge to make arrangements for guided tours and bush walks.

Other recommended activities that can be booked on your behalf include microlight flights, elephant riding, quad biking, golf and fishing for the legendary tiger fish. Being only five kilometres from the Mozambique border, Trees Too is also an ideal stopover point for guests travelling to the popular holiday destinations in that country.

Rates & Summary


Twin room

Sleeps 2 in twin beds
En-suite shower over bath

3 Double rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower
Two with covered stoeps

2 Triple rooms

Each sleeps 3 in Queen-size and single bed
One with en-suite bath and separate shower
One with en-suite bath and shower
Wheelchair friendly option

Family room

Sleeps 2 adults in Queen-size bed
Bunk beds for 2 children
En-suite bath and shower

Family dorm

Sleeps 4 adults in Queen-size and twin beds
Bunk bed for 2 children
En-suite shower

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and Full English breakfast included
Lunch and dinner are available at the restaurant

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Situated in Komatipoort, within easy reach of the Kruger National Park and the Mozambique border, the owner-run Trees Too has eight guest rooms around the swimming pool, set up in formats to suit most needs. Guests at Trees Too can enjoy comfortable value-for-money accommodation in a characterful African-style lodge set under the shade of more than 20 majestic royal palm trees. Uniquely, the swimming pool has a magnificent cycad rising straight out of the water.

Summary

  • Comfortable rooms, tranquil garden and pool offer great value
  • Easy access to the Kruger, or the Mozambique border
  • Numerous activities nearby, and the lodge is happy to advise

Things to consider Bringing

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

Road Conditions

All roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool

Nearby: Kruger National Park, bush walks, elephant-back safari, horse riding, hiking, fishing, golf, quad biking, micro-lighting, Maputo tours.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Dining table
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast and dinner by arrangement
  • Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Own water supply, showering and washing only
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Library
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

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

Access & Convenience

  • Limited wheelchair friendliness
  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

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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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