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October 1, 2011

Orchards Farm Cottages

Orchards Farm Cottages are situated in a litchi and mango orchard on the picturesque banks of the Komati River just off the N4, en route to the Mozambique Lebombo border post. Cottages are up-market and equipped for guests wishing to self cater. Breakfast optional by arrangement. The town of Komatipoort and the Lebombo border post are only a 5-minute drive away. The Kruger National Park’s Crocodile Bridge Gate is a 10-minute drive.

Orchards Farm Cottages is personally is owned and managed by Linda and Doug Renecle who add the small personal touches necessary to ensure that our guests feel at home, and have an enjoyable stay. All cottages are equipped with air-conditioning, fridge, microwave oven, hotplate, cutlery, crockery, bed linen and towels. All cottages have en suite showers & toilets. Lounge area with Hotel Suite DSTV. Serviced daily, toiletries, coffee/tea/sugar, patio, barbeque facilities, central covered parking. Swimming pool at the main Reception Deck.

Guests who do not wish to self-cater can enjoy breakfast in the guest dining room off the main deck at very reasonable prices.

The raised deck overlooks the river, and the grassed riverfront is a beautiful spot for viewing the abundant bird life, hippos and crocodiles, and to relax in a tranquil environment.

There are a number of activities available in and around Komatipoort:
The Kruger National Park – our most important attraction! Crocodile Bridge Gate is a short 12 km away.
Play golf at the Kambaku Golf Club in Komatipoort (3km) — a unique course on the riverbanks of both the Komati & Crocodile River, with views onto the Kruger National Park.
Self-drive or guided day trips to Swaziland, Mozambique and the Kruger National Park.
Fishing with local guides
Visit the Matsamo Cultural Village at Jeppes Reef.
Visit the Samora Machel memorial.
Micro-light, light aircraft or Safari night/day game-viewing with professional guides, as well as Elephant Back Safaris on a local Game Farm – 30 min drive away
A number of excellent restaurants in Komatipoort (3km), as well as a Wimpy and Kentucky Fried Chicken

Whilst there are a lot of exciting things to do in the area, the ultimate goal of Orchards Farm Cottages is to give guests a relaxing and tranquil break away from the city lights! We offer a comfortable base from which you can explore the Kruger Park and surrounds.

Directions from Johannesburg/Pretoria N4: 100 km east from Nelspruit, 50 km from Malelane and 28 km after Hectorspruit. When you get to the turn-off to the town of Komatipoort DO NOT TURN OFF THE N4! We are 1 km from the turn-off and the SASOL garage, and a few meters after the Komati River Bridge. As you get to the end of the bridge, put your indicator on and prepare to turn left through the white entrance structure with the sign for Orchards Farm Cottages. Follow the arrows (about 200meters). Park under carport and follow the “Reception” signs.

Directions from Kruger National Park Crocodile Bridge Gate:
The town of Komatipoort is 11 km from the Kruger Park Crocodile Bridge exit. Drive straight through the town until you get to the N4. At the N4, turn LEFT toward the Mozambique border post to Ressano Garcia. We are 1 km from the turnoff and the SASOL garage, and a few meters after the Komati River Bridge. As you get to the end of the bridge, put your indicator on and prepare to turn left through the white entrance.

Directions from the Mozambique border post: Drive approximately 3 km down the N4, past the turn-off left to Mananga/Swaziland. On the bend in the road look out for the Hippo sign on the left – the entrance to Orchards Farm Cottages is directly opposite on the right. This is an 80 km/per hour zone, but a number of drivers seem to ignore this, so please take care to put your car’s indicators on well before the bend.

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club Credit cards and SA Rand cash are accepted. Regret no Debit Cards or foreign currency.

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