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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Only stayed overnight and would have liked to have stayed a while longer. Clean, well appointed, super friendly staff, great atmosphere. My daughter loved the walks to the scenic views and spent some time at the pool which overlooks the river. It is so tranquil and peaceful that you can feel the stress flow away. Will definitely make a point...

Thank Diner60
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The whole place is incredible. The gardens, all the trees are identified, the lawn in front of the main house, the view to the Crocodile River and Kruger Park... The hours we stay there looking to the river, waiting for any animal and in the end, we find out that it was the best therapy we could find. All the...

Thank Carlos M
Bethlehem, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have visited River Cottage many times over a span of 12 years. It always stays at the same high level of cleanliness and old world charm. Sitting close to the river on the deck during dusk, trying to spot wildlife, and succeeding often enough. River Cottage newer disappoints, you know you are going to get what you have come...

Thank otiliabrey
Nelspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place indeed very friendly staff and the breakfast was superb will definitely go there again! It was my first in Malelane though I'm from around the lowveld area it just reminded me of my time grow up in Matsulu!

Thank Khombisile N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I regularly visit river cottages and would not consider any other place in malelane. Always accommodating. A lovely place to go to unwind and sit and watch the animals come to the river. Highly recommended.

Thank capewena
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It was my first time in África. I fell in love. I want to go back and feel the nature in my heart. It was fantastic. All!!! The place. The beautiful view. The people. The animals... And specially my fantastic boyfriend who allowed me this experience. I will never forget. Thanks for everything

Thank NiaNajla
Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We stayed in the guest house and four chalets and could not have been happier. Our overseas guests were over the moon with the entire stay at River Cottages and many comments were made that we should have stayed longer. All of our local family said they will be back. The accommodation was spotless, the staff are outstanding and breakfast...

Thank AllyDarling
Bali, Indonesia
Reviewed 30 July 2015

What a little gem in the heart of the bush. We stayed in the guest house at River Cottages Malelane. Comfortable and cozy with fabulous views. The viewing decks are awesome. Thanks to Ricki and her staff for providing an amazing hot breakfast every morning. Nothing was too much trouble for these generous and friendly people. Thank you for making...

Thank Tropicalgroove
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2015

When you arrive at Garden Cottage you drive down a flower-lined path, fragrant and beautiful. Then you arrive to be greeted by the whole family, including 3 lovely Jack Russels and lovely twin daughters aged around 9. Sandra and her husband, as well as Carla and Brandon make you feel so welcome and like nothing is too much trouble (we...

Thank in-situLondon
Albertslund, Denmark
Reviewed 14 April 2015

great place .. like home. Super service, great breakfast table with very differently. clean and spacious houses, and so a great view over crokodille river and Kruger national park. and very close to a gate to the national park. there is a large shopping center 5 min by car. definitely a place we choose again.

1Thank Sanne H

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Address: R570, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Also Known As:
River Cottage Lodge Mpumalanga/Malelane
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“Try to get something on the perimeter”
 of 5 bubbles Diner60, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were spacious and air conditioned. Only the guest house is on the river.”
 of 5 bubbles AllyDarling, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The guest house sleeps six with great views.”
 of 5 bubbles Tropicalgroove, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are good and within a few months there will be cable and WiFi. Despite being in the wild we business travelers need to stay connected and Brandon is making this happen. Thanks!”
 of 5 bubbles CBWJerusalemIsrael, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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