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Things to do

  • Visit the Fish Spa and have your feet nibbled! Right next to the Cave entrance.
  • Visit the Dinosaur Park, open daily, 100 metres from the caves.
  • 3km down the road from the Caves is the Mankele Mountain Bike Park. They take day-visitors and have bikes to rent, if you have not brought yours along! Apart from mountain-bike trails for grown-ups, they have a kiddies ‘adventure zone’, where little ones can ride their bikes safely, and tubing on the beautiful Houtbosloop river. There are swimming pools and lovely braai and picnic spots. Should you wish to stay over, they have log-cabins available at reasonable prices, as well as tents on wooden decks, or you can set up your own tent! They also have caravanning facilities. Contact : 078 8010453
  • If you would like to take the kids, or Dad, for a spot of fishing, try Eric’s stall and Chalets, just 10 minutes from the caves, on the N4 towards Nelspruit. There are several dams at Eric’s stocked with bass and kurper. Fishing is on a catch and release basis. They charge a day-visitors fee, which allows you to fish, picnic or braai, and swim. There is also an a-la-carte restaurant should you wish to make use of it. Contact: 013 7333213 or 072 7959175
  • The Sudwala Caves are just 25 minutes drive from the town of Nelspruit. Here you will find the largest and most spectacular waterfall in the province, situated in the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens. There are various walks one can do, suitable for all types of people. Truly, the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens are a magical world, which everyone should visit. There are two restaurants, or one can take a picnic along. They are open daily from 8am-6pm.
  • Chimp Eden is just 10 minutes from Nelspruit, on the Barberton road. This is the Jane Goodall Sanctuary for chimpanzees. Well worth a visit, they have tours conducted daily at 10am, 12pm,and 2pm. Contact: 079 7771514
  • Sabie is just 45 minutes drive from Sudwala. A quaint little town, with many restaurants, and different types of accommodation, from hotels to B&B’s, to camping. We can recommend Merry Pebbles, which has chalets, or good camping and caravanning facilities, as well as a heated swimming pool, which the kids always love! Contact: 013 7642266
  • Waterfalls – Sabie. As you drive through Sabie towards Graskop, be sure to visit the Horseshoe falls, the Lone Creek falls, and the Berlin falls, all just a few kilometres from Sabie. 10 Kilometres out of Sabie, on the way to Graskop are the MacMac Pools. What a beautiful place it is! You can pop in for a quick look at the pools or better still, spend an entire day there! There are lovely picnic and braai areas, an easy 1 hour hike called the Secretary Trail, and then of course there are the fantastic pools to swim in!
  • Along the way to Graskop is the turn-off to the town of Pilgrims Rest. One could pop in there for an hour, or spend the whole day.
  • A must-see in Mpumalanga is of course Gods Window, situated just outside Graskop. An hour’s drive from Sudwala.
  • The Blyde River Canyon is the world’s largest green canyon, and the world’s 3rd largest canyon. You begin to see the canyon as you leave Graskop towards Bourkes Luck Potholes, which are about a 30 minute drive from Graskop.
  • The Pot-holes are also open everyday for viewing, and are a fantastic sight to see!
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