Activities & Things to Do Near Kruger National Park
The Orchards Farm Cottages premises are ideal for bird-watching, and the lovely Mpumalanga riverbanks are extremely pleasant for riverbank fishing.
Guests at Orchards Farm Cottages have many Mpumalanga Activities to choose from, including:
Kruger National Park: Self-drive visits are available
Guided full day or half day trips can be arranged at additional cost
Early morning walks and drives can be arranged directly with Crocodile Bridge Gate - call 013 735 6012
Quad bikes are available at Marloth Park - request contact details from Reception
Elephant interaction/ Elephant rides are available at Kwa Madwala - be sure to book well in advance
Swaziland is a short drive away - make sure your Passports are valid
Mozambique is 4 km away, Maputo less than 100 km. Valid passports required.
For guided trips to these countries, please book well in advance
For the stay-at-home guests:
Bring your fishing rods and fish from the deck at the riverfront or from the riverbanks OR ask for details of local fishing guides
The Kambaku Golf Club is 5 km away for the avid golfer
Visit the Kruger National Park
Take a day trip into the Kruger Park with one of our very knowledgeable local safari guides, which we will arrange for you, and learn all you ever wanted to know about our diverse fauna and flora of the Kruger National Park.
Fishing with one of our local guides is more than just a fishing trip - it is an adventure. Learn how to catch those elusive Tiger fish (catch and release), or just spend a lazy day at our deck by the river. Always beware of those sneaky crocodiles, though!
Golf at Kambaku Golf Club
Play golf at the Kambaku Golf Club - a unique course on the riverbanks of both the Komati and Crocodile River, with views onto the Kruger National Park.
Visit Swaziland, Mozambique or Kruger
Komatipoort Day trips to Swaziland, Mozambique and the Kruger National Park or Night drives, Early morning drives, Early morning walks into the Kruger Park with Park guides should be booked well in advance.
Micro-light or light aircraft flips available locally.
Bird Watching & Game-Spotting
Bird watching and game-spotting from our raised deck at the riverfront.
Oewergoud Art Gallery
Visit the Oewergoud Art Gallery & Curios for exquisite wood carvings and various local artists' work.
Matsamo Cultural Village
Visit the Matsamo Cultural Village at Jeppes Reef.
Dining in Komatipoort
There are also numerous restaurants in Komatipoort 4 km from the komatipoort Accommodation Cottages
Komatipoort Prawn Festival
Now in it's 30th year of existence, the Komatipoort Prawn Festival runs annually at the end of June. Live entertainment, Shopping Stalls, Agricultural Hubs and more.
See this year's Mpumalanga Prawn Festival lineup here.
Summerfields Mpumalanga Parkrun, Kruger Park
What is Summerfields parkrun, Kruger Park?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.
When is it?
Every Saturday at 08:00am.
Where is it?
It's run in Summerfields Estate.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once.