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 as well as Visas for some countries

Mozambique is 4 km away, Maputo less than 100 km. Valid passports required as well as Visas for most non-SADC countries

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 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!

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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.


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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.

Bird Watching & Game-Spotting

Bird watching and game-spotting from our raised deck at the riverfront.

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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.


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Samora Machel Monument

Visit the Samora Machel Monumentt in Mbuzini, Mpumalanga. 

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Dining in Komatipoort

There are also numerous restaurants in Komatipoort 4 km from Orchards Farm  Cottages

Komatipoort Festival

After more than 30 years of existence, the Komatipoort  Festival runs annually at the end of June. Live entertainment, Shopping  Stalls, Agricultural Hubs and more.



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