Sudwala Lodge is ideally situated on the famous Panorama Route, below the Sudwala Caves, with a feast of tourist attractions nearby that will be sure take your breath away.
For the activity-seeker, one can venture out to the nearby God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Big 5 at the Kruger National Park.
Set alongside the Houtbosloop River, in an indigenous forest adjoining the Sudwala Caves and Dinosaur Park, Sudwala Lodge is only 45 minutes drive from the Kruger National Park and provides a family-friendly experience that provides all that is necessary to relax, unwind, and enjoy a spectacular getaway in the heart of Mpumalanga's beauty and nature.
The lodge is actually a cluster of unique thatched chalets which are individually designed and decorated. They are surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the area, and every unit has its own braai facility and pool area.
The elegantly decorated Chalets are available in either 1 bedroom/1 bathroom, or 2 bedroom/2 bathroom configuration.
Besides the many on-site facilities to enjoy, your comfortable thatched chalet will ensure all your holiday requirements are provided for. Each is equipped with a DSTV, MNet, full kitchen, microwave, private braai facility, and is air conditioned for added comfort. You’ll share your space with a vast variety of bird species as well as vervet monkeys who are regular visitors at Sudwala Lodge.
Of course, you don’t have to use the kitchen - the fully licensed Sudwala restaurant offers sumptuous cooked-to-order meals, well prepared and generous in portion size. There is also a cafe/kiosk and a grocery store so you can conveniently stock up with your holiday necessities.
Nature lovers will enjoy the many outdoor activities on offer, including hiking trails, horse riding and abundant bird watching for enthusiasts as well as plenty of fishing opportunities. For the active, the Lodge offers guided walking and climbing trails, bird watching, horse riding, trampolines, mini-golf, volleyball and tennis court. There is also an all-purpose field for cricket, rugby, soccer and baseball.
For the less adventurous, soak up the sun beside the glorious swimming pool or take a rejuvenating spa bath. Enjoy the fully equipped sports and recreation centre offering sauna, steam room, gymnasium, squash court, table tennis, soccer table, pool table and Jacuzzi.
Your chalet is serviced daily for your convenience and there are carports at each chalet. Babysitting can be arranged at reception which is open 24 hours a day to book game drives.
One of the highlights of your stay at Sudwala Lodge will include the cultural village masterminded by the Sudwala developer. Sudwalaskraal boasts one of the most unique arts and crafts centres, where the beat of the drum will beckon you to a cultural visit through their tribal village. Guided orientation and traditional dance shows can be arranged on request.
The area is one of stunning natural beauty and you will be spoilt for choice, why not try abseiling In Sabie and Graskop from 25m-60m you’ll be amazed by the stunning views.
A Hot air Balloon trip is a must. While you wait for the balloon to inflate, enjoy a nice cup of Sabie Valley Coffee or tea and snacks. After a hour ‘s flight help yourself to champagne or something softer, then be transported to a country lodge nearby where you’ll breakfast with the pilot and receive your certificate.
If you have a need for speed, try a helicopter flight or microlight flight instead – but whatever you do – don’t miss the chance to see this incredible landscape from the air.
On the ground, get your thrills with a guided Quad Biking Drive through the Sabie Valley and enjoy the magnificent view of the forest.
During your stay at Sudwala Lodge, don’t miss getting up close and personal with some of the planet’s most amazing animals. Start with Chimp Eden, at the Jane Goodall Institute. Meet the rescued chimps - each one with their own personality!
Then take in the Elephant Experience – interacting, feeding, touching, walking and riding on these magnificent animals is definitely a one’s of life’s never-to-be-forgotten experiences. Make an eye-opening visit to the Moholoholo Rehab Centre where you’ll see and touch animals like cheetah, vultures, African wild dogs and many more.
If you don’t mind getting wet and want the adrenalin rush of your life, go river rafting or white water tubing on the Sabie River, where nature awaits you.
Whatever you do in the amazing place, you’ll have your mind blown with the panoramic views of nature at her best, when you visit God’s window, The Pinnacle Rock, Wonder View, Mac Mac Falls, Blyde River Canyon and the 3 Rondavels.
Sudwala Lodge is your gateway to one of Mpumulanga’s most stunning areas and the uniquely styled chalets, surrounded by nothing but nature, make for a memorable experience.