Listen to the Fish Eagles calling as you unwind in secluded and spacious African thatched rondavels.
Soak up the warmth of the sun around the pool or pamper yourself in the sauna and Jacuzzi.
Idle & Wild is on a working macadamia farm in the lush subtropical Sabie River Valley with the Sabie River bordering the property.
Go for peaceful walks, sit on the river`s edge and take in the plethora of bird life or enjoy the peace and tranquility in the garden by the pool. Perfectly located, Idle & Wild is also an ideal base to explore some of Mpumalanga`s most famous attractions, including the Kruger National Park, God`s Window, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim`s Rest and a variety of waterfalls.
A full English breakfast is served on the veranda of the main house, or a continental breakfast can be put in your fridge to be enjoyed at your leisure.
Alternatively, should you wish to make an early start to the Kruger National Park, a packed breakfast will be provided.
Each Rondavel is privately located in the sub-tropical garden.
Two of the rondavels has two ¾ beds, bathroom en suite, kitchenette & private verandah with braai (barbeque) facility
The Honeymoon Rondavels each has a queen size bed, bathroom en suite, private spa-bath, kitchenette, air-conditioning, verandah and one unit has a fireplace.
Our cottage is ideal to accommodate four people. There is 2 separate bedrooms, both with bathroom en suite. There is a lounge with a fireplace and fully equipped kitchen that opens onto a patio with private braai(BBQ) area overlooking the valley, from where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets and mountain views.
Two suites adjoin the main house. Each has a private entrances from the garden, lounge area with TV, bathroom en suite, air-conditioning, a Kitchenette and private courtyard with braai facility. The Sunbird Room has a small room with a bunk bed, toilet and basin, and a outside shower.
The two spacious and stylishly decorated thatched Rondavels, each have two ¾ size beds, shower en suite, semi-kitchenette equipped with a bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery & private verandah overlooking the garden. Each Rondavel has it’s own braai(barbecue) facilities; ideal for those days you don’t want to go out for dinner.
Our cottage is ideal to accommodate four people. The Main bedroom has a queen size bed and bathroom en suite. The bedroom upstairs has two single beds and shower en suite. The lounge with a fireplace and fully equipped kitchen opens onto a patio with private braai(BBQ) area overlooking the valley, from where you can enjoy the beautiful sunsets and mountain views.
The Honeymoon Rondavels each have a queen-size bed, private spa-bath, shower en suite, Air-conditioning & semi-kitchenette equipped with a bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery & private verandah. a Braai(barbecue) facility ideal for the evenings you want to spend alone. Set in a tranquil tropical garden, One overlooking the dam & the other one over looking the Garden and Mountain. The Honeymoon Rondavels are ideal for a Romantic getaway.
The sunbird room is adjoined to the Main House. The open plan room has one queen size bed with bath en suite, air-Conditioner, lounge area with TV , (Sabc & E-tv - please bring your own smart card should you wish to view the entire spectrum of DSTV) and a semi-kitchenette equipped with a bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery & crockery. Separate small room with bunk beds, toilet & basin. The room has 2 entrances, one entrance is close to reception and the other from a private court yard with braai facility.
The Sunbird room is ideal to accommodate a Family travelling together.
Fish Eagle Room
The Fish Eagle Room is adjoined to the Main house, it is a delightful large room with two single beds side by side. Bathroom en suite with bath and shower. air-Conditioner, lounge area with TV.( Sabc & E-tv - please bring your own smart card should you wish to view the entire spectrum of DSTV) and a semi- Kitchenette equipped with a bar fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, cutlery and crockery. The Room has 2 entrances, one entrance is close to reception and the other is off a private court yard with braai facilities.
Idle & Wild B&B Activities: Activities on the Property:
The Sabie River runs through our property and peaceful walks can be undertaken.
Fisherman can try there luck in the river or enjoy bass fishing in our dam.
Join us for a memorable experience along the river through the natural bush of the Sabie River Valley
With experienced guides and approved equipment this is an excellent Family activity. (Minimum age of 5 - subject to water level.)
The trips start at 09h00, 12h00 & 15h00 and we operate 7 days a week.
Duration is approximately one and a half hours and the cost is R230 per person.
EXPLORE THE SABIE RIVER VALLEY ON A 4-WHEELER!!!
We offer Guided Quad Bike Trails in the area giving the rider a great experience and excitement of riding through scenic riverine areas, indigenous bush & Farmlands in and around the Sabie River Valley with the Optional natural obstacles to negotiate ( 1hr, 2hr, 3-4hour Trails) Activities in the Area:
We are ideally situated for a rejuvenating break in the heart of Nature, or exploring the surrounding areas such as Kruger National Park, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Pilgrims Rest and the many waterfalls.
A choice of several activities such as top class golf courses, hot air ballooning; river rafting; horse riding; fishing; tennis and night and day drives to Kruger Park or private reserves; Shangana Cultural Village experience and hikes are only some of the activities nearby to enjoy. If any of these activities interest you, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
If any of these activities interest you, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
Restaurants nearby. German, English & Afrikaans Spoken. Wi-Fi Hot Spot Available.
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A place to come back. We have enjoyed our stay
Rating: Reviewed by Peter Gerstlauer over a year ago
Wonderful exotic Garden with pool. Big House for a Family with two bathrooms, nice terrace with braai. Helpful hosts with making reservations. Rafting and Quad on site are an experience.
Rating: Reviewed by Juergen Steffensen over a year ago
Very well located lodge, close to Kruger, the Panorama route as well as shops and restaurants. Breakfast is served outside on the terras, which in the winter can be a bit cold. Clean and spacious accommodation in a very beautiful garden. Helpful staff. Certainly recommendable !
Rating: Reviewed by Sabine ZWAENEPOEL over a year ago
We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage. A lot of space, quiet and comfortable. The kitchen, the living room, two bathrooms exceeded our exceptions by far. The lush tropical garden with a swimming pool, the small lake are really gorgeous. Many thanks to Deryll and Christie for this excellent stay.
Rating: Reviewed by Peter Geisler over a year ago