Facilities

Our facilities include a large crystal clear swimming pool surrounded by a stunning wooden deck overlooking fabulous views, which gives you the feeling of sitting among the trees – an ideal spot to grab the binoculars and birdwatch, or sip quietly on a refreshing cocktail!

There are a number of birds who feed and nest among the Kiaat, Lowveld Chestnuts, Wild Fig and Mobola Plum trees to name but a few of the many indigenous trees on the property. A resident brown-hooded kingfisher is a delight to watch as he bathes in the garden birdbath and keep an eye out for the colourful Purple-crested Turaco.

The cosy bar and lounge are also comfortable places to relax at the end of a day for a sundowner or drinks before dinner and to discuss the excitement of the day’s activities. Our 3-course table d’hôte dinners are prepared using only the freshest of herbs, vegetables in season (both freshly cultivated on the property) and quality meats, fish and poultry for our discerning guests. The lodge is renowned for its delectable cuisine.

Chestnut Country Lodge also offers a superb Continental Buffet Breakfast as well as a full English Breakfast each morning.

Picnic lunches can also be prepared and packed for you on request, as you spend the day exploring our incredible area.

Scenic Attractions

Chestnut Country Lodge is ideally situated to all the major scenic attractions of Mpumalanga, namely Blyde River Canyon, 3 Rondawels, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Gods Window, the historic mining town of Pilgrims Rest as well as the various and beautiful waterfalls in and around Sabie.
The world-famous Kruger National Park is easily accessed via Numbi and Phabeni Gates which are a mere 30 minute drive away or guests can enter into the Park at Paul Kruger Gate some 54 kms away. Morning, Afternoon, Full-day or night-safaris can be arranged with local safari operators whose skilled game rangers can show you some of South Africa’s best game viewing.
Other recreational activities in the area include, river rafting, horse-riding, abseiling, walking trails, quad biking, birding, kloofing, microlight flights, hot air ballooning, 4-wheel drive skills course, trout fishing in the Sabie area as well as a number of international standard golf courses to choose from nearby.

Chestnut Country Lodge is ideally situated close to all the major scenic attractions of Mpumalanga and the Panorama Route, namely Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the historic mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, as well as the various and beautiful waterfalls in and around Sabie.The world-famous Kruger National Park is easily accessed via Numbi and Phabeni Gates which are a mere 30 minute drive away or guests can enter into the Park at Paul Kruger Gate some 54 kms away. Morning, Afternoon, Full-day or night-safaris can be arranged with our preferred local safari operators whose skilled game rangers can show you some of South Africa’s best game viewing.

Other recreational and adventure activities in the area include, river rafting, horse-riding, aerial cable trail, abseiling, walking trails, quad biking, birding, kloofing, mountain biking, microlight flights and hot air ballooning.

We have a number of international standard 9 hole and 18 hole golf courses within a 15km radius of the Lodge.

Visit the nearby Elephant Whispers or Elephant Sanctuary to see these majestic creatures up close and personal.

Accommodation

The Lodge offers eight double or twin-bedded en suite standard rooms, which have been individually decorated. Each room features its own covered patio with comfortable out-door furniture.

The Lodge also offers four spacious Luxury Suites which include a comfortable and elegant lounge area. Each patio enjoys spectacular views down the Sabie Valley. The large en-suite bathrooms have separate shower and bath.

In addition, the Chestnut Suite, is elegantly and comfortably furnished and is ideal for Honeymoon Couples or for that romantic week-end getaway. The bathroom comprises a large corner bath for two with His & Her hand-basins. The Chestnut Suite is the only suite that offers a privately enclosed patio with an outside shower and wooden loungers. Enjoy a romantic breakfast for two or an intimate candle-lit dinner that can capture that special moment (by prior arrangement).

All Rooms & Suites have tea & coffee making facilities, overhead fan, wall heater, hair-dryers and guest amenities.

The Lodge offers accommodation for up to 26 guests.

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