The Stoep Cafe Guesthouse is just 10kms from the Kruger National Park’s Crocodile Bridge gate, 60kms from the Swaziland border and 10kms from the Mozambique Lebombo border post.
This makes it an ideal stop-over when trvelling to Mozambique/Swaziland or a base from which to explore the southern Kruger Park.
Enjoy an old world atmosphere of one of the oldest railway houses in Komatipoort.
There is a lovely gift shop in the main house, a large communal area next to the swimming pool, with braai, table and seating area under thatch and there's space for cars, trailers or boats in a secure parking area.
The guesthouse does have a fully licensed restaurant that is open from Monday-Saturday, 6am-9pm and Sundays from 8am-2pm. The restaurant is under new management and has excellent food and service.
You can, however, self-cater in the fully equipped kitchen in each room or braai (BBQ) near the pool area.
We ate dinner at two lovely restaurants in Komatipoort; our favorite was the one that is just across the road from them called the Tambarina Restaurant.
This has lovely Portuguese food and the service was fantastic.
We ate at Tambarina two nights in a row and once at Vonja's Restaurant, which is at the Ecolux Boutique Hotel. Food at Vonja’s was good but the service could have been a little faster and a smile from the waiter would have been nice.
There is a self-catering house which has three bedrooms and a bathroom, sitting room with DSTV and kitchen.
Rooms 5 and 6 have a double bed, en-suite bathroom with a bath and a small kitchenette with microwave oven, kettle and fridge. The living area has a single bed and a sofa, air-conditioner and DSTV.
Rooms 1-4 each have a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, a sofa/sleeper couch and a single bed in the living room, air conditioner, full DSTV with a fully equipped kitchen.
Relax around the swimming pool and lapa while braaing and visit the Kruger National Park daily.
These are some of the images we captured in the park on our self-drive photo safaris while staying at the Stoep Cafe for three nights:
This cheetah had just been involved in a territorial fight with another male cheetah and he was limping off to rest under a bush when we found him.
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