My wife and I decided to purchase the Thokazani Lodge in 2009 and to emigrate to South Africa to pursue our dreams.
In previous years, we explored Southern Africa extensively, by travelled through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. Through our experience with the cultures and the beauty of the Fauna and Flora we took the decision, to make South Africa our new home. We can now, enjoy the nature and wildlife at our doorstep close to the Kruger National Park.
The Thokozani Lodge was built in the typical African architectural design with thatch roof in 1926. The Jatinga street where the lodge is situated, was named after the English officer’s that settled down after finishing their service in India.
The lodge was built in a crescent shape and was known as the “halfmoon cottage”. Through the years numerous renovations was done, but the old charm has not been lost. All of the rooms and the stoep areas, are facing West, to assure a beautiful sunset.
The lodge consists of a lush garden with swimming pool which creates the perfect ambience for a relaxed atmosphere. From here, you can enjoy various daytrips and activities the Lowveld has to offer.
In a nutshell, home battery storage, or a solar battery, allows you to store electricity for use at a later time.
Thokozani Lodge - Your Gateway to Kruger National Park
Your accommodation in White River and point of departure and return for trips to the Kruger National Park, the Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Pilgrim's Rest as well as many other marvellous sceneries and cultural attractions.
Accommodation in White River
Thokozani Lodge is a small country style Guest House that offers you a pleasant, private and family atmosphere. The charming houses are nestled in a wonderful subtropical garden with huge old trees and palms.
Welcome to Thokozani Lodge
Your German host and our team are happy to welcome you in White River.
Thokozani Lodge is the ideal starting point for day trips into the world-famous Kruger NP and the panorama route.
To having the world-famous Kruger National Park just around the corner is a great privilege. It is just great to be able to experience the diverse African wildlife so close. Each season has its own fascination. Even the big or small animals or the landscapes in the park.
After an extensive breakfast, start to the Panorama route with the highlights of Gods Windows, Burk Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels and the view of the Blyde River Canyon. Blyde River Canyon is the largest green canyon in the world. There are also great waterfalls like Lisbon Falls, Lone Creek Falls and Mac-Mac Falls.
We can organize day tours into the Kruger NP, panorama route and other highlights.
But "adrenaline addicts" also get their money's worth. Bungee jumping, abseiling, white-water rafting and quad biking are just some of the ways to drive your pulse to dangerous heights. If you like it quieter, you can play horseback riding, golf and tennis.
One of your preferences, you should not leave without to visiting a traditional village where ancient rites and cultures are cultivated and lived. Listen to the fascinating tribal legends and learn all about traditional African medicinal plants from a Sangoma.
Many Thanks to our Guests for the Outstanding Valuations
Rooms are en-suite (shower & toilet) and furnished with handmade wooden furniture in rustic style. It has 2 single beds. For a safe and peaceful night the bed is equipped with mosquito nets. Bedding and Towels provided. The Room has a separate entrance and beautiful view to the garden. Free Coffee and Tea buffet.
The family room is en-suite (shower & toilet) and is furnished with handmade wooden furniture in rustic style. It has 1 double bed or 2 single beds & 1 bunk bed. For a safe and peaceful night the bed is equipped with mosquito nets. Bedding and Towels provided. The Room has a separate entrance and beautiful view to the garden. Free Coffee and Tea buffet, barbecue, fridge and microwave.
The Bungalow is en-suite (shower & toilet) and furnished with handmade wooden furniture in rustic style. It has 1 double bed or 2 single beds & 1 bunk bed. For a safe and peaceful night the bed is equipped with mosquito nets. Bedding and Towels provided. Each Bungalow has a private terrace, free Coffee and Tea buffet, air con, barbecue and a fridge.
For self catering accommodation:
Each Bungalow has an outdoor sink, double hot plate, toaster, cutlery and crockery (not a fully equipped kitchenette).
The Timber-Hut is en-suite (shower & toilet) and furnished with wooden furniture in rustic style. It has 1 double bed. For a safe and peaceful night the bed is equipped with mosquito nets. Bedding and Towels provided. The Timber-Hut has a private terrace, free Coffee and Tea buffet, air con, barbecue and a fridge.
For self catering accommodation:
The Timber-Hut has an outdoor sink, double hot plate, toaster, cutlery and crockery (not a fully equipped kitchenette).
Activities at Thokozani Lodge
Kruger National Park
Thokozani Lodge is situated in the heart of the Lowveld. Only a short 30 minutes drive takes you to Kruger National Park. Watch the Big Five and all the other fascinating wildlife.
The Panorama Route offers a kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery and natural beauty.
Magnificent forest, spectacular views, picturesque waterfalls, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest - makes that part of the country an unforgettable experience.
To get the real experience of all the natural beauty, whether your interest be hiking, bird watching or fauna and flora studies, walk one of the many exciting and beautiful trails. A must for nature lovers!
Tours at Thokozani Lodge
We offer tours to all natural and cultural attractions.
Short Ways to and from Thokozani Lodge
- Situated 6 kilometres outside White River in the centre of lush surroundings
- 10 minutes to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
- 30 minutes to the Kruger National Park
- 25 kilometres to Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga
- 1 hour drive to Mozambique and less than 2 hours to Swaziland
Activities Around Kruger National Park and Panorama Route
However, adrenaline junkies can also get their next rush by bungee jumping, abseiling and white water rafting. More gentler pursuits include horse riding, golf and tennis.
Whatever you like to do, you should not miss seeing one of the traditional villages and getting to know their fascinating way of life and culture. Listen to stories about history and visit the Sangoma, the traditional medicine man.