Ukuthula Sunrise and Sunset Cottages - Luxury ‚bed in the bush‘ Spacious and charming twin cottages, in the conveniently located backwater of Kampersrus, outside of Hoedspruit. In close proximity to the Blyde River Canyon, the Orpen Gate, and Kruger National Park (KNP). (75km). The bedroom cottage designed around ‘honeymoon’ couples, or for a peaceful getaway after a day’s outing but can be adapted for an additional (child) on enquiry. The cottage has a generous open plan lounge dining area with mobile kitchen island which allows convenient sharing of the meal preparation. Each unit offers modern bath and shower and walk in storage space. Clever design ensure climate control and cool well ventilated living space is a given. Of course the view from the bedroom is onto the dominating and awesome mountain peaks. The requisite mosquito netting is in place. Tastefully furnished interior is a feature. Cook in or ‘braai’ on the outdoor facility conveniently close but as in the bush. Relax on the ample patio while doing so. Units are self-catering and well equipped with basics such as oil, spices and vinaigrette; Coffee, tea, rusks, milk and sugar. Laundry services can be arranged in the case of extended stay; there is so much to do: Expect to hear the lions roar at sundown, and the distant call of hyena. Ukuthula cottages are nestled in the village of Kampersrus at the foot of the awesome ‘Mariepskop’ in the southern Drakensberg Mountains. We are a ‘stone’s throw’ away from the Moholoholo animal rehabilitation centre complex (Stoffel qv). We are a short drive from the busier town of Hoedspruit and in short radius of many attractions such as the Blyde Canyon (third deepest in the world) and Swadini, the Blyde dam, the cheetah, endangered species centre, the reptile park, Bistro Mamma Mambas, iNyoka art gallery and our Ukuthula souvenir arts, crafts & design shop, and of course the awesome KNP ……. Horse riding in the nearby Moholoholo nature reserve and guided hikes in the mountains in Kampersrus and can be arranged upon request.The village of Kampersrus is nestled at the foot of the southern Drakensberg mountain range, Mariepskop dominates. Accessed by on main road only, traffic is only resident related. There are approximately 500 bird species found here and it is possible to walk in unique rain forest at estimated 1900meters a.s.l. ancient and pristine. An enormous view of the Blyde dam, an ancient site, and the confluence of the Klasserie and Oliphant’s rivers, presents from the top of Mariepskop. Plant life up there is unique and in harmony with the surrounds. The area is home to all five indigenous species of primate. It is quite likely to find bushbuck and other smaller antelope wander by, as well as a host of small inhabitants. To list all activities within easy reach would take some length, a feast. There is no public transport system and guests are obliged to make own arrangement for transport. On arrival by airplane in Hoedspruit one can arrange a rental car from one of the services directly at the airport or this can be pre booked in Hoedspruit or Johannesburg depending on one’s itinerary Nelspruit is also a possibility for car rental. We offer airport shuttle service, by arrangement. We have gathered information for you to facilitate your sojourn and make it an exciting and rewarding experience. Excursions can be arranged or self booked, and the choice is vast, including game drives in the Kruger Park in the morning, Sundowner Safaris, Oliphant’s River raft safaris, excursions to the Blyde River Canyon with its many attractions, Safaris in private game parks, the Moholoholo animal rehabilitation centre, an early morning balloon flight, horse riding, guided hikes in the mountains and lots more. We Bill (SA) and Hanny (German) love to travel and always prefer private accommodation, which is scenic, comfortable, clean and quiet. Bill worked in the corporate world and Hanny has long years of professional experience as humanitarian worker and owner/manager of an upmarket guest house in Phalaborwa which has helped to develop a deep understanding and passion for people, culture and service. We love our beautiful house in Kampersrus, which is a haven of peace and tranquility. There we let our spirit rest and wish to offer it to likeminded people, who are able appreciate what nature and our facility offer, for example, after a long safari day in the park.