If you ever had to choose one town where you could experience the sheer beauty and adventure of South Africa, Nelspruit should be first on your list. It offers plenty of wildlife, adventure activities, cultural experiences, unique landscapes, and much more. There are lots of options for places to stay when searching for Nelspruit Guesthouses but the Shandon Lodge is one of the best ones. There are a number of room choices from standard singles to double executive suites, and the prices range from R 810 to R1250.
Many business men traveling to Nelspruit for work decide to stay in this comfortable guesthouse. If you are not traveling for work it is a great place for overnighting on your way to the Kruger Park or Mozambique, or if you are wanting to stay longer and have a holiday in Nelspruit itself and all the exciting activities it has to offer.
If you like birds and antelope you can walk around the Nelspruit Nature Reserve, it is only a few kilometers from the Shandon Lodge. You can also visit Sudwala Dinosaur Park that is next door to the Sudwala Caves. These are only a short drive away from the guesthouse. You can view the beautiful flowers of the Botanical Gardens and enjoy all the small insect life attracted to them.
There are lots of adventure activities, including mountain biking, canopy tours, canoeing and horse rides in and around the town. There are also lots of 4X4 tracks where you can test your metal against the elements.
Jane and Tony are the owners of the Shandon Lodge and they are extremely welcoming and helpful in making sure your stay at the Shandon Lodge is as wonderful as possible. Together with the staff at Shandon Lodge, they aspire to make sure you are as comfortable as can be. The pool and deck area is amazing, and has wonderful views. It is a fantastic place to eat breakfast, relax with a book or conduct informal business meetings. Wifi is available so you can always stay in contact with work or the latest news.
The Kruger Park is close enough for day trips into the reserve. In the Kruger you can view the Big 5, which include Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephants and Buffalo as well as lots of other animals like, Cheetahs, Giraffee, Zebra, Impala and many many more. The bird life is abundant so definitely take your binoculars and bird bird with you. Even spending some time in the camps can bring the African wildlife right up close as some of the less dangerous animals have become slightly tame around the camp guests. However, watch out for the starlings and monkeys who will try to steel your picnic lunch as soon as your back is turned.
Once home the Shandon Lodge is a great place to relax and rest in peace after a day of adventure and sunshine in Africa.