What to Do and Where To Go
Services and Convenience
Kiaat Hospital – 16 km
Mediclinic Nelspruit – 27 km
Busamed Lowveld Private Hospital – 26 km
White River Primary School – 11 km
Hoërskool Rob Ferreira – 12 km
Uplands Preparatory School – 16 km
Penryn College – 17 km
Curro Academy – 21 km
Nelspruit Hoërskool – 27 km
Curro Nelspruit – 31 km
White River Crossing – 14 km
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre – 16 km
The Bagdad Shopping Centre – 16 km
Riverside Mall – 21 km
The Grove Shopping Centre – 22 km
Crossing Centre Nelspruit – 25 km
i’langa Mall – 26 km
Valley Hyper Centre – 31 km
Things to do around Likweti: Recreation and Adventure
White River Country club – 18 km
White River Country Club is set amongst picturesque plantations on the banks of the White River. In addition to an 18-hole Championship parkland golf course the club boasts tennis, squash, cricket, and hockey facilities, with an outstanding swimming pool adjacent to the clubhouse.
Lowveld Botanical Gardens – 22 km
Address: Botanical Garden Ent Road, Off Madiba Drive, Riverside, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Mpumalanga, South Africa.
The Lowveld National Botanical Garden, one of the nine National Botanical Gardens of South Africa is located just outside Mbombela, Mpumalanga. The character of the Garden is shaped by the two main rivers that cut across it, namely the Crocodile and Nels Rivers. Before these two rivers converge in the Garden, they form spectacular waterfalls which can be viewed at the Cascades and the Nels viewpoints. When the Crocodile River is low, interesting geological formations are visible.
The Garden also boasts one of the largest collections of South African fig trees. The mystical baobab tree is famous for its unique shape and medicinal properties.
Enjoy waterfalls and wildlife, in this subtropical paradise.
Walking through the enchanting African Rain Forest enables one to cross the Crocodile River across the famous suspended bridge, where the cascading waterfall can also be viewed.
Mbombela Golf Club – 29 km
The Ultimate Bushveld Golfing Experience and home of “THE JOCK”
With a great golf course in a natural setting, we look forward to hosting your golfing guests. Be it social golf, weekend get-away, golf tours or tournaments, Mbombela golf course is suited for golfers of all types and talent, and we ensure you that you will have an enjoyable golfing experience. After golf one can enjoy the spacious clubhouse offering showering, bar, and entertainment facilities.
Chimp Eden – 40 km
Situated within the beautiful 1,000-hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve, 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit (Turn Off 47, R40, Barberton Road Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Africa.
Chimp Eden was established in 2006 and is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa. This JGI chimpanzee sanctuary brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education end eco-tourism.
The goal of the chimpanzee sanctuary is to rescue chimpanzees that have survived the bush meat trade, been orphaned, traded in the illegal pet market, or rescued from being traumatised for entertainment in circuses, beach resorts and night clubs.
The chimpanzees at Chimp Eden are the lucky ones, living out their lives in a risk-free environment and being provided with the necessary attention to recover from the trauma they have experienced. The chimpanzees spend their days in semi-wild enclosures and show normal social interaction and behavioural patterns as group members.
There are currently three different chimp groups and enclosures at the South African sanctuary. There are viewpoints overlooking the forest and “foraging areas’ from which visitors and volunteers can observe and study the chimpanzees.
Visitors have a unique opportunity to see chimpanzees in semi-wild enclosures. The chimps show normal social interaction and behavioral patterns despite their traumatic backgrounds as pets, entertainment animals and victims of the bushmeat trade. The enclosures also have viewpoints overlooking the forest and ‘foraging areas’ These areas provide the chimps with endless hours of fun, safe from human intervention and positively reinforce their natural behavior. Come and join us for a tour to meet humans closest relative, see their unique personalities and learn how we can all work together to save these animals from extinction!
The chimp tour guide talks about chimpanzees, the sanctuary, and introduces the individual chimps and their stories – from the safety of the viewing points. The tour takes approximately one hour. Cold Drinks will be available but, unfortunately, we will not be offering any hot drinks or light meals at this stage.
Birding at Peddlar’s Bush – 45 km
The small 60 hectare oasis of indigenous woodland known as Peddlar’s Bush, set amongst the pine plantations outside Barberton, is a bird lover’s paradise.
Here you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the elusive Orange Ground-thrush or Bush Blackcap, as well as some of the 350+ other species of birds found in the area.
Peddlar’s Bush is located on the dirt road leading to Shiyalongubo Dam. To get there you take the R38 out of Barberton and head towards Swaziland. At the top of Saddleback pass you will see a sign for Shiyalongubo Dam to the left. Follow it for 10km and you have reached Peddlar’s Bush where the plantation gives way to indigenous woodland (approximate Latitude -25.800315 & Longitude 31.141424). From here stop, get out and spend time listening and looking out for birds.
Induna Adventures – 54 km
Induna Adventures is a one stop adventure and teambuilding centre with more than 14 adventure activities, adventure packages and team building packages to choose from.
The Adventure Centre is situated in the Sabie River Valley and forms part of the beautiful Panorama Route that links world famous sites like God’s Window, Burk’s Luck Potholes and Pilgrim’s Rest with the Kruger National Park.
All adventures are guided by professional guides and depart daily from the Adventure Centre just outside Hazyview. Activities like Quad Biking Adventure Trails, White Water Rafting, Tubing / Geckoing, Paintball, Archery and Safaris into the Kruger National Park depart twice a day on scheduled times, where activities like Quad Biking, Zipline and Paintball have flexible departure times. Your Adventure Starts Here!
Kaapsehoop – 56 km
Kaapsehoop is situated in the heart of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province in the Lowveld – an area renowned for its low-lying valleys, majestic waterfalls, lush forests, wildlife, and quirky towns. While the region commonly serves as the main gateway to South Africa’s prestigious Kruger National Park, there’s much more to do and see!
Kaapsehoop is a quaint and quirky little town that offers beautiful views and a rich history dating back to South Africa’s gold rush period. Added to that, you might even get a chance to see the town’s wild horses. The area offers a variety of hiking trails, waterfalls, horse rides and many more.
Sudwala Caves – 58 km
Turn off the N4 onto the R539 and continue for about 10km until you see a Sudwala sign. Turn in, Cross over the bridge and follow the Signs. The caves are about 2km up a scenic winding road. For elderly or disabled guests please use the upper car park as this provides wheelchair access via the fish spa.
Caves – The Amphitheatre
A stream of fresh, cool air from an unknown source permeates the spacious corridors, maintaining them at an even temperature of 17°C all year round.
The Sudwala cavern complex is dominated by this spectacular chamber, with a lofty corridor measuring 150 metres to its centre. The amphitheatre is 70 metres in diameter, and 37 metres high to the peak of a dome-like feature in its roof. It is named the PR Owen Hall, after the Mr Owen who bought the caves and developed them as an attraction which could be visited and appreciated by the public.
It has natural ‘air conditioning’ and makes a wonderful performing arts venue. The veteran concert singer Ivan Rebroff, who sang here in 1970, declared its acoustics equal or superior to any other.
At the Sudwala caves you can embark on an epic underground adventure that takes you 2000m into the heart of the caves. The goal is the crystal chamber with its amazing array of sparkling aragonite crystals.
The crystal tour is a specialized tour for the adventurous, an organized excursion that involves wading through water, crystal-tour scrambling up and down rocks and crawling through small tunnels leaving you wet and dirty but awestruck by the splendour and beauty of the crystals that surround you in the chamber.
Fish Spa pedicures provide a fun and unusual way for you to clean and exfoliate your skin.
Customers place their feet in warm freshwater tanks containing dozens of toothless Garra rufa fish, which are about the size of minnows. These little guys are known as doctor or nibble fish, and they provide an excellent service. The Dr fish exfoliation is believed to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation, remove bacteria, reduce foot odour, and help with athlete’s foot.
The Butterfly effect
The Sudwala Butterfly Effect Nature Garden has been developed as part of a long-term conservation project to provide host plants and flowers specifically aimed at increasing our local butterfly, bee and antelope populations.
Butterfly and bee numbers have declined dramatically in recent years due to an increase in agricultural activity, pesticides, and habitat loss. This project aims to educate and bring people and nature together.
The Butterfly Dome
This is a butterfly conservation project to help increase butterfly numbers in nature. We do not buy butterflies in or release nonlocal butterflies. When there are butterflies, we collect the eggs and caterpillars of the available species and place them in the dome on their specific host plant.
Adult butterflies are allowed to mate and lay their eggs on their host plants and then they are released. They will continue to mate and lay eggs in the wild for the next few weeks of their lives. In Nature from 500 eggs laid, only 2 adults usually survive.
In the dome we protect the fragile eggs and larvae then we release the adults, thereby increasing the local adult butterfly population.
Sudwala Dinosaur Park
The Dinosaur Park is situated next to the Sudwala Caves, 30 minutes’ drive from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
The museum displays life size models of pre-historic animals, ranging from amphibious reptiles, ancient reptiles, dinosaurs, pre-historic mammals, pre-historic man and more. The models were artistically and realistically sculpted by Jan van Zijl (also responsible for the black wildebeest on the old South African 2c coin).
Also on display are live Nile Crocodiles, perfectly adapted to survival and not much changed from their ancient relatives.
The Park is set in a lush sub-tropical forest garden, where monkeys and red-breasted cuckoos abound. New is a magnificent ‘viewing deck’ from where the Rainforest Valley (National Heritage Site # 167) can be observed – with occasional glimpses of wild chacma baboons.
Skyway Trails (Canopy Tours) – 58 km
Situated at Perry’s Bridge, Main Rd, Hazyview, Mpumalanga
Skyway Trails offers two different fun packed adventure activities: the Aerial Cable Trail and the Tree Top Challenge. Both activities are set in wonderful natural surroundings offering a thrilling experience while being close to nature. Both activities are ideal for outdoor family fun, corporate fun days or team building events and suitable for all ages.
“Experience the thrill of Mpumalanga’s longest Aerial Cable Trail”
Experience the freedom of gliding over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The aerial cable trail takes you down into the valley basin, stopping along the way on a number of elevated platforms to admire the natural vegetation, birdlife and the views of the forest floor below.
Each section of the trail varies in length from 70 to 230 m linking a total of 10 platforms, making the total length of the trail 1.2km. The trail has been designed and built to South African civil engineering standards and all the equipment has been designed specifically for this activity.
The Tree-Top Challenge is an elevated obstacle course or high ropes course, made up of interconnecting poles or trees that support various obstacles or elements between them. All these interconnecting poles and trees form a giant “jungle gym” suitable for both young and old (adult) kids.
The course is the first of its kind in South Africa and is built to European Rope Course Standards and has the latest continuous belay safety system imported from Switzerland. The course itself is made up of 19 exciting elements from balancing beams, rope bridges, spider’s webs and much more all ending on our 50m zip line. It’s suitable for people of all ages who are up for the challenge.
Phabeni Gate (Hazyview) – 72 km
Malalane Gate (Malalane) – 74 km
Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights – this is real Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Numerous visitors to the Kruger National Park (KNP) has called this park the focal point of South African National Parks. Being the biggest national park in South Africa, visitors can expect an abundance of wildlife sightings, various accommodation options (ranging from pristine lodges to “roughing it” in nature camp sites) and a pure African bushveld setting as the backdrop.
Leopard Creek Country Club – 77 km
Situated near Malalane in the heart of Mpumalanga, Leopard Creek covers 360 hectares bordered to the north and west by the picturesque Crocodile River and the Kruger National Park.
Leopard Creek Estate, R570, Malalane Gate to the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 1320.
The elegant clubhouse is sited on the bank of the Crocodile River where you can watch play on the 9th and 18th greens or enjoy a leisurely cocktail and a superb view of the animals in the Kruger National Park.
Explore the Championship Golf Course and discover the vision of a banker and skills and expertise of one of the world’s great golfers. The Alfred Dunhill Championship is staged at the magnificent Leopard Creek Country Club, overlooking Kruger National Park. Since 2000 this prestigious Tournament has occupied a unique place in world golf with champions which have included Major winners and former World No.1 golfers such as Justin Rose, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel and Ernie Els.
The Long Tom Toboggan is situated at Misty Mountain Lodge, on the R37 Long Tom Pass, 24 kilometres from Sabie and 31 kilometres from Lydenburg on the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga.
Africa’s longest Toboggan run!
Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill in your belly when you wind and whoosh around Mpumalanga’s Long Tom Pass mountains on the Long Tom Toboggan, the longest toboggan run in Africa with an impressive 1.7-kilometre track.
Simply hop on board your Long Tom Toboggan cart and prepare to take a deep breath when you reach a speed of 45 kilometres an hour during your three-minute ride, as you twist and turn through wildflowers and beautiful forest of the Long Tom pass forest.
Barberton – Genesis Route – 80 km
Mpumalanga UNESCO World Heritage
Situated just outside of Graskop on the R533 towards Hazyview (on the opposite side of the gorge to the Big Swing).
The viewing lift takes visitors 51m down the face of the gorge into the indigenous forest below, where wooden walkways & suspension bridges make up a 600m trail.
Interactive exhibits and interpretation boards enable visitors to explore the diverse life that thrives under the dense canopy of trees. Enjoy the waterfall and meandering stream.
Whilst the lift, which travels 51m down the cliff face of the Graskop Gorge, was a feat of engineering skill to construct, it is the Afromontane Forest below that is at the heart of this development.
In South Africa, Afromontane forests cover only 0.5% of the country’s land area. They occur in pockets along mountain ranges in well-watered areas, including ravines and south-facing slopes. Under the vivid green canopy of trees lies a lush wonderland filled with a spectacular variety of plants, animals, insects, and birds.
Visitors to the centre who still want to get their hearts racing but who think the Big Swing is too extreme for them, can choose to fly across the gorge on a high-wire Zipline.
The course starts from the top of a 5m tower, with 360° views. Participants ride a 120m-long zipline to the northern side of the gorge before walking a short distance along a scenic platform and zipping back along a second zipline of equal length.
The Big Swing is one of the world’s highest cable gorge swings and launches off the top of a waterfall.
The experience is very different to a bungee-jump because participants freefall for 70m before the jump rope pulls them into a high-speed arch and they swing from one side of the gorge to the other. When falling, they reach 140km/h in three seconds
The Zenith of the Panorama Route, this is such a picturesque viewpoint that it has been called “God’s Window”, due to the sheer natural beauty contained in one view. Uniquely located North of Graskop, while standing at this view point you get a beautiful view of the panoramic lowveld. You will be able to view the magnificent Blyde River Canyon. However, you will have to hike up the narrow pathway along the escapement to actually see the viewpoint.
eSwatini (Swaziland) – 100 km
Dullstroom – 110 km
Mozambique (Lebombo Border) – 116 km