We stayed only one night at Utopia, and wished we had stayed longer.Patricia was wonderful replying to my many emails. Her suggestions with regard to sightseeing, and dinner with them, was perfect.
The guesthouse had a thatched roof and very beautiful from the outside. Inside was amazing.
The room was very comfortable, and the Guesthouse African decor perfect. We really felt like we had just arrived in Africa, although we had been travelling around for 2 weeks.Our room had a little balcony which overlooked bushland. Very private. The bathroom was large, and showing its age a bit. Other rooms we sighted were larger than ours, and better arranged, but for one night it was perfect. Other guests we met had stayed ther before, and I guess requested the better rooms. Ours was the cheapest room available, so no complaints at all
We pre booked our dinner, as we had been travelling most of the day and did not want to have the problem of driving around to find a restaurant that night.It worked out well. We sat down with other guests, plus the owners and enjoyed the evening.
Did not use the pool but did sit on the common area balcony and took in al that Utopia of Africa has to offer.
The next morning we were offered an excellent breakfast, and soon were on our way to the Blyde Canyon. We did stop at the Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit, which we thought was a good stop. Wonderful waterfalls. We also visited Chimanzee Eden and would recommed this too. Whist dring to Chimpanzee Eden we came accross 3 Giraffe on the side of the road. !! Another great South African moment.
We would recommend Utopia of Africa to anyone thinking of staying in or around the Kruger National Park. It is close to the Park and other sights, offers beautiful accommodtion and wonderful meals. Price is very reasonable compared to places in Kruger itself. Utopia although in Nelspruit, gives you the feeling of isolation. Amazing
Many thanks to Patricia and Hamid for their kindness and for making us feel special, during our stay with them.
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