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Flying into Nelspruit, are there certain lodges closest

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Flying into Nelspruit, are there certain lodges closest

Hi Everyone--We are flying from Capetown to Nelspruit and looking for a nice lodge to stay at that would be closest to this airport compared to HDS. We are a family of 4 with 2 children ages 8 and 10. Our budget is middle of the road, I don't think I would get anything extra out of paying for extravagant luxury this time around with the kids, but looking more towards a great experience for them and definitely a pool at the lodge for the down time. Any opinions you could give me would be GREATLY appreciated!

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2. Re: Flying into Nelspruit, are there certain lodges closest

You will be spoilt for choice - there are MANY excellent lodges near to KMIA! Some great options for families with young children are:

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge & Kirkmans Kamp (KK has a good stay 3, pay 4 special offer and SSBL will gladly accommodate all 4 of you in a family suite and your kids will love their kiddies centre!). Also consider Ulusaba Safari Lodge. Not sure if you can stretch the budget, but Londolozi Varty and Founders also have interleading rooms which are ideal for families!

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3. Re: Flying into Nelspruit, are there certain lodges closest

Actually, it is Hoedspruit which has lodges much closer to the airport. And there's a nonstop flight CPT/HDS Tuesdays & Thursdays which is likely to be less expensive than the nonstop CPT/MQP. Near to HDS would be the family chalet at Serondella in Thornybush Reserve, with a 3-for-2. Naledi has a family unit in the Balule Reserve. In Sabi Sand, Elephant Plains has a family rondavel and EP is closer to HDS than to MQP. If you plan far enough ahead, it might be available.

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4. Re: Flying into Nelspruit, are there certain lodges closest

I agree with Dave above and personally would recommend Elephant Plains as this is in the Sabi Sands and great for families. Prices are great for Sabi Sands but it is difficult to get availability if you are planning to travel soon.

Flying to Hoedspruit is better as the lodges are closer to the airport.

Hope you enjoy your stay in South Africa!

Walter Kohrs (Owner of Safari Online)

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