We stayed at Ntshondwe on the way from Sodwana Bay to Kruger and loved it. We went on the recommendation of friends from Jo'Burg otherwise we may not have chosen it due to the lack of predators.
However, the scenery was just incredible and it was a very different safari experience to Kruger. We arrived mid-afternoon and did a short self-drive prior to checking in. When we reported for check-in we received a very warm welcome. The cottage was lovely. Not as rustic as many we have stayed in and a good amount of mod-cons. We had spent a week in the St Lucia Wetlands so were pretty keen on some comfort which we did get. The TV did not work in the room but we didn't really want to watch it anyway!
We went out for an arranged game drive in the evening. It was lovely. We saw a great deal of Rhino and the sunset was incredible.
We ate dinner in the lodge restaurant and it was a good South African buffet. The wine was great and the staff were lovely. We had a great breakfast on the terrace although we had to move indoors halfway through due to the cheeky monkeys.
A beautiful place, we should have stayed longer that 1 night. I would really recommend it as an alternative to the bigger game parks.