Private nature reserve bordering the Kruger
- english, french, german, spanish, dutch, The staff also speaks local South African language
About Chantal Settels
South Africa has always been very special for us, starting at the first visit after the end of the Apartheid. We, Serge and Chantal got together through a homeleave trip to South Africa with friends of ours many years later and dit not only fall in love with the country but also with each other! We tried to come back every year since that time until early 2014 this house unexpectedly came on our path. Now we enjoy it as a family and we want to share this very special gem with others. Quoting Hemingway: "I never knew a morning in Africa that I woke up and that I was not happy '. South Africa: an experience for your bucket list!
Chantal Settels purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Chantal Settels chose Phalaborwa
Expensive private game lodges ask a lot of money for this view. Time and time again if you are lucky enough to be spoiled by a passing troop of elephants that come to drink in front of the terrace, or if you suddenly spot the giraffes, but also if the cheacky wharthogs stumble through the plants, or you see the Kingfisher looking at you from a tree, life around you kind of stops. I dreamed of Africa, now it can be your reality!
What makes this Villa unique
Safari while sitting on your own terrace, most of the tourist highlights within driving distance, the freedom and privacy of a self catering accommodatino with option to Bed&Breakfast and having all the perks of a hotel, all for a reasonable price. What more do you need to make this a trip of a lifetime.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Since Umoja Bushvilla is bordering the Kruger National Park, all kind of game may roam freely. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to walk unaccompanied at the Estate itself. No smoking in or around the house.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We stayed at the villa for a very short two nights and it was better than we could have expected. The house is beautiful and we had the opportunity to BBQ on the patio and see the warthogs drinking in the waterhole. There were 5 adults and the three bedroom, 3 bath set up was perfect for our group. The rooms and bathrooms are beautifully furnished and the people are so helpful on the estate. We did a one day Kruger safari and Craig was incredible, he partners with the estate and picked us up there early in the morning. He is so knowledgeable about all of the animals and land and really went above and beyond to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see and were comfortable. The staff at the estate put on a beautiful Braai the second night we were there which was in a great setting and set up some of our spa treatments for the next day. Breakfast is a must have, they put together a huge spread overlooking the pools outside and the food did not disappoint. Overall the stay was too short but perfect, I would recommend anyone from a family to a group of adults to stay at the estate and stay long enough to enjoy it!
Thank you so much for you wonderful review. It was a true pleasure to have you as our guests and see you fall in love with this great country. Keep being the ambassador for South Africa and carry on the torch...! You may leave South Africa but it never leaves you.
We are happy that you have enjoyed the stay, the game drive with Craig and most of all, the entire trip through South Africa and we definitely hope to be able to welcome you and/or friends of family in the future again,. And as you already mentioned... stay more than just 2 nights since there is so much to see and do and you don't get to profit to the fullest by just one full day so we will hopefully see you soon again.
Chantal - Umoja Kruger
The Bush Villa Umoja Kruger is an amazing place. The house is very well equipped and comfortable. There are many decks around the house where you can enjoy your time watching the abundant wildlife. Chantal is a wonderful host and does everything to make sure that you have an enjoyable stay. A perfect house in a perfect spot.
Dear Mr Henning, thank you for this lovely fantastic review. I am humbled by it and a lot of credit also goes to the staff. It was great to have you and your family stay in our place , we loved to have YOU as our guest and we certainly hope to welcome you back in the future.
Game and bird spotting from the private terrace. Kruger Park Safari (self drive and guided by pickup from the house)
Within driving distance of Panorama Route - Hoedspruit (sancturaries) - Tzaneen (Debengeni-falls - Magoebaskloof - Duiwelskloof - Cycad Forest). Hiking, kloofing, Tubing, etc in Blyde Canyon