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Our accommodation near Kruger National Park is ideal for day trips to the Kruger National Park. The closest Kruger Park gate is Numbi Gate and only a 38km (about 45min) drive from ilanda Guest House. Whilst staying with us you can combine day trips to Kruger National Park, the Panorama Route, Barberton and more. 


ilanda is close to White River’s best restaurants and amenities. While at the property you’ll appreciate the peaceful neighbourhood, safe property and the opportunity to amble in our lovely 9 hectare garden. Discover lowveld trees and small game while walking in the garden. Enjoy a dip in one of our pools and order our hearty breakfast before starting your day.


24/7 access to the property, fast free WiFi, Aircon and StayBasic DSTV in all rooms are among some of the amenities our guests enjoy.

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All our accommodations include en-suite bathrooms, microwave, bar fridge, unlimited free Wi-Fi, flat screen with satellite DSTV, tea & coffee facilities, desk and hairdryer.


Some rooms have fully equipped self Catering kitchens. Some rooms have bathtubs.


We have rooms for every need - from our nine sleeper 4 bedrooms apartment for families or friends to smaller cozy standard rooms. We can accommodate groups of up to 45 guests including family, friends or couples. 


Call, WhatsApp and we'll assist you in selecting the best unit for your stay. ​


Click here to see all our accommodation types.

Contact us and we'll advise on the best rooms for your needs.

Self Catering Studio

Perfect couple accommodation, providing the extra comfort of lounge & dining areas, independent patio, bath. The kitchen makes it an ideal self catering option.

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Standard Rooms

Our most affordable but comfortable rooms. Available in twin or double configuration. Includes ensuite bathroom, bar fridge, microwave, kettle, hairdryer iron and board, DSTV.

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Family Units

Our four family units for all budgets can sleep 4 or 5 guests, some have kitchens or bunk beds. Please call to enquire to ensure you choose the right one for your needs.

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Budget Self Catering

Looking for budget or long term accommodation?

Visit our sister establishment on the same property.

4 Bedrooms apartment
with Lounge & Kitchen

This lovely independent self-catering unit offers 4 bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms, sleeping up to 9 guests.


It's a large private lounge and fully equipped kitchen is perfect for families or friends.

Right next to the guest house swimming pool and lapa with braai facilities.

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Free wifi

Stay connected with our fast, free & uncapped Wi-Fi accessible from all rooms.


Beat the winter chill and summer heat with our fully

air-conditioned rooms.


Quiet, natural, setting, with some of our units with independent access and parking space next to your room.

for everyone

Local and international tourists, sales reps and guests on business all enjoy what ilanda offers.

Day trips to Kruger National Park

How far is ilanda Guest House from Kruger National Park?

The closest Kruger Park Gates are Numbi Gate (38km, 45min), Phabeni Gate (62km, 51min) and Malelane Gate (78km, 1h03m). Crocodile Bridge (124km, 1h45mn) and Orpen (138km, 2h00min) are further afield. 

For a quick Kruger visit choose Numbi or Phabeni. Of the two Phabeni is recommended as the road passes through farmland and is quieter (and is less subject to closure due to protests).

Do you organise private game drives or walks to Kruger National Park?

We do not run our own Kruger Park private drives, but we can assist in booking these. There are many operators providing this service.

Do you recommend self-guided drives or guided drives to the Kruger?

We enjoy & recommend doing full day self-guided drives. If you have 2 or 3 days dedicated to the Kruger doing both guided and self-guided tours gives you the best of both.


For short trips entering at Phabeni or Numbi and driving to Skukuza and along the Sabie river is rewarding. Skukuza makes a good stop for refreshments. Exit at Phabeni, Numbi, or Paul Kruger Gate (91km, 1h25min) if short of time.


For a fuller Kruger immersion you can enter at one gate and exit at another gate, seeing more of the park. To get the most of these, we recommend arriving at the gate for opening and leaving at closing time, a long but rewarding stay! Some good full day loops:


Phabeni (or Numbi) Gate to Crocodile Bridge (or the opposite). Crocodile Bridge has good general game, more open landscape, best place to search for Cheetah and has high lion density. Evening guided drives are available and recommend as they increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 in one day. Please note the drive from Crocodile Bridge back to ilanda Guest House is about quite long at 1h30 minutes and includes toll roads.


Phabeni (or Numbi) Gate to Malelane (via Skukuza) is a good alternative to the above, passing more mountainous landscapes around Berg-en-dal camp. The bridge just outside the Malelane gate is a great vantage point to see animals in the river bed including crocodiles, hippos, catfish and tilapia, otters and many birds. You can park your car at the gate and walk onto the bridge. The best times are early morning and late afternoon.


A longer but rewarding trip would be Orpen to Paul Kruger / Numbi or Phabeni Gate. Either via Satara which allows you to access the S100 gravel road which is well known for its diverse herbivores, large lion prides and other apex like cheetah.


If you want to see leopards, the Sweni S126 and N’waswitsontso S125 river roads are a good bet. 


Don’t miss the most southerly baobab at the intersection of S125 and H1-3 if you are not planning on driving further north.

Is it possible to do guided walking tour with a ranger or in a jeep / safari vehicle in Kruger National Park?

Guided walks and guided drives (2-3 hours) with a ranger are organised from some gates and are accessible to day visitors. We highly recommend a sunset or night drive in addition to your self-guided drive. You will be able to spend more time in the park and see crepuscular or nocturnal animals. 

Please find more info on the drives /walks here and prices below (left column is price per adult, right column is price for children). These activities can be booked by e-mail ( or by contacting the park directly. Here are the camp telephone and fax numbers.

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