Kruger View Cottage

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Place Category: Disabled Friendly Accommodation and Self CateringPlace Tags: Kruger National Park, Marloth Park, Mpumalanga, and South Africa

  • Kruger View Cottage is a beautiful thatched disabled friendly cottage on the Crocodile river with a view over the Kruger National Park. It is situated in Marloth Park, which is a wildlife conservancy that adjoins the southern border of the Kruger National Park.
    This fully furnished, self-catering cottage has a large open plan lounge and fully equipped kitchen. It has 3 bedrooms, bathrooms en suite, and has a view onto the Crocodile river and the Kruger Park beyond. There is also a second living area with two single beds for additional sleeping capacity. Two of the three bedrooms are on ground level.
    Exclusive use of the cottage is guaranteed.
    The cottage has a braai (barbeque) area and splash pool that adds to the enjoyment of the natural bush.
    There is a high viewing deck overlooking the Crocodile river and the Kruger National Park. Wild animals like kudu, zebra, giraffe, blue wildebeest, impala and warthog wander freely around the cottage. At night you can hear the roar of lion and the call of the hyena. The grunting of hippos in the river add to the magic of the bushveld.
    Marloth Park has its own adjoining wildlife reserve and boasts being home to four of the Big Five, the exception being the elephant. You are, however, likely to spot elephant walking near the fence or playing in the Crocodile river directly in front of the cottage.

    One of the floor level bathrooms has been tastefully adapted to also accommodate temporarily or permanently disabled guests. (The whole house is suitable for guests who move with difficulty.)
    The upper level living space has two single beds for additional sleeping capacity.
    Please, no smoking in the bedrooms.

    Wheelchair Friendly Facilities

    Driveway Surface: Sand
    Disabled Parking Bay (3.5m): Yes
    Route to reception accessible: Yes

    Acccessible Rooms: 2
    Main bedroom:

    The main bedroom has an extra length king-size bed, an air conditioner, an overhead fan as well as a pedestal fan, and an en suite bathroom with bath and shower. The bathroom has a bath with grab-rail. The shower is not wheelchair accessible. This bedroom’s entrance has a 800 mm normal door, with no ramps or steps.
    Second Bedroom:
    This bedroom has twin beds and an en suite bathroom. It has an air-conditioner, an overhead fan as well as a pedestal fan. There are no ramps or steps to access this room. The bathroom is wheelchair adapted, with grab-rails, accessible shower, fold-away shower seat and extra basin accessible from the toilet.

    Acccessible Bathrooms: (9 Square Metres)
    • Roll in shower :
    • Shower seat:
    • Grab Rails:
    • Is there a step or lip greater than 15mm high to enter the shower?
    • Hand shower:
    • Shower Tap types:
    lever action mixer taps
    • Shower door opens inwards

    • Grab bars around the toilet?
    • Basin Tap Type:
    lever action mixer taps

    Additional adapted features:
    In the bathroom there is an extendable shaving/make-up mirror.
    The beds are the height as stipulated by an Occupational Therapist.
    There are plugs for hairdryers accessible to a wheelchair.
    There is a surface on which a wheelchair user can place and use a computer.
    There are low clothing rails in the cupboards.

    Detailed description of accessible facilities throughout the property:
    There is a path suitable for a wheelchair user to have tea or sun-downers at a garden table, overlooking the Crocodile river.
    The braai area and patio is accessible.
    The kitchen is open-plan and accessible.

    Activities, sights or things to do within the area:
    Just by sitting on the patio it is possible to watch wild-life such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, warthog and others. Elephants and buffalo and even wild dog have often been seen at the Kruger Park fence (30m from the patio). Listen to hippo grunting and lions roaring.
    The Kruger National Park is 20 minutes away. (Crocodile Bridge Gate)
    An open safari vehicle day trip into the Kruger Park may be arranged.

    There are wheelchair accessible restaurants within Marloth Park.
    There are roads next to the Kruger fence that can be followed to game view. The area in front of Kruger View Cottage is flat and wheelchairs can navigate some road areas.

    Other Comments or information:
    Additional apparatus is available: commode/ shower chair, wheelchair, mattress protectors.
    The house is serviced from Monday to Friday.

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