ABOUT US: A more in-depth look at a typical day at Genet House – Accommodation near the Crocodile River

To ensure travelers the best possible attention, Genet House sleeps a maximum of 5 guests. Genet House is accommodation near the crocodile river that offers a comfortable environment in which to become one with nature. Whether it’s bird-watching from the comfort of the veranda or nearby bird hide, or game-viewing.

Guests enjoy a hearty breakfast under the thatched patio overlooking rugged African bushveld. During breakfast, company is almost always guaranteed in the form of warthog, kudu, zebra and a vast variety of birdlife. After breakfast, accompanied by your experienced host, you can set out on a walking trail, to experience the sweet smell of the bushveld.  Afternoon is relaxation time, time to cool off in the pool, or catch a quick snooze in the coolness of your air conditioned bedroom. Dinner is enjoyed around an open fire in the boma, where numerous stories are swopped under the African stars. A laundry service is also available on request.

Genet House gets its name from one of Africa’s elusive and seldom seen wild cats, namely, the Large Spotted Genet, also known as the Cape Genet. The Large Spotted Genet is found within woodlands, grasslands and agricultural areas of Africa.
Travelling with Jap was really interesting, he has a great knowledge of the bush, and he had been brought up in it on a farm and had then joined the South African Army finally leaving at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was able to track animals, even telling us whether an elephant was in heat or not by the footprints; the cracks in the sole of their feet get bigger. This is just the sort of specialised knowledge that I wanted.

About the Area – Accommodation near the Crocodile River

Genet House is 28km from the Mozambique border, and close to the two Southern entrances to the Kruger National Park.
 
The Kruger National Park can be accessed in two ways from Genet House.
1.       Crocodile Bridge, which is 24 Kilometres away, or

2.       Malelane Gate, which is roughly a 30 minute drive away.

Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.
 
A popular self-drive day trip would be to enter the park at Crocodile Bridge, travel to Lower Sabie for breakfast, lunch at Skukuza Rest Camp (the main rest camp in Kruger Park) and then journey to Malalane Gate, perhaps stopping at Berg-en-Dal rest camp on your way out.
 
Skukuza gets its name from a famous Scotsman, James Stevenson-Hamilton, the first warden of the Kruger National Park.  He was known as Skukuza, a Shangaan name meaning either “he who sweeps clean” or “he who has turned everything upside down” by his staff at Kruger National Park.
 
Genet House is surrounded by nearby golf courses.  There is a magnificent 9-hole (18-tee), Par 72 golf course at Skukuza for golf enthusiasts wishing to play ‘on the wild side.’  Similarly, there are golf courses in Komatipoort and Malalane, not forgetting the legendary Leopard Creek.
 
Genet House is in a summer rainfall area.  Precipitation is usually convectional and can result in heavy downpours.