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.