Kaapmuiden - Malelane Kruger Park - Luna Farmstay
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Luna Farmstay is a cozy air-conditioned cottage overlooking the De Kaap River in a beautiful garden shaded by huge mango trees in the 25 000 hectare Crock River Mountain Reserve at Kaapmuiden. Only 25 km from the Kruger National Park, it is the ideal destination to use as base to explore the Kruger and this beautiful part of the Lowveld at Malelane with all its tourist attractions. The cottage is on Cathie and Herman’s working paw-paw and vegetable farm “Excelsior” just off the N4 in the Reserve. The Reserve was formed in the nineties when 20 farms were consolidates into an eco reserve with access control. Guests have access to the mountain reserve with various game species such as rhinoceros, Kudu, Njala, Buffalo and various others. It is also a birders paradise offering home to some 100 species including raptures such as Fish and Black eagles. The Cottage has air-conditioning and is private but safe-close to the main farmstead in the same park like gardens. The Pool in the gardens offers superb views of the De Kaap River and surrounds and a drive up the mountain in the reserve spectacular views of the valley and further. Luna means "full moon" -- and this is really a spectacular experience.

The swimming pool with De Kaap River in background (small and large pics)
The swimming pool with De Kaap River in background (small and large pics)
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Fishing In the deep pools of the De Kaap River and elsewhere in the district

Game Viewing Pre-arrange to visit the Mountain Reserve with various game species such as rhinoceros, Kudu, Njala, Buffalo, impala, red duiker and various others. Views from the mountain are spectacular

Bird Watching The De Kaap River running through the farm of 200 hectares makes this a birder’s paradise with more than 100 identified species, including Fish and Black eagles

Hiking Trails Hiking routes on in the conservancy along some of the oldest “pink” granite formations can be arranged. The Old Coach Road also offers a panoramic 4X4 and quad bike route

Other Activities Visit the following in the district: Matsamo Tribal Village (a Swazi cultural experience); Pig’s Peak Casino and Hotel in Swaziland; Leopard Creek and Malelane Golf Courses
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Remarks: R450 min for 1st two persons (R225 each). R190 per additional adult and children 5 - 16 R115 p/child p/night. 5 years and younger R 105 p/child p/night.Farm breakfast, Light lunch or picnic basket and Supper also available.: The cottage is fully equipped for self-catering and sleeps up to 6 persons in two bedrooms and two baths with lounge and dining rooms. There is also a new garden unit for 2 persons with beautiful viwes of the valley en river from stoep
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television No
Radio No
Heater No
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner Yes
The cozy cottage in parklike gardens (small pic) and kitchen inside (large pic)
The cozy cottage in parklike gardens (small pic) and kitchen inside (large pic)
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Nearest Town:
Distance: 3km
Police: Yes
Hospital: No
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office hours: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
The farm is only 25 km from the Malelane Gate at the Kruger National Park, on route to Swaziland, Mozambique and Eureka City.

Any other information which may interest tourists to the area
Kaapmuiden (Cape Mouth) is a small farming town situated at the confluence of the Kaap and Crocodile Rivers in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and vegetables. The town began as a junction on the Pretoria - Delagoa Bay railway line.

Agricultural sites of interest in the area.
Visit a sugar cane factory and citrus pack house. Your hosts will gladly take you on tours of their own farm as well as their paw-paw and banana pack house on the farm
The Menu
Breakfast: fruit, cereals, eggs, sausage (wors), porridge (pap) and home-baked bread. Light lunch or picnic basket: Fruit salad, quiche & salad. Supper: “Boerekos with a twist! – bobotie, chicken pie, venison pie, veggies in season (three course meal) Self-catering as well as full board available. Cathie’s restaurant on the farm -- the “Boulders Kitchen” -- is very popular and serves “Farm meals with a twist!”

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Excelsior - 200 ha
Farming Activities: Paw-paw and vegetables
Farm History: Herman and Cathie are the third generation on the farm after Herman’s grandfather left the Western Cape in 1926 and settled on Excelsior in the De Kaap River Valley to start paw-paw farming -- or better known -- “The Fruit of the Sun

A bit about your hosts:
Herman and Cathie are nature-lovers and outdoor people. They are passionate about life and conservation. The main bedroom
The main bedroom
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How to get there:
Route map supplied when reservations are made.

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The cottage is shaded by huge mango trees (small pic) and another view of the cottage
The cottage is shaded by huge mango trees (small pic) and another view of the cottage
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   Lounge with air-con (small pic) and bathroom (large)
Lounge with air-con (small pic) and bathroom (large)
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