Haus Schmidt - Ideal and centrally situated to explore Mpumalanga "Place of the rising sun"


Kruger National Park
Outstanding variety of animal species and flora with particularly delightful scenery. We recommend to enter  Malelane Gate, because of less traffic and  beautiful landscape.
Due to the fact, that there are 2 rivers - the Crocodile River and Sabi River - in the southern part of the Kruger Nationalpark, which are running the whole year, you can have the best game viewing in this area.


Distance from Haus Schmidt by car 45 minutes


Scenic Panorama route
Visit Blyde River Canyon, 3 Rondavels, Burk´s Luck Potholes, God´s Window, Pilgrim´s Rest Graskop and  numerous waterfalls. This tour is an easy-going  daytrip.


Lowveld Botanical Garden
One of the most beautiful in the whole South Africa with impressive waterfall and a great variety of indigenous botany

Only a 10-minute drive from Haus Schmidt


Sudwala Caves
After a 30 minutes drive from Haus Schmidt you will reach the Sudwala Caves.

Daily 1-hour guided tours


Spend a relaxing day at different pools with hot springs in Badplass. This scenic drive brings you to the beautiful valley of Barberton.

It´s an easy 1 hour drive from Haus Schmidt


Only 28km from Haus Schmidt takes you to get to Kaapsehoop, a former gold-digger town. Set on a scenic, secluded plateau where  you can enjoy hiking, joined by wild horses. Between September and April you can also find the very exceptionally blue swallows. For guests who like to do a guided horsebacktour  there are wonderfull horse trails available in Kaapsehoop.


Guests are invited to visit the traditional villages of the Shangana to learn about the life, culture and history of the Shangaan people.Trained guides lead guests on daytime tours, midday tours with lunch and evening festival with diner and dances.

Distance from Haus Schmidt 50 minutes



by Jane Goodall Institute SA
A unique visitors experience. 2,5 hours guided tour along walkways between 8h00 am and 17h00 pm
Also guided tours at feeding times available: 10h00 am 12h00 pm and 14h00 pm

It takes you a 20 minutes drive from Haus Schmidt


Elephant Back Safari

It takes a 50 minutes drive from Haus Schmidt to get to the Kwamadwala Game Reserve. You have the opportunity to spend time with the elephants, watch them doing their daily routine. Join them on a walk and find out more about them.

The stable master will tell you about elephant´s anatomy as well as behaviour traits of elephants in the wild and captivity. You may go on a safari in the bush on the back of an elephant. Fantastic photo opportunities!!


The following two attractions can be combined as a daytrip!


Cheetah Breeding Station Hoedspruit

It takes a 2 hours scenic drive to get to the Cheetha Breeding Station.

Guided Tours are offered every hour.


Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

Only a 10 Minutes drive away from the Cheetha Breeding Station.

This very interesting animal rehabilitation centre offers twice daily guided tours.

Both tours are closed on Sundays


Both tours are closed on Sundays