Top 10 Picnic Spots in the Kruger Lowveld

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Kruger National Park: Hire a skottel braai (a gas barbeque) for a small charge, to cook your own meals on at most of the picnic spots or bring along a picnic basket.

Kaapschehoop Pear Orchard Picnic Site, Kaapschehoop: Braai (barbeque) facilities available. Open 09:00 – 17:30 daily and pre booking is advised. An entrance fee is payable.

+27 (0)82 495 6253 for bookings

Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Mbombela: An ideal breakaway for a picnic with the family. Open daily. Entrance fees are payable.

Cranko’s Creek, Low’s Creek: Grassed and shaded picnic areas with barbeque facilities and an inviting swimming pool. An entrance fee is payable. Pre booking is advised.

+27 (0)83 300 8074

Fairview Picnic Site, Barberton: Located near a stream, Fairview is a rustic and tranquil spot with a place to barbeque right on the edge of a wonderful stream. Picnic tables and benches are available. No bathroom facilities. Pre booking is advised to arrange access.

+27 (0)66 222 1028

Kaapschehoop Escarpement, Kaapschehoop: A leisurely walk can be taken from the village centre up to the top of the escarpment. There are plenty of scenic picnic spots as there are jaw-dropping views.

Lone Creek Falls, Sabie: Well grassed and shaded, this is a perfect location for an afternoon of outdoor fun. An entrance fee is charged.

Mac Mac Pools: A fun for all picnic site with braai (barbeque) and toilet facilities. Located 13km from Sabie on the R532 to Graskop. A nominal fee is payable.

Songimvelo Nature Reserve, between Barberton and Badplaas: The picnic site is equipped with permanent braai facilities, running water and bathroom facilities. A nominal fee is charged.

Horseshoe Trout and About, Sabie: Bring your own picnic basket or make use of your own private, fully equipped picnic spot – complete with wood, charcoal, gas cooker and all cutlery, crockery and braai utensils. Drive through Sabie towards Graskop. Take the Lone Creek Falls Road by turning left at the last street (Lydenburg Rd.) in Sabie and follow the tar road for 6.8 km before turning left on the gravel road towards Horseshoe Falls. This 3.6 km gravel road can be very muddy when wet and very dusty when dry. A nominal fee is payable at the entrance gate.