If you are looking for roadside accommodation next to the EN1 between Lebombo border post and Save, there are a few options available that we usually consider, depending on the time we get through the border.
I thought it would be good to just write a short review for those wanting to stay over and would like to know what to expect.
A quick phone call and our accommodation and dinner can be booked. You can have dinner here, but you need to pre-book as they are only open on request. Please be aware that lots of people make use of this as an overnight stop, so if you are travelling in high season, try to book in advance.
The rooms are basic, but clean overnight accommodation that is fairly priced. The beds have mosquito nets and towels are provided. There is a small fridge in the room, which came in handy so we could pack our leftover “padkos” and milk into the fridge. There is also a television in the room, a kettle with cups and glasses in the room and thankfully an air conditioner.
The garden area is very welcome and refreshing after a long days drive. Especially for my daughter, who has more than enough of being fastened into her car seat. She can run around a bit while it is still light and look at the animals in the yard. There is a small swimming pool to cool down, but we have never used it.
Dinner is usually served at around 7pm. The owners, Vic and Adelaide join for dinner and so does all the other guests staying at the premises who have booked dinner.
Dinner is usually very comprehensive and is good value for money. I would describe it as a fast-food-meets-home-cooked meal. A typical dinner would be something like pork chops and a huge variety of sides that go with it vegetables, salad, rice, chips and some deep-fried potato bites.
We have never had any trouble with noise at night and have always had a good night’s sleep there to tackle the rest of the journey.