Elephants Nest is situated on the picturesque Mpumalanga escarpment in the safe and quiet village of Graskop. Approximately 70km from Nelspruit,  the international airport, and Mbombela soccer world cup stadium. The town is well known to people worldwide due to its proximity to most tourist attractions. Notable are the breath-taking waterfalls, indigenous forest, the Kruger National Park and other game reserves. The Skukuza gate of the Kruger Park is a mere 45-minute drive away.

Elephants Nest is an elegantly designed, African themed guest lodge with an intimate atmosphere and ample personal attention. With views over a sprawling garden, mountains and verandas. The main area has a veranda, wooden deck and undercover barbecue. There is a dining room with a wood burning iron stove, comfortable lounge with fireplace, TV, music system and library. The Establishment is furnished with Mahogany and antique furniture. Credit card facilities are available, as are dinner and picnic baskets on request. Dinner, light meals and drinks are served throughout the day and secure undercover parking is available.

Attractions near Elephants Nest

Kruger National Park (45km from Graskop)

From Graskop, drive through the Lowveld to the world-famous animal park where visitors can experience the wonders of African nature. From the safety of your car you can spot antelope, lions, monkeys, elephants, rhino, giraffes, hippos, buffalo, and wildebeest. If you are very lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a leopard or cheetah! Not forgetting the many kinds of birds, insects and plants to identify too in the Kruger National Park.

Pilgrims Rest (15km from Graskop)

This quaint village with its rich history brings you back to the end of the 18th century. To the times when fortune seekers and daredevils from all over the world came to search and dig for gold. The museums give you a lot of information about the village and its past. There are several restaurants and plenty of souvenir shops in Pilgrims Rest

Cancellation / Prepayment



  • No show or cancellation within 14 days of stay – No refund due.
  • Cancellation between 15 and 30 days before stay – 25% of the deposit will be refunded.
  • Cancellation between 60 and 30 days before stay – 50% of the deposit will be refunded
  • Cancellation more than 60 days before stay – full refund.

**NB**If you do not arrive on the date mentioned on your confirmation letter, your booking will automatically be cancelled, and your deposit forfeited.


  • Braai (Barbecue) Facility
  • Breakfast
  • Cleaning Services Daily
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • WiFi

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GraskopGraskop is a small town in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is 14 km south-east of Pilgrim’s Rest and 28 km north of Sabie. Graskop was laid out between 1880 and 1890 on a farm belonging to Abel Erasmus, Native Commissioner of the Transvaal Republic. Originally it was a mining camp. Graskop now serves as a tourist destination and the timber industry. The name is Afrikaans for grassy hillock. “God’s Window”,

Sports & nature

Sports & nature

Mountain Biking and road cycling is very popular and safe in the area.



A 51-meter glass elevator has being constructed down the road from God’s Window. Situated one kilometer out of Graskop, at the Graskop Gorge, on the R533 towards Hazyview, the development will offer yet another amazing tourism experience on the Lowveld’s legendary Panorama Route. It is also the first development of its kind in Africa and the centre was opened for business in March 2018, only 4 minutes (1,3 km) drive on the R532 to the closest attraction point, The Big Swing & Highwire, Graskop.

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