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  • Riekie opened in 1996 with one unit (unit 1) and we can now sleep up to 40 people.
  • Only 2kms from the Malelane Gate of the Kruger National Park, Leopard Creek and Malelane Golf Courses.
  • We are situated on 1 hectare of private, subtropical gardens in a security village.
  • Private outside entrance to each unit with a private braai facility at each unit.
  • Breakfast optional: English Breakfast served in dining room/ Take-away Breakfast may be ordered by 18h00.
  • Small meetings, dinners and braai's at the lapa by arrangement only.
  • Each cottage is equipped for basic self-catering: fridge, microwave oven, crockery, cutlery, linen & towels, DSTV 128 channels.
  • Rooms are serviced daily except of Sundays and Public holidays.


  • Wi-Fi available.
  • Non-smoking rooms.
  • Laundry service available.
  • Fax & e-mail services available.
  • 2 Lapa areas for groups to braai or eat together.
  • Secure parking/located in a security village.
  • Ideal for business, leisure and holiday makers.
  • We cater for singles, couples, families and larger groups.
  • Crystal clear swimming pool in beautiful garden.
  • Pool table, volley ball net and board games available.

Awards and Accreditation  

  • Accredited with the National Accommodation Association (NAA-SA)
  • Accredited by SA Tourism with a 3-star rating as Guest House from 1996.
  • Accredited by AA Travel as 'Highly Recommended'
  • Awarded by Business Chamber: Business of the Year 2011 -Tourism.
  • 2008 & 2011 Semi-Finalist in AA Awards Programme (SC B&B - Large)
  • 2012 Regional Finalist AA Awards Programme (B&B)
  • 2012 NATIONAL Finalist AA Awards Programme (B&B)
  • 2013 Lilizela Tourism Awards Provincial Finalist (B&B)
  • 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards Provincial WINNER (3 Star Guesthouse).


Reviews from clients 

What a wonderful response! Mariè

Looking forward very much to my stay with you in August and am so grateful to have a contact - you have been more than gracious in your replies.

March 2017 Travelground:
Netjies, rustig en die ideale ligging om verskeie dele in die Laeveld te verken. Baie dankie vir julle gasvryheid.

Jan 2017  Uitstekende verblyf! Isabel en familie
Baie netjiese en skoon eenhede wat goed toegerus is. Veilige parkering. Baie vriendelike en hulpvaardige personeel. Altyd ons nommer een keuse om oor te slaap as ons in daardie omgewing is.

Selati 103 Guest Cottages has been named a Best Value Malelane Establishment on AccommoDirect

Jan 2017 Megan USA - B.Com
Nice clean accommodations!

Dec 2016 Suzanne - B.Com
“Paradise outside of the Kruger Park” The staff are friendly, the place is spotlessly clean. It is peaceful and best of all -very close to the Kruger National Park

Dec 2016 Sipho - Rooms for Africa
'Great Accommodation' - Everything suited my expectations very well. The place looked really good. The staff was great and the hospitality was brilliant. I would definitely go back.

Dec 2016 Anonymous
“Easy access to KNP” Easy check-in + convenient location to KNP entrance

Nov 2016 Anonymous - Expedia
This place is definitely recommendable. First of all, the location is excellent with 2 km of the entrance gate Malelane to the Kruger park and to the connection to the N4. The house is located in a secluded secured residential district, which is also an advantage. The property, the buildings and leisure as well as community facilities are in a good and cultivated condition. The rooms are very well appointed, of course in the African style and very clean. I felt right at first. Even from gate opening to the closing in the park was and my breakfast in package form ordered, I'm convinced that you can also very good dine appetite.

October 2016 Christel Snyman (Stella)
We stayed here a few years ago, also for wedding. I must say that this place is truly amazing. 3 star guest house, with 5 star service. This is by far the place that had the most value for money. We stayed in room 1, I didn't particularly like the bedding but that is only my personal taste, nothing wrong with it. So the reason I felt to write this review was the following: I asked the manager / owner if I could please borrow an iron, she then said that I can just give her the clothes that needed to be ironed and they will do it for us. I happily gave it to her. When about an hour passed and I started getting nervous, but they then delivered it and not only was it freshly ironed it was also washed and dried! This service is something you would expect from a 5 star establishment, I was very impressed. The room comes with a very cute kitchenette, that has everything you need and is of high quality. The breakfast was delicious and the gardens are taken well care off. We stayed for two nights and I would have easily stayed longer. Would absolutely recommend this establishment and I can't wait to return.

Oct 2016 Robert & Sue Hargis - U.S.A.
Nearness and convenience to Krueger Park Melelane gate, and helpfulness and kindness of the staff, with special thanks to Goodness and her special care.. Reception ladies wonderful too. Hello to Etian, owner, too and the cat! -Name should be Raindancer! Dancer for short! best wishes from Suzanne and Bob Oct

2016 Pat Van Der Merwe - Trip Advisor
A stone's throw from Kruger Park. For visitors to Kruger Park who travel from far, excellent overnight accommodation just under 1km from Malelane gate. The self catering accommodation is tastefully decorated, is very secure and reasonably priced.

Sept 2016 Roland Brouwer - B.com
Stop between Maputo and Kruger Park. Well located, in a secure and closed area near the entrance of the Kruger Park. Because of the National Heritage Day we were toasted with traditional Pap and sheba (xima with tomato sauce). Good beds, very hot shower water, friendly staff. Nothing bad.

Aug 2016 LUCIA GERMI - B.com
In a strategic location, friendly and .... Unforgettable braai! Close to the Malelane gate. cozy and clean room (ours was a small bungalow with thatched roof behind reception, great location!). Friendly staff. Dazzling outer common area with table, provisions and pans, grill, sink and all the necessary equipment to do the braai (nearby Spar supermarket where to buy meat and charcoal). Beautiful communal garden with swimming pool and hammocks. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

Julie 2016 Jan Ras TG
Goeie oorslaap vir besoek aan wildtuin. Ontvangs gasvry, netjies en skoon. Sal beslis aanbeveel vir oornagstop vir die wildtuin. Veilige parkering

Julie 2016 Annekie - TG
Fantastiese rustige plek. Ongelooflike netjiese plek, baie rustig, net die plek om te besoek na lang reis

June 2016 Tessel Graafsma - EXP
Friendly staff, perfect location! Perfect location, a 10 min drive to the Melalane Gate of the Krügerpark. The woman at the reception was really helpful and provided us with great information about the park. We loved the garden with the swimming pool and bbq area.

June 2016 Dave - TG
Amazing oasis of tranquility. Excellent service, great facilities and a wonderful garden to relax in. We will be back

June 2016 Tessel Netherlands
Perfect location, a 10 min drive to the Melalane Gate of the Krügerpark. The woman at the reception was really helpful and provided us with great information about the park. We loved the garden with the swimming pool and bbq area.

June 2016 Hendrika SA 
We liked the idea that the cottage is so near the Kruger National park. It was spacious and neat. The cottage is well equipped and makes self catering a pleasure. 

April 2016 Kerry SA
Absolutely fantastic facilities. We required 4 separate rooms and were easily accommodated. All rooms were very well equipped and maintained, cleaned daily and airconditioned. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good packed breakfasts - as long as there is no tomato on the sandwiches making them wet and inedible.Beautiful grounds, braai facilities, swimming pool and a superb full cooked breakfast. Thank you for a very memorable stay. We will certainly be back and definitely recommend 103 Selati Cottages for your stay in Malelane.

January 2016 David SA
Absolutely spotless
Self catering as we wished and all the cutlery and crockery was provided as well as milk suger tea etc
And we were upgraded and it was totally private
The Staff on reception were very friendly, it was a peaceful location with beautiful surroundings, breakfast was great. Couldn't fault it! Great value for money! Would recommend to anyone.

Feb 2016, Tekuma
Great ambience, will definatley be back. Breakfast was so good a treat I forgot to ask for Baked Beans. Please reserve some for my next visit.

Dec 2015, Pulane, Arnie, Matteo and Michael
Amazing, clean and neat cottage. We would recommend Selati 103 to anyone who wants a nice place to stop over to Moz/Swaziland or just looking for an alternative to the Kruger. Ideal for anyone travelling with small kids. Lovely experience indeed for 2 adults, 2 kids and ouma. Thank you so much for a lovely, relaxing stay. Would definatley come back to these lovely, green grounds.

Dec 2015, Anonymous
This place is more than just a beautiful place, staff is friendly, guests are happy. Cannot wait to come back...many thanks.

Dec 2015, Eileen McAlister (Australia)
Very impressed, clean, cool and beautiful. Staff excellent.

Dec 2015, Irma de Klerk
Grote griet! Hier bly mens lekker! Dankie vir die lekker kospakkies.

September 2015 Cas USA
'No better location to stop before entering Kruger National Park at Malalane.'
Cottages well constructed and neatly furnished. Wonderful garden settings.
Easy access from N4 and almost at the (KNP) Malalane Gate. Excellent security.

August 2015, Ther Paterson Family (England)
Great relaxing break. Welcoming staff very friendly. Will recommend to others.

April 2015, Jac en Rina Grobler (Hartbeespoort)
Ryk en gesellige dekor en vars kamer, het ons onmiddelik tuis laat voel. Baie dankie dat jul soveel aandag skenk aan detail. 'n Aangename verassing.

Dec 2015, Hellie4321(Trip Advisor)
Very good guest house which is well situated. The guesthouse is close to the Malelane gate and to the Swaziland border. The rooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning. The room decor is nice and clean. There's a swimming pool with secure parking. Beautiful gardens with big trees. The breakfast is good and the staff goes the extra mile for you. Enjoyed my stay at the guesthouse.

Dec 2015, Salerno Family
Simply Fabulous!!

July 2015, Wilma Snyman
We enjoyed our stay! The room was neat and the staff very friendly. We also enjoyed the short ride to the Malelane gate late afternoon to watch the sunset and animals coming down to drink water in the river. Absolutely awesome! The room was very affordable.

May 2015 Yvonne SA
What a nice place to stay! Thanks to Anri for the special treatment and personal attention. The rooms are very neat and comfortable with enough privacy. Meals were absolutely delicious and we were spoilt on my hubby's birthday. Will definitely visit again.

May 2015, Tracy & Rob
Our room was very spacious and felt like home, was private, clean and comfortable and the facilities more than adequate. Thanks to the staff that were helpful and courteous at all times.

Nov 2014, Anton N
This would be my second stay at Selati 103 hence my decision to review it. Enjoying wildlife, a benefit is the proximity to the Malelane gate.The self catering unit I stayed in was very well equipped . The kitchen back door led to the swimming pool that was a blessing in summer. The staff cleaned the room daily and it was a pleasure returning from the park to a clean house to enjoy lounging in the pool with a cold beer watching the fire burn to get ready for the nights braai! I have always been greeted friendly at reception and my booking handled very professionally upon enquiry. I will stay at Selati 103 again!

Sept 2014, George Sturgeon
Absolutley a lovely and tranquil garden - could spend hours here! A lot of lovely details being thought of in the cottage! Lovely!

Sept 2014, Paolo, Fiumicino (Rome -Italy)
“posto ottimo, gestori gentili, vicinissimo al malelane gate” (Good place, nice owners, very close to the Malelane gate).

Sept 2014, Barry, Veronica and Quinton Cross (Witbank)
Awesome plek! Totally unexpected. Sad its only one day. We will be back! Home from home, with all the comforts.

July 2014, Die Retief's & Casson's
Ons kuier hier sedert 2005 en sien uit na nog baie kuiers by Selati 103. Home away from home!

Mr Vellios, Mozambique (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
I call it a Tropical fix because of the beautiful gardens and the wonderful bird life. The cottages were clean, cosy and comfortable and we felt absolutely safe. Getting up early and only travelling 2km to the Malelane gate is very convenient.

Mr Ely (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
I was pleasantly surprised by the reception and service we received at Selati 103. Not knowing this part of South Africa, and having heard it was very rural, the expectation was not high, but was I wrong! The rooms are set amongst beautiful gardens, close to the Kruger Park. We will definitely come again.

Mr Makwakwa (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
I really enjoyed my stay at the Selati 103 Guest Cottages, the place is quiet and full of fresh air, and the service I received from the reception was also very good. I plan to come back again in the near future.

Mr Robberts (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
Lovely stay. Friendly reception. Reception should stay open until at least 20h00 to allow for arrival of working guests. Otherwise a perfect stay.

anonymous (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
Very neat and very clean. Everybody extremely friendly. Beautiful surroundings and gardens. Excellent value for money. Highly Recommended!

Mrs Véronique, France (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
Very nice cottage and very quiet. Nice reception. Great explanation as to how to get there.

Mr Ferreira (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
We were welcomed by sincere and friendly people, in fact we felt like visiting friends. The room, kitchenette and bathroom were well kept and maintained. Overall, it was a first but not last visit, and we can recommend it to anybody who travels in that direction. Thank you.

Mr Haefner (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
A lovely place to stay with a great pool, strongly recommended.
Gardens spectacular. Staff very friendly. Substantial great breakfast.

Mrs Mlambo (Reviewed on Rooms for Africa)
My family and l enjoyed our stay at Selati 103 Guest Lodge. We did not see it as a lodge, we suggest they call it Selati 103 Guest Homes. We felt at home, staff so welcoming, so neat, high standards and value for money.

May 2014, RicCharl Bergville
What a lovely Guest House. Very friendly and attentive owner Riekie. Checked in quite late but she waited for me. Breakfast was Great - Hot and a good variety, Served attractively. Rooms and most importantly the Bathrooms are spotless!! The amenities in the Room were sufficient - more than enough Tea, Coffee & Hot Chocolate for me to make numerous cups!!! Riekie allowed me to check out later than normal as I had a late meeting and needed to Freshen up.

May 2014, Hendriette Nelspruit, South Africa “Facebook Price winner” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed
We stayed at Selati after winning their facebook competition. We were really impressed. The furniture and interior is very tasteful and of high quality. We loved the attention to little things which make your stay more comfortable. The breakfasts were wonderful and the staff very friendly and helpful. Dit was ook baie lekker om in Afrikaans gehelp te word. We would highly recommend the guest house and would definitely make use of it again. Adolf en Hendriette Laesecke. Room Tip: The luxury room is definitely worth it.

May 2014, Giant J (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Located less than a 5 min drive from the Malelane gate to Kruger Park, Selati 103 provides excellent accomodation. Good value-for-money cottages, with clean bathrooms, a private braai area, swimming pool and more amenities. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable owner/manager.

Sibusisiwe, Somerset west (ZA) via Booking.com
We experienced great hospitality at Selati 103. Our car broke down before we got there. When we called them they immdediately came to fetch us. We also needed to have an additional guest staying and they accomodated our request. Through out our ordeal with the car they were really concerned about us and gave us all the assistance we needed. I expected them to charge us for picking us up. Not only did they not charge us for it they also gave us a complimentary breakfast. The setting is that of tranquil and lots of privacy. As my daughter commented 'You feel like you have your own private home'. I strongly recommend this lodge.

March 2014, Mark Greef
Beautiful place and wonderful people. The service and friendliness was outstanding. I will definitely be back there to stay again in the future!

Jan 2014, Tracey Creevy S.A.
I would just like to thank you for our short but lovely stay.  Thank you for moving us to a quieter spot due to very noisy 'neighbours'.  We will definitely be back when we are in the area again. Thanks and Kind Regards
December 2013, Jill Hawkins (South African) via Accommodation Direct Review
We found the accommodation very comfortable and clean. The whole resort is kept in excellent condition. Will definitely stay again when passing the area.
December 2013, Neil Maun (Botswana) via Trip Advisor

“Great place and reasonable prices”. Reviewed 3 weeks ago. Traveled with family. We passed through Malelane on our way from Botswana to Tofu in Mozambique. Selati 103 was a stop over point. We found the rooms to be clean well appointed and perfectly functional. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. It is also evident that there is a significant security fence around the perimeter, so it is secure too. I would recommend this to anyone wanting good value for money in Malelane.
October 2013, Norman, (Oklahoma - USA) via Trip Advisor (Top Contributor)
“A nice clean and pleasant place to stay”. We found this hotel in the AA South African guide for accommodations. I was able to phone them and inquire about availability since we were not going to make it to Kruger National park that day. The lady at reception was very nice and gave directions to the place. We did not stay at the main guest house because it was full, but they have another house in the same gated community and we stayed there. The price was very reasonable and breakfast was optional. Very friendly and helpful people at reception, they gave us advise about best gates to leave the park etc and they also recommended a place to eat dinner nearby. This place is only 2 km, less than two miles from the Malelane entrance to Kruger National park and it is a very convenient place to stop for the night if you are not able to make it to the park before the park gate closes at 6 pm. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Beds were comfortable. This guest house is in a gated community of beautiful houses with beautiful gardens. We went for a walk in the morning and it was very pleasant. I would stay here again if I need a place near the park.
September 2013, Saleem Hassan (RSA) via Email
Thanks for an amazing stay at Selati 103. The accommodation was very clean & comfortable but the highlight was the very friendly and efficient staff and the spectacular gardens.
Kind Regards
August 2013 Helle D (UK) Via Trip Advisor
Traveled with family, “Lovely and helpful”, We arrived late from England and stayed one night prior to entering Kruger. We were supposed to stay one night after our week in Kruger before flying back to Joberg early the following morning but because of road works we decided to book in somewhere closer to the airport. We received brilliant service in finding a place for us to stay . It was such a very nice start to our holiday. Everything was clean and tidy and the breakfast plenty.
Thank you!

February 2013 “Home Sweet Home” by Stef and Nel
If you're looking for a home away from home - this is the place to stay. The rooms are beautifully furnished and the service outstanding. With beautifully maintained gardens the atmosphere is very relaxed and good for the soul. Whether you need a place to stay for your visit to the park or a business trip this is the place to stay. You need to stay at Selati 103 at least once in your life...

July 2012 Corlia Basson
Dankie vir jul ongelooflike diens. Niks is te veel moeite nie. Ek sal jul lekker en skoon verblyf, wat amper op die Wiltuin is, enige dag vir enigiemand aanbeveel.

June 2012 Sarah Manzie: Activities Galore in & around Malelane!!
Malelane, in Mpumalanga, between Nelspruit and Maputo on the N4 has many activities to enjoy whilst on your holiday. Apart from having its own gate to the magical Kruger Park, there are many private game reserves that offer the following activities. Game drives - morning, sunset, all day; elephant back safaris, elephant interactions; walking safaris/bush walks; dinners in the bush; horse riding; quad biking; micro lighting; day trips to Swaziland, Mozambique and the Panorama Route. Around Malelane, are also picturesque towns such as Sabie, Hazyview, Graskop, Pilgrims Rest and Kaapsehoop where wild horses roam free and organisations like Jane Goodall's Chimp Eden. You will never be without something to do! For dining there are many exclusive restaurants in the area to keep your tummy full and also many accommodations who offer self catering facilities. Enjoy Malelane for all it has to offer, you won't regret it!

March 2012 Melinda Pienaar
Goeie more, Ek wil julle net bedank vir die wonderlike diens wat ons van Christa ontvang het so op die laaste nippertjie! Ons het n nuwe plekkie ontdek wat ons beslis meer sal besoek. Die akkommodasie was stunning en so skoon en netjies! Dankie ons het ons verblyf geniet -dit was net te kort. Groete, Melinda

Feb 2011 Dr Mashabane
Best service in town,  I asked for breakfast to be prepared for me earlier time than normal and it was prepared for me in my fridge as I arrived late. I felt welcomed and the  staff do go an extra mile with a warm smile. The rooms are clean with lots of space. Nice clean pool. home away from home.  My stay was very short and next time I will definitely bring my family. May you continue do what you do & God bless Selati 103.


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