Which of the guest houses in Kruger would you recommend if the most important consideration is the view, considering it is for people (6) who prefer to stay in the Camp for the better part of the day? They would like to stay in three to four of them over a 3 week period. Thank you for your advice
On personal experience I would recommend the following
As Elsa said, you cannot get better than Nshawu house in Olifant’s if you going on view alone, personally only been there for a drink (had to cancel planned trip there because wife got pregnant) Some of our friends stayed there and did not go outside the camp for 2 days! was no need to, saw various lions come for drink, cheetah and various other animals in the comfort of your house with drink in hand !. Much better view than Lebombo and also more private.
I can recommend Frankel in Satara, it is my favourite in the park, 5 bedrooms, all on-suite with shower and bath, so no need to share bath /shower like the other guesthouses in Satara, big living area, kitchen and big braai area and awesome view, feeling and waterhole, huge property. When staying there normally go out early morning only, the rest you can see from you stoep ( in winter)
The houses in Skukuza do also all have a great view on the river with ABSA the most private of them all, but very big, ideal for huge groups and children! Monis a great house with all the four huge bedrooms having a view towards the river, not ideal for young children ( deck etc), not on big property, the other two also on huge properties next to each other.
Rentmeester house in Shingwedzi, great place , can sit there the whole day !! My wife use to go there every july holiday when she was younger as her family were the main donators to the house ( but the 20 year privilege expired already
Letaba, Melville guesthouse is stunning , also on huge property with same type house as Monis , great view.
Stayed a few times with friends only @ Keartland house Lower Sabie, great view, although they can do more with the house, have to walk a bit to braai area etc, small kitchen, and lack some overall work on the house, main bedroom got best view in camp, need a better “entertainment “ area, but saying that, will go back anytime !
Looking forward to seeing your photos of the ABSA guesthouse
Will post some photos of houses etc.