|The rooms at Camp Itumela.|
|Limpopo River from Botswana to South Africa|
|ATKV Eiland Spa From the Road. |
When planning the route, I needed a place close to the Phalaborwa Gate of The Kruger Park for a couple of night’s relaxation. I noted The Hans Merensky Nature Reserve on the map and saw that it was listed as ‘hot springs’. I really struggled to find any further information and the Google search brought up The H M Hotel & Spa in Phalaborwa, it looked good but it was not what I had in mind. Then under the information listed about the nature reserve I saw there was a Spa there and after more searching found the ATKV Holiday Resort of Eiland Spa.
Located on the banks of The Letaba River, Eiland Spa was perfect, because of its location it is sunny and warm all year. It is a large resort with lots of different accommodation options, including camping. The accommodation is in round self catering huts. I booked a ‘RD 2’, we had a fully equipped kitchen on the veranda with a cooker and fridge, twin beds in the bedroom, with TV and AC, and a bathroom. Outside was a sitting area with table chairs and a BBQ. On the resort its self there was lots to do. There a few naturally warm mineral pools, one with a slide and a very hot indoor hydrotherapy pool, with steam room and sauna. A Mini golf course, bowling green, fishing lake, rugby pitch, tennis courts, horse riding. There is an onsite shop, and it was not overpriced but did have limited supplies, a restaurant, ice cream parlour/ fast food outlet as well as what looked like conference facilities.
The accommodation its self is basic but it was comfortable and clean. The resort did look at little run down, there were a few chipped tiles in the pool and the decor was stuck in the 1980s, but at £15.00 per person per night, it was fantastic value for money. It was a good choice for a few nights to stop and rest and do very little.
|RD 2 Hut at the ATKV Eiland Spa|
|Hot mineral pool, Eiland Spa|
|At the fishing Lake?|