Forever Resorts Swadini

N1 To Musina & Turn Right @ R525 Rd @ Tolgate (Ex Aventura Resorts), Hoedspruit, 1380 South Africa
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One stop family accommodation in a lovely setting

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by written on August 19, 2010

The Forever Resorts chain is well established in South Africa, particularly in the Mpumulanga and Limpopo provinces (formerly the Eastern and Northern Transvaal). Previously known as the Overvaal (and, in the interim, as the Aventura) resorts, they were originally established in the apartheid era to provide affordable family accommodation for the white (primarily blue collar) population.

The locations of the Forever Resorts are usually stunning, and never more so than at Swadini, which nestles at the foot of the Swadini buttress on the Blyde River, just downstream of the Blyde River Dam. It is an exquisite setting that offers visitors heaps of opportunity for outdoor pursuits.

Arguably the biggest drawcard is the lovely swimming pool complex, including a large heated open air swimming pool which allows year-round swimming. There is also an equally large cold water pool, and a small pool for kids which is covered with shade netting to provide sun protection.

Activities include hiking, mini golf, volleyball and cycling within the extensive grounds and other organised activities such as boat trips and quad biking. Much of the property is wooded, and chances are that you will see quite a lot of birds and smaller mammals.

Although this resort would provide a great base for exploring the many attractions of the surrounding area, it is the sort of place where you could equally park with your family for a few days and never venture off the property. Thus, it is a great place to visit if you have kids, or if you need a breather to recharge your batteries after more frenetic tourist activity elsewhere.

The accommodation comprises self catering units or camping/caravan sites with shared ablution facilities. The self catering units that are practical and functional, but are somewhat dated and have seen better days. Different sizes and configurations of unit are available, but all have their own bathroom and cooking facilities. Bedding and towels are included in the price.

There is a restaurant and a shop on site which sells food, alcohol and other basic supplies.

It used to be possible to enter the Forever Resorts as a day visitor, which was a very good arrangement. This is still possible at Warmbaths (Bela Bela), but when we last visited Swadini (August 2010), we were told that this arrangement had been discontinued.

You should bear in mind that because of their affordability and family-friendliness, these resorts are very popular. As a result, they are jam packed during school holidays and over weekends, particularly in school holidays. They also cater for an almost exclusively Afrikaans speaking clientele, so whilst you can get by in English, just be aware that you will be in the minority!

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Address: N1 To Musina & Turn Right @ R525 Rd @ Tolgate (Ex Aventura Resorts), Hoedspruit, 1380 South Africa

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