La Lechere Guesthouse

La Lechere Guesthouse offers a luxury and peaceful haven situated only 5km from the Kruger National Park.  Quietly situated on the outskirts of Phalaborwa, this 4-star guesthouse breathes a contemporary African ambience and offers the perfect bush experience.

Accommodation is offered in six well appointed thatched guest rooms with private entrance, en-suite bathroom, crisp white linen, a mosquito net, air-conditioning, flat screen television and DVD player, mini-bar and wireless internet.  The entrance opens up to a private patio leading to the lovely garden and the eye-catching swimming pool.

Guests can relax at the enchanting swimming pool with luxury pool lounges.  The stylish thatched lapa and bar with comfy cushions, candles and a fireplace is the perfect venue to enjoy sundowners on a hot summers day or even hot cocoa on a cold winter night.

Healthy breakfasts are served on the wooden sundeck overlooking the pool.  Delicious Mediterranean lunches and dinners are offered on request.

Local and international tourists can centrally base themselves at La Lechere to explore all the highlights of the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. 

These include:

• The Kruger National Park;
• Game-viewing;
• A unique bushbraai (barbeque);
• Guided bush walks;
• Sunrise/sunset tours on the Olifants River;
• Golf at the famous Hans Merensky Golf Estate;
• Tours to the largest copper mine in the world;
• Horse-riding;
• Hot air balloon flights; and
• Micro-light flights.

Business travellers have a comfortable and relaxed base with first class facilities to conduct their business successfully. 

La Lechere offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with personal attention to its guests.  Germen is spoken.  The new owners, Hanny and Dar, will assist you with safari and tour packages, as well as private health and beauty treatments to make the most out of your stay!  Airport transfers are available on request.

The owners describes how their business started:

“Four years ago La Lechere was built by a Swiss couple from Lausanne.  A year ago it was taken over by us and were made it the home of Ukuthula.  ‘Ukuthula’ means ‘quietness’, and is the name of the mystical creature, welcoming guests to La Lechere Guesthouse.  Half Oryx, half Feline, it travelled all the way from Mali, carrying a lifetime of knowledge, wisdom and experience from across the African continent.  Now it found a new home in Phalaborwa.  Ukuthula is on your side when you explore the spirit of Africa and meet the world.”

Dar Warmke, originally from America, is an international project manager and consultant who has gained 20 years experience in international development and civil society initiates.  Hanny Rücker is a trained medical professional who worked as a surgical nurse in Germany and Switzerland before moving into the field of international development and humanitarian aid.  Both their personal and professional experiences have helped them develop a deep understanding and passion for people, culture and service.  Their love for Africa, one of the continents they have travelled extensively, installed in them the desire to reside in South Africa and own a hospitality business set in natural surroundings.

Hanny and Dar have implemented various upgrades at La Lechere since they have taken over.  These improvements have given the guesthouse a more contemporary African and luxurious feel.  La Lachere breathes a warm, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

“La Lechere – where your soul can rest…”

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