Once a ranger post established by the Kruger National Park’s first warden, James Stevenson-Hamilton, in 1928, the newly upgraded Tshokwane Trading Post & Picnic Site is the stopover for park visitors. The spick and span picnic spot boasts tasty bush meals, stoep-style seating and tables under a huge sausage tree and that must-have cup of Tshokwane coffee.
Now managed by Tourvest Destination Retail, Tshokwane is a welcoming spot where families, couples and friends can take a break from the Kruger Park’s eventful roads whilst enjoying breakfast or lunch in the bush.
Natalie Ingram, brand manager for Tshokwane Trading Post & Picnic Site, says the revamped Tshokwane is like no other stop-off point in Kruger. “It’s not a fast-serving food outlet. Most of the menu is made fresh on site every day. Guests need to gear down when arriving at Tshokwane. We prepare food lovingly on the open fire.”
What’s on the menu?
“The best coffee served in Kruger: a special Tshokwane blend made by The Green Bean Coffee Roastery. Freshly made treats like carrot cake, milk tart and muffins – these are baked every morning. Visitors can enjoy watching their food being cooked on a smouldering fire in the new bush braai kitchen situated at the heart of the picnic site. Nothing about the new Tshokwane can be witnessed anywhere else. You have to visit us to experience it for yourself,” says Natalie.
Did you know?
The site was named after a local Shangaan chief, Chokwane.
The vintage décor will appeal to visitors longing to recapture simpler times. “In the fast-paced and commercial world we live in, people yearn for a slower pace and a place that celebrates the years gone by. There is no better place to create this than at Tshokwane Picnic Site. The synergy of the concept and location is perfect,” says Natalie.
Exclusive Wild Card member offer!
Buy a bag of Tshokwane Blend Green Bean Coffee and get a unique Moer Koffie for FREE. This exclusive offer is only valid for the first 50 Wild Card members that can produce their Wild Card at Tshokwane Trading Post’s purchase point. Green Bean Coffee is proudly roasting Rainforest Alliance Certified™ single origin coffee beans.
How to get there
Tshokwane Trading Post and Picnic Site is situated between Satara and Skukuza Rest Camps – some 50km from Satara and about 40km from Skukuza on the H1-3.
For more information, email Natalie Ingram.
*Featured and banner picture courtesy of SANParks