Experience unique escapes and events at Crankos Creek outside Barberton

Cranko's Creek

Crankos Creek is a beautiful wedding venue and guesthouse located outside Barberton in Mpumalanga near the Kruger National Park. If you are looking for social distancing-inspired vacations for the family, group or as a romantic couple, this should be on your list.

Aside from weddings, they also cater for team-building, executive board meetings or any special event such as birthday parties, milestone occassions, family get-together’s and company year-end functions.

Besides excellent hospitality and facilities, your hosts have also put in place various COVID-19 protocols to ensure your safety during your stay.

Accommodation at Crankos Creek

In terms of accommodation, there are five one-bedroomed units with comfy beds, ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms and kitchens fully-equipped for self-catering stays.

For those travelling as a family, there is a two-bedroomed unit with large beds, an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen fully-equipped with all that you might need for self-catering stays.

In addition, there is a Bachelor unit also offering everything you might need for self-catering holidays.

If you would want to stay closer to nature, there are several ‘glamping tents’. These are rigged for special events and are furnished with beds; electricity points; ablution facilities with showers as well as tea and coffee-making facilities.

Standard amenities in all the rooms include clean linen, towels, basic toiletries – soap and shampoo.

Facilities at Crankos Creek

Guest facilities include ample, secure parking for vehicles; a dining area serving optional full English breakfasts and dinners; laundry service; a cash bar; a swimming pool and boma area; a gym and a bridal dressing room.

There is also a beautiful chapel and facilities making Cranko’s Creek a popular venue for country style weddings as well as other special events such as high teas, birthdays and anniversaries.

Activities nearby

During your stay at Cranko’s Creek, you will find plenty to keep your days busy. Aside from the guest facilities, the venue is also within reach of Mpumalanga’s top tourist attractions – including the Kruger National Park, the famed Gods Window, Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels and Bourke Luck Potholes, The Geo Trail in the Mkohonjwa Mountains now declared a World Heritage site and the Shiyalongubu Dam for fishing.

The Mozambique and Swaziland borders are not more 200km away for those wanting to explore these neighbouring countries.

Reviews from previous Crankos Creek guests

“It’s a stunning venue. Perfect for a tranquil get away. The host is absolutely wonderful and goes out her way for her guests,” wrote Charmaine Sutherland Martin on their Facebook page.

Robyn Lesley McLellan added; “The food; the venue; the accommodation, but most of all the service and dedication from Heather and her team was exceptional. She brought our dreams to life!”

“The atmosphere is peaceful, set in scenic environment; cottages are awesome and comfortable, ideal for family getaways,” said Caroline Ianthe Grimsley.

Crankos Creek is located along the R38, Low’s Creek, Barberton, Mpumalanga. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call or whatsapp +27 (0) 83 300 8074; email heather@hectra.co.za or visit them online at www.crankoscreek.net today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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