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We really didn't eat at the Mugg and Bean. If you are renting a cottage outside is a braai (BBQ grill) that we used for dinners every night. What we did was to buy our groceries at the large grocery store on our way from Nelspruit to the Paul Kruger gate. My daughter-in-law's parents bought their groceries at the market after they left Hoedspruit. I'm sure there are vegetarian options but my daughter-in-law, who is South African, said that they are a meat loving country.I think you will enjoy Elephant Plains. The guides were excellent. Our trip was in October & we had multiple sightings of the Big Five.
My suggestion to you is to buy the little animal booklet when you enter the park. We have one and checked off all the animals we saw. It was helpful for animal/bird identification.
When you check in at one of the rest camps, you'll be paying a conservation fee. Save that paper because you need to show it on your way out - no paper, no exit.
Enjoy your visit