Kruger National Park & Lowveld, Mpumalanga Tourism
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Situated on the banks of the picturesque Sabie River, Hazyview is the most convenient jumping off point for Kruger Park Mpumalanga, being just 16km from Numbi Gate, and 12km from Phabeni Gate. The Kruger National Park is by far the most important game reserve in Southern Africa, certainly one of the best places in the world to see the Big Five, as this vast area harbours 147 species of mammal, over 500 bird species and 336 species of trees.
Hazyview, Mpumalanga is also an ideal base from which to explore many of Mpumalanga's famous points of interest, such as the Blyde River Canyon, which is part of the Greater Drakensberg Escarpment. Ranked as the 3rd deepest canyon in the world, Mpumalanga'a Blyde River Canyon is where millions of years of erosion have carved out dramatic rock formations, such as the Three Rondavels, The Pinnacle, and Bourke's Luck Potholes - an amazing geological wonder of cylindrical rock sculptures that have been shaped over millennia by the swirling waters where the Mpumalanga Treur River meets the Blyde River.
For the 'adrenalin junkie', Hazyview, Mpumalanga is known as the 'adventure hub', and offers the rush of a lifetime for those who love to hot air balloon over the colourful Mpumalanga countryside, ride elephants and experience the thrill of Africa's longest aerial cable trail (1,2km).
Hazyview, Mpumalanga derives its name from the shimmering haze that lingers over the eastern Lowveld in summertime, and because of the sultry sub-tropical climate, Hazyview is renowned for growing the best bananas in the world, which is evident in the row upon row of curved yellow fruit that stretches as far as the eye can see. As well as the lush banana plantations, Hazyview also produces other tropical fruit which include litchis and mangoes, as well as coffee, for which the Mpumalanga Lowveld is widely known.
The coffee lover will enjoy the Sabie Valley Coffee Tour just 10km outside Hazyview. Here guests can experience the coffee making process from tree to cup, then are treated to superb, aromatic coffee, along with a slice of delicious chocolate cake!
There's an abundance of Hazyview accommodation on offer, as in Hazyview Bed & Breakfast accommodation; Hazyview Bush Lodge (Self Catering) (GAME NEARBY) accommodation; Hazyview Holiday Resort accommodation and Hazyview Self Catering accommodation. Also, for those looking for more specific Hazyview accommodation types - Hazyview 4x4/quad/bike trails accommodation; Hazyview conference venue accommodation; Hazyview fresh-water fishing accommodation; Hazyview golf estate accommodation; Hazyview pets allowed accommodation; Hazyview sleeps 10 or more accommodation; Hazyview Star Graded accommodation, and Hazyview wedding venue accommodation are on offer. Visit the Hazyview accommodation page for Hazyview Special Category accommodation.
For gourmet lovers, Hazyview is a veritable treasure trove of delightful eateries with at least 28 restaurants and 10 fast-food outlets on offer. Guests can indulge their tastebuds at the Thyme Restaurant, which offers a variety of delicious meals with the focus on family, then the sports enthusiast can grab some 'pub grub' whilst watching the latest rugby game on the big screen in 'The Sportsman's Bar'. At the Hazyview Kuka Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge an occasion is brought to life with a mix of cutting edge music, interesting cocktails and delicious food as vibrant as the colour of it's walls. Beer lovers will thoroughly enjoy The Brewery and Summerfields Kitchen where they brew their own beer, and where farm style hospitality meets gourmet country cuisine.
The adventurer will love the many activities on offer in and around Hazyview - from relaxed to the more extreme, there's something for everyone who loves the great outdoors.
- Zip slide with Hazyview Skyway Trails, and experience the freedom of gliding over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Mpumalanga Sabie River.
- Get high in the Mpumalanga Lowveld and microlight across the Sabie Valley Farmlands Trail, then take a helicopter ride with Mpumalanga Helicopter Co, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Hazyview Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls, and Mac-Mac Falls. God's Window is where you will be treated to one of the finest views of the Mpumalanga Lowveld, before landing back in Hazyview.
- Go on a game drive with Private Kruger Safaris, who spoil guests with the safari experience of a lifetime in Kruger Park, Mpumalanga, which is right on Hazyview's doorstep. (12km away).
- Interact with elephants at Elephant Whispers located on the banks of the Mpumalanga Sabi River, where guests of all ages share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures.
- Immerse yourself in a feast of culture with a night of Shangaan dance and song at the Shangaan River Club. Let the African spirit entertain you under the thatched boma, where extraordinary entertainment and magnificent food all together form a feast in the true sense of the word.
Towns near Hazyview, Mpumalanga with WhereToStay listings :
Sabi Sands Mpumalanga (1.6km from Hazyview accommodation)
Prime Sabi Sands is adjacent to the Kruger National Park, with no fences between the two to hinder the game who wander from one game reserve to the other. Sabi Sands accommodation offers safari lodgings that are second to none, where guests are assured an unforgettable bushveld experience.
White River Mpumalanga (37.8km from Hazyview accommodation)
Home to numerous craftsmen and artists, White River Mpumalanga is a convenient central point for exploring the many attractions of the Mpumalanga escarpment, with its many waterfalls, historic sites and hiking trails.
Stay in White River accommodation with panoramic views over the Kruger National Park & Lowveld close to the Kruger Park.
Graskop Mpumalanga (40.3km from Hazyview accommodation)
Located in the heart of the Mpumalanga Escarpment, Graskop is one of the most scenic tourist regions in South Africa, where several magnificent waterfalls can be found nearby, including Lisbon Falls, Mac Mac Falls, and the Berlin Falls.
Graskop accommodation offers superb Graskop Hotel accommodation, as well as Graskop Bed & Breakfast accommodation, and for longer stays, settle in at Graskop Self Catering accommodation.
Nelspruit Mpumalanga (56.7km from Hazyview accommodation)
Boasting an international airport with regular scheduled flights to the larger cities of South Africa, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga is the perfect resting point before venturing into the Kruger National Park.
Nelspruit accommodation offers an abundance of lodgings to suit all tastes and pockets in Nelspruit Bed & Breakfast accommodation, and Nelspruit Self Catering accommodation.
Our visit to Hazyview in the Kruger National Park area
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"Situated in the town of Hazyview, right alongside the Kruger National Park, we highly recommend Sabi (Sabie) River Bungalows to any timeshare enthusiasts who are interested in visiting, and game drives in the Kruger Park, or playing golf on the great Sabi River Bungalaows golf course.
Surprisingly this is an 18 hole golf course which is REALLY testy - tons of water holes (including a hippo pool) and beautifully manicured fairways. We chose to only have breakfast in the hotel because there is an abundance of great restaurants in the immediate area. Timeshare self catering guests are spoilt with the easy access to large shopping centres and supermarkets in and around Sabie (Sabi).
The days were great and the desperately chilly nights were sorted out through cabin fireplaces.......what a treat.
We'd already had an extensive trip through the Kruger Park, saw stacks of animals such as elephant, rhino, antelope, hippos etc and chose not to do another day visit.
All in all, smart accommodation,squash courts, tennis courts, laundry, restaurant, golf facilities, shopping in Hazy View and easy access to Kruger National Park made this an ideal destination....especially for the winter months.
Now on our way to play golf at the famous Leopard Creek - Yay!!"
Avril and Frank