Hazyview, Panorama Route
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Hazyview is a town in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province which is ideally situated just a few kilometres outside the Kruger National Park.
Hazyview derives its name from the summer haze that envelopes the low bush land. This occurs during the heat of summer season. Hazyview is a small farming town and is renowned for its banana industry. In fact, the area is reputed to have the best climate in the world for bananas and you will see row upon row of these lush tropical plantations. Most of Mpumalanga's private game reserves are found just east of Hazyview. The spectacular panoramas in Hazyview will undoubtedly remain in your memory. There is so much to experience and see here.
Among the many panoramic destinations, many tourists enjoy visiting the Shangana Cultural Village on the R535 to Graskop. Here many delightful goodies and curios can be bought. It is also a rather educational visit where one can gain an insight of the cultures in the area.
One of the most popular activities in Hazyview is to go hot air ballooning over the shimmering valley. The views are truly spectacular and unforgettable! There are also many superb hiking trails and game viewing opportunities.
Hazyview boasts an array of delightful restaurants and pubs. The Windmill Wineshop offers a wonderful selection of wine and good food and for beer lovers, The Brewery and Summerfields Kitchen is not to be missed as they brew their own different beers! There are superb options for accommodation in Hazyview including some fantastic guest houses, bed & breakfasts and excellent hotels. With such tranquil beauty, Hazyview is a must to visit and experience.
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The fresh mountain scenery and panoramic views over the Klein Drakensberg escarpment are quite spectacular and give the area its name of 'Panorama Route'. Viewpoints are named for the spectacle they offer, and God's Window and Wonder View hint at the magnitude of the scenery. The 'Pinnacle' is a ... more information
Bourke's Luck Potholes are without doubt a major icon, but when thrown in together with the likes of the Three Rondawels, God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and numerous magnificent waterfalls, one can become immune after a while. If you can, begin your wander around Mpumalanga with Bourke's ... more information
This has to be one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The reserve is 2200 hectares and the Klipgatspruit cuts the mountainous area into a deep valley. The main habitats include thornveld and bushveld on the low-lying areas, and montane grassland on hillsides and plateaus with protea ... more information
The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the ... more information
Guided day trips to the Kruger National Park: The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 20 000 square kilometres, given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is a flagship ... more information
Mpumalanga might be the land of the rising sun, but it's also most definitely a place of waterfalls. The Sabie Waterfalls Route – Cinderella to the Blyde River Canyon and its incredible cliffs and views - is well worth taking time to do. And Mac Mac Falls is one of them. There are actually more waterfalls ... more information
Perry's Bridge Reptile Park is conveniently located just 14kms from Phabeni gate and Numbi gate to Kruger National Park and on the panoramic route to Blyde River Canyon. This is an opportunity not to be missed when you visit the Lowveld. Species to view include: anacondas, reticulated pythons, black ... more information
Phabeni Gate is the closest entrance into the Kruger from Hazyview – just 10 kilometres. For those travelling to Kruger from Nelspruit for the day, Phabeni gate makes the already easy journey even simpler – you're in the Kruger in just over an hour and a quarter. The gate was built as recently as ... more information
The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa. The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sands Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. There are no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands Reserve and the wildlife roams ... more information
Rated among the top 10 courses in South Africa, Sabie River Golf Course is situated alongside Nelspruit and White River. The Sabi River course is one of only four 18 hole layouts in the Mmpumalanga lowveld. Water is a big factor here and is present in the form of a hazard on all but 4 of the 18 holes. The ... more information
Exactly as they sound, the Three Rondavels are three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops, very similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads made with local materials called rondavels. They are sometimes also called the Three Sisters (although this confuses them with a similar ... more information
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