About Bananien Lodge
Your hosts, Pieter & Maggie welcome you to their unique lodge providing a sumptuous base for an unforgettable rustic African experience in self-catering thatched roof log cabins, rondawel and a luxury double storey self-catering guesthouse for larger groups.
Bananien Lodge is situated on the Panorama Route, 7km from the CBD of Sabie on the Hazyview (R536), road adjacent to the Sabie River. Nestling in scenic and indigenous bush and waterfalls it has the combined comfort and natural surroundings to create a retreat of tranquility in a malaria free area. For an experience you will never forget, visit the Bananien Lodge for an unforgettable holiday within 50kms from the Kruger National Park, God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest and other attractions.
Come and enjoy our hospitality while you relax and cool off with a sundowner on the wooden deck of your log cabin. Take time to enjoy the leisurely and peaceful ambience of poolside relaxation with splash pool for toddlers surrounded by the soothing sounds of the waterfall.
The Log Cabins:
6 thatched roof log cabins and one thatched roof rondawel equipped and serviced with ceiling fans, bedding, cutlery, crockery, dish towels, cooking utensils, aprons, fridge, kettle, toaster, hotplate stove and braai area. Please bring own swimming towels Bananien Lodge is a perfect base from which to explore all the major attractions of the Mpumalanga region. These luxury self-catering, thatched roof log cabins and rondawels, sleep one to four persons each and have a private braai area to retreat away from reality!
Self-catering Guest House:
One self-catering double storey guest house fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, lounge and sleeps four to eight people. Built in braai area.
Our self-catering rondawel is an open plan, round brick building with a thatch roof. It is furnished with a double bed, ¾ bed, kitchen (fridge, hotplate, microwave oven, kettle, cutlery, crockery, etc), and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. It accommodates up to three persons. The Rondawel has its own braai area.
• Lapa with DSTV, cycling, bird watching, mountain biking (Bring own mountain bikes)
• Malieveld Hiking Trail and swimming pool
• Trout fishing, river rafting, elephant rides, quad bikes, ballooning and many more
Attractions & Activities
Sabie and Graskop Area:
Forest Industry Museum, St Peter’s Church, Cork Oaks, Post Office – Ceramic Tile Panels, Jock of the Bushveld way marker, Old Hitching Rail, Huntington Home (founder of Sabie), – Lord Milner was a distinguished guest at Huntington, Ceylon House.
Various waterfalls to visit like Lisbon, Mac-Mac, Berlin, Bridal Veil, Lone Creek, Horseshoe, etc. God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon and Pilgrims Rest.
Sudwala Caves and visit the Dinosaur Park, Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Rotcher’s Orange Winery, Botanical Garden and Riverside Mall
Our guides are THETA (Tourism, Hospitality Education Training Authority), accredited, registered tourist guide and will accompany each tour group. Our guides are highly qualified and experienced in both guiding and managing of tours and carry a relevant PDP (Public Drivers Permit). All travel will take place in a luxury 8 seater air-conditioned kombi which carries a Certificate of Fitness and Road Transport permit.
Package tours can be arranged from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg International Airport and KMIA Airport (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport), close to Nelspruit Capital of Mpumalanga. Bananien Lodge is the ideal base from which all tours may commence.
Kruger National Park - 1, 2 or 3 day tours. Come with us on our specialist tours to the world famous Kruger National Park, unrivalled in it’s variety of wildlife. Other tours available include Panorama tours, endangered wildlife, cultural and educational tours.