About Nabana Lodge
Set amongst banana plantations, Nabana Lodge is a tranquil haven with magnificent views over the eastern escarpment. Nabana Lodge is a household name not only to locals but nationally, and no wonder as it is the second oldest business name listed in Hazyview. Ours is a small family run lodge where the emphasis is on giving our guests a memorable experience, exceeding expectations. We love and value children and cater for them in many ways.
Ours is a fully catered lodge and facilities include clean and comfortable rooms, a vibrant pub, Thyme Restaurant, a sparkling pool amidst extensive gardens and a large parking area directly off the main road.
Rooms are 3-star graded, en-suite with DStv, a ceiling fan, small safe and a coffee and tea station. All rooms overlook the escarpment with beautiful vistas to the east. Except one that has a double bed, all rooms have twin beds. Two of the units have interlinking doors giving easy access to children.
The Sportsman Bar on site is where locals, business travelers and tourists meet to share their experiences of the day, have an ice cold drink and play pool. For major sport events there is a large movie screen and the atmosphere becomes electric.
Set amongst banana farms, Nabana Lodge is a little haven for little creatures and birds such as Heuglin’s Robins, Paradise Flycatchers, Cape White Eye, a number of owl species and many more. Bats and Palm Swifts co-habitat happily in the Watsonia Palm. A bird list for our area is available from reception for the keen birder. There are twelve species of Palms in the gardens, from the Bottle Palm to the majestic Royal Palm. A children’s garden keep the young ones safely occupied with its biking track, jumping castle and playground.
Nabana Lodge is located directly on the R40 between White River and Hazyview with easy access into the large car park. Guests also have the option of parking their vehicles at the rooms. It is a safe environment being surrounded by one farm and with an electric fence as well as a night guard to ensure an easy night’s rest.
Thyme Restaurant is run under the very capable hand of Head Chef, Paul Shepheard who is an internationally trained and experienced chef. Dine in the relaxed atmosphere on the deck overlooking the gardens or in the more formal setting indoors. The menu is extensive, meals are very well priced and provision is made for our little guests with a children’s section. We cater for individual needs and can make breakfast packs for those explorers wanting to leave early. Our restaurant is open all day, every day from 07h15 until 20h30.
Our inside restaurant can be converted for conferences and we can accommodate a maximum of 30 persons per conference. Having fully catered facilities on site, as well as accommodation, means that delegates do not have to travel to attend. In the past we have successfully hosted Nedbank, Johannesburg School of Finance and Cashbuild.
We are ideally situated on the Panorama Route with the nearest gate to the Kruger Park 23 km away. Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest, and Graskop with its beautiful waterfalls, the Mac Mac Pools and God’s Window are also in close proximity. For the more adventurous, there are many activities in and around Hazyview to participate in – from extreme sport such as white water rafting and tree top sailing to hiking, golf, interaction with elephants and many, many more.
We look forward to hosting you - come and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere.