In the summer a haze hangs over the Lowveld. Hence the name Hazyview for one of the Lowveld’s most beautiful spots. On a clear day, though, when you stand at the top of the escarpment, the views are sublime and without end. Exclusive Getaways brings you three heavenly lodges to retreat to in Hazyview, each with its own character and charm. Hazyview sits on the slopes of the Drakensberg, 420 km from Johannesburg and not far from the Kruger National Park. It’s a green and lush area, just bursting with beauty and fabulous holiday attractions.
The Zarafa is an enticing Thai- and Balinese-style hideaway in Hazyview, hidden away on the edge of the Sabie Valley. This is an idyllic sanctuary for finding peace and harmony. It’s a great choice for couples wanting a secluded, romantic getaway. There are just four guest villas, each with glass doors opening out onto a patio with fabulous views. You have your own deck with rim-flow pool and timber gazebo – a private outdoor area for enjoying the wild beauty of the area. The Zarafa’s restaurant is elevated to offer breathtaking views over the Sabie valley. The menu takes its inspiration from local favourites and the mouthwatering flavours of Asia. Dinners are an intimate affair, and can also be enjoyed privately in your villa. The surrounding area offers a host of attractions, including nearby safaris. Mail us.
Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa is a luxurious spa and nature retreat on a magnificent rose farm in Hazyview. Gorgeous and very private suites – mostly tented – are set beneath Jackalberry and Tambotie trees, each providing a relaxation deck with views of the Sabie River. The Jacklaberry Suite is the newest of the tented suites, whilst the Forest Room is an open-plan timber suite, larger than the tented suites and ideal for a honeymoon or romantic retreat. Enjoy the Summerfields roses and fruit and nut orchards, and reawaken the senses at the Rose Spa, situated on the banks of the river. Fresh, organically grown food is served at The River Café, reached via a walk through a forest and over a stone bridge. Mail us.
Rissington Inn is an award-winning and affordable country lodge in the heart of the Lowveld. Relaxed and informal, the inn makes the perfect stopover en route to the game reserves and an easy base from which to explore all that Mpumalanga offers. The rooms and suites are set in 20 acres of lush gardens and offer comfortable, spacious, airy accommodation. All have verandahs and private entrances, and all have breathtaking views down the valley. The garden and hillside suites have hammocks/daybeds and outside showers. Rissington’s easy-going hosts ensure cheerful, attentive hospitality allowing guests total freedom to unwind and enjoy the peace of the bush, to relax at the pool or to walk, enjoying spectacular birds and small game sightings. The Kruger National Park is ten minutes away, and the attractions of the Escarpment and Panorama Route are easily reached. Mail us.
Mail us to book a stay in Hazyview or elsewhere in South Africa, or speak to us on +27 21 797 7122.