Hazyview is a small farming town in Mpumalanga, famous for its banana industry and known worldwide for its easy access to the magical Panorama Route. What Hazyview lacks in size, it makes up for in its countless outdoor, leisure, and adventure activities, from skyway ziplines and river rafting, to hot air ballooning and cultural village tours. Don’t miss a trip to Hazyview. View our excellent accommodation on offer in Hazyview.
Hazyview gained its name from the shimmering haze that hovers over the town during the height of summer. It is superbly set, with most of the private game reserves in Mpumalanga found just east of the town. Set just 14km from Phabeni Gate, Hazyview is one of the easiest towns from which to access the Kruger National Park, where visitors can look forward to sightings of the Big Five.
Hazyview is the ideal adventure destination. Get your adrenaline rush from a number of activities, including abseiling, gecko river tubing, quad biking, and river rafting. Skyway Trails offers an exhilarating aerial cable trail and treetop challenge. The cable trail is essentially a massive zipline that runs from platform to platform high above the forest floor, while the elevated obstacle course is made up of 19 exciting elements, from balancing beams, to rope bridges.
If you prefer more leisurely activities, you can enjoy horse rides, hot air ballooning, hiking, and mountain biking, or plan a guided tour of the Shangana Cultural Village. There are 3 golf courses within a 5km range of the town centre where golfers can tee off with excellent facilities and greens.
Animal lovers can enjoy elephant interactions at Elephant Whispers or the Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview, which offer a range of experiences such as elephant back rides, hand in trunk walks, and feedings. Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park is fantastic for the whole family with all sorts of reptilian species on offer, from snakes and lizards, to spiders and crocodiles.
Hazyview is perfect for nature lovers. There is an abundance of wildlife, birds, waterfalls, and natural scenery that make it well worth a visit. Don’t miss travelling along the Panorama Route to view the magnificent Blyde River Canyon (the largest green canyon in the world), Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Mac Mac Falls, Three Rondavels, and God’s Window, among many others.
Hazyview also has plenty of restaurants to fill your bellies. We recommend Pioneer’s Restaurant, which serves the best steak in town, and an all-round buffet at Sabi River Sun Lifestyle Resort. Whatever you do and however long you stay, you are promised a holiday to remember in Hazyview!