Head out on the open road to some of South Africa’s most stunning landscapes. Hazyview is an adventure centre, gateway to the Kruger for a full day guided safari into the Kruger, a great area for large game. Drive on open roads through the stunning Blyde River Canyon, discover Swaziland, an unusual small Kingdom, and experience the wild Indian Ocean, where Zulu culture meets African wildlife and inviting resort towns.
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Arrive this morning and collect the rental car, hitting the open road soon as you exit the airport, drive across the high plains of South Africa, heading east towards what the locals call the Panorama Route - a region of country towns, farms, canyons and close to the famous Kruger National Park. Drive on wide, quiet roads to Hazyview where you can rest, unwind and get into the slow pace of life of Africa. Your lodge hotel is located on the Sabie river amid lush African savannah scenery.
Join a full-day safari into the Kruger National Park, just a ten minute drive from the lodge. Along with other traveller in an open safari vehicle, set off early morning when the wildlife is at its most active. As you enter the park be on the lookout for lions and leopards hunting, prides of elephant on the move, hippo in the river and not forgetting gazelle and giraffe. Stops are made during the day for breakfast and lunch, and for comfort breaks in the Kruger Rest Camps. This area of the national park to the south is known to attract large herds, often with good elephant sightings, as the Sabie river is a natural magnet for a variety of species. This is a great introduction to African safari and the experience of seeing these animals in the wild is unforgettable.
With two days at leisure in Hazyview, you can explore the area at your own pace. Take a drive through the Blyde River Canyon, for amazing views of God's Window and the Three Rondavels giant dolomite peaks towering above on of the world's largest canyons. It is a centre for activity and adventure, including rafting on the Sabie River and zip lining, great for kids and adults of all ages, and the Elephant Whispers sanctuary is one of the more ethically run elephant interaction experiences in South Africa.
Head south through quiet back roads and into the Kingdom of Swaziland, for a taste of traditional African heartlands with rolling hills and green valleys, there is a great variety of birdlife and some lovely colonial style boutique hotels. After travelling through small villages, you can relax in the country hotel, take a walk amid untouched nature with a wonderfully colourful array of wildflowers, take a bike ride in the hills or go for a dip in the pool. Enjoy delicious locally sourced food for dinner at the hotel or locally in the area and enjoy being away from it all in this tiny jewel of a Kingdom.
Head out of Swaziland towards the coast, dropping down from the mountains towards the coastal plain, back into South Africa and kwa-Zulu Natal, an area known as the Elephant Coast. The Ghost Mountain Inn offers African tradition and great facilities in an area rich in Zulu culture and ideal to see land and ocean wildlife.