Hazyview is a town in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province which is ideally situated just a few kilometres outside the Kruger National Park. It's a small farming town and is renowned for its banana industry. In fact, the area is reputed to have the best climate in the world for bananas and you will see row upon row of these lush tropical plantations.

Ashbourne Hazyview BnB
This beautiful rock-clad home perched on top of a hill, with its four tastefully decorated generous en-suite bedrooms, overlooks the Sabi River Valley, Drakensberg Mountains, and the Kruger  National Park.

Situated around a central courtyard, each room has a private entrance and verandah, with pristine indigenous trees surrounding the lodge. The open end features a swimming pool with views right across to the Kruger National Park, while the west view takes in the Drakensberg and
foothills from Long Tom to the three rondavels, and up the Sabi River Valley.

The two buildings on each side of the courtyard accommodate two spacious bedrooms, each with private bathroom, entrance, and verandah. The lodge is located on 33 hectares of the most diverse
and unspoiled indigenous bush, offering outstanding bird life. We also have two wonderful Great Dane dogs; their size might be intimidating, but they absolutely adore our guests and are extremely lovable and friendly.

Conveniently located just 4 km from the village restaurants and pubs and 14 km from the entrance to the Kruger National Park, Ashbourne is perfectly situated to explore the Lowveld. The finest
restaurant in the area is situated right next door, as is a health spa, and white water rafting, hot air ballooning, quad biking, and Africa's longest tree canopy cable slide are all within a few kilometres.

The bottom of the farm leads down to the famous Panorama Route to Sabi, Pilgrims Rest, Blyde River, and God's Window. Other attractions include two golf courses, hiking, and birdwatching.
Gecko Backpackers
About 3KM from Hazyview, on the Sabie road, you'll find a little gem called Gecko Backpackers. Tucked away in the heart of one of the last remaining indigenous forest along the Sabie Valley, Gecko Backpackers will give you a real sense of "THIS IS AFRICA"
Basic but clean accommodation ranging from dormitories rooms to off-suite twins and doubles.
The world famous Kruger National Park is  12 km from us, and the Blyde River Canyon, the third biggest, but greenest canyon in the world only 45 km from us, making Gecko Backpackers a good base from which to explore these wonders.
Pop in for a stay, where our friendly staff will greet you with a smile, all ready to help you plan your activities, ranging from big 5 Safari's in Kruger National Park, to day trips to the Panorama, or for the more crazy thrill-seeking adventure type, we'll set you of f to some white river rafting, quad biking, Sky Way trials zip-lining, and so much more!

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