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Hazyview; the gateway to Kruger National Park & Panorama Route

Hippo Hollow is the perfect base from which to explore the activities and attractions of the Kruger Lowveld.

Hippo Hollow Country Estate  is conveniently situated just outside Hazyview on the banks of the Sabie River between the Drakensberg Mountains to the west and the low-lying bushveld to the east. The Hippo Hollow location is an approximate 10 minute drive from the famous Kruger National Park (Phabeni Gate), making it the perfect location for day visits.

The hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the outstanding Big 5 game reserves, scenic Panorama Route and the endless attractions and activities the Kruger Lowveld has to offer. Our friendly reception staff will assist guests with both advice and booking of activities in the area.

Hazyview

Named after the soft haze that hangs over the Lowveld in the heat of summer, Hazyview is a quintessential Mpumalanga town that attracts holidaying local families and international visitors thanks to its scenic setting and slow pace of life. The area is renowned for its large banana and macadamia nut farms and most of the area’s private game reserves are found just east of the Hippo Hollow location.

Hazyview has a long history of gold mining and played an important part in the development of the Lowveld area. The town was established in 1959 when the post office was built. Hazyview is centrally located in the area/region called Kruger Lowveld in Mpumalanga. It is an easy hours drive from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and is 420 km from Johannesburg, a mere 4 hour drive.

The greater Hazyview area (including the Southern Kruger National Park) is home to an estimated 3000 plant species, half of South Africa’s butterfly species, half of South Africa’s bird species and half of South Africa’s mammals.

The subtropical climate, coupled with the fertile soils of the Sabie, Mac Mac, Sand and Sabaan river valleys, the absence of frost and the abundance of water, is every farmer’s dream come true. Hazyview produces about 20% of the country’s bananas. Other agricultural crops include citrus, granadilla, papaw, avocado pears, mangos, litchis, macadamia and pecan nuts, ginger, vegetables, flowers and timber.

Travel Time to Kruger National Park

GATETIME
Phabeni Gate10 - 15 min
Numbi Gate20 - 25 min
Kruger Gate40 - 45 min

Kruger National Park Opening & Closing Times

MONTHSOPENCLOSE
Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec05:3018:30
Mar, Oct05:3018:00
Apr, Aug, Sep06:0018:00
May, Jun, Jul06:0017:30

Explore Magical Hazyview

With easy access to the Kruger National Park and Panorama Route, adventures are endless.

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Surrounding Area Highlights

Perry’s Bridge Trading Post Lifestyle Centre
Big 5 Game Drives in the World Famous Kruger National Park
The Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon & God’s Window
Elephant Whispers Interactions
Shangaan River Club Cultural Experience
Mpumalanga Helicopter Co. Flights
Cheetah Breeding Centre
Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens
White Water Rafting & Tubing
Abseiling
Canopy Tours
Mountain Biking
Quad Bike Trails
Scenic Golf
Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre
Sudwala Caves
The Gorge Lift in Graskop
Trout Fishing
Reptile Park
Burke Luck Potholes, The Pinnacle, 3 Rondavels on The Panorama Route.
Picnic at Blyde River Canyon Waterfalls
2 Golf Courses