About Hazyview
& Surrounding Areas

Gateway to Kruger and the Panorama
A mere four hours drive from Gauteng, Hazyview is the gateway to the southern part of the Kruger National Park. With Kruger's Phabeni Gate only 14km from Hazyview, day visits to the KNP is a breeze.

Forty kilometers to the west is the spectacular Panorama Escarpment with its waterfalls, forests and panoramic views of God's Window and Blyde River Canyon.  Visit the quaint country towns of Sabie and Graskop, as well as the historic gold mining village of Pilgrim's Rest.

Hazyview is located centrally in the Kruger Lowveld Region of Mpumalanga.

Accommodation
With 22 Hotels & Lodges, 23 Guest Houses, 32 Self-catering establishments, as well as 56 Game Lodges in the immediate vicinity, it is considered by many as the "Hotel Capital" of South Africa. See our Accommodation page for more info.

Cuisine
Hazyview is a veritable gourmet's treasure trove, with some of the best eateries in the Lowveld. Indulge yourself in anything from general continental cuisine, with a local flavour, to tasty and different indigenous fare. Spoil yourself at any of our 28 Restaurants and 10 Fast-food outlets. See our Cuisine page for more info.

Adventure
Hazyview is also the "Adventure Hub" of Mpumalanga, with a number of adventure operators offering experiences ranging from Hot Air Ballooning, to Elephant Rides and anything in-between. See our Adventure page for more info.

Golfers can have a field day on any one of seven golf courses in or near Hazyview. See our Golfing page for more info.

Climate and Weather
Hazyview has a temperate, subtropical climate, with hot summer days cooled by evening rainfall and warm winter days of cloudless skies.

Biodiversity
The greater Hazyview area (including the southern Kruger National Park) is home to an estimated 3,000 plant species, half of' South Africa's butterfly species, half of South Africa's bird species, and half of South Africa's mammals. See our Biodiversity & Birding pages for more info.

Agriculture
Hazyview is one of the largest banana and subtropical fruit production areas in the country.

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 & Pecan Nuts, Ginger, Vegetables, Flowers and Timber.

Commerce
With three large shopping centres (Blue Haze Mall, Perry's Bridge Trading Post and the Rendezvous Tourism Centre), Hazyview is a booming town for shoppers. Most of the major National brands are represented.  See our Shopping page for more info.

History
Founded in the early 20th Century by an alcoholic Canadian Boer War veteran, named Perry, who was running away from a trumped-up murder-charge down-country, Hazyview is now a bustling, peaceful market town at the portals of the Kruger National Park. More info on our History page.

   

 

   

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