Day Trips
NORTH of Hazyview

See Silkworms at work ...
Where does Coffee come from? 
Pet a Lion Cub
Look a Vulture in the eye

 

Day Trips North of Hazyview
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Getting There
Total Distance: 253 km (return)
Time Required:  All day
 

From Hazyview town drive north on the R40 towards Bushbuckridge. Turn off left on the R535 towards Graskop.  At the first T-junction turn right on the R533 towards Bushbuckridge.

Africa Silks Farm:
The turnoff to the silk farm is 8km further on the left and the farm a further 3km along the gravel road.

Austrian Coffee Estate:
The turnoff to the Austrian Coffee Estate is 10km after the Silk Farm's turnoff, also on the left, towards Bushbuckridge.

After the Coffee Estate, continue on the R533, past the spectacular Injaca Dam, to Bushbuckridge. From Bushbuckridge continue north on the R40 towards Klaserie and Hoedspruit.

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre:
At Klaserie turn left on the R531 towards Tzaneen. The  Centre is 11km further on the left.

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre:
From Klaserie you continue north on the R40 towards Hoedspruit. The Centre is a 7km further on the right.

Returning to Hazyview:
Drive back on the R40, through Bushbuck Ridge, to Hazyview.

      Driving Notes:
If you decide not to visit the Silk Farm or the Coffee Estate (both are recommended), continue on the R40 towards Bushbuckridge without turning off on the R535.

The Moholoholo Centre's touring times are 09:30 and 15:00 only. If you are either too late for the morning tour, or too early for the afternoon tour, consider visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre first. They have tours on the hour between 09:00 and 15:00.

The R40 north of Hazyview can be hazardous at times, especially over long weekends.  Please drive carefully and be on the lookout for pedestrians, domestic animals and mini bus taxis.
 


Africa Silks Farm
Visit a silk-producing farm near Graskop. Experience a very interesting guided tour, covering all the aspects of silk production, including South Africa's own indigenous Mopani worm silk with it's own unique roughness. See how the silkworm cocoons are processed into the most beautiful threads. These are then hand-woven to produce a variety of products for clothing and interior decorating. More than 50 previously unemployed women in the area are involved in spin projects in their villages.

Locations  On the R533 - 37km from Hazyview
GPS  24° 55' 49"S | 31° 00' 51"E
Times  Monday to Saturday
Cost   
Contact  013 767-1950


 

Austrian Coffee Estate
Visit one of the largest coffee farms in South Africa, 25km east of Graskop.  Taste different coffee blends from other coffee growing areas at their coffee tasting facility and learn how coffee experts taste and evaluate the characteristics of coffee, similar to the way this is done with wine.

Approximately 25 hectares is planted with Arabica coffee of which about 15 hectares is presently in production, yielding an average of about 2.5 tons per hectare. During the 45 minutes tour visitors are shown all aspects of coffee production from the growing of the plants in the nursery through to the roasting and evaluation of the end product.

Locations  R533 near Graskop (41km from Hazyview)
GPS  24° 54' 53"S | 30° 59' 58"E
Times   
Cost   
Contact  013 764 2897

 


 

Hoedspruit Endangered
         Species Centre 

Following an introductory presentation on the Centre, day visitors are treated to an in-depth tour of the centre. Open safari vehicles with experienced guides move between the enclosures to view cheetah, wild dog, lions, the black-footed cat, African wild cat, ground hornbills, sable antelope and much more.

A great treat is experiencing the feeding sessions of various rare African vultures as they swoop down into the “vulture restaurant” to feed on the remains of carcasses. This area attracts White-backed Vultures, Hooded Vultures, occasionally the Lappet-faced Vultures and Cape Griffons, the Marabou Storks and Bateleur Eagles.

Visitors may also participate on an elephant-back safari. Conducted early morning and late afternoon, guests enjoy close contact game viewing from the vantage point atop the massive pachyderm.

There is a tea garden and curio shop at the centre.

Location   R40 near Hoedspruit (76km from Hazyview)
GPS   24° 30' 50"S | 31° 01' 56"E
Times   09:00 to 15:00 on the hour - daily
Rates   R100/adult, R40/kid 6-12 years, Free <6 years
Booking   013 764-1177

 


 

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre 
Moholoholo ("The Very Great One") provides a home for many of South Africa‘s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and is a highly regarded contributor to wildlife in our country. Those creatures who cannot be returned to the wild due to the nature and extent of their injuries, are cared for at the centre and are used for educational purposes. A multitude of interesting wildlife such as Lion, Leopard, Serval, Lynx, Honey Badger, Eagles, Vultures and many baby animals. Two tours per day (Mon to Sat) lasting 2 to 3 Hours.

Location  R531 near Hoedspruit (80km from Hazyview)
GPS   24° 30' 23"S | 30° 54' 09"E
Times  09:30 and 15:00 Monday to Saturday
15:00 Sundays (long weekends & school holidays)
Rates  R145/adult, R65/kid 7-12 years
<7 years for free
R100/pensioner
Special rates for school groups
Booking  015 795 5236

 


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