THINGS TO DO
HAZYVIEW & SURROUNDING AREA
Dreamfields Guesthouse is the perfect base for a visit to the iconic Kruger National Park, which is only 10 km away. The Blyde River Canyon with its spectacular view points, like God`s Window and the Bourke`s Luck Potholes and beautiful waterfalls are a mere 30 min drive.
Due to the Lowveld’s subtropical climate with hot summers and dry, warm winters, Hazyview is a year-round destination. For the adventure traveller, Hazyview is the perfect destination with Quad Biking, River Rafting, elephant interaction or Hot Air Ballooning being just a few of the activities to get the adrenaline pumping.
Golfers will not be disappointed by the excellent golf courses in the area.
As your hosts, we shall happily assist you with the planning of your tours and activities or the arranging of transfers. Below are some of the prime tours and activities you can enjoy:
Kruger Park Day Tours (Full Day, Morning or Afternoon)
The Kruger National Park truly falls into the ‘must see’ category and offers a wildlife experience that ranks amongst the best in the world. Experience a unique excursion into South Africa’s largest and most famous game reserve in a specially designed open safari vehicle, accompanied by an experienced Field Guide. Choose between a morning, afternoon or full day game drive.
You will be collected from Dreamfields Guesthouse and for the Morning and Full Day drive we will provide a packed breakfast for you. Experience an unforgettable tour of the Kruger National Park, which is unrivalled in its variety of wildlife – 147 species of mammals and more than 500 species of bird recorded. The guides will enthral you with their passion and knowledge of the bush and its inhabitants, and will try their utmost to give you the ultimate safari experience with close-up sightings and magnificent photo opportunities.
Apart from the Kruger National Park, the Panorama Route is one of the most beautiful and popular travel destinations in South Africa. A beautiful 35 km drive from Dreamfields Guesthouse take in some of Mpumalanga’s most spectacular scenery.
Go on a self-drive or organized full day or half day tour, winding your way through pine and eucalyptus forests whilst discovering some of Mpumalanga’s most awe-inspiring scenery and breathtaking views. Your tour will take you to the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, including stops at spectacular sites such as God’s Window, Wonderview, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, with its extraordinary rock formations, the Three Rondavels and some of the most picturesque and rivitalizing waterfalls of the region.
Scenic flight over Africa
Aviation Adventures Flying Club offers club membership to the public entitling them to scenic flights in SA’s most popular light aircraft – the Bantam B22J microlight. Flights range from 10min to 45mins over the pristine valleys and landmarks of Mpumalanaga including the Sabie River valley, Da Gama Dam, Klipkoppie Dam, Longmere, Witklip dam and the Sabaan River valley. Customised flights are also available. Best flying times are early mornings and late afternoons although the experience pilot operate from sunup until sunset – weather permitting.
Shangana Cultural Village
The residents of the traditional villages of Shangana welcome guests to share in the centuries-old way of life of the Shangaan people. A bustling African market village forms the centre of Shangana, where local craftspeople create and trade their craft. From here, trained cultural guides lead guests down to traditional villages on daytime tours,. We highly recommend the famed Evening Festival in the Chief’s Kraal. The Chief and his family host the this vibrantFestival, where choirs, orators and dancers gather to tell the ancient story of the Shangaan It is a spectacular and moving experience, which showcases the enormous talent of the people from this region. w, traditional beer and great wooden trays with local delicacies are passed around.
Sky Way Trails
Experience the freedom of gliding over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The aerial cable trail takes you down into the valley basin, stopping along the way on a number of elevated platforms to admire the natural vegetation, birdlife and the views of the forest floor below. The cable trail gives you a unique perspective of the environment. And as you descend through some of the most spectacular scenery in this region and with the sound of running water always in the background it is sure to be an experience you will never forget.
Each section of the trail varies in length, from 70 to 230 meters, linking a total of 10 platforms, making this the longest cable trail in Africa (1,2km). The trail has been designed and built to South African civil engineering standards and all the equipment has been designed specifically for this activity and tried and testedwith your safety in mind worldwide. All groups are escorted by qualified guides.
The Elephant Interaction offers you the opportunity to meet elephants and learn about their backgrounds, behaviours, characters and more.
You can touch the elephant’s skin; feel the different textures on both sides of their ears and underneath their feet and also offer tasty elephant treats to your pachyderm hosts. Experienced Elephant Handlers will entertain and educate you with their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour.
Elephants are highly intelligent and delightful – when meeting them you will discover that each one has a different character, personality and temperament.
Enjoy one of the many other activities Hazyview has to offer: Golf, Horse Riding, SPA Treatments and more adventurous activities for the thrill seekers among us.
The Quad Biking adventure will exceed all your expectations. Trails run through the most scenic Sabie River Valley, winding along the Sabana River, exposing you to the indigenous vegetation, mountain hills and other streams. The tracks vary from technical to very easy, so it is suitable for the expert as well as the beginner!
Geckoiing is the by far one of the best adventure activities that humans came up with – it rocks! This is probably the best way to descend a low volume river like the Sabie. A Gecko is a very small raft that you steer with webbed gloves, no paddles needed! It is very easy to steer and very safe, and one of the coolest ways to have fun with family and friends in the sun and water!
River Rafting is offered on the Sabie River sand this excursion traverses 20 rapids (grade 2–3) through areas of scenic vegetation and outstanding wildlife viewing. This 8 km route is yielding to the novice, yet accommodating to the thrill seeker within all of us
All activities can be arranged prior to your arrival. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.