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  • Classic African feel with comfortable, elegant rooms
  • Lush garden and tranquil setting, complemented by a warm ambiance
  • Great location for exploring the region and the Kruger

Abangane Guest Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 12 years and older

5km from Hazyview

 

-25.0479, 31.1081

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Nature is an ever-present companion during a stay at the exclusive Abangane Guest Lodge. Apart from being only a 15 minute drive from the Kruger Park’s Phabeni Gate, the guest house is set in lush subtropical gardens and overlooks a beautiful valley and mountain landscape. These surrounds are a haven for birds, and at sunrise and sunset, zebra, impala and giraffe can be seen grazing on the neighbouring game farm.

Fitting its location, the lodge has a welcoming modern African feel and is luxuriously furnished, creating an atmosphere conducive to relaxation. Comfort is at a premium in the air-conditioned guest rooms, which consist of four luxury rooms and one honeymoon room.

Standard amenities include flatscreen satellite televisions, electronic safes, ceiling fans, fridges, and tea and coffee trays, while a glass of complimentary sherry, enjoyed from the comfort of a plush armchair, is a fine way to end the day. Mosquito nets keep any annoying critters at bay, while block out curtains ensure that guests can wake up as late as their bodies allow. 

The rooms open onto the verandah, where a morning cup of coffee is accompanied by birdsong and picturesque views. The luxury rooms have Queen-size beds which can be converted to twins, and each modern en-suite bathroom has a glass shower and double basins. Working in harmony with its dreamy setting, the honeymoon room is a romantic nest for blushing couples, featuring a spa bath and double basins in the full en-suite bathroom.

A Continental and Full English breakfast, served either in the dining room or on the verandah, is included in the rates. Hunger satisfied, guests can either hang around at the lodge, soaking up the scenery from the sparkling rimflow pool, or head out for a day of adventure.

Little time is wasted driving to the magical Kruger National Park, so guests are guaranteed a full day of game viewing. Organised tours, which allow visitors a completely stress-free experience, can be arranged.

The Hazyview area is blessed with an abundance of adventure activities. Highlights include elephant-back safaris, river rafting, ziplining, quad biking and hot air ballooning, all of which are on the doorstep of Abangane. The Perry’s Bridge centre has a number of coffee shops and restaurants where guests can take a break, and also houses a reptile park and various quaint retail outlets.

A day trip along the Panorama Route, with its spectacular canyons, waterfalls and quaint villages, is also well worth the effort. Upon returning to Abangane, a relaxing sundowner at the gazebo or poolside is an idyllic closure to the day.

Rates & Summary


4 Luxury Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Queen-size/twin beds
En-suite shower and double basins
Open onto verandah
Views of the garden, pool and valley

Honeymoon Room

Sleeps 2 in Queen-size bed
En-suite shower and spa bath, double basins
Opens onto verandah
Views of the garden, pool and valley

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and English breakfast included

Kids

Children 12 and older are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Located on a farm outside Hazyview, Abangane Guest Lodge charms guests with its warming ambience and lush subtropical setting. Surrounded by verdant gardens in a beautiful valley setting, the guest house is a tranquil escape from the daily grind and is a 15 minute drive from the Kruger National Park. With just five double rooms, intimacy, privacy and personalised service are at their utmost.

Summary

  • Classic African feel with comfortable, elegant rooms
  • Lush garden and tranquil setting, complemented by a warm ambiance
  • Great location for exploring the region and the Kruger

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, golf clubs, binoculars for bird watching/game viewing.

Road Conditions

The short gravel approach road is suitable for all vehicles.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • Nearby: ziplining, reptile park, elephant back riding, horse riding, quad biking, river rafting, geckoing, hot air ballooning, cultural village tour, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Lounge
  • Covered verandah / patio
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • No conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 5km
  • Nearest fuel within 5km

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe

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Panorama & Lowveld

Mpumalanga

About

The Lowveld-Legogote region is the urban hub of Mpumalanga. It is home to the dynamic capital city Mbombela/Nelspruit and KaNyamazane township. It also contains the towns of White River and Hazyview, known for their arts & crafts, their good living and bonhomie.

All roads round here lead to the Kruger National Park (KNP) which is the region’s border and its biggest attraction. Another big attraction is the amazing Sudwala caves - the world’s oldest dolomite caves and the geological highlight of the Lowveld.

To the west of Mbombela/Nelspruit is the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon, the third-largest green canyon in the world and highlight of the Panorama Route. This is a scenic route along the escarpment edge, taking in the mountain towns of Graskop, Sabie, Pilgrim’s Rest and Lydenburg. To the east of Mbombela/Nelspruit lies the region dubbed the Wild Frontier. It is known for its lively gold rush history and mysterious stone ruins left by early indigenous people.

The Lowveld-Legogote region has strong ties with neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland, offering an intriguing mix of culture, language and style. 

The Lowveld is sometimes referred to as the ‘Slowveld’ –and it’s not hard to see why. It’s hot, subtropical, laid-back and friendly. This is a region that has always worked alongside the rhythms of the wild.

The word ‘legogote’ means ‘place of the skins’ and refers to the leather makers who once lived here in the Legogote Mountains. They were known for their skill in crafting leather thongs supplied to early ox-wagon travellers.

The Lowveld has long been a trade route and trading post. Explored by early hunters and pioneers, it developed on the back of the discovery of gold. From old Delagoa Bay (present-day Maputo) to Mbombela/Nelspruit and on to the Panorama Route, you will encounter colourful tales of early adventurers, prospectors, bootleggers, gamblers, traders, chiefs, kings and shysters.

Mbombela/Nelspruit is a big, busy city that includes historic Nelspruit, ever-growing residential developments, and the vibrant, sprawling township of Kanyamazane. Cutting right through the centre of the city is the Lowveld Botanical Garden. Popular among residents and tourists, the garden is set on the banks of the Nels River and is a delight of indigenous greenery. It has a large cycad collection and an African rainforest.

Mbombela/Nelspruit was a host city for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM. Its beautiful stadium is an icon of the city’s progress - along with the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, with an innovative design reflecting a modern African spirit. In Mbombela/Nelspruit you’ll find excellent hotels, restaurants and shopping malls. It is home to a mix of peoples and cultures, with an Afro-chic flavour. From Mbombela/Nelspruit you can do artists’ routes and township tours, visit casinos, nightclubs, and artistic and historical spots. And yet within a short time you can be right in the middle of the KNP gazing out onto the ancient African wilderness.

Incredible mountain scenery and excellent outdoor action - that’s the spirit of Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route. From Mbombela/Nelspruit the route heads east through subtropical foothills and farmlands, into the mountains of the Blyde (Motlatse) River Canyon. The route takes you along a series of historic mountain passes to the towns of Pilgrim’s Rest, Sabie, Graskop, Mashishing/Lydenburg and Orighstad. Scenic highlights include God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and the Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The Blyde River Canyon Reserve is also there - home to plenty of wildlife and birdlife and some of the best views in South Africa.

Pilgrim’s Rest is where gold was first discovered and is a heritage town. Graskop and Sabie are timber centres, and renowned for their adventure activities. There is a wide choice of things to do here, from gorge swinging, rock climbing, abseiling, and hot air ballooning, to river rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, fishing, sailing and 4x4-ing.

Look out for

The Kruger National Park - Flagship of Mpumalanga, the Kruger National Park has good infrastructure and services, with routes, game drives, guides, camps, watering holes and other animal viewing spots. Your chances of a lion sighting are the highest in the central Kruger Park, where nutritious grasslands support a diversity of creatures. There are great spots for humans too, from luxury lodges to remote camping hideouts.

Mbombela/Nelspruit - Mpumalanga’s capital city is a friendly and fast-moving mix of cultures. These include Tsonga, Pedi, Swazi, Mozambican, Afrikaans, English, Dutch, German and French. The city is a central place from which to access the Lowveld and Panorama regions. You can take a cultural tour of Kanyamazane township, and visit arts & craft centres, traditional healers and shebeens. You can see an excellent collection of South African art at the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature buildings, or spend a quiet hour or two in the Lowveld Botanical Garden in the heart of the city.

Sudwala caves - The world’s oldest known cave system, said to be nearly 3 billion years old, the Sudwala Caves are completely surreal. In the heart of the Mankelekele mountains lies this vast subterranean city of passages, tunnels, caverns and chambers. There are timeless dripstone formations and eerie bottomless lakes. The highlight is the Crystal Tour – a five-hour 2km hike into the heart of the caves culminating in a cavern containing incredible stalactites and stalagmites.

Outdoor action - Sabie is the adventure capital of the Lowveld and Panorama, offering just about everything you can think of in an incredible canyon and mountain setting. Experience the adrenalin rush of the world's highest cable gorge swing with a 68m (18-storey) freefall. You’ll go from 0-160km/h in 2.3 seconds! The hiking is exceptional, and there are excellent rock climbing, paragliding, and abseiling opportunities.

The Artists Route - The beautiful setting and laidback lifestyle of the Lowveld has long attracted artists and creative souls. In the White River/Hazyview area you can visit the studios and showrooms of some of the country’s foremost artists. These include potters, weavers, candle makers, glass-blowers, sculptors and even taxidermists. Both these towns are hip and happening, offering charming eating spots and great rural retail therapy. For good shopping head for Casterbridge Centre on the edge of White River, and Perry’s Bridge in Hazyview.

Kaapsehoop village - Explore the misty heights of this historic gold mining village. It is popular for its quaint coffee shops, pubs, bistros and more than a hundred wild horses.

Innibos Cultural Festival - A music and arts festival held in the Nelspruit/White River area in June and July. This is a cultural ‘must-do’. For 14 days the Lowveld rocks. This arts festival is held at over 60 theatre and music spots across the province and features everything from big stage concerts to assorted theatre and cultural activities. There are also more than 400 craft stalls to explore.

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