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  • Exquisitely styled and luxurious accommodation
  • Breathtaking views over the lushly forested Sabie River valley
  • Well located to explore this nature lover's paradise region

Tanamera Lodge

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: 16 years and older

26km from Sabie


-25.0447, 30.9508


Drive up a winding road into the indigenous forests of the Sabie River Valley, and you will arrive at the unique Tanamera Lodge, a romantic and relaxing retreat to retire to after an exciting day experiencing the wide range of attractions in the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Tanamera accommodates up to 14 guests in 7 thatched chalets, each surrounded by dense indigenous bush and very private. 

All rooms are beautifully decorated and have luxuriant king-size beds, log fireplaces for the chilly winter nights and plunge pools for the hot Lowveld days, and Spa treatments can be brought to you in the privacy of your chalet. The beautiful River View Luxury Chalets boast a king-size bed draped with a mosquito net and has a huge stone bath, waterfall shower and fireplace. Sliding screen and glass doors lead onto a private wooden stilted deck with a plunge pool, from which you can take in the awe-inspiring forest view. 

The Honeymoon Chalets which are suitably romantic, featuring an en-suite bathroom with Tanamera’s trademark stone bath and a soothing double shower, while a dreamy sundowner or private dinner can be enjoyed on the large private deck, perched above the valley. The Forest View Luxury Chalet is similar in size to the Honeymoon Chalets and looks out onto the bush and treetops.

Walk to the tastefully decorated main lodge, and you will find an infinity pool hovering over the forest and expansive decks with outside sitting areas and loungers looking out across the valley.

Inside is a guest lounge with fireplace, a well-stocked bar and the dining room, where they serve a Continental breakfast and a 3-course dinner with a menu that changes daily. 

For the adventurous, a journey along the Panorama Route is a must, and there are a number of eye-opening and adrenaline-pumping activities in the area, not to mention the delights of the Kruger National Park nearby.

Rates & Summary

4 River View Chalets

Each sleeps 2 in King bed
Stone bath, waterfall shower
Private wooden deck with plunge pool

1 Forest View Chalet

Sleeps 2 in King bed
Small lounge and dining area
Double-walk in waterfall shower
Patio with plunge pool, outdoor shower

2 Honeymoon Chalets

Each sleeps 2 in King bed
En-suite bath, double walk-in waterfall shower
Lounge/dining room with fireplace
Large private deck, plunge pool, outside shower


Luxury Chalet DB&B

  • R 1 815 - R 1 950 pp sharing 
  • R 2 035 - R  2 175 Single

Honeymoon Suite DB&B

  • R 2 035 - R 2 175 pp sharing 

Rates vary according to season


Breakfast and dinner included
Dietary requirements catered for if specified in advance


Children over the age of 16 welcome.

Why Stay Here?

Located between the small Lowveld towns of Hazyview and Sabie, this tranquil establishment is tucked away in an area of immense natural beauty and located in close proximity to Mpumalanga’s spectacular Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park. Nestled on the slopes of the Sabie River Valley, deep in the Lowveld forest, Tanamera Lodge is an exclusive lodge offering luxurious accommodation amongst quiet, lush surroundings and breath-taking scenery. 


  • Exquisitely styled and luxurious accommodation
  • Breathtaking views over the lushly forested Sabie River valley
  • Well located to explore this nature lover's paradise region

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, mountain bike, insect repellent, rain jacket for summer, binoculars for bird watching and game viewing in the nearby game reserves. 

Road Conditions

The 2km dirt road to the lodge is suitable for any vehicle in all weather conditions.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pool
  • In-room Spa treaments


Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Verandah / patio
  • Ceiling fans
  • Heater included
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood provided
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Ironing service available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Licensed
  • Fridge or minibar


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

Leisure Amenities

  • Swimming pool

Business & Connectivity

  • Good cell phone reception

Access & Convenience

  • Not child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops further than 10km
  • Nearest fuel further than 10km


  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted


  • Personal safe




Panorama & Lowveld



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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