Ulwazi Rock Lodge Self-Catering Accommodation Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa
SANParks - The Kruger National Park
Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights - this is real Africa.The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.
Day Visitors All the main rest camps have day visitor areas. There are also many picnic spots and other visitor get out points distributed throughout the park. At the picnic spots visitors can (for a nominal fee) hire gas skottels (outdoor elevated frying pans) to cook meals on. These pans are cleaned by the attending staff, thus meaning people don’t have to worry about carrying cumbersome and greasy pans in their vehicles. There is a maximum threshold of vehicles that can enter the park daily. If this threshold is reached only visitors with pre-booked overnight accommodation will be permitted access. Such situations tend only to arise in extreme cases such as public holidays
Park & Ride Hop in and ride - it's as simple as that! Guests at Kruger now have the opportunity to make use of the "Park and Ride Scheme" where you can get to see the Big 5 - currently only available in the Marula Region - Numbi, Phabeni and Kruger gates.
Sightings There are so many creatures to see and sightings of rare species can be the highlight of your trip! Keep up to date with the movements of the wildlife in the Kruger National Park by consulting the sightings map at reception, it is updated daily!
Gate Times TThe Kruger National Park has 10 entrance gates: Crocodile Bridge, Malelane, Numbi, Phabeni, Paul Kruger, Orpen, Phalaborwa, Punda Maria, Pafuri and Giriyondo. Kruger Park Gates open: Nov-Jan: 05:30 Feb: 05:30 Mar & Oct: 05:30 Apr: 06:00 May-July: 06:00 Aug-Sept: 06:00 Park and Camp Gates Close: Nov-Jan: 18:30 Feb: 18:30 Mar & Oct: 18:00 Apr: 17:30 May-July: 17:30 Aug-Sept: 18:00 It is important that all Day Visitors pay special attention to the gate opening and closing times.
Adventure & Activities
Hazyview is the main hub in Mpumalanga for adventure and activities. After touring the world-famous Kruger National Park, why not enjoy the thrills of river rafting, tubing, abseiling, quad trails, zipline, the aerial cable trail, tobogganing or horse trails.
Graskop Gorge Lift, Big Swing & Zipline
The Graskop Gorge Lift Company is centrally located on the Panorama Route and is an ideal stop over point, whether it be for the view, the forest, the food or the various adventure activities, guided tours and hikes in the surrounding areas.
SkyWay Trails Aerial Cable
Behold the Long Tom Toboggan, the first of its kind in Africa. Jump aboard your precarious yellow cart and reach speeds of 45 kilometres an hour as you twist and turn through flowers and forests down 1.7 kilometres of stainless steel pipeline.
For the adrenaline-seeker, the area also offers many exciting thrills and spills. Choose from the following:
Long Tom Toboggan - Behold the Long Tom Toboggan, the first of its kind in Africa. Jump aboard your precarious yellow cart and reach speeds of 45 kilometres an hour as you twist and turn through flowers and forests down 1.7 kilometres of stainless steel pipeline.
Golfing in Hazyview - Hazyview is ideal and central for a memorable golfing breakaway. There are three scenic and challenging golf courses in town along the Sabie River and another four golf course within less than a hour's drive from Hazyview.
White Water Rafting – Raft the lower-Sabie River in 2-man inflatable "croc rafts"
Geckoing River Tubing – This is the best way to raft down the Sabie River! A Gecko is a one-man inflatable, raft-tube with handles and a rigid floor
The Treetop Walk – an assault course, high up in the trees
Archery – Your introduction to the art of archery. Standard "long-bows", which are fairly easy to master are used. Suitable for all ages
Mountain Biking – On the farm here at Ulwazi Rock Lodge or in the Sabie River Valley between Hazyview and Sabie
Quad Biking – Guided trails through plantations and indigenous bush along the Sabie River Valley.
Horse-riding – Horse trails winding through the beautiful Lowveld scenery of the Sabana River, indigenous bush and fruit orchards.
Helicopter Flights – Experience breathtaking panoramic views from a 4- or 6-seater helicopter.
Microlight Flights – Get out of your headspace and find adventure at the Aviation Adventures Flying Club in Hazyview.