The Hazyview Rundown
Once just a quiet farming village, Hazyview in South Africa has become quite an attractive destination, particularly if you are going on safari. This is beautiful country that shows off the best of South Africa. There are many hotels and bed-and-breakfast pensions with fun names, such as Ant and Elephant or Hippo Hollow. Hazyview’s African Safari Adventures offers day-trip safaris where you are out in the field watching the wildlife. If you prefer your wildlife more contained, Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park features snakes, lizards and crocodiles in natural-looking settings. At Elephant Sanctuary, you can view elephants in their natural habitat, whilst at Elephant Whispers, you can get close to the elephants and even get an elephant ride.
Skyway Trails is sure to get your heart racing as you spend your time jumping from one platform to another. Hazyview is also close to Kruger National Park, one of the biggest game reserves in Africa. Blyde River Canyon offers spectacular scenery and waterfalls.
If you are famished, sample the cuisine at Pioneer’s Butcher and Grill, which serves some great steaks. Get a great panoramic perspective of Hazyview in a balloon ride with Balloons Over Africa.
When To Go
Hazyview has distinct seasons, offering a year-round experience. Summer is hot and humid and the best time for seeing the local flora. Spring or autumn are drier and may be better suited for walking, biking or hiking. January has the most rain on average, whilst June is the driest month. Summers produce a morning haze for which the town is named.
- Spring (September-October): 23oC (73oF)
- Summer (November-March): 32oC (90oF)
- Autumn (April-May): 16oC (60oF)
- Winter (June-August): 7oC (44oF)
Cape Town International Airport is the closest international airport and is served by more than 20 airlines, including Air France and British Airways. From the airport, you can take a city bus or drive the N4 to Nelspruit and go north on the R40 until you reach Hazyview. Once there, you will find that most of the attractions are on the main road.
- By air: Cape Town International Airport, served by more than 20 airlines including Air France and British airways.
- By car: Rental cars are available at the airport
- By bus: City buses take you from Cape Town to Hazyview
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