Activities & Tours

Sub-tropical Hazyview offers a year-round climate for visitors and is the perfect base to explore the scenic wonders of the escarpment.

A healthy farm breakfast will set you up for the day or leave early with a picnic basket for a game drive in the Kruger National Park. Golf, tennis, bowls, trout-fishing, hot-air ballooning and horse-riding are all available nearby.

Hot-air Ballooning with Blydepoort in the background - © www.photographers.co.za

Golf Courses in the Area:
  • Sabie River Country Club
    Web Site: http://www.golfing-safaris.co.za/golfing/sabie.htm
  • Kruger Park Lodge
    Web Site: http://www.krugerparklodge.co.za
  • Skukuza Golf Course
    Web Site: http://www.places.co.za/html/kruger_golf.html
  • South African National Parks (SANParks)
    Experience the beauty and diversity of South African National Parks, Travel and explore South Africa! Web Site: http://www.sanparks.org/

    This site hosts details of South African National Parks, their camps and wildlife and community relations. It will help tourists and visitors with planning trips to the parks - self drive safaris, game viewing, accommodation tariffs, adventure activities such as guided walks and hiking, bird-watching, 4x4 trails, sightseeing, cultural and historical experiences, mountain biking, golf, canoeing, swimming and many more. You can also learn how to become an honorary ranger or how to take part in organised events within these conservation areas.
The Blyde River Canyon

The third largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon. Magnificent views from God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, World's View and The Three Rondavels.

Three Rondawels - Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga, South Africa - photo © www.photographers.co.za

 

God's Window

God’s Window is one the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve’s most spectacular viewpoints, with astonishing views over South Africa’s Lowveld (so-named because it is much lower than the high escarpment along which the Panorama Route runs. At God’s Window, majestic cliffs plunge down 700m and, on a clear day, you'll be able to see over the famous Kruger National Park towards the Lebombo Mountains on South Africa’s border Mozambique.

God's Window - Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga, South Africa - photo © www.photographers.co.za

Hazyview is ten minutes away from the world-famous Kruger National Park and even closer than ever with the opening of the new Phabeni Gate at the Albasini Ruins.
Nearby Sabie and Graskop have a superb variety of interesting rock formations and waterfalls, including the Macmac Falls, Forest Falls, Lisbon Falls and Lone Creek Falls

Berlin Falls

The mighty Berlin Falls are close to God's Window, north of Graskop. A special observation platform has been built to view this natural wonder, one of the most spectacular along the Panorama Route. The Watervalspruit plunges down a cliff, 80 meters high into a huge dark pool.

Belin Falls -  Blyde River Canyon Mpumalanga, South Africa - photo © www.photographers.co.za

Recommended places to visit within a short drive from Rissington Inn. Ask us to make your booking for you:
  • God's Window - a stunning view from Highveld to Lowveld
  • The Pinnacle - a stack on the edge of the escarpment
  • Bourke's Luck - fascinating rock forms at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur Rivers
  • Blyde River Canyon - endless viewpoints over the third largest canyon in the world
  • Lisbon, Berlin and Mac Mac Falls - impressive scenery and deep waterfalls
  • Pilgrim's Rest - restored Gold Rush mining town and home of Jock of the Bushveld.
  • Hoedspruit Cheetah Breeding Project
  • Shangana Cultural Village - festivals of song and dance (http://www.shangana.co.za)
  • Barberton - Sheba Mines and the first Stock Exchange
  • Kruger National Park - the best in the world (http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/)
  • Kapama Lodge - for open vehicle night drives with spotlights
  • Fanie Botha Trail and others - hiking through indigenous forest and plantations
  • Sudwala and Echo Caves - the oldest in the country
  • Lowveld Botanical Gardens - on the banks of the Crocodile River
  • Moholoholo Animal and Bird Rehabilitation Centre
  • Sabie River and Horseshoe Falls - trout-fishing for all capabilities
  • Crocodile and Swadini Reptile Parks
  • Farm Tours of banana, citrus, mango, coffee, macadamia and other enterprises
  • History Tours and Museums of Anglo-Boer and Voortrekker history
  • Tsinini Silk Farm - silkworms at work
  • Aerial cable trail – swinging through the trees
  • Elephant walks – touch and hold
The Big 5 
Lions - photo © www.photographers.co.za
Lions (Panthera leo)
  Leopard - photo © www.photographers.co.za
Leopard (Panthera pardus)
  African Elephant - photo © www.photographers.co.za
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
  White Rhino - photo © www.photographers.co.za
White Rhino (Ceratotherium simum
  Cape Buffalo - photo © www.photographers.co.za
Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
 
     
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