Activities that can be done in and close to the Kruger Park to enrich your stay in the area. Some are not to be missed and is something that suites everyone.
CANYON CRUISE AND ENDANGERED SPECIES TOUR
Enjoy the splendor of the third largest Canyon in the world. Unquestionably being the largest ‘green canyon’ due to its lush subtropical foliage. An interpretation tour by a tour guide will take you to the you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels.
An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.The Blyde River canyon supports large diversity of life, including numerous fish and antelope species as well as Hippos and Crocodiles, primate species and a diversity of birdlife such as the African Fish Eagle, African Finfoot and much more.Possibly the best view in the whole of the Blyde River Canyon is of the the “Three Rondavels”, huge, round rocks, thought to be reminiscent of the houses or huts of the indigenous people, known as rondavels.
The Canyon is famous for the Kadishi Tufa waterfall. At 200m (around 660 feet) in height it is the second tallest tufa waterfall on earth. In the case of the Kadishi Tufa fall, the formation that has been produced strikingly resembles a face which is crying profusely, and is thus sometimes known as ‘the weeping face of nature.
Departs daily at 07:00 & returns at around 15:30
Mpumalanga is a magnificent region, home to many of South Africa’s most spectacular natural sights. We’ll journey to the best of the best, visiting the legendary Blyde River Canyon, third largest in the world, and enjoying the never- ending Lowveld landscape from the ledge of God’s Window. We visit the quaint, historical mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest, and tuck into a delicious lunch at the famous Harrie’s Pancakes. In the afternoon, we give ourselves time to explore the extraordinary rock formations of Bourke’s Luck Potholes, one of nature’s most intriguing creations. From canyons to potholes, Mpumalanga’s a province of many splendid things !
Departs at 09h00 and Returns at ±16h30
We have an affinity to elephants, no doubt about it. There’s something near-human about these gigantic mammals, and you’ll make that connection at Elephant Whispers. Here, we’ll meet six rescued African elephants ranging in age from 8 to 25, now at home in this haven where they’re treated with dignity. Elephant Whispers is set on the banks of the Sabi River on the over 2 000 hectare Sandford Conservancy, so everybody that matters has elbow room. On our trip, we’ll experience Elephant Interaction, a fascinating educational interactive experience where you’ll be touching, feeding and learning about these gentle giants. Your visit here ensures that these six magnificent mammals continue in their important role as wildlife ambassadors for their own kind, and we assure you, you’ll feel a certain pride in having played a part in that future.
Daily at 09h00, 12h00 and 16h00
KRUGER PARK SUNSET SAFARI WITH BOMA DINNER
Search for big 5 and all the other amazing wildlife as late evening the animals abound on the open vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park with safari guide. Arrive at the boma inside Kruger Park that overlooks a river line. On the menu you have traditional meals such as venison kebab, or stuffed mushrooms, traditional boerewors, chicken kebab, sirloin steak, pap and sheba, and a variety of salads and breads.
As the shadows lengthen and the heat of the day starts to cool, you will get picked up from your accommodation in Hazyview and set off on your exciting safari in an open safari vehicle with tiered seats. You arrive at your boma, set on the banks of the Phabeni River. Soak up the unique atmosphere of dinner in the bush, cooked African style over hot coals. Hopefully, you will get to see the usual abundance of animals coming to drink from the river. On the menu you have venison kebab, or stuffed mushrooms, traditional boerewors, chicken kebab, sirloin steak, pap and sheba, and a variety of salads and breads. After a delicious dinner you head back for more exciting animal sightings, having enjoyed this incredible African experience of a lifetime. Return to Hazyview around 9 pm.
ENDANGERED WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
We visit Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre ,two highly successful conservation centres dedicated to preserving our wildlife, and experience a behind-the-scenes look at the extreme dedication and skill of our animal conservationists. We visit Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre – the largest in South Africa – and learn about techniques employed on injured, poisoned and abandoned animals and birds of prey. We’ll be invited to handle certain of the birds and animals. At Hoedspruit’s famed Endangered Species Centre, we’ll be privileged to see rare sightings such as wild dog, cheetah and aardwolf. We’ve planned lunch at the Centre to maximise your time there. You’ll take away with you more than you imagined at the end of the day!
WHITE WATER RAFTING
Experience the amazingly peacfull and also the white rapids of the Sabi River – it’s beautifully clean water, regarded as one of the cleanest river systems in the country. From novices to pros, a white water rafting trip down the Sabi River with its diverse fish population and prolific birdlife, is a rare treat for anyone. Yes, it’s great fun, but with the vegetation en route so appealing and wooded, it’s also cool, calm and contemplative. Every so often, there’s a small rapid, manageable enough for the most inexperience rafter. A great journey for beginners, and a calming one for those in the know.
QUAD BIKE TRAILS
The Sabi River Valley is made for scenic adventure with ste Sabie river valey and a maze of thrilling trails for quad bikers, and we offer solo or double-up rides on our 250cc quad bikes, all safety equipment supplied. Our trails meander through the scenic riverine forest of the Sabi River Valley, so it’s thrills galore through the cool canopy and lush vegetation provided by the forest, and an experienced guide accompanies every trip.
Enjoy a tranquil ramble in the Lowveld with unforgettable horse riding trails for novice and advanced horse riders at Horse Whispers. It’s a peaceful, laid-back one-hour outride in Sandford Conservancy and game park, ideal for everybody from beginners through to the advanced horseman or woman. We’re riding well-trained, home bred polo ponies through the surrounding natural beauty of the 2000 hectare Sandford Conservancy and Game Park, a more peaceful ramble one can’t imagine. Bring the children too.