Everyone can’t stop talking about the great time we all had at Phabeni- the unit is absolutely amazing. It had just about every little thing that we all needed to make our stay even more comfortable. As much as we are locals, we tend to take the amazing attractions that our beautiful country has to offer for granted and we really never get to explore our country like we did this past holidays.
Staying at Phabeni afforded us an opportunity to explore the beautiful landscapes in and around the area and yet made it quite easy to quickly run to the shops to get fire lighters for an afternoon braai at the unit or a few items at the local shops without a hustle. The staff at the lodge were very accommodating and always available to assist where possible.
The lodge is definitely ideal for anyone looking for some peace and quiet outside the big cities and still have access to restaurants and shops with ease. We used the unit as our base and managed to travel as far as the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and the amazing Sudwala Caves- and made a few stops along the way at the local markets( bought a few things) and did the high-wire swing in Graskop ( awesome experience). It doesn’t matter how many times one gets to go into the Kruger National park, the thought of being surrounded by wildlife is still a great experience.
Thank you for letting us stay at Phabeni, it’s an amazing place and am quite confident that the next time we visit Hazyview, we will certainly be staying at the same unit.
We absolutely loved the lodge, which was perfect for our needs. It was super close to Kruger National Park, in a lovely resort, and in a great location for all of Hazyview's amenities. John and Louise were brilliant hosts, and gave us plenty of information on the lodge, Kruger Park and the resort, as well as tips for restaurants and shopping. We had the holiday of a lifetime, thank you so much!
WOW! Its difficult to know where to start when you have had such an incredible trip so such a breath taking place!
Phabeni was our home away from home whilst we explored Kruger Park - a beautiful, clean, well maintained and generally delightful property. Every day when we had finished our adventures the homely environment of Phabeni was the next thing to look forward to. A Braai (BBQ) on the deck or relaxing on the incredibly comfortable sofas was generally the plan of action. Bedrooms very spacious and ensuite bathrooms were much appreciated.
Kruger Park lodge itself is brilliant - feels incredibly safe and they site owners have clearly thought about every detail - notably the hippo lake with frequent hippo appearances! Golf green looked in fab condition. Reception staff were beyond helpful - not too mention super friendly.
Overall cannot wait to return to Phabeni - ideal accommodation for resting after south african adventures - excellent location for fitting in maximum safari time - 15 min drive to the nearest gate (also phabeni!)
I can't imagine that spending a week in the tranquil setting that is Hazyview and its surrounds would have been better anywhere else than the Kruger Park Lodge. The Lodge boasts immaculately kept grounds and thatched chalets which cater to your every need during your stay.
Our days consisted of exploring the wide range of activities available in the area; from the Big Swing at Mac Mac Falls, to the Kruger Park, entered at either of the two closest gates, Phabeni and Paul Kruger.
Our evenings were spent braaiing using the chalet's facilities (braai coals available at reception) and enjoying sundowners overlooking the beautiful view from our deck. Sunset is the best time to visit the hippo hide to watch the hippos play and socialise - a special experience. We borrowed board games from reception, which was a lovely way to spend time with family in the evenings.
Overall, I can't wait to go back again!