We enjoyed our 3-night stay at Abangane, the lodge is situated close to Phabeni gate and Kruger gate, it is thus conveniently located for day visits to the Kruger National Park, It is also only a 5 km drive to Hazyview. It is difficult to fault Abangane, the location is good (The rather lengthy drive, on a dirt road after leaving the tar, to the lodge can possibly be difficult for some low vehicles to negotiate), the rooms are comfortable, my wife missed her bath (our room only had a shower), The hosts are friendly and they showed great trust in accommodating my request to settle my account via EFT after leaving, the bar facility is also available on a trust basis. I enjoyed the breakfasts on the verandah (The Mince monty was especially good and the coffee was great too). The views from the verandahs are great, the rim-flow pool is beautiful. The staff was friendly and accommodating to all our requests. Abangana Guest lodge can not be faulted, but for us it lacked that x-factor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The very prestigious Abangane Guest Lodge is located on a 22 hectare portion of the original “Farm de Rust” situated on the Sabie Road in Hazyview. Since opening, Abangane Guest Lodge continues to maintain its exclusive 4 star environment. The Lodge is highly regarded for its peaceful, tranquil surroundings and its ability to provide the highest quality of service. Guests marvel at the sheer expanse of the luscious surrounding bushveld, picturesque gardens, panoramic views across the valley, the majestic mountains in the distance and the promise of a glorious sunset. Abangane is an exceptional and exclusive lodge. At sunrise and sunset Zebras, Impalas, Giraffes and many more can be seen grazing on the neighboring private game farm. The sparkling blue infinity pool with its breathtaking view over the valley adds to the serene ambiance. Nighttime is magical with lanterns that invite you for a walk through the lush gardens while you take in the sounds of the evening. Most evenings you will be blessed with the haunting cry of the Fish Eagle heard high above the hilltops. Abangane Guest Lodge is the ideal gateway to the famous Kruger National Park. Three access gates are located nearby, the closest being the Phabeni Gate reachable within a leisurely 15 minute drive. The Blyde River Canyon with the famous God’s Window and other spectacular attractions are easily accessible from Abangane Lodge. All just a day trip away. Some of the best restaurants in the area are a short drive from the Lodge as well as a comprehensive, well equipped shopping centre a mere 2 km away. Discerning travelers will find quick access to most amenities and resources they may require. A wholesome continental or full English breakfast can be enjoyed in the Lodge dining room or on the open veranda. The abundant birdlife welcomes in the day as you plan your activities over freshly brewed coffee or tea. After a day of adventure and wonderment you are welcome to relax and enjoy a sundowner poolside, or relax under the gazebo in our tranquil surroundings. Should you not feel like dining out a delicious candlelight dinner could be prepared for you. This would be by prior arrangement. ... more less
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