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Blue Haze Country Lodge
Pinetown, South Africa
1 review
“Awesome home from home”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Thank you for a lovely stay. Staff are always friendly and helpful, the food to die for. Rooms very comply! We will be back. I would recommend a stay here to any one traveling be it for business or leisure.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

My wife & I stayed here foe a weekend. The first thing you will be struck by is, the beautiful view of the lake. Let me assure you that you will not get better value for money anywhere. You are getting the very very best for a fraction of what you would imagine it costs! The rooms are spacious & most have simply stunning views. The staff are attentive & nothing is too much trouble. We will be going back, & certainly recommend The Blue Haze to one & all.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Blue Haze Country Lodge is very warm & welcoming right from when you drive in and see the horses. The rooms are very comfortable and clean and the on-site restaurant serves delicious meals and the pub has a charm of it's own. There is a lot to do in the area as it is on the foothills of the Drakensberg and it overlooks the Wagondrift Dam. The owners are hands on and the staff go all out to ensure your happy stay - I would recommend this lodge to any traveller!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

I was on a solo road trip, tired and it was getting dark. I googled nearest towns and after making a phone call I managed to get a room. Thank You Lord for grace, I was given a family deluxe unit for the standard room price. Room 5 has a teaser view of the Wagendrift Dam, lounge, dining, kitchen, 2 single beds room and a double bedroom.

I woke up to a gorgeous misty morning overlooking Wagendrift Dam. Horses and chickens giving it a very homey and country feel. Fresh crisp clean air, the overcast cloudy weather added to the beauty. There is a curio shop, pub, stables and a restaurant on the property.

Thank you Roger for putting my map away, giving me suggestions to visit Giants Castles and Loskop, Winterton. Great host, full of laughter and great insight.

Regards Nombie - solo traveller from Johannesburg

  • Stayed October 2013
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Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed here for one night because our friends had chosen this lodge. The room had dirty carpets, a filthy couch, the bathroom door did not close, the room smelled bad and was definitely not up to the luxury standard it was supposed to be. The staff was friendly enough and the view of the dam was lovely and it would not cost much to fix things. The breakfast was okay but the toast was soft and not fresh, but the coffee was good.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Heidelberg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We visited this establishment on route to St Lucia. We booked a deluxe suite but was truly disappointed when the accommodation allocated to us could have been mistaken for maybe 2 star! Although the bedding and interior was clean it was definitely NOT executive deluxe.The positive side that made our stay a bit more pleasant was the spectacular views, excellent restaurant and food and the friendly staff. sorry but not a pleasant experience. I think that the establishment should either revise their rates or upgrade their rooms.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Randburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Hi There

We recently attended a function in Escourt KZN and had found Blue Haze in the midst of JHB and Durban, The ambiance and tranquil settings reminded me of my time spent in Port St Johns, this beautifully quite and peaceful place is surrounded by great views of the Drakensberg mountains and a just a doorstep away to natures splendour. My wife Ferzana and my daughter Malaika enjoyed beautiful sundowners on both days with Sunny Rays shadowing the Dam that Blue Haze overlooks, I must commend the buildings and interior of each dwelling which is maintained very well indeed and always neat. We had access to many services that one would normally not have access to. Amongst all, the visits by Shetland and normal ponies to your doorstep leaves one engulfed in the enjoyment of nature at its best. The Food is great and the Venue provides Halaal Friendly edibles as well. There is a Kiosk on the premises and very, very friendly staff that make your stay as pleasant as possible. My memoir will always capture the tranquility in my photographic memory Thank you Blue Haze we really enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Blue Haze Country Lodge
Address: Moor Park Road, uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 Speciality Lodging in uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Haze Country Lodge is a charming lodge, set in spectacular mountain and lake scenery bordering the popular Wagendrift Dam in the picturesque foothills of the Drakensberg mountain range. Situated 3 minutes from the N3 highway, 450km from Johannesburg, 170km from Durban and 7km from the town of Estcourt.Guests and day visitors are offered warm and friendly hospitality by a happy Blue Haze team. The expansive lawns, kikuyu horse paddocks, public service areas, kiddies play area, conference and wedding centre, rim-flow pool, hotel suites and chalets are superbly maintained and we pride ourselves in every meal and beverage we serve!Blue Haze offers 27 accommodation units including standard en-suite rooms, deluxe, executive and 7 self-catering. We cater for up to 500 wedding guests and sleep a maximum of 73 people. Enjoy one of many activities or scenic day trips or chill at the pool before quenching your thirst and making new friends in the cosy Pheasant Plucker’s Pub and complete your evening with a superb meal prepared by our executive chef, Sean Wallis, and his team. ... more   less 

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