Hazyview lies close to the western flank of Kruger National Park. This area is a mixture of many private reserves, unlike the central and eastern side that fall under SANParks’ remit. These reserves offer a much more exclusive and private experience. After all, Kruger can get a little crowded.
The closest reserves to Hazyview are Sabi Sands, Manyeleti or Timbavati. The teams at these reserves are dedicated to helping you see the big five animals in their natural habitat. The guides will take you to areas where elephants, lions, leopards, African buffalo and black rhinos tend to graze. You can either walk or take a game drive.
You can also access the central section of Kruger National Park (Orpen Gate) from here. It may be busy, but you’re almost guaranteed to see some of the indigenous wildlife here. Here you might spot giraffes, hippos, zebra antelopes and more. Kruger is also a hotspot for wild birds, so keep an eye out for any unusual species during your stay.
Hazyview is dedicated to conservation and eco-tourism, so it’s a great spot for environmentally-minded travellers. You could even decide to volunteer at research or conservation projects in neighbouring reserves such as Makalali. As the name suggests, Hazyview is a relaxed and chilled-out destination. The main focus here is wildlife spotting, but you’ll also have a few opportunities to indulge in local culture and learn about the work the reserve is doing.
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