The shimmering blue haze over the Sabie River Valley and the hills beyond lends this busy little town its name, but Hazyview has so much more to offer than the shops of which it has plenty. This is adrenalin and wildlife country. Spend a morning in the Kruger National Park, only 10 minutes from the town, and be back in time to ride an elephant or throw yourself down the river in a tube. All of this, with God’s Window visible on the skyline and the world’s third largest canyon a short drive away.
- Elephant interactions – Hazyview offers two separate establishments for elephant encounters with the option to feed and ride these magnificent giants of the veld
- Matumi Trail – a lovely hike along the Mac Mac River from where it meets the Sabie River. There’s even a chance to spot one of South Africa’s most sought after birds, the elusive and beautifully-named Narina Trogon. And there are 400 species of butterfly in this valley
- Microlighting – a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Sabie River Valley
- Rafting, kayaking, kloofing, geckoing – water sports de-luxe in the so-called River of Fear. Sabie is derived from saba – the Zulu word for fear. Niyasaba na? Are you afraid?
- Aerial Cable Trail – the longest in Mpumalanga consists of ten platforms in the forest, linked by ropes and pulleys of differing lengths and terror-levels
- Perry’s Bridge – the place for your vital retail therapy, for a fine cup of coffee and fine restaurants, for bushwear and décor
- Avocado and macadamia oil – tours available of the farms at Dagama on the road to White River
- Shangana Cultural Village – as authentic as such venues can be. Come and hear your future from the bone-throwing of the sangoma (witch-doctor) or join him and the tribe for music and dancing at their frequent evening festivals
- Banana Plantations – Hazyview is one of South Africa’s largest banana growing areas. The sweeping swaying leaves stretch from one end of the valley to the next. And a banana tastes so much better straight off the tree
- Crafts: from formal to informal traders, Hazyview offers a broad range of curios to the traveller
- Quad bike trails in the hills and forests along the Sabie River offer a great opportunity to go wild and get covered with mud
- Golf courses: Hazyview offers two fine golf-courses for the enthusiast, one 18-hole and one nine-hole. Beware of hippo and impala!
- Beautiful horse-trails snake through the hills above the banks of the Marite River
- The Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park is a fine collection of snakes, crocodiles and other reptiles