Unpretentious and casual, Nabana Lodge
is a small family run establishment, set in a tranquil environment between banana farms with amazing views over the eastern escarpment. Waking up to spectacular sunrises, the tone is set for the day.
Rural it may be, but the area is the playground of the extreme adventurous with activities such as white water rafting, mountain biking, tree top sailing, bungie jumping, quad biking and many more.
Or just want to recharge your batteries? Nature lovers can indulge in scenes such as God`s Window, Three Rondavels, Mac Mac Pools, Blyderiver Canyon and the wondrous waterfalls surrounding Sabie and Graskop. With two gates to our beloved Kruger National Park a mere 22 km away, animal lovers can catch the sunrise in the Park and benefit from the much lower accommodation rates offered here.
Nabana is a fully catered lodge and facilities include clean and comfortable rooms, a vibrant pub, Thyme Restaurant, a sparkling pool amidst extensive gardens and a large parking area directly off the main road. Parking is also available at your room.
Thyme Restaurant is managed by owner, Paul Shepheard, who is an internationally trained and experienced chef. Dine in the relaxed atmosphere on the deck overlooking the gardens or in the pub. The menu is extensive, meals are very well priced and weekly specials are on offer. We cater for individual dietary needs and can make breakfast packs for those explorers wanting to leave early. Your choice from the menu, or a pre-cooked frozen meal can be delivered to your room should you arrive late, to be warmed in the microwave provided. The restaurant is open all day, Monday to Saturday, from 07h00 and the kitchen closes at 20h00.
The Sportsman Bar on site is where locals, business travelers and tourists meet to share their experiences of the day, have an ice cold drink or challenge each other at a game of pool. For major sport events there is a large movie screen and the atmosphere becomes electric.
Accommodation at Nabana Lodge:
We have 8 rooms in garden cottages, one having a double bed and seven twin rooms. We can convert twin beds to king size if required.
Two of our garden cottages can be utilised as family units, with two separate rooms en-suite each and an inter-leading door. Our rooms are pleasant, clean and comfortable all with en-suite bathroom and a shower in the bath. Bathroom amenities are supplied.
All rooms have a television with a hotel bouquet DSTV selection.
Nabana Lodge Activities:
A library with a selection of fiction and non-fiction is available in the lounge. Request board games from reception for those lazy days. Free wi-fi is available in public areas.
Paul, owner of the restaurant and pub is an avid angle, as are his children. They can often be found fishing tag and release at the small irrigation dam. Bring a rod along and join them.
For bird lovers, Nabana Lodge is a little haven for little creatures and birds such as Heuglin’s Robins, Paradise Flycatchers, Cape White Eye, a number of owl species and many more. Bats and Palm Swifts co-habitat happily in the Watsonia palm at the pool deck. A bird list for our area is available from reception for the keen birder.
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Clothing & Accessories:
Do not forget to bring binoculars and your camera if visiting the Kruger National Park. It is wise to pack sunscreen and a hat during summer months as well as a windbreaker when visiting waterfalls and look-out points. An citronella oil lamp is provided in the rooms, but mosquito repelant is recommended for outdoor areas.
Health & Climate:
We are malaria free in Hazyview, and propalactics are not necessary but insect repellent is recommended. The lowveld is known for its hot and humid summer temperatures during summer months - so pack lightly.
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