Things To Do

Things to do in the area

Lizel Maleta
079 781 0489
info@dagamalakecottages.co.za

The Kruger National Park

One of the major tourist attractions of the country, the Kruger National Park is among South Africa’s finest assets. This famous park boasts over 140 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds, not to mention a wide variety of amphibians, reptiles, flora and fauna.

Arts and Culture

Explore the local Shangaan culture at the famous Shangana Cultural Village, a short hop away from the town of Hazyview. The user-friendly cultural village offers visitors the opportunity to interact with the local Shangaan people and to enjoy a taste of traditional cuisine.

Attractions in the area include:

  • Berlin Falls
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Bourke’s Potholes
  • Eco Tourism
  • God’s Window
  • Jock of the Bushveld
  • Lisbon Waterfall
  • Long Tom Pass
  • Pilgrim’s Rest
  • Sailing on the dam
  • Sudwala Caves
  • Three Rondavels

Things to do in the area:

  • Abseiling
  • Bridge swing
  • Caving by candlelight
  • Elephant back safari’s
  • Endangered wildlife tours
  • Fishing
  • Gecko river adventures
  • Golf
  • Healh spa’s
  • Hiking
  • Horse trails and pony rides
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kloofing / canyoneering
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike tails
  • Mountain boarding
  • Night safari’s
  • Paintball
  • Quad bike trails
  • River rafting
  • Sunset safari’s
  • White water tubing
  • Zipline
  • …and much more!

These are approximate distances

Graskop Hazyview Nelspruit Pilgrimsrest Sabie White river Cottages
Graskop 38 79 16 23 71 63
Hazyview 38 x 67 54 45 46 25
Nelspruit 79 67 x 95 56 21 46
Pilgrimsrest 16 54 95 X 56 87 79
Sabie 23 45 56 39 x 48 70
White River 71 46 21 87 48 x 25
Cottages 63 25 46 79 70 25 x
Phabeni Kruger Gate(10km outside Hazyview) 48 10 77 64 55 56 35

 

HAZEY RIVER RESERVE

Only use the designated areas e.g. Fireplace and braai area on veranda for fires. Use ashtrays to kill cigarettes. Do not throw it in the bush!

HULALA LODGE

You will have the right to all Hulala Lakeside Lodge facilities. E.g. Hulala Lakeside Lodge bar, pool, Library and restaurant facilities. Please contact Hulala Reception.
The most popular activity at Hulala Lakeside Lodge is boating and fishing

No power boats are allowed on the water, which maintains the ambience of peace and tranquility. They have a fleet of two-man canoes; peddle boats, rowing boats, bass boats and fishing rods for the anglers (for rent from the lodge)

The ever-so-favourite “Sundowner Cruise”.

A daily evening Sundowner Cruise which departs 16:30 from the Hotel (Prior booking is required)

Drinks excluded –These need to be ordered from the bar 30 minutes before departure of the cruise.

Hulala Lakeside Lodge has a 9-hole “Qolf” Course – A mixture between croquet and golf.

There are three walking trails on the property – one an easy stroll through the plantation, the others slightly more energetic, through streams and over rocks.  These walks take an hour to ninety minutes. You are free to hike through the entire estate and onto the mountain at the rear side of the estate.
Mountain biking is allowed. Bring your own bikes.

Incredible bird watching and a bird hide on the lake
You can sit on your veranda and watch the Mongoose, Bushbuck, Bush-babies etc in your own garden.

Visit Hulala Resort’s excellent restaurant and/or cozy pub area. Lunch is from an A la Carte Menu.

One has to book in advance for Supper( early morning) and the night before for breakfast.

Breakfast it is a full English breakfast & full continental. For dinner they have a set 4 course menu which they rotate every day.

Please confirm rates with Hulala reception and please book in advance 013 764 1893 www.hulala.co.za

Canoes and Pedaloes Hire, Sundowner cruise, 4 course dinner, Full Breakfast, Weber rental

Contact Reception for all of the above

Tel. 013 764 1893

Look for more info at: www.hulala.co.za

Freyja Holistic Wellness of CasterBridge at HULALA Lodge (5 min walk away) Bookings can be made with Hulala Reception when you book in or you can phone Hulala reception at Tel. 013 764 1893 or Phone them directly and say you want to book a treatment at Hulala lodge. Their number is 013 7511020.

You can go to their website to see prices and more info.
www.freyjawellness.co.za

 

 

Suggested activities to help you plan your trip.

Kruger Park  

http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Self_Drive_around_Skukuza-travel/explore-kruger-park-phabeni-gate.html

 

http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Discovering_Kruger_Park-travel/explore-kruger-park-about-south-east.html#Skukuza

 

Panorama Route http://showme.co.za/nelspruit/tourism/the-panorama-route-mpumalanga-self-drive-part-1/

 

http://showme.co.za/nelspruit/tourism/the-panorama-route-mpumalanga-self-drive-part-2/

https://landlopers.com/2013/06/02/panorama-route

 

http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-the-panorama-route#.Uj6W3IZHKXQ

 

http://www.panoramainfo.co.za/what_to_do.htm

 

http://www.thetipsygypsy.co.za/where-to-eat/mpumulanga-eateries/potluck-boskombuis

 

Sudwala caves http://www.sudwalacaves.com/

If you are adventurous book in advance for the Crystal tour.

Barberton

Genisis Route

http://showme.co.za/nelspruit/tourism/genesis-route-mpumalanga/
Do an activity eg white water rafting, spend a day with elephants,zipline etc http://www.toursandtickets.co.za

 

www.gaptours.co.za

 

http://www.mpumalangahappenings.co.za/things_to_do.htm

 

http://www.hazyviewactivities.co.za/

 

www.baloonsoverafrica.co.za

 

Golf www.golfoncourse.co.za

 

Spend the day on the reserve Canoeing, walking, massages,sundowner cruise etc.

www.hulala.co.za

 

 

What our guests have to say

We found the view and facilities were top notch. My family from over seas was blown away. Also since the pricing is so reasonable we will definitely be visiting again on our next family holiday. With the location being so close to the kruger park and other activities you will never be bored.
– Amy W
We were impressed with the accommodation. A photo can be deceiving but Sycamore cottage is exactly as it is advertised on the internet. The beds were comfortable and the cottage is clean and comfortable. The view is absolutely stunning. I can highly recommend Sycamore cottage not only was it value for money but you got what was advertised.
– Desiree P

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Things to do

• Abseiling
• Bridge swing
• Caving by candlelight
• Elephant back safari’s
• Endangered wildlife tours
• Fishing
• Gecko river adventures
• Golf
• Healh spa’s
• Hiking
• Horse trails and pony rides
• Hot air ballooning
• Kloofing / canyoneering
• Microlight flights
• Mountain bike tails
• Mountain boarding
• Night safari’s
• Paintball
• Quad bike trails
• River rafting
• Sunset safari’s
• White water tubing
• Zipline
….and much more!

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