Collecting your rental car in Hoedspruit, you’ll drive to Hazyview to stay one night in the cosy and well-placed Rissington Inn
. On your drive south, we recommend following the Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, to see the scenic landmarks of God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, World’s View and the Three Rondavels. Wind along the highset Panorama Route, stopping at the viewpoints for superb vistas of plunging waterfalls and canyons and green mountains, and keep an eye out for the wealth of animal life, including klipspringers, dassies, oribi, kudu, bush pigs, monkeys and bush babies.
A patchwork of farms and plantations, all the roads around Hazyview lead to adventure. After checking in, hit the road again to explore more of the Drakensberg Escarpment, whizzing past banana, mango, coffee, spice and vegetable crops to climb the highest tarred road in the country. Or if you’d prefer to give your legs a bit of a stretch, play a round of golf at the Sabie River Golf Course, or go for a gentle horse ride.