Local Weather & Information
Local weather for the Hazyview, Mpumalanga area can be seen below. This is a current and forecast weather reading, so check this over just before you depart to visit our part of the world, Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa.
About Hazyview & Surrounds
The name Hazyview comes from the haze that hangs over the lowveld bushveld in summer.
Hazyview is nestled on the slopes of the Drakensberg Mountain Range. This town also has a history of gold mining and played an important part in the development of the Lowveld area.
Hazyview is 420 km from Johannesburg and close to the Paul Kruger and the newer Phabeni entrance Gates of the world famous Kruger National Park.The town was established in 1959 when the post office was built.
Hazyview is said to have the world’s best climate for bananas so you will see a lot banana plantations as you drive through the area.
There are a variety of restaurants, malls cultural experiences and a variety of other activities for tourists. There is the Shangana Cultural Village to visit, you can also take an elephant back safari ride or visit the Panaorama Route with magnificent views and waterfalls.
Hazyview boasts an array of delightful restaurants and pubs. The Windmill Wineshop offers a wonderful selection of wine and good food and for beer lovers, The Brewery and Summerfields Kitchen is not to be missed as they brew their own different beers! Cybele Forest Lodge & Health Spa is one of the top accommodation venues in the entire area. With such tranquil beauty, Hazyview is a must to visit and experience destination. Not only that, it is a place to return to.
For the more adventrous there are activities like horse riding, hot air ballooning, river rafting, helicopter adventures, Kruger Park Safari drives, sports such as golf, tennis, squash, Endangered Wildlife Projects tours, elephant interaction, aerial cable trail (aka canopy tours) that see you zipping from tree-top to tree-top, and hiking. Hazyview is a really great getaway spot and another advantage is the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport nearby for those who wish to fly in.
Hiking trails through the beautiful forests with cool, rushing streams and picturesque waterfalls are truly a delight.
Hazyview offers sporting facilities such as golf, tennis, bowls, and the area is well known for its trout fishing.
White River (Afrikaans: Witrivier) is a small holiday and farming town situated just north of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The farms in the region produce tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and timber. After the Boer War the British demarcated land on the Emanzimhlope River, a tributary of the Limpopo River. Emanzimhlope is Swazi for White Waters. The land was used to demobilise British soldiers and the first manager of the settlement was Tom Lawrence (snr), after whom the longest street in the town is still named.
The farming tradition of the community that settled here after the Anglo-Boer War has remained virtually unchanged to this day. Lord Milner's (administrator of the defeated Transvaal) attache, the aforementioned Tom Lawrence, demarcated land on the 'Emansimhlope' - a tributary of the Crocodile River whose name translates from the Swazi as 'White Waters' - to demobilised British Anglo-Boer War soldiers.
After a 26 km canal to channel water from the river was built, the new settlers planted trees and established new cultivation methods. The agriculture involves largely the production of tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and timber and tobacco, and is one of the most fertile in the province.
White River, with three irrigation dams and a number of nearby forest, is a popular holiday destination for those looking to enjoy the splendour of the Crocodile River Valley, and the town has a reputation for its arts and crafts.
White River lies just north of Nelspruit not far from the border with the Kruger National Park. It is not a large town but it is certainly an area of considerable scenic beauty. The climate is said to be one of the best in South Africa, neither excessively hot in summer when rainfall is at its highest, nor overly cold during the sunny winters. The farms tend to be relatively small but the agriculture is intensive with tropical and citrus fruits in abundance, and vegetables and cut flowers readily available.