Hazyview Adventure Backpackers, Hazyview

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Hazyview Adventure Backpackers Reviews

Sitting right by the R40 that takes the scenic route from White River to Hazyview, Hazyview Adventure Backpackers is well positioned for those making their way into Kruger National Park via the Numbi or Phabeni gates.

The Location

On R40, two kilometers west of the junction with R537 and five kilometers from Hazyview center, this property is just fifteen kilometers northwest of Kruger Park’s Numbi Gate and fifteen kilometers west of Phabeni Gate.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Occupying a gentle slope down the side of a ridge, this place has chalets, cabins, and safari tents. Arriving at Hazyview Adventure Backpackers, the first thing you see is the large sign for the Jungle Bar and Restaurant. This is right by the roadside and is popular with the locals for its big-screen TVs. The bar appears to be the main business here these days, as the backpackers, tucked away behind the bar, has seen better days and looks a bit forlorn and neglected.

The rooms are small and basic. The double cabins are just big enough for the bed only. The carpeted eight-bed dorm is ok for space and is reasonably comfortable with good mattresses. There is a wall-mounted fan, but it only points toward four of the beds and many of the power points don’t work. There is a sofa in the dorm and three small tables. Don’t sleep in one of the dorm beds by the kitchen -- only a badly covered window blocks the light from pouring in at night and you’ll be woken by those having breakfast early.

Also next to the dorm is a bathroom, and following the boardwalk down is the common shower and toilet block -- all pretty basic, but fairly clean. The bamboo partitions between the shower cubicles give little privacy, though. Hot water is available twenty-four hours.

Common Spaces

Right outside the dorm is a braai, which is on the roof of the shower block, and at the end of the building is the communal kitchen. It has a toaster, kettle, microwave (it was not working when we stayed), fridge, two gas ranges, plus pots, pans, utensils, with free tea and coffee all day. There is a sofa and a couple of armchairs up from the dorm, where the backpackers’ bar used to be, but this has been usurped by the Jungle Bar and Restaurant out front. This is where you order and eat your food, if you're not self-catering. There’s a good selection of beers and spirits, plus table football and a pool tables as well as the aforementioned big-screen TVs. There is a small swimming pool on the grounds, but the water was very cloudy during our visit.

Summary

Traffic noise from the R40 reaches the rooms, but it isn’t overly invasive, and from the bar there was little noise travel. There is no Wi-Fi here and it seems, in general, the hostel has not been given the attention it needs to keep it to a good standard. There’s nothing radically wrong with it, but could do with some TLC. The adventure seems to have disappeared. It’s still ok, though, as a base for Kruger.
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Roadside Entrance
Reception in Jungle Bar
Entrance From Jungle Bar To Backpackers
Lounging Area
Common Kitchen
Swimming Pool
Braai Outside Drom
Dorm
Dorm
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Londonroad
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2016-10-16

Description

Hazyview Adventure backpackers is situated in one of the many beautiful valleys, along the Panorama route in Mpumalanga, South Africa. We have magnificent views of the Klein Drakensberg escarpment mountain range, stretching out to the bushveld (Kruger National Park) and are bordered in by the powerful Sabie and Blyde rivers.
Take in some of the amazing wildlife and nature in and around the backpackers. Enjoy your day out by going on a safari in the Kruger National park, which is only 12km from our door step. Day and Night safari’s and guided bushwalks can be arranged at our travel desk. Delight your senses on the Panorama route with the spectacular views at "God's window”, "Bourke's Luck potholes”, “the Three Rondavels”, a number of beautiful waterfalls, “the Sudwala caves” and many more. Adventure is on our door step and we provide them all from river rafting, abseiling to quad biking and a whole lot more in-between. Hiking, climbing and mountain biking routes in the area are some of the best in the world.
After an adventurous day come and chill out in one of our comfy lounges, enjoy a home cooked meal over some good conversation at Voodoo bar or relax in the boma around a hypnotising African fire.
We offer dorms, A family room and furnished tents, for either couples or singles, in our tented camp.
If spending the day lounging around the pool, lying in a hammock and is your idea of a relaxing day then this place is "a great place to kick back!”

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: Jungle Cafe, Numbi Park, Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Website

Website Hazyview Adventure Backpackers Hazyview hazybackpack.weebly.com/
Phone Number: +27 82 543 3594 or +27 83 859 0212
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Luggage Storage

Parking

Pub Crawls

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup (R190.00p\p)

Breakfast

City Tours

Dinner

Towels (R50.00 deposit)

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Darts

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

Lockers in Rooms

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Service Animals

Pet-Friendly

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 3

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 14

Checkout: Flexible

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 1 month

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 08:00 - 00:00

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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