Activities at Chestnut Country Lodge and Nearby
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is only a 30 minutes drive from Chestnut. Do a self-drive and enter Phabeni gate, or go on a guided open vehicle safari to have a better chance of spotting the Big 5 and other spectacular African wildlife. Get picked up and dropped off at our lodge, step into the open vehicle and enjoy the scenery and expertise of the guide. Book your game drive at the reception.
As we work very closely with a local community, we are able to offer community tours. No Tourist trap with dressed up dancers, but real-life rural South Africa. Play with the toddlers in their schoolyard, have a meeting with a local family, learn about the ancient traditions from the Sangoma and feel the warmth of the village. Book in advance to be sure not to miss this experience of a lifetime.
With a 9 and an 18 hole golf course in Hazyview, plus 2 more 18-hole golf courses within a 30 minutes drive, you can say that we are a ‘golf mecca’ for golf enthusiasts. You even get to play alongside the hippos at the Skukuza golf course, and perhaps a few other animals that wander across the turf.
Bush Picnic @ Chestnut Lodge
If you feel the need to go a little ‘wild’ – we will arrange and set up a bush picnic in various rustic settings. Listen and enjoy the peace of being totally submerged in the bush around you. It will revitalise your soul.
A ‘must-see’ when staying in Hazyview, or rather, a ‘must-see’ for everyone!! Drive the scenic Panorama Route, but take your time to explore all the stops along the way. The Bourkes Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Falls, and God’s Window are absolutely amazing but don’t just go tick off these boxes, there are many other places to explore.
Hazyview is the destination to get your heart pumping. River rafting on the beautiful Sabie River, fly through the skies above the valley with a microlight flight, or on a cable on a canopy slide, drive on scenic trails and farmlands with a quad bike, do the ever spectacular canyoning on the Sabie River, … Too much to mention, memories for a lifetime. Please contact our staff for more information.
Birding @ Chestnut Lodge
We are surrounded by natural fauna and flora so our birdlife is abundant. Sit in our garden under our beautiful and majestic trees and enjoy some opportune bird watching, identifying the various bird species that Chestnut lodge has. A true birding paradise.