HAZYVIEW

AfriCamps at Mackers
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Hazyview- AfriCamps at Mackers

Start FromZAR1,490.00 / Night
Bed2 Queen size beds (extra length)
Bunk Bed1 Single bed (extra length)
Max People5
Tent Size55 sqm
AirconditioningYes - cooling
Wood burning fireplaceYes - closed combustion
Electric BlanketsYes
Braai (bbq) areaYes - private braai
Fully equiped kitchenYes - incl 4 burner hob
OvenYes
BreakfastYes, as an extra.
PoolYes - shared.
Baby cot and high chairYes

Overview

Your host

Essentials

Activities

Eat & drink

Getting there

Rates

Terms

We set the bar high for our first camp outside of the Western Cape as AfriCamps at Mackers is magnificently set on the river bank of the Sabie River. Our luxury boutique glamping tents are all facing the river just a few meters from the streaming water and are surrounded by lush green grass and indigenous forest. The camp is just a few minutes’ drive from Hazyview, a small farming town that is famous for its banana, macademia and coffee industry, but even better known for it’s easy access to the Panorama route and the Kruger National Park, two of the most popular tourist attractions in South Africa.

AfriCamps at Mackers is the perfect place to relax and explore when looking to spend some time in the Mpumalanga bush. Hear the nearby wild animals at night from the comfort of your luxury tent or walk a few meters over the soft grass to dip your toes into the river right in front of you. Spend some time in your own backyard taking a swim in the large swimming pool or taking a beautiful hike from your tent to admire the breath-taking scenery of waterfalls and wild rapids further up the river.

The camp is perfectly positioned to spend a few days exploring the area and visiting the many attractions in both directions of you. You could spend a day or two in the Kruger National Park spotting the Big 5 or driving along the Panoramic Route experiencing the breath-taking scenery and wonder of Gods Window, 3 Rondavels and Bourkes Luck potholes. Your host, owner Ryan will gladly offer tours for both routes.

 

 

Africamps at Mackers is located in the beautiful Sabie Valley Nature Conservancy between Sabie and Hazyview. Ryan and Michelle Mc Kain – the “Mackers”, hail from the East Rand in Gauteng, where they both ran successful businesses. Ryan, a real sports fanatic, ran a screenprinting business and Michelle has a Corporate Promotional business. The farm was discovered whilst on a holiday to the Panoramic route and Kruger National Park. The couple have a passion for wildlife and are avid birders which makes this farm ideal as it has more than 250 species for them to watch.

The farm is only a 25 minutes drive from the Phabeni Gate of the Kruger so whenever time allows, they like to pop into the Kruger for a drive. Tired of the ‘mad Joburg Rush’ they decided to invest into their piece of heaven 5 years ago and have been enjoying their decision ever since.

The farm offers absolute peace and tranquillity and both host and hostess enjoy the fact that they are able to share the beauty of their farm with visitors from all over the world. Ryan and Michelle have 3 sons who are not resident on the farm, but take every opportunity to come back for a visit. First on the list is nature and beauty, but they also enjoy a game of golf at the Sabi River Sun Golf Club.

“The move to the farm 5 years ago was the best thing we ever did – life is about slowing down and enjoying the beauty of nature around you, it grounds you – we are blessed abundantly”

Check in – from 2pm onwards on day of arrival

Prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the AfriCamps office of their estimated time of arrival. Please phone the camp reception 30 minutes prior to arrival. This way you are ensured that the check in can be arranged without delays. Please find the telephone number in the bookings confirmation email.

Check out – before 10am on day of departure

Malaria Area

Please note: Hazyview is in a low-risk malaria area. We do not advise the need for anti-malarial drugs however we advise that you use your own discretion in this regard. If you plan to overnight in the Kruger Park, it is recommended that you take preventative measures.

Activities on site

  • Bird-watching – Birdlife is abundant on the farm, with over 250 species to admire.
  • Hiking trails
  • Swimming in the pool
  • Fishing

Spa Treatments

Book a relaxing spa treatment in the comfort of your tent. Pricelist available at reception or on request.

*Booking is essential.

Activities off site

These tours can be pre-booked and all include transfers to and from AfriCamps at Mackers.

Kruger National Park Tour
A safari in the world famous Kruger National Park features on top of many people’s bucket list of things to do. Spot the Big 5 (alongside an array of bird, reptile and many other mammals) while you relax and rely on the skills of your highly experienced and skilled guide to ensure a truly authentic safari experience. The guides also have vast knowledge of the trees, grasses and plants and their various medicinal uses.

During the course of the day, you will visit a scenic picnic spot or one of the Rest Camps for a breakfast stop and/or lunch stop, allowing time for a meal and to stretch the legs before setting off to explore more of the African bush.

Kruger Tour Cost:

International Guest

Cost:

South African Citizen

Pick up time Drop off time
Morning Safari R1180 pp R950 pp 05h30 11h30
Afternoon Safari R1180 pp R950 pp 13h00 17h30
Full Day Safari R1430 pp R1180 pp 05h30 15h00/15h30
Sunset Safari R1130 pp R1130 pp 15h45 20h30


Tour Information:

Includes: Entry and conservation fees. Return transfers to and from AfriCamps at Mackers. Bottled mineral water. Blankets and waterproof ponchos are provided on the vehicle.
Excludes: Beverages, snacks and meals. (for guests’ own account)
Minimum: 2 Adults
Age limit: Children over the age of 6 years are welcome on an open vehicle safari.
Groups: Please enquire about group rates for more than 6 guests.

Please note that walking safari’s and private safari’s are available on request.

 

Panorama Tour
The Panorama Route offers a kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty and African diversity. We visit well known sites on this tour in an air-conditioned vehicle with a qualified guide who has good knowledge of the area. Spectacular views of the Blyde River Canyon, and out over the endless Lowveld beyond will not disappoint. We take guests along the edge of the escarpment to look out points offering magnificent views, including God’s Window, Wonderview and the Three Rondawels. Along the route we visit the famous Bourke’s Luck Potholes – deep cylindrical cavities formed by thousands of years of water erosion. At lunchtime the tour will stop in Graskop for guests to enjoy lunch at a restaurant, and, if time permits, browse the many curio stalls and shops in this little village.

Panorama Tour Cost Pick up time Drop off time
Full Day Tour R1440 pp 08h00 16h00 (approx.)


Tour Information

Includes: Complimentary transfers in air-conditioned vehicles from AfriCamps at Mackers, all relevant entry fees and bottled mineral waters.
Excludes: Meals, beverages, items of a personal nature, curios and/or gratuities.
Minimum: 2 Adults

 

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre & Blyde River Boat Cruise

Moholoholo is the largest wildlife rehabilitation centre in South Africa, offering the opportunity to interact with rehabilitated, injured, orphaned and poisoned animals such as raptors, vultures, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, honey badgers and orphaned rhino. Learn about the rehabilitation techniques and treatment of injured, poisoned and abandoned animals and birds of prey. An experience not to be missed!

Enjoy the splendour of the world’s third largest Canyon, the Blyde River Canyon, with an interpretive boat tour with a qualified site guide. Take in the sights of the waterfalls and the Three Rondawels, the hippos, the crocodiles and the African Fish eagles. See the rare, living Kadishi Tufa waterfall which is the tallest Tufa waterfall on earth. An abundance of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, primates and a diversity of birdlife, will keep you enthralled while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.

Moholoholo Tour Cost Pick up time Drop off time
Full Day Tour R1440 pp 08h00 18h30* (approx.)


*times will be confirmed as they are dependant on available time slots of boat ride.

Tour Information
Includes: Complimentary transfer from Hazyview to Hoedspruit area and return, all relevant entry and tour fees and bottled mineral waters.
Excludes: Meals, beverages, items of a personal nature, curios and/or gratuities.
Minimum: 2 Adults

 

Seronera Crocodile Farm
Seronera Crocodile Farm, found in Hazyview, Mpumalanga is a working farm home to nearly 30 000 Nile crocodiles. This CITES registered farm has been operational for over 30 years and plays a role in the conservaton of Nile crocodiles. Thanks to closely regulated farming practices like Seronera Crocodile Farm’s crocodiles are no longer on the CITES list of endangered species. Visitors to Seronera Crocodile Farm can expect a memorable experience viewing thousands of Crocodiles on a farm which is beautifully treed and has abundant birdlife. The farm now offers tours by prior arrangement.

Seronera Crocodile Tour Cost Start time Transfers from Mackers
90 min Tour R250 pp / R125 per child 09h30 R250 pp


*minimum 2 people

 

Breakfast – placed in the tent for guests to prepare themselves

Breakfast Basket ‘Cook Your Own’

  • Fresh Croissant
  • Muesli
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Butter and Preserves
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Pork Sausage
  • White Bread
  • Fruit Juice
  • Milk
  • Locally sourced Filter Coffee

R110.00 per adult
R 75.00 per child (4 to 12 yrs)

Dinner- Placed in Tent for guests to prepare themselves

Traditional South African Braai Pack

  • 200g Beef Steak
  • Boerewors
  • Chicken Kebab
  • Salad
  • Potatoe in foil (to do on the braai or in the oven)
  • Bread in a tin or rolls to bake

R175.00 per adult
R110.00 per child (4 to 12 yrs)

We are based in the Sabie valley nature conservation area. We are almost in the middle of Sabie and Hazyview on the R536. We are 17 km from Hazyview and 26 km from Sabie.

From Nelspruit
Proceed from Johannesburg on the N12 towards Witbank, the N12 will become the N4 on route to Witbank, this is a toll road, with two toll points.
The N4 continues through into Nelspruit.
On entering Nelspruit follow the signs for White River on the R40.
Continue through White River following the R40 towards Hazyview, approximately 40km.
On reaching the T-Junction turn left towards Hazyview.
Continue through Hazyview until you see the signs for Sabie, turn left along the R536 towards Sabie.
AfriCamps at Mackers is 17km along the R536 to Sabie on the right hand side.

Route via Belfast
Follow the same route out of Johannesburg, pass Witbank.
This route encompasses only one toll point.
Turn left from the N4 onto the R540 at Belfast.
Follow the signs for Dullstroom and Lydenburg.
In Lydenburg, follow the signs for the R37 to Long Tom Pass and Sabie.
In Sabie follow the signs for Hazyview on the R536.
AfriCamps at Mackers is 26km from Sabie on the left hand side.
Both routes are approximately 4 hours from Johannesburg.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: -25.032524 | Longitude: 30.972969

 

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our shared rates are based on a two person stay. Please note that the rates below are just a price indication, use our online bookings calendar to check current rates and availability. Food & beverage and activities & tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Rate per tent (pp) Additional fee adults (pp) Children fee (pp)
Season Single Shared 3rd 4th 5th 0 – 2 3 – 16
Highseason 1490 745 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Peakseason 2090 1045 200 200 200 Stay Free 100

Rates as from 1 May 2019

Rate per tent (pp) Additional fee adults (pp) Children fee (pp)
Season Single Shared 3rd 4th 5th 0 – 2 3 – 16
Highseason 1540 820 200 200 200 Stay Free 100
Peakseason 2140 1070 200 200 200 Stay Free 100

High season
11 January to 15 December

Peak season
16 December to 10 January

Please look for the full terms and conditions on our website www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Wood and firelighters for the wood-stove and campfires (for sale at property shop)

Pets

Unfortunately no pets allowed on the farm.

Payments

To secure your stay a 50% deposit is required. The balance of the booking amount must paid in full to AfriCamps, at the latest, one month before arrival. In the event of a booking made within one month before arrival the entire booking amount must be paid immediately.

In the case of a late or incomplete payment you are in default. AfriCamps will reserve to the right to cancel the booking within immediate effect. You are responsible for all damages which suffers or will suffer as a consequence of this, as well as all costs which AfriCamps has made with regard to your booking and the cancellation.

Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation more than a month before arrival, your deposit of 50% will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation within a month before arrival the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps. In the case of premature termination of the stay, the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps.

Cancellation policy

  • > 1 month: 50% Cancellation fee (50% deposit is non-refundable)
  • 1 month – arrival: 100% Cancellation fee (Full amount is due and non-refundable)

Liability

AfriCamps and the corresponding farm accept no liability for: theft, loss or damage, of whatever nature, during or as a result of a stay on one of our affiliated farms, falling into defect or putting out of action of technical equipment and loss or closure of supplies on the farm.

The guests and those who accompany him or her, are jointly and severally responsible for all loss and/or damage which arises, for AfriCamps, the farm in question and/or any third party as a direct or an indirect consequence of their stay, irrespective of whether this was caused through actions or refraining from actions by themselves or by third parties, who are at the farm through their making, as well as of all damage which is caused by any animal and/or matter which they have under their responsibility. If you leave your tent in an improper condition, AfriCamps is entitled to charge R250,- of additional (cleaning) costs. This can double to R500,- in combination with a late departure.