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“A welcome haven in Hazyview” 5 of 5 stars
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Blue Jay Lodge
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   645-647 Blue Jay Steeg/Lane/Alley | P.O. Box 822, Hazyview 1242, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hazyview B&B and Inns
London
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“A welcome haven in Hazyview”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

Fabulous guest house and it is a shame that we only stayed for one night as it would have been great for a relaxing break. Phil and Margi are so welcoming and the lodge itself is lovely. Beautiful big bedrooms and the location amoungst the trees gives it a special touch. There is no restaurant at the hotel, although Phil provided some excellent suggestions - breakfast in the morning was superb! After a very long drive it was perfect for unwinding....we would without a doubt stay again.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wynyard, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

Phil and Margi are friendly and charming hosts in this beautiful accommodation set amongst lovely gardens. There is so much to do in the area - Phil will share plenty of ideas with you and listen to your tales over a beer or at the braai in the evening. The road to Blue Jay the first time you travel there leaves you wondering where you are heading...but it is well worth it.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

What can we say? Blue Jay Lodge exceeded our expectations in every way. Thank you Phil and Margi for making us feel so welcome. From the welcome drinks on arrival and the delicious breakfast outside to the making of the braai fire for us in the evenings your hospitality was awesome. The beautiful, tranquil setting and gorgeous comfortable room made us want to stay longer than the 4 days that we were there. We had the self catering accommodation and everything that was necessary for a comfortable stay was provided, just bring your clothes and food! Blue Jay is situated on the outskirts of Hazyview and convenient for easy access to the Kruger Park through either Kruger or Phabeni gates and also for the Panorama Route. We have stayed at many other lodges in the area over the years, never returning to any one of them but we sure will return to Blue Jay.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

My wife, mother inlaw and I stayed at the Blue Jay Lodge for 2 fabulous nights. After reading some negative reviews about several other 4 star lodges in the Hazyview area on Tripadvisor, I knew I hit the jackpot when booking at BlueJay.I can only confirm the 5 star reviews by al other reviews on Tripadvisor. a very warm thanks to Phil and Margi.
Like MacArthur said " we will be back"
George, Yola and Ouma.
Hartbeestpoort, RSA

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

Beautiful and quite location, very spacious, nicely decorated rooms and Margi and Philip are very friendly and helpful hosts. It's the perfect spot for a stop over in Hazyview (as we did on our way to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve) or as a location for tours to Kruger Park or Panorama Route. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2009

We stayed a week with Philip and Margi - we could not have been made more welcome. The lodge itself is delightful and really well located for the southern part of Kruger and the Blyde River Canyon. The room was lovely and well-appointed, though we didn't make much use of the TV - there's too much else to do and see!

Thanks again to Philip and Margi for a truly great and memorable holiday.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

Blue Jay Lodge is great! The rooms are confortable and charming with special treats. Margi and Philip are very nice and the breakfast was delicious.
They can help you planning your day and give good advices of where to go and when.
Hazeview is really close to the panorama route and one of the Kruger gates.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Blue Jay Lodge

Address: 645-647 Blue Jay Steeg/Lane/Alley | P.O. Box 822, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Jay Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury Game Lodge Style Accommodation in Hazyview - 4 Star Graded B&B and Self Catering - 10kms from Kruger National Park entering through Phabeni Gate - 40kms from God's Window, Blyde River Canyon, Sabie & Pilgrims Rest. ... more   less 
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Blue Jay Lodge Hazyview, South Africa - Mpumalanga

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