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Sabi River Sun Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Hazyview
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“Great location - Great golfing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We visited Sabi River Sun for a midweek break in September. The staff at check-in were not as friendly as they could have been although they were efficient. We were allocated a nice chalet next to the golf course by the river. The chalet was spotlessly clean and had a nice upmarket feel to it.

The resort is in a perfect place to use as a base for exploring Mpumalanga and is quite centrally located amongst all the various tourist attractions that one may want to visit including the various waterfalls, pot holes, Gods Window, Kruger Park etc.

My favourite aspect of the resort was the superbly manicured golf course. At the time of our stay the back nine was undergoing refurbishment so it was played as a nine hole course with different tee boxes to make it an 18 hole course. It is a relatively short course, but most enjoyable nonetheless.

A great way to spend some time in the evening is to venture down to the hippo hide where the hippos spend their time entertaining onlookers amongst the crocodiles and abundant birdlife giving photographers a great opportunity to snap some great shots as they yawn and splash around in the river.

You will also find bowls, tennis, swimming pools, a spa and a playground for the kids at the resort and the restaurant makes fantastic food including pizza that they will deliver to your chalet should you wish.

Overall a very relaxing and enjoyable experience

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Comment on restaurant only : If you are staying at the hotel, you are advised to eat out at one of the many surrounding restaurants.
The hotel restaurant called Sesonke offers very poor food, poor and slow service from waiting staff who obviously could care less.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We stayed in the hotel section for two nights and were pleased with our stay although I think that we may have been lucky in that our room seemed to be of a higher standard and more convenient than others that we saw. We had a good sized room with comfortable beds and a plasma TV. Both our breakfast and the pizzas were quite good and overall service was also of a high standard.

One exceptional feature which greatly added to our pleasure were the very large and well maintained grounds including a large hippo pond with over half a dozen resident hippos which can be easily seen and photographed from the specially constructed viewing pavilion.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 200 which seemed better than the average.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

After a couple dissapointing visits to Sabi Sun, it is unfortunate that I will no longer choose this "resort". It is upsetting knowing that rats and bats live in the roof of the bungalow, while a second level is situated under the roof which contains "holes"; leaving rat poop on the beds. The bungalows are INFESTED with fish moths. Not only in the clothing cupboards, but in the roofs too. It is not pleasent to have fishmoths on clothes and linen. It is terrible that my children are unable to sleep in their beds because they are frightened and disgusted by the mess. This has occured in all three bedrooms. After 15 consecutive years of visits to Sabi Sun, it is dissapointing to conclude that due to the bad standards my family will not be visiting again.

  • Stayed September 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We have now been to Sabi River Sun for five years in a row and it continues to be amazing. We stayed in the time share chalets (on the 18 th fairway) and this model just works if you have young kids. The estate is secure and the kids bring their bicycles and they explore the golf estate non-stop. The kids entertainment programme also keeps them well occupied.
The appeal of this destination is the great weather in August and activities we enjoy such as : sundowners at the hippo pool, braais on balmy nights, cheerful golf course, easy access to the Kruger, beer, wine and lunch around the pool on a hot day, many other families with kids of similar ages.
The chalets are comfortable and I understand will be undergoing a refurb over the next two to three years.
Plenty to do in the area as well such as Skyway Trails, River Rafting, Quad biking, Mountain biking and more

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stayed at the resort for 2 nights over the Kruger half marathon, and the accommodation is great. There seem to be two options - a hotel room type option and a free standing, self catering  unit. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit.

The units are very nicely furnished, clean and spacious. Main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a bath with shower over the bath. Second bathroom has a shower. There is also a lot third bedroom above the living area, but it is "open plan" so not much privacy. 

Open planning living area is great with fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge with comfy couches and a fire place. The outside patio looked out over the golf course, with a large outside table, loungers and a built in braai. 

We stayed in unit 4 which is quite close to the main reception area, but noise etc was not an issue. The only small issue we had was that the car park was a little distance from the unit, so you had to carry bags. 

All round this was a great place to stay and we will be back next year. 

  • Stayed August 2012
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

I came here for my anniversary weekend and expected so much more, the staff were fantastic, friendly and very helpful- I haven’t been anywhere else where the staff have been this accommodating however the rooms in the hotel were very disappointing especially the Bathroom- I think I just expected the same sort of rooms I have had in all the other Tsogo Sun hotels I have stayed in but this wasn’t the case- it might have been because this is a resort and not a Hotel only. Never the less I won’t return, I stayed at the Emnotweni Sun Hotel for the remainder of my stay in Mpumalanga and that was far better. Great staff at the resort though! For a family with Kids, i think this will be ok- especially on how close to Kruger it is- but dont expect much.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sabi River Sun Resort
Address: Main Sabie Road, Hazyview 1242, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Hazyview
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Hazyview
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hazyview
#2 Family Hotel in Hazyview
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sabi River Sun Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the banks of the magnificent Sabie River, this gorgeous resort affords travellers easy access to some of the greatest attractions South Africa has to offer. From the Sabie River Sun you will be able to visit the Kruger National Park, God's Window and Pilgrim's Rest to mention but a few. After a day of sightseeing returning to this luxurious resort will be the highlight of your day. ... more   less 
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