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'Phabeni' - A Stunning Private 2-Storey Villa ideal for Safaris.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, sleeps 6 with huge deck for magnificent views.

A luxury thatched villa on an enclosed, secure, golf & wildlife estate with fantastic facilities, 10 mins from the world renowned Kruger National Park. A magnificent base for a most wonderful Safari experience. Commanding the highest point on the whole estate, Phabeni offers premium views!

We overlook the 5th tee of a superb 9-hole (18 tee)Gary Player designed golf course complete with grazing impala, troops of monkeys, hippo pool and hide with growing resident family of hippo and crocodile. Imagine warm relaxing evenings & golden sunsets from your 40 square meter teak deck. The house has a fully fitted granite kitchen with all modern appliances, sitting & dining room and the sumptuous bedrooms each have an en-suite with fitted granite tops, power shower & bath. The master bedroom leads through French doors onto a private balcony. A thatched private carport affords space for 2 cars and the massive decking incorporates a large in-built barbecue with work-surface & seating for 8 people.

Kruger Park Lodge: Kruger Park Lodge is a beautiful, secure and private estate with a Gary Player designed golf course and resident impala, hippo and monkeys. The house is set in a perfect location for Kruger National Park and magnificent safaris being about 10 minutes drive away. With many sight-seeing trips such as God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes in the Blyde River Canyon, the Cheetah Sanctuary, Pilgrim's Rest and Shangana Cultural Village to name but a few, there are plenty of things to do in the area and beyond. If you fancy a day at the beach, with the opening of the Mozambique borders you can be enjoying sun, white beaches and the warm Indian Ocean 1.5 hours away. There is an array of sporting activities for the restless, arranged from and within Kruger Park Lodge, as well as the opportunity to just relax, do nothing and enjoy the house and your holiday in a luxurious setting. Settle back on your decking, a cool sun-downer in hand and appreciate the drama of your own golden African sunset

Kruger National Park: The Kruger National Park, 10 minutes drive from Kruger Park Lodge, is a true haven of the wild and one of the great natural sanctuaries of the world. The 'Big 5'(Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo) are present in abundance as well as cheetah, monkeys, giraffe and hippo alongside many other species of mammal, bird and reptile. The thrill of a sighting - perhaps a lioness with cubs, a shy bush-buck hiding among riverside bush or a leopard stalking in the warm late evening while vultures glide overhead - is the most memorable of experiences. Take an early morning or evening game drive with an experienced and knowledgeable guide in an open-topped landrover at one of the magnificent neighbouring private game reserves. Alternatively, explore the wildlife paradise at your own pace in your own vehicle through Kruger National Park and its 2000km of path, keeping your eyes open for action - incredibly exciting!


More Details

John Price
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a short note to say that we had a fantastic time. The house you

have is absolutely stunning. We have reccomended this to all our friends

and family and we hope they will be contacting you soon for


Thanks again

jacques & ilze


We just wanted you to know that we've had a great time in your Kruger Park

Lodge house. Everything looked very nice and above all a beautifull view.

The service was also very good. So maybe in the future we will come again,

we were in south africa for the fifth time and still we love this country

very much.

Kind regards,

Mark and Maartje van Geenen


Just to let you know that we had a fantastic time at Phabeni. You were right about the views (and your beautiful house). We will be back, definately! Thanks for all your advice.

Best wishes,

David and Karen Seaman


Thanks for a wonderful time at your villa. Your help was much appreciated and like you we are now smitten by Africa.

Paul Valverde

Nov 2007
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Hazyview Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En-suite to Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En-suite to bedroom 3
  • All three bathrooms are en-suite to their respective bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The main bedroom is upstairs under a thatched roof with private balcony. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and stand alone shower. A very large bedroom with ample storage space.
  • limited accessibility
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Excellent daily Maid service and barbecue cleaning inclusive at a small fee payable at reception. Laundry washed, dried and pressed for a very small fee. The house stands in a beautiful position with views over the 5th fairway, lake and the Sabie Valley beyond. It is a very short stroll down to the hippo hide and the Sabie River. However, we are far enough away from water so as not to be affected by insect life when barbequeing in the evening.


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'Phabeni' - A Stunning Private 2-Storey Villa ideal for Safaris.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

excellent comfort and facilities

  • 5 of 5

Great place to relax; watch Hippos and enjoy the surrounding area of Mpumalanga and Kruger Park

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay again soon. John.
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Stunning and so calming and restfull

  • 5 of 5

We had the family from America stay with us They enjoyed the calmness of the villa and surrounds The Impala working on the golf course was a bonus enjoyed buy all..A place I would recommend to anyone

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, Lorraine. You can see plenty of Impala when you go into Kruger National Park but there is something special about seeing them near our house. On our last visit we even got photos of `Impala on our front lawn!
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Wimbledon, England

Wonderful spot for relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Our fourth visit to Phabeni and we enjoyed it as much as ever. Perfectly situated for the Kruger, the lodge itself is in a delightful position with views onto the golf course on a secure estate whose amenties have improved over the years. The golf course is a gem, designed by Gary Player and each hole is individual and well thought out. Restaurant and bar area much better now and you feel the estate is "on an up".

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hippo Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in Phabeni during our visit to SA and the house was great. Set in a lovely peaceful location but close to all ammenities including the wonderful Kruger National Park, it was a great find. You can hear the hippos calling in the evening as you sit on the terrace. The house is clean and has all the necessary requirements to ensure a home from home.

Plenty of restaurants in the local area to suit all budgets and dietary requirements and for me, the proximity to the park was the icing on the cake. I would definitely recommend Phabeni to anyone who wants to be close enough to all the restaurants and shops aswell as nature, this place covers all! We will definitely be considering a return trip as we didnt get a chance to check out the beautiful scenary (animals came first!).

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2011
  • Stayed: November 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Zealand

A wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this review to let anyone considering this property know that it exceeded our expectations, It was large clean and well maintained as indicated but when you add in the Monkeys on the deck, Impala on the lawns and a golf course in your back yard it makes it great. The location is ideal for visiting the park and even though we stayed for 14 days we never had time to do everything.

During our travels in the area we never saw any other development anywhere near the quality of KPL. Lastly the pre-trip info package from Fiona was a great help.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2008
  • Stayed: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bedfordshire UK

Phabeni - a place on paradise

  • 5 of 5

Phabeni was an excellent holiday rental we hope it will be available next year as we would like to stay for longer. The house was very comforatbly furnished and the estate was safe, secure and had lots of facilities other than just the golf which the men enjoyed. It is about 8 minutes drive to a quiet Kruger gate where unlike some of the gates you dont have to book in in adance. We saw 4 leopards, nine lions and lots of other game, so an exciting time was had by all. Over the past few years Hazy View has grown and is a nice place to induldge in some retail theorpy if you feel game and golfed out! The maid service at Phabeni was excellent and the braii (bar-b-que) area was well lit and comfortable. We were so impressed that we looked at buying a property ourselves but none that were for sale wre in as nice position as Phabeni, so we hope to be able to carry on renting it, as we visit SA every year.

Many thanks to the Owners

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport (MQP)
Car: necessary

Kruger Park Lodge is 12Km from Kruger National Park and 45Km from Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport (MQP).

All the major car hire companies have offices at Johannesberg International Airport (a beautiful and scenic four to five hour drive on excellent roads) and Mpumalanga International Airport. (a forty minute drive). We are located within an hours drive of all the 'must see's' and 'must do's' in the vicinity of the Kruger National Park (God's Window Escarpment, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim's Rest, Kapama Cheetah Sanctuary and much, much more!) There are a number of excellent golf courses in this area.

In short Phabeni is ideally located for safari, golf , sporting activities and all sightseeing attractions.

Other Activities: game drives, safari, golf, hot air ballooning,sight-seeing, river rafting - everything you could imagine.

Golf: The house is ideally situated on the 5th and the 14th tee which makes it an ideal 'watering hole' whether you are playing 9 or 18 holes under the African sun - just park up your golf buggy next to the deck.

All the holes are very challenging -just check out 'Vultures Drop' taking care to watch out for crocs and hippos!

We are ideal for golf breaks as there are some excellent golf courses within driving range, the nearest being the top class Sabi River Sun only 5 minutes away.

Kruger Park Lodge has recently upgraded its Driving Range which is two minutes walk from the house.

There is a well-stocked Pro-shop on-site and clubs, buggies and caddies can be hired from here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We give a discount of one of your nights free on bookings of 14 days or more and will automatically give this on booking.
We are very happy to accommodate long-term rentals and will offer fair discount for this.
We offer the best value in all respects for one of the most prestigious properties at Kruger Park lodge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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