The perfect family getaway – Ulwazi Rock Lodge in Hazyview

Ulwazi Rock Lodge Hazyview accommodation

Ulwazi Rock Lodge, Hazyview, Mpumalanga

Built on top and around a natural rock formation in the breath-taking area of Hazyview, you will find Ulwazi Rock Lodge. This 4-Star self-catering accommodation offers memorable views of the tranquil, natural surroundings and the almost perfect subtropical weather makes it a fully secure, great holiday destination for your peace of mind.

Ulwazi is situated on a family farm that is just on the outskirts of Hazyview on the R40 very near to shops and restaurants and is the ideal destination when you are looking for a short escape from the busy city, long family getaways or team building getaways.

The team at Ulwazi can also make birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion a memorable one with handpicked flowers from their very own farm.

Most of the game reserves of Mpumalanga can be found just east of Hazyview, so you can enjoy a thrilling game drive with friends or family during your stay at Ulwazi.

Ulwazi is ideally located so you can reach the popular attractions and local restaurants of Hazyview easily. You can enjoy a fun night out with the family or a romantic evening for two on the town; maybe even take a popular microlight flight over the shimmering valley.

Accommodation at Ulwazi Rock Lodge

Ulwazi Rock Lodge, accommodation, Hazyview, Mpumalanga

At Ulwazi Rock Lodge, they are able to accommodate up to 12 people and another two on sleeper couches. The Lodge has four en-suite rooms and the cottage which is surrounded by the lush tropical garden has two rooms. The lodge can accommodate young children as well as they have two fully equipped cots at an extra cost.

In the Lodge, three of the rooms each have their own Queen-sized bed with en-suite bathroom and overlooks the beautiful dam. The fourth room comes with two single beds, moved together with an en-suite bathroom and overlooks the lush garden.

The cottage has two rooms; each containing two single beds moved together with en-suite bathroom and overlooks a lush garden.

The lodge offers an additional sleeper couch, accommodating 14 people at an extra cost per person after 12 people. Bath towels and fresh linen are provided for every room.

The lounge and two dining areas are open-plan, with a spacious area to add serenity to the Lodge. The kitchen is fully-equipped for all your self-catering needs and has an open-plan design. It provides a fridge, freezer, microwave and extra equipment in the pantry and a dishwasher in the scullery, which adds to a pleasant stay.

There is a fully equipped laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, inside and outside drying horse, ironing board and iron. A hairdryer is available on request.

Facilities at Ulwazi Rock Lodge

Ulwazi Rock Lodge, accommodation, Hazyview, Mpumalanga

In the Lodge lounge and cottage, you will find a TV with DStv and uncapped Wi-Fi so you can watch all your favourite shows or sports. Braai facilities are available in the downstairs dining area for guests to enjoy an amazing time together.

There are also two braai areas one outside overlooking the dam from the deck and one inside adjoins the dining area with fridge and fully equipped braai grills and utensils.

When you find yourself a little overheated, you can enjoy a relaxing dip in the indoor swimming pool that has been structured around a magnificent natural rock.

Secure parking is provided on the property for your peace of mind and housekeeping is done on a daily basis

Thanks to Ulwazi Rock Lodge’s perfect location, you will find a wide number of activities to enjoy in the surrounding area. Nature lovers will be able to enjoy mountain biking, nature walks, trail running, bass fishing and birdwatching.

Popular tourist destinations include; Kruger National Park day and night Safaris, Blyde River Canyon, Induna Quad Biking, Skyway Trail, Elephant Whispers Inter-action with Elephants, Moholoholo have a wonderful interaction experience with wild animals such as Cheetahs, Hippo’s, Lions and Wild Dogs. The Reptile Park, Bourkes Luck Potholes and the Graskop Lift into the Gorge are a must.

What do people say about Ulwazi Rock Lodge

Ulwazi Rock Lodge, accommodation, Hazyview, Mpumalanga

Ulwazi Rock Lodge has received an award from in 2017 and 2018 for their excellent accommodation offerings. They are also one of the top picks for accommodation in Hazyview.

Afristay has also awarded Ulwazi with a certificate of excellence and an award for top value establishment in Hazyview.

Rates at Ulwazi Rock Lodge is R4400 per night, sleeping 1-12 people Max 14 extra 2 at a cost

“Though we only spent one night, we found the place accommodating and the staff eager to assist. We would definitely stay here again.” – Bob afristay.

“We loved absolutely everything. It was very different to the normal run of the mill accommodation you get for this price. It was a bit of luxury at a price to fit most pockets. The staff are so kind and friendly and nothing is too much. I just wish we had booked for longer.” – Melanie

“Amazing hosts, amazing property & wonderful hospitality. I wish to express My heartfelt gratitude… wish we could have stayed for a longer duration.” – Anubhav

“I travelled with friends for a weekend away; the house is beautiful with a perfect view. Very friendly staff. We enjoyed our stay, especially the pool inside the house, the best.” – Zizipho afristay.

“Beautiful house very spacious. Stunning views. It’s situated in a farm and has a very tranquil atmosphere. Perfect for 3 families, excellent service and very helpful staff. Enjoyed our stay will definitely be going back.” – Davis afristay.

Top reasons for staying at Ulwazi Rock Lodge:

  1. The lodge is perfect for large families looking for a peaceful getaway, spacious and worth a visit very private and enjoying the fresh air and beauty of nature
  2. The lodge has amazing views of the natural surroundings.
  3. The staff are helpful and friendly, they will do their best to accommodate you and fulfil any needs you might have during your stay.
  4. Activities to enjoy in the area are close by for your convenience.
  5. The lodge is well-priced for what you experience
  6. Bring your Mountain Bike and Fishing Rod to enjoy the surrounding farm going through the plantation of Macadamia Trees.

To make a booking at Ulwazi Rock Lodge, give them a call on 071 155 3494/082 371 3337 or email them at Visit their website at Find them at R40, Hazyview, 1242.

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