Sabi River Sun is favoured by many a traveller for its spacious surrounds, scenic walking paths, water features and – for guests whose holidays aren’t complete without a round of golf – one of the only 18-hole golf course in the area. The resort delivers comfortable and homely accommodation and a relaxing and unforgettable stay for singles, couples, large groups and families.
Its idyllic setting and close proximity to both the Kruger National Park and a myriad of popular tourist and adventure attractions is what makes Sabi River Sun so popular amongst local and international travellers. Having undergone considerable improvements in the past two years, the resort is now even better equipped than ever to deliver on Tsogo Sun’s promise of ‘Escape to Great Experiences’.
The hotel reopened eighteen months ago after an extensive facelift across the board, particularly on the golf course, where guests can now enjoy the newly renovated rondavel, Pro Shop, extended fire pit and more. “It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner,” says Wayne Wilson, General Manager, who regards the golf course as the “entertainment hub”.
It can now accommodate larger golf days, delivering world-class events and that much-needed refreshment at the 19th hole. Other practical and efficient upgrades include the repositioning of the main gate to avoid traffic congestion and to upgrade security levels throughout the resort.
In the near future guests can look forward to a new bird viewing deck and the refurbishment plans for the Chalets are at an advanced stage.
The much-loved and now rehabilitated Hippo Dam is guaranteed to bring hours of hippo-watching pleasure, with resident hippos regaling residents with their antics and daily crossing at dusk.
In the midst of all the improvements, Sabi River Sun maintains its responsibility to the environment and employs sustainability practices wherever possible. The Clubhouse uses solar taps and gas geysers and there is a rain capture system that feeds the beautiful and one hundred percent indigenous gardens. The nursery is grown and harvested by hand to support the hotel’s busy kitchen.
The Hazyview resort also allows guests to enjoy relaxing and rejuvenating treatments at Heather’s Spa and kids are entertained by a host of activities to help ensure the whole family has a great time. A full-time activity programme has been prepared for kids of all ages throughout the year.
Guests are not limited to the resort, as there is a range of things to do in close proximity, including amazing adventures like zip lining, game drives into the Kruger National Park, reptile parks, horseback riding and an elephant sanctuary.
“The ongoing improvements have ensured that the resort remains relevant, fresh and enjoyable for all its stakeholders. This drive for excellence has led to the latest round of refurbishments, resulting in newly renovated hotel rooms. With roots going as far back as the 1930s, the resort is constantly reinventing itself and enhancing the product on offer to deliver great experiences and provide efficient customer service – every time – whilst keeping the surrounding community green and prosperous,” says Adam Fuller, Director of Operations, Southern Sun Resorts.