An upstairs apartment at Maya Manor, Maya’s Lookout is the perfect place for a couple’s getaway in the wildlife nucleus of South Africa. It is clean-cut and contemporary, but not without inviting warmth and comfort. It is securely located in a gated community in Hoedspruit, only a walk away from eateries and bars, local crafts shops, a luxurious day spa, walking trails, and wildlife experiences.
Beyond the little hub of Hoedspruit activity lies the untamed wilderness of the Kruger National Park, the country’s famous citrus and mango farms, and the picturesque form of the Drakensburg Mountains. This little lock-up-and-go couldn’t be in a better spot for endless days of exploration, ending with a cosy evening in comfort.
Hoedspruit is a scenic 5-hour drive – via the Panorama Route – or a 1.5-hour flight from Johannesburg, and it possesses the perfect combination of small town charm, natural tranquility, and exciting activities to suit children and adults.
There are first class safaris on offer in the Kruger Park, boat cruises on the Blyde River, fantastic hiking and mountain biking trails in the Drakensberg, hot-air balloon flights over the famous citrus orchards, rejuvenating spa treatments, excellent eateries, and craft beer and gin bars nearby.
Hoedspruit can be as adventure-filled or as peaceful and serene as you’d like it to be; it has the perfect blend of old-school comfort and modern conveniences to cater for all sorts of holiday-makers.
Hot air balloon flights – Depart at sunrise and soar over the country’s biggest citrus and mango farms at the foot of the great Drakensberg Mountains with views over the Greater Kruger Park’s wildlife reserves.
Blyde River boat cruise – Spend an afternoon enjoying the scenic and informative boat cruise through the world’s largest green canyon where hippo and crocodile naturally occur and birdlife is abundant.
Kruger National Park – Hoedspruit is located an equal distance between the Kruger’s Orpen and Phalaborwa Gates, which are both about an hour’s drive away. Ask us about self-drive and guided options.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres – Visit one of the well known wildlife rehabilitation centres in the area, which work hard to help combat crimes against wildlife, and look after a variety of species that have been displaced from the wild for a variety of reasons.
Nyani Cultural Village – Enjoy an interactive and energetic introduction to the local Shangaan culture of the Lowveld. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about the songs and dances of the Xitsonga people, and to taste their traditional food.
Day Spas – A holiday is about unwinding, and sometimes a little pampering can go a long way! African Summer Spa is located 5 minutes’ walk from Maya Manor.
Eating and Drinking:
The Hat & Creek is one of the town’s best eateries, specialising in steak. It is a delectable dining experience at a beautiful shady location only minutes away from Maya Manor.
Cooked is one of Hoedspruit’s newest breakfast and lunch restaurants, which has hit the spot with its changing menu, artisanal dishes, and emphasis on authenticity and taste.
There are also private caterers based in Hoedspruit who are available to provide private cheffing or the delivery of home-cooked meals on a daily basis for guests who would like to be caterered for.
Maya's Lookout is situated in a quant little secure complex in mid town Hoedspruit.
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