Chestnut Country Lodge




₤ 47 (Pps)


Chestnut Country Lodge is situated in the beautiful Kiepersol district near Hazyview in Mpumalanga. Boasting with magnificent mountain and valley views. Situated on the doorstep of the Kruger National Park, in the middle of the beautiful Panorama Route and within striking distance of Mozambique’s beaches and Swaziland’s verdant mountains.

The Lodge offers eight double or twin-bedded en suite standard rooms, which have been individually decorated. Each room features its own covered patio with comfortable out-door furniture. It also offers four spacious Luxury Suites which include a comfortable and elegant lounge area. Each patio enjoys spectacular views down the Sabie Valley. The large en-suite bathrooms have separate shower and bath. All Rooms & Suites have tea & coffee making facilities, overhead fan, wall heater, hair-dryers and guest amenities.

There is a large crystal clear swimming pool surrounded by a wooden deck overlooking the valley. An ideal spot to grab the binoculars and birdwatch, or sip quietly on a refreshing cocktail.

The lodge is renowned for its delectable cuisine. The 3-course dinners are prepared using only the freshest of herbs, vegetables in season. Freshly cultivated on the property and only quality meats, fish and poultry is used.

In addition, the Chestnut Suite, is elegantly and comfortably furnished and is ideal for Honeymoon Couples or for that romantic week-end getaway. The bathroom comprises a large corner bath for two with His & Her hand-basins. The Chestnut Suite is the only suite that offers a privately enclosed patio with an outside shower and wooden loungers.


Chestnut Country Lodge is ideally situated to all the major scenic attractions, namely Blyde River Canyon, 3 Rondawels, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Gods Window, the historic mining town of Pilgrims Rest as well as the various and beautiful waterfalls in and around Sabie. The Kruger National Park is easily accessed via Numbi and Phabeni Gates which are a mere 30 minute drive away or guests can enter into the Park at Paul Kruger Gate some 54 kms away.

Other recreational activities in the area include, river rafting, horse-riding, abseiling, walking trails, quad biking, birding, kloofing, microlight flights, hot air ballooning, 4-wheel drive skills course, trout fishing in the Sabie area as well as a number of international standard golf courses to choose from nearby. Or visit the nearby Elephant Whispers or Elephant Sanctuary to see these majestic creatures up close and personal.

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Standard room with 2 single beds

Standard room with 2 single beds side by side, bathroom en-suite, airconditioning, overhead ceiling fan and patio with chairs and table. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room.


Standard room with Queen size bed

Standard room with a Queen size bed, bathroom en-suite, overhead ceiling fan and patio with chairs and table. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room.


Luxury Suite with 2 single beds

Luxury suite with 2 single beds side by side, lounge area, bathroom en-suite (separate bath and shower), overhead ceiling fan and patio with chairs and table. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room. An extra single bed can be added.


Chestnut Suite

Luxury suite with king size bed, bathroom en-suite (separate corner bath and shower), overhead ceiling fan and privately enclosed patio with deck chairs and table and outside shower. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room.


Chestnut Country Lodge review

I had forgotten how good the views are from Chestnut Lodge. It has an attractive setting being away from busy town of Hazyview. And yet within easy driving distance to its restaurants, shops and activities. It will suit someone who wants a quiet country atmosphere. (It could be too quiet in the low season?)

Rooms have been upgraded and I am now happy with both the standard and luxury rooms. It is still modest accommodation but the setting is excellent and the hosts are friendly. The swimming pool has now been moved to away from the main deck so it is nicer and more secluded. Their standard rooms don't have air-conditioning but the luxury rooms do, so we would opt for the luxury rooms in summer. Otherwise I didnt really have a preference between the rooms. The luxury rooms can accommodate a third person (such as a child or a teenager) which is useful.

Dinner are on offer every evening so you don't need to drive at night. Their access road doesn’t get graded very often, but it actually wasn’t that bad (and this was after rain.)

Cedarberg : Natasha Jantjies


Bed & Breakfast

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria