Experience the Wild!
The Windmill Country Retreat is the ideal getaway base from which to explore the Panoramic Route or merely relax and unwind.
A charming Country Retreat nestled in the picturesque Sabie valley, surrounded by nature, in the hub of tourist and adventure activities, including the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrims Rest, Gods Window and much more. With various options offering couples, families and small groups luxury country cottages, both self-catering or inclusive of dinner, bed, and breakfast. The Windmill Country retreat provides the ultimate gateway to explore the Kruger / Lowveld region of South Africa.
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The Windmill Country Retreat is Natures Gateway, ideally situated between the quaint little towns of Sabie and Hazyview, providing the perfect platform to explore the Kruger National Park, Gods Window, Natural Waterfalls, and the Blyde River Canyon.
Our charming country cottages are nestled in the picturesque Sabie River Valley closest to Hazyview, on 22 hectares of pristine unspoiled property, this extraordinary location is surrounded by natural bush and forest, a mere 25 minutes from the Kruger National park and a short 30 minutes away from the breathtaking viewpoints of the Blyde River Canyon and various waterfalls that form part of this unforgettable route.
providing the ultimate gateway to explore the entire Kruger / Lowveld region.
Our accommodation provides you with various options for couples, families and small groups, with guest cottages, family cottage and a Honeymoon suite, including self-catering as well as dinner, bed and breakfast options.
With scenic natural views and an abundance of wildlife that includes a vast and impressive array of indigenous trees and rare bird life, red and grey duiker, all the mongoose species as well as bush pig, bushbabies and vervet monkeys which can all be viewed at The Windmill.
Surrounding our Country Retreat you will find all major tourist attractions and activities within close proximity, including safaris to the Kruger Park, Panoramic tours of the Blyde River Canyon, Quad Biking, River Rafting, Horseback riding as well as the historic gold mining town of Pilgrims Rest and much much more, all bookable through our concierge service at our reception for your convenience.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Windmill Country Retreat.
ACTIVITIES & TOURS
Mpumalanga also was known as the Kruger / Lowveld region offers both local and international travelers an unbelievable selection of activities and tours all within close proximity.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park is just a stone’s throw away offering you a unique insight into nature and African wildlife including the Big 5 in it’s the natural environment.
The panoramic route gives visitors spectacular views of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest river canyons in the world, with a variety of natural waterfalls and rock pools as well as Pilgrims Rest the historic gold mining town providing an unforgettable day out.
For the adrenaline junky the region provides nonstop entertainment less than 10 minutes from The Windmill Country Retreat.
The panoramic route is filled with natural marvels each with its own special character, delivering breathtaking views over vast spans of unspoiled lowveld landscapes.
Visit the many waterfalls that make up the waterfall route, including Lone Creek Falls and Lisbon Falls to name a few, along with spectacular viewpoints including the Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Gods Window, a famous pancake stop is a must at the charming little town of Graskop before exploring the living monument of the historic gold mining town of Pilgrims Rest.
Guided Panoramic Tours depart daily from The Windmill Country Retreat with Shinzelle Safaris
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is one of the most iconic conservation areas in the world.
This wildlife warehouse is home to hundreds of different fauna and flora species including the Big 5 and everything in between.
The closest gate from The Windmill Country Retreat is Phabeni Gate, only 25 minutes from our reception.
Regular visitors prefer to drive themselves into the Kruger, however, for the best possible Kruger safari experience, a specialist safari operator with a professional nature guide and open safari vehicle will provide you the ultimate Kruger Park safari experience.
Safari tours to the Kruger Park depart daily from The Windmill Country retreat by our in-house safari specialist Shinzelle Safaris
Safari Activities Available.
Full Day Safaris
Sunset Game Drives
Less than 10 minutes from The Windmill Country Retreat is an adventure zone offering a host of adrenaline-fueled activities, with a number of other activities within an hour from The Windmill Country Retreat.
Bookable activities include:
Tree Top Ziplining
Graskop Gorge Swing
All above-mentioned tours and activities can be booked directly at our reception concierge service, for your convenience.