Hawane Resort is situated 2 h south of Kruger Park and just 3.5 h from Johannesburg. This Swaziland resort is well-situated for exploring the north-western area of the kingdom and is only 45 min from the attractions of Ezulwini.
Wide open spaces, rolling grassy hills and towering granite "koppies" (small hills) are features of the highveld regions of Swaziland and Hawane Resort has all of this within its panoramic views. The resort promises a multi-dimensional experience which can include adventure and adrenaline, as well as solitude and tranquillity. From a distance, the resort blends into the landscape like so many traditional Swazi villages, but upon entering the perimeter "boma" fence, you are immediately aware that this is a very high-quality and well-maintained venue. The internal gardens are beautifully maintained and the fountains, streams and other water features provide a continual relaxing sound of bubbling water.
As an accommodation base, the resort offers 23 ensuite chalets. The units blend Swiss Alps-style peaked roofs with traditional Swazi grass domes. The inside is natural, earthy and artistic with the bathrooms in particular offering a unique bath and shower combination that resembles a natural rock pool.
There are some family units and a backpacker style self-catering hostel as well.
The resort includes the very popular Taste of Africa restaurant, under the management of acclaimed chef Richard Warangoloo, an active stable facility with a large variety of horses, swimming pool, conference facilities, sauna and a bar/games room.
An experience away from home does not have to do without the little comforts. Hawane Resort is always willing to go the extra mile to make visitors as comfortable as possible - whether your comfort includes a good book or someone to join you for a game of volleyball. For your convenience and entertainment, the following facilities are provided:
The fully licensed Taste of Africa restaurant boasts a first class wine cellar with an excellent selection of South African wines for you to enjoy.
There is an outdoor swimming pool and adjacent sauna.
For kids, the well-stocked toy-box for all ages has a variety of entertainment from board games and DSTV to more vigorous outdoor fun.
A small shop is available for necessities, i.e. sun block, sweets, etc. This shop will soon extend to souvenirs.
The conference room is situated away from the main lodge for added privacy and comes with its own ablution facilities, service kitchen and bar. It is ideal for social functions, weddings, team building and workshops. It can seat up to 78 people.
Horse trails: The stables boast an outstanding selection of well schooled and obedient Pintos, Boereperde and Swazi ponies suitable for all levels of horsemanship. Whether you are an experienced rider or an easygoing passenger, the knowledgeable grooms match horse to rider to give you as much comfort... or fire as you desire. Hawane offers various packages and excursions depending on the experience of riders and time available. The stable yard and fields are set against a backdrop of mountains and the vast nature reserve of Malolotja. Longer trails go into the reserve which stocks a vast array of antelope and other wildlife species. The views are magnificent, with huge mountains and deep valleys surprising you at every turn, waterfalls of up to 90 m in height.