Hotel Numbi is an established landmark, situated on a 10 hectare property in lush sub-tropical gardens in Hazyview. It is located in the magical Lowveld of the Mpumalanga Province; just a 12kms drive to the Kruger National Park’s Phabeni gate or 16 kms to Numbi gate and 41 kms to Paul Kruger gate.
Kruger Mpumalanga International airport is only 64km from the Hotel.
Hotel Numbi and Garden Suites was established in 1963 and the reception has recently been refurbished, but it has retained its warmth and old-world charm. The hotel has been in the family since the beginning and is family-run.
The hotel has a great atmosphere and even the reception area has the out-of-Africa feel and old-world quality.
The reception area, restaurant, conference facilities and bar are all located within the hotel.
There is a small chapel at the other end of the garden and two swimming pools to choose from.
The old indigenous trees and the gardens with large lawns create an atmosphere of total relaxation.
In addition to the Wild Fig and Pool deck, where we had a delicious breakfast...
...Hotel Numbi owns and runs 4 restaurants:
1. The Olive and Vine, which is in the main hotel has a warm and cozy ambiance with its dark wood paneled walls and bar at the other end. It reminded me of being in train carriage.
Each day the 4 course menu is placed in reception and you can then see what is on offer for dinner. There is a starter, a soup of the day, a choice of 3 mains, desert and coffee.
2. Pioneers Butcher & Grill - is elegantly furnished, modern with bench and table seating; this restaurant offers a variety of dishes but leans more to the meaty side like steaks, ribs and cutlets.
3. Their newest restaurant is the Tides Taverna, which is a Portuguese-style restaurant that offers a range of seafood like prawns, which Jenny had and they were divine! (December 2016 update - Tides Taverna has closed).
Both the Pioneers Butcher & Grill and the Tides Taverna are in the Rendezvous Tourism Center, which is right next to the hotel.
4. Mario and I enjoyed a pizza at their fourth restaurant - Topolinos Italian Restaurant, which is located at the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post and Tourism Center just down the road from Hotel Numbi. True to Italian style this cozy restaurant has so much atmosphere.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meals at all four restaurants, but for us the very best was the Olive and Vine just because we love that old world charm.
The hotel offers 4 types of accommodation; 22 elegantly decorated hotel rooms, with contemporary African design all with air-conditioning, DSTV and en suite bathrooms.
The ground floor hotel rooms have a wooden sliding door that lead onto a small patio, pool area and gardens...
While the first floor rooms each have private balconies with views over the garden and pool area.
30 Garden Suites have a private patio where you can enjoy the gardens and bird life. All the suites have air-conditioning, TV and en suite bathrooms.
The original thatch farmhouse is now the Main House with three suites and its own private swimming pool.
Then there is a shaded Caravan Park that offers modern ablution facilities, electricity points and water.
Lastly, there is also a section geared for Overlander Tour Groups.
The entire property is fenced with security guards and access controlled to ensure a safe and relaxed camping experience.
The Hotel is within 45 minutes’ drive from the Lowveld’s major tourist attractions - God's window, Pilgrim's Rest, Blyde River Canyon and the wonderful waterfalls on the Panorama route.
We enjoyed our daily visits to the Kruger National Park with our breakfast packs. We saw the Big-five animals on our 3-day stay at the hotel while on self-drive safaris. We managed to capture images of all of them expect for the rhinos that were too far away...
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