Nabana Lodge is a family owned business and guests are invited to share in the loving and caring atmosphere. Set amongst banana plantations, Nabana Lodge is a tranquil haven with magnificent views over the eastern escarpment. Nabana Lodge is a household name not only to locals, but nationally, and no wonder as it is the second oldest business name listed in Hazyview. And the name?... The story goes that 4 young farmers explored the area around the fifties, decided to settle here and farm bananas. During lively debate, inspired by a fair amount of tippling, the name Nabana was settled upon. What then started as a farm, slowly expanded into the hospitality trade; during the eighties, a tea garden under umbrellas amongst the banana plants, later a pub under thatch and road side stall, leading to building up to the thatch and creating a restaurant and landscaping large subtropical gardens. By the third owner in the nineties, guest cottages were added, the fourth owner added the pool and deck, and here we are today!
Magda is your host, from receiving your enquiry to welcoming you here upon arrival. Mother to Liesl and Paul and ouma to little Jonathan, Rebecca, Kayla and Vaughn, she is available to assist you with your specific needs. With knowledge of local activities and attractions, we can assist you in pursuing your specific interests such as game drives, panorama tours, extreme activities or golf and fishing excursions. Long-time resident in the Lowveld, Magda has extensive local knowledge and shares this “who knows who” and “where to go” knowledge generously. She also arranges accommodation packages, conferences and functions tailored to your specific needs.
Wild Thyme Restaurant and the Sportman’s Pub is independently owned and managed by Paul Shepheard. Not many families boast an internationally trained chef and thanks goes to Liesl, who met and married Paul in England and brought him here. From gourmet meals and comfort food to delicate deserts, Paul will delight you with his passion for cooking. He is ably assisted by soux chef, Portia and trainee chef, Zama. Meals are generously portioned and great value for money.
Paul is also your host in the pub and his knowledge of all sport matters keep guests entertained and up to date. He is also an avid angler, whose little girl, Rebecca, shares this passion. As founder member of the Nabana Fishing Club, with knowledge of local dams and fishing conditions he can arrange fishing excursions for individuals or groups.
All guests are welcomed into our family, and we extend our love for each other to all our guests.