Activities & Tours

Mpumalanga also 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 stones throw away offering you a unique insight into nature and African wildlife including the Big 5 in it’s 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 non stop entertainment less than 10 minutes from The Windmill Country Retreat.

Panorama Tour

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 view points including the Three Rondawels, Bourcks 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
  • Guided Bushwalks

Other Activities

Adventure Activities

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:

  • Quad Biking
  • River Rafting
  • Tree Top Zip lining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hiking Trails
  • Graskop Gorge Swing

All above mentioned tours and activities can be booked directly at our reception concierge service, for your convenience.


While a small restaurant is available at The Windmill Country Retreat for Breakfast and Dinner, those who prefer to travel and explore different varieties, both towns of Sabie and Hazyview are under 20 minutes away, providing a number of restaurant options for all meals of the day, with many fruit stops, farmstalls and curio stores to browse as well.

The Kruger / Lowveld region is an unforgettable destination and complete authentic African experience.