Welcome to Tatenda Guest House
Tatenda Guest House is ready to receive guests in this time of Covid-19.
We have sanitised all B&B rooms and Self-catering units, trained our staff to fully understand and apply the required protocols to protect both our valued guests and themselves against contracting and/or spreading the Covid-19 virus as much as possible.
All staff members are required to complete health screening process on arrival. Guests are required to complete a health screening questionnaire on arrival, including temperature checks. Staff are provided with the necessary PPE, hygiene controls are in place, disinfectants and sanitisers are available, and staff are regularly checked and constantly reminded to adhere to these protocols with the strategic placement of posters to reinforce the importance of protective measures like social distancing, effective hand-washing, touch point sanitising, mask wearing, etc.
The property was originally registered as DaJune Restaurant in 1999, affectionately known as “the Scone Deck” amongst local residents, and started operating as Tatenda Guest House soon thereafter.
The name “Tatenda” means “Thank You” in Shona, a native language of Zimbabwe. In 2018 Brian and Gerda Chambers moved to Hazyview and took up the challenge of owning and managing the Guest House. The couple have a hands-on approach to life and enjoy interacting with people. “We love the great outdoors and have a keen interest in the fauna and flora of South Africa. Other interests include off-roading, camping, fishing, game viewing, gardening and hobby photography.”
Although located in the heart of Hazyview suburbia, Tatenda has the atmosphere of being “in the bush”. The Guest House is nestled under a canopy of mature indigenous trees with a natural garden, winding paths, water features and fish ponds for guests to enjoy. Brian and Gerda came from a then drought-stricken Cape Town, and understand the importance of conserving water. One of their first priorities was to install grey water systems and rainwater harvesting tanks to conserve and re-use water as much as possible. A green approach to gardening and the continuous introduction of more indigenous flora creates a natural balance where birdlife thrives, much to the delight of those with a keen interest in birding. With Hazyview located in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga, an area of immense natural beauty and home to the “Big 5”, it is the ideal destination from which to explore the Panorama Route and surrounding attractions, as well as the Kruger National Park and other private reserves in the area. “At Tatenda, we always strive to offer warm hospitality, personalised service, a homely environment and a tranquil stay that will foster fond memories of a home from home you will always long to return to.”
We offer 5 spacious en-suite B&B rooms exiting into a beautiful natural garden and 2 Self-catering units adjoining the pool area, all under a canopy of mature trees teeming with birdlife.
- Communal pool and sundeck
- 2 Thatched lapas
- Secure parking on site
- Tranquil garden with water features, paths and seating
- Braai areas
- Free WiFi in all areas
- DSTV in B&B rooms and Self-catering units
- Information desk
- Laundry service available on request at an additional charge per load
- Breakfast is available to B&B guests from 07:00 to 09:00
- Hairdryer and iron & ironing board available on request.
Using Tatenda as your base, you can enjoy an adventure-filled stay with several outdoor activities and/or day-trip options available in the surrounding areas. After your day’s adventures, you can cool off in the pool, enjoy sundowners on the deck, start up the braai and have a dinner to remember in one of the thatched lapas, or opt for a scrumptious meal at a selection of nearby restaurants.