A deeper look into safari tours
Hoedspruit (Afrikaans for Hat Creek) is a town situated at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg
(Afrikaans for “Small Dragon Mountains” range), in the Limpopo province of South Africa, on the railway line from Tzaneen to Kaapmuiden.
The town, while still small, has grown in recent years. Due to its proximity to private game reserves and the Kruger National Park, ecotourism is a major contributor to the local economy.
Air force base & eastgate airport
A feasibility study was conducted on whether the airport could be upgraded to international status. The airport accommodated 57 000 passengers between 2008 and 2009 and has the capacity to handle between 10 000 and 11 000 additional passengers.
What to do in hoedspruit
Hoedspruit offers various activities, from Mountain Hiking to Bike trail rides, accommodation catered for Safari’s in various areas and more. Choose from superb Lodges such as Buffaloland, Sunset Game Lodge, Ngama Tented Safari Lodge (for a true African experience), Kwambili Game Lodge and many more.
Lodges in Hoedspruit
– Karongwe – Chisomo Safari Camp
– Bushwillow Creek
– Sambane Adventure Bush Camp
– The Hidden Valley
– Nsele Lodge & Safari’s
– All or nothing Adventures
– Blyde River Wilderness Lodge
– Tshukudu Bush Camp
– Masodini Private Game Reserve
– Parson’s Hilltop Safari Camp
– Kwambili Game Lodge
– Sunset Game Lodge
– Ngama Tented Safari Lodge & Many more
hoedspruit wildlife estate
If you like to party and play loud music, then this bush estate is not for you. We are passionate about our environment. Please abide by the rules of no loud music or parties. No motor– or quad bikes. Feeding of animals and birds are prohibited as well as collecting wood in the bush. Speed limit is 30km/hr[enforced by management].
The estate has been a private game farm for 56 years and is therefore an unspoiled wildlife sanctuary lying in a shallow valley and surrounded by game parks on all sides. A small tributary of the Olifant River runs through the estate. All stands have a magnificent view of the Drakensberg Mountains.
This self-catering lodge is located in Greater Kruger Park which includes Hoedspruit with only 40 min. travel to Orpen Gate, Kruger Park. Cellphone reception is available in the estate.
Hoedspruit & Kruger Park are Malaria areas in the summer months. Please take precaution i.e. lotions/candles at night.