Once a small, nondescript farming village, Hoedspruit's enviable location in the heart of the Central Lowveld has made it, over recent decades, a prime destination for travellers searching for some top quality game-viewing. Hoedspruit sits just on the edge of the famous Kruger National Park as well as the slightly smaller Ndlovumzi, Olifants and Selati game reserves, making it the ideal base for exploring the parks. With all this incredible wildlife and vegetation surrounding the area, you can be sure there will never be a dull moment during your stay in Hoedspruit.Read More
During the day travellers should definitely pay a visit to the world's largest Baobab, which is over 1,700 years old. Not only is this enormous tree unfathomably beautiful, but it has also hollowed out over the course of time and now has a tiny bar situated within its trunk. If you have never had the good fortune to sip a beverage whilst inside a tree, Hoedspruit provides this chance. Equally fascinating is the Blyde River Canyon, where those looking for a touch of adventure can take a boat trip or climb through caves and waterfalls, soaking up the spectacular scenery while they are at it.
As well as wonderful game viewing opportunities, Hoedspruit is also the home of the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), an organisation dedicated to the conservation of some of the planet's most rare and vulnerable creatures including cheetahs, African wild dogs and rhinos. Not only does the centre nurture and care for sick and wounded animals but it also works towards combatting poaching in the area. It has successfully rescued and rehabilitated a number of rhinos that have had their horns, a valuable commodity, viciously stolen and been left for dead by poachers.
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Hoedspruit
If you are planning a Hoedspruit holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp Hoedspruit
Overlooking the magnificent bushveld, the Chapungu Luxury Tented Camp offers beautiful deluxe tents designed in a true African style. Each of the 8 comfortable tents, comes with private facilities and features a Bushveld bath. The lodge provides guests with dawn and dusk game drives as well as informative Bushveld walks. The onsite Amani Spa is the perfect place to relax after a great day game driving. The camp is situated within 14,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.
Kapama Buffalo Camp Hoedspruit
Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique experience in the African bush. The luxury canvas tents,are set on wooden decks built on stilts over a steep-sided riverbank and are equipped with your very own Nespresso coffee machine. Dining takes place al fresco accompanied by a roaring fire and the twinkle of stars up above. There is also a refreshing pool where guests can cool themselves off. Kapama Private Game Reserve occupies an area between the northern Drakensberg mountains and the Kruger National Park.
Kapama Karula Lodge Hoedspruit
Kapama Karula is a stunning camp where nature forms part of the accommodation. There are seven luxury air-conditioned tents and five large exclusive chalets, all elegantly furnished. The sparkling pool is the perfect place to cool off after a day of adventures in the sun and the stylish lounge area is ideal for guests who want to socialise with a drink and listen to the howls of the nearby wildlife. The camp is set on the banks of the Klaserie river which flows throughout the year.
Kapama River Lodge Hoedspruit
Kapama River Lodge is without a doubt one of Kapama's finest lodges where luxurious living and rustic African charm go hand in hand. Rooms are spacious and well equipped offering uninterrupted views of this beautiful game reserve. Enjoy a delicious evening meal in the gorgeous Rhino Boma or a lovely glass of local wine in the magnificent wine cellar. This sensational lodge is located on the bend of the Kapama River across from a small permanent waterhole.
Hoedspruit Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Hoedspruit.