Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa,, Accommodation, Activities

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Hoedspruit, South Africa


Hoedspruit is located in the Mopani region of the Limpopo province, neatly placed at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg and with the railway line from Tzaneen to Kaapmuiden running through it.

Hoedspruit is one of the country's premier eco-tourist destinations with amazing game lodges and private reserves.  Hoedspruit’s neighbour is the Kruger National Park, which after removing fences now forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

Hoedspruit is known for its wildlife breeding and care centres like the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.  This centre breeds endangered species, especially the cheetah, African wild dog and black-footed cat.

The town specialises in the production of mango and citrus fruits and is one of the major agricultural contributors in the country.  Hoedspruit one of the drivers in the Green Movement – it is in the heart of the UNESCO registered Kruger to Canyons Biosphere, and is the annual host of the Pick n Pay Sustainable Living Festival.

Most of Hoedspruit’s rainfall occurs during the mid-summer months and normally receives about 410mm of rain per year. 

Some of the things to do and see in Hoedspruit are as follows:

  • Hoedspruit Research and Breeding Centre - A centre which caters for endangered species
  • Nyani Tribal Village - Experience the daily lives of a true Shangaan tribe
  • Swadini Reptile Park - A private reptile park allowing visitors to view a number of fascinating species
  • Forever Resorts Swadini - The dam boasts one of the world's largest active 'Tufa' waterfalls
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre
  • Thornbush Game Reserve
  • DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

There is a wide range of accommodation options available in Hoedspruit for visitors to this area.  Please see our accommodation directory for a list of advertisers.

There are many restaurants to choose from in Hoedspruit, with a variety of cuisines available. Whether you're looking for fine dining or casual eateries, there is something for everyone's taste buds in Hoedspruit.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Hoedspruit.


Top 10 adventure activities for families in Hoedspruit


  • Game Drives: Embark on exhilarating game drives through the renowned private game reserves surrounding Hoedspruit. Witness the Big Five and other magnificent wildlife species in their natural habitat while knowledgeable guides provide insights into the ecosystem's intricacies.


  • Hot Air Ballooning: Take to the skies on a hot air balloon safari, offering panoramic views of the breathtaking African landscape below. Drift gently over the savannah as the sunrise paints the horizon in a kaleidoscope of colors, creating magical memories for the whole family.


  • Bush Walks: Explore the wilderness on foot with guided bush walks, allowing families to connect with nature up close. Learn about indigenous plants, track wildlife, and discover the smaller wonders of the bush while immersing yourselves in the sights and sounds of the African bushveld.


  • Elephant Encounters: Interact with gentle giants at elephant sanctuaries where families can observe, feed, and even walk alongside these majestic creatures. Gain insight into elephant behavior and conservation efforts while forging unforgettable bonds with these intelligent beings.


  • Zip-lining: Embark on an adrenaline-fueled zip-lining adventure through the treetops of the region's lush forests. Soar above the canopy, taking in the scenic vistas and experiencing the thrill of flying amidst nature's beauty.


  • River Rafting: Navigate the untamed rivers of Limpopo on exhilarating rafting expeditions suitable for families. Experience the rush of adrenaline as you tackle rapids and navigate through stunning riverine landscapes under the guidance of experienced instructors.


  • Horseback Safaris: Saddle up for a horseback safari, traversing the wilderness and encountering wildlife from a unique vantage point. Enjoy the serenity of the bush as you meander along scenic trails, creating unforgettable memories for riders of all ages.


  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourselves in the rich cultural heritage of the region with visits to local communities and cultural centers. Participate in traditional dances, sample authentic cuisine, and gain insights into the customs and traditions of the diverse local tribes.


  • Canopy Tours: Embark on an exhilarating canopy tour, swinging through the treetops on zip lines and suspension bridges. Enjoy a bird's eye view of the surrounding landscape while experiencing the thrill of adventure amidst the forest canopy.


  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers: Visit wildlife rehabilitation centers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured or orphaned animals. Learn about conservation efforts and witness firsthand the remarkable work being done to protect South Africa's diverse wildlife.


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