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Hoedspruit Town Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Hoedspruit Town

  • Hoedspruit  is located at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg in the Limpopo Province near the Kruger National Park
  • The Afrikaans name of Hoedspruit can be translated as 'Hat Creek'
  • Hoedspruit is home to a large Air Force Base
  • Civilian aircrafts have been given permission to land on the military runway; Eastgate provides an ideal access point to many of Kruger Park's game lodges
  • Khamai Reptile Park     
  • Hoedspruit Giant Baobab   
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Klaserie Waterfalls
  • Boat Trip on Blyde Dam
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre  
  • Bombyx Mori Silk Farm
  • Nyani Cultural Village
  • Day walks in the magnificent Blyde River Canyon
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • White Water Rafting - Mohlatsi Advenutres
  • Shindzela Walking Trails - Big 5 Walking Trails in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • Off Beat Safaris Horse Trails
  • Blyde River Adventures - Horse riding, paintball, quad biking etc.
  • Moholoholo Evening Game Drive or early Morning Walk
  • Camp Jabulani Elephant Back Safari 
  • Kapama Evening Game Drive plus Dinner

Distance to Airport: 6 km

Distance to City: 7 km

Introducing Hoedspruit Town

The South African town of Hoedspruit  is located at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg in the Limpopo Province near the Kruger National Park with is abundant wildlife and many luxurious game lodges and tented safari camps.  The Afrikaans name of Hoedspruit can be translated as 'Hat Creek'.

The South African town of Hoedspruit has a large Air Force Base close by.  Civilian aircrafts have been given permission to land on the military runway.  They use the civilian terminal which is called Eastgate which provides an ideal access point to many of Kruger Park's game lodges.

Hoedspruit is a small tourism and agriculturally orientated town in the central Lowveld.  Tourism facilities in this region of South Africa centre around game lodges, safaris and other "Big 5" activities as well as birding, hiking, and exclusive getaways.

Recommended day excursions from Hoedspruit include:

  • Khamai Reptile Park     
  • Hoedspruit Giant Baobab   
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Klaserie Waterfalls
  • Boat Trip on Blyde Dam
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre  
  • Bombyx Mori Silk Farm
  • Nyani Cultural Village
  • Day walks in Blyde Canyon

Recommended adventure activities in and around Hoedspruit include:

  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • White Water Rafting - Mohlatsi Advenutres
  • Shindzela Walking Trails - Big 5 Walking Trails in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
  • Off Beat Safaris Horse Trails
  • Transfrontier Safari's
  • Blyde River Adventures - Horse riding, paintball, quad biking etc.
  • Moholoholo Evening Game Drive or early Morning Walk
  • Camp Jabulani Elephant Back Safari 
  • Kapama Evening Game Drive plus Dinner 
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