Things to do in and around Hoedspruit

Moholoholo The plight of Africa’s animals has always been the main focus of this rehabilitation centre and the philosophy is that awareness must be spread if we are to save our wildlife. Here you will experience close encounters with many endangered animals and birds of prey.

Khamai Reptile Park                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This herpetological haven is well worth a stop! Khamai Reptile Park is home to some of South Africa’s deadliest snakes. Experienced guides will show you the scariest beasts – black and green mambas, boomslangs and Mozambique Spitting Cobras.  Directions to Khamai Reptile Park: On the the R527 between Hoedspruit and the Strydom Tunnel.

 Balloon Safari                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Take to the sky in a hot air balloon for the experience of your life! Sun Catchers Hot Air Ballooning offers one-hour long flights from Hoedspruit over the scenic Blyde River. Soar above a mix of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment, weather permitting. 

Khaya Ndlovu Game Reserve                                                                                                                                                                                                     Consider doing an early morning or evening game drive on a private game reserve with an experienced guide. Just outside town, this game drive offers an alternative to a day trip to Kruger. You can also stay on for a breakfast or dinner.

Tshukudu Game Reserve                                                                                                                                                                                                               Situated half an hour from Hoedspruit, their skilled game guides will accompany guests early evening in open 4×4 game drive vehicles. Their extensive knowledge and training ensures that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative. This private reserve is known for its close encounters with a vast variety of game including the Big Five.

Manyeleti Game Reserve                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This 23000 hectare private game reserve borders directly onto the Kruger but as there are no fences, wildlife is able to roam freely. This would be a self-drive safari.

 24 Degrees South                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in and around the unique shops, art gallery, vintage car and motorbike showroom and eateries. The setting is in the middle of the bush on the R531 with beautiful views of the mountain.

Africology Spa                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Africology only uses all natural ingredients that are bio-identical to your biology and many of them grow abundantly here on our doorstep.  F

Jessica the Hippo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A totally unique interactive experience with the world’s most documented and famous hippo. Daily viewing is limited to 9.30 – 11am  in the morning and then again 14.30 – 15.30.

Nyani Cultural Village                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you are looking for a superb African entertainment experience, Nyani will expose you to the authentic history and culture of our local African tribes via a 45 minute narrated dance, singing and drumming spectacle. You won’t be disappointed.

Hlokomela Community Tour                                                                                                                                                                                                                Take a tour with them to experience first hand the innovative action this organisation is taking to provide quality, all inclusive health-care to the people of this region.

Leading Edge Flight School                                                                                                                                                                                                                Flying safaris are offered to allow you to experience flying in a Bantam microlight and view the Big Five from above. Flights are offered from 20 minutes to 2 and half hours

African Dream Horse Safari                                                                                                                                                                                                                Safaris are done in the Wildlife Estate. Booking essential.

Drakensig Golf Course                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Situated a mere 5km from the lodge this picturesque 9 hole, 18 tee course if very inexpensive to play on and you may even encounter the odd impala, duiker or warthog along the way.

Restaurants                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sleepers, Hat & Creek, Maroela Bar, Kalimambo, Wild Dogz Burger, Cooked, Stoned Olive Cafe, Three Bridges, Thirsty Giraffe, Fig & Bean, Khaya Ndlovu, Amigos, Blue Mountain, Cotton Club, Fig & Bean, Melodies.