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Hoedspruit is located at the foot of the breathe-taking Klein Drakensberg.

This agricultural town with unspoilt landscapes and surreal nearby attractions like the Kruger National Park is a destination hub that will leave many pleasantly surprised.

Hoedspruit encompasses adventure with wildlife, mountains, rivers, archaeology, and cultural attractions.

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Why visit Hoedspruit?

  • Experience the thrill of white water rafting down the Olifants River Gorge, this 3km ride weaves through the beautiful scenic vegetation and outstanding bird viewing.
  • Explore Africa in its most authentic and wild form at the Ngama Safari Lodge, these tented camps bring you close to wild African animals in the bush.
  • Visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre for a memorable and moving experience, and interact with many of Africa's abandoned and injured wildlife.
Rands (R)
Dialing Code
00 + 27 + Local Number
Drives on the left
Air Force Base Hoedspruit
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Type C / D / M / N (frequency-50Hz: voltage-230V)

Hoedspruit is part of Limpopo which is known for having sunshine all-year round.

The best time to visit this beautiful place would be during June to August, as this is the time when the city is lively but not crowded, and there is a chance to see all the attractions this place has to offer.

Hoedspruit is a place with a great deal of rural charm. This might be a small town but there are attractions that make every visit worthwhile.

The Blyde Dam boat cruise being one of the many attractions where you can savour the splendid beauty of the Blyde River Canyon, Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the majestic Three Rondavels that feature spectacular peaks.

If that does not tickle your fancy you should visit 24 Degrees, it is a perfect place to spend some time. With delicious meals served at Anne's Cotton Club Cafe, and browsing the interesting stalls on the farm and viewing the classic car and motorbike displays, 24 Degrees will not disappoint. If you have more time to kill in Hoedspruit then be sure to visit these places:

  • Kapama Private Game Reserve
  • Khamai Reptile Park
  • Domboshava
  • African Summer Spa
  • Daktari Wildlife Orphange
  • Godding and Godding

Hoedspruit is culturally diverse, the African, Eastern and European traditions have made the South African cuisine here a taste adventure. From traditional Cape Malay dishes, high-end cuisine and even down-to- earth South African braai's Hoedspruit has something to tantalise everyone’s tastebuds.

The best restaurants in Hoedspruit include:

  • Hat and Creek
  • Jackals & Wolf
  • Sleepers Railway Station Restaurant
  • Upside Down Restaurant
  • Bush Pub and Inn

The most followed religion in Limpopo is Christianity and other traditional African faiths. Places of worship are generally divided along racial lines, even though there is no legislation that encourages it.

A cultural experience worth having is visiting Hoedspruit's traditional Shangaan village, where you can learn about the agriculture, family duties and the customs of the Shangaan people.

The people in Limpopo are very traditional which is why it is considered to be very conservative place, people are friendly and welcoming but traditions and practices are taken seriously.

Hoedspruit is a safe place to visit, but it is advised to remain vigilant at all times. If you are travelling Hoedspruit you should go with someone that knows the area well or you should get a map or GPS as all the roads tend to look the same. It is also advised to not drive at night if you are not familiar with the roads as one can easily get lost.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Hoedspruit
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 22.00
Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 20.49
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 10.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 35.00

Hoedspruit airport (code: HDS) is located just outside of Hoedspruit. This airport is considered to be the gateway to the heartland of the country's abundant wildlife and the world-famous Kruger National Park.

You can be forgiven for thinking your flight has landed on your lodge’s doorstep when you arrive at Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport in the Limpopo Province. Reminiscent of one of the areas renowned safari lodges, Hoedspruit Airport (code HDS) serves direct SA Express flights to/from Cape Town and Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport).

The airport is also home to South Africa’s second longest runway and used to act as an emergency landing site for NASA space shuttles.

The following facilities are available at Hoedspruit Airport:

  • Avis Car Hire at Hoedspruit Airport is available through Travelstart
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Snack & Coffee Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Banking including ABSA, First National and Standard BankHat and Creek

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The information on this page is correct as of August 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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