Things To Do in Hoedspruit24 Degrees South
Where? The Silk Farm, 24 Degrees South Country Estate, R531, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa
When? Daily from 08h00 to 16h30.
How? Call +27 (0)72 467-3310 or +27 (0)82 808-9203
How much? Free to browse
Within the absolute natural beauty of Hoedspruit, in the Blyde River Canyon region, are plenty of little gems that continue to lure tourists back year after year, and to delight the local residents. Nestled between the massive canyon and the acclaimed Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit showcases this part of the Lowveld off to perfection. To honour the splendour and celebrate the variety and talent within its borders, 24 Degrees South Travellers’ Destination is an exciting complex, home to a number of shops, stalls and eateries. Spend the day exploring the many attractions here, or pop in quickly en route to your safari.
This was once The Silk Farm, and is still sometimes called such informally. Today, the Godding & Godding silk business is situated here, and invites visitors from all over the world to see and purchase beautiful silk items that range from clothing to bedding to skin care products.
The Godding & Godding Day Relaxation Spa offers massages, body polishes, wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures; all using the silk-based products to leave visitors feeling gorgeous and revitalised.
Anne’s Cotton Club Café is a popular restaurant, idyllically perched in the gardens of the 24 Degrees complex. Hearty breakfasts and light lunches are on offer for hungry travellers or peckish friends that want to nibble on something delicious while catching up. The Cotton Club is licensed.
Beautiful leather bags, belts, jewellery and accessories can be found at Katundo Leather. This is a workshop and a showroom, inviting visitors to learn about the process that leads to the gorgeous finish products that are for sale. Genuine leather goods make for lovely gifts and keepsakes, and can last a lifetime. Andy, of Katundo, is well known for his stunning leather flooring, which is a must-see.
The arts and crafts of South Africa are really special; and these are for sale at Details of Africa, Round Da Bend and Hangupz. There are clothes available at these stores too. Howzit is dedicated to South African novelties, and is a delight amongst the tourists as they discover stunning little mementoes.
Additionally, there is an outdoor chess board, and a private classic car and motorbike display for the public to enjoy.