About Hoedspruit Lodge 603
Hoedspruit Lodge 603 in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate offers luxury Self Catering accommodation in the heart of Hoedspruit between two major entrances to the Kruger National Park.
The wildlife roams freely among the bush lodges. Giraffe, waterbuck, warthog, zebras, porcupines and large herds of impala are commonly seen. There are no predators on the Estate, which is perfect for walking, driving and riding mountain bikes among the game. There are two elevated thatched hides overlooking water holes on a perennial stream that runs from the main gate in the west and flows due east towards the Kruger National Park.
South of this stream the reserve extends for a further 5000 hectares of wildlife game protection area. At night the nocturnal wildlife is just as plentiful. The whoop of the black backed jackal and Hyena is as loud as the millions of stars in the Milky Way are bright. If you sit outside at the fireside with the lodge lights dimmed you can expect regular visits from porcupines and warthogs while locating the bark of the male impalas in the dark.
Self Catering Accommodation
Our three bedroom, six-sleeper, luxury self catering, thatched lodge has a plunge pool and air conditioning in the main bedroom and lounge that helps to make it more comfortable in the hot summer months. The second bedroom opens onto an enclosed outdoor shower area. The third bedroom is upstairs in a loft and opens up onto a balcony above the outside dining table and braai area with its own stone fireplace.
The kitchen has all the basic equipment needed for casual self-catering, including a potjie, a microwave oven and a fridge / freezer. A comfortable indoor lounge in the thatched double volume is furnished with a television and overlooks a wrap around view of pure, unspoiled bushveld.
Hoedspruit lies between two major entrances to Kruger; Orpen Gate and Phalaborwa Gate allow easy entrance to the Central Kruger Region of the park with equal access to the far North and the popular South. Hoedspruit is a perfect base to visit many other tourism highlights that are all within easy reach.
The Panorama Route
High above Hoedspruit, up on the escarpment you will find spectacular views of the Three Rondavels, God's Window, The Blyde River Canyon, and Pilgrims Rest. This is where the cooler climates of Lydenburg and Dullstroom provide popular trout fishing spots in the many rivers and streams. Beautiful waterfalls such as the Mac Mac Falls and Bridal Veil Falls are found here as well as the world famous Bourkeís Luck Potholes.
Elephant Back Safaris
Riding an elephant through Big 5 Country is another experience you will never forget and is available close by at Kapama Lodge.
Visit the Visitorís Information Centre in Hoedspruit for further information on other attractions such as the Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre, hot-air balloon rides and the Silk Fabric Factory, all in and around Hoedspruit.