Attractions IN Hoedspruit

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Blyde-Olifants Conservancy

The Blyde-Olifants Conservancy consolidates a group of privately owned game farms in the central Lowveld region into an official nature reserve. Lying roughly between Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa, the conservancy also happens to lie within the Kruger to ...

Golf Courses

Drakensig Golf Club

Hoedspruit is a small town that is nestled between the Kruger National Park and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon. While little, it welcomes many tourists every year, thanks to its natural splendour and its prime positioning. It is also home to the ...

Game Reserves

Guernsey Private Reserve

Thanks to its prime position as a neighbour of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, Guernsey Private Reserve is acclaimed for its variety of wildlife and its absolute, untainted beauty. This private conservancy is nestled in ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Game Farms / Game Parks

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is a sanctuary for animals. It conserves rare, vulnerable and endangered animals and is home to cheetah, wild dogs, black-footed cats, African wild cats, ground horn bills, blue cranes, sable antelope, ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a conserved area with a reserve that is home to a fabulous array of plants and animals. Impalas and kudus graze peacefully, while stocky warthogs keep their noses close to the ground in search of roots and ...

Game Reserves

Kapama Game Reserve

Kapama Game Reserve is situated in the Limpopo Province, South Africa and was proclaimed a private nature reserve in December 1993. Covering approximately 13 000 hectares of prime big game territory, Kapama Game Reserve has succeeded in combining the ...

Landmarks / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Nature Reserves

Manoutsa Vulture Colony

South Africa's fourth largest Cape Griffon vulture colony roosts on the sheer cliffs of the Drakensberg escarpment near the JG Strijdom Tunnel on a farm called Manoutsa. Vultures need cliffs in order to breed, something the Kruger National Park ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre is a sanctuary for abandoned, injured or poisoned animals. Amongst these are lions from an Egyptian circus, leopards, wild dogs, cheetahs, poisoned vultures, crowned eagles and other survivors. Moholoholo lies in the ...

Game Reserves

Selati Game Reserve

Selati Game Reserve lies on roughly 30 000 hectares of land west of the Kruger National Park, between the towns of Gravelotte and Mica, north of Nelspruit. Proclaimed as a conservancy in 2003, Selati is a partnership between neighbouring families who ...

Game Reserves

Tshukudu Private Game Reserve

The family-owned Tshukudu Private Game reserve is situated in the Central Lowveld near Hoedspruit and adjoins the Greater Kruger National Park. The reserve is easily accessible and close to the attractions and activities of the area. Tshukudu a Big 5 ...

Attractions AROUND Hoedspruit

Game Reserves

Balule Game Reserve

The vast Balule Game Reserve is adjacent to the Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five and world famous for its abundance of wildlife and birdlife. In the Balule Game Reserve you will find the Big Five roaming freely between the Balule Game Reserve ...

Game Reserves

Grietjie Private Nature Reserve

Just south of Phalaborwa in the scenic South African province of Limpopo, is the magnificent Grietjie Private Nature Reserve. This is part of the greater Balule Nature Reserve, which is, in turn, part of the world-renowned Kruger ...

Nature Reserves

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

On the banks of the Great Letaba River lies the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve, just west of the Kruger National Park and not far from Tzaneen. The main draw card to this beautiful reserve is the fact that you can walk most of it on foot, and despite its ...

Game Reserves

Klaserie Game Reserve

Bordering the Timbavati Game Reserve and Kruger National Park, the Klaserie Game Reserve reserve is hot and dry for most of the year. The bush is sparse but soon recovers, if and when summer rains arrive. Wildlife wanders freely over vast areas and you ...

Game Reserves / National Parks

Kruger National Park

The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel. Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an ...

Nature Reserves

Lekgalameetse Nature Reserve

Bounding the Wolkberg Wilderness, Lekgalameetse is an attractive mountain reserve sporting sparkling clear rivers and waterfalls and natural pools. The most colourful of butterflies, natural beauty, lush kloofs, indigenous forests and the plentiful ...

Game Farms / Game Parks / Game Reserves

Makalali Game Reserve

Also known as the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve and one of the country’s major privately owned conservation areas, Makalali Conservancy is over 22 000 hectares set in the Lowveld region of Limpopo, an hour west of the Phalaborwa gate of the ...

Nature Reserves / Mountain Reserves

Mariepskop Nature Reserve

Mariepskop Mountain is the highest peak in the northern Drakensberg. It stands tall on the eastern side of the Drakensberg Escarpment, its back to the Blyde River Canyon. Ascend the mountain and you will stand 1 945 metres above sea level, the ...

National Parks / Landmarks / Game Reserves

Orpen Gate

If you want quick access to central Kruger, then Orpen Gate is your best bet. The central grasslands of the Kruger National Park mean that there is a predominance of herbivores and animals like buffalo, who herd in groups of up to 250, near Orpen. The ...

Game Reserves

Thornybush Game Reserve

Adjacent to and incorporated into the Greater Kruger National Park lies 10 000 hectares of pristine African bushveld, which is the 'Thornybush Game Reserve'. With an abundance of birdlife and wildlife species including the 'Big 5'. Explore the African ...

Game Reserves

Timbavati Game Reserve

Timbavati Game Reserve shares a common unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. This allows the animals free range and ensures guests to the area the opportunity to view the greatest diversity of wildlife that South Africa has to offer. Timbavati ...

Nature Reserves

Tzaneen Dam Nature Reserve

Fishing fundis describe Tzaneen Dam as 'quite simply the best place for carp fishing in Africa'. It is also well stocked with Florida strain largemouth bass,and you can bank on landing one in the three to four kilogram range. Smallmouth bass are also ...

Game Reserves

Umbabat Game Reserve

Umbabat Nature Reserve lies just north east of Marulaneng, closest to Satara and Olifants rest camps of the Kruger National Park, bordered by the Kruger, the Timbavati and the Klaserie game reserves. Several private nature reserves, in turn, make up the ...

... and a little further afield

Nature Reserves

Andover Nature Reserve

Andover Nature Reserve is a provincial nature reserve that lies just seven kilometres from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, close to Manyeleti Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga. The 7 000 hectares reserve is home to zebra, giraffe, kudu, bushbuck, ...

Golf Courses

Hans Merensky Golf Club

This is another fine course which first evolved from the drawing board of Robert Grimsdell. A major attraction of the Hans Merensky course is the visiting wildlife - the course is bordered by the Kruger National Park near the Phalaborwa Gate and many of ...

Game Reserves

Karongwe Game Reserve

Karongwe Game Reserve is an untamed garden of Eden where the spoor of wildlife invites you to explore the timeless beauty of the bush; an oasis of unimaginable luxury provides the greatest vantage point to the Big Five and its vast, untouched wilderness ...

Activities / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Miscellaneous

Kruger National Park Tours

Guided day trips to the Kruger National Park: The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretch for 20 000 square kilometres, given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience ...

Miscellaneous / Museums

Letaba Elephant Hall

Letaba Elephant Hall (elephant museum) - Lying on the banks of the Letaba River, Letaba Camp is one of the favourite camps at Kruger. Its name means 'river of sand' and describes the riverbed that is a perfect space for spotting game, particularly ...

Game Reserves

Letaba Ranch Game Reserve

Letaba Ranch Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park conservation area, is particularly well known for sightings of elephant and buffaloes, and the mighty Letaba River that flows through the reserve provides a shelter to any number of ...

Nature Reserves / Game Reserves

Makutsi Conservancy

The Makutsi Conservancy, in the heart of the Limpopo, lies adjacent to the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve just 40 minutes' due east of the Kruger National Park. It lies on route 36 that links Tzaneen to the N4 from Pretoria, making it easily ...

Game Reserves

Manyeleti Game Reserve

The fenceless borders the Manyeleti Game Reserve shares with the Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands Game Reserve and the Timbavati Game Reserve, forms an integral ecological unit where all the animals roam free. The Mnisi people lived and occupied this ...

Game Reserves

Mohlabetsi Conservancy

The Mohlabetsi Conservancy lies on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park, part of the greater Kruger Park area that borders on the Klaserie Game Reserve, just outside Hoedspruit. Staying in the conservancy is an unforgettable experience of ...

Game Reserves

Motswari Game Reserve

Deep within the Timbavati Nature Reserve lies Motswari Game Reserve. As part of the Greater Kruger National Park Conservancy and traversing close on 200 square kilometres of pristine habitat, Motswari offers visitors the best of Africa; wide horizons, ...

Hoedspruit as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Balule, Giyani, Gravelotte, Hans Merensky, Kampersrus, Karongwe, Klaserie, Letsitele, Manyeleti, Modjadjiskloof, Mohlabetsi, Motswari, Pafuri Gate, Phalaborwa, Thornybush, Timbavati, Tzaneen, Umhlametsi

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