In the 'hood, Hoedspruit as a destination

Directly translated from the Afrikaans the relatively small town of Hoedspruit, which lies at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg on the old Selati railway line from Phalaborwa to Kaapmuiden, means “hat creek”. The story involves one of the town’s pioneers who took off his hat, after a particularly arduous trek over the mountains into the heat of the Lowveld, and threw it into the Sandspruit ... cont.

55 Raptor`s Wildlife Escape, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to BushGlam Luxury Holiday Home

From Johannesburg
Take the N4 towards Witbank. Take Off ramp R540 left to Belfast
From Belfast follow Dullstroom - Lydenburg (Mashishing) - Ohrigstad (R36). Go through the Strijdom Tunnel straight to Hoedspruit (R527). Just before Hoedspruit, at the ‘Stop3’ and sign ‘Raptor’s View Estate’, turn right. Turn immediately left, to the most left boom gate. Enter ‘Raptors Wildlife Escape’. Go to number 55, bordering the bush of ‘Raptor’s View Estate’.

From Nelspruit
Follow R40 (North) White River – Hazyview – Bushbuckridge – Acornhoek - Klaserie. Turn right at the sign ‘R40 Hoedspruit’. From the R40, turn left into Hoedspruit, over the bridge straight through town. At the ‘Stop3’ and sign ‘Raptor’s View Estate’, turn left. Turn immediately left again, to the most left boom gate. Enter ‘Raptors Wildlife Escape’. Go to number 55, bordering the bush of ‘Raptor’s View Estate’.

Amenities in the area

  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.5 km)
  • Grocery Store (1 km)
  • Internet Café (1 km)
  • Laundromat (1 km)
  • Shopping Mall (1 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (2 km)
  • Car Hire (2 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (2 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (2 km)
  • Train Station (3 km)
  • Post Office (4 km)
  • Airport (8 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Caving
  • Children's entertainment
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Microlight flights
  • Quad biking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)

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