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.

Eastgate Airport Road, Hoedspruit, 1380, Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Elandela Lodge

From O.R. Tambo International Airport
Our advice is to take the N4 and bypass Middelburg.
Turn of onto the R540 direction Belfast and Dullstroom
From Lydenburg / Mashishing take the R36 to Orighstad,ascend the Drakensburg Mountains through the Strydom Tunnel.
Once you have descended from the mountains it is a straight home run to Hoedspruit.
In Hoedspruit cross the bridge over the railway line in order to turn right onto the R40 at the four ways stop.
Turn left onto the Eastgate Airport road, 10 km out of town.
On the Eastgate Airport road you will find our sign board in front of the Private Security Gate indicating that you have 16 km to go in order to reach the Elandela Lodge Gate.
Elandela Lodge Gate on your right is clearly indicated. Please phone us on the numbers provided to you on confirmation in order to activate the electric gate for your entrance.
Follow the signs to Elandela Lodge.

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