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.

Portion 4, Boston 61 KU, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Kwenga Safari Lodge

By road take the N12 from Johannesburg and join the N4 at Witbank. Continue past Middleburg and take the R33 turn off to Belfast. In Belfast turn right onto the R540 passing through Dullstroom, continue on to Lydenburg where you will join the R36 taking you through Orighstad and down the Abel Erasmus Pass and through the Strydom Tunnel. Continue straight on to Hoedspruit along the R527. Pass directly through Hoedspruit, over the R40 and follow the sign boards to Umhlametsi. After turning off on the gravel road, travel for 7 km to the gate.

The Reserve is about 475km from Johannesburg by road.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (8 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (8 km)
  • Bus Line (8 km)
  • Business Services (8 km)
  • Car Hire (8 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (8 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (8 km)
  • Grocery Store (8 km)
  • Internet Café (8 km)
  • Laundromat (8 km)
  • Post Office (8 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (8 km)
  • Shopping Mall (8 km)
  • Train Station (8 km)
  • Airport (10 km)

Activities

  • 4x4 trails
  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Bungee jump
  • Caving
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Driving range
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Hang- / paragliding
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kloofing
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Rhino / Elephant tracking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing

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