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.

Guernsey Road, Hoedspruit District, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Directions to Pezulu Tree House Lodge

From Johannesburg:
From JHB – Proceed East along the N4 passing Witbank and Middleburg.
Turn left onto the R540 at Belfast. From Belfast proceed through Dullstroom to Lydenburg.
From Lydenburg take the R36 to Ohrigstad. Stay on this road passing through the Strijdom Tunnel.
Keep on this road for 29 km until you see the sign for Swadini / Orpen.
Turn right here and continue for 32 km.
Turn left at the sign for Orpen and continue 2.5 km until you see the sign for Guernsey.
Go through the Control Gate and drive for 8.5 km until you see the Pezulu sign on your right.
From Orpen Gate - Stay on the R531 for about 40 km. Turn right when you see the sign for Guernsey. Go through the Control gate and drive for 8.5 km until you see the Pezulu sign on your right.

From Hoedspruit:
Head South on the R40 towards Whiteriver. After 23 km turn left when you see the Guernsey sign (just after the Cheetah Project).
Go through the Control gate and continue on this road for about 11 km (road becomes dirt half way). When you reach the end of this road, turn right.
After about 4 km you will see the Pezulu sign on your left.

From Nelspruit:
Take the R40 towards White River.
Continue on the R40 towards Hazyview, Bushbuckridge, Acornhoek.
Continue through Acornhoek till you see the sign for Orpen (R531) .
Turn right and continue for 2,5 km until you see the Guernsey sign.
Turn left and go through the Control Gate. Drive for 8,5 km till you see the Pezulu sign on your right side.

By Air:
The nearest airport is Eastgate, about 30 minutes from Pezulu. South African Airways offers daily flights from Johannesburg to Eastgate Airport. Transfers can be arranged on request.

Amenities in the area

  • Airport (35 km)
  • Car Hire (35 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (45 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (45 km)
  • Internet Café (45 km)
  • Post Office (45 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (45 km)
  • Shopping Mall (45 km)
  • Train Station (45 km)


  • Abseiling
  • Bird watching
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Kloofing
  • Microlight flights
  • Quad biking
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming

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