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.

R527, Hoedspruit, 1380, Valley of the Olifants, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Raptors Wildlife Escapes 28 Apartment

From Johannesburg:
• Take the N4 towards Witbank
• Take the off ramp R540 left to Belfast
• From Belfast follow Dullstroom - Lydenburg (Mashishing) - Ohrigstad road (R36)
• Through the Strijdom Tunnel straight to Hoedspruit (R527)
• Just before Hoedspruit, at the first Stop sign “Raptor’s View Estate” on right hand side
• Turn in here and immediately left again (do not go through the boom gate)
• You will reach an automatic gate and will see the Raptors Wildlife Escapes Sign behind an automatic gate.
• Dial 28* on the keypad

From Nelspruit:
• Follow R40 (North) White River - Hazyview - Bushbuckridge - Acornhoek - Klaserie
• Turn right where sign says “R40 Hoedspruit”
• From the R40, turn left into Hoedspruit, over the bridge straight through town
• Pass the Wimpy on right hand side, 500m, “Raptor’s View Estate” on the left
• Turn in here and immediately left again (do not go through the boom gate)
• You will reach an automatic gate with a keypad. Dial 28*

Early Check Ins / Outs:
For early checkouts and late check-ins the keys can be collected from the Protrack office:
• Instead of turning left to enter Raptors Wildlife Escapes turn right into Safari Junction business centre.
• Protrack is the third building on your right as you enter the Safari Junction business centre. You will receive the keys and remote control for the apartment.

Amenities in the area

  • Bars and/or Nightlife (0.5 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.5 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (1 km)
  • Grocery Store (1 km)
  • Internet Café (1 km)
  • Laundromat (1 km)
  • Car Hire (1.5 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (3 km)
  • Post Office (3 km)
  • Shopping Mall (3 km)
  • Airport (15 km)

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