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.

R40 road Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Tshukudu Game Lodge

From Johannesburg
We recommend taking the N12 to Witbank, then the N4 to Belfast. From Belfast take the R540 to Dullstroom, then from here, the R540 to Lydenburg. Once at Lydenburg, take the R36 up to the Strydom Tunnel. After the Strydom Tunnel, take the R527 through Hoedspruit. At the T-Junction with the R40, turn left. Tshukudu is situated 5 minutes on the right-hand side. It has a thatched entranceway and is signposted.

From Phalaborwa
Take the R40 to Mica, and then follow the R40 southbound. Tshukudu is situated +/-20 km after Mica on the left and 5 km before Hoedspruit.

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