Hoedspruit (Afrikaans for Hat Creek) is a town situated at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg. The town, while still small, has grown in recent years. Due to its proximity to private game reserves and the Kruger National Park, eco-tourism is a major contributor to the local economy.
Bordering on the Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit lies in the heart of the central Lowveld. It is conveniently situated to explore the many game lodges, game reserves and other attractions in the vicinity.
Many of the reserves bordering on the Kruger National Park have had their fences removed and now form part of the Greater Kruger National Park, resulting in huge traversing areas of unspoilt wilderness. The area offers outstanding wildlife experiences and excellent game-viewing in the tranquillity and natural beauty of the inimitable African bush.
The town’s Eastgate Airport has been earmarked for upgrading to an international airport and will make this fascinating area even more accessible.
Attractions in and around Hoedspruit include:
– The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is, admittedly, popular among tourists. It offers the visitor an experience they will never forget.
– The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is situated just outside Kampersrus, in the northern foothills of the mountain. It was established in 1991 when Brian Jones was appointed as its manager.
– 24 South shopping centre for local arts and crafts, restaurants
– Mariepskop at 1,945 m above sea level, is one of the highest peaks in the northern Drakensberg, and the highest point of the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa. The view at the top is astonishing.
– Kinyoka Reptile Park has a large variety of reptiles and animals.
– Blyde Adventure Centre offers Quad Biking, Paintball, Horse Trails, Kloofing, Boat Trips, Microlight Flights and Hot-air Ballooning
– Boat cruises on the Blyde River Dam
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