Listed below are a few of the top sightseeing spots and activities around Hoedspruit town. We are here to point you in the right direction, rent you a vehicle or if you don’t feel comfortable behind a steering wheel take you there!
The Panorama Route explores the north-eastern section of the Great Escarpment of the Drakenburg. In the rugged mountains the plateau comes to a dramatic halt, plummeting steeply into the Lowveld accompanied by astonishing views which one could view from various spots.
The most beautiful stretch of the route is the R532 that winds its way from the town of Sabie via a selection of graceful waterfalls (Sabie Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Mac Mac Falls) to Gods Window, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes and the three Rondawals.
BLYDE RIVER CANYON
Take a relaxing and informative boat cruise on the Blyde Dam. The cruise lasts 1h 30min and gives you the chance to see the beautiful water fall and some of the wildlife which inhabit the dam and its surroundings.
HOEDSPRUIT ENDANGERED SPECIES CENTRE
HESC strives to support conservation within sustainable ecosystem by focusing on the survival of endangered species through the maintenance of diverse bloodlines of cheetahs, rehabilitation of rhinos, education of both local and international communities about the necessity of conservation, and focused research for long-term sustainability of endangered species
Mariepskop, at 1947m above sea level is one of the highest peaks in the northern Drakensberg and the highest point of the Blyde River Canon. This view is guaranteed to amaze you. A short trip down through the forest you will reach a picnic site with braai facility’s and a natural pool for a chance to cool off. You will need a 4X4 to access some of the roads.
HOT AIR BALLOON
Experience the beauty of the Lowveld from a birds eye view. Sun Catchers offer one hour long flights over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River. The terrain is a mixture of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensburg Escarpment.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a true and diverse wildlife experience. Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. We can assist you with a vehicle and qualified guide to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience!
Tshukudu is part of the world renowned Greater Kruger National park. Located in a Big 5 Game reserve, with a dream to bring people closer to nature, you can join them for a game drive or bush walk to greatly enjoy the beauty of the fauna and flora that populates the reserve. Game drivers take place early mornings or late afternoons to ensure the best sightings. Their knowledge and training ensures that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative
The Graeme Naylor Museum – named after the man who has almost single – handedly populated the displays. Although the museum focuses mainly on the natural history of the Timbavati, many displays cover the whole country. Every animal has either died of natural causes or anthropogenic
HORSE RIDING –AFRICAN DREAM SAFARI
A fun way to work with and learn about both, horses and the wildlife in South Africa. Whether is be a horse trail through the bush, improving your horse riding skills or game drives in the Big 5 nature reserve, making a difference on outreach projects or simply exploring the surrounding area you will enjoy this wonderful adventure.
NYANI CULTURAL VILLAGE
South Africa’s stories aren’t just in the way we live or the food we eat. They’re not just in the traditions we practice, the histories we repeat or the languages we speak. They’re in our music and movement. They’re in the powerful rhythms of our songs and the physicality of our dances. Sometimes they only begin where words end. Enjoy this cultural village tour is designed as an entertainment and educational tool telling the story of the origins, journeys and lifestyles of the tribes that settled in Limpopo