Hoedspruit at a glance
Hoedspruit is situated in Limpopo, South Africa and in the heart of “Big 5” country. The area is one of South Africa’s biggest Tourist attractions, and on all good seasoned travelers “bucket list”. Hoedspruit is situated in the Lowveld, 50km west and midway between Orpen Gate and Phalaborwa, and is the gate-way to the heart of the Kruger National Park. The town is situated around famous game reserves such as Timbavati, Klaserie, Balule, Selati, Karongwe, Makalali and Thornybush Game Reserves.
There are also many private game farms and hunting lodges. Hoedspruit is the perfect place to come on Safari in Africa, with good road, rail and air transport infrastructure. There are daily flights into Eastgate airport form OR Tambo International in Johannesburg. The area is unique in that it is a wilderness haven and a highly scenic part of South Africa. The climate in Hoedspruit is subtropical. Average temperatures in summer are around 31 degrees Celsius and around 26 degrees in winter, making for good weather all year round. Hoedspruit has a number of private schools, with Southern Cross Schools being internationally renowned. Southern Cross is the first nature-based school in South Africa and possibly the world.
Hoedspruit is fast becoming a cosmopolitan town with people from many countries visiting and purchasing property in the area. Going to bed to the sounds of the bushveld and hearing owl, hyena, nightjar and perhaps even lion, then to awaken at sunrise to see a giraffe or wildebeest outside ones window, as the birds start their morning songs, is something that every person on earth should experience. Hoedspruit is truly a special place, unlike any other