Destination Hoedspruit

Wherever I lay my hat…that’s my home

…and that is the straightforward history of Hoedspruit!  A tired and worn out trekker, after his journey over the mountain into the bowl of tropical heat below it simply threw down his hat into the Sandspruit river and proclaimed this his home – Hoedspruit  (or Hat Creek in English).  

Our history is steeped in big dreams of gold and ivory that really opened up the Lowveld. Settling farmers, an influx of wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world, and the establishment of the airforce base have all played a part in the creation of the spectacular beauty that Hoedspruit has developed into!  The lush little town of Hoedspruit lies in the heart of the Limpopo lowveld beneath the magnificent northern Drakensberg in the Valley of the Oliphants.  Home to an Eden of savannah bush veld and gateway to the famous Kruger National Park. Howzit Hoedspruit Lodge in a private wildlife reserve is the perfect destination for people sharing a love for nature and the African bush.  Howzit Hoedspruit Lodge is your ideal base in the heart of the bush, just outside Hoedspruit town. Give yourself permission to come roam and explore this magnificent area.


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A scenic four to five hour drive from Johannesburg, or a quick direct flight from OR Tambo or Cape Town International into either;

  • Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit
  • Phalaborwa Airport; or
  • Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit

makes this area convenient and accessible for a great break in the bush. 

You've found your ideal self catering accommodation in Hoedspruit. Lay down your hat at Howzit Hoedspruit Lodge. A perfect escape for you and your posse!  


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We got some wild, wild life…

With our impressive mountains, vast wildlife reserves, wild rivers and waterfalls and ancient baobab trees, you are sure to leave Hoedspruit with fond memories!  Whether it is the romance of African sunsets you are after, the thrill of an adrenaline rush or just merely enjoying nature in the wild - Hoedspruit has enough to keep you as busy or as relaxed as you wish!  How about an afternoon trip to the scenic Blyde River Canyon, third largest canyon in the world?  Or a delicious lunch under the shady trees alongside the Oliphants river?  Maybe a five star dinner under the roof of a million star night?  Would you like to touch a cheetah?  Or perhaps feed a vulture?  Ride an elephant? And if you are really daring, would you like to ride the rapids of our rivers?  Enjoy a wild, wild holiday with the splendour of Hoedspruit’s wild, wildlife!  The facilities and service in the area are geared up to give you a holiday to remember! 


Looking for things to do while on your holiday in Hoedspruit?  In the mood for some great food to tickle your tastebuds? Have a look at Howzit Hoedspruit Lodge's comprehensive guide to Hoedspruit restaurants and our extensive list of activities.  Click below for more info!

Things to do in Hoedspruit

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