Spoil yourself with a luxury break at a stunning bushveld retreat.
Wake up to the sound of birds calling, relax on your patio, or go for a game drive to explore the wide variety of wildlife species that are found on the Estate, with magnificent views of the Drakensberg Mountains as a backdrop.
The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate offers the experience of feeling like you`re miles away from everything, yet you are only a few minutes from the convenience of the tourist town of Hoedspruit, with its selection of well-stocked shops and restaurants. Major attractions such as the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, Bombyx Silk Farm, Khamai Reptile Park, and Hoedspruit`s giant Boabab tree are just a short drive away.
There are a number of game drive routes on the estate itself, including two elevated bird hides overlooking dams.Game such as impala, kudu, zebra, giraffe, warthog, wildebeest, waterbuck, eland, hyena and buffalo roam freely between the lodges, making your stay in Hoedspruit unforgettable. If youre really lucky, you might even see a leopard or lion on the estate
Use your self catering lodge on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate as a base to explore the estate, the Kruger Park, or the beautiful Hoedspruit area, or just chill on your patio and let the wildlife come to you.
Our self catering private lodges can accommodate up to 8 people. The lodges are fully equipped, with all cutlery, crockery, linen and towels, as well as fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle provided. The lodges are air-conditioned and have a splash-pool
Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate accommodation:
Accommodation is in private self catering bush lodges on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, each set on a 5000sqm stand.
Our 2 private lodges are called Javali Lodge and Igugu Lodge. Both lodges have 3 separate buildings, one is the central lodge area with open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge, and a guest toilet, the other 2 wings consist of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms each, as well as break / bbq facilities and a splash pool.
There are several game drive routes on the estate, as well as 2 large dams, each with an elevated bird hide. The estate is a great base for day trips into Kruger Park, or game drives into neighbouring big 5 reserves. Attractions in the area include the Moholoholo rehabilitation centre, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Khamai Reptile Park, the Blyde Canyon and Blyde Dam, and even the Panorama Route (Pilgrim`s Rest, Graskop, Sabie) etc is nearby enough for day trips. Activities range from hiking and cycling to micro lighting, hot air ballooning, quad biking, 4x4, white water rafting and horse riding.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria, take highway towards Witbank/Middelburg, continue on the N4 direction Nelspruit, and take the Belfast off-ramp, then go past Dullstroom, Lydenburg and Ohrigstad until you get to Hoedspruit. Go through the town until you go over the railway bridge.
Then turn right at the 4 way stop, then first left, past Pick 'n Pay centre into the estate. From Nelspruit, take the R40 north direction Phalaborwa, go past White River, Hazyview and Bushbuckridge. Past Buckbushridge, you will first get a turn off right towards Orpen gate, drive past this turn off.
Then take the next turn off on your right, towards Phalaborwa. As you enter Hoedspruit, you'll see a Total petrol station on your left hand side, and the Pick 'n Pay centre on your right. Turn off right (before you get to the 4 way stop), then continue straight (don't turn off into the Pick'n Pay centre itself) - after a few hundred metres, you'll get to the entrance to the estate.