Independent, impartial reviews of Hoedspruit from SafariNow users
Hoedspruit is a lovely town with lovely people. It's a bit far but the drive was well worth it.
06 May 2013
Zeer mooi, maar sommige plaatsen (Mariepskop) te fel aangeprezen. Zeer lange moeilijk berijdbare weg en 's zondags niet bereikbaar (gate was closed). Prijzen zijn aangepast aan het toerisme. Wat gesjacher in Pelgrims Rest hoort er nu eenmaal bij.
Rijden met het stuur rechts op kronkelende wegen tussen grote trucks met trailer is niet steeds even evident. Maar... zéééér mooi!
13 April 2013
The Hat and Creek is an amazing restaurant that saved our otherwise disastrous holiday, with the shocking experience at the Cheetah Inn. The Hat and Creek is way up there with the best of the best in Sandton and anywhere else in South Africa. The staff are friendly and efficient.
02 April 2013
Hoedspruit is a very casual town with everything you need. The weather is good and the people are friendly and helpful.
02 April 2013
Hoedspruit is a truly great place to visit. Small as it is, it has everything - plenty of tourist attractions, very friendly people, lovely atmosphere and a casual, relaxed way of life. I love it and go there very often. And of course it has the weather, gorgeous hot days! The mountains, animals, everything.
10 January 2013
this is a good holiday destination, with more a lot of holiday resorts surrounding Hoedspruit, you can never go wrong. it is however far to travel to Kruger National Park with the closest being Orpen Gate. Honestly this town is every body's holiday destination.
-Sam, Tshepang and Sibongile Melato, Thomas and Nelly Motlung.
07 January 2013
We enjoyed the area tremendously! Experienced shopping (commercial and curio). Wellbehaved and utterly friendly locals - they know how to "sell" their town as a tourist destination! Bravo! Echo caves, Sculpture Garden and the curio vendors at the Strydom tunnel is an ABSOLUTE must (if these type of activities appeal to you)! Hot and humid, but hey, it is January (the height of summer) in South Africa after-all! Kapama Lodge (5-star establisment) is truly fit for royalty!
05 January 2013
Marianne du Bois
Very good destination. Lot of good shops, restaurants and accommodation. Lot to do in the area. The Krugerpark gates are relatively far out.
However, driving there is a pleasure.
Great area to travel to.
10 December 2012
Five star rating for this little town with all facilities you need.
Perfect situated for a great holiday to explore South Africas Lowfeld and the Drakensberg Area
12 November 2012
we stayed nearby the Cheetah reserve and it is a real bush experience. A long drive from Joburg--but worth it.
29 October 2012
Andre le Roux
lot of interesting shops . many sites to see like silk farm and big Boabab tree.
20 September 2012
Tammy De Vos
Hoedspruit,commonly know to the locals as "Hat and Creek"!
This quaint Safari Town and its local community are super friendly and helpful!
Hoedspruit has a diverse variety of attractions,ranging from Kapamas Endangered Cheetah Centre,to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitaion Centre,to the very informative Khamai Reptile Park!The Silk Farm at 24 degrees South ,is a must to visit,touring the factory is a truely unique experience!
Accommdation at Hoedspruits self catering lodges or catered Game reserves,lends to a break of relaxation , indulging in the biodiverse bushveld,wild game ,and an abundance of awesome birdlife!
Book yourself on a game drive,hike the Blyde Canyon,take a Blyde Dam Cruise,camp and fish at the Klaserie Dam... and so much more!!!
Restaurants range from local franchises to traditional South African Cuisine,and Up-market Eateries!
Visit Hoedspruit as a stranger ...leave as a family member !!!
10 September 2012
Sylvia van den Berg
Great places to visit!
03 September 2012
jeannette du preez
What a wonderful experience...
Friendly people, warm welcomes everywhere, and
the shops is clean and neat, and a pleasure to be in it.
We stayed for a few days at Campfire Safari, in the Balule Nature Reserve, where the atmosphere were warm and friendly, clean and tidy, and relaxing.
I will make a point of it to recommend Campfire Safari's to my friends, as well as Hoedspruit.
Herman & Jeannette Du Preez
21 August 2012
Enjoyed nature. Mohollo was great. thw wildlife esstate was great.
20 August 2012
Hoedspruit is awesome, it is the only place where you dont need a jersey in wintertime, where you can sit outside winter or summer and wherever you are, hear how the Hieenas are calling, most nights you can listen to the lions as well, there is no sunrise anywhere, like in Hoedspruit, you havent seen a Sunset if you havent been in Hoedspruit it is awsome the best place in the world........
20 August 2012
pieter jansen van rensburg
Hoedspruit was ons middelpunt om die volgende redes : Ons het vriende van Cradock gehaad wat wou wildtuin toe kom ons kon nie plek in die park kry nie ook maar goed. Want toe kry ons plek by Gearnsey braekeaway wat 'n fees dit het gevoel of ons by die huis was ons vriende praat nou nog. Ons kon die hele omgewing om ons nie besoek daar was net te veel ons was in die middel van alles maar ons dae was te min. Ons was drie keer in die park en om die chery op die koek te sit het ons nog op Sabie gaan forel vang ook. So daar was net te veel om te doen en te min dae. Hoedspruit is in die middel van te veel om te doen om op te noem. Ek sal daar moet aftree om alles te doen wat daar is om te doen.
20 August 2012
The scenery is lovely, bush, river and mountains. There are lovely eating places where you could just chill. There is enough to see in terms of game, Jessica the Hippo, Boabab Trees, Fruit Farms and many other activities and sights. One could just rest and be peaceful and take in all the bird life.
I would go back to Hoedspruit, it had a good feel.
20 August 2012
The town was neat and clean,with beautiful views of the majestic mountains,also the flowers alongside the road and in the town were spledid.
There is a lot of very nice places to stay in and around Hoesspruit,the manner we stayed in was beautiful and beyond our expectations,also so close to the Kruger National Park was a plus.
20 August 2012
A small bushveld village that has evolved into a Tourism Hub suppporting many wildlife lodges, tourists, holidaymakers and doing it with pride and style.
Thereby creating jobs and opportunities for many in the area truly a bushveld town where one can easily settle down.
17 August 2012
This was an absolute highlight for us.
We had a simple chalet with our own swimming pool.
Having come from Europe, the temperatures were very ideal for us. We even jumped into the swimming pool :)).
We had a whole afternoon for trekking around the farm with Giraffes, Impalas and ohter game.
It was a fantastic experience.
Best of all were our hosts Sue and Barry. Lovely people we will keep in touch with.
16 August 2012
The town is quaint with friendly people, the surrounds unspoilt african bushveld with beautiful reserves, and so much to see & do.
03 June 2012
We choose Hoedspruit as our holiday destination as it is ideally located.
We always rent a house which allows us to do things in our own time at our own pace.
It is also 45min away from Orpen Gate - and everytime we have been to the Kruger we have had fantastic sightings.
It really is the best place to relax and spend time with your family.
09 January 2012
We travel once or twice a year to South Africa and we like coming back to Hoedspruit. It's a fantastic place with a real bush feeling, not too big and with a Pick 'n Pay and Spar if you are staying on a self-catering basis.
23 November 2011