Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Balule Nature Reserve (18.9 km from Hoedspruit)
The Balule Nature Reserve, also called the Balule Private Game Reserve, is situated next to the Kruger National Park. The park was formed in the early 1990s when numerous farm owners removed the fences separating the farms and has since grown to about 35 000 hectares in size.Balule and the surrounding Olifants and Klaserie Nature Reserves are...
Game Reserve in Kruger National Park (46.2 km from Hoedspruit)
The Kruger National Park, which measures a whopping two million hectares, is approximately the size of the whole of Wales. Although there are still fences between parts of the Kruger National Park and Mozambique and Zimbabwe, so the planned Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park is not quite yet a reality. When it is, it will be spectacular. Actually,...
Game Reserve in Blyde River Canyon (26.9 km from Hoedspruit)
Situated along the Mpumalanga Drakensberg escarpment, the reserve covers a large area extending from the Pinnacle and Gods Window in the south to beyond the mighty Marieps Kop in the north, and ending at Swadini. The reserve is administered by the Mpumalanga Parks Board and is known primarily for the outstanding natural beauty of the canyon as...
Graskop (65.1 km from Hoedspruit)
The Three Rondawels are also known as 'The Chief and his Three Wives'. The flat-topped peak to the right is named Mapjaneng - the 'Chief', whilst the three wives are named Maseroto, Mogoladikwe, and Magabolle.
Towering in isolated and massive splendour behind them is the 1944 m high peak named Mareiepskop, which forms the southern portal of the...
Graskop (57.4 km from Hoedspruit)
At 92 m, the Lisbon Falls are the highest in Mpumalanga. The river separates into three streams as it plunges into the pool below. These falls are located near God's Window and just north of Graskop.
Ohrigstad (61.8 km from Hoedspruit)
Spiritually inspired local artist Doctor Ron van Zyl built the Alpha Omega Cave. In the cave you will see his unusual sculpted vision of angels and demons. Guided tours are given daily.
Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Reserve (61.4 km from Hoedspruit)
Situated in the southwestern part of the greater Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famous for having some of the best year-round Big Five viewing in South Africa. Renowned for the high incidence of leopard sightings, Sabi Sand is also one of the best places to see cheetah, lion and wild dogs.Wildlife roam through this unspoiled...
Blyde River Canyon (38.3 km from Hoedspruit)
The impressive rock features of Bourke’s Luck Potholes marks the start of the extraordinarily scenic Blyde River Canyon and is one of the tick-offs on the well-beaten path of the Panorama Route.The giant potholes have been carved over centuries by pebbles swirling around in poolswhere the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River. Bourke’s Luck had...
Phalaborwa (47.5 km from Hoedspruit)
Home to Africa's wild and silky cream liqueur, the Amarula Lapa is a great spot to chill near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park.
Here you can relax, stretch your legs and of course, enjoy a glass of Amarula Cream on ice and stock up with a few bottles before journeying on.
Comfortable seating, a shop and a warm African welcome await...
Blyde River Canyon (63.8 km from Hoedspruit)
This is the spot where everyone takes their shots. Serious shutterbugs will be reaching for their polarising filters and best wide angle lens. Choose a clear day and you can see all the way to the Kruger National Park and Mozambique. Glance towards the east and you’ll see the Three Sisters, also known as the Three Rondawels. Just two kilometres...
Ohrigstad (64 km from Hoedspruit)
The Alpha Omega Bible Sculpture Garden can be found on the way to Echo Caves just off the R36 road before the turnoff to Graskop. Local artist Ron van Zyl did the spiritually inspired artwork.
Ohrigstad (43 km from Hoedspruit)
The Echo Caves are situated in the northernmost range of the Drakensberg in Limpopo. This interesting geological site can be found 15 km west of the Strydom Tunnel on the Abel Erasmus Pass and 26 km north of Ohrigstad on the Lydenburg/Tzaneen road.
The natural caves are well known for the hollow dolomite in this area. If the stalactites are...
Ohrigstad (61.1 km from Hoedspruit)
The childhood story of Old Mother Hubbard who lived in a shoe with so many children is brought to life at the Old Shoe. An artist and his family live here, allowing visitors inside for a small donation. It also contains the artworks of Ron van Zyl and artifacts from the Iron Age. Visit the curio shop and grab a burger at the tea garden afterwards.
Graskop (63.9 km from Hoedspruit)
Visit an active silk farm and be amazed by the silk making process at this unique African development venture. After taking an interesting tour, you can spoil yourself purchasing silk clothing, silk-filled duvets or even silk skincare products.
Guided one-hour tours are offered on the farm for a minimal fee. These tours take place from Monday to...
Game Reserve in Selati Game Reserve (16.5 km from Hoedspruit)
Selati Game Reserve encompasses 30 000 ha of the greater Kruger Park area. The landscape is characterised by typical savannah trees and bushveld, and is also home to the Big 5. The reserve is situated nearby to Phalaborwa, one of the largest mineral ore deposits in the world. The endemic cycad forms part of the sprawling habitat which became a...