The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit town


Photo © Johan van Zyl


Hoedspruit is a small town located in an agricultural area that also has many places of interest for tourists. The name Hoedspruit is Afrikaans for 'Hat Creek'.

Tourism is important for Hoedspruit and there are many game reserves and sanctuaries within driving distance from the town. These include the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, IKinyonga Reptile Park and the Moholoholo Wild Rehabilitation Centre.

If you are prepared to travel further afield then you can use Hoedspruit as a base to visit numerous places of interest in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Visitors have many options for accommodation. These include B&B's, guest houses, safari lodges, self-catering and camping.

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Hoedspruit streets


Photo © Johan van Zyl

Biggest pot plant

This is claimed to the biggest pot plant in the world!

Photo © Johan van Zyl

References and further reading

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 37

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 192

Country Life - Issue 253 - Author: - Published: 2017 - Page: 33

Farm Stall to Farm Stall - Author: Jennifer Stern - Published: 2014 - Page: 150

Getaway - Vol 27 No 09 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 80


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