shuttle route - hoedspruit

Hoedspruit, South Africa

24° 21′ S 30° 58′ E

Hoedspruit (loosely translated means Hat Creek) is a small town in the Central Lowveld of the Limpopo province in South Africa. Hoedspruit is renowned for its friendly people and focus on sustainable ecotourism.

Hoedspruit developed from a small agricultural settlement into modern day Hoedspruit, a world renowned ecotourism gateway after, as the story goes, a town pioneer took off his hat and threw it into the nearby Sandspruit River, deciding to stay, and the rest is as they say, History.

Hoedspruit also host a South African Air Force Base, located in the Hoedspruit area, and is also a significant contributor to the local economy, adding an interesting flavour to the already cultural rich diversity of the Hoedspruit community. All the Air Force personnel transfer to and from the Air Force base and Hoedspruit daily.

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre concentrating on endangered species like the Cheetah, African Wild Dog and the Black Footed Cat is situated in the Hoedspruit region and can be visited.

Tourism activities are focused mainly on game lodges because of its close proximity to the Kruger National Park and various private reserves such as Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Balule Private Nature Reserve and Geurnsey Private Nature Conservancy to name but a few in the Hoedspruit area, all forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

There is a wide range of activities to enjoy in and around Hoedspruit, if you make the time to look around, and arrange for a transfer to these activities from Hoedspruit. Every character and personality would walk away satisfied from the Hoedspruit area, because of the wide variety of activities that can be enjoyed after a short transfer from their luxurious overnight lodge accommodations.

The breath taking Panorama route and Blyde River canyon can also be visited and enjoyed from Hoedspruit during your stay. Make sure you arrange a transfer well in advance.

Thula seats will make stops at a few of the interesting centres in this growing little Hoedspruit town full of character during your transfer from Nelspruit to Hoedspruit.


hoedspruit transfer shuttle information

The Hoedspruit to Nelspruit (KMIA) shuttle departs daily from Hoedspruit between 8h00 and 9h00 arriving Nelspruit (KMIA) at 12h00. The return shuttle leaves Nelspruit (KMIA) for Hazyview and Hoedspruit at 1pm arriving in Hoedspruit between 16h00 and 17h15.


hoedspruit shuttle transfer pick-up and drop off point(s)

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arranging a hoedspruit shuttle pick-up

You need to make your own arrangements to get to and from the Hoedspruit pick-up and drop off points. 

Lodges that might be willing to pick up clients in Hoedspruit are listed for your convenience. You still need to arrange a pick-up with the lodge directly or arrange a private transfer onwards.

Lodges in and arround Hoedspruit and those that might do shuttle pick-ups

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