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.