Hoedspruit – Easy Access to the Kruger National Park
The picturesque little bushveld town of Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province of South Africa was established by pioneer settlers, receiving its name (literally translated as “hat creek”) when one of those intrepid early adventurers tossed his hat into the river (now known as the Sandspruit River) and declared that he had traveled far enough, this is where he would stay. Certainly, many visitors to this friendly, laid-back town feel the same way, and are often most reluctant to leave.
Hoedpspruit affords easy access to some of the prime attractions of the region, including the breath-taking Blyde River Canyon, the Kruger National Park and a number of privately owned game reserves. The amazing variety and abundance of birds draws bird-watchers from far and wide, other activity options include hiking, horse riding, abseiling, rock climbing, white water rafting and hot air balloon trips.
Be sure to tour the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Foundation for an entertaining and educational experience. The Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Center, lying in the shadow of the magnificent Mariepskop, is a safe haven for injured animals which are in need of some tender care, with the view to releasing them back into their natural habitat wherever possible.
There is no doubt that Hoedspruit is geared up to offer tourists value for money and is well worth visiting when touring this scenic region of South Africa.