Hoedspruit History





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The Hoedspruit Research and Breeding Centre for endangered African wildlife species


Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa borders on the Kruger National park and is located in an area known as the 'Valley of the Olifants'. Hoedspruit used to be a small and comparatively unspoilt tourism and agriculturally orientated town in the center of the lowveld but now has a big tourism centre, 'Kamogelo'. This has turned Hoedspruit into a tourist hotspot and offers tourists a wonderful array of accommodation and other small town conveniences. Hoedspruit boasts many accommodation establishment to suit every tourist or holiday maker's needs.


These range from B&B accommodation, to lodges, chalets, guesthouses, game lodges, game reserves and backpackers. Some of the well-known private game reserves include Kapama, Timbavati and Thornybush.


Hoedspruit, South Africa, lies in the heart of the central Lowveld and has a wonderful all year round climate, many game lodges, game reserves, nature conservancies and other tourist attractions.


The Hoedspruit, South Africa, area encompasses the middle reaches of the Olifants River with its major tributaries, the Letaba, Shingwedzi, Blyde, Mohlapitse, Timbavati and Klaserie Rivers. Hoedspruit is an area rich in tourist attractions such as wildlife, scenery, mountains, rivers, dams, archaeology, cultural and ethnic attractions and other important sites associated with the history of the region.


A great tourist destination.

Limpopo, South Africa's lowveld region is coloured in browns and yellows before the rainy season -which transforms Hoedspruit in a lush green paradise. Here between bushveld trees tourists can see many wildlife species including the Big 5.


The impalas and other antelope species generally wait for just after the first rains to lamb, another tourist must-see! Hoedspruit itself is very small and most of the attractions are nature related.


The Hoedspruit Research and Breeding Centre for endangered African wildlife species


definitely qualifies as a tourist destination. This reserve has been established near Hoedspruit in 1988 and comprise 100ha within the Kapama Private Game Reserve.


Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa, can be reached via the Eastgate Airport 15km away from Hoedspruit on the Timbavati road. This airport is situated within one of South Africa's air-force bases.


Daktari started in 2002 to give tourists/travelers from all backgrounds an opportunity to experience the care of orphaned animals. This initiative aim to create teams that can stay on for at least five weeks to take care of orphaned animals, supervising, feeding and nursing animals.


Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has daily tours. This rehabilitation centre is world renowned that cares for injured & poisoned wildlife and is engaged in successful breeding programs. This establishment is also known as 'The Safe Haven for the Magnificent Seven'. and it boasts a Forest Camp, Mountainview Camp, Ya Mati Chalets at Blyde River, Game Ranger Management Courses & Education in wildlife .


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