Things To Do In Hoedspruit

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre


An absolute must do visit and experience. The centre provides a home for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and is a respected contributor to wildlife conservation. This is home to Stoffel who is affectionately known as Houdini the master escape artist. Other animals that you may see are lion, leopard, serval, cheetah, hyena, honey badger, eagles, vultures and various baby animals.

Daily Tours: Mon – Sat (09h30 and 15:00)
Open as usual during school holidays and public holidays (09h30 and 15:00),
Sundays at 15h00 during school holidays and long weekends


Stoffel the escape artist:

Moholoholo Mountain view

As part of Moholoholo the reserve is home to a wide variety of birds and animals like, Buffalo, Rhino, Hippo, and Leopard only to name a few.
It provides a variety of bush activities for the person that really wants to get back into nature.

Activities available

• Bush walks
• Game drive


Day visit to Kruger Park


Hoedspruit is 30min from Orpen Gate. The Kruger National Park, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves.

Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.


Jessica the Hippo


If you have not visited Jessica before then you need to add this on your to do list. Jessica is an 18-year old female Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) who lives near Hoedspruit, her story alone is one that makes you smile and warm inside. The interaction with Jessica is one for the books and a must do for everyone at least once in your life!

Read more about Jessica and her life story by following the link below.

Monday to Saturday: 9h30 – 11h00 & 14h30 – 15h00
Sunday: 9h30 – 11h00 only

YouTube:   The Story About Jessica

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre


The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is a unique African wildlife facility focusing on conservation and the sustainability of rare, vulnerable and threatened species. Founded on passion, the centre has adopted a holistic approach to its conservation activities, such as the educating of surrounding communities, tourism, breeding, rehabilitation and anti-poaching, to name a few. The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is living proof that people can make a difference to the long-term survival of the planet and its animal inhabitants.

Normal tour hours: 09h00 / 11h00 / 13h00 / 15h00
Public Holidays: 08h00 / 10h00 / 12h00 / 14h00 / 16h00


Elephant Moments at Jabulani Safari


Arrive at sunrise for your personal introduction to a very special family, and immerse yourself fully in the natural environment of one of Africa’s most epic creatures. The start is an early one before the elephants head off into the bush to forage in the wild. Encounters are limited to just one a day, as we have committed to giving this herd as much time in their natural environment as possible. We only accept limited number of guests per encounter in order to keep the human-animal interaction to an absolute minimum.
Duration: 1.5hrs


Meet Jabulani:

The Ultimate Road Trip To The Bush

This road trip will be one for the books as it will take you through some of the most amazing stops and places that the eastern part of South Africa has to offer. The best part of it all is that it starts in the city and ends up in the middle of the bush, what more can you ask for…

It’s an early start to the day but worth every minute

Ps: Nicole, Tommy and both of us can personally vouch for this one

Follow the link below to view the details about the ultimate road trip

More Relaxing Activities

The Baobab Restaurant

“The best pancakes in Limpopo”

Visit the giant Baobab tree in Hoedspruit and taste some of those delicious pancakes at the neighboring restaurant.

This restaurant also has a small playground for the little ones. The Baboab tree can be easily combined with a visit to Jessica the Hippo, as both activities are only 5 minutes apart.

Find The Baobab:  The way to the big baobab restaurant

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise


Enjoy a lovely boat ride on the Blyde Dam, where you can savour the splendor of the Blyde River Canyon. Your tour guide will take you to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the majestic Three Rondavels. Wildlife is abundant; you’ll be able to spot hippo, crocodile, as well as fish eagle. During the cruise, you can learn more about the history of the third biggest canyon in the world.

Departure times: 9:00, 11:00 and 15:00;
Minimum guests: 6 people;
Maximum guests: 50 people;
Duration: 1½ hours.


24 Degrees South

The perfect place to spend some time, grab a bite to eat and a cold beer. 24 Degrees South at the Old Silk Farm is full of interesting things to see. Great mountain views and friendly staff add to one’s experience; from enjoying a delicious meal at Anne’s Cotton Club Café, to browsing in the interesting and unique shops on the farm, viewing the classic car and motorbike collection to treating yourself at the G&G Relaxation Spa or watching Andy at work in his leather studio.

Also based here is 24 Degrees South Adventures, an adventure bike hiring company.


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