Activities in the area

Boat trips on the Blyde Dam

Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Blyde Dam. Surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Blyde River Canyon, tourists can immerse themselves in the breathtaking landscapes, spot diverse wildlife along the banks, and absorb the serenity of this idyllic setting.

Graskop Glass Lift

The Graskop Glass Lift offers a unique and exhilarating experience. Visitors are lifted over the edge of the Graskop Gorge, providing a stunning panoramic view of the lush forest below. This 51-meter journey down into the gorge is an adventure that’s not to be missed.

A Graskop Gorge Lift on the Mountain
Panorama Route

The Panorama Route is an epic road trip through some of South Africa’s most scenic landscapes. Marvel at the majestic Blyde River Canyon, the spectacular Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and the picturesque waterfalls.

Hot Air Ballooning

Rise early for a sunrise hot air balloon trip over the Lowveld. This breathtaking experience provides a bird’s-eye view of the incredible landscapes and the chance to spot wildlife from a unique perspective.

yellow and blue hot air balloon at daytime
Hiking Trails

Explore the natural beauty of Hoedspruit on foot through various hiking trails. Suitable for different fitness levels, these trails wind through picturesque landscapes, offering a chance to encounter local flora and fauna.

Citrus farm tours with Primos gin tasting

Discover the citrus groves of Hoedspruit with a guided farm tour, followed by a gin tasting at Primos, a local distillery. Learn about the process from tree to bottle and enjoy the unique citrus-infused gins.

Jessica the Hippo

Meet Jessica, the world’s most famous hippopotamus. Jessica was rescued as a newborn and now interacts with humans more comfortably than most. A visit to see Jessica provides a unique opportunity to learn about and interact with this extraordinary hippo.

Helicopter Flips

For a high-octane adventure, take to the skies with a helicopter flip. This experience allows you to admire the beauty of the region from a bird’s-eye view and provides unrivalled opportunities for aerial photography.

Local community and village interactions

Delve into the rich culture and heritage of the region by interacting with local communities and villages. This will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of their way of life, customs, and traditions.

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Dedicated to the conservation of rare, vulnerable, and endangered animal species, this centre offers an intimate encounter with some of Africa’s most threatened creatures, including cheetahs and African wild dogs.

Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

This renowned wildlife rehabilitation center provides care for injured, poisoned, and abandoned animals. Visitors get an opportunity to learn about wildlife conservation and might have a close-up encounter with lions, leopards, and other African wildlife.

Day trips to the Kruger National Park

One of Africa’s largest game reserves, Kruger National Park is a day trip away. Spend the day spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo – and exploring the park’s diverse ecosystems.

dept of field photography of cheetah
Hoedspruit Reptile Centre

Get up close and personal with some of South Africa’s most fascinating reptiles at the Hoedspruit Reptile Centre. With a focus on education and conservation, it’s a great place for families to learn about these intriguing creatures.

lisbon, waterfall, mpumalanga
Elephant Whispers

At Elephant Whispers, visitors get the opportunity to interact with elephants, learn about their behaviors, intelligence, and incredible abilities. The experience can include touching the elephants, feeding them, and even going for a ride.

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