Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate
About the reserve...
Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a private residential game
reserve situated just outside the tourist town of Hoedspruit. Home to a variety of game
species, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is the perfect place to spend some time with nature
in nature. We are able to offer guests self catering accommodation on the Hoedspruit
Wildlife Estate. Each private lodge is situated on a 5000 square metre plot within the 680
hectare reserve. The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate has a wilderness area too where guests can
go on their own self drive game drives to spot the animals. On the game drive route you will find two
elevated bird hides and a few little dams where guests can watch animals or simply enjoy
Being located just outside town, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate
is convenient! Shops, banks and some really great restaurants can
be found just outside the estate. The Orpen and the Phalaborwa gates into the Kruger
National Park are too just a short drive away.
Wildlife on the reserve...
Hoedspruit Wildlife estate is home to a variety of plains game
species such as zebra, waterbuck, giraffe, kudu, nyala, a whole lot of impala and warthog. Smaller
critters such a tortoises, chameloens, snakes, squirrels and bush babies can also be seen on the Hoedspruit
Wildlife Estate. We have been lucky to spot jackal, and even honey badgers,
civet and genets on rare occasions on the reserve. And at night...the howl of the hyena pierces
the air letting us know that they are out and about too! Featherd friends are frequent
and you can expect to see many hornbills and barbets and a variety of other bush birds. Often various
vultures and birds of prey have been spotted too. Monkeys and baboons will often pay a
curious visit so be cautious to lock up your lodges to avoid monkey parties while you are out!
Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is home to leopard too.
Very elusive but they has been spotted on a number of occasions. From time to time, Hoedspruit Wildlife
Estate has some wilder visitors that make their way past the fence and on these occasions - the
front board will alert guests as to lion or wild dog signtings. Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is
safe for guests to walk around and is the ideal terrain for a leisurely moiuntain bike
ride however, being a wildlife area, guests are always advised to be vigilant.
Staying on Hoedspruit Wildlife
Some general info about staying on
Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate...
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT: Check in is between 14:00
and 18:00 and check out is at 10:00. If you wish to check in earler, or would like to check out later
than our stipulated times, please arrange this beforehand and we will make every effort to accommodate your
POWER AND WATER: Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is
wild in nature and from time to time – electrical outages and water shortages are par for the course.
Should there be a power outage, there are candles under the sink in the kitchen. Power is a treasured
resource here and guests are kindly asked to turn off any lights and electrical appliances when leaving the
lodge for the day. Water in the bush is also a treasured resource and guests are asked to not be
wasteful. Water is generally safe for drinking however, from time to time, especially during the rainy
season, it is recommended that guests buy their own purified water.
FEEDING THE ANIMALS: Guests at Hoedspruit
Wildlife Estate are requested to not leave any food outside or feed the wildlife. They are wild and
thus unpredictable. Monkeys can be a nuisance and while it is cute to feed them...it is not cute if
they bite or later come and steal the treats you were feeding them earlier!
FIREARMS, FIRES and FIREWOOD: No fire arms will
be allowed on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Guests are also requested to not collect any wood on the
estate. There are many poisonous trees and burning the wood / eating food cooked on the wood of these
trees can be fatal. Scorpions also hide inside dead wood. Firewood may be bought from the two
petrol stations in town as well as the Pick’n’Pay & Spar. Guests are requested to please only make a
fire in the designated braai areas and to be responsible. With thatch and a dry bush, irresponsible
fires can quickly become uncontrollable.
ROADS & GAME DRIVES: Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate
is wildlife reserve - our animals are very important to us and always have right of way! Guests are
asked to please obey the speed limit of 30km when driving around the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and
to be aware of the animals around you. Be sure to check out the bird hides and dams on the game
drive – great spots for sundowners!
NOISE LEVELS: Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a place
to enjoy nature in peace. Guests are asked to please respect the peaceful nature of this
reserve and keep noise levels to a minimum when visiting.
Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a nature haven and
ideal for visitors who are wild at heart and in love with the African
bush! To enquire about self catering accommodation at Howzit
Hoedspruit lodge on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, please complete the form
below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Or contact us on 081 737 8339