Hoedspruit area Activities

Hot Air Ballooning

from R4,250

Experience the magic of lighter-than-air flight near the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment. We offer one-hour long flights over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River, 15 km West of Hoedspruit.The terrain is a mixture of farmland, private nature reserves and wildlife estates. The mountains to the South and West provide shelter from the prevailing winds, thereby affording us good flying weather on most days.As the sun rises, the landscape, the vegetation and, if you’re lucky, some wildlife will provide photo opportunities. Game spotting cannot be guaranteed but on most flights we see plains game like giraffe and wildebeest.
Our pilots and crew will ensure a safe, enjoyable and informative adventure that will be one of the highlights of your visit to the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere.  After the flight, guests making use of transfers will be returned to their respective lodges

R4,250 per person. Transport is excluded to the launch site. Self-drive passengers are welcome! See the map below.

Extremely weather dependant, but we try to fly every morning.

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1 hour Quad bike trail Hoedspruit

from R460

On arrival, you will be introduced to your quad guide who will give you a briefing on how to operate the quad bike.
The Quad bike trail will take you through riverine forest and bushveld surroundings. Flat areas with some hills taking you up and down

Blyde River Canyon Boat Cruise (BCAC)

from R250

Enjoy the splendour of the third largest Canyon in the world. Unquestionably being the largest ‘green canyon’ due to its lush subtropical foliage. An interpretation tour by a tour guide will take you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels

Elephant Moments at Jabulani Safari

from R2,160

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.

Blyde Canyon Boat ride BCS

from R250

This is your opportunity to see the famous Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon from the angle it’s supposed to be seen: while you’re on the water, at the base of the towering mountains that form these breath-taking sights.

Afternoon Safari in Big 5 Reserve

from R550

KNP

This is an ideal way to enjoy being in the bush when you have limited time. Just 5 minutes from Hoedspruit , these game drives are in a reserve that is part of the Greater Kruger National park and home of the Big 5. Game drives are done by a qualified guide on an Open Safari Vehicle.

Early Morning Safari in Big 5 Reserve

from R550

DayTrips

This is an ideal way to enjoy being in the bush when you have limited time. Just 5 minutes from Hoedspruit, these game drives are in a reserve that is part of the Greater Kruger National Park and home of the Big 5. Game drives are done by a qualified guide on an Open Safari Vehicle.

10 Minute microlight flight

from R600

A 10-minute trip is an affordable and excellent introduction for those who’ve never tried a microlight flight, or who want an overview of a particular place. Be flown by experienced pilots who will show you a side of striking Hoedspruit many will never see.

20 Minute microlight flight

from R1,100

Experience the thrill of soaring above the ground on this 20-minute microlight flight near Hoedspruit in Limpopo province. A short microlight flight is the perfect way to get a taste of what it’s like. You can let an experienced pilot take control, or you can have a hand in flying yourself.

1 Hour Quad trail Driver and passenger quad trail

from R580

This service is for a driver and a passenger driving together on one quad bike.
On arrival, you will be introduced to your quad guide who will give you a briefing on how to operate the quad bike.
The Quad bike trail will take you through riverine forest and bushveld surroundings. Flat areas with some hills taking you up and down.

1 Hour flight: Olifants River

from R2,700

This one-hour microlight flight takes off from Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province towards the Olifants River over Big Five game reserves in the area. You’ll get spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as you soar through the air. Once you reach the Olifants River, you’ll follow its course.

1 Hour flight: Blyde River Canyon including game viewing

from R2,700

This flight takes 1 hour. It includes a flight over the Blyde River Dam and above the Blyde River Canyon with a great view of the Three Rondawels and returns to Hoedspruit to include approximately 10-15 minutes of game viewing over the Big 5 reserves near Hoedspruit

1 hour flight: Game viewing

from R2,700

At the base of the striking Klein Drakensberg is Hoedspruit, home to this exciting 1 hour microlight flight experience. This one-hour microlight flight travels over Big Five game reserves and gives you a view of the magnificent Limpopo landscape in an area favoured for its superb weather all year round

30 Minute microlight flight

from R1,600

Get a bird’s-eye view of the scenic Hoedspruit area in the Limpopo province on this 30-minute microlight flight. You’ll see for miles as you soar above the ground and might be lucky enough to spot the Big Five.

2h30 - Hoedspruit - Blyde Canyon - Graskop - Hoedspruit

from R4,800

Best done early in the day to make the most of the views, this two-and-a-half-hour microlight flight leaves from Hoedspruit. It flies over theBlyde River Dam, Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondawels and Bourke’s Luck potholes. Seeing these famous geographical formations from the air is a spectacular experience.

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise - Pensioner

from R180

Please note that this service and special price is only valid for pensioners. This is your opportunity to see the famous Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon from the angle it’s supposed to be seen: while you’re on the water, at the base of the towering mountains that form these breath-taking sights.          

Blyde Dam Private Boat Cruise

from R5,400

We offer daily trips at 9am and 1pm. Join one of our trips or book the entire boat for yourself. Use our friendly online booking system on this website, or contact our office to make your booking.

Full-Day Kruger National Park Safari - Hoedspruit and Phalabowa

from R1,300

For an authentic safari experience, our full day Kruger Park safari will give you an unbelievable overview of this iconic destination.
Game viewing from open safari vehicles in the Kruger Park has to be one of the ultimate safari experiences in Africa and being able to do this in a day is ideal for those with limited time available.

Full-Day Panorama Route - Hoedspruit and Phalabowa

from R1,300

Typical Full Day Panorama Route includes; Lone Creek Falls , God’s Window & Pinnacle, Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels, Bourke Luck’s Potholes, Lisbon Falls or Berlin Falls, Lunch at Graskop The glass Lift,  Mac Mac Falls   

A Virtual African Sunset and Elephant Experience with Jabulani Elephant Carers

from R3,500

Enjoy your very own unique virtual experience to “meet” three of the Jabulani elephants, and find out more about their incredible anatomy, their personality with the in-depth knowledge and personal experience provided by either Tigere or Owen, our elephant managers at Jabulani.

Elephant Moments at Jabulani Safari 'Spirit of Ubuntu" Special

from R500

Be inspired, enlightened, educated and enthused by this memorable and respectful opportunity to meet and learn more about some of the Jabulani herd elephants and their passionate carers.

3 Nights Private Safari Lodge Package - Phalaborwa area next to the Kruger National Park

from R11,273

Day 1: Luxury private business class road charter from Johannesburg to the Greater Kruger area
Day 2: Full-day Kruger National Park Game Drive
Day 3: Full-day Panorama Tour
Day 4: Breakfast and departure with a private road charter to Johannesburg

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

from R170

The Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit organisation that provides a home for many of South Africa’s abandoned and injured wildlife. Situated in the shadow of the Mariepskop Mountain near Kampersrus/Hoedspruit, the rehabilitation centre is home to a variety of fascinating animals and over 300 species of birds.

The centre aims to rehabilitate and return as many birds and animals to the wild as soon as they are ready. Those who are not so fortunate are provided with a safe environment at the centre. Interaction between the animals and visitors to Moholoholo is permitted under controlled conditions.

Tours at 9:30 & 15:00

Nyani Cultural Village

from R400

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Roots of Rhythm Show Group was established in 2008. Team members are all local residents from the rural areas in and around Acornhoek, who have been trained in singing, dancing, drumming and dramatic performance.

The Eco Academy is the host venue for the beautiful Shangaan village. The Academy is a safe and clean training centre providing eco and wildlife education to local and International students, focusing on anti poaching, conservation and lodge management.    Conservation of our Heritage goes hand in hand with Conservation of Nature & our Environment.

7 Nights Private Safari Lodge Package - Phalaborwa area next to the Kruger National Park

from R24,706

Day 1: Luxury private business class road charter from Johannesburg to the Greater Kruger area
Day 2: Full Day Kruger National Park Game Drive.
Day 3: Full Day Panoramic Route.
Day 4: Day Activities options: Wildlife Rehabilitation Center / Blyde Dam Boat Trips / Spa.
Day 5: Full Day Kruger National Park Game Drive.
Day 6: Day Activities options: Wildlife Rehabilitation Center / Blyde Dam Boat Trips / Spa / Jabulani Elephant Interaction.
Day 7: At leisure / Blyde Dam Boat Trips / Spa Day.
Day 8: Late afternoon / evening Open Game Drive and dinner.
Day 9: Breakfast and departure with a private road charter to Johannesburg