Whether you're looking for a holiday villa or family home in a secure big game or wildlife estate, vacant land, apartment, game farm, or game lodge - get in touch with Schofield Wildlife Properties today to find your perfect property in Hoedspruit and surrounds.

Acquire your piece of the magical African Bushveld in secure estates such as Raptors View Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Leadwood Big Game Estate, Moditlo Wildlife Estate, Blyde Wildlife Estate, Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate only to name a few.

Hoedspruit is a small friendly and vibrant eco-tourism and agricultural town surrounded by wildlife, pristine African bushveld, residential wildlife estates, private game, and hunting farms, big game safari reserves, and fruit and vegetable farms. Hoedspruit is well-known for being the main gateway to our world-renowned neighbour the Kruger National Park which is nearby (about 70km) from Hoedspruit, and other well-known game reserves such as Balule, Selati, Karongwe, Timbavati, Klaserie, Thornybush, and Makalali. Another great jewel not too far from Hoedspruit is the Blyde River Canyon (about 53km) which is the largest Green Canyon in the world. The local airport Eastgate is a 15-minute drive from the centre of town and is well serviced with Johannesburg and Cape Town flights each day. Bus transportation services such as Ashtons Shuttle Service and Kruger Park Shuttle Service to and from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg are also available.



Hoedspruit is conveniently nestled between the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon, thus making a wide range of activities within the region available.  Sport and outdoor activities include game drives, golf, bowling, cycling, bird watching, camping, mountain biking, hiking trails, hot air ballooning, horse riding, restaurants, trips and visits to places of interest such as Khamai Reptile Park, Jessica the Hippo, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Nyani Cultural Village, the Big Baobab tree, Hlokomela Cultural tours, Klasserie Water Falls at Mariepskop Mountain, Kruger National Park, Blyde Canyon, and many other well-known game reserves.  This vibrant town offers a range of shopping facilities and there is a growing number of schools from pre-primary to high schools, medical doctors, and dentists.  A centrally and conveniently new hospital in Hoedspruit is also in the pipeline for 2021. 




Hoedspruit's property market remains buoyant and continues to thrive. Demand for property here has increased exponentially over the past few years and it’s easy to see why ... just read on!    A wonderful subtropical climate, secure residential estate living, bushveld and wildlife surroundings, the availability of every convenient amenity such as schools, medical centres, shopping, restaurants, financial and legal services, and fitness centres to name a few. Hoedspruit is the gateway to the Kruger National Park and many other well-known big game and nature reserves in the area. The property portfolio in Hoedspruit is diverse and presents prospective purchasers with a wide variety of options such as wildlife residential estates, big game estates, vacant land, game farms, commercial offices, commercial lodges, freehold, and sectional title properties.  So, whether you prefer a property with direct river frontage, glorious mountain views, magnificent huge trees, or a wildlife estate property with traversing rights onto other estates and wildlife reserves, there is something in Hoedspruit for everyone. Buyers and investors into Hoedspruit properties include international investors from around the world wishing to purchase their very own piece of the African Bushveld, either as a holiday home, a permanent residence, or an investment property. South African families wishing to escape the city are drawn to the security and tranquillity of living in this beautiful part of the world.



Hoedspruit is well-known for its wildlife sanctuaries, breeding, care and conservation centres, such as The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre which is a unique African wildlife facility focusing on conservation and the sustainability of rare, vulnerable and threatened species, such as African Wild Cat, Ground Hornbill, Cheetah, Rhino, Sable, African Wild Dog and more. Another important facility is the Maholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which is home to many of South Africa's abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife. Fragile animals in their care include lion, leopards, rhino, cheetah, hyena, and a variety of bird species and many more.




What is a residential wildlife estate?

Hoedspruit is the original home of the concept of the “Wildlife Estate”, a residential lifestyle estate developed and managed as a game and nature reserve within an extended wildlife area. Residents live by combining the best of an estate development with nature reserve living. Hoedspruit is naturally situated for this, being the home of the largest privately-owned conservation area in the world, and includes a variety of wildlife-based developments.

Wildlife Estate Architectural Guidelines:  

Residential Wildlife Estates are designed, developed, and maintained to high standards with a common focus on the conservation and sustainability of wildlife and its environment while preserving the privileged lifestyle enjoyed by its residents. Residential wildlife estates and reserves generally range from between 400ha to 12,000ha+ in extent, demarcated into between a half and one-hectare freehold properties. Homes are built in line with pre-determined architectural guidelines and specifications to establish and maintain the overall character of the estate.  Building solutions include lodge-style designs with understated colours that blend into the natural bushveld surroundings, environmentally sustainable thatch dwellings, wooden decks, barely noticeable single-story homes, eco-friendly ‘green’ residences, unpaved roads in keeping with the natural environment and without fences or walls so that the plains game animals on the estate can roam and graze freely around the estate and between the residential properties. 

Wildlife Estate Rules:  

Estate rules may vary slightly depending on the estate, but the common goal is to encourage and maintain pleasant living in a natural environment.  Some of these rules include keeping noise levels to a minimum, enforcing speed limits of 30km/hour or less, and prohibiting the feeding of wild animals on the estate.  Domestic pets are allowed on a few estates.

Wildlife Estate Infrastructure:  

Supportive infrastructures, high-quality utilities, and sound water and electrical reticulations are well maintained.

Wildlife Estate Security

Security on most residential wildlife estates is highly maintained with 24-hour manned security, tightly controlled access, and electrified conservancy-standard fencing usually managed co-operatively with adjoining conservancies.

Wildlife Estate Facilities, Animals, and Activities:  

Residents on plains-game wildlife estates can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as safe walking, cycling and walking trails, or enjoying sundowners while taking in beautiful mountain views, bushveld vistas, or dams. Part of this fantastic lifestyle is watching animals graze on your property from your own deck, kitchen, lounge, bedroom, or swimming pool.  Common animals found on residential wildlife estates include impala, kudu, waterbuck, nyala, zebra, giraffe, warthog, guineafowl, steenbok, duiker, jackal, bush-baby, honey badger, civet, aardvark, genet, porcupine, and dozens of other species. Predators such as wild dogs or leopard may appear occasionally, but these usually keep to themselves, and any such sightings are monitored by the estate’s wildlife management team.  Animals on big game estates may include elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, hyena, wild dog, caracal, and cheetah. The variety of indigenous trees and the range of fauna and flora species on wildlife estates in this region is truly breath-taking!


Are you a foreign buyer or non-resident looking to purchase property in South Africa?  South Africa follows a system of land registration where every piece of land is reflected on a diagram and ownership recorded in one of the regionally located Deeds Registries where documents are available for public viewing. South Africa is reputed to have one of the best deeds registration systems worldwide with an exceptional degree of accuracy and of tenure being granted. Property can be owned individually, jointly in undivided shares or by an entity such as a company, close corporation or trust or a similar entity registered outside South Africa. Foreigners are referred to as non-residents, whether they be natural persons or legal entities whose normal place of residence, domicile, or registration is outside the common monetary area of South Africa. There are certain restrictions on property ownership by non-residents and illegal aliens are prohibited from owning immovable property within South AfricThere are also certain procedures and requirements which must be complied with in certain circumstances, such as the local registration of entities registered outside of South Africa where it purchases a property in South Africa as well as the appointment of a South African resident public officer on behalf of a local company whose shares are owned by a non-resident. Contact us to find out more about property investment in South Africa as a foreigner