THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN HOEDSPRUIT

.Things to do and Places to see Blyde Dam Boat Cruise The Blyde River is dammed at the mouth of the Blyde River Canyon to create the Blyde Dam at Swadini. There are twice daily 1.5 hour boat cruises on the dam at 11h00 and 15h00 Monday – Saturday. Call 015 795 5961 / 072 260 4212 for more information and bookings.

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre The Centre focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals with Cheetah conservation as one of their core disciplines. Call 015 793 1633 / 083 654 2299 for more information on activities and tours

Kinyonga Reptile Centre The centre’s mission is to conserve through education and research; to locate, propagate and relocate rare and endangered reptiles and to establish viable captive populations of rare and endangered reptiles. It is open daily from 08.00-17.00. Call 015 795 5203 / 082 299 3981 for entry fees and more information.

Mariepskop At 1945m above sea level Mariepskop is the highest peak in the northern Drakensberg Escarpment. Its height has led to the presence of the military radar equipment on the top of the mountain that has aided the preservation of the area. It is very scenic and is botanically diverse and offers fantastic views. Added attractions here are forest walking trails, the Klaserie Falls and the Blyde Picnic Site. It is run by the Department of Water & Forestry and an entry fee is payable at both the viewsite and the picnic site. Call 015 793 2581/3 for more information.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre The centre is home to many abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and they run twice daily educational tours at 09h30 and 15h00 Monday – Saturday. Call 015 795 5236 / 082 907 5984 for bookings and more information.

 

Wildlife Checklist There is a bird, mammal & reptile checklist booklet for the estate which is available from the office or an A4 version can be downloaded from the website.

Useful Numbers Hoedspruit Police – 015 799 4000 Farmwatch – enquiries – 083 647 7951 emergency - 072 310 0032 Hoedspruit Fire Brigade – 015 793 0536 or 015 793 0728 East Gate Airport – 015 793 3681 Tzaneen Mediclinic – 015 306 8500 Tintswalo Hospital – 015 795 8600 Nelspruit Mediclinic – 013 759 0500 Hoedspruit Clinic – 015 793 9000/9026