Our Beautiful Eco-Tourism Town

HOEDSPRUIT (Afrikaans for “Hat Creek) – a vibrant eco-tourism town situated at the base of the Klein Drakensberg mountain range on the border of the province of Limpopo, South Africa - and Schofield Wildlife Properties (Hoedspruit Real Estate Agency) is based in the heart of this beautiful place.

The world-renowned Kruger National Park is only a 36-minute drive away, and the Panorama route leading to the Blyde River Canyon is also nearby. Hoedspruit and its surrounding areas encompass one of the largest conservation areas in the world and are famously known worldwide as BIG 5 Territory, Safari Capital of South Africa, and Gateway to the Kruger National Park.


Scenic beauty in this Lowveld region includes majestic mountains and breathtaking mountain views, rivers, vast natural bushveld, dams, and canyons.

The exceptional biodiversity here includes a rich and wide variety of plant and animal life, such as the Big 5, the Small 5005,  a diverse range of mammals, birds, insects, frogs, scorpions, spiders, plants.   Indigenous trees include ancient Boabab trees, old Leadwood trees, Marula, Combretum, and Acacia trees.  Big game animals in the Hoedspruit include Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Hyenna, Cheetah, and plains game include Giraffe, Zebra, and a range of bush antelope such as impalas, Kudu and Nyala, to name a few.

Hoedspruit is also well-known for its wildlife sanctuaries.   There are numerous conservation centers and facilities focusing on the conservation and sustainability of rare, vulnerable, threatened, injured poisoned, and abandoned. species.   Fragile animals in care include lions, leopards, rhinos, cheetah, hyenas and a variety of bird species, and many more.

This friendly and hospitable town is surrounded by the most beautiful wildlife residential estates, private game farms, citrus farms, hunting lodges, and bush lodge holiday accommodation.  


Sought-after Wildlife Residential Estates in Hoedspruit include Raptor's View Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Leadwood Big Game Estate, Zandspruit Bush & Aero Estate, Moditlo Big Game Estate, and Blyde Wildlife Estate.   

Game reserves surrounding Hoedspruit include world-famous game reserves such as Thornybush, Timbavati, Klaserie, Balule, Selati, Karongwe, and Makalali, to name a few, and rivers of note in the area include the Olifants River, the Blyde River Canyon, Mohlapitse, Klaserie, and Timbavati.

Hoedspruit offers all convenient amenities such as restaurants, medical doctors, dentists, pre-primary to high schools,  grocery stores, an airport with flights to and from Johannesburg and Cape Town.   Our town also offers a range of leisure, social and outdoor activities for residents and tourists such as game drives, safari tours, sports, camping, bird watching, cycling, mountain biking, hiking trails, hot air ballooning.  Places of interest include Khamai Reptile Park, Jessica the Hippo, Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Nyani Cultural Village, the Big Baobab tree, Hlokomela Cultural tours, Klaserie Water Falls at Mariepskop Mountain, Kruger National Park, Blyde Canyon, and many other well-known game reserves.ts.


A centrally and conveniently new hospital in Hoedspruit is also in the pipeline for 2022.   


The climate in Hoedspruit is subtropical.   The hottest months are usually December, January, and February.   Average temperatures are around 32 deg in summer and around 25 degrees in winter.   The coolest month is usually in July at an average temperature of +- 24.5 degrees during the day.