Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a 680ha Wildlife estate situated on the Eastern side of Hoedspruit town, with 455 half-hectare (5000sqm) full title stands. Half of the estate consists of a residential section, leaving a vast undisturbed wilderness area in which each property owner owns a share via membership with the Home Owners Association.

Animals roam freely between unfenced properties which are naturally separated by indigenous bushveld and game tracks. Fair Game such as wildebeest, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck, giraffe, zebra, nyala, warthog, and kudu, to name a few. With the estate bordering neighbouring game farms, predators such as leopard and wild dog are occasionally spotted, but when this happens, the movements of these animals are closely monitored and controlled by the estate's conservation management team.

Collectively with the wilderness area, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate offers safe well-marked cycling routes, dams, game drive routes, cycling trails, and elevated bird hides. The estate boasts typical Lowveld indigenous vegetation, rich in fauna & flora, and beautiful trees such as Knob Thorn, Jackelberry, and Marula to name a few.

​The estate management maintains a high-level infrastructure which includes a sewage treatment plant facility, underground electrical reticulation, fiber optic internet cables, and tarred road conditions.  Top security installations are firmly in place with 24-hour access control, biometric fingerprint access, exit codes for guests, security patrols, and a security control room. 


Development on the estate must conform to the fundamental intention of establishing an environment that is in harmony with the nature in and surrounding the property.

A well established Home Owners Association ensures that the character and quality of Hoedspruit Wildlife estate are maintained, thereby protecting the value of individual homes as well as the environment. The objective of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Home Owners' Association is the provision of a high-quality lifestyle in a natural environment and the intention of these rules is the protection of this lifestyle. Harmonious community living is achieved when residents use and enjoy their private property as well as the public areas of the development.

Some of the architectural guidelines and rules include:

  • The general style prescribed is a farm or lodge type design with a natural look and natural outside finishings and colours.

  • In terms of roofing, Thatch, Harvey tiles or Chromadek is allowed.  A mixture or combination of different roof coverings at the same residence is not permitted. 

  • Plaster on external walls should be in line with approved finishes and materials. 

  • Outbuildings and additions must match the original design and style of the original house plan.

  • The privacy of surrounding properties must be considered. As a general rule, no windows or balconies on the upper story should overlook the “living space” (for example, the swimming pool) of adjacent dwellings. 

  • Stands may not be sub-divided without the prior consent of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Home Owners Association at an AGM or by written poll.

  • As the beauty of the natural environment should be preserved, no landscaping or disturbance to natural habitat will be permitted at the driveway entrance and as little as possible landscaping must be done with only a maximum of 350 square meters on the 2000 square designated by the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Home Owners Association for building and gardening purposes.

  • Flora may not be damaged or removed from any public area.

  • No trees or plants may be removed from any stand without the permission of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Home Owners Association.

  • Residents may only plant endemic indigenous flora and can approach specialists from the area for advice. A list of recommended plants may be obtained from the office. 

  • ​Feeding of any other wild animal or game, whether on the general or private areas are forbidden.

  • The speed limit is strictly 30 km per hour

  • No more than two dogs will be allowed per dwelling in occupation and only with full written permission from the estate.

  • Commercial activities such as short term rentals are allowed, and new property owners wishing to run income-generating holiday lodges or B&B's can apply for rezoning rights to the local municipality.


Office 16 - Maroela Park, 53 Koedoe Street, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

Mobile:  +27 (0) 073 688 5148   Email:  bernadette@schofieldproperties.co.za