Hoedspruit is a part of the Limpopo province in South Africa. The name is basically an Afrikaans word meaning Hat Creek. A small tourism and agriculturally oriented town, this place promises you all the shades of green. Hoedspruit is surrounded by the largest privately owned conservation area in the world. This place can be best described as every animal lover's mini paradise. With reserves and conservation centers running along the town, the animals here in a way enjoy an equal status to the people living here. There are professionals dedicated all day and all night long to look out for reptiles that are hurt, a hippo that can love like a human. In a way this town crosses that thin line that separated animals from humans in terms of affection! While you are planning a trip to South Africa, do not forget to drop by to just say a casual hi to elephants, cheetahs, hippos, dogs, lions and reptiles.