Best Things To Do in Hoedspruit, South Africa

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  • Kinyonga Reptile Centre: It is the biggest centre for treating reptiles in Hoedspruit. It works 24/7 and is a must visit.
  • Kapama Game Reserve is the best way to spend a day or two at Hoedspruit.
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre houses lions saved from Egyptian Circus, Cheetahs and a lot of other animals.
  • Jessica Hippo is the biggest tourist attraction for Hoedspruit in terms of kids and animal lovers.


  • Do not forget to visit the pubs and pick up some locally made stuff at Kamogelo Shopping Centre.
  • Elephant Safari: Do not miss out on the Elephant Safari in Kapama Game Reserve.
  • Hot air ballooning: There are various activities at Kapama, but hot air ballooning should definitely be on your to-do list.
  • Do not miss the tribal dance performance at Hoedspruit which is arranged by Eco academy.

Below we have a list of things to do in Hoedspruit and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Hoedspruit getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Hoedspruit with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Hoedspruit

Here is the list of things to do in Hoedspruit and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

    Forest, Wildlife Park

    This place is home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured, tortured and poisoned wildlife and a highly respected contributor to wildlife education in the country. Situated in the majestic “Mariepskop”; this unique Rehabilitation Centre is home to a wide variety of animals and birds. Some of them are rescued Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards and most of them have really adorable ...Read more
  2. Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

    Wildlife Sanctuary , Wildlife Park

    Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre focuses on the conservation of rare and vulnerable species. Cheetah Conservation is one of the core activities of HESC. This place has over the time established itself as a leading private research and breeding facility for endangered species in the country. Governed by a progressive and modern management, it concerns itself with the breeding and maintenance...Read more
  3. Hippo Jessica

    Wildlife Park

    Hippos are the third largest mammals on earth. What makes the now 10 year old Jessica so special is her ability to interact with human beings which is totally unnatural to wild animals. There are many cases in Africa and also around the world about hippos killing humans. Therefore, it is amusing to the whole wide world when Jessica interacts with humans in mind-boggling ways. Whether she thinks...Read more
  4. Kinyonga Reptile Centre

    4.2 (178 Votes)
    Kinyonga Reptile Centre

    Wildlife Park

    “Kinyonga” basically means little lion in Swahili and in some places it’s also the word for chameleon. These harmless reptiles are often feared by the people and a lot of inhabitants of Africa.  Although this fear is all the more with snakes, but it`s a lesser known fact that most snakes are actually harmless. The Kinyonga Reptile Centre has a tea...Read more
  5. Roots Of Rhythm Cultural Experience

    Art And Culture, Entertainment

    We have all grown up listening to how African Tribal dance is the best tribal dance that exists. If you are in agreement then you have a chance to experience the music, customs and culture of the Shangaan tribe. It begins with an interactive village tour, followed by a vibrant and lively performance of "Limpopo Pathways". It is quite a treat to watch and is also very informative in terms of the...Read more
  6. Inyoka Art Gallery

    Art Gallery, Arts And Crafts

    iNYOKA art gallery is an association of artists. This gallery basically features the work of people living, working and creating in and around Hoedspruit. It works on a model which follows the concept of “Run by the community, for the community”. Most of the work shown on their website is for sale. They have about 70 members whose list is available on the website. So discover the ki...Read more
  7. Kapama Game Reserve

    Wildlife Safari

    Kapama Private Game Reserve comprises of luxury game lodges and occupies a vast area between South Africa’s the Greater Kruger National Park and the Northern Drakensberg mountains. Situated in Limpopo which is renowned for its amusing and diverse wildlife, Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to over 40 different mammal species. The species here include elephants, leopard, buffalo, lion an...Read more
  8. Gomo Gomo Game Lodge

    4.6 (98 Votes)
    Gomo Gomo Game Lodge
    If you are vacationing in South Africa and want a beautiful game safari experience, then the GomoGomo Game Lodge is the place for you. Located in the prestigious Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, it gives you an experience of traverse viewing over an area of 14800 acres. It is a private camp that’s used for staying in the nature reserve. If luck favors, you can catch a sight of the leopard...Read more
  9. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

    Park, Nature

    Spread over 60,000 hectares of land, The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is a part of the much larger Kruger National Park. Established in 1972, this is the largest privately-owned nature reserve in South Africa. Experience one of the largest game drives in South Africa and get a chance to come face to face with the wild nature. The braai areas are fun and you would let you experience the true...Read more
  10. Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve

    Trail, Wildlife Safari, Nature

    A visit to the Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve will let you enjoy the scenic view of the jungle with the animals in your close vicinity. The horse trail in the jungle is a good option for the beginners and you can also opt for quad biking in the woods. You will be pleased with the safety measures adopted at Phuza Moya Private Game Reserve. There are lots of lodges in the bush where you can stay...Read more
  11. Tshukudu Game Lodge

    4.3 (282 Votes)
  12. EcoTraining

    5 (53 Votes)
  13. Siyafunda Conservation

    4.7 (56 Votes)
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  • May I please have a list of places that have activities like quad biking, zip lining, tubing, etc

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    • Dirty Boots, Blyde Canyon Adventure Center, Sable Tours, and SunCatchers are a few tour operators that offer adventurous activities in Hoedspruit. 

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