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Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

Where is Hoedspruit

Wildlife Estate (HWE)?

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Hoedspruit Accommodation Lodges from R1025 pp per night

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is situated in the quaint town of Hoedspruit in Limpopo Province South Africa. Hoedspruit is fondly known as the Big5 Capital due to its proximity and easy access to the Greater Kruger National Park Lodges, private game reserves, and Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport. HWE is an easy drive from Gauteng via Dullstroom (450km – 5hrs) or from Pretoria via Polokwane (5000 km – 5h15)

What makes Hoedspruit

Wildlife Estate unique?

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a residential eco-nature Estate with over 550 houses within a secure gated estate with 24-hour security. The reserve is home to abundant birdlife and plains game that roam unfenced within the nature reserve. Cycling paths, walking/jogging routes, horse rides, and game drives offer guests ample opportunities to enjoy the local wildlife.

The Estate is also near shopping centers, restaurants, pubs, specialty, wine shops, and many other tourist attractions like quad bike safaris, boat cruises, snake park, and Kruger National Park.

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate


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The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate has over 50 accommodation options, from self-catering to B&B, and DBB. There are no camping facilities on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Sizes of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate lodges vary from 2 chalets to private 10 sleeper villas and there is a Boutique Hotel with about 30 rooms.

Prices range from R1050 per person to about R5000 per person. Most of the lodges are small, 2 to 6 suites so it is easy to book a place for exclusive use. Most of the lodges offer a rate to book out the whole lodge at a discounted price. This makes birthday celebrations, family get-togethers, and other private functions at very affordable and exclusive.

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate accommodation – options for everyone. For accommodation options in the Hoedspruit area click here or email Anthony at

Hoedspruit Wildlife

Estate Lodging

Many of the accommodation options on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate are called ‘Lodges’ or ‘Safari Lodges’. This must not be confused with Safari Lodges in private game reserves. Many of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate lodges are graded 4 or 5 stars and offer excellent service and the best value for money in the Hoedspruit area.

The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate has an authentic Lowveld bush feeling, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There is abundant wildlife and birds, walking, running, and MTB routes. You can do a self-drive safari through the Green Belt (nature reserve section of the Wildlife Estate).

This is an ideal family holiday destination. If you want a Hoedspruit holiday, a Hoedspruit safari tour, or a safari lodge near Hoedspruit, contact Anthony at

To make your booking at a Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Lodge, click here and then click on Wildlife Estate

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Map

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

Houses for sale in

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

There are always houses for sale on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. There are houses for sale in the Main Estate, with 60 cottages from 1 to 3-bedroomed cottages in a separate section called The Village. For all your inquiries, contact the following property Agent for a list of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate properties for sale. You can also find properties for sale on Property 24 for the Hoedspruit area.

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

Homeowners Association

The objective of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Homeowners Association is the provision of a high-quality lifestyle in a natural environment and the intention to protect a healthy outdoor lifestyle in the Lowveld. The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Homeowners Association offices are at the entrance to the Estate. For more information about the HWE click here

Security at Hoedspruit

Wildlife Estate

The HWE is completely fenced in with a security fence that is monitored 24/7 and patrolled by a dedicated team of Security personnel stationed at the access-controlled entrance gate.

All guests to the HWE have to be pre-arranged by the owner of the property and an access code will be sent to the guests. Security is provided by Syncro Dynamics Security.

Birds and mammals on HWE

The following are some of the mammals that are found on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate:

Kudu, impala, nyala, duiker, bushbuck, warthog, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, porcupine, squirrels, mongoose, monkeys, baboon, rabbits, hares, waterbuck, jackals. Leopards are also seen at night. They come across from the game reserve next door.

There are over 200 birds on the bird list, Babblers, Bee-eaters, Bulbul, Doves, Fish eagles, Goshawks, Hamerkops, Kingfishers, Oriole, Owls, Shrikes, sparrows, Starlings, Sunbirds, and Weavers. For a comprehensive list of birds, click here

Activities on Hoedspruit

Wildlife Estate

MTB and Running Trails & e-bike hireHWE MTB

HWE Trail Run

There is an 18 km marked single-track route around the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate where you can enjoy the freedom of cycling, walking, or running amongst the free-roaming wildlife. An e-bike can be hired to ride around the Estate.

You must however be a resident or guest on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate to be able to ride these routes. For more information on hiring e-bikes or normal MTB click here.

Walking Safari

You can walk freely around the HWE on your own, but if you prefer a guided safari walk, your lodge will arrange this for you.

Horse Riding

HWE Horse Trails

There is an equestrian center near the entrance of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Horse ride on horse trails and gravel roads while game viewing. For more information click here

Birding and Bird Hides

There are 2 bird hides on the HWE, one at Hamerkop Dam and the other at Fish Eagle Dam. You can also walk around freely in the Green Belt while looking for birds. For a comprehensive list of birds on the Estate click here

Game Viewing

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Game Drives. There is an extensive road network on the HWE where you can do a self-drive safari at leisure looking for wildlife. Organized safari game drives can be arranged by your lodge.

Star Gazing

Due to the low level of lighting on the HWE, star gazing is always impressive. Many of the lodges have star-gazing equipment to enhance your experience.


There are three dams on the HWE. The Heron Dam and Hamerkop Dam are on the creek that runs through the Estate and Fish Eagle Dam is at the bottom of the Estate. Bird life around these dams is very good and animals come down to the water’s edge every day to drink. You are not allowed to swim in the dams.

Restaurants on the HWE

Keystone Cafe

There are no restaurants on the HWE. Most of the lodges offer breakfast and some do dinner, however, if you ask the lodge to prepare dinner, they normally oblige if sufficient notice is given. However, there are over 20 restaurants in Hoedspruit. For a comprehensive list of restaurants and contact details click here

Shops near Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

The HWE has no shops within the actual estate. There is however a Pick n Pay shopping centre on the left-hand side as you leave the estate. This center has restaurants, bottle stores, banking facilities, and many more shopping opportunities. If you need something specific, ask at the lodge.

Kamogelo Tourist Centre

Kamogelo Tourist Centre

In Hoedspruit town, there are many other smaller shops. There is also a Tourist Centre that has 5 restaurants, clothing stores, a ladies’ clothing boutique, African curios, jewelry shops, a second-hand bookstore, and a camera shop.

Fern Boutique


Hoedspruit has affordable, budget-friendly accommodations. Accommodation at Hoedspruit Wild Life Estate provides you with a variety of vacation rentals, from Guest Houses, B&Bs, and lodges to exclusive-use holiday homes. Contact Anthony at for good sound advice and bookings. Anthony is a Google Local Guide and knows the greater Hoedspruit area and Kruger Park very well.

For more information on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate click here


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