Hoedspruit – AfriCamps at Hoedspruit
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AfriCamps at Hoedspruit opens on 1 November 2019
AfriCamps at Hoedspruit in Limpopo combines the best of South African wildlife, cultural heritage, spectacular landscapes, and year-round great weather.
It is no mystery why Hoedspruit is referred to as the Safari capital of South Africa, considering its perfect location close to Kruger National Park and some of the best-known private game reserves in the country for Big 5 viewing. Hoedspruit is located at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg Mountain, just west of Timbavati Game Reserve and Klaserie Nature Reserve, and within 40km of Kruger’s Orpen gate.
Apart from the wildlife, visitors flock to the area to explore the Panorama Route’s jaw-dropping landscapes and cultural heritage. The Panorama Route includes all the most beautiful views and vistas, waterfalls and natural wonders of the South African Lowveld. Points to check off your list are Graskop Gorge, Pinnacle Rock, God’s Window, Wonder View, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, and Blyde River Canyon. Remarkable waterfalls to include on your itinerary are Lone Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Sabie Falls, Forest Falls, Mac Mac Pools, Mac Mac Falls, Berlin Falls, and Lisbon Falls.
Combine all of this with South Africa’s best weather and we’re onto a winner. December to February can reach up to 40˚C and winter months’ average temperature is 24˚C. We are so ready to soak up the African sun on safari in Limpopo!
So where exactly is AfriCamps at Hoedspruit based?
This time we are teaming up with Louwtjie and Monica Roux, who currently run the Klaserie Caravan Park on their beautiful property 30km south of Hoedspruit. 11 tents will be dotted around a dam famous for catch-and-release fishing of Carp, Bass, Bream, and Barbel. The dam, surrounded by palm trees and visited by nyala, zebra, kudu, waterbuck and bushbuck is also home to a variety of beautiful bird species. Take in the tranquil views and birdsongs from your outdoor wood-fired hot tub or braai. Bring your canoe for a relaxing paddle, or unwind with a drink by the pool. Essential to the Hoedspruit experience is a self-drive or guided game drive in Kruger National Park. Camp owner, Louwtjie Roux guides tours departing from the camp.
Watch this space as we share more information about this exciting new location!
Check-in – from 14:00 – 17:00 on day of arrival
As prior arrangements need to be made, guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps host of their estimated time of arrival. This way you are ensured that the check-in can be arranged without delays. You will receive the host’s telephone number in your bookings confirmation email. For check-in after 5pm please call the hosts at the camp to make arrangements.
Check-out – before 10am on day of departure
ACTIVITIES ON OUR FARM
This AfriCamps location is perfect for avid fishermen as all 11 tents are located on the dam. This spot has been a favourite among local fishermen for years and you can catch Carp, Bass, Bream, and Barbel typically weighing 10kgs!
Go for a dip at the camp pool or unwind with a drink while watching from the poolside.
Guests can bring their canoe for a paddle on the dam. The perfect way to spot some of the exquisite birdlife on the property.
Wood-fired Hot Tubs
All 11 tents have their own wood-fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation. After a day of exploring, relax while listening to the calming crackle of the fire. Or use it as a splash pool on the hotter days. Hoedspruit can reach temperatures in the 40s, so the private splash pool will be the hero of your glamping site in summer.
ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
Spend at least one day exploring the beautiful stops on the Panorama Route, or visit them en route to your next location. Points to check off your list are Graskop Gorge, Pinnacle Rock, God’s Window, Wonder View, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon. Remarkable waterfalls to include on your itinerary are Lone Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Sabie Falls, Forest Falls, Mac Mac Pools, Mac Mac Falls, Berlin falls, and Lisbon falls.
Kruger National Park
Embark on a self-drive safari or hop on board a guided tour. However you choose to do it, a visit to Kruger National Park is essential during your Hoedspruit getaway. Spot the Big 5 and stop for a delicious breakfast or lunch at one of the Park’s many picnic spots. Please note that gate fees do apply. Watch this space as we share more about AfriCamps at Hoedspruit’s own Kruger Tours.
Blyde River Cruises
Blyde Canyon Safaris offer one of a kind boat trips on the spectacular Blyde dam. Here you can view the Three Rondawels, and Blyde River Canyon from a different angle.
Hot Air Ballooning
Explore the Lowveld section of the Blyde River from above in a hot air balloon! Hoedspruit provides perfect hot air ballooning conditions as the Drakensberg Escarpment provides shelter from winds and the scenes below are just spectacular.
African Dream Horse Safaris
An exhilarating alternative to a normal game drive. Hop on your trusty steed for a game walk on horseback! Horse safaris at Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate allow guests to view giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, nyala, impala, kudu, waterbuck and leopard.
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
A pioneer in the conservation of rare, vulnerable and endangered species like cheetah, wild dogs, rhino, lion, African Wild Cats, Sable and ground horn bills.
Keep fit even on holiday. Join the Hoedspruit Parkrun every Saturday morning at the Protrack training grounds in Hoedspruit. Afterward, grab a coffee at The Thirsty Giraffe
24 Degrees South
Explore, relax and discover at 24 Degrees South. Find a great variety of food, shops, and entertainment. Find anything from a classic car showroom, a day spa and outdoor chess, to ceramics, textiles, cafes and a nature trail. Keep an eye out for exciting events hosted here year-round.
Blyde River Canyon
We offer ‘Cook Your Own’ breakfast baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking. Contents of our breakfast baskets will be confirmed soon.
R110 per adult
R 75 per child (0 to 12 yrs)
We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking. Contents of braai baskets will be confirmed soon.
R175 per adult
R110 per child (0 to 12 yrs)
Meal baskets are charged per person per day.
Breakfast and Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.
A typical AfriCamps breakfast basket
From Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit
From Hoedspruit Airport, turn right onto Koedoe Street and continue to R527. Turn left onto R527 and continue for 550m. Turn right onto Klaserie Road (R40). After 22km, turn left onto Guernsey Road. Continue for 2.9km, then take the sharp right turn. Continue for 950m and turn left. Follow the road for 500m before turning right to AfriCamps at Hoedspruit.
AfriCamps at Hoedspruit is a 5-hour drive from From OR Thambo International Airport. Head for the N12 towards Witbank, merge onto the N4 at Emahlaleni. This is a toll road, with two toll points. Stay on the N4 for another 86km before exiting left onto R33. After 2.9km, turn right onto Steven Masango Street (R540) which takes you to Lydenburg. After 86km turn left into Lydenburg and remain on the R36. Continue for 101km where the road becomes R527. After 17km turn right onto R351 towards Klaserie Road. Turn left onto Klaserie Road (R40) and after 1km, take the first right turn onto Guernsey Road. Continue for 2.9km, then take the sharp right turn. Continue for 950m and turn left. Follow the road for 500m before turning right to AfriCamps at Hoedspruit.
On entering Nelspruit follow the signs for White River on the R40. Continue through White River following the R40 towards Hazyview, approximately 40km. On reaching the T-Junction turn left towards Hazyview. Remain on the R40 through Hazyview. Stay on R40 for about 73km until you reach Klaserie Road. Turn right onto Klaserie Road (R40). After 1km, take the first right turn onto Guernsey Road. Continue for 2.9km, then take the sharp right turn. Continue for 950m and turn left. Follow the road for 500m before turning right to AfriCamps at Hoedspruit.
GPS Coordinates: -24.527943, 31.057783
Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our shared rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are just a price indication, use our online bookings calendar to check current rates and availability. Food & beverage and activities & tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.
Rates as from 1 May 2019
|Rate per tent (pp)||Additional fee adults (pp)||Children fee (pp)|
|Season||Single||Shared||3rd||4th||5th||0 – 2||3 – 16|
|Low season||1290||645||200||200||200||Stay Free||100|
|High season||1790||895||200||200||200||Stay Free||100|
|Peak season||2290||1145||200||200||200||Stay Free||100|
1 November 2019 (Camp Opening) to 12 December 2019,
12 January 2020 to 30 April 2020
13 December 2019 to 11 January 2020
Rates as from 1 May 2020
|Rate per tent (pp)||Additional fee adults (pp)||Children fee (pp)|
|Season||Single||Shared||3rd||4th||5th||0 – 2||3 – 16|
|Low season||1340||670||250||250||250||Stay Free||125|
|High season||1840||920||250||250||250||Stay Free||125|
|Peak season||2340||1170||250||250||250||Stay Free||125|
1 May 2020 to 11 June 2020
Excludes long weekends: 1, 2 May 2020
12 June 2020 to 30 June 2020
1 September 2020 to 10 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
Long weekend: 1, 2 May 2020
1 July 2020 to 31 August 2020
11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
Please look for the full terms and conditions on our website www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions
All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:
- Food & Beverage
- Activities & Tours
- Daily cleaning service (Complimentary cleaning every 4th day only)
- Wood and firelighters for the wood-stove and campfires (for sale at the property)
Unfortunately, no pets allowed on the farm
To secure your stay a 50% deposit is required. The balance of the booking amount must be paid in full to AfriCamps, at the latest, one month before arrival. In the event of a booking made within one month before arrival, the entire booking amount must be paid immediately.
In the case of a late or incomplete payment, you are in default. AfriCamps will reserve the right to cancel the booking with immediate effect. You are responsible for all damages which suffered as a consequence of this, as well as all costs which AfriCamps has made with regards to your booking and the cancellation.
In the event of a cancellation more than a month before arrival, your deposit of 50% will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation within a month before arrival, the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps. In the case of premature termination of the stay, the entire booking amount is payable to AfriCamps.
- More than 1 month prior to arrival: 50% Cancellation fee (50% deposit of full booking value is non-refundable)
- Within 1 month of arrival: 100% Cancellation fee (Full amount of booking value is due and non-refundable)
AfriCamps and the corresponding farm accept no liability for: theft, loss or damage, of whatever nature, during or as a result of a stay on one of our affiliated farms, falling into defect or putting out of action of technical equipment and loss or closure of supplies on the farm.
The guests and those who accompany him or her, are jointly and severally responsible for all loss and/or damage which arises, for AfriCamps, the farm in question and/or any third party as a direct or an indirect consequence of their stay, irrespective of whether this was caused through actions or refraining from actions by themselves or by third parties, who are at the farm through their making, as well as of all damage which is caused by any animal and/or matter which they have under their responsibility. If you leave your tent in an improper condition, AfriCamps is entitled to charge R250,- of additional (cleaning) costs. This can double to R500,- in combination with a late departure.