EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE

Activities available in the area include tours of the Kruger National Park,

the Panorama Route and other sought-after South African Lowveld Activities.

 

We highly recommend you arrange at least two big five game drives on our private Greater Kruger Park concession.

 

For a more water-based safari, schedule a boat cruise. 

All activities are strictly based on availability, weather, and other factors.

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GAME DRIVES

The African bush is mystic and wild.  It is a photographer's paradise, and magic to the traveler. 

On a morning drive, you will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of the reserve and watch the sunrise over the unspoiled bush.

Afternoon drives bring a totally different aspect where you can search for grazers in the afternoon and predators starting their nightly hunts. 

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PRIVATE DINING

Enjoy a romantic evening for two. In an ambiance with candlelight and many small details. Make yourself comfortable and let yourself be pampered with an enjoyable multi-course menu.

 

Accompanied by the sounds of nature, under the African starry sky you can concentrate entirely on the two of you.

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QUADBIKING

Join us for a 1 hour Quad bike trail at Franklyn Park at the foothills of Mariepskop Mountain. The track will take you through the riverine forest, savannah grasslands with spectacular views of Mariepskop. Small antelope, baboons, and an abundance of birdlife make part of this trip. Have to be 16 years and older to drive a quad. Under 16 years are welcome to join as a passenger.

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HOT AIR BALLOONING

The hot-air ballooning is a one hour long flight over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River, West of Hoedspruit. The terrain is a mixture of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment.

 

Although it is not a "big 5" safari flight, this location has proven to be the most popular in the Hoedspruit area and in the Lowveld.

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MARIEPSKOP WALKING TOUR

For our hikers take the yellow, blue or red trail at the foothills of Mariepskop mountain.

 

The trails have an average distance of 7 km on the foothills of Mariepskop Mountain. After a lovely walk through the rainforest.

With more than 46 bird species on the farm, it’s a paradise for bird watchers.

 

Some of the bird species on the farm European Honey-buzzard, Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird, White-faced Whistling Duck, and much more.

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REPTILE CENTRE

This is a self-guided visit where you would walk through the Centre on your own and view the many spectacular animals on display.  One can read the easy-to-understand informative display legends for yourself.  Please understand that the curators are there to look after the animals and are really busy but they are always willing to help with any questions that you may have.

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JESSICA THE HIPPO

Meet the world's most famous hippo at Hippo Jessica, a feeding ground for this charming hand-reared herbivorous mammal. Found as a calf, Jessica was reared by humans until she was strong enough to be released back into the wild. Although free to come and go as she pleases, Jessica returns regularly for meals and playtime with visitors. A visit to Hippo Jessica represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hoedspruit itinerary planner to plot your vacation.

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NOTHING IS BETTER THAN A PICNIC

 Surrounded by nature, you make yourself comfortable in our oasis of coziness. Relax on our comfortable Picnic bed between pillows and blankets.

 

Enjoy the selected delicacies and your choice of champagne or wine, while you lean back, close your eyes and listen to the birds or the wind in the leaves.

 

 Leave everyday life and time behind and feel the calming atmosphere together as a romantic couple, a family or with friends’ right in the middle of the bush.

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MAGICAL MOMENTS ON A BOAT

Escape onto a river paradise with the majestic Drakensburg range as your backdrop.

 

Your experienced guide will have you spellbound with his tales on the history of Blyde Canyon while your senses awake to the sights and sounds of Africa.

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GIN & WINE TASTING

The Tasting Room is the home of Hoedspruit's very own gin, Primos Gin.

 

This is the place-to-be in Hoedspruit if you want to spend a relaxing afternoon or evening out with friends and family in an upscale and cosy setting.

 

 

Book your personal Boutique Wine or Primos Gin tasting, presented by one of the qualified experts to learn more about their countless aromas, flavours, and combinations.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC

This is an incredible experience at Bundox Explorer Camp is for anyone who loves wildlife. This allows our guests to get close to the animals, enabling you to watch them undisturbed in their natural environment.

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CULTURAL VILLAGE

Roots of Rhythm performers provide visitors with a better understanding of the rich cultural background of the Limpopo Tribes, identifying the tribal rhythms and songs through colourful costumes, dynamic dance styles and earthy drumming. The 12 team members are all local residents from the rural areas in and around Acornhoek, who have been trained in singing, dancing, drumming and dramatic performance.

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ANIMAL REHABILITATION

Situated in the shadow of the majestic “ Mariepskop” which forms part of the mighty Drakensberg mountains, the unique Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured, and poisoned wildlife.

 

 

The Moholoholo team is highly dedicated conservationists committed to preserving Africa’s wildlife and they are also extremely passionate about sharing their intimate knowledge. We invite you to come and share a unique experience with us.

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A WALK IN NATURE, WALKS THE SOUL BACK HOME

Engage all your senses and join our qualified guide on this 45 - 90 minute walk in the African bush.  This walk will trigger your sixth sense when you dig your heels into the soil and you will want to share this unforgettable memory with friends and family. 

 

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of plants, go on the search for tracks, learn more about the influence of nature on tribal believes and the versatile uses nature provides us with. Listen to the sounds of the bush and discover a world that can only be discovered on foot.

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KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Get ready for a tracking adventure as you embark on an open game viewer vehicle and enter the mysterious African bush.

 

A full-day open-safari vehicle drive into the world-renowned Kruger National Park is one of the highlights of South Africa.  Go on a full-day safari which is home to an impressive number of species: 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds, and 147 mammals living in the park.

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GRAEME NAYLOR MUSEUM

A hidden gem within the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.

 

One of the best-kept secrets in the Lowveld is the fabulous Graeme Naylor Museum, located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. It’s packed with interesting and fascinating displays that unlock many secrets of the natural history of the area.

 

One display is devoted to the famous white lions of the Timbavati – only when you stand next to one of these mythical creatures do you realize how big they are.

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KLOOFING

This 5-hour trip begins near the Strjidom Tunnel, bordering Mpumalanga and the Limpopo Provinces. Kitted out with helmets and life jackets, guests wind their way down a small gorge, jumping from heights ranging from 1-8m into crystal clear mountain spring water. It’s a lot of fun and is perfect to try out the whole idea as you can chicken out if you like and walk around to the bottom of the pool.

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PANORAMA ROUTE

One of South Africa's most scenic areas, the Panorama Route refers to the escarpment in Mpumalanga Province, where the Drakensberg mountains separate the Highveld from the Lowveld to the east. Studded with numerous waterfalls, spectacular viewpoints and geographical phenomena and a breathtaking canyon, it's easy to see why it's such a popular tourist destination.

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TUBING

For the active and adventurous at heart, we offer tubing on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Blyde River.
Enjoy an afternoon or morning session of tubing at your leisure. This is a great experience and outing for the whole family to enjoy depending on water levels.