Activities within 40 km
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of their core disciplines.
Following an introductory presentation on HESC, day visitors are treated to an in-depth tour of the Centre. Open safari vehicles with experienced guides depart on the hour. Moving between the various enclosures,guests can view cheetah, wild dog, lions, black-footed cats, African wild cats, ground hornbills, Sable antelope and much more in an up close and personal manner.
Visitors are also given the chance to go on elephant-back safaris. Conducted in the early morning, the safari offers close contact game viewing from a magnificent vantage point. The Camp Jabulani herd of elephants are renowed for their beautiful temperaments and outstanding physical condition. This is truly a memorable and humbling experience.
The Jabulani Herd elephants that you will meet represent the rest of the herd which they join a little later to continue foraging during their days in the Kapama Private Reserve. There will be between two to three elephant bulls introduced who remain behind a low partition creating a respectful distance between the elephants and the visitors.
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The small, tourism and agriculturally orientated town nestled between the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon is just 30 km away.
You can visit www.hoedspruit.co.za or get the Hoedspruit app on your smart phone before you visit. It contains a list of businesses, what to do, where to eat, services, facilities and events in and around Hoedspruit.