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Things to do

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Bush Retreat has plenty for you to explore and do, no matter what the weather or time of year. From horse-riding safaris to fabulous food and stunning vistas, there is something here for everyone. All of these activities are also within a comfortable drive of Bush Retreat’s lodges, including the famous Kruger National Park which is only a 45 minute journey through Orpen Gate to the most glorious bush in the world.

Hoedspruit, Afrikaans for Hat Creek, is surrounded by incredible flora, fauna and natural formations. The Three Rondawels, also known as The Chief and his Three Wives, Lisbon Falls, the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window will all give you a moment’s pause as you appreciate the beauty of the area.

 

Families will enjoy visiting the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre  where they can meet Chui the leopard and Jolly & Juba the cheetahs. Moholoholo also offer evening game drives or early morning walks for adventurous souls. Then, you can round off your perfect day by visiting Sleepers restaurant in Hoedspruit which serves fantastic family food and is only a five minute drive from our lodges.
Couples in search of romance can float across spectacular scenery in the early morning or evening with Sun Catchers Hot Air Ballooning or have an unforgettable experience with African Dream Horse Safaris. Then, when you fancy winding down with good wine and great food, we recommend the Hat and Creek restaurant as their dishes are delicious.

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Some of the spaces the locals love include the Godding & Godding Silk Farm where you can shop for a range of handcrafted silk products, the Blyde Canyon waterfalls and boat cruises, and Kapama Elephant Safaris that bring a whole new dimension to exploring the wild. Of course, no trip to Hoedspruit would be complete without visiting Jessica the Hippo who has her own website and fan club.

For more ideas, including spas and other restaurants near Bush Retreat’s lodges in Hoedspruit, take a look at the list below. As you can see, you’ll never be bored, always entertained and you’ll leave our lodges feeling completely relaxed with fantastic memories you’ll treasure forever.

 

 

Things To Do

Name Location Contact Numbers Website
Adventure Activities
African Dream Horse Safaris Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate 084 300 1748 Visit Site
Energetix Gym Town Central 015 793 0699
Offbeat Safaris Horse Trails Jejane/Olifants Road 082 494 1735 Visit Site
Airborne African Adventures Flight School Hoedspruit Central (Civil Airstrip) 078 417 6518
Camp Jabulani Elephant Back Kapama Game Reserve 015 793 1265 Visit Site
Moholoholo Evening Game Drive or Swadini Road 015 795 5684 Visit Site
Early Morning Walk
Leading Edge Flight School Hoedspruit Central (Civil Airstrip) 083 400 1405 Visit Site
Tshukudu Breakfast & Morning Walk R40 015 793 2476
Velocity Paintball 071 546 0164 Visit Site
Daily Activities
Day walks in Blyde Canyon Blydepoort Dam 015 795 5141 Visit Site
Franklyn Park R531 015 793 2267 Visit Site
Fun Time Tours Hoedspruit Town Central 082 325 6879 Visit Site
Game Drives Hoedspruit Endangered Species,Centre, Kapama, R40 015 793 1633/015 793 1633 Visit Site
Godding & Godding Silk Farm R531 082 808 9203 Visit Site
Giant Baobab & upside down restarant Essex Road 082 332 7887
HAT Tours (Hlokomela Culteral Tou R527 082 951 0048
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre R40 015 793 1633 Visit Site
Jessica The Hippo R527 towards Lydenburg 015 795 5249 Visit Site
Khamai Reptile Park R527 015 795 5203 Visit Site
Mafunyane Cultural Village Orpen Road 083 512 4865
Mapusha Weaving Cooperative & Village Tours Acornhoek 072 469 7060
Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre R531 015 795 5236 Visit Site
Blyde Adventure Camp Jonkmanspruit Rd, Blyde River 082 456 1086 Visit Site
Blyde Canyon Adventure Centre Forever Resorts, Swadini 015 795 5961
Shindzela Walking Trails Timbavati Private Nature Reserve 082 307 9493
Suncatchers Hot Air Balloons Hoedspruit & Hazyview 087 806 2079 Visit Site
White Water Rafting- Mohlatsi Adventures Jonkmanspruit Road 082 456 1086

Relaxation Activities

Name Location Contact Numbers Website
African Summer Spa Safari Junction 015 793 1895 Visit Site
Beauty Boutique Kampersrus 072 524 4079
Franklyn Park Picnic Site R531 015 793 2267 Visit Site
Hoedspruit Holistic Mobile Massage Greater Hoedspruit 083 266 2226
Hoedspruit Holistic Greater Hoedspruit 079 393 8803
Kapama River Lodge Spa Kapama Reserve 015 793 8700 Visit Site
Senses Spa Moriah Farm 072 552 4963
Therapeutic Reflexology Will come to you 079 388 2196
Tranquility Spa Hoedspruit Town Central 072 890 9131

Places To Eat

Name Location Contact Numbers
The Hat & Creek – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Hoedspruit Town 015 793 1135
Sleepers- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Hoedspruit 015 793 1014
Piri Piri & Sushi Bar – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Rock Fig Centre – Hoedspruit 015 001 7087
Spur – Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Pick n Pay Centre – Hoedspruit 015 793 0559
KFC Opposite Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate
Steers Hoedspruit Town 015 793 0950
Carla La Pasta- Lunch/Dinner Hoedspruit Town 015 793 0452
Kalemambo Indian – Lunch/Dinner Hoedspruit Town 015 793 0079
Wimpy – Lunch/Dinner Hoedspruit Town
The Safari Club – Lunch/Dinner Hoedspruit Town 082 789 2608
Madhams Deli – Breakfast/Lunch Leadwood Centre – Hoedspruit
Scoops – Breakfast/Lunch Leadwood Centre – Hoedspruit
Afri Café – Lunch Hoedspruit Town
Silk Farm- Lunch R531 079 236 5600
Upside Down Restaurant (near Jessica the Hippo – Lunch) R527 082 332 7887
The 3 Bridges R40 Olifants River Bridge 079 912 9416
Eden Tea Garden & Nursery 073 403 8936
Jos Macs 015 793 2951
Ambri Africa 015 795 5107