Hoedspruit, directly translated into Afrikaans means Hat Creek, is a small but beautiful suburb in Limpopo and is situated at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg.
If the wilderness is your kind of adventure, then this is definitely for you. There are hiking trails and wilderness trails full of thrills and fun from waterfalls to caves and gorges to spring waters. This is an experience not to be missed. Another exciting and fun filled day for the whole family is River Rafting where you will enjoy the different rapids and views from the water.
The town, while still small, has grown in recent years. Due to its proximity to private game reserves and the Kruger National Park, eco-tourism is a major contributor to the local economy.
The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre engages in research and breeding of endangered species, notably cheetah, African wild dog and black-footed cat.
Hoedspruit summers are hot to very hot with most rainfall in the afternoons as thunderstorms and the winter months are generally cool to warm with lots of sunshine during the day with temperatures dropping considerably in the evenings.