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Heated pool in Hoedspruit – Luxury or Essential?

Top down view of pool and boma

When looking for a house or accommodation in Hoedspruit, a question we often get is if a heated pool is necessary. And like many questions, the answer depends. Read more about why we added an energy efficient heat pump to warm the Nomads Den pool and our considerations.

Luxury Villa Rentals in Hoedspruit

Aerial shot of the Nomads Den Villa in Hoedspruit showing the boma and pool.

Hoedspruit is an excellent holiday destination in South Africa being right amidst the Kruger Park and close to the panorama route. Renting a luxury villa might be one of the best ways to enjoy Hoedspruit and get the most out of your trip. There are a lot of villas in Hoedspruit and it can be difficult to select one, so we are here to help you with your search.

Mariepskop and the Blyde River picnic spot

View from Mariepskop

Mariepskop is the highest mountain in the Drakensberg range close to Hoedspruit. It is possible to drive to the highest point for a stunning view of the Blyde Canyon Nature Reserve.

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre rescues many Cheetahs

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) is a wildlife rescue in Hoedspruit that focuses on rescuing and rehabilitating wild animals. The centre is open for visits.


Stoffel (a honeybadger) at Moholoholo

Moholoholo is an animal rescue center in Hoedspruit. They shelter and rehabilitate wild animals. Moholoholo is home to the famous honeybadger named Stoffel.

Jessica the Hippo

Jessica the Hippo

Jessica the Hippo is an attraction in Hoedspruit where you can see and feed this special hippo. This hippo is described as the friendliest in the world.

The Restaurants in Hoedspruit Right now – with full details

Dish at one of the Restaurants in Hoedspruit

We are lucky to have so many great restaurants in Hoedspruit. Whether you are looking for a place for lunch, dinner or just a cold beer. We have collected an up to date overview of all restaurants in Hoedspruit and will keep you posted on new restaurants coming to town.

Panorama Route South Africa – Visitors Information

View over the Blyde Canyon from the Panorama Route

The Panorama Route in South Africa is one of the highlights of the African country. It is a breathtaking scenic drive alongs natural wonders like Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Graskop Gorge and the Echo Caves. The route is easy to combine with a visit to Hoedspruit and the Kruger Park. Read more about the route with updated information on all the stops.