Situated beneath the spectacular Drakensberg escarpment, the quaint little town of Hoedspruit can be likened to the proverbial sleeping giant that has just begun to stir. The town functions as the main conduit to the magnificent central Kruger Park area. Exuding a charm and intrigue, which stems from its original “big game” hunter heritage. The magnificent Marula trees, after which the Maruleng municipality takes its name, dominate the area. It is therefore only fitting that Hoedspruit town holds the municipal seat.
The quality of the undisturbed indigenous fauna and flora is a major draw card to the area. Acting as the springboard to some of Africa’s finest game viewing and lodges, the towns’ amenities range from a local airport to a superb medical centre, quality food stores, and fine restaurants.
Easily accessible to the countries major centers via road or by air, Hoedspruit has fast become one of South Africa’s tourism and lifestyle focal points.
The road trip from Johannesburg takes roughly 5 hours and takes the traveler over the Highveld, along the Abel Erasmus pass, and through the Strijdom tunnel where after the Lowveld stretches out as far as the eye can see. You will be greeted by massive baobab trees, another landmark of the Limpopo region.