Africamps glamping

AFRICAMPS AT HOEDSPRUIT, LIMPOPO

A glamping safari near Kruger around a magnificent dam 

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At AfriCamps at Hoedspruit 11 boutique glamping tents are dotted around a dam famous for catch-and-release fishing of Carp, Bass, Bream, and Barbel. The dam, surrounded by palm trees and visited by nyala, zebra, kudu, waterbuck and bushbuck is also home to a large variety of bird species. Here you will take in the tranquil views and birdsong from your outdoor wood-fired hot tub or waterside braai area. Bring your canoe for a relaxing paddle, or unwind with a drink by the pool. Our family-friendly camp invites you to a Lowveld safari experience that won’t break the bank.

Essential to the AfriCamps at Hoedspruit experience is one of our 8 guided game drives departing from the camp! Choose between tours to Kruger National Park, nearby private game reserves, the Panorama Route, the Blyde River Canyon, a sunset game drive, a guided nature walk, or a local village tour including traditional local cuisine. Find out more about our tours on the activities page.

It is no mystery why Hoedspruit in the Greater Kruger area is referred to as the Safari capital of South Africa, considering its perfect location close to Kruger National Park and some of the best-known private game reserves in the country for Big 5 viewing. Hoedspruit is located at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg Mountain, just west of Timbavati Game Reserve and Klaserie Nature Reserve, and within half an hour’s drive of Kruger’s Orpen gate.

Apart from the wildlife, visitors flock to the area to explore the Panorama Route’s jaw-dropping landscapes and cultural heritage. The Panorama Route includes all the most beautiful views and vistas, waterfalls and natural wonders of the South African Lowveld. Points to check off your list are Graskop Gorge, Pinnacle Rock, God’s Window, Wonder View, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, and Blyde River Canyon. Remarkable waterfalls to include on your itinerary are Lone Creek Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Sabie Falls, Forest Falls, Mac Mac Pools, Mac Mac Falls, Berlin Falls, and Lisbon Falls. These can all be viewed on your route between AfriCamps at Hoedspruit and AfriCamps at Mackers in Hazyview.

Combine all of this with South Africa’s best weather and we’re onto a winner. December to February can reach up to 40˚C and winter months’ average temperature is 24˚C. We are so ready to soak up the African sun on safari in Limpopo!

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

Limited spots available for the upcoming peak season! Each self-catering glamping tent sleeps up to 5 guests in 2 bedrooms. 

A family of 5 can stay from R2865 pn!

3-NIGHT SPECIAL

R4290 for 3 nights per couple during high season. That’s R715 pppn!
Rates are based on 2 guests sharing

Available for stays until 9 December 2020

T’s & C’s apply

SUMMER IS HERE!

Stay from R1540 per couple per night until 10 December 2020.

Extra adults are R275 pn, kids aged 3-16 are R175 pn and kids under 3 stay free!

T’s & C’s apply

VIDEO: GLAMPING IN HOEDSPRUIT

AfriCamps at Hoedspruit tents dot around a magnificent dam popular for catch-and-release fishing. Take a look!

About the tents

EXPLORE  HOEDSPRUIT

Things to do

AfriCamps at Hoedpsruit offers great fishing and safari experiences on the property but is also perfectly situated to explore the many natural wonders and sites surrounding it. 

DELIVERED TO YOUR TENT

Extras on the farm

Meals form a special part of any holiday in South Africa. AfriCamps offers delectable locally-sourced breakfast and braai baskets for guests to cook in their fully equipped kitchens or on the braai. Other extra services are also available on request.

Amenities

  • Africamps glamping11 AfriCamps tents
  • Africamps glamping sleeps up to 5 guests per tent
  • Africamps glamping2 Queen size extra length beds
  • Africamps glamping1 Single bunk bed
  • Africamps glampingOutdoor wood-fired hot tub
  • Africamps glampingPrivate bathroom with rain shower
  • Africamps glampingIndoor fireplace
  • Africamps glampingAir conditioning
  • Africamps glampingElectric blankets
  • Africamps glamping Cot and highchair on request
  • Africamps glamping Bar fridge
  • Africamps glamping Microwave
  • Africamps glamping4-burner gas stove
  • Africamps glampingCutlery and crockery for 5 guests
  • Africamps glamping All the little extras
  • Africamps glampingBraai facilities
  • Africamps glamping Breakfast & braai baskets to order
  • Africamps glampingWi-Fi at pool area
  • Africamps glampingOnsite shop
  • Africamps glampingSwimming pool
Your Hosts

Your wonderful hosts, Louwtjie and Monica look forward to welcoming you onto their farm to experience their piece of heaven in the Greater Kruger Lowveld.

The farm has been in the Roux family for over 70 years since it was bought in 1948. Louwtjie’s parents, Louw and Rebekka Roux took over the farm in 1989, to retire.

Louwtjie, who is also a qualified guide, fulfilled his career in tourism and nature conservation in the Kruger National Park, and thereafter in 1999, dedicated himself to the family farm as the fourth generation to settle here, with the ambition to create a homely tourist destination. The farm has since been a popular fishing, nature and safari destination, and from 1 November 2019, the newest addition to AfriCamps Boutique Glamping.

For the Roux’s, the opportunity to provide a travel destination that boasts comfort, style, homegrown hospitality, and rugged African bushveld, has always been an ambition. They consider providing a gateway to the Kruger National Park and the beautiful wilderness of the Lowveld, and providing travellers with an unforgettable experience, a privilege.

 

Check-in and check-out

Check-in: from 14:00 – 17:00 on day of arrival
Check-out: before 10:00 on day of departure

Check-in arrangements need to be made and guests are kindly requested to inform the specific AfriCamps host of their estimated time of arrival. This way you are ensured of a smooth check-in experience. You will receive the host’s telephone number in your bookings confirmation email. For check-in after 5pm please call the hosts at the camp to make arrangements.

Activities on the farm

Swimming
Go for a dip at the camp pool or unwind with a drink while watching from the poolside.

Canoeing
Guests are welcome to use the dam for rowing – the perfect place to angle from. Please bring your own canoes or kayaks and oars.

For the kids
Guests are welcome to bring bicycles for the kids. The kids love cycling around the camp. Take the kids to see how the game is fed! Feeding of game takes place between 17:00 and 18:00 daily.

Wood-fired Hot Tubs
All 11 tents have their own wood-fired hot tub. A wood-fired hot tub is the purest form of relaxation. After a day of exploring, relax while listening to the calming crackle of the fire. Or use it as a splash pool on the hotter days. Hoedspruit can reach temperatures in the 40s, so the private splash pool will be the hero of your glamping site in summer.

Fishing
This AfriCamps location is perfect for avid fishermen as all 11 tents are located on the dam. This spot has been a favourite among local fishermen for years and you can catch Carp, Bass, Bream, and Barbel typically weighing 10kgs!

Please note the following important fishing rules – we love our fish!
Carp Fishing: Only specimen anglers with correct fishing gear are allowed to fish carp. Fishing is strictly catch-and-release, no fish are allowed to be kept in kepnet. Unhooking mat compulsory and available at the camp. Weight slings only – no lip grippers are allowed. Guests are only allowed to fish carp with one hook and 1 swivel. The minimum line capacity is 15lb / 6.8kg. Carp should be handled in the water only, using an unhooking mat and landing net. No holding fish in gills. No breaking off. No carp sacks allowed. No uncooked or dry bait allowed.

Bass, Bream, Barbell Fishing: All fish are catch and release. Please handle the fish respectfully. No throwing of fish, please release in the water safely.

Please enquire from your host, Louwtjie for any specific fishing-related questions before arrival to make sure you have everything you need.

Fishing rates: Adults: R150pp per day | Children: R40pp per day

TOURS DEPARTING FROM THE CAMP

Full day Open vehicle Kruger Park Safari
Enjoy an open vehicle safari drive in the world-renowned Kruger National Park with the guidance of a qualified, experienced safari guide.
Duration: 5.30am – (+-) 4pm
Price: R1 580  
Includes: Entrance/conservation fees, Breakfast pack, qualified safari guide, full day game drive, (lunch at own cost)

Open vehicle morning Safari (Private Game Reserve)
Experience an off-roading private reserve safari in an open safari vehicle. An intimate and ultimate bushveld experience. Enjoy a snack breakfast in the wilds.
Duration: 6am – 8.30am
Price: R950
Includes: Entrance/conservation fees, light breakfast (tea/coffee/milk/ snacks), qualified safari guide, 2,5-hour game drive.

Open vehicle sunset safari (Private Game Reserve)
Experience an off-roading private reserve safari in an open safari vehicle. An intimate and ultimate bushveld experience. Enjoy a sundowner stop in the wilds.
Duration: 4.30pm – 7pm
Price: R950
Includes: Entrance/conservation fees, 1 beverage (beer or soft drink, extra beverages on order at reception) and snacks, qualified safari guide, 2,5-hour game drive.

Full day safari and scenery package
Gain first-hand knowledge concerning the importance of the conservation and rehabilitation of wild animals at Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre. Enjoy a boat cruise and a view site in the Blyde River Canyon, the third Deepest canyon in the world. End off the day with an open vehicle sunset safari. Enjoy snacks and drinks as the sun sets.

Duration: 8.30am – 3pm (Moholoholo & boat cruise) 4.30pm – 7pm (sunset safari)
Price: R2550
Includes: Transfers to and from camp, Rehab centre tour, 1-hour boat cruise, qualified safari guides and driver, packed lunch at Blyde Dam view point, open safari vehicle sunset game drive with 1 beverage (beer or soft drink, extra beverages on order at reception), sundowner snacks.

Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre and Blyde River Canyon boat cruise
Gain first-hand knowledge concerning the importance of the conservation and rehabilitation of wild animals at Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre. Enjoy a boat cruise and a view site in the Blyde River Canyon, the third Deepest canyon in the world.
Duration: 8.30am – 3pm
Price: R1 600
Includes: Transfers to and from camp, Rehab centre tour, 1-hour boat cruise, packed lunch at Blyde Dam view point.

Educational Nature Walk
Enjoy a guided nature walk that is aimed at learning about tracks and signs, medicinal uses of plants and trees, bird watching and general ‘small wonders’ of nature. Nyala, Zebra, Kudu and many other large mammals can be encountered.
Duration: 1,5 hours
Price: Adults R300, Children R200
Includes: Qualified nature guide, 1,5 hour guided walk, 500ml water, checklist.

Panorama tour
Meander through mountain passes and views of the Blyde River Canyon. Visit God’s window, Bourkes luck potholes and 2 waterfalls along the way. Lunch on traditional pancakes at the famous Harrie’s Pancakes.
Duration: 8am – 3pm
Price: R1 600
Includes: Qualified nature guide/driver, transfers to and from camp, entrance fees. (Lunch at own cost)

THIS ACTIVITY IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, PLEASE ENQUIRE AT RECEPTION ON ARRIVAL

Nourish NGO local village tour
A half-day excursion that involves interacting with school children and residents from a local village. Explore an Eco village hosted by spirited individuals that strive to help local communities and wildlife projects. End off the experience with a traditional meal prepared by the local people.
Duration: 8am – 1pm
Price: R450 (Funds will go towards the Nourish NGO)
Includes: Transfers to and from camp, Eco village tour, traditional lunch.

Exploring the area

Explore the magnificent Panorama Route
Take in the kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery, natural beauty and African diversity this route has to offer. The route includes God’s Window, Wonderview, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Graskop and the Three Rondawels overlooking the famous Blyde River Canyon.

Take a water Safari in the Blyde River Canyon
Enjoy the splendour of the world’s third largest Canyon, the Blyde River Canyon, with an interactive boat tour with a qualified site guide. Take in the sights and spot the rare fish species, hippos, crocodile and the African Fish eagles.

Visit the 8 falls of the Sabie Waterfalls Route
The Sabie Waterfalls Route is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets. There are more waterfalls here than anywhere else in southern Africa, and you’ll be astonished by their beauty and diversity.

Bourkes Luck Potholes
At the confluence of the Blyde River and the Treur River, thousands of years of water erosion have created a unique and otherworldly geological feature: huge cylindrical potholes in the sandstone bedrock. The effect is now a fascinating network of tunnels and tubes and interconnected whirling pools.

Graskop Gorge
Graskop Gorge is an ideal stop point for visitors. Stop here for the view, the forest, the 51m lift into the forest below, the food or the various adventure activities.

Spend time at the largest wildlife rehabilitation centre
Moholoholo rehabilitation centre offers guests the opportunity to interact with rehabilitated, injured, orphaned and poisoned animals such as raptors, vultures, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, honey badgers and orphaned rhino.

Take a Local Village Tour
Explore a local eco-village interacting with school children and residents. This tour is hosted by Nourish, an NGO that strive to help local communities and wildlife projects. End off the experience with a traditional meal prepared by the local people.

Take in views from above, in a Hot Air Balloon
Explore the Lowveld section of the Blyde River from above in a hot air balloon! Hoedspruit provides perfect hot air ballooning conditions and the scenes below are just spectacular.

Visit a local Reptile Park
Hoedspruit Reptile Centre focuses on the conservation of endangered reptiles and offers self-guided walks through the centre where visitors can spot snakes, iguanas, lizards, crocodiles and spiders.

Time for Adventure
Blyde Canyon Adventure Centre offer a variety of adventure activities: quad bikes, paint ball, a Blyde River boat cruise, kloofing, geckoing or scenic flights.

Meals and extras

Breakfast

We offer ‘Cook Your Own’ breakfast baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your breakfast basket when making your booking. Each breakfast baskets serving include:

Eggs
Bacon
Fruit Juice
2 Mini Beef sausages
Yoghurt
Muesli
Fresh seasonal fruit
White/Brown Bread
Butter and Jam
Medium roast coffee
Milk

Cost:
R130 per adult
R 90 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Breakfast baskets should be booked a day in advance.

Dinner

We offer ‘Cook-Your-Own’ traditional South African braai baskets which are placed in the tents for guests to prepare. Pre-order your braai basket when making your booking. Each braai basket serving includes:

200g Beef Rump steak
Venison kebab or Chicken kebab*
Smoked Bacon twister or Beef sausage*
Two Salads
Garlic roll or Traditional Braaibroodjie*
Something sweet
*Subject to availability

Cost:
R195 per adult
R125 per child (0 to 12 yrs)

Braai baskets should be booked a day in advance.

 

Other options

Lunch Packs
Lunch packs can be ordered subject to availability and subject to what is freshly available. Please ask your host for your options during your stay.

Restaurant in the area
Try these restaurants in the area during your day out:

The Hat & Creek (African cuisine and seafood, vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options)
Rumble Restaurant (Italian)
Sleepers Restaurant (Portuguese, and Italian)
Wild Dogz Burger Bar (Grill)
Blue Mountain Restaurant (Vegetarian-friendly)
24 Degrees South (Variety of shops and food options)

 

Rates

Our tents sleep up to 5 guests, but our rates are based on a two-person stay. Please note that the rates below are a price indication, please use our online bookings calendar to check live rates and availability. Extras like meals, activities and tours are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated.

Rates from 1 October 2020 – 30 September 2021

Low season
1 May 2021 to 30 June 2021
R1340 per couple sharing

High season
1 October 2020 to 10 December 2020
10 January 2021 to 30 April 2021
September 2021
R1840 per couple sharing 

Peak season
11 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
1 July 2021 – 31 August 2021

R2340 per couple sharing 

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Rates from 1 October 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Low season
1 May 2022 to 30 June 2022
R1390 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 9 December 2021
9 January 2022 to 30 April 2022
September 2022
R1890 per couple sharing 

Peak season
10 December – 8 January
1 July 2022 – 31 August 2022
R2390 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R275 per adult, R175 per child 3-16yr, child 0-2 years stay free

Terms and conditions

Please find our full terms and conditions here: www.africamps.com/terms-and-conditions

Accommodation

All tents sleep a maximum of 5 people. The following items or services are not included in the price, unless otherwise stated:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Activities & Tours
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Wood and firelighters for the indoor fireplace, outdoor wood-fired hot tub and braai (for sale at camp reception / shop)

Pets

Unfortunately no pets allowed on the farm.

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