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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!

3-NIGHT SPECIAL

Reduced nightly rates when you book our 3-night glamping specials. Stay longer for less!

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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. You will receive an sms message from your host in advance of your stay.

Malaria risk

Although Hoedspruit is a low risk malaria area, we recommend you consult your doctor about the necessary precautions, especially if you are visiting Kruger National Park during your stay. Your doctor will have the most up to date information about low, medium, and high risk areas.

Malaria is mosquito borne disease transmitted exclusively through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. The highest risk period is between November and April – the end of the summer rainy season. 

Music

Out of consideration for fellow guests, no noise, parties or music is allowed in the camp unless the guest has booked the entire camp. This is a family-friendly camp and we aim to maintain a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.

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 the game takes place between 17h00 and 18h00 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 keepnets. 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 is 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

Spa treatments at your tent
Enjoy a relaxing massage or manicure/pedicure in the privacy of your own accommodation.

Full body massage (60 min): R750 pp
Back, neck, shoulders (60 min): R750 pp
Luxurious mani & pedi: R550 pp
Mani & pedi combo: R700 pp

*Advanced bookings are essential

TOURS DEPARTING FROM THE CAMP

All tours are subject to availability and weather permitting. Add these tours to your booking to indicate interest and confirm your booking on arrival at camp.

1. Full day open vehicle Kruger Park safari

Enjoy an open vehicle safari in the world-renowned Kruger National Park with the guidance of a qualified, experienced safari guide. With a huge diversity of Fauna and Flora and endless views, Kruger Park never fails to impress. Throughout the day you will have a breakfast and lunch stop, as well as short stops to relax.

Duration: 06h00 – 17h00 (Winter/Autumn) | 05h30 – 16h30 (Summer/Spring)
Includes: Pick up and drop off at your tent, 500ml water, ice, qualified safari guide, 8 hours open vehicle game drive time.
Excludes: Entrance fees, meals (bring your own or purchase in KNP), and beverages.

Price:
Single person: R3600 pp | R475 pp under 12 years
2 Persons: R1795 pp | R350 pp under 12 years
3 Persons: R1250 pp | R345 pp under 12 years
4 Persons: R995 pp | R300 pp under 12 years
5 Persons: R795 pp | R295 pp under 12 years
6 Persons: R695 pp | R250 pp under 12 years
7 Persons: R595 pp | R240 pp under 12 years
8 Persons: R550 pp | R230 pp under 12 years
9 Persons: R495 pp | R225 pp under 12 years
10 Persons: R470 pp | R200 pp under 12 years
Private vehicle: R5600 per group

2. Morning/sunset open vehicle safari in big 5 reserve

Enjoy an open vehicle safari with the guidance of a qualified, experienced safari guide in the world-renowned Kruger National Park, home to the big 5 and an array of wildlife and unspoiled bushveld.

Duration: Morning drive 05h15 – 10h00 | Sunset drive 14h15 – 19h00
Price: Single person: R1800 pp | R980 pp/R755 pp under 12 years
Includes: Pick up and drop off at your tent, 500ml water, ice, qualified safari guide, 3-hour game drive, and entrance and conservation fees.
Excludes: Snacks and drinks.

3. Sunset safari and dinner in a five-star private game reserve

Search for the big 5 and an array of wildlife on this exclusive open vehicle safari experience. Enjoy a sundowner stop in the bushveld, and end off with a three-course meal in a five-star private lodge.

Duration: 14h30 – 21h0
Price: Incl. dinner: R1530 per adult / R1250 per child under 12 | Excl. dinner: R1300 per adult / R1100 per child under 12
Includes: Transfers to and from camp, 3-hour sunset open vehicle safari, one sundowner drink and snacks, three-course dinner, qualified guides and drivers
Excludes: Additional drinks (purchased at the lodge)

4. Guided big 5 reserve bushwalk

An exclusive opportunity to walk in the wild with experienced and qualified armed rangers within a renowned big 5 private game reserve. Learn about the big and small, possibly encounter large mammals, or simply dwell in the tranquillity of natures’ song.

Duration: 5 hours (3-hour walk)
Time: Flexible (sunrise advisable)
Price: R1350 pp (minimum age of 12 years)
Includes: One cooldrink/bottled water, transfers to and from camp, entrance and conservation fees and qualified guides and drivers

*Ensure to wear suitable walking shoes and clothing (neutral coloured) to avoid thorns and grass seeds.

5. Guided nature walk

Discover the small wonders of nature on a guided nature walk, birding, plant life, insects, tracks and signs, and animals such as Zebra, Kudu, Nyala, Warthog, Waterbuck and more, in the bushveld surrounding the camp.

Duration: 2 hours (flexible time – morning or afternoon)
Price: R250 pp/R100 per child under 12
Includes: 500ml water and qualified guide

*No children under 6 years
*Ensure to wear suitable walking shoes and clothing (neutral coloured) to avoid thorns and grass seeds.

6. Panorama tour

Meander through mountain passes and views of the deepest green canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon, and the Northern Drakensberg Mountains. Learn about the history of the area and visit beautiful sites such as Three Rondawels, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck potholes and two waterfalls along the way. Lunch to be enjoyed in the town of Graskop.

Duration: 07h00 – 16h00
Price: R1650 per adult/R1150 per child under 12, kids under 2 are free of charge.
Includes: Qualified nature guide & driver, entrance & conservation fees, and 500ml water/fruit juice.
Excludes: Meals (lunch purchased in Graskop)

COMBOS

COMBO 1: Five-star reserve sunset safari, dinner and scenic package

Includes a wildlife rehab tour, Blyde Canyon boat cruise and sunset safari and dinner in a private game reserve.

Gain first-hand knowledge concerning the importance of the conservation and rehabilitation of wild animals at Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre. View vultures and eagles, large predators and STOFFEL the honey badger. Enjoy a boat cruise in the Blyde River Canyon, the largest green canyon in the world, where you are surrounded by majestic views and have a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, birds and various antelope species. Enjoy the best of the African bushveld, and excellent cuisine in a renowned private game reserve. On arrival at the game lodge, a welcome drink settles you in, and have some time to order a drink from the bar and enjoy the surroundings before departing on a 3-hour sunset safari at 16h00. You are guided by professional nature guides and trackers, that will be in communication with all other vehicles on a drive and search for the famous big 5 and much more. Enjoy a sundowner stop in the bush while the sunsets. On returning to the lodge at 19h00, you will be escorted to the dining area for a three-course dinner (all dietary requirements catered for). After dinner you are then transferred back to your accommodation, returning approximately 21h30.

Duration: Can be split into 2 days (recommended)
Price: R2495 per adult / R1750 per child under 12
Includes: Transfers to and from camp, 2-hour wildlife rehab centre tour, 1.5-hour boat cruise, qualified safari guides and driver, 3-hour open safari vehicle sunset safari/1 sundowner drink and sundowner snacks, 500ml water, ice, 3-course dinner (beers, soft drinks, beverages on order at game lodge), all park entrance and conservation fees.
Excludes: Meals (besides boma dinner), beverages, gratuities

COMBO 2: Big 5 safari and scenic package

Includes a wildlife rehab tour, Blyde Canyon boat cruise and a big 5 sunset or morning safari.

You can gain first-hand knowledge concerning the importance of the conservation and rehabilitation of wild animals at Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre. View vultures and eagles, large predators and STOFFEL the honey badger. We then travel to a view site overlooking the Blyde Canyon dam (Here you can enjoy a self-prepared lunch). Enjoy a boat cruise in the Blyde River Canyon, the largest green canyon in the world, where you are surrounded by majestic views and have a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, birds and various antelope species. Experience an off-roading private reserve safari in an open safari vehicle. An intimate and ultimate bushveld experience that focuses on the general game, birding, plant life, and the multitude of smaller creatures that inhabit the bushveld. We have the opportunity to see white lions (enclosed)which are part of a breeding project aimed at the protection and survival of this unique species, and search the wilds for the great variety of large mammals on the reserve, including Leopard, Cape buffalo, Spotted hyaena, Giraffe and many many more. Enjoy a light breakfast or sundowner snacks in the wilds.

*The sunset safari can be moved to a second day, depending on your length of stay, or changed to a morning safari.

Duration: Can be split into 2 days (recommended)
Price:
R1950 per adult | R1445 per child under 12
Includes: 2-hour rehab centre tour/1.5 hour boat cruise/Blyde dam view site (lunch stop)/3-hour sunset or morning safari/500ml water/ice /qualified guides/entrance and conservation fees/transfers from and to your accommodation.
Excludes: Meals (besides boma dinner), beverages, gratuities

COMBO 3: Wildlife rehab centre and canyon boat cruise

See a variety of animals at close range, from eagles/vultures to lions and hyenas, and STOFFEL the Honeybadger on a guided walk and talk tour at Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre. Discover the beauty of the Blyde River Canyon on a relaxing boat cruise.

Duration: 08h30 – 15h30
Price: R1205 per adult | R805 per child under 12
Includes: 2 hr rehab Centre tour, 1,5 hr boat cruise/Blyde dam view site (lunch stop)/500ml water/ice /qualified guides/entrance and conservation fees/transfers from and to your accommodation.
Excludes: Meals and drinks.

As a single activity:

Boat cruise
Times: 09h00/11h00/13h00/15h00)
Price: R985 per adult | R695 per child under 12

Rehab Centre
Times: 09h00/15h00
Price: R835 per adult | R620 per child under 12

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. Enquire from our reservations team for more information.

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

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 2021 – 30 Sept 2022

Low season (Weekdays)
2 May 2022 to 30 June 2022 (Weekdays: Sun – Thurs)
R1390 per couple sharing

Low season (Weekdays)
2 May 2022 to 30 June 2022 (Weekends: Fri – Sat)
R1640 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 9 December 2021
9 January 2022 to 1 May 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

Rates from 1 October 2022 – 30 Sept 2023

Low season (Weekdays)
1 May 2023 to 30 June 2023 (Weekdays: Sun – Thurs)
R1440 per couple sharing

Low season (Weekends)
1 May 2023 to 30 June 2023 (Weekends: Fri – Sat)
R1690 per couple sharing

High Season
1 October to 8 December 2022
8 January to 30 April 2023
15 – 17 June 2023
September 2023
R1940 per couple sharing 

Peak season
9 December 2022 – 7 January 2023
1 July – 31 August 2023
R2440 per couple sharing

* Rates for additional Guests (up to 5 guests per tent allowed):
R295 per adult, R195 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)

Music

No music or parties are allowed unless you have reserved the entire camp for your function. This is a family-friendly camp and we aim to maintain a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.

Pets

Unfortunately no pets allowed on the farm.

Day Visitors

Strictly no day visitors unless arranged with property owners. A fee will apply.

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