Your gateway to Kruger and the Panorama Route

Your gateway to the iconic Kruger National Park (South Africa’s largest and Africa’s second-largest park) lies on the fringes of Mpumalanga’s picturesque Panorama Route, home to treasures such as the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God’s Window. The unassuming town of Hoedspruit is located halfway between both attractions, making it the ideal base and entry point from which to explore the region.

Visitors can take daytrips into the nearby park and reserves such as Timbavati Game Reserve and Manyeleti Game Reservewhich are a stone’s throw away. The impressive Blyde River Canyon and its nearby waterfalls and viewpoints along with the game-rich landscapes of Kruger are both approximately an hour away; while the land between the two is known as the Kruger-to-Canyons Biosphere. Visitors can go hot-air ballooning, hiking, and white-water rafting, or enjoy nearby spas, day safaris, and the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport has long operated as the doorway to Kruger and with daily flights arriving from Johannesburgand Cape Town it isn’t hard to see why. With an array of airstrips throughout Kruger and its Kruger Private Concessionsareas and reserves, most are easily connected with flights into Eastgate. The Blyde River Canyon and Kruger National Park are both approximately one hour away from Hoedspruit.

Highlights

  • Located approximately one hour away from both the Blyde River Canyon and the Kruger National Park, making its location ideal
  • Eastgate Airport is the gateway to the region with daily flights arriving from Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • The perfect base from which to explore the Panorama Route and the Kruger National Park and its private reserves and concessions
  • Manyeleti and Timbavati are both located just on the outskirts of town and visitors can enjoy day trips to these reserves

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