They say once Africa gets a hold of you, you are changed forever - and once you have lived in Hoedspruit, living anywhere else would just not be the same.
Legend has it that Hoedspruit, which literally means ‘Hat Creek’, got its name when one of the town’s pioneers took of his hat and threw it into the Sandspruit river after a particularly tiring trek over the mountains in the characteristic Lowveld heat, making an impulsive decision to stay.
And what a decision it turned out to be! Today Hoedspruit is envied not only for its incredible scenery but also its prime location! Situated a stone’s throw away from the Kruger National Park, as well as the Klaserie and Timbavati private game reserves means that residents are in a position to enjoy African wildlife in a way many visitors from around the world would pay handsomely for.
Property in Hoedspruit
The lure of Hoedspruit lies in the escape it offers from the normal hustle and bustle from city life, it, therefore comes as no surprise that some of the most sought-after properties are situated in wildlife estates.
Some of these wildlife estates include Blyde Wildlife Estate, Grietjie Game Reserve, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Leadwood Wildlife Estate and Moditlo Nature Reserve. These estates not offer completed homes and the chance to invest in commercial lodges, but also vacant land where you can build your dream bushveld home.
Although it is hard to imagine not living in the bush when you think of Hoedspruit, homes within the buzz of this tourist destination are just as investment-worthy and there are many townhouses, freestanding properties and apartments to choose from.
There are various schools to choose from in Hoedspruit - Baobab Montessori Pre-School, Southern Cross School, Laerskool Mariepskop and Drakensig Primary School are just a few you will find here.
Due to the influx of tourists, Hoedspruit is well-equipped to ensure that all your daily needs are met. Whether you are looking for a night of delicious eating at one of the local restaurants or stocking up your grocery cupboards at one of the shopping centres.