So much to do and see during your visit...Adventure literally on your doorstep...
When you visit the Greater Kruger Region, excitement is very much on par for the course, with adventure literally on your doorstep thanks to a host of exciting things to see and places to visit during your stay with us at eKhaya Bush Villa.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an African safari without a full-day guided game drive in the world famous Kruger National Park where the Big Five awaits in this beautiful, untamed African wilderness. We recommend this incredible experience to all of our guests, waking them up before dawn, filling them with coffee and muffins and waving them off on their adventure with a scrumptious packed breakfast.
There’s nothing to compare to the thrill of being on an open game vehicle, learning all about the bush from an experienced safari guide and getting up close and personal with some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife species in its most famous national park.
We also arrange morning and evening game drives in some of the smaller, private reserves bordering the Kruger National Park, allowing guests to make the most of the amazing wilderness areas that surround us. And there’s always the opportunity to go for a walk or drive on our beautiful “home” – the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate – where you can see a variety of wildlife including giraffe, zebra, kudu, warthog, waterbuck, impala and many other plains game. If you like we can arrange for you to hire a mountain bike allowing you to explore the reserve on two wheels! There’s more than 25km of walking and biking trails on the estate. Or you can explore on horseback, with assistance from the stables just down from the entrance to the estate, if you’d prefer.
Our little hometown of Hoedspruit also offers a lot in the way of exploration and eating out, with a variety of wonderful restaurants, art galleries, curio shops and boutiques on hand to meet your retail therapy requirements.
Another big drawcard which towers over our lovely little town – the Drakensberg Escarpment. You can take a full-day tour of the impressive Panorama Route, offering you the chance to explore the mountains and witness the incredible views and geological formations like Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Graskop Gorge and a selection of beautiful waterfalls. Or take a drive up Mariepskop – the highest peak in the Escarpment – where on a very clear day you could catch a glimpse of the Indian Ocean!
Helicopter and light-aircraft aerial tours are also a great way to experience the Greater Kruger region and Kruger to Canyon Biosphere, giving you a whole new perspective on this wonderful part of South Africa. Or you could try microlighting and spotting game from the air!
We also recommend visits to some of our local wildlife rehabilitation centers where you can find out more about conservation in the area and the work being done to protect rare and endangered wildlife species.
It’s also important to remember that sometimes what you need most is to do absolutely nothing! No matter how active you are, there’s nothing to beat just sitting by eKhaya Bush Villa’s sparkling swimming pool, with a cool and refreshing drink in your hand while enjoying the warmth of the African sun on your skin.
374 Kierrieklapper Street, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, 1380, Limpopo Province, South Africa