Time for a summer break in Hoedspruit!
Join us at eKhaya Bush Villa for the festive season
Summer is almost here, with just another month to go until our favourite season here at eKhaya, when the wonderful African bush that surrounds us becomes lush and verdant and there are baby animals everywhere.
We’ve already had the first downpours of our seasonal rains and are already seeing fresh green shoots sprouting everywhere. A few of our warthogs have already had their babies and the summer migrant bird species are arriving by the day.
Of course, the prelude to summer means something else is just around the corner – Christmas! We’re gearing up for the festive season and the long, lazy Lowveld summer days when sitting by the pool with a cool, refreshing drink and a great book is the way to go!
If you’ve not made plans for the holiday period, now’s the time to get some inspiration and we’d be happy to help! Spending some quality time in the fabulous Greater Kruger region is a great option, exploring the sights and sounds of wild Africa and the amazing attractions around Hoedspruit, South Africa’s safari capital.
eKhaya Bush Villa is the perfect base from which to explore this wonderful region. There’s so much to do around here, from touring the wonderful Panorama Route and exploring amazing attractions like Bourke’s Luck Potholes; the Graskop Gorge Lift that takes you down a vertical cliff face to the bottom of Graskop Gorge; incredible views out over the Blyde River Canyon and an array of magical waterfalls.
You can hike around the Drakensberg escarpment, take a cruise on the Blyde Dam or the Olifants river, drive to the peak of magnificent Mariepskop for what has to be one of the best views in South Africa or take a picnic and relax in the shade next to the Blyde river, swimming in secluded pools and wondering at the majestic scenery…
Here on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate we have a wonderful network of mountain bike and hiking trails and you can also explore on horseback with our friends at African Dream Horse Safaris, based just inside the gate. Or how about a guided bush walk or game drive, if you’d rather tap into the amazing knowledge of one of our local safari guides?
Hoedspruit itself has a lot to offer with its range of great restaurants, eateries, galleries, curio shops and cafes and is well worth exploring. So come and get into the swing of summer with us – who knows, perhaps you’ll never leave!