A Wilderness in Your Back Yard!Always something interesting to see on your way...
Taking a walk through Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, home of eKhaya Bush Villa, is one of the best things about staying with us! The estate is home to a variety of wildlife and amazing bird species, so there’s always something interesting to see on your way.
The entire central section of the estate is designated as a green belt and has been left as a wilderness area, with its own network of roads, hiking and mountain bike trails. And because we don’t have elephant, buffalo, rhino or lion, this means you can explore to your heart’s content, either on four wheels, two or even on four legs – African Dream Horse Safaris are based on the estate and offer outrides.
We encourage all of our guests to take some time out of their schedules to explore their own “back yard” and can even organise a packed lunch and a few drinks so that they can stop alongside one of our dams and have a picnic in paradise!
It pays to bring a pair of binoculars with you when you visit, because the birdlife on the estate is particularly spectacular… You can spot fish eagles and other large birds of prey as well as the smaller, more colourful species, from hornbills to woodpeckers, guineafowl to barbets and francolins to orioles. We’ve got lots of reference books on hand to help you identify what you spot, so all you have to do is make sure your eyes are open and ready to find amazing things.
You’ll also see lots of game on your walks, from our lovely little grey duikers and warthogs to impala and kudu. We’ve got a healthy population of giraffe as well, and lots of zebra, waterbuck and wildebeest too, and all quite literally on the doorstep!