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CatherineReichardt Says: (work in progress)Although maribou storks are fascinating in terms of their ecological niche, they are the sort of animals that you strongly suspect that only a mother could love!Firstly, they are Africa's largest stork, and in stark contrast to the willowy profile of their...
CatherineReichardt Says: (work in progress)Where to start? Well, for fear of eulogising from the outset, in my opinion, night drives are the single most exciting and atmospheric experience that you can have in the bush! At night, the bush comes alive, as many species are nocturnal, and you get to...
CatherineReichardt Says: (work in progress)The Big Five and large game are all well and good, but for me, one of the immense charms of time spent in the bush is that you get the opportunity to appreciate all aspects of nature, large and small, rare and commonplace.Whether it's the gecko that lurks...
CatherineReichardt Says: (work in progress)This photo is a response to a common query on the Africa fora concerning whether young children can enjoy game spotting or safaris.We are lucky enough to live in a country which offers a wealth of affordable and accessible game spotting opportunities, and...
I don?t have a favorite restaurant but depending on what you looking for Hoedspruit will certainly cater for you. Hoedspruit is the only place where you will find a Wimpy that is not Red and White but decorated with an African theme. There are also many other small restaurants in the surroundings. Some of the lodges also cater for the hungry tourist. Some of the restaurants do not take credit cards so make sure you have cash at hand.
Here is a list of restaurants that you might visit.
2. Blyde Club
3. Blyde Canyon Steakhouse
4. Cotton Club Caf?
6. Hoedspruit Deep-sea angling club
8. Matumi Game Lodge
9. Moholoholo Ya Mati
10. Mad Dogz
13. Wildebeest Lapa
15. Zuleika Country Lodge
16. Trading Post
17. Ambri Africa
18. Jos Mac?s
Updated Apr 15, 2006
CatherineReichardt Says: If you're looking for a more civilised way to travel to Hoedspruit (at least a 5 hour car journey), why not consider the Premier Classe sleeper service? I regret to admit that I have yet to do this myself, but I am certainly keen to give this a go!Whilst not as luxurious as...
CatherineReichardt Says: Hoedspruit is a lovely spot, but is not the most readily accessible place from the large urban centres of South Africa, especially if you're going for a short period (such as a weekend). In order to avoid a long car journey from Johannesburg (at least 5 hours each way), we...
CatherineReichardt Says: The Lowveld of South Africa (the flat plain on the eastern side of the Drakensberg has a semi tropical environment that is ideal for the cultivation of tropical fruit.In the Hoedspruit area, the main crops are mangoes and lychees in summer, and citrus fruit (predominantly...
CatherineReichardt Says: (work in progress)Vistors are not allowed to drive off road is allowed in any of South Africa's national or provincial game reserves. In private reserves, game rangers may take vehicles off road - for example, to view animal kills - but this is the exception rather than the...
CatherineReichardt Says: I would caution you to be a little conservative in calculating travel times when you're planning your itinerary in the scenic eastern part of Mpumulanga.Because of the steep topography, distances that look short 'as the crow flies' on the map often take much longer to cover...