How to travel to Hoedspruit South Africa

Hoedspruit, located in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, is a popular destination for wildlife enthusiasts and safari lovers. Home to the famous Kruger National Park and other game reserves, Hoedspruit offers a range of activities for tourists such as game drives, guided walks, bird watching, and hot air balloon rides. If you are planning to travel to Hoedspruit, here are some options to consider.

How to travel to Hoedspruit

Fly to Hoedspruit Airport (Eastgate)

Hoedspruit Airport is the closest airport to Hoedspruit and is located about 10 kilometers outside of the town. You can fly to Hoedspruit Airport from Johannesburg or Cape Town on scheduled airlines like Airlink and CEM Air. Alternatively, you can book a private charter flight or a helicopter transfer to Hoedspruit.

Drive to Hoedspruit

If you prefer to drive, you can rent a car from Johannesburg (5 hour+ driver) or Cape Town (very long drive) and drive to Hoedspruit. The drive from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit is approximately 5 hours, and the drive from Cape Town to Hoedspruit is around 16 hours. Make sure to plan your route and stops along the way to break up the journey. Dullstroom is a beautiful  place to break up the trip for a night or have a good lunch. 

Take a Bus or Shuttle to Hoedspruit

Several bus companies and shuttle services offer transport to Hoedspruit from Johannesburg and Pretoria. These services operate on a scheduled basis and provide comfortable and affordable transport options. Some popular companies include Safari Link and Swift Shuttles.

Book a Guided Tour in Hoedspruit

If you prefer a hassle-free and fully guided travel experience, you can book a tour to Hoedspruit. Many tour operators offer packages that include transport, accommodation, and activities. You can choose from a range of options, including budget-friendly tours, luxury tours, and family-friendly tours. For a good private safari in the area we recommend Safari Reinhardt.

YOLO: Take the train to Hoedspruit

In the old days this was the main method of transport to Hoedspruit. Since then this option has become less and less reliable and you are likely better off traveling with one of the previous option. 

Have a safe trip to Hoedspruit!

In conclusion, there are several options to travel to Hoedspruit depending on your preference and budget. Whether you choose to fly, drive, take a bus, book a tour, or take the train, Hoedspruit is a destination worth visiting for its beautiful scenery, rich wildlife, and unique experiences.

Travel safe!