What to do

The Giraffe Lodge is located in one of the most stunning areas of South Africa. The resort is well known among tourists not just for its proximity to the Kruger Park (about 40 minutes away from the Orpen Gate) but also because it accommodates a number of private reserves of the highest standard, which are home of a wide variety of animals and the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo).
Hoedspruit is not only the ideal place for Safari lovers, but it also offers many opportunities for excursions, sports and family activities. It is possible to go biking and horse riding within the Wildlife Estate and with the chance of undertaking amazing adventure trails or flying over streams and crossing forests with canopies.
In close proximity, it is possible to book flights on hot-air balloons or micro-light aircraft. For golf lovers there are two easily accessible golf courses, one of them is the Hans Merensky, which is certainly one of the most incredible 18 holes golf courses in the world.
Hoedspruit is strategically located near the Drakensberg Mountains; tours depart from there and take you to the beautiful and renowned Panaroma Route (Graskop, Pinnacle Rock, God’s window, Pilgrim’s Rest and Bourke’s Luck Potholes).
The spectacular Blyde River Canyon and the three rondavelas are easily reachable in about half an hour and you can also admire them from the water, with an enjoyable boat trip, that departs from the Blyde River Dam.

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