Tours - Local
There is a lot to see and do in our immediate area. Here are just a few of the places, and guide prices (for 2011). More information and links can be found below. Prices by 2018 are UP (of course) by 50% to 300% depending on which venue you may be visiting. Tourists take courage, the numbers look big in Rands, but are quite reasonable once you convert back to Dollars, Pounds or Euros.
- Maholoholo (14 km) .. R100pp
- Cheetah project (2 km) .. R120pp
- Reptile park .. R45pp
- Blyde Canyon .. R5 per car per gate
- Blyde Dam & waterfall hike .. R5 per car
- Village & dancing (7 km) .. R50pp
- Kruger daytrips (40 km) .. petrol + DCF* pp
- Famous fences game drives .. petrol costs only
* - "Daily Car Fee" charges for day visitors (may vary at their will or whim). We joke that the chap in the animated image did not pay his DCF ... pain!!
We are very centrally situated for easy access to many major tourist attractions.
"Nestled in a picturesque setting at the base of the Drakensberg
escarpment in the Limpopo Province's Lowveld of South Africa, Maholoholo
('The Very Great One') has become a haven for the rehabilitation and care
of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife."
» read more (maholoholo.co.za)
"The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre focuses on the conservation
of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of
their core disciplines."
» read more (hesc.co.za)
"The Khamai Reptile Centre is situated in South Africa's Limpopo
Province, 15km outside of the nearest town Hoedspruit. "Khamai" is an old
Greek word meaning Chameleon which essentially means little lion. These
completely harmless reptiles are feared by many inhabitants of Africa."
» read more (khamai.co.za)
"The Blyde River Canyon (renamed the Motlatse in recent years) is the third
deepest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon in the western U.S. and
Namibia's Fish River Canyon). It ranks as one of the most spectacular sights in
Africa. This great Escarpment is the kind of place where brochures and guide books
run out of original adjectives to describe the fresh mountain scenery and
magnificent panoramic views over cliffs rising 600m-800m from the river bed.
The entire canyon extends over twenty kilometres in length."
» read more (kruger2canyons.com)
The "rock of fear" atop the Blyde / Motlatse Canyon.
"Nyani Cultural Village has been reconstructed to resemble an
authentic Shangaan village of some 50 plus years ago. Visitors to the
village are guided and entertained by the host, Axon Khoza, who enjoys
an intimate knowledge of the Shangaan culture and history. Together
with members and relations of his family, all present on site, visitors
are given the opportunity to share in the activities of such a village
of the past."
» (YouTube) 1st half
"The wildlife of Africa is the world's greatest heritage, drawing
millions of visitors from around the globe to the legendary game parks
and the Kruger Park is easily the best place to experience it all. The
internationally renowned Kruger National Park, boasts the most diverse
game viewing experience in Africa. No national park anywhere in the
world can match what Kruger National Park in South Africa has to offer."
» read more (krugerpark.co.za)
Andre's intimate knowledge of the area and its history makes for a fascinating drive tour along some of the 'famous fences'. Prepare to be surprised and fall in love with the bush. Ask about pricing and booking.
A herd of giraffe on our 'famous fences' drive.