Warthog Rest Private Lodge


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From $225 / night

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Other

Situated a mere kilometer outside the beautiful town of Hoedspruit, the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a bushveld treasure and promises a luxurious experience with every visit! Accommodation is offered in a luxurious self catering lodge, set on a 5 000 m2 property overlooking the magnificent Mariepskop, part of the Northern Drakensberg.

The Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate offers you a memorable stay with the relaxing sounds of nature day and night. Our lodge is luxurious and perfect for either a family breakaway, stay-over on your trip to the Kruger Park, business retreats, honeymooners or just to rest and get away from it all. Wildlife such...Read more


Warthog Rest Private Lodge
Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
located in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details

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1 km from the town Hoedspruit - Co-Ordinates: S 24° 20.58 E 30° 57.29

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take highway towards Witbank/Middelburg, continue on the N4 direction Nelspruit, and take the Belfast off-ramp, then go past Dullstroom, Lydenburg and Ohrigstad until you reach Hoedspruit. Go through town until you go over the railway bridge, then turn right at the 4 way stop, then first left, past Pick 'n Pay centre [on the right] into the estate.

From Nelspruit: Take the R40 north direction Phalaborwa, go past White River, Hazyview and Bushbuckridge. Past Bushbuckridge, you will first get a turn off right towards Orpen gate. Drive past this turn off, then take the next turn off on your right, towards Phalaborwa. As you enter Hoedspruit, you'll see a Total petrol station on your left, and the Pick 'n Pay centre on your right. Turn off right (before you get to the 4 way stop, then continue straight – DO NOT turn off at the Pick 'n Pay centre on the right hand] after a few hundred metres, you will reach the security entrance to the estate. Guests had to pay in full 10 days prior to arrival whereafter an entry permit with key and map to the lodge will be ready for you to receive once full payment is confirmed.

Park free next to your lodge. Warthog Rest has a full-time [daily] housekeeper at your service.

Please enquiry about other 4-bed; 6-bed and 8-bed lodges we have to offer via the Warthog Rest Private Lodge website.

At the entrance to the gate of the Estate one can find many shops to stock-up for your holiday i.e. deli, boutiques, tourism shops, food-outlet store Pick & Pay, chemist, liquor store; butchery, two restaurants and much more! We offer a small tuck-tuck [scooter] service from your lodge to the shops and back. Small additional cost.

Day Trips & Tourism Info: Kruger National Park is close by for day-trips. Pack your picnic basket and get out there! Orpen gate is a mere 45 min. travel. While taking a relaxing game drive in the Hoedspruit Estate you can expect to see game such as warthog families, giraffes, variety of buck species, wildebeest and much more. The Estate is a bird lover's paradise with at least 50 species counted. Guided game walks [book in advance, additional fee] will bring you closer to nature and the well informed guide will be able to supply you with a lot of bush veld knowledge to answer your questions. Two elevated bird hides on dams in the Estate makes for wonderful silence! Hoedspruit is in the centre of Big 5 area. Wildlife activities in the Hoedspruit area incl. the Hoedspruit cheetah breeding project is 18km away, the Mholoholo rehabilitation [vultures, etc] at Kampersrus 28km and Swadini Snake Park 16km elephant back safaris can be undertaken at Kapama Game Reserve 10 min. drive. Scenic routes incl. the Panorama Route which is easily accessible with sights such as Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon (which is the third largest canyon in the world), Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, World's view, The Pinnacle, Lisbon Falls, Berlin Falls and the Graskop Gorge all within one and a half hour's drive time from the Estate. The town of Sabie, where one can visit the Mac-Mac falls, Mac-Mac Pools, Horseshoe Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Lone Creek Falls, is 173km away with romantic old world Pilgrim's Rest, one of the first mining towns in the area, merely 150km away from the Estate. Water activities: The Klaserie Dam where fishing and boating can be undertaken, is a mere 35km from Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. On the Blydepoort Dam game viewing excursions can be undertaken through registered Tour Operators. For the more adventurous, white river rafting can be undertaken on the Blyde River, in the Canyon or in the Olifants Gorge next to the Abel Erasmus Pass. Canoe trips can be undertaken on the calmer waters of the Blyde River below the Blydepoort Dam and on the Olifants River. A scenic game viewing and sundowner's boat cruise can be undertaken on the Olifants River close to Phalaborwa. Golfing: At Hoedspruit, the Drakensig Golf Club, which overlooks the picturesque Drakensberg Mountains, boasts a 9-hole course. The famous Hans Merensky Golf Course is situated at Phalaborwa 75km away. This 18-hole course, where animals have the right of way, is situated on the edge of the Kruger Park

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Last updated on November 16, 2012
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Various discounts, from 5 - 20%, depending on quantity of people and duration of stay. Contact us.


  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Fireplace
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Private Chef
  • Washing Machine
  • Safe
  • Clothes Dryer
  • A/C or climate control
  • Firewood Provided
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Central heating
Phone / Internet
  • Fax Machine
  • Internet Access
  • High Speed Internet
Pool / Spa
  • Private Pool
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Mountain Views
  • Electric Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove or Oven
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Television
  • Cable TV
  • Radio
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 150 square meters

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