Things to do...
Things to do in Hoedspruit


  • Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation Centre (HERD)
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Jessica the Hippo
  • Kruger Day Trip
  • Big 5 Game Drives
  • Hoedspruit Reptile Centre


  • Panorama Route
  • God’s Windo
  • Bourke’s Potholes
  • Three Sisters
  • Magoebaskloof
  • Mariepskop (highest peak in the northern Drakensberg)
  • Helicopter Rides and Safari
  • Hot Air Balloon Tour
  • Blyde Canyon Boat Cruise
  • Quadbike Tours


  • Hoedspruit Brewery – beer tasting.
  • Zwakala Brewery
  • Aerotel Dining
  • Khaya Ndlovu Manor
  • The Hat and Creek Restaurant
  • Three Bridges Restaurant
  • Farmers market (first and last Saturday of the month)

Explore the Hoedspruit area, it’s sure to not disappoint

Things to do at Bushveld Bivouac

Unlike many reserves in the area, and bearing in mind that Bushveld Bivouac is safe for walking and cycling and we have a network of beautiful walking trails and gravel roads for mountain biking.

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Guided and birding walks
Walks on the reserve with a fully qualified professional guide can be arranged but must be booked when reserving your stay and paid in advance.
Spa treatments
Hoedspruit and the surrounding area offer several world-class spas. Treatments can also be arranged in the privacy of your own deck should you prefer. Treatments are dependent on availability & must be booked a minimum of 5 days in advance.
Game drives
Game drives on our reserve can be pre-booked and are an additional cost per person including refreshments. We will also be delighted to arrange for day trips to the nearby Kruger Park with a reputable local guide. TIMES: Summer AM (06:30-08:30) PM (16:30 – 18:30) | Winter AM (07:00 – 09:00) PM (16:00 – 18:00)
Both Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa have a number of excellent and well-stocked supermarkets and Samey’s Viva Garage diagonally opposite the entrance to the reserve has a not-to-be-missed butchery along with a range of essential goods as well as a good choice of wine, beer and spirits. Hoedspruit also has the added advantage of a first-rate vegan food shop, several pharmacies, and a number of quaint local shops offering everything from curios to beautiful linen wear.
Airport shuttle
Additional cost. Please enquire.
Grocery shopping service before arrival
Additional cost. Please enquire.
Sunset/sunrise drive on Bushveld Bivouac
Additional cost. Please enquire.
Bike rental
We have both eBikes and mountain bikes available to rent | Additional cost. Pre-booking is essential | Rental includes tyre repair kit and helmet. To match the correct size bike to a rider, please provide all riders’ heights at the time of booking.
Bring your own and explore our tracks to your heart’s content.
Bush walks
Either alone or with us should you prefer company.
Bushveld Bivouac has incredible birding possibilities.
Bushveld Bivouac has wonderful diversity of trees, shrubs and flowers.
Chilling on your private deck
Cooling off in your private plunge pool | Star-gazing
Although Bushveld Bivouac is self-catering, we offer a range of delicious picnic baskets that can be delivered to your unit, as well as a limited range of pre-cooked meals that you can heat up.

It’s all about walking, mountain biking, or simply soaking up your surroundings