TOURS & EXCURSIONS
We offer a variety of fantastic excursions to explore the natural beauty of South Africa and beyond.
BLYDE DAM BOAT RIDE
Take a boat-ride on the Blyde Dam where you can enjoy the splendor of the Blyde River Canyon.
An interpretation tour by a qualified guide takes you to the very rare living Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the Three Rondawels. Hippo’s, crocodiles and an abundance of birdlife, including the African Fish Eagle, are among the wildlife to be seen while learning about the natural history of the third largest canyon in the world.
Wildlife is brought to the Centre from all corners of South Africa.
Once these sick, injured or orphaned animals are healthy enough they are re-introduced back into their natural habitats.
Get the opportunity to touch one of Africa’s Big Cats or have a Vulture sit on your arm.
ENDANGERED SPECIES CENTRE
The Hoedspruit Research and Breeding Centre for Endangered Species initially established as a breeding programme for the endangered cheetah but following the enormous success of the Cheetah breeding programme, it has evolved into a legitimate breeding programme for other endangered African wildlife species.
Take a drive through the Centre in an Open Safari Vehicle and visit the vulture restaurant.
Experience these magnificent animals first hand!
A wonderful hour spent with six amazing creatures. The Elephant Interaction offers guests the opportunity to meet each elephant and exchange trunk greetings. Guests can touch the elephant’s skin; feel the different textures on both sides of their ears and underneath their feet and also offer tasty elephant treats to their hosts. Experienced Elephant Handlers will share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour.
SWAZILAND DAY TOUR
Swaziland, officially known as The Kingdom of Swaziland, is landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique. We will visit Swaziland’s top international artwork attraction, Ngwenya Glass with it’s most interesting glass designs made from 100% recycled glass.
We’ll also visit Swazi Candles in the Malkerns Valley where you can see the craftsmanship of the people who produce the most exquisite candles.
We’ll also stop at Magugu dam where we will have lunch (for your own account) and enjoy the breathtaking view. At the Swazi-market you will get the opportunity to buy some curios as gifts for family etc.
We’ll also drive by Lozitha Palace (home of His Majesty King Mswati III) and the university of Swaziland.
Take a scenic drive to experience the beauty of the “Panorama Route” in the Blyderiver Canyon, which is 60 km long and is the third largest canyon in the world.
There are a few viewpoints (God’s Window, The Pinnacle, The Three Rondawels) along the edge of the escarpment offering excellent views of the Blydedam, canyon and the river 600 m below.
The Berlin Falls can be reached by means of a foot path along the river where the water from the Berlin Creek falls down a 150 m drop into a large pool. The Lisbon Falls are at the point where the Blyderiver splits and large pools are formed before the water cascades over the sheer cliff to a pool 92 m below. The Mac Mac Falls viewpoint offers a spectacular view of this waterfall which was so names after the number of miners from Scottish descent.
The Bourke’s Luck Potholes are deep cylindrical holes formed by the action of the sand and rock carried down by the river when in flood. Visitors can obtain a close view from bridges specially constructed over the potholes. Also visit the historic town of Pilgrim’s rest which is now a National Monument. It was established in 1873 when the first significant gold strike in South Africa was made.