Hoedspruit at a glance
Hoedspruit – loosely translated from Afrikaans as “Hat Creek” – is a wildlife and eco-tourist haven, situated in the Mopani district at the heart of the central Lowveld in the Limpopo Province. More specifically Hoedspruit is a quaint town located in an “eco-hotspot” at the foot of the “Klein Drakensberg” along the old Selati railway route between Phalaborwa and Kaapmuiden.
This outdoor paradise, with its unequalled lifestyle, lush vegetation, and timeless charm – gives Hoedspruit property owners, tourists and conservationists an enviable location indeed! This includes access to some of the best game reserves including several forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, such as the internationally acclaimed Timbavati. Properties for sale in Hoedspruit are highly sought-after due to the beautifully serene environment that the town’s location offers.
What is the Hoedspruit property market made up of?
The market composition for Hoedspruit real estate is quite unusual as it consists of around 65% residential or Hoedspruit lifestyle estate properties, around 23% more traditional freehold properties and some 12% sectional title properties.
The main component of the Hoedspruit market are lifestyle residential estates, including a selection of wildlife estates such as Elephant Rock Eco Estate, Modilto Nature Reserve, Raptors View, Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and Leopard Rock, others are on the banks of the Blyde River and have stunning mountain views like the popular Blyde Wildlife Estate and Canyon Game Reserve.
This does however speak volumes of the tremendous development and investment potential in the area as well as its appeal to property purchasers and investors. Hoedspruit properties for sale also offer premium lifestyle estate living for permanent residents and those who are purchasing purely “holiday homes”. The market stock of housing in Hoedspruit market composition, thriving tourist activities and natural beauty of the area, allows for hospitality and accommodation as well as the property rental sectors to flourish.
The Hoedspruit market is popular with overseas investors where they are able to lock up and go back to their countries, knowing their wildlife property investment is safe and secure within one of the many wildlife estates. The Hoedspruit climate appeals to many property investors, we experience a very mild winter and nice warm summers!
What educational, health, safety and recreational amenities are accessible to residents in Hoedspruit?
Schooling: Schooling in Hoedspruit provides one of the most unique and effective learning environments in South Africa. Southern Cross School is a unique school that promotes sustainable practices and environmentally friendly behaviour, whilst offering top quality education. Southern Cross is co-ed and there are various other dual medium and Afrikaans medium schools, catering for learners of all ages in and around Hoedspruit. Hoedspruit now has 3 high schools, Southern Cross and has had a 100% pass rate since they have started. There is also Lowveld Academy and Hoedspruit High School, which also offers excellent high school academics.
Health and safety: There are various medical and related professional service providers and facilities within Hoedspruit and its immediate vicinity. These include the Hoedspruit Medical Center, dentists, physiotherapists, emergency and veterinary services among others. Hoedspruit properties also offer residents safe and secure living with the privilege of supreme serenity, the best of flora, fauna and outdoor living. The small town also comprises close-knit communities, where neighbourhood or farm- watch activities are still prevalent – offering even greater peace of mind. Hlokomela is an award winning HIV and AIDS educational and treatment programme targeting workers and communities in the Kruger to Canyons Area, Limpopo & Mpumalanga Provinces.