Hoedspruit borders on the Kruger National Park and lies in the heart of the central Limpopo lowveld. Hoedspruit is conveniently situated to explore the many game lodges, game reserves and other attractions and activities in the vicinity.
Visitors to the Hoedspruit area can choose to stay in exclusive private game reserves, or in various game lodges, bush lodges, self-catering chalets, bed & breakfasts holiday resorts, or secluded camping sites. Many of the reserves bordering on the Kruger National Park have had their fences removed and now form part of the greater Kruger National Park resulting in huge traversing areas of unspoilt wilderness.
Various rehabilitation and breeding centres are found in the area. The Hoedspruit Research & Breeding Centre on the Kapama Reserve is one of the leading private research and breeding facilities for endangered species in the country. The centre places particular emphasis on the breeding and maintenance of cheetah in captivity and also provides a safe haven for orphaned and sick animals.