Hoedspruit is one of the country's premier eco-tourist destinations for visitors to the local game lodges and private reserves as well as to the Kruger National Park; it is situated at the foot of the world’s third largest canyon the Blyde River Canyon. Hoedspruit has fast become one of South Africa’s tourism and lifestyle focal points and in terms of property the Lowveld has plenty to offer. The area lies in close proximity to game lodges and agricultural farmland and visitors to this area are bush lovers who return 3-4 times per year to this unique biosphere and game viewing paradise. Hoedspruit is easily reached via a scenic drive from Johannesburg which roughly takes approximately 5 hours.
Average property value
Full title properties within the residential wildlife estates are placed on average around the R2 million margin (3 bedroomed) whilst share block properties within the Big 5 areas are on average between R6-8million (full share). Large private farmland (over 100ha) within the popular Big5 wildlife reserves such as Klaserie, Timbavati or Thornybush start from R30 million upwards.
Typical property type
Whilst a fair amount of properties are typical thatched bushlodges, construction companies have embraced a new trend of Chroma deck roofing which gives homes a classy farm-style appearance. Luxury homes are also starting to feature in some of the residential estates with ultra-modern designs of steel and glass.
The top selling areas within Hoedspruit are the 2 residential wildlife estates, Raptor's View Wildlife Estate and Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Real Estate in Hoedspruit is unique and each estate offers advantages and a unique lifestyle. If you do not have all the time in the world to explore the various options available to you, you can do a fair amount of research beforehand to single out some of the reserves and wildlife estates which might work for you. Engel & Völkers Hoedspruit can assist you with the individual estates rules and architectural guidelines which need to be considered before heading out to view properties.
Buying a property in and around Hoedspruit
Hoedspruit has seen some phenomenal growth in the property market. The Hoedspruit area saw the first residential wildlife estates being developed which at the time was a revolutionary concept providing for wilderness areas within a residential estate where game could continue to roam freely. Home owners can watch Africa’s iconic species from their patios and live in harmony with the natural environment. Needless to say that the lifestyle draws families and holiday makers alike to this unique area. A good percentage of property owners are foreigners who feature mostly within the second home market but often end up making Hoedspruit their permanent home once retired. For the more exclusive client our portfolio covers a broad spectrum of products that includes game farms, big 5 reserves and selected private and commercial game lodges as well as share block properties. Hoedspruit is also providing excellent investment opportunities for investors seeking to purchase and rent out to the ever-growing, unsaturated rental market.
10 reasons why you should invest in Hoedspruit
- growing and strengthening micro-economy
- proven history of capital growth in wildlife properties
- quality of life
- security and safety
- local attractions, such as third largest canyon in the world
- culturally dynamic
- excellent schooling
- farming and export hub
- subtropical climate, mild winters
- convenient access via East gate Airport
Best time to visit:
All year round due to the warm winters and increased game viewing opportunities when the bush is less dense.
- Hoedspruit Farmers Market (where only local produce is sold), 1st Saturday of each month
- K2C Cycle Tour – an annual 95-kilometre mountain bike fundraising tour from the Kruger National Park to the Blyde River Canyon, passing through various private game reserves on the way in July, hosted by Hoedspruit Rotary Club
Did you know?
- Most Hoedspruit restaurants source their fresh herbs from Hlokomela, an NGO that does valuable work in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
Things to do in and around Hoedspruit