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. At the foot of the Blyde River Canyon, the world's third largest canyon, the Drakensberg Mountain range rises suddenly and dramatically out of the bushveld plains. In terms of property the so called Lowveld has plenty to offer. Hoedspruit lies in close proximity to both game lodges and agricultural farmland. Visitors to this area are bush lovers and return 3-4 times per year to this unique biosphere and game viewing paradise. Hoedspruit is easily reached via a scenic drive over the Highveld Meander. A major highlight of the4 ½ hour trip from Johannesburg, is coming out of the Strijdom Tunnel and viewing the Olifants River and agricultural farmland around it.
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 R 6-8 million (full share). Large private farmland (over 100ha) within the popular wildlife reserves such as Klaserie, Timbavati or Thornybush start from R30 million and upwards..
Typical Property Type:
Whilst a fair amount of properties are typical bush lodges with thatch being the main roof type, construction companies have woken to a new trend of chroma deck roofing, giving homes a classy farm-style appearance. Luxury holiday homes also feature well with ultra-modern designs of steel and glass in the more exclusive estates such as Wild Rivers, Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate or Olifants North Game Reserve.
Area Trends and Activity:
The top selling areas within Hoedspruit are the 2 residential wildlife estates, Raptor's View Wildlife Estate and Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Both featuring plains game and offering a great lifestyle in the bush.