Hoedspruit Backpackhers

Address: 110 Giraffe Street, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380, South Africa | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 110 Giraffe Street, Hoedspruit, is near Transfrontiers Wildlife Walking Safaris.
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Travel Blogs from Hoedspruit

Safari day 2

A travel blog entry by lisaandjames on Aug 13, 2014

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... this is because if she changes her. Ind she will kill him). If all is well, he is left in there for a few weeks until she is impregnated ( she can tell almost immediately). The male cheetah then begs at the door to be let out otherwise she will kill him. The rangers said they will be patrolling the area and the male will practically be climbing the door trying to get out!! Pretty good arrangement in you ask me (heehee). The saddest story was the 2 ...

Not just another game drive

A travel blog entry by geosan.479 on Dec 16, 2013

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... and a dung beetle rolling it’s ball of dung. Around the small watering holes, some of the bushes have a white nest that we thought were made by birds but they are made by frogs. The frogs use their spit to make up a foam that they use to build the enclosure where the eggs are laid. This is to ensure that no predators eat the eggs. When the tadpoles hatch, they drop into the water below. As we all have our heads down looking at the little things, ...

Super Safari!!

A travel blog entry by jenscaras on Aug 17, 2013

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... breakfast, spa treatments, lounging by the pool, lunch, reading and napping. Then at 4:00 pm the afternoon game drive begins and again lasts for about three hours returning around 7:00 pm. Finally, dinner is served in the Boma (an outdoor seating area surrounding a large fire) at 7:30pm and consists of a wide variety of food from the rather mundane to more exciting African meats like warthog, ox tail, and springbok.

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Week five - The Cheetah Project

A travel blog entry by courtneypeters on Aug 12, 2013

... they had to remove a toe (it's brother bit him through a ligament. We then got to listen to his heart beat and touch him. I was freaking out with excitement, with my time over here I have really grown to love wild dogs so it was amazing to be able to touch one! We then went to clean cheetah enclosures and Jo and I made it the most hilarious and fun thing ever! I don't think we were ever not laughing. We then had a braii and another relaxing night. Friday: Rough morning but a ...

The end!

A travel blog entry by jemimadernie on Apr 08, 2013

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... a disaster. Our truck brock down on day 2 so we couldn't get out to check on the traps. Rosie took the truck into town to try and get it fixed but we were all convinced we would have to go back to base. But they fixed it! So we only wasted one day in the pooring rain playing bananagrams! We were a little worried when we went out to check our traps that the mice might have been ...