Hoedspruit Backpackhers

110 Giraffe Street, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380, South Africa | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Hoedspruit

Africa on Foot - Need I Say More?

A travel blog entry by rickandluann on Mar 15, 2014

3 comments, 33 photos

... created a noise something like Rice Crispies which the guide said was termites hitting their heads on the top of the tunnels to warn of danger. The real danger is that natives use the termite mounds to make a special “mud” to cover the walls of their houses – make a note; it dries like concrete and can last 10 years.

As some things never change, we were out ...

Not just another game drive

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

160 photos

... would be so soon! Heaven help the newborn elephant! Johan and John think that the herd will do a good job of protecting it. We still have enough light left to continue driving around. Good thing, too, because John has spotted rhino tracks. We follow along and John spots the rhino in the dense bushes. We crash through the bushes and get a good view of the rhino until it moves further into the dense bush and we can’t follow! What a day! We have seen the ...

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

2 photos

... 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 ...

Learning Lessons

A travel blog entry by blueplanet8 on Feb 05, 2013

3 comments, 18 photos

... we couldn't go to the nice place to have lunch as we would need to have a longer stop in Lydenburg so the driver could catch us up. They assured him they had time to go to the other stop it was fine their flight wasn't until later. Sadly, Moses wasn't willing to risk the chance we could meet traffic in Johannesburg so we had to do without. I was moritified.

As we drove I did calm myself down, nothing bad had happened, I'd just ...


This hostel, located on 110 Giraffe Street, Hoedspruit, is near Transfrontiers Wildlife Walking Safaris.
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