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


... elephant backed off. Then he came at us again, only this time the elephant pushed on a tree as if to push it over on us. Again Enoch raised his little stick and made a sound and the elephant backed up. When this confrontation continued for about 3 more minutes, we got somewhat concerned. To our relief, Francois decided it was time to move on. Wow, what a sight!

Francois ...

Lions Vs Elephants on a 17 Lion Day

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2


... the brilliant yellow wattles were visible. Watched them for awhile because it was hard to get them to sit still for a photograph. They were busy feeding on some sort of fruit and moving around quite a bit.

The next new bird was the golden breasted bunting. This was a bird we had never seen before and it was another lovely one. We watched it for awhile before moving on. We also saw one of the "little five", the buffalo weaver. Quite ...

Week five - The Cheetah Project

A travel blog entry by courtneypeters

... 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 ...

Balule Conservation Project

A travel blog entry by pujita


I am here volunteering with a great organization that gathers data on wildlife and vegetation in the Balule Nature Reserve. They also work on anti-poaching and rhino & elephant monitoring. I've walked the bush assisting; checking the damage elephants have done to trees & bushes, taken visibility indexes from watering holes, telemetry indexing with grasses near watering holes, monitored ...

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A travel blog entry by jemimadernie


... 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 ...


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