Hoedspruit Cottage

South Africa Cottage Vacation Rental on the Perimeter of The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.

This is a charming self-catering cottage built in a truly unique and extraordinary location within the perimeter of The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
Basic electricity is provided via solar panels and limited mobile phone coverage facilitates a true African getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living. The cottage offers an exclusive and private setting to observe the life of HESC’s cheetahs, and is the perfect base from which to explore the scenic wonders of the lowveld, including (but not limited to) God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Pilgrim’s Rest.

This is a birder’s paradise, for the region supports a diverse and kaleidoscopic number of bird species. Another treat for feathered enthusiasts is watching vultures descend from the sky to avail themselves of the pickings delivered to the Vulture Restaurant at HESC.

This Cottage is set within its own enclosed and protected area, offering a private and personal experience. This is the ideal experience for self-drive clients who do not wish to compromise on comfort, but are looking for an authentic bush experience with great value for money.

The cottage comprises three en-suite bedrooms and is perfect for larger families, or for friends traveling together. The cottage consists of two twin rooms (each with an additional day bed) and one double room. An expansive wooden deck boasts spectacular views of the surrounding wilds. Amenities include towels, linen, cutlery, tea and coffee making facilities and cooking utensils. The cottage has a gas fridge and stove.

Clients staying here will have a dedicated ranger on hand should they require any assistance. Visitors will leave their vehicles at HESC and a ranger will escort them to the cottage.

As a self-catered unit, guests determine their own meal times and preferences. The outdoor boma is THE spot for a magnificent meal underneath the stars – nothing quite tops a traditional South African braai (barbeque).

For those who are not inclined to bring their own food, à la carte breakfasts and lunches are served daily at The Deli, based within HESC.
Those who are travelling from afar may also send their grocery list through in advance, and the HESC team will purchase the items on their behalf.
Dinners may be arranged by HESC too.

Visitors may also define their preferred catering option:
1. No hosting or setup required, and dinner is simply delivered to the Cottage.
2. No hosting required, but dinner is set up for guests’ enjoyment (ZAR 250.00 charge)
3. Dedicated hosting by one of HESC’s Guides, and dinner is set up for guests’ enjoyment (ZAR 500.00 charge). The host will also take care of ‘braaing’ meat on behalf of guests should they require.

Those who prefer not to bring their own food may choose from two meal plans when confirming accommodation: Dinner, Bed & Breakfast OR Bed & Breakfast. This must be requested at the time of booking.


3 BR, 1 bed(s) 2 pers, 4 bed(s) 1 pers, 3 BA,
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • BBQ
  • Linens provided
  • Parking
  • Terrace


  • National Parks
  • Sightseeing
  • Spa
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding

Points of Interest

  • Tours of the HESC
  • Open-vehicle game drives on the Kapama Private Game Reserve. In addition to the Big 5, the reserve is home to over 40 mammal species and 350 different bird species.
  • Blyde River Canyon


per night, from ZAR 3600

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Location :

Cottage > South Africa > Limpopo > Hoedspruit

  • Nearby city/cities : Hoedspruit
  • Nearest airport : Oliver Tambo International/Hoedspruit

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Spoken languages : English

Hoedspruit Limpopo
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