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Beauty Health & Massage Spa
Let our highly qualified Beauty Health and Massage Therapist pamper you in our new Mobile Spa using only the best of products including Healing Earth, with the healing powers of Africa’s rich natural resources.You are guaranteed to feel totally revitalised after a tranquil outdoor beauty and massage session overlooking the pool and waterhole or in the privacy of your own room.
Our rates are sensational.
Be sure to visit our gallery where we have an exhibition of amazing original art by wildlife artists including Nicki Young and stunning photographs by professional photographers, printed on canvas or high quality paper and boxed, framed or mounted.
One of these unique works of art or pictures will be sure to call back the memories of your visit to the Lowveld and your stay at Mawusi Bush Lodge. These also make exceptional gifts for family and friends.
Nicki Young – Wildlife Artist
Tours and Safaris
We will take care of all of your tour and safari requirements right down to the finest detail.
Our associate safari company is owned and operated by a husband-and-wife team who are both highly qualified, passionate about the bush and have an outstanding knowledge of wildlife, flora and fauna. They also possess an extraordinary understanding of the tourist sites surrounding the Hoedspruit area.
Allow them to guide you, on an Open Safari Vehicles, for an amazing safari filled with information. You can select from a morning-, a sunset-, a dinner- or a full day safari.
A wildlife trail hike is a unique experience which is guaranteed to provide excitement and an adrenaline rush as you view Africa’s wildlife on foot. Mike and Lynn are both highly skilled in this field of their business.
Book through Mawusi Bush Lodge. We pass our discount on to you so that we are able to guarantee you the best price for safaris to the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Route.
Contact us directly for our latest best prices.
Car Rentals and Transfers
We will take care of all your car rental needs and transfers during your visit. Our awesome Associate Company will provide their latest model cars that are guaranteed clean and reliable. They will ensure hassle-free and easy pickup and drop-off of the car of your choice.
We also arrange for your transfers to and from Eastgate Airport, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, Blyde River Boat Cruises, Jessica the Hippo and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre.
Booking through us will ensure you the very best rates.
Please refer to our RATES PAGE for pricing.
If you looking for a fine restaurant to dine then The Hat and Creek is your answer.
The Hat and Creek, one of our awesome associates, is a top class restaurant with a beautiful setting and serves excellent cuisine. They have an extensive menu with many interesting dishes.
We highly recommend our favourite dish; the delicious, fall off the bone oxtail.
Allow us to make your reservation. We will ensure that you receive top service, the best available table and a special price.
Enhance your holiday by visiting some of the exciting attractions below
Hoedspruit an Afrikaans word meaning Hat Creek, is a small tourism and agriculturally orientated town in the Central Lowveld nestled between the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. There is lots to do and we encourage you to explore our beautiful area…
On the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate
Take a walk or a bicycle ride through the greenbelt. You are bound to experience the thrill of coming across the wild animals on the estate.
There are three dams each with their own bird hide which makes birding very rewarding.
If you’re less energetic there is an extensive game drive route through the greenbelt.
Kruger National Park
No trip to South Africa is complete without a visit to the world-famous Kruger National Park, home to lion elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard (known as the Big Five). There is also an array of other wildlife, birds amphibians insects and different plants and trees to identify. We’re just 68km from the Orpen Gate and 75km from Phalaborwa Gate to enter the Kruger National Park.
Whether you’re a day visitor or intend to spend some time in the Park, Mawusi Bush Lodge is the ideal stop over before entering. We advise guests on the most popular routes and areas. We also provide, through our associate company morning, sunset, dinner or full-day open safari vehicle safaris and bush hikes.
The Panorama route extends from the Echo Caves in the north about 20km from Ohrigstad to the Sudwala Caves south of Sabie.
Just a leisurely hour’s drive from Hoedspruit through the spectacular JG Strydom Tunnel and over the majestic Drakensberg to the top of the escarpment brings you to the famous Blyde River Canyon. This is the third largest canyon in the world, the other two being the Grand Canyon in the USA and the Fish River Canyon in SA/Namibia. The Blyde is however the largest green canyon, the other two both being in deserts.
The most popular tour on the Panorama route incorporates: Three rondavels, the Blyde River Canyon view point, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Berlin and Lisbon Waterfalls, God’s Window and the Pinnacle. Take a ride up the new Platform to experience the most spectacular and breath-taking view over the Lowveld.
Enter the little town of Graskop where you’ll find the best pancakes, before embarking on your journey back to Hoedspruit.
Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a moving and worthwhile experience. The centre provides a home for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and is a respected contributor to wildlife conservation. Animals that you may see are lion, leopard, serval, cheetah, hyena, honey badger, eagles, vultures and various baby animals.
Moholoholo started from small beginnings in 1990 – with a crowned eagle and a day old zebra. Word got out that the manager was able to care for and release wild animals and birds, and so Moholoholo grew. Sadly, some of the animals are not suitable to be released back into the wild and remain as ‘permanent residents’ at the centre. They give visitors an ‘up close and personal’ experience, highlighting the problems that our wildlife is facing.
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Don’t miss seeing some of the rarest of Africa’s breeding wildlife. Situated on over 100 hectares within the Kapama Private Game Reserve, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre was initially established as part of a breeding programme for cheetah.
Today the centre has expanded to breed and conserve other African species for reintroduction into the wild. Day trippers are treated to an in-depth tour of the centre. Hourly trips in safari vehicles with knowledgeable guides take visitors to the various enclosures to view cheetah, wild dog, lion, black-footed cat, African wild cat, ground hornbills, sable antelope and more.
Watching the feeding sessions of rare African vultures swooping down into the ‘vulture restaurant’ is an awesome experience.
Jessica the Hippo
Get really close up and interact with the world renowned Jessica the hippo who, as a small calf, was hand reared after having been separated from her mother in a flood.
Hot-Air Balloon Safaris - Hoedspruit
Take to the sky in a hot air balloon for the experience of your life! Sun Catchers Hot Air Ballooning offers one-hour long flights from Hoedspruit over the scenic Blyde River.
Soar above a mix of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Weather permitting, Sun Catchers also offer flights over the Kapama Nature Reserve.
Blyde River Boat Cruise
Enjoy a lovely boat ride on the Blyde Dam, where you can savour the splendour of the Blyde River Canyon.
Your tour guide will take you to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the majestic Three Rondavels. Wildlife is abundant; you’ll be able to spot hippo, crocodile, as well as fish eagle. During the cruise, you can learn more about the history of the third biggest canyon in the world. Departure times: 9:00, 11:00 and 15:00.