Immerse yourself in a variety of Hoedspruit Wildlife Activities right on our doorstep if you prefer to stay close to the lodge. Explore the self-drive game drive routes, make use of the bird hides and cycle tracks, horse riding or simply take a leisurely stroll around the estate.
Venture further afield to experience an array of guided Kruger National Park Excursions, scenic tours, and thrilling Lowveld Adventures. The most popular has to be a trip into the Kruger National Park. Spend sunrise to sunset scouring this iconic wilderness region, searching for its diverse array of species that roam, stalk, soar and sprint.
Safari Moon is an ideal base to explore the wonders of what the Lowveld has to offer. Book a range of Safari Activities in South Africa during your stay, from a day in the Kruger National Park to a boat ride tour of the Blyde River Canyon, or even horse riding in the estate.
The Kruger region is considered a year-round destination and has two distinct seasons depending on your desired safari experience.
May - October is the dry season and is regarded as one of the best times for game-viewing opportunities as all life is drawn to the remaining water-sources.
Wildlife is more easily spotted in the thinning foliage and open areas during this time of year. You guessed it, it gets chilly in Winter so remember your beanies, scarves and varied safari attire for those crisp early mornings and evenings on safari. These month we relish the crackle of our cosy boma fire and enjoy alfresco fireside dining on clear and starry nights.
The summer rains bring life and colour back to the bush-veld from November - April and offers more of a scenic experience on safari. This time of year life abounds the veld as many animals give birth, providing a predator’s paradise. The bush is beautiful this time of year with every viridescent shade imaginable, replenished waterholes and flourishing wildlife. The thicker vegetation just means you may have to search a little harder, but bird-watching proves effortless as migratory birds are around for the summer.
This time of year the temperatures can reach their 40’s, humidity can get quite high and downpours are expected, these don’t usually last long and often provide spectacular skies and thrilling thunderstorms. Summer is perfect for a lightweight wardrobe, but don’t forget your swimsuit and raincoat. In summer you’ll be keen to cool off in the pool.. but complete the scene by ordering a crisp classic G&T at the Safari moon bar. African afternoons at their best.
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Safari Moon is boutique bush lodge located in the secure and scenic Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, accommodating up to 12 guests in 6 contemporary suites. Shaded by a canopy of grey-hue Balinese parasols, the pool deck is where breakfast is served alfresco in the mornings and where guests can relax on comfortable sun loungers and unwind by the pool in the afternoons.
Breakfast can be added to your stay at Safari Moon and is served between 7.30 - 10.00. Should breakfast be needed prior to this time an order can be placed the day before and a picnic style breakfast will be left in your fridge to eat at your own leisure / game drive.
Nicola’s 3-course dinner menu can be requested prior to arrival. Packed breakfasts and homemade picnic lunches for day trips can also be easily arranged in advance.
The Wildlife Estate is secure with electric fencing, 24 hour access control & security guards. The central hub of the quaint Hoedspruit is just a short walk from the gates where you can shop, stock up, and take a stroll around town. There is plenty to do in the wildlife estate itself, from self-game drives and walking trails to bird hides, bike hire and horse-riding, you don’t have to travel very far for find adventure amongst the wildlife.
The Hoedspruit wildlife estate is home to a variety of different species and the following can be spotted in the estate: giraffe, zebra, nyala, genets, kudu, impala, steenbok, civets, warthog, bush baby, duiker, wildebeest, porcupine, honey badger, monkeys, baboons, mongoose, and even the occasional wild dog pack and leopard.
Bird baths attract a variety of species to the Safari Moon gardens and early mornings and evenings are the best time for bird-viewing and bird-song. Keep an eye out for glossy starlings, grey go-away birds, crested barbets, Natal spurfowls, sunbirds, wood hoopoes, hornbills and owls, just to name a few.
Take a trip to one of the dams or raised hides in the estate and explore the estates game-drive routes where you can tick off a few species sightings before even heading into the Kruger!
The Kruger National Park is home to everything species you associate with Africa and more. This iconic reserve is home to the big-five; Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Elephant & Rhino. Exceptional game-viewing is almost guaranteed in the KNP, but like any wilderness area it’s all about being in the right place at the right time and every day is different. Patience is key and waterholes are ideal to stake out, especially in the driest winter months.
Take a wildlife tick-list and see how many species you can find during the course of the day.
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All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), house wines & beers, one Big
Five game drive per day (drinks on drive included), teas &
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Named after the different wildlife species that can be seen in the estate and around the lodge, every suite has its own charm, style and story.
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Book a 3 night stay and you will only pay for 2 nights and enjoy a 33% discount on your stay. The offer is valid for travel between 5 January 2024 to 30 September 2024
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