Monday, November 9, 2009

Hoedspruit (L 7)

Name: Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit, which lies at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg on the old Selati railway line from Phalaborwa to Kaapmuiden, means “hat creek”. The story involves one of the town’s pioneers who took off his hat, after a particularly arduous trek over the mountains into the heat of the Lowveld, and threw it into the Sandspruit River, making an impulsive decision to stay. Hoedspruit finds itself in an enviable position today because of its access to the private game areas of the Timbavati and Klaserie. Hoedspruit is essentially an agricultural town located a stone’s throw away from the Kruger National Park and is surrounded by game-rich country

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The restaurant at the old railway station in Hoedspruit provides a charming venue for thirsty visitors coming off the main road in search of refreshments. ...

Sleepers Railway Station Restaurant. hoedspruit Railway Station hoedspruit 1380. Phone 015 7931014.

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