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In Hoedspruit we recommend the following car hire offers

from 17 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Renault Kwid
7 Days from 07.10 - 14.10.2024
Example vehicle
from 19 £ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. VW Polo
7 Days from 07.10 - 14.10.2024
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from 21 £ per day
All-round carefree package

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Mini
e.g. Renault Kwid
7 Days from 07.10 - 14.10.2024
Example vehicle

Driving in Hoedspruit

Understanding the Rules of the Road

Driving in Hoedspruit and South Africa as a whole differs from the UK; they drive on the left-hand side. Speed limits range from 60 km/h in urban areas, 100 km/h on open roads, and 120 km/h on freeways. Seatbelts are compulsory for all passengers, and the use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited unless using a hands-free kit.

Car Class Recommendations

Considering the terrain and road conditions, SUVs or 4x4s are recommended for travel, especially if you're planning a safari adventure. These vehicles provide better ground clearance for viewing wildlife and are also well suited for the dirt roads which are prevalent in the rural areas.

Must-See Hotspots in Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit and its surroundings are imbued with an array of attractions. Explore the wild at the Kruger National Park or hop onto the Panorama Route and soak in the sublime vistas of the Blyde River Canyon. Don't miss out on the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, a haven for rare and endangered animals.

Parking and Mobility

Parking is generally ample and free in most places. However, at popular tourist spots, you may encounter car guards who offer to watch over your vehicle for a small tip.

Weather and Climate

Hoedspruit's climate is classified as warm and temperate. The winter months, May to September, are the best time to visit when the weather is dry and cool, making it perfect for a wildlife safari.

Practical Information

Currency

The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). Credit and debit cards are widely accepted, though it's always wise to keep some cash handy for smaller establishments and tipping car guards.

Airport

Hoedspruit is served by Eastgate Airport, which is around 15 km from the city centre. Numerous car hire companies are available at the airport, making it convenient to set off on your adventure as soon as you land.

Final Thoughts

Whether it's cruising down vast open roads, exploring unique wildlife, or simply soaking in the tranquil ambiance, a trip to Hoedspruit is sure to leave you with fond memories and a yearning to return.

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