Extra Excursions we offer
(All the below excursions are in and around the Hoedspruit area and in close proximity of the lodge)
Jessica the Hippo
Jessica is an 23-year old female Hippopotamus, who lives near Hoedspruit, South Africa.
What makes Jessica so special and unique, is the fact that she’s a wild animal that interacts with humans in a rather different way than nature has intended.
Jessica's story began in 2000 when she was just a young calf and became separated from her mother during a heavy storm in South Africa's Kruger National Park. The calf was found by a local couple, Tonie and Shirley Joubert, who decided to take her in and provide her with the care she needed
This interaction gives you the opportunity to meet Jessica and feed her some snacks and Tea.
You can view Jessica Live here:
username: Kadima Password: Jessica
Wild Animal Rehabilitation Tour - Moholoholo
Situated in the shadow of the majestic “ Mariepskop” which forms part of the mighty Drakensberg mountains, our unique Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife.
A visit to the Centre is “an experience of a lifetime” and will leave you with lasting memories.
Come and take a look at "Stoffel - The Honey Badger Houdini"that can escape from everywhere
Hoedspruit Reptile Center
This Hoedspruit Reptile Centre package offers visitors an exclusive live snake demonstration after having done a self-guided tour of the Centre’s amazing displays.
For the braver guests the reptile center also offers an interaction tour where where you can get an up close and personal interaction with the reptiles and get a great photo opportunity.
Hoedspruit Reptile Centre also offers snake removals to surrounding areas and Kadima was part of that when the Lodge had a big Python that was threatening our young nyala babies, please have a look at the video link below.
"An Inspirational Elephant Experience"
Nothing quite prepares you for your first encounter with the Jabulani elephants. Their mammoth size and vibrant presence are always humbling. Arrive at sunrise for your personal introduction to a very special family.
Kadima is a proud donor of Khanyisa, a baby elephant born in 2019, that is a rare albino elephant and got introduced to the Jabulani family, who excepted her to become part of this great family of elephants.
Click on the link below to read the full story of Khanyisa.
Big 5 Game Drives
Sunset game drives with Bush dinner inside the Greater Kruger
More exclusive than this is rare to find.
Inside Pridelands Game reserve this once in a lifetime experience happens.
Pridelands borders the Kruger National Park and has dropped its fences making it part of the Kruger National Park for animals to roam free.
Pridelands is a place of peace, a place of adventure and a place of romance under African skies.
Pridelands is part of WildEarth channel that broadcasts live Safari Drives twice a day.
For information on this channel please see link below.
Sunrise game drives with Breakfast
There is nothing better than going on a game drive early in the morning to catch a glimpse of some of the night animals.
This reserve is truly magical for your game drive, with a prime spot to get out and stretch your legs and get some fresh coffee inside the bush.
Khaya Ndlovu offers breakfast after your game drive overlooking beautiful bushveld landscape, and some of our packages offers you a Spa treatment after your breakfast to really unwind.
Swadini Boat Ride on the Blyde River Canyon
Enjoying a nice and relaxing trip on this boat is a must to explore the beautiful surroundings.
The guide on this tour is amazing with great knowledge of all the surroundings.
The Blyde River Canyon is the 3rd largest Canyon in the world.