Based in the town of Hoedspruit, Itchyfeet SA’s lowveld branch is your gateway to all that the region has to offer.
The lowveld is known for its big five game reserves but there’s something that sets Hoedspruit apart. The presence of the northern reaches of the Drakensberg Mountain range adds a new dimension to the traditional safari experience. Nowhere else in the country can one view big game with a blue silhouetted mountain-scape as a backdrop. And Itchyfeet SA is uniquely positioned to offer the best of both worlds.
Explore the various trails on and around Mariepskop – the highest point of the range (1943m). The trails meander through four different biomes: savanna, grassland, forest and fynbos. Enjoy big views, hidden waterfalls, ancient trees and an abundance of birdlife.
We offer a number of multi-day hikes in the area ranging from slackpacking to hiking trails to off-trail wilderness areas. Slackpack the High Five trail. Hike the Blyderivierpoort, Magoebaskloof, Fanie Botha and Kaapschehoop trails. Experience the majesty of the mysterious Wolkberg Wilderness Area.
A day tour bursting with mesmerizing scenery. Visit iconic sites like God’s Window, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Chase waterfalls like Mac Mac, Lisbon, Berlin and many more; Get your dose of adrenalin on the Graskop Big Swing.
Blyde River Canyon experience
Experience the highlights of the largest green canyon in the world: Find a secret waterfall, stand on the dam wall, take a boat cruise to find hippos and crocs. Or take a full day hike on the Hippo Trail from one end of the dam to the other – and back again.
Do a Big Five game drive on an open safari vehicle in a private game reserve; or go for a full day trip into the Kruger National Park in the airconditioned Itchyfeet bus.
Take a walk on the wild side and experience the Big Five on foot. We offer day walks, multi-day trails and primitive trails within the Greater Kruger. Reconnect with your primal-self and rediscover your place in nature.
A variety of locations allow you to bird four distinct biomes all within the area: savanna, grassland, forest and fynbos. Some of our birding sites include: Lekgalameetse, Mariepskop, Blyde River Canyon, Magoebaskloof, Wolkberg and of course the Greater Kruger.