Greetings N'tsirians!

"Nature is not a place to visit, it's a Home - Anonymous"

There truly is no place like home! Summer is upon us and we have been blessed with some much needed rain. On top of the 35.5mm for October, another 85mm was recorded for November so far! 

The past few months have delivered some great sightings again; Cheetah, Lion, Leopards, Wild dogs, big herds of Buffalo, newborn Impala lambs and Wildebeest calves and so much more.  Best, of course, is our brand new Klipspringer lamb in camp, born Thursday 19 November!  Never a dull moment in this magical paradise we get to call 'home'.   

Only 3 cases of malaria have been recorded in Hoedspruit since September.  We encourage you to take the necessary precautions while visiting. 

We look forward to welcoming you back 'home' soon!  Follow us on facebook for regular updates. 
Images courtesy of Sarah Webb (#14)

From the Board

2021 AGM

Minutes of the 2021 AGM is available on the website and by following the link below.  A letter from the Control Gate Company is attached for your attention.

Manager's Desk

General request

  Lion AM1

During the coming busy period, we ask that you familiarize yourselves again with the N'tsiri Game drive protocol. 
Kindly report any fallen trees to the office so we can attend to it as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: No Rhino sightings are to be called in on the radio.  Do not use alternative names like "big warthogs, unicorns, beetles," etc..

Admin Desk

Updates from the Office

Cleaning Services:
We have limited slots available for the Festive Season, if you have not booked yet, kindly get in touch with Daphne. There are three cleaning service slots available (afternoon slot not available over weekends):
07h45 - 09h45;  10h00 - 12h00;  14h15 - 16h15

Pick 'n Pay orders & deliveries:
Please email orders directly to Sanet
For Monday delivery - submit before 10h00 Fridays
For Thursday delivery - submit before 10h00 Mondays
Shop & fuel hours:  
Monday to Friday: 07h30 - 11h30 & 14h30 to 16h30
Saturday: 07h30 - 12h30
Sunday:  07h30 - 11h30
Christmas & New Year's Day: 09h00 - 10h00
Office hours remain unchanged, except for Christmas and New Year's Day.

Out and About in Hoedspruit

Local truly is "lekker"


When planning a trip to Hoedspruit, make the most of it by enjoying a great meal with great friends and supporting the local restaurants.  One of the latest additions to the area is The Farmery (situated behind Campfire Properties on the R527). The deli is stocked with fresh fruit and veg, sourced from local farmers. The Brewery (Bosveld Centre, R40) has some fantastic burgers, gourmet dogs and wood-fired sourdough pizza.  Order pre-baked pizza bases from them for your pizza evening at N'tsiri, and pop in at Craft next door. The Hoedspruit Cafe's (Kamogelo Centre) homemade pies are fantastic.
Woolworths Taste Magazine will be featuring Hoedspruit eateries in the Jan/Feb edition, make sure you get your copy for future reference!

Research Projects

Quarterly Reports

For news from the Elephants Alive and Ground Hornbill teams, follow the links below.  


Rainfall and Temperatures

Average Min Temp August - October:17.0Rainfall for October: 35.5mm
Average Max Temp August - October:31.7


Some great sightings recently, especially at Ingwe Dam, thank you to Sarah Webb (#14) for sharing.
That's it for now!  Best Wishes for those writing exams, safe travels while on the road and savor each moment with your loved ones.
Wishing you all a Wonderful Festive Season and a Prosperous 2022!

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