Tue. Feb 20th, 2024

The Radisson Hotel Group has opened its first hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. This groundbreaking venture seamlessly melds the untamed allure of Africa with contemporary Scandinavian sophistication.

This new establishment by Radisson marks the group’s inaugural foray into the safari experience on the African continent. It stands as its 11th jewel in the crown of South African hospitality.

Where is Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit
It is located between the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. Just over two kilometers from Hoedspruit in the verdant Limpopo province. Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit beckons visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to commune with nature.

Further, it is strategically located just 20 minutes from Eastgate Airport with magical views of the surrounding scenery. The Safari Hotel will treat guests to awe-inspiring vistas of the Drakensberg mountains, the loftiest range in Southern Africa.

Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit
Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.Photo/Radisson Safari Hoedspruit

Why Does Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit Stand Out?
Surrounded by a plethora of activities, the hotel positions itself as a gateway to immersive experiences. Experience heart-pounding safari adventures amidst lions, rhinoceroses, and elephants in their natural habitat. Enjoy leisurely horseback treks and panoramic hot air balloon rides. This hotel promises an unforgettable sojourn!

Rooms
Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit has 138 rooms and suites, exuding a contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic. Utilizing natural materials, wooden accents, and earthy tones, each space pays homage to the African landscape. For those seeking the epitome of luxury, the Premium Suites offer private pools and outdoor seating areas, providing a perfect vantage point to soak in the surrounding natural beauty.

Food
Culinary delights abound at the Radisson Hoedspruit. The Mirage restaurant, adorned with a thatched roof and wrap-around deck, tantalizes taste buds with a fusion of South African and Lebanese cuisines. The Pegasus restaurant caters to diverse palates, offering everything from Mediterranean to American cuisine, complemented by gourmet ice cream and frozen cocktails. For a truly African dining experience, the Boma restaurant serves up popular local dishes like Boerewors and Bobotie under the stars, accompanied by the ambient crackle of a fire.

What Does Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit Hope to Achieve?
Tim Cordon, Chief Operating Officer for the Middle East & Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, expressed his enthusiasm about this momentous launch. He emphasized its role in completing the group’s ‘Golden Triangle Safari.’

It Includes properties in Cape Town and Livingstone. Charles McCarthy, the General Manager of the hotel, highlighted the unique blend of Radisson’s renowned hospitality and the captivating safari setting.

Adding to the allure is the Amani Spa, with its planter roof and serene views, offering an array of treatments, a health bar, a hair and nail salon, and a steam room. Fitness enthusiasts have a 24-hour fitness center equipped with the latest cardio and strength training facilities, including yoga or Tai Chi sessions amidst the grasslands.

Explore Kruger National Park in Luxury
A major draw for guests at the hotel is its proximity to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The park is one of Africa’s largest and most celebrated game reserves. This iconic park, a stone’s throw from the hotel, promises an unforgettable safari experience, bringing visitors up close and personal with the rich diversity of wildlife that defines Africa.

Encompassing nearly 2 million hectares, Kruger National Park is home to an impressive array of wildlife. The Big Five: lions, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, and buffaloes welcome you in style. Additionally, the park serves as a sanctuary for cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species, making it a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers alike.

Topmost visited attractions in Africa
Topmost visited attractions in Africa. Photo/tripsavvy.com

Kruger offers various safari options, from self-driven tours for a personalized adventure to guided game drives providing expert insights into the flora and fauna of the African bush. These guided tours, led by experienced guides, offer a deeper understanding of ecosystems, animal behaviors, and conservation efforts.

For a more immersive experience, walking safaris are available, led by skilled rangers. These walks provide a unique perspective of the park, allowing guests to experience the African bush on foot, gain insights into smaller creatures and plants, and understand the tracks and signs of wildlife.

Kruger National Park is not just about animal sightings; it’s a place of immense natural beauty and diverse landscapes. From vast savannahs and dense forests to meandering rivers and rugged mountains, the park offers breathtaking scenery that enhances the overall safari experience.

Conclusion
Guests at the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit have easy access to these safari adventures. That makes it an ideal base for those seeking to explore the natural wonders of Kruger National Park. Whether embarking on a day trip or an extended exploration, the hotel’s proximity ensures that guests have the opportunity to experience the best of African wildlife and wilderness. Visitors are guaranteed an African adventure that seamlessly balances comfort with the call of the wild with the fusion of Radisson’s luxurious accommodations and the raw beauty of the park.

By Joy

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