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We warmly welcome you to Wild Dog Guest Lodge - Solar Energy, Hoedspruit a Luxurious 4-star Bush Lodge situated on the Greenbelt of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate where the melodies of nature rise over all sounds. Indulge yourself in this breathtaking natural setting offering splendid bush veld and mountain views while appreciating wildlife sightings from your patio. Treat yourself with a genuine bush veld break in one of the luxurious and spacious cottages or villas elegantly decorated with modern African touches. Enjoy a peaceful and tranquil safari or bush break while residing in exclusive, modern and fully equipped units offering a high level of comfort and privacy. Our units are perfect for families and nature lovers who enjoy a quiet bush break or safari holiday.

Wild Dog Guest Lodge - Solar Energy boasts two Properties within Hoedspruit Wildlife Reserve (approximately 2km apart), both properties consist of a shared swimming pool, loungers, deck chairs and umbrellas.

The Main Lodge (352 Kierrieklapper) introduces the Sable Cottage & Nyala Cottage - These units both accommodate 2 guests, are fully equipped for self catering and offer guests the option to also book for breakfast.

Akasia Villas (324 Akasia) Shawu Villa (maximum 4 adults and 1 child under 12) & Dzombo Villa (maximum 4 guests) - These units are larger units, both with their own barbeque area and are fully equipped for Self Catering. Guests can also reserve the bed & breakfast option and enjoy a delicious full continental breakfast at the Main Lodge.

All our units offer a magnitude of amenities, which include an information file with activities and places to visit in the area. All units are equipped with dining areas, Hi-speed wifi, air-conditioning, Flat screen TVs with the following cable TV viewing options - Netflix, Appel TV, Showmax & You Tube. DSTV app is installed on our flat screen TVs - Guests to enter their own DSTV Log-in details should they want to make use of DSTV streaming.

Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is a conserved 680 hectare reserve which lie at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg Mountain escarpment, between the Blyde River Valley and Kruger National Park. This exclusive estate’s pristine lowveld bush is home to a splendid array of plants, birds and animals. Sables, Impalas, Kudus, Zebras, Waterbuck, Giraffe and Wildebeest graze peacefully, while stocky Warthogs search for roots and tubers. Hyena, Wild dog and Leopard sightings occur from time to time within the Estate while nocturnal creatures operate with their highly developed senses during the magical star graze African nights.


  • Very Good Excellent

    Very good and the place is very clean. I will recommend to other people to visit Wild Dog Geust Lodge.Was received in a very friendly personal. The breakfast is absolute very good and can recommend to friends.


    _South Africa_Tripadvisor_June 2023

  • Easter weekend_2023

    Lovely, very private, Will return again and again,also excellent value for money, well worth the stay. Added bonus is the afternoon game drives in your own vehicle, enjoying a sundowner next to one of the waterholes. •Value 5 star •Rooms 5 star •Location 5 star •Cleanliness 5 star •Service 5 star •Sleep Quality 5 star


    _April 2023_

  • Hoedspruit Delight

    Actually had 6 days here and what a pleasure. Great facilities, hosts & staff with lots of wildlife activities close by and on the doorstep. If you are thinking about staying in a wildlife estate and looking at Wild Dog Inn just do it, I don't think you will be disappointed. The main complex and cottages are very good.

    Jmacdo from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • I wish I could stay there more days.🤗

    The property is beautiful and satisfying, the stuff is very welcoming and kind. 10 out of 10 ★★★★

    Phumzile from South Africa

    _March 2023_

  • Exquisite Location!

    •Staff_10 •Cleanliness_10 •Location_10 •Facilities_10 •Comfort_10 Loved staying at Wild Dog, lovely self catering unit and the highlight was riding my mountain bike through the reserve.

    Carol from South Africa

  • I will return!

    Dear Henro, I really had an amazing time at your lodge. It was beautiful and very quiet which helped me to completely relax. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful and the unit was always kept clean and tidy. I will definitely recommend your lodge and will return hopefully very soon.

    Jaco from South Africa

  • Overall rating 5 out of 5

    We have been looking for a comfortable, yet reasonably-priced place to stay on our frequent visits to Hoedspruit, and Henro’s cottage will definitely be our primary choice for future trips to the area. Of paramount importance to us is cleanliness, and to find that for instance, the sofas have a removable washable blanket on them was a delight (the hygiene of upholstery is an oft-overlooked point in most lodges),... Read this review

    - Gwenola -

    via AirBnB_Aug 2023

  • Beautiful stay, view and service...very friendly & helpful hosts!

    Vicky was a great Hostess. I loved everything, from the moment we confirmed our booking Vicky and Henro immediately started communicating with us regarding our stay, access codes and directions were shared way ahead of our arrival date/time. Vicky welcomed us as we entered, showed us around the cottage and how everything works. Cottage was clean and the view and quietness was exactly what we needed to recharge. Cottage... Read this review

    Cathrine, from RSA

    Booking.com_Nov, 2022

  • Recommended!

    My stay was just excellent and would love to go back again.The Accommodation and the owners were just excellent. Our visit was just too short.I loved the place even the warthog that walked past our patio in the morning.

    - Nkuli, South Africa

    via Booking.com_Jul 6, 2022

  • Peaceful

    Peaceful, quiet in the beautiful Wildlife Estate. Our stay exceeded our expectations.Welcoming, clean and peaceful.Value for money. Well equipped.

    - Johan, from za -

    via Booking.com_Jul 7, 2022

  • Wonderful sightings :-) is it new owners on the lodge? Been here two times, really wonderful and peaceful place, will surely be back next time i`ll travel to SA!

    - Asgeir Westgård

    via our Facebook page

  • Great stay and experience at Wild Dog!

    We stayed 5 days, family of 6 persons. We had a great stay. The hosts were really helpful with all kinds of information for visiting Hoedspruit and Kruger. Very nice houses and very clean, with great breakfast. When visiting Kruger very early they made a delicious breakfast to go. The accommodation is in the middle of a wild life property. Giraffe, pumbaa, impala, kudu, zebra and even a leopard... Read this review

    - Liesbeth

    via Tripadvisor _ Aug 2023

  • Beautiful accommodation in a well located reservation.

    Vicky and Henro are very friendly and helpful. They were easy to reach for us and super flexible. We felt comfortable :) The rooms are large and the beds extremely comfortable. The terrace is inviting and we enjoyed using the fire pit. The decor is very tasteful.

    Helichelle from Switzerland

    Booking.com _ October 2022

  • Amazing.

    I could easily recommend this placethe calm, the kindness of the hosts, the location

    - Quentin from France

    via Booking.com_Jul 29, 2022

  • We LOVED it

    We loved staying in Henry's villa! It is so peaceful and quiet, yet there is so much to do. You can go walking, cycling or birding in the reserve, which is beautiful and so special with the giraffe, zebra and bucks running around. It honestly is worth it! It was a bonus to be able to go to the Wild Dog Lodge for a drink and a bot of... Read this review

    - Dianne and Inge

    via AirBnB _ Nov, 2023

  • Best bush holiday accommodation

    Outstanding accommodation, on the edge of the green belt in the wildlife estate!Secluded, quiet, tranquil, well equipped with a daily service if you wanted it( which we didn't) who were efficient and discreet.Fabulous splash pool to keep you cool.Visited by impala, duiker, warthogs, squirrels and mongoose as well as numerous bird species.Within a short distance of amenities and a shortish drive to the Kruger Park.Vicki and Henro are excellent... Read this review

    - Susan and Sue - Shawu Villa -

    November 2023

  • Amazing location in nature

    The location and the hosts! It is so beautiful to wake up and see giraffe, impala, wrattenzwijntjes (pumbaa or vlakvark) the accommodation is great. All the compliments to this wonderful location.

    - Liesbeth

    Nederlandse • Aug 2023

  • Fantastic stay!

    Beautiful villa to stay. Nicely decorated, spacious rooms. Wildlife watching from the pool. It's a shame to only stay one night. In addition, there is a supermarket and restaurants nearby.

    - Its Jeroen, from Nederlandse

    via Booking.com_Aug 2023