Hoedspruit ( Afrikaans for Hat Creek) is a town situated at the foot of the Klein Drakensberg ( Afrikaans for "Small Dragon Mountains" range), in the Limpopo province of South Africa, on the railway line from Tzaneen to Kaapmuiden.
Economy [ edit ]
The town, while still small, has grown in recent years. Due to its proximity to private game reserves and the
Kruger National Park, eco-tourism is a major contributor to the local economy.
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre engages in research and breeding of endangered species, notably cheetah, African wild dog and black-footed cat. [2 ]
Air Force Base Hoedspruit and Eastgate Airport [ edit ]
Air Force Base Hoedspruit is home to 19 Squadron, a helicopter unit of the South African Air Force. The civil [3 ] Eastgate Airport, which shares the Air Force base's airfield is, as of May 2015 , served by [4 ] South African Express scheduled flights and several charter operators. [5 ] [6 ]
A feasibility study was conducted
on whether the airport could be upgraded to international status. The airport accommodated 57 000 passengers between 2008 and 2009 and has the capacity to handle between 10 000 and 11 000 additional passengers.
Education [ edit ]
Hoedspruit has various primary and secondary schools:
References [ edit ]