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Where to overnight on the way to Hoedspruit?

Boulder, Colorado
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Where to overnight on the way to Hoedspruit?

Hi! We are arriving at 3:40pm into JNB in early November and will be spending the following night at a lodge near Hoedspruit. We would love to travel part of the way there upon arrival. We have made this overseas trip several times now and are comfortable driving on the opposite side of the road and are usually quite awake when we arrive (trying to deter comments that say just rest at an airport hotel and relax!).

We would like to make some dent in the journey, but are aware that people recommend not driving after dark. Do you have any suggestions on a safe area to stay overnight where we could reasonably make it to before it is too dark to be considered safe to drive?

Thanks in advance!

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Cape Town Central...
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1. Re: Where to overnight on the way to Hoedspruit?

We stayed at the quirky Blou Windpomp in Delmas in August. Budget accom. It was quite okay. No nice restaurant nearby. Last meal at airport and then breakfast on the road at Alzu.

Leeds, United...
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2. Re: Where to overnight on the way to Hoedspruit?

Dullstroom is about 2.5 hours from the airport. Then another 3 to Hoedspruit the following day.

There is a variety of accommodation in Dullstroom

Bucharest, Romania
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3. Re: Where to overnight on the way to Hoedspruit?

Dullstrom would be nice if you can make it there before nightfall. By the time you exit arrivals and pick up your car, it could be 4:30-5pm. Check the actual sunset time on a weather site.

Cape Town Central...
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4. Re: Where to overnight on the way to Hoedspruit?

You don't want to get to Dullstroom in the dark . . . . . the last few kilometers are potholed

Boulder, Colorado
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5. Re: Where to overnight on the way to Hoedspruit?

Thank you for your replies!

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