Farm Chester, Route 531,
Hoedspruit 1380,
South Africa

Tel: +27 65 595 6966

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Francine’s Farmhouse & Venue is the perfect destination to use as your base to explore the Greater Kruger area and the famous Panorama Route.

From exceptional game viewing to exploring some of the most beautiful wilderness areas in South Africa, the Hoedspruit area truly offers a traveller a wealth of options to discover.


This unique Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife, and is extremely proud of its efforts in wildlife education in the country.

They are often faced with the difficult decision of what to do with an injured or poisoned animal that will not be able to be released back into the wild. As a result, they have a number of “permanent residents” at the centre and at their own cost, and they use them as “ambassadors” for their respective species.

A tour to Moholoholo is an immersive experience and will leave you with everlasting memories.

Kruger Day Trips

Do a guided day tour or drive yourself into the famed 20,000 square km Kruger National Park. It is home to the BIG 5 as well as a multitude of plains game, birdlife and various types of fauna and flora unique to the Lowveld. There are various camps and picnic spots within the park to stretch your legs, and a network of roads to ensure you have an authentic wildlife adventure.

The Kruger Park’s Orpen Gate is a short 45-minute drive from Francine’s Farmhouse & Venue.

This is a must on everyone’s bucket list!

Swadini Hiking and Guided Walks

There are 3 short trails starting and ending at Swadini A Forever Resort. These trails have a pay point at the office, which will provide you with a map of the marked trails.

Vervet Trail: 1km
Kudu Trail: 1.4km
Bushpig Trail: 2.2km

Blyde Boat Cruise

Join us for a Blyde dam boat trip, an interpretation tour by a tour guide that will take you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels. An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon.