Ubuntu Luxury Villa, Our Dream - Your Home


Entire villa hosted by Dennis & Anouk

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3 baths
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Welcome to our intimate, exclusive-use 3-bedroom villa in South Africa’s safari town of Hoedspruit. Magnificently positioned on the green-belt of the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, it offers an authentic taste of bushveld living with free-roaming wildlife and easy access to the iconic Kruger National Park and the spectacular Blyde River Canyon.
Ubuntu Luxury Villa is a dream-made-real for owners Dennis and Anouk.
We can host a maximum of 6 people and accept children of 8 years and older.

The space
We want your holiday in Hoedspruit to be exceptional! We’ve designed a home that we love and have tried to think of everything we’d need to have the most relaxed, enjoyable stay in this bushveld villa. Have a look at the pictures and information below, which should give you a good idea of what to expect when you book Ubuntu Luxury Villa for your exclusive-use stay.

The exclusive-use self-catering villa has 3 luxurious private, non-smoking rooms with en suite bathrooms , with a large living area, elevated viewing deck and expansive heated pool. It has been furnished and fitted with your comfort and convenience in mind, featuring high quality soft furnishings, original art works and all modern conveniences.
In total we can host 6 people and we accept children of 8 years and older.

Ubuntu Luxury Villa has 3 bedrooms, two of which have open air, outdoor showers. The rooms are oriented around a central, open plan living and dining area, with a large deck. They are subtly themed around some of our favorite animals; elephant, leopard and zebra.

Why Choose Us

Well we can list all the obvious reasons; like our location on a private wildlife estate, our large heated swimming pool, the many mountain-bike trails and walks you can take, and our proximity to the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, our high quality finishes, and luxury appliances… But what sets us apart? Why should you choose us, and nobody else?

These are the stand-out reasons why you should book Ubuntu Luxury Villa today:

- We cater for long-term stays of 3 nights or more! This means you have time to relax, explore and fully enjoy the environment, with no pressure, no other guests and the freedom to plan your experience to suit you, and nobody else!

- You’re guaranteed absolute exclusivity. We only rent Ubuntu Luxury Villa to one group at a time. You’ll have all the comforts of larger luxury lodges, but none of the small talk, compromise or social rules that come into play when you share space with other travellers.

- Our private viewing deck is something really special! We only know of one other elevated viewing deck on the estate. Once up there for drinks or a meal, your heart will expand towards the seemingly limitless horizon. It’s romantic, it’s unique and it will create moments in time you’ll never forget!

- The artwork in the lodge has all been created by Anouk. There are no generic prints here, or stock images. Every canvas, large or small, has been created by us and is part of our story. It captures an experience, an animal, a memory that’s meaningful to us, and something we can share with you.

- We have tried to think of everything for you; from practical items like conveniently located USB points, an inverter in case of power cuts, and a reverse osmosis water filtration system, to all the details that make the house a luxury home, not an impersonal hotel. We want you to use the field guides, enjoy the Africology amenities, and curl up with the extra blankets we’ve provided in the lounge.

- Ubuntu Luxury Villa is full of soul, and because it’s a project that’s been so personal to us, we hope you feel that too! We don’t want you to just come and go, but rather, to really connect with this beautiful part of the world, nourishing your mind and body and planning your return before you even leave…

What this place offers

Wifi – 19 Mbps
Free carport on premises – 2 spaces
Private pool
58" HDTV with Netflix, Chromecast, Amazon Prime Video
Washer – In unit
Dryer – In unit
Window AC unit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa

This little town is a laid-back gem and it’s a happy moment when you see Hoedspruit’s distinctive ‘welcome’ signs. It is no coincidence that they feature warthogs, as these endearing little animals are the town mascot. You’ll see them on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, but also eating grass and foraging for roots on the verges of streets and even in the parking lot of the Pick ‘n’ Pay.

The area around Hoedspruit that lies between the Greater Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon is a mix of protected areas, forestry and farmland. Hoedspruit itself offers an array of authentic, quality restaurants, coffee shops, curio shops and art galleries that will make you want to spend time exploring.

While this booming Lowveld town is a popular gateway to some of South Africa’s best safari destinations and private nature reserves, as well as the iconic Kruger National Park, Hoedspruit also has a growing reputation as a conservation, research and training hub. Known as the wild heart of the lowveld, it is also a haven for artists, photographers, film-makers, writers and environmentalists inspired by nature.

The town’s economic life has traditionally centred round tourism and agriculture, but its laid-back lifestyle also appeals to a diverse mix of people, giving Hoedspruit its unique character. Its two large supermarkets stock everything you may need, and there are banks, doctors rooms, dentists, beauty salons, workshops and all the services that one could need when travelling internationally. Indeed, a large percentage of Hoedspruit’s population is made up of foreigners who have visited and invested in a second, or even a permanent home here.

Hoedspruit also has an active air force base, is the centre of operations for many aerial anti-poaching, conservation and research initiatives and many people train here to become recreational pilots. It also has an airport with daily flights to Johannesburg and regular flights from Cape Town.

Activities in and around Hoedspruit
There are several activities, day trips and fun ways to spend your time in and around Hoedspruit.

Some of our favourite spots, businesses and services include:
- Africology Spa – If you’re looking for a relaxing treatment using African and organic products, this spa is located just at the entrance to the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. We also use their natural products throughout Ubuntu Luxury Villa. You may love them so much you want to take some home with you too.

- Fruitful Living– This health shop in Hoedspruit is a rare find for any one interested in holistic living, vegan food, gluten-free, lactose-free and other specialty foods. It also stocks supplements, organic produce, and beauty products.

- The Farmer’s Market – Held on the first Saturday of every month at the Bosveld Centre on the R40, this is a true gathering of local entrepreneurs, crafters, artists and cooks. It will give you a real taste of local life! Also Look out for the recently launched Night Market at Francine’s Venue. It takes place once a month.

- Khaya Ndlovu Manor House– Just a few kilometres from the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, this is a great place to book a guided game drive through a private reserve. Not only can you enjoy the bush and see many different animals close to Hoedspruit, including the big game we don’t have on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, but you can combine your drive with a lunch or dinner at their restaurant, which has one of the best views in Hoedspruit (aside from our viewing deck!).

- Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is just a 45 minute drive from Ubuntu Luxury Villa, making it an easy place to visit for a day on either a self-drive safari, or an organised tour.

Half the size of our home country the Netherlands, the Kruger National Park is home to some of Africa’s last free-roaming wildlife. It’s a place that we return to time and time again, tracing favorite routes in search of the animals we’ve grown to love.

You can enter via either the Orpen or the Phalaborwa gates; opening times change depending on the season so check these before your leave. There are restaurants in the park’s camps, or you can pack a lunch and spend all your time exploring the back roads. The house is kitted out with maps, binoculars and a cooler box for people wanting to drive themselves through Kruger.

-Panorama Route
Exploring the Panorama Route, as the scenic drive around the outer rim of the Blyde River Canyon, is known, is a fantastic day trip from Ubuntu Luxury Villa.

There are a number of scenic vantage points and famous landmarks to take in. If you’re a self-drive guest, you’ll find a map and some tips for your day out in the villa, or you can book a Panorama Tour with Selley Safaris, our carefully selected tour and transfer operator. This can be particularly rewarding for first time visitors, as you’ll have a dedicated guide to interpret the scenery and tell you about the area and its history.

The route has a number of vantage points where you can get out, or where the view is particularly rewarding. Some of the most iconic of these are:

Three Rondavels
God’s Window
Bourke’s Luck Potholes

Hosted by Dennis & Anouk

  1. Joined in June 2019
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“Live your dreams, don’t dream your life.” We take these words seriously and have invested in making our dream come true. Having both worked in hospitality and photography for our whole careers, we have travelled to more than 50 countries and invested our experience and knowledge in the creation of a home that reflects our passion for nature and Africa. We still work as globe-trotting photographers, privileged to travel the world and photograph some of its most beautiful destinations. Yes, we are proudly Dutch, but nothing beats coming back to our home in Africa; from the sunsets and the wildlife, to the warm people we’ve met in Hoedspruit, we’d choose it every time.
“Live your dreams, don’t dream your life.” We take these words seriously and have invested in making our dream come true. Having both worked in hospitality and photography for our…

During your stay

We want our guests to feel effortlessly at home here; fed by nature, nurtured by beauty, and able to tap into the sense of place that we’ve found so remarkable since our very first visit to this part of South Africa.
There is no doubt our time in the Hoedspruit area has changed us for the better – we’ve designed everything to try and share that experience with you .

Luckily for us, we’ve also found exactly the right people to work with in Hoedspruit, a small town that seems to attract people who share our vision, values and work ethic!

First and foremost, are our hosts Kleintjie and Annalie.
Both Hoedspruit locals, and Kleintjie and Annalie take care of the day-to-day logistics for Ubuntu Luxury Villa. They have an able team of cleaners and maintenance staff that they work with. They’ll also arrange your security access, address any needs that arise during your stay at Ubuntu Luxury Villa, and ensure that the quality of the experience we expect our guests to enjoy is maintained.
We want our guests to feel effortlessly at home here; fed by nature, nurtured by beauty, and able to tap into the sense of place that we’ve found so remarkable since our very first…

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Checkout: 11:00 AM
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