Holiday home for 6 people with private pool near Kruger Park in South Africa
Family de Korte
- english, german, dutch
About Family de Korte
After the first visit of South Africa we fell in love with the country. We have then decided to have Villa Blaaskans built. Villa Blaaskans is family owned and is rented the largest part of the year. From the Netherlands the rent is arranged by Ina de Korte. Feel free to contact if you have questions. Warmest regards, Familie de Korte
Family de Korte purchased this Villa in 2012
What makes this Villa unique
A few unique examples of a stay in Villa Blaaskans are: - Surrounded by harmless wild animals such as giraffes, zebras, impalas, Kudus etc. On safari around the house. - Fantastic view from the pool on the Drakensbergen and bush - Private pool - Prices are inclusive, know upfront what you pay, no surprises afterwards - Personal guidance on location through our friendly host - Unique location between the Kruger Park and Blyde River Canyon - Lots of safari possibilities in the surrounding area - Near the touristic village: Hoedspruit where all amenities can be found - Lovely dining in the different restaurants in Hoedspruit - Luxury and level of finishing of the house are splendid - House has been completely decorated - Weekly cleaning - Free WIFI and laundry service - Extensive information guide prior to the trip - Very good reviews on Zoover, Homeaway
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Dear Sue and Pim,
thanks for take great care of us.
Our vacation was fantastic. Especially the house ist really lovely.
We stay in the Villa Krugerhoed not in Villa Blaaskans. Villa Krugerhoed is the neighbor house from Villa Blaaskans.
- the 2 outside showers
- walking and driving by our own in Zandspruit
- the pool
- comfortable beds and lounge chairs
- our trips in the neighborhood
- the sunset
- the grill
- to have no direct neighbor
- our dinner in hat and creek in Hoedspruit.
Greetings from Germany, Sabine + family
Hi Sabine and Family,
Thank you for the very kind review!
We hope once to see you again.
Thanks a lot!
Fantastic modern home with true African charm
Villa Blaaskans was our home for a week and it was the most wonderful piece of paradise! The home is so tastefully decorated and with all the modern conveniences that our family of four needed. The pool was a perfect size for an afternoon cool off and surrounded by the African bush. You are completely alone and so not see a neighboring house at all. The estate is gated so we never worried about security either. We would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a peaceful, immaculate, modern home in the heart of South Africa! Hoedspruit is a great point for many of the reserves and activities with a small town with nice facilities and restaurants and close to Kruger and the Blyde river canyon. This house was perfect, we wish we had spent longer here and will definitely be back!
Woow! What a great review, thank you so much Jon & Ashley! From our contact (Sue) and from yourself I have heard that you have enjoyed it!
We hope you become our guests once more.
Family de Korte
What an amazing home!
After getting lost in Hoedspruit (practically impossible!), I called Sue, the concierge at the house, and she came to get me and directed me into the reserve. The reserve is beautiful, easy to drive, with a lot of plains game roaming freely. The house... what can I say? It is impeccably furnished, beautifully situated and serene. And only one minute from town, with it's great bars and restaurants. Sue attended to my every need, with bookings, groceries and recommendations. I felt completely at home, made some wonderful friends, and will definitely be returning. I would recommend this home for a single traveller, a family or couples sharing the house. Booking and transfers were easy and everything was handled very professionally. Thank you again for a lovely stay.
Kind regards, Erika
Thank you very much for this review and compliments! It was a pleasure to have you as a guest, and we hope to welcome you once more!
Kind regards, Family de Korte
Total privacy in luxury game park
The jaws of our rather spoilt teenagers dropped when we finally arrived at Villa Blaaskans, Zandspruit, Hoedspruit. -It feels like being in a 007 movie, my 17-year old daughter said. The photos of the villa did not lie. But much of the text on Zandspruit did. We, a family of five, stayed there over Christmas and the New Year. High season, so we expected to have to share our adventure with others. During almost two weeks, we once saw and once heard other people enjoying the park. It turned out we had the whole place for ourselves. Arriving after dark, we saw nothing until breakfast when a beautyful wilderbeast greeted us welcome at the swimming pool. Thus encouraged we went into the bush with our van (possible but not always without difficulties in our VW two wheel drive) and found the giraffes and zebras only to name the obvious. Later we compared it with the Kruger Park and unanimously preferred our Zandspruit. The reason was freedom, being allowed to do what you want; driving, walking, posing in front of the game, night walks on your own, not to forget never being more than 15 minutes away from our Blaaskans home with its AC coolness and well stocked kitchen. This all made a nice change for visiting the local must do's for tourists, which all started with a substantial drive, no matter what direction we took being in the middle of the best. From the pool deck we watched Mariepskoop mountain. Driving up there took a few hours, but was nevertheless worthwile if just for the route. Walking and climbing about the top of it was a blessed experience of beauty we will never forget. Having said this, if you want to go on your own by car, order topographic maps 1:50.000 well in advance or buy them in Johannesburg. Our GPS could not match all the minor roads and there relocations, so either you are prepared for some trial and error, or you come with detailed maps which are not for sale (and I think not used) in Hoedspruit. Blyde River Canyon is another fantastic experience and if we should recommend just one entrance to it, that would be through the Forever Resort, since they have prepared rough walking paths through bush, jungle, cliffs and waterfalls we cannot recommend enough (well worth the entrance fee). A short drive away was Jessica, the hippo, another encounter we will never forget. Yes, I admit, we loved our stay.
Thank you for such a good written review! You were very nice guests and hope to welcome you again.
Family de Korte
Klasse Haus mit spannender Lage inmitten des Parks
Relativ nah am Krüger Park, was Tagesausflüge möglich macht. Ebenso nah am Blyde River Canyon und den Drakensbergen. Sehr große Terrasse mit Pool, was für einen entspannten und komfortablen Aufenthalt im Freien sorgt. Ab und zu gab es mal einen Stromausfall auf dem ganzen Gelände, aber nur für wenige Stunden. Sehr unkomplizierter und einfacher Umgang mit der Verwaltung vor Ort. Wir können des Haus wirklich weiterempfehlen.
Thank you so much for your review. We hope to welcome you again one day.
Sejour inoubliable au coeur du bush africain
Sejour formidable au coeur du bush africain. La maison est tres bien equipee et tres bien décorée. On peut admirer les animaux qui passent dans le jardin tout en profitant de la piscine. Accueil tres chaleureux et tres professionnel. Endroit paisible a 45 minutes du parc Kruger. Nous le recommandons absolument
Thank you so much for this review. Great to read that you had a lovely time.
All the best!
Our holiday house in South Africa is called Blaaskans, which in South African means a moment to rest/relax. That is what we try to achieve with a stay in villa Blaaskans, completely relax but still enjoy the beautiful nature and the ‘real' South Africa.
Villa Blaaskans was surrendered beginning of 2012 and is located at the edge of the village of Hoedspruit (Limpopo). The villa for 6 people is located in the middle of one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa and is part of Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate. The holiday house is at 10,000 m2 own ground which provides peace and privacy during your holiday. On the Estate a lot of (harmless) wild animals can be foiund such giraffes, zebras, monkeys and gnus. Imagine, relaxing in your private pool while you enjoy the beautiful animals around you and the view from the terrace on the Drakensbergen.
Villa Blaaskans is surrounded by its own nature reserve where you can find a lot of (harmless) animals, even around the house it’s possible to spot wild animals! Withn the near surroundings of the villa there are a lot of nature reserves where the Big 5 can be found. In the different nature reserves it’s possible to reserve jeep safaris or safari walks. Even a safari is possible as the world-famous KrugerPark is only at a 45 minute drive!
Apart from all wild animals in the reserves the other nature present is also breathtaking, you can find in the near surroundings a comparison of the American Grand Canyon, the South African Blyde River Canyon! The route to it offers different look-outs where you can stop to enjoy the Canyon and the fantastic view.
Villa Blaaskans is located in the cosy village of Hoedspruit, part of the Limpopo province. The village of Hoedspruit has a lot to offer and is also sometimes called the ‘safari village' of South Africa.
You can find everything you need for a holiday in Hoedspruit. There are 2 large supermarkets, 2 petrol stations, several car rental companies and a number of quite cute restaurants where you can enjoy delicious local and international dishes quite cheap!
Hoedspruit is the final location on the way to the Kruger Park. Therefore it’s only a 45 minute drive before you can imagine yourself between the elephants, lions, leopards and other wild animals. The information package offers you the opening hours, a map and you discover which way you can travel through the Kruger P ark.
The Kruger Park is not only an experience, around the holiday house there are several reserves that also organise safaris. How about a morning stroll with 2 lions? Or a meeting with the meanwhile world-famous Jessica The Hippo?
A random selection of the different activities near (max. 45 minute drive) villa Blaaskans are:
- Evening safari and luxury dinner at Kapama Game Reserve
- Walking with lions in a Big 5 reserve at Tshukudu Game Reserve
- Take the car for a safari through the famous Kruger Park
- Feed and caress a hippo with Jessica the Hippo
- Horseback riding through nature at African Dream Horse Riding
- Riding an elephant at the Elephant Wishpers
- Flying in a balloon across the South African landscape
- Get explanations about wild animals and experience them from close by at the revalidation centre Moholoholo
- Splendid views and polished rock formations at the Blyde River Canyon
While booking with Villa Blaaskans you will receive an info file where alle activities are explained. For pictures of the abovementioned activities you can refer to: For question about the activities or about the house you can always check our website: https://www.homesofafrica.com
At zoover.com Villa Blaaskans is rated with a 9.8!