The Radisson Hotel Group has recently inaugurated its first-ever Safari hotel in Africa, aptly named Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. This marks the group’s 11th establishment in South Africa, showcasing a strategic expansion into the country’s thriving tourism market.

Nestled amidst the enchanting landscapes between Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon, the hotel is situated just 2km outside of Hoedspruit in the heart of the Limpopo province. Strategically positioned, it is only a 20-minute drive from Eastgate Airport, ensuring seamless access for globetrotters seeking a unique safari experience.

Guests are invited to partake in once-in-a-lifetime safari adventures, promising encounters with the mesmerizing local wildlife, including lions, rhinoceros, and elephants. For the more adventurous souls, the hotel offers horseback trekking through the picturesque grasslands, while others can savor the sprawling landscape from the tranquility of a hot air balloon.

Tim Cordon, the Chief Operating Officer for the Middle East & Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, expressed his excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to open the doors of our first safari-inspired hotel in South Africa. The opening of Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit marks our 11th hotel opening in South Africa and completes our own Golden Triangle Safari offering.”

Charles McCarthy, the General Manager of Radisson Hotel Safari Hoedspruit, added, “My team and I are thrilled to introduce the world to the perfect combination of hospitality with Radisson’s renowned Yes I Can! Service philosophy and our unmatched safari-inspired setting. Our extensive offering will ensure guests have an unforgettable experience.”

The launch of Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit comes at an opportune moment, coinciding with the resurgence of tourism post-Covid. Despite concerns about crime and infrastructure issues, international tourists are flocking to South Africa, enticed by the favorable exchange rates and excellent value for their money.

Recent data from Stats SA reveals a significant influx of travelers, with a total of 2,582,023 arrivals, departures, and transits recorded at South African ports of entry and exit in November 2023. Of these, 1,934,481 were foreign travelers, highlighting the country’s continued allure as a global travel destination.

The Radisson family, with its presence in over 120 countries and more than 1700 hotels, continues to expand its footprint. Radisson Hotel Group, overseeing operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, boasts over 1150 hotels in operation and under development. The group’s robust growth plan promises to significantly enhance its portfolio, providing travelers around the world with diverse and enriching experiences.