Situated in the heart of the Lowveld and prime wildlife area of South Africa, the little town of Hoedspruit has been a destination for some time for those “in the know” and is now fast becoming a sought after destination for lovers of wildlife, tourism and investment. Land prices are escalating continuously and the lodges of the area, both private and commercial, are seeing an upsurge in interest. The potential for investment is huge, and serious interest is evident in the on-going purchases of land, lodges and private homes on wildlife developments by both local and overseas investors. The true African ambience of the Bushveld is unequalled anywhere else in South Africa and this is the ultimate in wildlife areas.
Hoedspruit, the gateway to Safari Africa. Nestled beneath the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, and situated between the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. This town is a hidden paradise and is a very popular tourist destination. The 15 000 Blue Canyon Conservancy borders the Hoedspruit town and is home to the Big 4 - Elephant, Rhino, Lion and Leopard. On the town's doorstep is the Timbavati and Klaserie and 40kms away is the Orpen gate entrance to the Kruger National Park.
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Hoedspruit is situated in the Lowveld and has a wonderful all year around climate. This bustling town is full of culture and character and is host to Citrus Farms, Mango Farms, Game Farms, General Agriculture, and over 1000 commercial lodges. Wildlife Estates are popular and safe and offer residents an opportunity to live in the bush amongst the wildlife, in modern homes and still be close to schools, restaurants, shops, etc.
Hoedspruit is fast becoming a popular destination to relocate to. Its charm and safety make it a popular choice for a change of lifestyle.
Imagine a place where your children can play safely, without worry or concern. A place where children live in the natural environment and learn to love the natural wonders of the outdoors. Where calls of the wild, become indelibly stamped in their memories. A place where your children can observe and interact with wildlife on a daily basis, where they learn to identify indigenous plants and trees and propagate their seeds. A place where children are included in authentic environmental research projects that contribute to the greater body of scientific knowledge. A place where your children will learn about the many pressures being brought to bear on the natural systems of our planet and where real sustainable living practices are taught. A place where school is fun and interesting and full of exciting things to do and learn. A place where the learning process becomes tangible and thus more meaningful. A place where you or I wish we could have spent our school days.
Southern Cross Schools is a truly unique, value-based, co-educational complex of schools, based on a wildlife estate in Hoedspruit, South Africa. It is a school founded on Christian principles where boys and girls of all faiths are welcomed and respected. Its ethos is entrenched in an environmental code, which serves as its vehicle for instruction. The methodology through which learning is facilitated, is learner-centred and outcomes-based.