As you approach Hoedspruit, you cannot help but notice row upon row of mango and citrus trees and kilometres of six foot fencing, the signature of the big-game farm, alongside the road. Here, a conglomeration of private concessions on the border of Kruger National Park together form the largest privately owned conservation area in the world. These private parks offer intense game watching experiences and high-end accommodation in impressive lodges, to cater for the discerning wildlife traveller. Hoedspruit is the champion of green living, located in the centre of UNESCOs Kruger to Canyons Biosphere and as such, it is the venue for South Africas annual Sustainable Living Festival. Day trips to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre, Khamai Reptile Centre, Siyafunda Conservation, and the Roots of Rhythm Cultural Experience highlight the importance of conserving our natural and cultural heritage, while Bombyx Mori Silk Farm adds an unexpected touch of luxury your bushveld experience.