Hi there. My name is Joan Arnestad...

Let me tell you a bit about Kruger2Canyon Properties Hoedspruit.

I started K2C Props towards the end of 2004. The name “Kruger2Canyon” comes from the UNESCO accredited Kruger2Canyon Biosphere Reserve. The reserve is 2.5 million hectares in extent and this makes the area truly unique. World Heritage Sites are designated by UNESCO for having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. 

My office is now situated at my home in Raptor’s View Wildlife Estate.

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My main focus has been on Raptor’s View where I have lived permanently since August 2004. However, I also cover all the other Wildlife Estates, Big 5 areas including Balule, Klaserie, Timbavati, Karongwe, Umbabat and Sabi Sands. I will also happily assist with properties situated in Hoedspruit town itself.


This is really no longer a focus of my business. However, there are a few fully furnished rental houses on Raptor’s View that I keep an eye on for clients. I do this as a favour and occasionally find them excellent tenants when they are not being used by the owners themselves.

You may be interested in my own personal story?

I am previously from Johannesburg, a single mom to two great sons. I left the corporate world to follow my own dream. “You are never too old to have a happy childhood” so I packed up and accepted a job at one of the prime lodges in the Sabi Sands. I also wanted (believe it or not!) to wear a khaki uniform, have epaulettes and work a bush radio. My corporate experience was at an Executive Personal Assistant level in a huge international company. My ‘bush experience’ included finance and admin at two of the best known, 5 star lodges. The Admin position for the whole of the Sabi Sands was invaluable and so was the position as P.A. to the first director of the Southern African Wildlife College. The decision to leave Johannesburg changed my life.

Moving to Hoedspruit in 2004 was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have been fortunate to make some wonderful friends – most of whom have been my clients at some or other stage. I also keep an eye on ‘things’ in town and work closely with a few decision makers – all equally dedicated to ensuring that Hoedspruit remains a destination of choice.