Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
Distinct thatched peaks that peep over the tree-line and flashes of burnt orange through lush Leadwood trees signal guests’ arrival at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the heart of the Kruger National Park.
WINTER SA SPECIALS
|01/04/19 – 31/07/19||Single||Sharing|
|Standard Room||R 4621.00||R 3080.00|
Rates include accommodation, three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 15%
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
A Day in the Life at Hoyo Hoyo
Kick-start your day before the sun rises, dunking a homemade rusk into a steamy cup of coffee before setting off on your morning game drive with your assigned ranger.
Watch as the bush awakens around you; the dew glistens on the webs of the Golden Orb spider and Lilac Breasted Rollers flash their startling sky-blue bellies as they flit past your game vehicle.
See wild dogs laze under the Acacia trees and elephants leave their distinct trail as they chomp through the bush at a leisurely pace. Steal a glance at the leopard eating its prey high up in an old Tamboti tree, zebra foraging alongside large herds of wildebeest and impala flashing their characteristic ‘M’ as they disappear in to the thick brush.
Enjoy a traditional Tsonga breakfast under the thatched rondawel roofs of Hoyo Hoyo and then retire to your room and relax, laze at the crystal-clear infinity pool or request a bush walk for an up-close encounter with the Kruger.
Lunch is a relaxed, informal affair. Served on the deck with beautiful views of the surrounding bushveld, guests are treated to light salads and tasty desserts before retiring to their rooms for an afternoon siesta.
Indulge in a soothing massage from the comfort of your private deck, the scents of ylang ylang, vanilla and cedarwood soothing body, soul and mind. Our trained therapists hail from the local community and provide a range of massages, including full-body aromatherapy, foot massages and Swedish back and neck massages.
Afternoon tea, served on the deck, heralds the imminent departure of your special evening safari through the Mluwati Concession. Spot a pride of lazy lions lounging casually in the tall grass and the associated warning call of nature’s tattletales, the Grey Loerie, as they inform the surrounding species of impending danger.
Sip a sundowner G&T as you watch the sky turn from the brilliance of an African sunset to a bright band of stars; the persistent call of frogs, owls and nightjars accompanying you back to Hoyo Hoyo where a traditional Tsonga dinner feast awaits; a blazing fire the perfect backdrop for tonight’s Shangaan entertainment and storytelling.
Bursting with the day’s extraordinary bush experiences, all that’s left is to retire to the comfort of your traditional Tsonga homestead with nothing but the reassuring sound of the crickets and frogs lulling you to sleep.
Highlights at Hoyo Hoyo
- Authentic Tsonga tradition and culture
- Big Five Kruger National Park experience
- Set upon an ancient elephant route
- Located on the banks of the Mluwati river
- Six traditional circular Tsonga homesteads
Facilities at Hoyo Hoyo:
Welcome drinks on arrival, butler service. The water is safe to drink, while bottled water is placed in your room courtesy of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. No cell phone reception.
Swimming pool. Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room at an additional charge.
Safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles, bird watching, self-drive in the Kruger National Park, guided safari walks by prior arrangement
Accommodation at Hoyo Hoyo
Guests are accommodated in six circular air-conditioned Tsonga homesteads with traditional earth-coloured walls and tapered thatched reed roofs.
Tsonga tradition runs throughout these comfortable homesteads; the warm glow of brightly coloured walls, traditional ornaments and little embellishments on lamps, door handles and mirrors bringing this local culture to life.
Relax on your private deck looking out on to the bush, take a long, leisurely shower in the open air or melt in to your comfortable king-size bed for an afternoon siesta. It’s your relaxing, informal bush experience on your terms.
Room facilities and amenities include:
- Separate bath and outdoor shower
- Bathroom amenities
- Insect repellent
- Air Conditioning
- Tea and coffee-making facilities
Rates at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge:
Are quoted per person per night and are inclusive of accommodation, three meals, local beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits), two game activities and VAT at 14%
Rates exclude transfers, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 76.00, which are per person per stay. Subject to change without prior notification.
Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and Hamiltons Tented Camp offer a COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFER from either Skukuza or Hoedspruit Airport,
subject to availability and must be booked with the Reservations Team prior to quoting.
The transfers are subject to the availability of seats (7 per vehicle (2 vehicles)) as well as the timing availability on the already scheduled transfers for the
0-11 years: Not permitted at the lodge unless the lodge is booked on a exclusive basis.
12 years and older: Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.
Additional Information to note:
The camp is situated in a Malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay. Please Kruger Gate Times:
05h30 – 18h30 – January, February, November & December l 05h30 – 18h00 – March & October
06h00 – 18h00 – April, August & September l 06h00 – 17h30 – May, June & July
All guests must enter at Orpen Gate a minimum of 1.5 Hours and Paul Kruger Gate 3 hours before gate closure.
PLEASE NOTE: If guests are not in time at the respective gates, they will not be permitted to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night.