Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp
is situated on both sides of a river bed, offering an authentic African experience without sacrificing luxury, safety or comfort. Guests are welcomed at our large, colourful lounge and dining areas of the camp overlook the green lawns which lead to our swimming pool. At Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp we also have an extensive climate controlled wine cellar and bar.
Each of the 15 large tents are furnished in a comfortable, contemporary style. Each tent has king sized beds we can (convert these to twins should this be required) and a large sized day bed. The tents are en-suite with double showers, his & hers basins and a separate toilet.
Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp welcomes children of all ages. The tents measure 60 square metres and can comfortably accommodate families of four, all protected with mosquito nets.
Babysitting can be arranged at Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp, provided advanced notice is given for the necessary arrangements to be made.
Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp Accommodation:
Khoka Moya Camp has a reception area made from recycled wood and thatch. It also houses a locally crafted curio outlet/shop. The main dining, lounge and bar area is designed to resemble and recalling the pioneer-dwellings of the early gold prospectors. Outside lies a newly built pool set amidst lush lawns, a renovated bird hide and 15 large, free-standing tents. Each has canopied king or twin beds (with cotton sheets and down duvets), a large sofa, a writing desk and a fan with an outside deck for relaxation. Behind a screen is an over-sized ‘wet-room’ with twin showers, twin basins and a flush-toilet. There’s plenty of space – each tent is 10 x 5m; and plenty of privacy – the doors and window flaps roll down at night.
Features include: Fan, Mosquito net, Terrace/balcony (private), reading material, bottled water and homely comforts.
Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp Meals:
The food is a highlight. At both camps it’s a communal affair, usually served outdoors at a long table, with log fires and torches to create a really authentic bush feel. Simple homemade dishes, using predominantly local produce, are plentiful and exquisitely presented. N.B. Special arrangements can be made for in-room dining or a private bush dinner.
The day starts with tea or coffee and rusks served in bed – and heralded by Honeyguide’s famous dawn drumbeat – before the early morning safari drive. On your return a scrumptious breakfast follows with a choice of cereals, fruit and a traditional cooked breakfast. Lunch is a light 3-course meal, served around 2pm. Dinner comes quite late – after a sunset game drive. It’s another magnificent 3-course affair served either in the boma (fenced-in campfire) accompanied by the fascinating and seductive sounds of the African night or a buffet in the main dining area on certain nights. Our chefs are well trained and able to cater for meal preferences. There is a well-stocked bar with an excellent wine selection, stored in a temperature-controlled cellar.
Features include: All meals included, selected drinks and game drive snacks.
Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp Activities:
Guests are taken on game drives in open game viewing vehicles in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. Late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks, views over the Mohwareng Hills, and glimpses of nocturnal creatures. Larger game frequently sighted in the reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion and hippo. In between meals and drives, watch the game and birdlife pass by while relaxing by the pool or take a walking safari through the deep bush, accompanied by an experienced, armed ranger; it can be hot work, but it’s very exciting – seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesn’t seem to compare. Group tours are available to the nearby village of Welverdiend, where guests will learn about the relationship between traditional and contemporary living.
Activities on site or nearby include:
- Bird watching from a newly built hide opposite a watering hole
- Hiking and walking safaris
- Plant life/flora and footprint tracking
- Private guided tours
- Safaris in a private conservancy or into the neighbouring Kruger National Park
- Wildlife photography
When to go to Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp:
The camp is open to visitors all year. Game viewing is at its best the dry Winter (May-October) as animals congregate around water holes and the lack of foliage and grasses gives you a clearer view. But it does get cold at night and during the morning game drive, so pack accordingly. For bird watching, summer (December-March) is best: the rivers are full, the bushveld is lush, and there is no shortage of materials for food, nesting and hiding. This is prime holiday season in South Africa, but it can get seriously hot. Autumn (April-May) is also good for birding but probably the worst months for bigger game. In spring (November-December) you can spot lots of new-borns.
Our experience at the Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp was excellent. The tent accommodations were spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful. Most importantly our safari guide and tracker were superb and extremely knowledgeable. They took into account unique interests of each of the members in our party, going out of their way to track and find giraffes (which appeared to be scarce), finding leopards, lions, hippos, rhinos, spotted hyena, etc., etc. and taking time to explore the smaller insects (termites, spiders, beetles, ...) for the entomologist in the group. We would highly recommend Honeyguide Khoka Moya.
We had a fantastic time. The tented camp is brilliant. We enjoyed every minute of it and the food is fantastic.