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. Theres 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 its 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 Honeyguides 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. Its 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 its very exciting seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesnt 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.
Rooms and Units Available:
Each tent is en-suite with king sized bed with a double shower and separate toilet. A private outdoor seating area in front
Amount of similar units: 15
Sleeps 2 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12
Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Special Meals on Request
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Tourism Information Desk
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails
CANCELLATION POLICY – based on the total value of the bookingFIT’s cancellation charge45 – 30 days prior to arrival: 25% cancellation fee29 – 15 days prior to arrival: 75% cancellation fee14 – 1 day prior to arrival: 100% cancellation feeAll no shows whether FIT or Group will be charged 100% cancellation feesAdministrative Cancellation Fee of R200 to be charged after confirming the booking received.
GROUPS (12 or more pax) cancellation charge60 – 45 days prior to arrival: 25% cancellation fee44 – 30 days prior to arrival: 50% cancellation fee29 – 1 day prior to arrival: 100% cancellation feeAll no shows whether FIT or Group will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
Manyeleti reserve gate fees
(The rates are subject to change)
Each guest will be charged an entrance fee
Adults - R20.00 per person
Children (6yr-12yr) - R10.00 per person
There is also an additional charge per vehicle
Car - R20.00
Minibus - R30.00
Manyeleti reserve gate times
November to March: opens at 05h30 and closes at 18h30
April to June: opens at 06h30 and closes at 17h30
July to October: opens at 06h30 and closes at 18h00
From Johannesburg or Pretoria
Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp is easily accessed by a good tar road from Johannesburg or Pretoria and will take approximately 6 hours.
From Johannesburg, continue on the N12 East in the direction of Witbank.
From Pretoria, continue on the N4 East in the direction of Witbank.
- Continue past Witbank towards Belfast
- Exit the N4 at the Belfast intersection, enter the town and turn right at the second stop sign in the direction of Dullstroom (R540)
- Pass through Dullstroom towards Mashishing (Lydenburg)
- At Mashishing the R540 becomes the R36
- Continue on the R36 for 52km towards Orighstad
- Pass through Orighstad on the R36 and continue towards the Abel Erasmus Pass
- Shortly after crossing the Blyde River, turn right in the direction of Orpen/Swadini (R531)
- Approximately 10km further, do not take the right turn to Swadini but continue straight in the direction of Klaserie. Ignore the turnoff to Hoedspruit.
- Continue past Klaserie, and turn left at the Orpen signpost and continue until you see the Manyeleti Reserve sign (approximately 36km)
- Pass the South African Wildlife College on your left and just further on you will see the Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp sign, turn right to enter the reserve.
- Proceed on for 200m to the Manyeleti entrance gate where a nominal entrance fee is payable.
- If you miss the turnoff to the Manyeleti reserve you will arrive at the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park some 4kms further. You will need to turn around and find the Manyeleti reserve entrance on the left hand side as you head back.
Once in the reserve follow the Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp signs to the camp, approximately 5km down a sand road.
You will arrive at Honeyguide Khoka Moya Camp.
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