The distinct thatched peaks peeping over the tree-line with hints of burnt orange flashing through lush Leadwood indicate your imminent arrival at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
, set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the heart of the Kruger National Park.
The unique architecture is a celebration of the local Tsonga culture and integrates traditional suites with splashes of tribal design and the earthy tones which define the interiors. The overall effect encapsulates the hearty spirit of warmth and welcoming that is so characteristic of the Tsonga people. Expect an authentic encounter with the local Tsonga culture in extraordinary bush surroundings; the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s renowned conservation areas and home to the Big Five.
Join the cape-turtle doves and arrow-marked babblers welcoming in a new day as you head into the bush for a feast of the senses; the smell of damp grasses: pinks, oranges and yellows of the gorgeous African sunrise and the hissing of hundreds of crickets preparing for a warm bush day. Spend an afternoon lazing at the infinity pool, watching the monarch butterflies flit past while the geckos scurry across the deck, or retreat to the comfortable lounge for a quiet read surrounded by traditional Tsonga craft and the light breeze of a relaxed afternoon.Accommodation at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
Guests are accommodated in six circular air-conditioned suites with traditional brightly earth-coloured walls, tapered thatched roofs and folding glass doors that allows one to fully experience the wilderness.
Tsonga tradition runs throughout these comfortable suites; 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.
Enjoy a relaxing & soothing massage with blended aromatherapy oils of ylang ylang, cedarwood & vanilla to sooth your soul while overlooking the African bush from the comfort of your deck!Room facilities and amenities include:
- Separate large stone bath and outdoor shower
- Bathroom amenities
- Insect repellent
- Air Conditioning
- Tea and coffee-making facilitiesPlease Note:
No children under the age of 12 years are permitted unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive basis.Facilities at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge offers indulgent spa treatments and a soothing massage in the seclusion of your private deck with the scents of ylang-ylang, vanilla and cedarwood soothing body, mind and soul. There is no Wi-Fi or cellphone signal at this exclusive and remote safari lodge, allowing complete relaxation for our guests. The suites offer a radio link to the manager at the lodge.
The sparkling swimming pool promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that comes to the river for a cooling drink.Additional Information about Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge:
Please Note Kruger Gate Times:
05h30 – 18h30 – January, February, November & December
05h30 – 18h00 – March & October
06h00 – 18h00 – April, August & September
06h00 – 17h30 – May, June & July
Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay.
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.
Imbali is in a malaria area and malaria tablets are recommended all year round (Please consult your doctor). Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is in a high-risk malaria area, guests are advised to take maximum precaution. Water is safe to drink, while bottled water is placed in your room, courtesy of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, Kruger Park. Climate
Summer: Min Temp 17 C / 63 F – Max Temp 37 C / 99 F Winter: Min Temp 9 C / 48 F – Max Temp 28 C / 83 F
Summer rainfall region, generally hot in summer.
Thunderstorms often occur in the late afternoon, but do not last long. Winters are dry, with cold nights and early mornings.Dining and Cuisine:
Your rewards for a hard day’s safari are the delicious dishes created by Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge’s talented chef.
Homemade baked goods, light salads and local specialties such as beetroot salad and ostrich steak are served in relaxed surroundings; the sounds of the bush providing all the accompaniment you need for a memorable dining experience.
Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast with a variety of fruits, nuts, yoghurts, breads, pastries and cheese or opt for a full English breakfast with bacon, sausage and eggs; freshly squeezed orange juice and strong coffee at the ready after your morning game drive.
Lunch is a light, informal affair with a buffet laden with tasty salads and meats. Followed not long after by High Tea with tea or coffee to wash down a delicious selection of cakes and pastries baked freshly at the lodge.
After a rewarding evening’s safari, warm yourself around Hoyo Hoyo’s open-air fire and enjoy a magical three-course dinner under the stars. Good wine and good conversation flow while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night.