Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

The Forest Lodge Cabin The Forest Lodge Cabin interior The Farmhouse The Farmhouse bedrooms The Farmhouse The Farmhouse Tree shower Thora Boloka Cottage Thora Boloka Outdoor shower Kurisa Moya has enormous trees in the indigenous forest David Letsoalo - South Africa's top local bird guide Kurisa Moya's habitats Activities
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  • Self-Catering, Bed & Breakfast
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 20
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Kurisa Moya, meaning tranquil spirit, is a Nature Eco Lodge situated in the Limpopo Province at Woodbush, only 4 hours away from Johannesburg. Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is 40 minutes from Polokwane and Magoebaskloof and Haenertsburg.

Kurisa Moya is surrounded by indigenous forests and lies below the second-highest mountain peak in the area.

The complete peace and tranquility makes Kurisa Moya unique. Because we are electricty-free, guests cannot be disturbed by tvs, radios and phones. There is no traffic noise only the incredible sounds of the birds and animals on this spectacular property.

This farm has indigenous forests, breathtaking mountain landscapes, whispering grasslands and tranquil farm dams. Whether you choose the Farmhouse, sleeping 10 people or one of the Forest Lodge Cabins in the indigenous forest or the Stone Cottage with views, Kurisa Moya has it all.

Accommodation at Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge::
Forest Lodge Cabins
Two self-contained wooden cabins sit high in the canopy of the indigenous forest. From your deck, three metres up, you are eye-to-eye with the Samango monkeys picking the ripe fruit from nearby trees and can watch the crimson flash of Knysna louries soaring past. You may see bushpigs and bushbuck drinking from the stream below, or vervet monkeys peering in your bedroom window.
Each cabin has a fully-equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a view. The cabins are perfect for a couple but sleep up to four, with a double bed downstairs and two single beds in the loft suitable for kids.
You can gaze into the forest from your deck, or enjoy the comfort of the fireplace in colder weather. Either way, the views of the forest are spectacular and the privacy complete. The tranquility is only broken by the cries of the Samango monkeys by day and bushbabies and wood owls at night.
The Forest Lodge cabins are luxurious inside and are creatively decorated to emphasise the beautiful surroundings. Enormous windows give you panoramic views of the forest canopy, whether you are cooking up a storm, snuggled up by the fireplace or lounging in bed.
You will gaze out onto century-old trees with moss-covered branches and forest streams surrounded by ferns, clivias and orchids. Here you can truly regain your spirit as you tune in to the sounds of nature all around you. You can cook for yourself or book dinner, lunch or breakfast which are delivered to your door.

The cabins each have:
- 1 double bed and 2 single beds in the loft room overlooking the double bed below
- Fully-equipped kitchenette with stove and oven, fridge and freezer,
- Weber Braai on the deck and braai facilities downstairs
- Bathroom with shower
- Solar lights
- Fireplace with firewood provided
- Fully serviced
- Meals available on request

Farmhouse
The large, comfortable farmhouse, is situated so as to offer spectacular views of the farm. It sleeps up to 10 people (5 en-suite bedrooms), has a fully-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a wide verandah on two sides. The house is designed for socializing so the kitchen, huge lounge and dining room make entertaining a pleasure.
The farmhouse is tastefully decorated with artifacts from the area and local artists paintings. There is also a unique bathroom where guests can shower in warm sunlight under an accacia tree, looking out onto ferns and terraced gardens.
The farmhouse is cool in the summer and is warmed by cosy fireplaces during winter. Your group will find complete privacy and tranquility up at the farmhouse and gardens. The Farmhouse is great for a big family or a group of friends. Dinner, breakfast or lunch can be requested in advance.

The Farmhouse offers:
- 5 en-suite bedrooms (2 with fireplaces) (2 double rooms, 3 twin rooms)
- Huge kitchen fully equipped for 10
- Lounge and dining room with fireplaces
- Huge stoep running around the house
- Braai facilities outside and on the stoep
- Solar lights, Gas lamps and candelabras provide a wonderful ambiance
- Fully serviced. Meals available on request

Thora Boloka Cottage
Thora Boloka Cottage is on the edge of a bushveld - grassland area overlooking the Kudu`s River Valley so there are spectacular views deep into the valley and the mountains beyond. Thora Boloka is an earthy venue in a bushveld-grassland area.
There is a double bedroom downstairs and 4 single beds in 2 loft rooms upstairs. Perfect for a family with kids. Thora Boloka has an outdoor (and indoor) shower and hand-made washbasins. There is a large patio around the cottage and it is a totally private venue.
It is close to the indigenous forest and all the walks. Thora Boloka has a cozy fireplace, a weber braai on the patio and braai facilities in the garden. Firewood is provided. Kurisa Moya is electricity-free so the lighting is solar, gas and paraffin lanterns.
Thora Boloka has a gas stove and oven, a large fridge with a freezer and hot water is via the gas geezer. The venues are serviced daily.

Thora Boloka Cottage has:
- 1 double bed and 4 single beds in loft rooms overlooking the lounge and dining room below
- Fully-equipped kitchenette with stove and oven, fridge and freezer,
- Weber Braai on the deck and braai facilities in the garden
- Bathroom with shower and outdoor shower
- Solar lights
- Fireplace with firewood provided
- Private garden
- Fully serviced
- Meals available on request

Guests can regain their spirit in the beautiful farmhouse or the Forest Lodge cabins, high in the canopy of the indigenous forest. These venues are private and completely tranquil.

With walking trails, fly-fishing lessons, bird-watching with South Africa`s top local bird guide, sunset drives, cultural village experiences, mountain bike trails and a closeness to nature, you will find your tranquil spirit restored.

Clothing and Accessories:
Hiking boots if you are planning on walking / hiking.
Binoculars - there are lots of animals and birds.
A waterproof jacket if you are coming in the rainy season.
Health and Climate:
Kurisa Moya is in a malaria-free area. There is no tick-bite fever but bring an anti-tick spray to avoid bites from pepper ticks.
Activities:
Things to do at Kurisa Moya:
- Hiking / walking 7 trails of varying length and difficulty through varied habitats
- Fly fishing lessons
- Magnificent birding - 250 species and great specials with South Africa's top local bird guide
- Adventure Mountain biking trails, 4x4 Trails.
- Sunset cruise to Schnelkop Mountain-top
- Cranio-sacral Therapy
- Village experience and homestay

Things to do nearby:
- Canopy tour with 11 ziplines over gorges and rivers
- Zwakala Craft Brewery
- Slow-food lunch and tour at Organic Cheese Farm
- Magoebaskloof area forests, waterfalls, trails etc
- Haenertsburg Growth Centre Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage
- Safcol, Kudus Valley and Louis Changoin Hiking trails, Debengeni Falls
- Horse riding, boating, sunset cruise, quad bikes, fishing, microlighting, 4 x 4 trails
- Amazing pubs, tea estate and restaurants, Maropa Casino and wildlife centre, Snake Park
- Magoebaskloof Spring Fair arts and crafts
- Cycad Forests and the Rain Queen at Modjadi
- Pick your own berries at the blueberry farm
Cancellation Policy:
Cancel 4 weeks before: 20% of deposit retained. 3 weeks - 50%. 2 weeks - 70%. less than 1 week - 100% of deposit retained
Facilities & Services available:
Babies
Children under 12 years
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Special Meals on Request
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Fireplace on the Premises
Garden
Parking (off-street - open)
Tourism Information Desk
Afrikaans
English
Tswana / Sotho
Hiking / Walking Trails
Directions:

Directions from Johannesburg / Pretoria to Kurisa Moya
- Follow the N1 from Johannesburg to Pretoria.
- Stay on the N1 and follow the signs to Polokwane / Pietersburg
- Just before Polokwane, take the TZANEEN R71 off-ramp. The signboards also indicate N1 LOUIS TRICHARDT here.
- Go through a traffic light, a 4-way stop and then take the slipway to the left next to the highway, turning right at the next traffic lights, onto the R71 to TZANEEN / UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO
- About 19,5 km out of Polokwane, just before the traffic lights, take the slipway to the left to the UNIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO. A Sasol garage and Kentucky Fried Chicken is on the right hand side at these traffic lights.
- Follow this road for another 26 km until it becomes a dirt road. (You will pass Mankweng hospital and town as well as the University of Limpopo and then pass through various villages)
- Watch out for cows and goats on this last stretch of road.
- 500m after the road becomes dirt, you will see Kurisa Moya's sign on the left hand side of the road.
- Turn right here, go through the gate and follow the signs to the farmhouse and then park in the guest parking above reception. (follow the road past the farmhouse)
- Please go slowly and carefully on the internal roads as they are bumpy due to rain run-offs.
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Rooms and Units Available at Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

2 Forest Lodge Cabins, Thora Boloka Cottage
The 2 Forest Lodge Cabins are high in the indigenous forest and sleep 2 adults and 2 kids. Thora Boloka has a double bed downstairs and 4 single beds in the loft. Children under 12 stay for half price. Babies free. Meals available by prior arrangement
Amount of units/rooms available: 6
Maximum Persons per: 2
The Farmhouse
The charming Farmhouse sleeps up to 10 with 5 en-suite bedrooms, large social rooms with fireplaces, patio and garden. Fill the Farmhouse, you will get a 10% discount. Kids under 12 stay for half price. Meals available by prior arrangement
Amount of units/rooms available: 5
Maximum Persons per: 2
Latest Reviews
Stunning setting, complete seclusion and wonderful wildlife. Accommodation perfect.
C Rolle Jul 2012