Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, Kruger National park
Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the heart of the Kruger National Park.
A celebration of the local Tsonga culture, from its traditional rondavel rooms to the splashes of tribal design and earthy tones defining its interiors, Hoyo Hoyo exudes a hearty spirit of warmth and welcoming.
Expect an authentic encounter with the local Tsonga culture in extraordinary bush surroundings; the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned conservation areas and home to the Big Five.
Join the Cape-Turtle Doves and Arrow-Marked Babblers as they welcome a new day, heading out into the bush for a feast of the senses; the smell of damp grasses, the pinks, oranges and yellows of a gorgeous African sunrise, the hissing of hundreds of crickets preparing for a warm bush day.
Spend your afternoon lazing at the infinity pool, watching the Monarch butterflies flit past and the geckos scurrying across the deck, or retreat to the comfortable lounge for a quiet read surrounded by traditional Tsonga craft and the light breeze of a lazy afternoon.
A private concession within the Kruger National Park comprising three lodges – Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, Imbali Safari Lodge and Hamilton’s Tented Camp, Mluwati Concession was born out of a spirit of ensuring the future sustainability of the national park.
As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 336 tree species and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five.
Keen birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home. Over 500 species, in fact, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet, and Burchell’s Glossy Starling.
Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plantlife within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.
Experience a morning and evening game drive during your stay at Hoyo Hoyo. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher and steady chirping of tree frogs.
Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains.
A Hoyo Hoyo game drive will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.
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 onto the bush, take a long, leisurely shower in the open air or melt into your comfortable king-size bed for an afternoon siesta. It’s your relaxing, informal bush experience on your terms.
Our guides are more than happy to share their unrivalled knowledge of our feathered friends with our guests. There is so much to learn about birds on our concession. From the fierce marshall eagle to the smallest and most delicate blue waxbill.
Enjoy the wonders of Kruger from the comfort of your personal vehicle or rental car. Stop off at one of the many picnic sites for an ice cream or an ice cold drink during summer time.
Join us for a lovely dinner under the African Skies, in an unfenced area of our private concession in the Kruger National Park. This is a privilege that is reserved for our guests only. Nowhere else in Kruger will you be able to dine with the Big Five.
Dining and CuisineYour 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 specialities 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, bread, 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.
“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!”
01/01/16 - 31/12/16
R 5 700,00 per single per night
R 3 890,00 per person sharing per night
Accommodation, three meals and beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 14%.
Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees, which are R70,00 payable per person per stay. Subject to change.
Complimentary transfers from both Hoedspruit & Skukuza airport are available with the Imbali transfer vehicle. This is limited to FIT bookings only
(maximum 2 rooms per booking) and must be pre-booked at time of reservation and confirmed with Extraordinary reservations prior to quoting.
Should the Imbali transfer vehicle not be available, the transfer will be outsourced and charged for. Please note that guests might experience
a short connecting time depending on what flights they are booked on.
Rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 persons
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
01/06/16 - 30/06/16 - SA & SADC Residents only - Rate code DOMSUM
R 3 820,00 per single person per night
R 2 655,00 per person sharing per night
Rates are quoted per person per night and are inclusive of accommodation, three meals, local beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines and spirits), two game activities and VAT at 14%
Rates exclude: Transfers, premium brand drinks and gate entry fees which are currently R70.00 per person per stay, subject to change
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
The above rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only
A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
Valid for new reservations only from date of issue
There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates and standard rates will be charged if the allocation is full
The above rates are valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms
The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification
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
0 - 11 years
Not permitted at the lodge unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis
12 years and older
Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates and are permitted on game drive.
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.
Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport. Federal flights to the Manyeleti airstrip.
From Orpen Gate: Take the H7 towards Satara. Drive for approximately 6.7km. Turn right onto the S106 (Dirt Road). After 1.6km, turn right onto the S140 towards Talamati. After 19.5km, turn right onto the S145. Continue along the S145 for 10km till you see the Hoyo Hoyo sign, turn right. After 3.5km you will reach a T-junction which is signposted, turn right. Continue along this road for 4km and you will find Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge.
From Paul Kruger Gate (Skukuza): Enter Paul Kruger Gate. Proceed toward Skukuza. From Skukuza take the H1-2 towards Satara (32km). Turn left S36 (Dirt Road) signs will read Imbali Safari Lodge/Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge/Hamiltons Tented Camp. Continue on S36 for 40km. At T-junction turn left onto S125 for 5km then right S36. Continue for 6km. Turn left S145 for 3km. At signage for Imbali Safari Lodge and Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge turn left. Travel approx. 4km to T-Junction turn right for Hoyo-Hoyo(4km)
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