Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge - Kruger National Park

Accommodation in Kruger National Park


Star Rating:4

An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo Hoyo offers luxury in six beautifully furnished thatched suites. The combination of the bush, traditional cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation together with the opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensure an unforgettable safari experience.

They say Africa is still home to hidden treasures, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is one of them. According to early Portuguese accounts, the Tsonga people lived in the central and southern areas of Mozambique during the early 16th century. During most of the 19th century, they settled in the Mpumalanga Province near the present-day Kruger National Park and made a living hunting and fishing. At the end of the 19th century, however, in order to establish the Kruger National Park, conservationists closed down most of the area that was home to the Tsonga people and hunting and fishing became illegal.

Fortunately not all was lost, as today one of the largest groups of Tsonga people still live in the Kruger National Park, offering an interactive cultural experience, at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, steeped in modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style, never seen before. Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River, this unique camp is built in traditional tribal design and accommodates 12 people.

Managed by the ‘hosi’ or Tsonga Chief, guests are immediately introduced to the Tsonga ways upon their arrival. Traditionally, a typical Tsonga homestead unit or ‘muti’ was circular and cylindrical in structure with earth coloured walls and a tapering thatched reed roof. So too is the design of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge as six luxury, air conditioned suites, boasting king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks welcome guests to a unique safari experience. All fabrics, décor and objet d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga community and stand tribal proud.

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime, interactive cultural African experience combined with outstanding safari or game viewing

 - Why Choose Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge?
 - Wilderness location within the Kruger National Park
 - African chic styled lodge
 - Personalised service by our friendly Shangaan staff
 - Pan African Cuisine
 - Outstanding Safari experience/Game Viewing

Room Description at :

Hoyo Hoyo boasts six exquisite air conditioned 'bee-hive' suites, cylindrical in structure with earth coloured walls and a tapering thatched reed roof, with king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks. All fabrics, décor and objet d'art are sourced from the local Tsonga community and stand tribal proud.

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Per person sharing, accommodation,  3 meals,  2 game activities per day,  VAT @ 14%.

Rates Exclude:
Gate entry fees.

Children 8 years and older are welcome at the lodge and are accommodated in their own room at adult rates.

 

Extra information

Location:
 - 45 km from the Orpen Gate and 78 km from the Paul Kruger Gate 
 - 110 km from Hoedspruit 
 - 170 km from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) 
 - 555 km from Johannesburg

GDS Co-ordinates:
S 24.60001° & E 031.59747°

Facilities & Services:
 - Welcome drinks on arrival, butler service
 - No cell phone reception
 - Swimming pool
 - The water is safe to drink, while bottled water is placed in your room courtesy of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
 - Check out time: 11h00 Check in: 13h00 hrs.
 - Credit cards accepted are VISA and MasterCard. AMEX with a 5% surcharge
 - Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room
 - Safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles, bird watching, self drive in the Kruger National Park, guided safari walks by prior arrangement

Additional Information:
 - The camp is situated in a Malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay. 
Please note the below Kruger Gate Times:
 - 05h30 – 18h30 – January, February, November & December
 - 05h30 – 18h00 – March & October
 - 06h00 – 18h00 – April, August & September
 - 06h00 – 17h30 – May, June & July

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.

Malaria: Malaria tablets are recommended all year round (please consult your doctor).