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Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

$380 per person

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is designed in the style of a traditional Tsonga village. Staff dressed in traditional clothes, gives this lodge its signature atmosphere of a bygone era.The luxurious suites of Hoyo Hoyo have been designed in traditional African style. These rondawels -round huts with thatched roofs -depict the rich history of the indigenous Tsonga people of southern Africa.

Welcome to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge on the banks of the Mluwati River, in the heart of the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa.
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Amid lush leadwood trees in the heart of the African wilderness, the thatched tips of a number of burnt-orange rondawels are just visible above the treeline.

The Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is located on the 10 000-hectare Imbali concession in the world-famous Kruger National Park.

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is designed in the style of a traditional Tsonga village.
Staff dressed in traditional clothes, gives this lodge its signature atmosphere of a bygone era.

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Safari Lodge offers the discerning nature lover an authentic African safari experience in extraordinary bush surroundings within the Kruger National Park, which is home to the majestic Big Five-elephant, rhino, leopard, lion, and buffalo.

The luxurious suites of Hoyo Hoyo have been designed in traditional African style.

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is designed in the style of a traditional Tsonga village. Staff dressed in traditional clothes, gives this lodge its signature atmosphere of a bygone era.The luxurious suites of Hoyo Hoyo have been designed in traditional African style. These rondawels -round huts with thatched roofs -depict the rich history of the indigenous Tsonga people of southern Africa. These cylindrical-shaped suites ooze luxury and have been meticulously designed and decorated in rich fabrics, creating an ambiance of opulence and relaxation. The earthy tones of the interiors and the bright decor exude a spirit of warmth, which the weary traveler is powerless to resist.

hoyo hoyo safari lodge suite bedroom view
hoyo hoyo safari lodge elephant sighting

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge offers the discerning nature lover an authentic African safari experience in extraordinary bush surroundings within the Kruger National Park, which is home to the majestic Big Five-elephant, rhino, leopard, lion, and buffalo.

Why not treat yourself to a visit to the unspoilt Londolozi Game Reserve? It promises experience in the African bush that will stir your soul and change your psyche forever.

Here each new day heralds a unique feast of the senses. From the gorgeous hues of an African sunrise, the quivering mirages in the distance at the heat of the day, to the cheerful chirping of a wide array of bird species just before dusk, one cannot help but to be mesmerized by this natural beauty which is wild Africa.

hoyo hoyo safari lodge exterior
hoyo hoyo safari lodge main deck sunset

Spend relaxing afternoons in the infinity pool, or siesta on the deck while observing the wildlife going about their daily business–from the majestic elephant herds, to select members of the cat family such as lion, cheetah and leopard, or zebra quenching their thirst at the waterhole -they are all here.

Your Safari Schedule


WINTER SCHEDULE

01 May - 31 August
05h30Wake up call and morning tea
06h00Morning safari departs
09h00Return for breakfast
13h30Lunch
15h00High tea
15h30Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & dinner is served


SUMMER SCHEDULE

01 September - 30 April
05h00Wake up call and morning tea
05h30Morning safari departs
08h30Return for breakfast
13h30Lunch
15h30High tea
16h00Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & dinner is served

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge 

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

Answer: Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge on the banks of the Mluwati River, in the heart of the world-famous Kruger National Park in South Africa. The lodge is located on the 10 000-hectare Imbali concession in the world-famous Kruger National Park.

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HOYO HOYO SAFARI LODGE

The luxurious suites of Hoyo Hoyo have been designed in traditional African style. These rondawels -round huts with thatched roofs -depict the rich history of the indigenous Tsonga people of southern Africa. These cylindrical-shaped suites ooze luxury and have been meticulously designed and decorated in rich fabrics, creating an ambiance of opulence and relaxation. The earthy tones of the interiors and the bright decor exude a spirit of warmth, which the weary traveler is powerless to resist.

Guests are accommodated in six circularluxurious andair-conditioned suites, tastefully decorated in traditional style. The vibrant colors of the walls, tapered thatched roofs and folding glass doors with breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness will appeal to the senses of the discerning nature lover in search of seclusion and relaxation.From the warmth of the brightly colored walls and traditional ornaments, to the intricate embellishments on the lamps,the tasteful decor of each suite merges effortlessly with the natural surroundings to bring the traditional Tsonga culture to life. Savour a tasty Tsonga feast, treat yourself to a lazy afternoon siesta, or indulge in a rejuvenating massage on your private deck whilst soaking up the stillness of the bush landscape, your stay here is designed with ultimate relaxation in mind.Relax on your private deck with breathtaking views of 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 you dictate the terms.

FACILITIES AT HOYO HOYO GAME LODGE

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge offers indulgent spa treatments and soothing massages in the seclusion of your private deck with the scents of ylang-ylang, vanilla and cedar wood to sooth body, mind and soul. There is no Wi-Fi or cellphone signal at this exclusive and remote safari lodge in the Kruger National Park, allowing for complete relaxation and seclusion from the outside world. The suites do, however,have a radio link to the manager at the main lodge.

The sparkling swimming pool at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge promises a refreshing dip while providing the opportunity to enjoy the rich and varied wildlife that comes to the river for a cooling drink.

  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Breakfast
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Wifi
  • Not Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Boutique purchases
    Departure Taxes
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone

TOUR LOCATION

Kruger Gate - Skukuza Road, Kruger Park, 1350

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • Accommodation,
  • Three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits).
  • Two game drives and VAT at 15%.
  Rates exclude:
  • Transfers not specified
  • Premium brand beverages
  • Gate entry fee of R83.00, which is payable per person per stay. Subject to increase in 2018/19 without prior notification.
  • Imbali Safari Lodge, Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge and Hamiltons Tented Camp offer a COMPLIMENTARY TRANSFER from either Skukuza or Hoedspruit Airport, subject to availability, which must be booked with the Extraordinary Reservations Team prior to quoting. The transfers are subject to the availability of seats (7 per vehicle (2 vehicles), as well as the timing availability on the already scheduled transfers for the required dates.
 

Facilities and Amenities at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

Description of Facilities / Amenities Dulini Leadwood Lodge
Number of suites6
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes 12+
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteNo
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*No
Outdoor Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesNo
WiFi***No
Wine CellarYes
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Swimming Pool Yes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneNo
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Private Swimming Pool / JacuzziNo
 

HOYO HOYO TSONGA LODGE LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

  hoyo hoyo safari lodge elephant sighting

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Guests are accommodated in six circular luxurious and air-conditioned suites, tastefully decorated in traditional style. The vibrant colors of the walls, tapered thatched roofs and folding glass doors with breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness will appeal to the senses of the discerning nature lover in search of seclusion and relaxation.From the warmth of the brightly colored walls and traditional ornaments, to the intricate embellishments on the lamps,the tasteful decor of each suite merges effortlessly with the natural surroundings to bring the traditional Tsonga culture to life. Savour a tasty Tsonga feast, treat yourself to a lazy afternoon siesta, or indulge in a rejuvenating massage on your private deck whilst soaking up the stillness of the bush landscape, your stay here is designed with ultimate relaxation in mind.Relax on your private deck with breathtaking views of 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 you dictate the terms. hoyo hoyo safari lodge bushwalk

ACTIVITIES

Activities at Hamiltons Lodge Kruger include traditional safaris in “Big Five” country, bush picnics and champagne breakfasts. Wellness treatments are available on request by the African Spa team. These pampering treatments can be enjoyed at the poolside or on the secluded deck of your suite.

BIRD WATCHING

Our guides are more than happy to share their unrivaled 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. With the more than 400 recorded bird species in the Kruger National Park, Hoyo Hoyo is a true birder’s delight.  

BUSH DINNERS

Join us for a lovely traditional South African braai on the deck under the African sky. This is a privilege that is reserved for our guests only. Nowhere else in the Kruger will you be able to dine so up close with the Big Five !

DINING AND CUISINE

Your reward for a hard day’s safari are the delicious dishes created by Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge’s talented chef, who is an expert at preparing delicious cuisine to tantalize the taste buds.Home-made delicacies,including an impressive array of light salads and local specialty dishes such as beetroot salad and ostrich steak, are served in a relaxed environment. The authentic sounds of the African bush complement each meal to perfection and make dining at Hoyo Hoyo a truly memorable experience. A hearty buffet breakfast with a variety of fruits, nuts, yoghurt, breads, pastries and cheese-or a full English breakfast with bacon, sausage and eggs; freshly squeezed orange juice and strong coffee-will await you after your morning game drive.Lunch is a light, informal affair with a buffet of tasty salads and a wide variety of meats. High Tea in the afternoon is a festive gathering where a delicious selection of cakes and pastries,baked freshly at the lodge, can be enjoyed in the company of good friends. After the thrill of the evening’s safari, Hoyo Hoyo’s open-air fire pit is the perfect place to share the experiences of the day while indulging in a scrumptious three-course dinner under the stars. Good conversation, accompanied by the finest vintages and the enchanting sounds of the bush at night, will round off the evening’s magic to perfection.  

GUIDED BUSH WALKS

Those in search of adventure can join an armed guide on a one and a half hour walk in the Mluwati during which you will experience the intricacies of nature from a whole new perspective. Here you will be able to smell, touch and feel the essence of bush landscape. Your expert guide will be teaching you more about animal tracks and behavior,as well as about the smaller species often overlooked in pursuit of the Big Five. This is the perfect way to experience the rhythm of Africa from under your feet.  

WELLNESS TREATMENTS

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge offers indulgent spatreatments 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 do, however,have a radio link to the manager at the lodge. Enjoy a relaxing & soothing massage with blended aromatherapy oils of ylang ylang, cedar wood & vanilla to sooth your soul while overlooking the African bush from the comfort of your deck!  

HOYO HOYO TSONGA LODGE KRUGER SAFARI EXPERIENCES

A private concession within the Kruger National Park comprising three lodges –Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge, Imbali Safari Lodge and Hamilton’s Tented Camp, the Mluwati Concession was born from a shared vision to ensure the future sustainability of the national park and preserve this heritage for future generations. As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, the management of Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the protection and sustainability of this pristine wilderness that,for more than a century,has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles-34 amphibians-, 336 tree and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five. Avid birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call the Kruger National Park home. More than 500 species have been recorded here, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the southern yellow-billed hornbill, crested barbet and Burchell’s glossy starling. Guests will have the opportunity to traverse some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and view an extraordinary variety of wildlife, bird life and plant life in this natural wilderness Here, each safari experience is unique. A Hoyo Hoyo safari will reveal some of the many secrets of the African bush.A wide variety of new scents and sounds will enthrall and delight the senses. Experiencing the bush and all its inhabitants so up close and personal will leave lasting memories and is guaranteed to thrill and inspire! * Please note that guided walking safaris need to be requested in advance and are subject to the discretion of management.

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2019

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga LodgeRates and Tariffs
Standard room | daily sharing rateZAR5 704
Standard room | daily single rateZAR8 351
 
 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Child Policy

  • 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.
 

Kruger National Park Gate Entrance Times

Please be aware of gate entrance times into the Kruger National Park as they vary throughout the year, depending on the season. Entrance into the park via Orpen Gate should be no less than two hours prior to gate closure time and via Kruger Gate should be no later than three hours prior to gate-closure times.  

Kruger National Park gate opening times:

  • October –March 05h30
  • April –September 06h00
 

Kruger National Park gate closing times:

  • November –February 18h30
  • March –April 18h00
  • May – July 17h30
  • August –October 18h00

Speed limit

While driving within the Kruger National Park, please adhere to the legal speed limit of 50km per hour on tar roads and 40km per hour on dirt roads.

Safety precautions

Please adhere to the Kruger National Park(KNP)safety precautions, and do not disembark from your vehicle unless In a designated area.

Cellphone reception

Receptionis only available at the entrance gates andin the vicinity offSkukuza, it is therefore recommended that guests makeany necessary calls at the gate upon entry.  

Water

The water at the lodge is safe to drink, however, we also provide complimentary bottled water in the suites, for your convenience.  

Fences

As the lodge does not have fences, it is not advisable to walk around alone after dark. Our guides will escort you to and from dinner.  

Young children

Children 12 years and older are permitted at the lodge and occupy their own room at full rate.Please note that we allow a maximum of 2 children per suite.  No THIRD adult or child can share the suites at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. Take note of our sister camps-Imbali Safari Lodge and Hamiltons Tented Camp-based on the same concession. Wi-fi and telephone connections are only available at Imbali Safari Lodge.

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge By Air

SA Express to Hoedspruit: SA Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Skukuza Airportin the Kruger National Park. Transfers from Hoedspruit or Skukuza can be booked at the time of reservation, at an additional charge. Federal Air from Johannesburg or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Mbombela (KMIA Nelspruit).Guests will fly to the Manyeleti airstrip where they will be collected by the lodge.Transfer time from the lodge is approximately an hour and a half. Transfers arecharged at R60 per vehicle and R40 per person. Airlink to Skukuza or KMIA: Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town direct to Skukuza Airport. Airlink also offers direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town direct to Nelspruit KMIA.
NOTE: (THE DISTANCE FROM NELSPRUIT KMIA AIRPORT IS CONSIDERABLE AND TIMINGS SHOULD BE CHECKED WITH RESERVATIONS BEFORE BOOKING) Transfers from Skukuza can be booked at the time of reservation, at an additional charge.
Airlink to Skukuza or KMIA: Airlink offersdirectflightsto Skukuza (Kruger National Park)from OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport. Airlink also offers direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town direct to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Mbombela (Nelspruit).Transfers from Skukuza can be booked at time of reservation, at an additional charge.  

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge By Road

We recommend the following connecting times to ensure that passengers do not miss any connecting flights: ORPEN GATE ENTRY (Estimated driving time: 1.5 –2 hours) Directions:
  • 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
  • After 10km on the, you will see a no entry sign, turn right to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
  • After 3.5km you will reach a T-junction, turn right to Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge.
KRUGER GATE ENTRY (Estimated driving time: 2.5 –3 hours) Directions:
  • Take the H1-2 towards Skukuza
  • Pass Skukuza and take the H11 towards Satara
  • After approximately 20km turn left onto the S36 (dirt road), it is signposted. Carry on along the S36 for approximately 39km.
  • For Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, keep right at the Hamilton’s Tented Camp no entry sign, continue on the S36/S125
  • After 2km you will reach a T-junction, turn left onto the S36/S125
  • After 4.5km you will reach a T-junction, turn right onto the S36
  • After 6.5km, turn left onto the S145
  • After 2.3km, turn left at the no entry sign for Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge
  • After 3.5km you will reach a T-junction which is signposted, turn right for Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge.
HOEDSPRUIT –ORPEN (Estimated driving time: 1½ hours) Directions:
  • Take the R40 from Hoedspruit towards Klaserie
  • After approximately 23km turn left, stay on the R40 towards Acornhoek
  • After approximately 3km, turn left onto the Orpen Gate Road (R531)
  • After 40km you will reach the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.
SKUKUZA AIRPORT TO HOYOHOYO SAFARI LODGE (Estimated driving time: 2 ½ hours) Directions:
  • Follow the exit road from the airport
  • At the T-junction turn left towards Satara, H1-2 (tar road)
  • After approximately 20kms turn left onto the S36 (dirt road)-it is signposted. Carry on along the S36 for approximately 39km
  • For Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, keep right at the Hamilton’s Tented Camp no entry sign, continue on the S36/S125
  • After 2km you will reach a T-junction, turn left onto the S36/S125
  • After 4.5km you will reach a T-junction, turn right onto the S36
  • After 6.5km, turn left onto the S145
  • After 2.3km, turn left at the sign for Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge
  • After 3.5km you will reach a T-junction which is signposted, turn right for Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge.
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT –PAUL KRUGER GATE (Estimated driving time: 3 hours) Directions:
  • After exiting the airport follow the R538 north towards White River
  • From White River follow the R40 towards Hazyview
  • In Hazyview turn right at the second traffic light onto the R536
  • Follow the R536 straight to Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park.
KRUGER MPUMALANGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT –ORPEN (Estimated driving time: 3-4 hours) Directions:
  • After exiting the airport follow the R538 north towards White River
  • From White River follow the R538 towards Hazyview
  • From Hazyview follow R40 towards Bushbuckridge
  • Drive through Bushbuckridge and Acornhoek,remaining on the R40
  • Turn right onto the R531 Orpen Gate road
  • After 40km you will reach the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.