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HOYO HOYO Safari Lodge

  • Street: Kruger National Park.
  • Servicing Area: Mpumulanga
  • Email Address: extraordinary@eventsource.co.za
  • Additional Services: Accomodation
  • Listed: March 14, 2014 5:11 pm
HOYO HOYO Safari Lodge

Description

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.

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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

 

Accommodation

“Six luxury air conditioned ‘bee-hive’ suites, cylindrical in structure with earth coloured walls and a tapering thatched reed roof boast king size beds, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks. All fabrics, decor and objet d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga community and stand tribal proud”.

6 suites, sleeps 12 people

Bedroom Features:

  • All rooms have en-suite bathrooms
  • Large oval stone baths
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private viewing deck with seating area
  • Air Conditioner
  • All rooms have large king beds which can be converted with twin mattresses

Views from the room:

  • All rooms have the spectacular view of the Ngwenyeni dam
  • Rooms overlook the Mluwati riverbed and savannah beyond
  • A waterhole adjacent to the main area attracts lots of animals daily

Check in:        13h00

Check out:      11h00

 

Safari

“Game drives are conducted in open safari/game viewing vehicles with experienced and informative Rangers. Alternatively guests can take a guided walk (subject to availability, or relax on the deck and view the animals that come to enjoy the adjacent waterhole”

“Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is situated within the Kruger National Park which boasts one of the most diverse game viewing experiences in South Africa and is home to an estimated 1, 500 lions, 12, 000 elephants, 2, 500 buffalo, 1, 000 leopards and 5, 000 rhino (black and white)”

“Lions are scattered throughout the Park, most commonly found in the grasslands, where their favourite prey of Zebra and Wildebeest are found. The “Mluwati Pride” is frequent visitors to the Ngwenyeni Dam and the immediate area around the lodge.” 

Leopards are shy animals that hunt at night. Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is fortunately in a high leopard density area and sightings are frequent. Spotting the tawny-yellow body with black rosette spots, as it blends in perfectly into its surrounds is a definite highlight of any nocturnal safari.”

Species

Kruger is truly the flagship of South African National Parks and it boasts of an impressive number of species:-

  • 114 reptiles
  • 147 mammals
  • 336 trees
  • 34 amphibians
  • 49 fish
  • 507 birds

Day and Night open 4 x 4 Safaris

  • All our Safaris are conducted in open Land Cruisers to give you that sense of freedom but yet with safety in mind.  All guided Safaris are led by qualified field guides to help you understand the smaller intricacies of the bush.  Game viewing is not just about the big and scary animals out there. 

Winter Safari Times: May – Aug

05h30 Wake up time and morning tea
06h00 Morning safari departs
09h00 Return for breakfast
13h30 Lunch
15h30 High Tea
16h00 Afternoon safari departs
19h30 Return from safari & Dinner is served

Summer Safari Times: Sep – Apr

05h00 Wake up time and morning tea
05h30 Morning safari departs
08h30 Return for breakfast
13h30 Lunch
16h00 High Tea
16h30 Afternoon safari departs
19h30 Return from safari & Dinner is served

 

Facilities

  • Butler Service during entire stay
  • No Cell Phone Reception – Our properties are very remote and unfortunately we have no Cell Phone reception.  Should you be in urgent need to make a call, our guides know which Termite Mounds to stand on. 
  • Swimming Pool – with a view of the busy water hole 
  • Extra camp beds are available for children to share with parents (2 max)
  • The water is safe to drink, however bottled water is also provided in all rooms courtesy of the lodge
  • Transfers can be arranged from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or KMIA Airport – Nelspruit
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival

 
 

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