Distinct thatched peaks that peep over the tree-line and flashes of burnt orange through lush Leadwood trees signal guests’ arrival at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, 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 rondawel 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 in to 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.

Small and intimate Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge hosts a maximum of twelve guests

The unique architecture of the circular Tsonga  “rondavels”

Located on the banks of the Mluwati river

Authentic Tsonga tradition, hospitality and welcome

Set upon an ancient elephant route

Located within the iconic Kruger National Park on a private 10,000 hectare concession

Savour a tasty Tsonga feast, treat yourself to a lengthy afternoon siesta or indulge in a soothing massage to revive body and mind.

Let the rhythm of the Shangaan ease and entertain you, inspire and teach you.  Sit on the deck surrounding the open-air fire and stare at the brilliant starry sky as you listen to a storyteller tell tales of local myths and legends.

Get up close and personal with local traditions, a special encounter with the Kruger National Park and first-class hospitality at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, guaranteeing a memorable African bush experience.