A celebration of the local Tsonga culture that exudes the spirit of a warm welcome.

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge – Kruger National Park

The distinct thatched peaks peeping over the tree-line with hints of burnt orange flashing through lush Leadwood indicate your imminent arrival at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the heart of the Kruger National Park. The unique architecture is a celebration of the local Tsonga culture and integrates traditional suites with splashes of tribal design and the earthy tones which define the interiors. The overall effect encapsulates the hearty spirit of warmth and welcoming that is so characteristic of the Tsonga people. Expect an authentic encounter with the local Tsonga culture in extraordinary bush surroundings; the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s renowned conservation areas and home to the Big Five.

Join the cape-turtle doves and arrow-marked babblers welcoming in a new day as you head into the bush for a feast of the senses; the smell of damp grasses: pinks, oranges and yellows of the gorgeous African sunrise and the hissing of hundreds of crickets preparing for a warm bush day. Spend an afternoon lazing at the infinity pool, watching the monarch butterflies flit past while the geckos scurry across the deck, or retreat to the comfortable lounge for a quiet read surrounded by traditional Tsonga craft and the light breeze of a relaxed 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 then treat yourself to a lengthy afternoon
siesta or indulge in a soothing massage to revive body and soul.

When the sun has set, let the rhythm of the Shangaan ease, entertain, 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 first-hand experience of 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.