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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 African style, from its traditional rondavel rooms to the splashes of colourful designer fabrics and earthy tones defining its interiors, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge exudes a hearty spirit of warmth and welcoming.

Expect an authentic encounter that prides itself upon a relaxed African ambiance 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 into 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 a parade of wildlife visit to the waterhole to quench their thirst – from the majestic elephant herds, to select members of the cat family such as lion, cheetah and leopard.

Hoyo Hoyo” is a Shangaan/Xitsonga term that conveys the highest form of enthusiastic, festive, and royal welcome.

Traditionally, this expression would prompt women to ululate, frolic, and dance in circles, while men would beat drums and blow horns to celebrate and greet special visitors from near or far, especially those bearing good news such as the arrival of a new baby or daughter-in-law.

Children would join the revelry, weaving through the crowd. Instantly, the guests would be relieved of their luggage for safekeeping and sometimes treated to a cleansing ritual. This exuberant welcome made visitors feel deeply appreciated and at home even before stepping inside, embodying the sentiment that “my home is your home, and what’s mine is yours.”

“Hoyo Hoyo” encapsulates the African ethos of ubuntu—humanity. It signifies a deeper belief in interconnectedness: “I am because you are, and you are because we are, or I am what I am because of who we all are.

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As an organisation, the fundamental philosophy that drives what we do is the belief that we can engage in sustainable and constructive ecotourism. Our mission is to preserve the biodiversity of the area by empowering the local community to collectively build a lasting landmark tourist destination that will continue to generate benefits for the local community, for conservation, and for ecotourism.

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