Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge - Kruger National Park

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Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

a spirit of warmth and welcoming

  • Grading: Traditional rondawel rooms

Address: Mluwati Concession, Kruger National Park

Children: No children under the age of 12 years are permitted unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive basis.
Bed capacity: 12

The Lodge

Uniquely thatched buildings seen amongst the trees and flashes of burnt orange is the first signs of "civilization" one sees upon arrival at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge on the banks of the Mluwati River in the heart of the Kruger National Park.

Inspired by the local Tsonga culture, from its traditional rondawel rooms to earthy tones defining its interiors, Hoyo Hoyo exudes a spirit of warmth and welcoming.

Experience an authentic encounter with the local Tsonga culture in the wonderful bush surroundings of the Kruger National Park, a great African conservation area and home to the Big Five and a diversity of other animals not equalled elsewhere in a single park.

While away the time between safaris and meals with a private massage in your suite, lazing at the infinity pool or reading in your room or lounge, relaxing while you wait for the next exciting dish or safari.

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, ensuring a memorable African bush experience.

  • Authentic Tsonga tradition and culture
  • Big Five Kruger National Park safaris
  • Set upon an ancient elephant route
  • Located on the banks of the Mluwati river
  • Six traditional circular Tsonga homesteads


Accommodation is offered in six circular air-conditioned Tsonga homesteads with traditional earth-coloured walls and uniquely tapered thatched roofs.

Traditionally Tsonga, these comfortable homesteads, with a warm glow of brightly coloured walls and traditional ornaments brings this local culture to life.

Relax on your private deck looking out on to 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 your terms.

  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bath and outdoor shower
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Insect repellent
  • Umbrellas
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities

Kruger Park Safaris

Mluwati private concession within the Kruger National Park - comprising of the three lodges Imbali, Hoyo Hoyo and Hamiltons - was created to ensure the future sustainability of the Kruger National Park.

Mluwati has worked hard to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five.

Keen birders will delight in the hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home. Over 500 species, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet and Burchell’s Glossy Starling.

Enjoy some of Kruger Park’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plantlife within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.

Experience a morning and evening safari during your stay at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. Witness the excitement of the first rains; the terrapins playing in river pools, the call of the Pied Kingfisher and steady chirping of sociable tree frogs.

Savour the rich smells of the bush, hear the shrill calls of the Magpie Shrike and see the wind blowing through the feather grass dotting the savannah plains.

A safari at Hoyo Hoyo will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.


Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge’s talented chef will reward your active day's safaris with delicious dishes created for you.

Homemade baked goods and local specialties such as are served in relaxed surroundings, with the sounds of the bush providing the natural accompaniment you need for a dining experience to remember.

Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast with a variety of fruits, nuts, yoghurts, breads, pastries and cheese or opt for a full English breakfast with bacon, sausage and eggs; freshly squeezed orange juice and strong coffee at the ready after your morning game drive.

Lunch is a light, informal affair with a buffet laden with tasty salads and meats. Followed not long after by High Tea with tea or coffee to wash down a delicious selection of cakes and pastries baked freshly at the lodge.

After a rewarding evening’s safari, warm yourself around Hoyo Hoyo’s open-air fire and enjoy a magical three-course dinner under the stars. Good wine and good conversation flow while you listen to the enchanting sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night.


Hoyo Hoyo is located near the S36 south of Satara and Orpen restcamps. Exact directions will be supplied before departure to the lodge.

Distance from OR Tambo = 537km about 7 hours drive.


Please contact us for our latest rates and availability.

Lodges offer varied rates which change from time to time. Rates depend on service levels, the type of lodge or hotel, number and age of guests, the time of year, location and any specials which may apply at time of enquiry.

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