Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

Among the Leadwood trees of Kruger National Park, and by the banks of the dry Mluwati River, six thatched domes sprout from the bush. The result is an intimate and memorable space to return to after safari game-drives to see the 'Big Five'. These rustic yet luxurious rondavels may feel traditional, with their earthy tangerine tones, organic materials, and geometric design details, but contemporary wood and glass panels unfold to reveal private decks, giving a modern twist that’s replicated in traveller touches like Hoyo Hoyo’s infinity edged pool, post-safari wellness treatments, and high teas with cakes and pastries.

Amenities

  • Safari
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

In the heart of the Kruger National Park, on the banks of the Mluwati River.

Hotel information

6 traditonal circular suites with tapered thatched roofs and private deck. All with air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, large stone bath and outdoor shower, 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Full Board includes: three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines and spirits). Two daily game-drives.

Have breakfast under the thatched rondawel roof, lunch and afternoon tea is served on the deck. Dinner is a traditional Tsonga dinner. Infinity pool. Spa treatments available*. Game-drives, bird watching and guided bush walks.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hidden Adventure Paradise!

Feb 9, 2024 JensGlobalAdventures San Diego, California

Hoyo Hoyo is a place I would recommend to anyone wanting tranquility but also adventure. This lodge did a great job combining both of those qualities. My friend and I stayed in Room #5 which is the only room with a fruit tree on the porch. Highly recommend requesting this room because you'll see animals on your porch and it adds to the loveliness… Read more
Hoyo Hoyo is a place I would recommend to anyone wanting tranquility but also adventure. This lodge did a great job combining both of those qualities. My friend and I stayed in Room #5 which is the only room with a fruit tree on the porch. Highly recommend requesting this room because you'll see animals on your porch and it adds to the loveliness of this hidden oasis. Given was our daily meal and drink server and always had a smile and was very attentive to guests. Moshae was our Safari guide and knew so much about the animals and many other species located in Kruger. This lodge is located about 2.5 hours from the gate. The food was superb! Drinks very good and the food options were plentiful. They offered meats and also vegetarian options. The pool and relaxing deck area had great animal viewing opportunity. We saw a hyena at dinner every night, elephant came all the way up to the deck and there were Cape Buffalo. The safari vehicles are so comfortable and equipped with everything including blankets. Sundowner drinks were a lovely touch at sunset. Thank you to all the staff for a pleasant stay Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderfully immersive experience!

Feb 7, 2024 andrewyathon

Hoyo Hoyo created an incredibly immersive experience while maintaining a very high standard of customer service and luxury. The staff were very friendly and enjoyable to chat with while keeping the mood light. The Hoyo Hoyo Lodge specifically has a watering hole that has elephants coming to drink from regularly making even an everyday sit -down… Read more
Hoyo Hoyo created an incredibly immersive experience while maintaining a very high standard of customer service and luxury. The staff were very friendly and enjoyable to chat with while keeping the mood light. The Hoyo Hoyo Lodge specifically has a watering hole that has elephants coming to drink from regularly making even an everyday sit -down meal an entertaining adventure. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best holiday ever ❤️

Jan 27, 2024 Julie H

We had the best time at Hoyo Hoyo. The staff, service, food are amazing and so welcome. They can not do enough for you to make our stay perfection. All staff love their job and surrounds and you can tell as they are all so happy. Our safari guide was Harley if you are lucky enough to get Harley you are in fir a real treat. His knowledge of this… Read more
We had the best time at Hoyo Hoyo. The staff, service, food are amazing and so welcome. They can not do enough for you to make our stay perfection. All staff love their job and surrounds and you can tell as they are all so happy. Our safari guide was Harley if you are lucky enough to get Harley you are in fir a real treat. His knowledge of this land and the love he has is just inspiring. We did see the big 5 but also look up and take note if the bird life as well absolutely beautiful. Thank you again Hoyo Hoyo for a fantastic stay and your fantastic staff you are so lucky to have found the staff you have. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable stay

Nov 21, 2023 Patrice P France

We will not forget our stay at Hoyo Hoyo. Every thing is perfect and people are very kind. This is a luxury place where the dayly visit of the elephants (and an hippo!) is magic, specially at night. The safaris driven by Victor are just awsome. Don't miss it!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous Stay!

Nov 18, 2023 samuelerizz0 Milan, Italy

Lodge is absolutely fabulous. Staff is super friendly. You can spot animals from you room or while having meals! Food was among the best we have in SA with high quality vegetarian options for each meal. Jana and Victor - our game drives guides were simply amazing and knowledgeable. Harold the manager was impressive for our entire stay! Thank you… Read more
Lodge is absolutely fabulous. Staff is super friendly. You can spot animals from you room or while having meals! Food was among the best we have in SA with high quality vegetarian options for each meal. Jana and Victor - our game drives guides were simply amazing and knowledgeable. Harold the manager was impressive for our entire stay! Thank you very much! Read less