South African Lodges
Address
Central Kruger Park - Kruger Gate
Orpen Gate
Central Kruger Park
Mpumalanga
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Tented Camp, Big Five
R5370.00SINGLE RATE
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It Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is 37 km south-east of the Open Gate in the central Kruger National Park. It borders the Manyeleti Game Reserve as well as the Sabi Sands Game Reserve to the west while the Talamati road marks the northern boundary of the Imbali Concession. They offer just six suites which can sleep twelve guests in total. These unique traditional Tsonga bee-hive chalets accommodate guests in luxury and comfort during their stay.

The safari lodge offers a unique safari and Tsonga cultural experience in the Imbali Concession of South Africa Kruger Park. This Lodge built on the tracks of an old elephant route river, and it is here at this former location that the lodge provides modern opulence and luxury to its guests. The air-conditioned cottages to resemble rondavels with earth coloured walls with a thatched roofs, En-suite bathrooms, king size beds, outdoor showers, as well as private game viewing decks, are available for guests to enjoy. The fabrics, as well as the decor of the chalets, originate from the local Tsonga community.

Chalet Features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Large oval stone baths
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private viewing deck including seating area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Large king beds can be converted with twin mattresses
  • Views are overlooking the Mluwati riverbed and bushveld.

Dining

The meals served at the Lodge are a unique combination of European flair and African flavours. Guests experience traditional African-style dining in beautiful settings with candlelight under the bright sky which makes for an unforgettable experience.

Activities

  • Guided game drives in the Imbali Concession both early morning & afternoon
  • Self-drive safaris in the Kruger National Park
  • Bush Walks
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Spa treatments
  • Self-drive in the Kruger National Park.

Below detailed information about the Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Outside Shower
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Dining at the Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

The menus at the Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge in the Imbali concession of the Kruger National Park offer delicious meals.  Served with a traditional African flair, for example, breakfast over the coals, carefully balanced combining a European flair to accommodate all tastes.

Beverages are available in an authentic calabash while dinner at the Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is a delightful and unforgettable affair.

Spa Facilities

Relaxing spa treatments can be booked and enjoyed in the privacy of the guest's room at the Hoyo Hoyo Lodge in the Kruger National Park.

Spa treatments include:

  • Aromatherapy Full body 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy back ½ hour (aromatherapy blend is Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood and Vanilla)
  • Swedish Full body 1 hour
  • Swedish back ½ hour
  • Foot massage ½ hour
  • Indian head massage ½ hour.

Game Viewing

The unique Hoyo Hoyo Lodge nestles within the Imbali Concession area of South Africa's Kruger National Park. This 10 000 hectare wilderness area provides the perfect place for adventurous game drives. Daily game drives through the 'Big Five' bushveld, romantic bush picnics, as well as champagne breakfasts, are available.

Wildlife species in the Kruger National Park:

  • 114 reptiles
  • 147 mammals
  • 336 trees
  • 34 amphibians
  • 49 fish
  • 507 birds
  • Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo.
Spa treatments
  • Swedish Full body 1 hour
  • Swedish back ½ hour
  • Aromatherapy Full body 1 hour
  • Aromatherapy back ½ hour (aromatherapy blend is Ylang Ylang, Cedarwood and Vanilla)
  • Foot massage ½ hour
  • Indian head massage ½ hour.
Bird watching

The large, private 10 000 hectare wilderness area where the lodge is in, provides a beautiful sanctuary for bird watching enthusiasts. Located 35 km south-east of the Orpen Gate in the central Kruger region and bordering the Manyeleti Game Reserve as well as the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, this region is home to a wide variety of great bird species.

Swimming

Guests are welcome to enjoy a swim at lodge outdoor swimming pool which overlooks a waterhole.

  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 13:00
  • Check out: 11:00
General Services
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • Butler service
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Secure parking
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria and Animals
  • The lodge lies in the malaria area within the Imbali Concession area of the Kruger National Park of South Africa. Travellers are advised to consult their doctor in regards to malaria prophylaxis. 

    The Imbali Concession is home to Africa's 'Big Five' as well as many more animals.

Children Policy
  • Children, under 12 years are not allowed at the Hoyo Hoyo Lodge, and children 12 and older are considered as adults will need to take their rooms.

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:
6

The magnificent Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge in the Imbali Concession of the Kruger National Park, South Africa, features six suites which can accommodate 12 guests. These traditional Tsonga bee-hive suites accommodate guests in luxury and comfort during their stay.

All suites have air conditing which is insulated by the thatched roof. En-suite bathrooms, king size beds, outdoor showers as well as private game viewing decks are present. The fabrics, as well as the decor of the suites, originate from the local community.

 Chalet facilities:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Large oval stone baths
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private viewing deck including seating area
  • Air-conditioning
  • Large king beds can be converted with twin mattresses
  • Views are overlooking the Mluwati riverbed and bushveld.
Single Room R5370
Double Room R7330

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy highly discounted rates at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge, when booking your stay 60 days or less prior to your travel date.

This special is only valid for South African Residents.

Included in the rate:

  • accommodation
  • three meals
  • two game activities
  • Local beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines and spirits)

Excluded from the rate:

  • drinks
  • transfer
  • beverages
  • entrance fees (currently R82.00 per person per stay)

Terms and Conditions:

  • must be booked 60 days or less prior to arrival
  • Block out dates apply: not valid during peak period 15 - 31 December 2018
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for South African Residents
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Stay for two nights at the Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge with return flights from OR Tambo International Airport included in this package.

This package is available 1 January - 31 December 2018 and is R18,910.00 per person sharing.

The Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Fly In Package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation, inclusive of three meals, selected beverages and two game activities
  • Return Flights from ORT International - lodge airstrip with Federal Air
  • Gate entry fee, landing fee, return transfers from the lodge airstrip to the lodge

Included in the rate:

  • Two nights accommodation, inclusive of three meals, selected beverages and two safaris
  • Return Flights from ORT International - lodge airstrip with Federal Air Manyeleti landing fee, return transfers from the lodge airstrip to the lodge VAT at 14%

Excluded from the rate:

  • Gate entry fees, imported beverages, airport levy for OR Tambo International, fuel surcharge if applicable and any other items not specified above.

Terms and Conditions:

  • taxes, levies & fees included in the flight are subject to change without prior notice & should this be the case, they will be added on as a surcharge to the package.
  • The above packages are based on a minimum of two pax travelling
  • *** The morning flights depart ORT International at 10h30 and 12h30 daily. There is a morning return flight to ORT International which departs the airstrip at around 11h00 and  the afternoon return flight departs Manyeleti between 12h30 and 13h30 and lands in JHB latest 15h30.
  • Federal Air is a charter flight and therefore times are subject to change, their terms and conditions are applicable to the operation of the flights.
  • All fly in packages MUST be pre-paid within 7 days of the reservation to confirm the flights, immediate payment is due if bookings are made 14 days or less prior to travel
  • The cancellation policy applicable to the flight portion is:  14 - 08 days 75%; 07 - 04 Days 50% and 72 - 0 hours 100%
  • Child rates on request
  • Single occupancy rates on request
  • Valid 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
     
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South African Residents booking their getaway to Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge for will qualify for a discounted rate.

Included in the rate:

  • accommodation
  • three meals
  • local beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines and spirits),
  • two game activities

Excluded from the rate:

  • Gate entrance fees
  • Transfers
  • Premium beverages
  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for South African Residents
  • Subject to availability; block our dates apply, not valid 15 - 31 December 2018
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Book your safari at the Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge for travel before 31 July 2018, and receive discounted rates for South African Residents. Stay for R6,540.00 per double room per night, including three meals and two game drives per day.

Included in the rate:

  • Accommodation, three meals and selected beverages (soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits). Two game drives and VAT at 14%.

Excluded from the rate:

  • Transfers not specified, premium brand beverages and gate entry fees of R 83.00, which are payable per person per stay. Subject to increase in 2018 without prior notification

Terms and Conditions:

  • The rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
  • Valid for new reservations only from date of issue
  • There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates and standard rates will be charged if the allocation is full
  • The above rates are valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms
  • The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification
  • Valid until 31 July 2018
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2017-09-05

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2017-08-12

Within the untouched wilderness of the Kruger National Park, Hoyo Hoyo was a great choice of Lodge Accommodation.

This Lodge continues the tradition of Safari in the romantic style of the past.

Very memorable.

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2017-07-15

Loved the combination of the bush, traditional cuisine, the warmth of the accommodation together with the opportunity to witness the lifestyle and culture of the Shangaan people, ensure an unforgettable safari experience at Hoyo Hoyo.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.600306

Longitude: 31.596811

Directions

Access to the Lodge by Air:

- SA Express from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Hoedspruit
- SA Airlink from Johannesburg, Cape Town, Livingstone (Zambia) and Durban to Nelspruit (KMIA Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport)
- Air service daily to the Manyeleti airstrip (8km)
- Private Charters available to private airstrip, lodge can do the transfer

Directions to the by road from the OR Tambo Johannesburg Airport:

- After departing from Johannesburg International Airport
- Take the R21 highway towards Pretoria (North)
- Before Pretoria, take the N4 highway East
- Turn off at Belfast, take the R540 towards Dullstroom (approximately 37km)
- At Dullstroom, take the R540 towards Lydenburg (approximately 43km)
- At Lydenburg, take the R36 towards Ohrigstad (approximately 62km)
- At Ohrigstad, take the R527 towards Hoedspruit (Note: You will pass through the JG Strijdom Tunnel)
- 16km before Hoedspruit at the Swadini Reptile Centre, turn right onto the R531 towards Klaserie
- After approximately 30km, turn left onto the Orpen Gate Road (R531)
- After 40km, you will reach the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park

Directions to the Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge from the Orpen Gate: estimated driving t ime is 2 hours

- After entering the Kruger National Park via the Orpen Gate, travel for 22kms on the H7
- Turn right on the S36 where you will see the signpost marked Imbali, Hamiltons, Hoyo-Hoyo with the exact distances
- After about 20km turn right on the S145 where it is signposted for Imbali and Hoyo-Hoyo after 3kms turn left at the no entry sign
- Drive for 3.5km where you will reach a T-junction
- Turn right to the Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge or left to Imbali Lodge

Directions from the Paul Kruger Gate to the Lodge:

- Enter Paul Kruger Gate
- Proceed toward Skukuza
- From Skukuza take the H1-2 towards Satara (32km)
- Turn left S36 (dirt road) signs will read Imbali Safari Lodge / Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge / Hamiltons Tented Camp
- Continue S36 for 40km
- At T-junction turn left onto S125 for 1km then right S36
- Continue for 6km
- Turn left S145 for 3km
- At sign for Imbali Safari Lodge and Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge turn left
- Travel about 4km to T-Junction turn right for Hoyo-Hoyo (4km)

Distances to the Lodge:

- 50km from the Orpen Gate
- 80km from the Kruger Gate
- 110km from Hoedspruit
- 150km from Phalaborwa
- 155km from Karongwe Game Reserve
- 170km from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit
- 225km from Nelspruit (city)
- 506km from Johannesburg

Kruger National Park Gate Entry Times:

Please be aware of the gate entrance times into the Kruger National Park, these vary throughout the year depending on the season. Entrance to the Kruger National Park via the Orpen Gate should be no later than two hours before gate closure time and via Kruger Gate should be no later than three hours before gate closure times in order to reach the final destination: Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge.

Gate Opening Times (subject to change):
- October to March 05h30
- April to September 06h00

Gate Closing Times:
- November to February 18h30
- March to April 18h00
- May to July 17h30
- August to October 18h00

Please note:
1. Speed limit
Within the Kruger National Park, drivers must please adhere to the legal speed limit of 50km per hour on tarred roads and 40km per hour on dirt roads.
2. Safety
Visitors are kindly requested to follow the Kruger National Parks safety precautions by not disembarking from vehicles unless you are in a designated area.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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