Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge – uniquely designed for safari holidays with social distancing

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

Understandably, everyone is nervous about travelling to crowded destinations. This is why if you are looking for the perfect social distancing vacation, you should escape to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge.

Safaris at Hoyo Hoyo mean fewer people per game drive vehicle and more personal dining experiences. In fact, even before the pandemic, this private game lodge could only host a maximum of twelve guests.

However, your hosts have also implemented protocols to ensure you and your loved ones are safe over your stay. All in all, expect a more intimate and memorable African safari experience!

Hoyo Hoyo is situated in the 10 000-hectare Mluwati Concession, in the world-famous Kruger National Park. The lodge pays homage to the local Tsonga culture with colourful thatched ‘rondawels’ located on the banks of the Mluwati River and surrounded by the dense Kruger National Park bushveld. Read more here…

It is part of the Extraordinary Collection, which operates several other top African safari destinations in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. You can expect only the best in terms of service and facilities.

Accommodation at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

For your accommodation, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge has six circular air-conditioned suites available. Each one radiates Tsonga traditions with bright, earth-coloured walls, tapered thatched roofs and folding glass doors that allow you to fully experience the Mpumalanga wilderness.

Comfort is the by-word with these spacious suites, which come with extra-length King-size beds, percale linen and en-suite bathrooms. You can still opt for leisurely showers in the open air!

You also get to relax on your private deck looking out on to the bush.

See their accommodation rates HERE and make an online booking HERE. You can take advantage of their specials HERE.

Facilities at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

Please note that there is no Wi-Fi or cellphone signal at this exclusive and remote safari lodge. It means you can relax and enjoy your holiday without distractions. Still, the suites offer a radio link to the manager at the lodge should you need to contact someone.

Guest facilities at the lodge also include a sparkling pool and secure, ample parking for your vehicles.

For your wellness, in-room gym bags available for use at the lodge, click here to find out more. The Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge spa also offers indulgent treatments and soothing massages in the seclusion of your private deck.

Prepare for your day or satisfy your hunger after your safari with the delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are served by Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge’s talented Chef.

You can also enjoy dinners in the bush – a lovely braai on the deck under the African sky.

Activities at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

Being situated in the Kruger National Park, it means that, at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, you have immediate access to this world-famous park and its various offerings.

Hop on a game-viewing vehicle for a morning or evening safari and see animals such as elephants, giraffe, zebra, impalas, kudus, cheetah, leopard, lions, and hyenas in their natural environment.

The area is also a birdwatchers’ paradise with over 500 bird species.

Reviews from previous Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge guests

“Very nice setting and architecture of the lodge, good waterhole right in view of the outdoor dining area. 6 huts with only 12 guests at a time ensure intimate bush experience. Rooms nicely decorated, albeit a bit small. Outdoor shower in unfenced camp gives you a nice feel of being part of it all. Good food and drink options, attentive service (extra credits to the chef!) Our guide Tylan worked very hard to show us nature in the Mluwati Concession as well as adjacent Kruger NP areas, explained very well and was pleasant to be with. In terms of animals, almost everything around you could wish for, frequent waterhole visits by various creatures but also on game drives a nice variety of game could be seen. Will definitely recommend this lodge to friends, however only if available at special rates,” wrote Jo M on their TripAdvisor page.

499frikkies added; “I’ve never experienced better and well-mannered staff in my travel lifetime. The staff at this place make the experience so much better. Nothing goes wanting, EVER! From the moment we arrived until we left 6 days later it was phenomenal. The food is great and the twice daily game drives are fantastic. If you want to go rest. This is surely the place.”

“My husband and I are normally campers, but this time we decided to spoil ourselves and do the colonial thing. We had the most enjoyable relaxing time at Hoya Hoya. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Accommodation very comfortable. The game drives were the highlight of our stay, we saw the big 5, 3 game kills, lion & hyena interaction and wild dog to name a few. I would definitely recommend Hoya Hoya to my friends and family,” said Viv P.

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Mluwati River in the Kruger National Park, in Mpumalanga. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 11 516 4367 / +27 (0) 11 463 3070; email res@extraordinary.co.za or visit them online at hoyohoyo.com. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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