Located in a private concession within the Kruger National Park, this unique lodge boasts a breath-taking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style. Offering luxury air-conditioned suites with private game viewing decks. Cantered around a sunken fire pit, and circular timber decks which offer views of the waterhole and surrounding plains.

With its distinct thatched peaks that look over the tree-line and flashes of burnt orange through lush trees signal guests’ arrival at the incredible Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge, set on the banks of the Mluwati River in the heart of the Kruger National Park.

A celebration of the local Tsonga culture from its traditional rondawel rooms to the splashes of African design and earthy tone interiors, Hoyo Hoyo exudes a hearty spirit of welcoming.

Expect an authentic encounter with the local Tsonga culture in extraordinary bush surroundings; the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned conservation areas and of course home to the Big Five.

African breakfast, head out in to the bush for your exciting open vehicle game drives and the savour the pinks, oranges and yellows of the African sunrise, the hissing of hundreds of crickets preparing for a warm bush day.

Spend your afternoon lazing at the infinity pool, watching the Monarch butterflies flit past and the geckos scurrying across the deck, or retreat to the comfortable lounge for a quiet read surrounded by Tsonga craft and the light breeze of a lazy afternoon. Enjoy a bush dinner in the open boma after the sunset game game drive.


As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians, 336 tree species 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, in fact many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet and Burchell’s Glossy Starling.

Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within Hoyo-Hoyo, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.

Experience two exciting morning and evening game drives during your stay at Hoyo Hoyo. The game is in abundance, and your experienced and qualified guides will accompany you to look out for all of the diverse species.

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


Our guides are more than happy to share their unrivalled knowledge of our feathered friends with our guests.  There is so much to learn about birds on our concession.  From the fierce marshall eagle to the smallest and most delicate blue waxbill.


Join us for a lovely dinner under the African Skies, in an unfenced area of our private concession in the Kruger National Park.  This is a privilege that is reserved for our guests only.  Nowhere else in Kruger will you be able to dine with the Big Five.


Guests are accommodated in six circular air-conditioned  homesteads with traditional earth-coloured walls and tapered thatched reed roofs.

Tsonga tradition runs throughout these comfortable homesteads; the warm glow of brightly coloured walls, traditional ornaments and little embellishments on lamps, door handles and mirrors bringing 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 into your comfortable king-size bed for an afternoon siesta. It’s your relaxing, informal bush experience on your terms.

Room facilities and amenities include:



Separate bath and outdoor shower

Bathroom amenities

Insect repellent


Air Conditioning

Tea and coffee-making facilities

Your rewards for a hard day’s safari are the delicious dishes created by Hoyo- Hoyo Safari Lodge’s talented team

Homemade baked goods, light salads and local specialties such as beetroot salad and ostrich steak are served in relaxed surroundings; the sounds of the bush providing all the accompaniment you need for a memorable dining experience.

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 game drive, 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 sounds of the surrounding bush coming alive at night.

There are direct connecting flights to Skukuza and Hoedspruit daily from Cape Town and JHB.

SAA Express airline charter to Hoedspruit: Cape Town to Hoedspruit – 2,5 hrs/JHB to Hoedspruit – 1 hrs
SA Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town into Hoedspruit Airport. Transfers from Hoedspruit will be taken care of and our team will meet you at the airport

Federal Air airline charter from Johannesburg or KMIA:
Guests will fly into the Manyeleti airstrip where they will be collected by the lodge. Driving times from the lodge is approximately an hour and a half. This transfer is charged at R40 per vehicle and R30 per person.

SA Airlink airline charter to Skukuza or KMIA: Cape Town to Skukuza – 2 hrs/JHB to Skukuza – 1 hrs
Airlink offers flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town direct to Skukuza. Airlink also offers direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town direct to Nelspruit KMIA. Transfers from Skukuza will be taken care of, and our team will meet you at the airport.