Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge (Northern Kruger National Park, Limpopo Province) South
Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge promises guests an
extraordinarily cultural interactive safari experience. Just
the fact that it is set in its own 10 000 hectare concession
area, part of the world-famous Kruger National Park, rich
with Shangaan heritage and traditions. Located on an ancient
elephant route on the Mluwati River, the lodge is steeped in
modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breathtaking
blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style,
never seen before.
Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is located
within the Imbali concession area of the Kruger National
Park. This private 10 000 hectare wilderness area is
situated 35 km due South East of Orpen Gate in the central
Kruger region. Bordering the Manyeleti and Sabi Sands to the
West, the Talamati road makes up the Northern Boundary
whilst the S36 gravel road is the eastern boundary.
An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo Hoyo
offers luxury in six beautifully furnished thatched suites.
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.
They say Africa is still home to hidden treasures, Hoyo
Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is one of them. According to early
Portuguese accounts, the Tsonga people lived in the central
and southern areas of Mozambique during the early 16th
century. During most of the 19th century, they settled in
the Mpumalanga Province near the present-day Kruger National
Park and made a living hunting and fishing. At the end of
the 19th century, however, in order to establish the Kruger
National Park, conservationists closed down most of the area
that was home to the Tsonga people and hunting and fishing
Fortunately not all was lost, as today one of the largest
groups of Tsonga people still live in the Kruger National
Park, offering an interactive cultural experience, at Hoyo
Hoyo Tsonga Lodge, steeped in modern day opulence and
luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury,
encompassing both warmth and style, never seen before.
Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River,
this unique camp is built in traditional tribal design and
accommodates 12 people.
Managed by the ‘hosi’ or Tsonga Chief, guests are
immediately introduced to the Tsonga ways upon their
arrival. Traditionally, a typical Tsonga homestead unit or
‘muti’ was circular and cylindrical in structure with earth
coloured walls and a tapering thatched reed roof. So too is
the design of Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge as six luxury, air
conditioned suites, boasting king size beds, en-suite
bathrooms, outdoor showers and private game viewing decks
welcome guests to a unique safari experience. All fabrics,
décor and objet d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga
community and stand tribal proud. Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge
offers a once-in-a-lifetime, interactive cultural African
experience combined with outstanding safari or game viewing.
Six luxury air conditioned ‘bee-hive’ suites, cylindrical
in structure with earth coloured walls and a tapering
thatched reed roof boast king size beds, en-suite bathrooms,
outdoor showers and private game viewing decks.
All fabrics, décor and objet d’art are sourced from the
local Tsonga community and stand tribal proud.
• Butler Service
• Land Lines and internet available
at Imbali (5km)
• No Cell phone reception
Pool with a view of the busy waterhole
• The water is
safe to drink, while bottled water is placed in your room
courtesy of Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge
• Transfers can be
arranged from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit and KMI Airport
• Welcome drinks upon arrival
The Menus at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge are of world – class
standards, yet served with a traditional flair, such as
breakfast in a potjie pot or over the coals of a braai,
delicately balanced with a European flair to accommodate all
tastes. Drinks are served in an authentic calabash, and
dinner is a delightful social affair.
A healer or ‘nanga’ plays an important role at the Lodge
providing guests with a fascinating glimpse into the history
of the Tsonga people. Dancers and singers, all staff
members, jointly promote an African feel. All the
professionally trained staff at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge come
from the local community and interact with guests, teaching
them the Tsonga ways in a personal manner – usually around
an open fireplace or ‘huvo,’ or on the deck outside the main
lodge where tribal tales are told before and after dinner.
Upon retiring, guests can look forward to a little Tsonga
‘magic’ as they rest their weary heads.
• Nomadic Spa experience
• Safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles
• Bird Watching
• Self drive in the Kruger National Park
Activities at Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge include daily game
drives/safaris in “Big Five” country, bush picnics and
Game drives are conducted in open safari/game viewing
vehicles with experienced and informative Rangers.
Alternatively guests can take a guided walk (subject to
availability)or relax on the deck and view the animals that
come to enjoy the adjacent waterhole.
Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is situated within the Kruger
National Park which boasts one of the most diverse game
viewing experiences in South Africa and is home to an
estimated 1,500 lion, 12,000 elephant, 2,500 buffalo, 1,000
leopards and 5,000 rhino (black and white).
Our Sister Lodges - Imbali Safari Lodge, Hamiltons Tented
Camp and Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge are within convenient
transfer distance to each other. Therefore ideally a visit
should include a stay-over at each of these individual,
unique camps, each offering guests an extraordinarily
‘special’ safari experience in Africa.
From $580 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.