Kruger Park Lodges in South Africa

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge

Kruger National Park


hoyo hoyo tsonga lodge viewing deck with elephants in background 


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, kruger national park, boma

hoyo hoyo exterior hoyo hoyo deck hoyo hoyo



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.



hoyo hoyo bed with entrance to en suite bathroom   hoyo hoyo en suite bathroom




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.


· 6 suites, sleeps 12 people
· Traditional Tsonga Bee-hive suites


hoyo hoyo room




· All rooms have en-suite bathrooms
· Large oval stone baths

Outdoor Shower

Private viewing deck with seating area

· Air-conditioner
· All rooms have large king beds which can be converted with twin mattresses


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 hoyo hoyo tsonga lodge view hoyo hoyo tsonga lodge deck



· Overlooking the Mluwati riverbed and savannah beyond

A waterhole adjacent to the main area attracts lots of animals daily



hoyo hoyo bathroom


hoyo hoyo lounge


hoyo hoyo entrance


Check In – 13h00 | Check Out – 11h00

hoyo hoyo hut

· 6 huts, sleeps 12 people
· 6 double Rooms
· Traditional Tsonga Huts

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 hoyo hoyo walkways between accommodation


hoyo hoyo lounge

hoyo hoyo tsonga lodge, kruger national park, main area


hoyo hoyo relaxing area deck

hoyo hoyo tsonga lodge, kruger national park


Butler Service

Land Lines and internet available at Imbali (5km)

No Cell phone reception

Swimming 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 outside Nelspruit

Welcome drinks upon arrival



 hoyo hoyo entrance to dining area

  hoyo hoyo traditional dancers

 hoyo hoyo private breakfast setting

hoyo hoyo pool

Our Rates
RATES 2015
01/01/15 – 31/12/15 Per Person Sharing Single
Standard Room R 3 290,00 R 4 935,00
  • The above rates are per person per night and include accommodation, meals and safaris. Beverages and gate entry fees are excluded.
  • A beverage surcharge of R360.00 per person per night will be added to all reservations. This will be to include local beverages.
  • All rates inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 14%.
RATES 2016
01/01/16 – 31/12/16 Per Person Sharing Single
Standard Room R 3 890,00 R 5 700,00
  • The above rates are per person per night and include accommodation, meals, local beverages and safaris. Gate entry fees are excluded.
  • All rates inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 14%.
Please Note:
  • Complimentary transfers are available from Hoedspruit Airport or Skukuza Airport. The transfers are subject to availability and must be booked at time of reservation. Terms and conditions apply.
  • No children under the age of 12 years are permitted unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive basis.




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)

Lions are scattered throughout the Park, most commonly found in the grasslands, where their favourite prey of Zebra and Wildebeest are found. The “Mluwati Pride” are frequent visitors to the Ngwenyeni Dam and the immediate area around the lodge.

Leopards are shy animals that hunt at night. Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge is fortunately in a high leopard density area and sightings are frequent. Spotting the tawny-yellow body with black rosette spots, as it blends in perfectly into its surrounds is a definite highlight of any nocturnal safari.




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 


 hoyo hoyo directions, map


  • After departing from Johannesburg International Airport
  • Take the R21 highway towards Pretoria (North)
  • Before Pretoria, take the N4 highway East
  • Turnoff 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 (Please note: you will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R30, and entrance through this gate should be no later than 16:00 else a late permit will be required)
(Estimated Driving Time: 1.5 hours)
  • Take the H7 towards Satara
  • Drive for approximately 6.7km
  • Turn right onto the S106 (Dirt Road)
  • After 1.6km, turn right onto the S140 towards Talamati
  • After 19.5km, turn right onto the S145
  • Continue along the S145 for 10km till you see the Hoyo Hoyo sign, turn right
  • After 3.5km you will reach a T-junction which is signposted, turn right
  • Continue along this road for 4km and you will find Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge
Fees are currently R30 per person for RSA ID/passport holders, R60 per person for SADC ID/passport holders, and R120 per person for other passport holders. Please retain your receipt or permit, as it must be handed back to the attendant at the gate on departure.
Please be aware of gate entrance times into Kruger National Park as they do vary throughout the year, depending on the season. Entrance into the park via Orpen Gate should be no later than two hours prior to gate closure time and via Kruger Gate should be no later than three hours prior to gate closure times.
Gate Opening Times:

October – March
April – September

Gate Closing Times:

November – February
March - April
May – July
August – October

Whilst driving within the Kruger National Park, please adhere to the legal speed limit of 50km per hour on tarred roads and 40km per hour on dirt roads.
Please adhere to the Kruger National Park safety precautions, and do not disembark from your vehicle unless you are in a designated area.
Cellular phone signal is only available at the entrance gates and close to Skukuza, it is therefore recommended to make your last necessary calls at the gate upon entry.

Situated in the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province approximately:
· 50km from the Orpen Gate
· 80km from the Kruger Gate
· 110km from Hoedspruit
· 150km from Phalaborwa
· 155km from Makalali Game Lodge
· 170km from Greenway Woods
· 225km from Nelspruit
· 506km from Johannesburg


From R3290 - R3890 per person per day  

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