Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge
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 became illegal.
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
GDS Co-ordinates: S 24.60001° & E 031.59747°
All 6 traditional African suites are air-conditioned and have en suite bathrooms with antique baths and outside shower.
Children over the age of 8 years are welcome and are accommodated in their own rooms.
Facilities, Services and Activities at the Lodge
• Welcome drinks on arrival, Butler service
• No cell phone reception
• Swimming pool
• The water is safe to drink, while bottled water is placed in your room courtesy of Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge
• Check out time: 11h00 Check in: 13h00 hrs. Credit cards accepted are VISA and MasterCard. AMEX with a 5% surcharge
• Spa treatments available in the privacy of your room
• Safaris in 4 x 4 vehicles, bird watching, self drive in the Kruger National Park, guided safari walks by prior arrangement
The camp is situated in a Malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay.
Please note the below Kruger Gate Times
05h30 – 18h30 – January, February, November & December
05h30 – 18h00 – March & October
06h00 – 18h00 – April, August & September
06h00 – 17h30 – May, June & July
All guests must enter at Orpen Gate a minimum of 1.5 Hours and Paul Kruger Gate 3 hours before gate closure.
PLEASE NOTE: If guests are not in time at the respective gates, they will not be permitted to enter the park and they will have to find alternative accommodation for that night.