We stayed 2 nights in Thora Boloka, and it was magic!
Not too far off Polokwane and a nice 4x4 drive from Tzaneen, here you can experience the indigenous Magoebaskloof forest.
The birding is spectacular, with Paul, our guide, being extremely knowlegeable and impressively enthusiastic.
The forest is beautiful and a short walk to the largest Kiepersol in Africa.
Thora Boloka is a beautiful, rustic cabin, sleeping 6. As it shares 1 bathroom, this would be best for families.
Then, I have to mention Lisa - she is very likeable and forthcoming. I forgot a Knivemakers' Guild knive there, and it was no trouble at all for her to courier it to me.
Thanks, Lisa. You have a piece of paradise and we will be going back soon.
Tjaart Venter & family
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge Guest Lodge Accommodation Restore your spirit Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is only 3 - 4 hours from Johannesburg, but the privacy and tranquility offered at this Nature Lodge will truly restore your spirit. Kurisa Moya is a 422 hectare property in the Magoebaskloof area near Tzaneen, Polokwane in the Limpopo Province. Kurisa Moya is perched on the edge of the Drakensburg escarpment, so it has mesmerising views out over the lowveld. This soulful place embraces a pristine indigenous forest with massive moss-covered trees where ancient Yellow-woods carry an energy all of their own. Burbling streams make their way over boulders to the dams below. Here, nature's tranquility is broken only by booming Samango monkeys, croaking crimson-winged Knysna Turacos and Bushbuck barks. Kurisa Moya has mountains, rivers, indigenous forests and bushveld and offers accommodation in 3 unique venues - each private and tranquil. Activities include 7 marked walking paths, hiking trails, guided birding walks with South Africa's top local bird guide, 4x4 sunset drives, fly-fishing lessons, guided nature walks, Adventure Mountain Bike trails, village tours and home stays. ... more less