We just returned from five nights at the Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge. Hoyo Hoyo means "welcome" in the Tsonga language, and welcome we felt.
The food was excellent, with a variety of options for breakfast, lunch, high tea, and dinner. We almost ate a little TOO well.
I'm a bit surprised by the review of the Israelis below, as we saw EVERYTHING on the game drives the very next week (Sept 29 - Oct 5). All of the Big 5 (in just one drive!), plus about 11,000 other amazing creatures. Much of this is owed to the keen eye of our super-high-quality guide, a gentleman by the name of Twice. It was a bit like touring the wilds of Africa with your favorite college professor; he was both highly knowledgable and entertaining. We plan to return to Hoyo Hoyo in 2015 specifically because of him.
The huts were excellent, large, and well-appointed. The decks were lovely - we saw plenty of elephants, kudus, and bushbucks just off of ours. The outdoor shower was a little chilly, but the water was hot and it was actually a fun experience. Also, this is not a fenced in camp. It is not an artificial experience. You are outside with the animals. Thankfully, there are escorts to take you to and from your hut after dark and it never felt dangerous.
Overall, this is a five star property and worth the spend. Stop looking. Stay here. You have found your place in Kruger Park.
Worthy of note: We are a gay couple, and that was not an issue. We were treated with absolute respect throughout our stay at the Hoyo Hoyo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the banks of the Mluwati River, in the Kruger National Park, this unique lodge boasts a breath-taking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style. Hoyo Yoyo Safari Lodge offers an intimate atmosphere with only six luxury African suites, each with king sized bed, en-suite stone bathrooms, outdoor shower and private game viewing decks.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 room.Welcome drinks on arrival, butler service, spa treatments in the privacy of your room, safaris in 4x4 vehicles, bird watching, self drive in the Kruger National Park, guided safari walks by prior arrangement.The Lodge is situated in a malaria area. Gate entry fees are applicable and are charged per person per stay.Rates indicated are per person sharing per night. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Hotel Kruger National Park