Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge

An Authentic African Welcome and Safari Experience

To word Hoyohoyo’ is a Xitsonga word for ‘welcome’.  It is predominately used to describe the enthusiastic ‘welcome’ of ones most important and honoured of guests. It’s how one is made to feel (honoured) from the very moment you enter the Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge as you are met with that warm Tsonga welcome and treated as their honoured guest.

Expect an authentic encounter that prides itself upon a relaxed African ambience in extraordinary bush surroundings, the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned conservation areas and home to Kruger birding and wildlife photo safaris and the ‘Big Five’ in South Africa.

Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Safari Lodge Traditionally African

With its distinct thatched peaks that peep over the tree-line and the flashes of burnt orange through lush Leadwood trees are what signals guests arrival at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge.  The lodge itself is located within the private 10 000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western region of the Kruger National Park, bordering the northern Sabi Sands and Manyeleti Game Reserves and is prime Kruger National Park accommodation.

At Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, one will experience a celebration of African styles, from its traditional rondavel rooms to the splashes of colourful designer fabrics and earthy tones defining its interiors, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge exudes a hearty spirit of warmth and welcoming

Hoyo-Hoyo Safri Lodge – Highlights

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Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge
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Hoyo - Hoyo Safari Lodge Pool Deck

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Early Bookings Recommended

Hoyo – Hoyo Safari Lodge in the Kruger Park

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Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park

Are you seeking an authentic African experience? Where you kick-start your day before the sun rises, dunking a homemade rusk into a steamy cup of coffee.

Watch as the sun rises and the bush awakens around you. Perhaps if you are lucky, see wild dogs laze under the Acacia trees and elephants leave their distinct trail as they chomp through the bush at a leisurely pace.

Steal a glance at the leopard eating its prey high up in an old Tamboti tree, zebra foraging alongside large herds of wildebeest and impala flashing their characteristic ‘M’ as they disappear into the thick bush. This is all before enjoying a hearty African breakfast. Then Hoyo – Hoyo Safari Lodge is the place you want to be for your very own private Kruger Park Safari



This 2-day/night (minimum) wildlife safari staying at the Hoyo-Hoyo Lodge in the ‘Mluwati Private Concession’ in the Kruger National Park gives guests the opportunity to experience an authentic African bush safari at one of the worlds premier wildlife reserves. Guests are accommodated in six circular air-conditioned suites with traditional brightly earth-coloured walls, tapered thatched roofs and folding glass doors that allow guests to fully experience the African wilderness.


If you are a keen ‘birder’ the experience of a lifetime awaits you, with hundreds of bird species that call Kruger home, over 500 species, in fact, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession. Guests will also enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife including Africa’s Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino) within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.


The Hoyo-Hoyo Camp like Hamilton’s Tented Camp and Imbali Safari Lodge are all located within the private 10 000-hectare concession of Mluwati in the western regiohttps://tonysparkes.com/tours/kruger-park-safaris/hamiltons-tented-camp-in-the-kruger-parkn of the Kruger National Park, bordering the northern Sabi Sands private game reserve where we host our Sabi Sands photo safaris and Manyeleti Game Reserves.


Arrive Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge (after 2 pm) Afternoon game drive and dinner.


Winter Safari Times: May – Aug

05h30Wake up time and morning tea
06h00Morning safari departs
09h00Return for breakfast
15h30High Tea
16h00Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & Dinner is served

Summer Safari Times: Sept-Apr

05h00Wake up time and morning tea
05h30Morning safari departs
08h30Return for breakfast
16h00High Tea
16h30Afternoon safari departs
19h30Return from safari & Dinner is served


After a morning game drive, it will then be time to head back to the camp to check-out and breakfast at around 9.30 am (camp check out is at 10:00 am).

Note: Itineraries are flexible and can be discussed on the day in camp, dependant on the weather,  time of the year and any additional activities that are chosen.


Additional days can be added to this safari should they be required. Please advise at the time of booking for prices.

This is an un-escorted wildlife safari, with Hoyo-Hoyo Camp rangers undertaking daily game drives with you and other guests. Should our guests require a privately guided wildlife safari or photo safari with Tony Sparkes Wildlife and Photographic Safari’s using Hamiltons Tented Camp as a base then please contact us for prices on this safari or any other safari custom option.


(ZAR prices are an estimation linked to the exchange rate and the exact price will be confirmed via invoice at the time of booking).  

Safari Cost :  From ZAR P.O.A. pppn sharing

We can accept payment via International Swift transfer, Credit Card or Paypal.

Please be advised: This wildlife safari will run throughout the year. Please contact us for any single supplement requirements, together with your preferred travel arrangements, so we can advise you on the availability of your dates and open spaces on this safari.


  • 2 days/2 nights in a private luxury tented camp in the Kruger National Park
  • Thatched Rondavel ‘Tsonga’ style room
  • Two game drives daily
  • 3 meals daily and selected beverages (Soft drinks, water, beer, selected wines & spirits)


  • Any flights
  • Visa’s
  • Transfers to Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge (please contact us for prices if transfers are required)
  • Gratuities (Please allow between $US 5-10 a day or rand equivalent for the driver and the tracker) if you wish to give anything. This should be paid in cash.
  • Purchases of a personal nature
  • Kruger National Park gate entry fees and conservation levies paid per person per stay
  • Premium Brand Beverages
  • Telephone calls

We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 12 on this wildlife safari.


South Africa is officially listed as one of the most biologically diverse countries on earth.  With South Africa being made up of an astonishing kaleidoscope of landscapes as well as a plethora of eco-systems.

From the arid, near-deserts on its west coast to the montane forests and subalpine zones at the top of the beautiful Drakensberg at nearly 3,500 metres above sea-level.  In the South African cape, you will find pristine beaches and the uniqueness of its Fynbos ecosystems and lest we forget the vast wildlife and birds to encounter on the rich savannahs of its north-east provinces.

Without a doubt, any visitor to South Africa will be captivated by its constantly changing landscapes and the warm friendly people one encounters.  All this goes towards making up, what can only be described as, experiences one will never forget and want to keep coming back for more of the same.

This applies particularly for those who wish to capture and record their experience no matter what photographic genre, as South Africa remains a primary destination for experiencing a Big 5 wildlife safari, phenomenal birding and nature photography. Read more about South Africa



As one of the first private concessions in the Kruger National Park, Mluwati has worked tirelessly to ensure the sustainability of this pristine wilderness that for over 100 years has been a sanctuary for over 114 reptiles, 34 amphibians and 147 mammal species, including Africa’s Big Five.

Many bird species that call the Kruger home, hundreds of species, in fact, many of which occur in the Mluwati Concession including the Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill, Crested Barbet, Lilac-breasted Roller and White-backed Vulture to name a few.

Guests will enjoy some of Kruger’s most spectacular landscapes and an extraordinary variety of wildlife, birdlife and plant life within the Mluwati Concession, ensuring that each safari experience will be unique.

Each morning and evening game drive during your stay at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park are unique opportunities to witness first hand the daily life and death struggles of the African bush.

A game drive from Hoyo-Hoyo safari camp will reveal new scents, curious sounds and the beauty of an extraordinary African landscape to delight your senses.


  • It should be noted that the Kruger National Park is located within in a Malaria area, guests are advised to seek medical advice from your own doctor in this respect.
  • Please read our Safari Safety and Etiquette.
  • There is NO wifi access or mobile phone reception at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge due to its remoteness. Should you be in urgent need to make a call, the guides know which ‘Termite Mounds’ to stand on.


  • Mornings and evenings in an open safari vehicle are cold to cool (even in the summer), bring a fleece and a windbreaker jacket
  • Rain jacket, hat, cap or beanie
  • Sunblock
  • Binoculars
  • Spare batteries for your camera
  • Torch
  • Camera/video camera & flash (for wildlife photography a 300 – 400mm lens is ideal but there are opportunities for wildlife images for all sizes of lenses.
  • Should you wish to hire any camera equipment or binoculars for your trip then we can assist, you can enquire here

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