Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge Description
An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo Hoyo boasts six exquisite air conditioned ‘bee-hive’ suites, cylindrical in structure with earth coloured walls and a tapering thatched reed roof, with 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. Located on an ancient elephant route on the Mluwati River in a 10 000 hectare concession in the Kruger National Park, the lodge is steeped in modern day opulence and luxury. The result is a breathtaking blend of ethnic luxury, encompassing both warmth and style, as never seen before. The opportunity to witness the lifestyle and rich culture of the Shangaan heritage and traditions, ensure an unforgettable safari experience. ROOM CONFIGURATION · 6 huts, sleeps 12 people · 6 double Rooms · Traditional Tsonga Huts GENERAL INFORMATION ON ALL ROOMS · All rooms are large king beds STANDARD ROOM FEATURES · All rooms have en-suite bathrooms · Antique-styled baths · Air conditioner VIEWS FROM THE ROOM · Overlooking river and savannah ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES Check In – 13h00 | Check Out – 11h00 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 Tsonga Lodge offers an informal conference set-up for a maximum of 12 guests. Basic conference equipment is included.
- Summer: Min Temp 17 C / 63 F – Max Temp 37 C / 99 F - Winter: Min Temp 9 C / 48 F – MaxTemp 28 C / 83 F Summer is known as the rainy season, and it is generally hot in summer. Thunderstorms often occur in the late afternoon, but do not last long. Winters are dry, with cold nights and early mornings. Imbali is in a malaria area and malaria tablets are recommended all year round (Please consult your doctor). Comfortable light clothing, walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, sun-block, insect repellent and bathing suits are recommended. During wintertime it is still warm during the day but it can become very cold on the game drives and at night. It is advisable to bring warm insulated jackets
Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge Directions
HOW TO GET THERE By Air: • SA Express from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit • SA Airlink from Cape Town to Hoedspruit • SA Airlink from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit • Private Charters available to private airstrip, lodge will do transfer BY ROAD: * 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) ORPEN GATE ENTRY: (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 GATE ENTRANCE FEES 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. GATE ENTRANCE TIMES 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 05h30 April – September 06h00 Gate Closing Times: November – February 18h30 March - April 18h00 May – July 17h30 August – October 18h00 SPEED LIMIT 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. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 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 COVERAGE 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. LOCATION: 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