Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
Travel Info
Location: Kruger National Park
Stay nights: 1 night
Travel dates: 01 May 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
The Experience

7 hours (558km) drive from Johannesburg
3.5 hours (168km) drive from Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport)
2 hours (106km) drive from Hoedspruit
2.5 hours (85km) drive from Skukuza Airport
1.5 hours (42km) drive from the Orpen Gate and 2.5 hours (95km) drive from the Paul Kruger Gate
Daily scheduled flights into Skukuza Airport and Hoedspruit Airport
6 Traditional African Suites


An earthy, traditional Tsonga styled lodge, Hoyo Hoyo offers luxury in six beautifully furnished suites. All rooms overlook the river & savannah and feature large king beds, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with stone baths and an outdoor shower.

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.

The Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many international tourists. Each year more than half a million visitors are registered.

The Kruger National Park was opened in 1898 at the instigation of then-president Paul Kruger. After hunters had considerably decimated the originally rich game stock, all the land between the Sabie and the Crocodile Rivers was put under the protection of Nature Conservation to ensure the survival of the remaining animals. Only as recently as 1961 was the extended Kruger Park fenced in.
The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River, which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20,000 sq km.

A web of roads of 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 km of them being tarred. For the visitor on a safari game drive in the Kruger National Park, there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned. Within the park boundaries, travel is only allowed between sunrise and sunset. After dark one has to stay in one of the fenced restcamps.
The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season. Then the grass is low and bushes and trees don't have leaves, so that one can have an unobstructed view. Because it virtually doesn't rain in winter, the animals come to the waterholes to drink in the mornings and evenings and can easily be watched from the car.

Swimming pool

Butler service

No cell phone reception

Welcome drinks on arrival

Game drives

Bush Walks by prior arrangement only

Bird watching

Open air dining or Lodge Dining area

Boma dining around the log fire

Private dining - on request

Massage treatments can be arranged on request at an additional charge


6 Traditional air-conditoned African Suites

En-suite bathrooms with antique baths and outside shower


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


After entering the Orpen Gate travel for 22km’s on the H7.

Turn right on the S36 where you will see the signpost marked Imbali, Hamiltons, Hoyo-Hoyo with the exact distances.

After about 20km’s turn right on the S145 where it is signposted for Imbali and Hoyo-Hoyo after 3km’s turn left at the no entry sign.

Drive for 3.5km’s where you will reach a T-junction.

Turn right to Hoyo-Hoyo or left to Imbali.


Enter Paul Kruger Gate

Proceed toward Skukuza

From Skukuza take the H1-2 towards Satara (32km)

Turn left S36(Dirt Road) signs will read Imbali Safari Lodge/Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge/Hamiltons Tented Camp

Continue on S36 for 40km

At T-junction turn left onto S125 for 5km then right S36

Continue for 6km

Turn left S145 for 3km

At signage for Imbali Safari Lodge and Hoyo-Hoyo Tsonga Lodge turn left

Travel approx 4km to T-Junction turn right for Hoyo-Hoyo(4km)

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 18:30
March – April 18h00
May – July 17h30
August – October 18h00 
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.

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 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.

Situated in the Kruger National Park in the Limpopo Province approximately:

   45Km from Orpen gate

   95Km from Paul Kruger Gate

   555Km from Johannesburg

PLEASE NOTE Late arrival at the Kruger National Park gates will carry a minimum cost of R1500 to be escorted by the lodges.  The same applies to early departures.  This is based upon us being able to arrange with the SANParks officials in case of an emergency.  We are UNABLE to guarantee that requests for late arrivals and early departures will be possible

Specific Terms

Luxury accommodation
• Three meals per day
• Selected local beverages (available between 12h00 & 22h00 only)
• Two game drives daily, Please request rates for singe accommodation from your BushBreaks Travel Consultant., No children under 12 years, unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.
• Children 12 years and older are accommodated in their own rooms and pay the full adult rate per night., Children 12 year and older are permitted on game drives., Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted above are only valid for SA Residents. Special Discounted Rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Kruger National Park gate fees must be settled directly at the gate on entry into the park and are subject to change:
• South African Residents – Adult: ZAR 110 per adult per day & ZAR 55 per child per day.
• SADC Residents – Adult: ZAR 200 per adult per day & ZAR 100 per child per day.
• International Residents – Adult: ZAR 400 per adult per day & ZAR 200 per child per day.
• Kruger National Park gate entry times are as follows:
• - Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec 05h30 - 18h30
• - Mar & Oct 05h30 - 18h00
• - Apr, Aug & Sep 06h00 - 18h00
• - May, Jun, Jul 06h00 - 17h30
• All guests must enter at ORPEN GATE a minimum of 1.5 hours before the gate closure time and through PAUL KRUGER GATE 3 hours before the gate closure time
• Travelling time from the Orpen Gate to the lodges is approximately 1.5 hours and from Paul Kruger Gate it is approximately 2.5 hours
• All visitors who are 18 years and older, must produce a positive identity document for scanning in order to gain access to the Kruger National Park:
• SA Residents must produce their SA ID document or Driver's Licence.
• Non SA Residents must produce their passports.