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Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge

PO Box 196, Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many safari accommodation reviews are based around what people experience whilst out on safari and whilst that is the primary reason to go on this kind of trip, it is really down to luck. We were exceptionally lucky to see all of the Big 5 and many more beautiful animals during our 3 day stay at Hoyo Hoyo but... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear lshephard84, Thank you for this incredibly detailed and thoughtful review of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. It brings us great pleasure to know that you had both a memorable and enjoyable experience with us. We will be sure to convey your compliments to the Hoyo Hoyo team and commend them for their services. We are looking forward to your return... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival at Skukuza Airport i was greeted by my host from Hoyo Hoyo for the 2hr drive through the Kruger to the lodge, the beginning of my safari which left me speechless from beginning to end. Every element of experience was exquisite. After 20min on route, my eager host pointed out a Leopard in the brush with further sightings... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tracey R, Thank you for taking the time to write such an in depth review of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. Your kind comments will most definitely be conveyed to the Hoyo Hoyo team as they are a great inspiration for the staff. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next visit to the Kruger.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lodges are lovely, bed's comfy, food hit and miss depending who's cooking, staff friendly (and hilarious) and the pool is a great relaxing spot with a view of the watering hole. The possible negative is that Kruger Park is such a massive space and even though the private reserve rules (going off road / tracking animals into bushes etc)... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MalibuEssex, Thank you for your productive review with regards to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. It is rewarding to know that you had an enjoyable experience, despite the scarcity of game. We hope that on your next visit you are able to see more of the wildlife we have to offer. Kind regards, The Hoyo Hoyo team. More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you read all of the reviews, the majority rave about Hoyo Hoyo and how great the safaris were, how awesome the camp, staff and meals are and so on. Well, they are right. My experience is vastly different to what the minority have said in their reviews. The majority are bang on. Not much more I can say that... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Glenn M, Thank you for your thoughtful and constructive comments with regards to Hoyo Hoyo. We are pleased to hear that you had a memorable experience and hope that you return on your next Safari. Kind regards, The Hoyo Hoyo team. More 

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Johannesburg and spent my youth in the Kruger National Park. I now live in Dubai with my partner Ed who is from the UK. Having never been to the "bush" before, we decided it was time for Ed to experience it... All I can say is that if you are considering a "bush" experience... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Caz L, Thank you for taking the time to send through your delightful comments with regards to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. We are pleased that you had a memorable stay and hope that you return in the near future. Kind regards, Dionne Collett. More 

Danville, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Cape Town, the safari and the vacation were 10+. Hoyo Hoyo was an experience none of us will ever forget - not just because the game drives exceeded our expectations and the accommodations were authentic and lovely but because of the people. In every story we share with friends about our trip we share stories about the people who worked... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear amy5trip, Thank you for your wonderful review of our lodge. Your response is most appreciated and will be conveyed to the respective staff members. We are delighted to know that your stay at Hoyo Hoyo lived up to your expectations. We will be sure to put you on our mailing list. Kind regards Dionne Collett. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

When we arrived at Hoyo Hoyo we were treated like long lost friends. This was our first safari experience and it exceeded every expectation, from our lovely comfortable private lodge, to fabulous food and drinks. The staff at Hoyo Hoyo are amazing. Andrew our guide ensured that we saw the big 5 and he pasted on local knowledge, fulfilling all... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane C, This was an absolute pleasure to read. Thank you for your friendly and constructive feedback. We are delighted to know that your stay at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge was memorable. Your comments will be conveyed to Andrew and the rest of the team as it is a great inspiration for all our staff. We hope you return... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This lovely lodge has only 6 rooms. The distinctive tribal architecture may not appeal to everyone, so if you are looking for a traditional safari lodge, I would look somewhere else. Having said that, the rooms are big and clean and the beds very comfortable. The food is average, but the service and the guides are great and very friendly... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ex-palmsprings, Thank you for your constructive comments, we have advised the lodge management of your concerns and we will monitor the situation to ensure that there is improvement. We hope to see you return to Hoyo-Hoyo in the near future, Kind regards Dionne Collett More 

Wigan, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful 4 days at Hoyo Hoyo. The accommodation was wonderful with beautiful thatched roofs, decorated and furnished in tradition African style. It was fabulous having an outside shower where the sounds of the bush could be clearly heard! A small sitting area outside gave the opportunity to watch the baboons leaping around the trees, impala wondering... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dot T, We are pleased to hear that your stay at Hoyo Hoyo was a memorable one. Thank you for your considerate and constructive comments. We hope you return to Hoyo Hoyo in the near future, Kind regards, Dionne Collett More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice traditional art and decor. Loved our hut, big bath, big comfy bed, nice soft sheets and duvet, fluffy pillows, towels and robes. Shower was a highlight as outside and very good pressure and hot water. Charlotte Rhys products a nice touch. Staff were charming, welcoming and amusing but when asked questions they looked slightly bewildered. Food was very... More 

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Dionne1026, Public Relations Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura A We appreciate your constructive comments and glad that you were able to enjoy your stay at Hoyo-Hoyo. Your comments are noted and have been passed onto the respective staff members. Management will monitor these issues to ensure that is an improvement. We hope to see you again in the future Kind regards Dionne Collett More 

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