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Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 196, Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013
Andrew C London, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We are a couple in our late 30s from the UK and Greece. We usually stay in upper-middle or luxury level accommodation. We stayed for two nights and self-drove in and out. The hotel was lovely but could have been a bit better for little extra effort. I may have been harsh in giving 3/5 as in many respects it... More

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south africa;cape town
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Fantastic staff, rooms were wonderful, so clean and well equipped. We were treated to elephant every day at the waterhole. Amazing game viewing with Oscar, big 5, cheetah and more. The staff were incredibly welcoming, efficient and friendly, spa treatments amazing in our room. Really enjoyed every minute

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Leeanne d, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you so much for the positive review of your stay. I am delighted that you had an amazing time and we would love to welcome you back in future. General Manager Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you are looking for a safari lodge which is not just a luxury safari lodge, but offers the true feeling of being a part of the bush, Hoyo Hoyo is the right place for you. We stayed two nights and enjoyed 4 game drives of which two were outstanding. The other two were affected by bad weather and there... More

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Leeanne d, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kai-Michael, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write this review about your stay at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your Safari experience was outstanding. I will pass your kind words onto the staff at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. We hope... More

Sioux City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

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... More

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Leeanne d, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you so much for the excellent review of Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge. I am delighted to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and had a very successful Safari. I will pass on your kind words to all at the Lodge and we would be delighted to welcome you back in future. The Management Team Hoyo-Hoyo... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We just came back from our holidays in south Africa. hoyo hoyo Tsonga lodge is a very nice lodge with amazing Staff that make sure that we were well taken care of and comfortable. The Room and Bathroom are beautiful, huge and clean and the beds were beautifully decorated each night. The Food was absolutely great with large selection and... More

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Leeanne d, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a memorable time in the bush. We were all surprised by the terrible weather we experienced in the month of September with... More

Shanghai, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

we love this hotel so much, reasonable price with good service. only unsatisfied about the game drive, they asked us wake up at 5:00am, (usually is 6:00am), because they are sharing the car with the " Imbali lodge" which is another hotel guests. i can understand both of them under same hotel group, but which we are not happy to... More

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Leeanne d, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. We appreciate all feedback received from our guests and endeavour to implement suggestions wherever possible. Unfortunately, one of our guides fell ill during the previous afternoon’s safari which necessitated the sharing of a vehicle and guide on the... More

New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I don't really want to knock the place, because it is beautiful, and of course the Kruger is beautiful. The staff were generally very friendly. I would prefer seeing female staff working in front of customers alongside the men, not just in the kitchen, but that may be a local thing. Overall, we had a pleasant stay, but it was... More

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Leeanne d, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you for taking the time to offer your comments on our lodge in the Kruger National Park – Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge. We appreciate your feedback and would like to assure you that we value constructive criticism immensely and are fully committed to analysing each comment and, where we find reason, to implement the necessary changes or... More

Johannesburg, Afrique du Sud
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Not a bad experience but nothing to recommend. The camp was run without manager during our stay. We add 1 nice person in charge of welcoming us, informing on the places, explaining the programme, serving the meals & fixing the rooms. Nice person looking to please us but not having neither the experience, the knowledge & the authority to carry... More

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Leeanne d, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller Thank you for your valued comments. Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge is managed by a Management Couple, with a team of butlers, chefs, rangers and a housekeeper. Most of our team have been at Hoyo Hoyo for longer than 5 years and their focus is on the operational management of the lodge. Unfortunately August is one of the driest... More

Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Hoyo Hoyo - welcome in Tsonga, it is exactly how you feel when you arrive. We were greeted with much excitement by Roger and Wonderboy. Friendly and efficient. We stayed for 4 Nights, and I can't wait to visit this place again. Rooms/Bathroom: Beds were huge. Rooms were clean and beds were beautifully decorated each night. With a turn down... More

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Nisha D, Manager at Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller. Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We strive to give every guests visiting our lodge a once in a lifetime experience while staying with us. I must agree with you that the team at Hoyo is doing a stellar job at helping... More

Bentonville, Arkansas
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

If only real life could emulate the environment created Hoyo Hoyo. Rogers and his staff have created an oasis within the dense South African bush. The time at Hoyo Hoyo, while very upscale is far from sedentary. The days are full. A sample itinerary is (1) wake at 5:00 to prepare to leave on the morning safari at 6, but... More

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Address: PO Box 196, Skukuza, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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