Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge Kruger National Park
This is a top notch place, and I am already wanting to go back! The food is divine--and they feed you way too much which means you never go hungry. The huts are fantastic, cozy, and wonderful. It's a new experience showering outside, but it's very freeing! For those less comfortable with showering outside, they also have an indoor tub. The guide and safari was outstanding--we saw the big 5 almost everyday including the more elusive leopard. (We spent probably 30 minutes with him...amazing! We were withing 15-20 feet of each animal. I highly recommend Hoyo Hoyo you won't be disappointed!
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... on the sand near the
river. There was no horn on this rhino and a safari driver confirmed what we were seeing. So sad. Have posted a picture of this and there are varying comments as to wat we are actuallly seeing but according to the scope it is a dead rhino.
Afternoon drive- decided to drivethe S 28 where there had been report of cheetah. Stop at the hide along the way and there ...
... at the roots of a dry plant on a side road. Doug suggested that it may have been for medicinal purposes. There were zebras grazing in the late afternoon sunshine and wildebeest and water bucks grazing contentedly together. We watched the sun setting and then returned to the Camp just before curfew at 5.30.
Dinner tonight was lamb chops on the braai and potatoes and salad, followed by a fantastic fresh fruit salad - Greg and ...
... and surrounds and right below the tree, waiting for scraps to fall was a hyena. It was surreal. The light, the leopard, the hyena, the unfortunate bushbuck ...
We drove back exhilarated and amazed. As we got off our vehicle and were walking toward the lodge, we saw a Huge hyena just at the entrance. It turned to look at us and Pravir very calmly told us not to move. We just stood perfectly still. No bravado here. None of us reached for our ...
... one way with his head and pull the tree the other way with his trunk until there was a mighty crash as the tree fell. Then calmly his family walked through the path that has been left by the fallen tree. It was such a privilege to share in the lives of this pride, just four metres away from where we were parked.
Sundowners (drinks as the sun set) provided us with the opportunity for group photos of the people who had become our Kipama family, ...
... adult and a youngish rhino. We almost got charged, it did that thing in cartoons where it rubbed it's foot along the ground before charging. Pete screamed for me to reverse so I reversed out of there pretty promptly as the rhino did not look happy. Not that rhinos every look happy.
We stopped by the watering hole near our camp and on the way back saw even more elephants and giraffes, I think all in all we saw over 100 giraffes and at least 300 elephants that day it ...