Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
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!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge Kruger National Park
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... What a treat!
Back to the camp and over to the bar/restaurant for dinner. The bar was packed and we found out it was a rugby match between South Africa and Scotland. Once the game was over the place cleared out and we were able to get a seat at the bar. Watched the Brazil/Chile playoff game with a couple that were pulling for Brazil so of course pulled for Chile to make it interesting. Had a nice time visiting with them as well.
... to traffic anyway.
What I was really searching for on this visit, though, was the cats - lion, cheetah and leopards. While the other animals just seem to hang out by the side of the road (or on the road), and are sometimes hard to miss (eg elephants or rhinos), the cats are much more tricky to spot and tend to stay out of sight during the day.
The visit started pretty well, a cluster of vehicles stopped along the road to peer at ...
... cook said we don't have any chicken prepared. Then I realized they don't have a supermarket to go to they have to kill and pluck the chicken!
One of the nice things about eating here is that animals come up by the fence. We had an elephant come really close. One thing we don't like about eating here is it is so dark you can't see what you are eating. What is great about the dark is the sky is beautiful with so many stars visible. Every night we heard ...
... going to Chicago. Their father moved to Chicago 14-years ago, so they go for visits a couple times a year.
Once everyone was on the safari vehicle our guide Lunga gave the usual instructions and we all told him what we were hoping to see and most of us wanted to see cheeta. We did see all the various animals, birds, snakes, crocodiles, etc. There were a lot of hippo sightings including two hippos being eaten by crocs and a white ...
The Garden Route
5 - 12.08.13
Our first stop on the Garden route was to Cape Aghulas, which is the most southernly tip of Africa and where the two seas meet. The coast was very beautiful and we all hung out paddling in rock pools and skimming rocks. The backpackers we stayed at was very cool being very laid back with a fire going and wine too. For dinner we had some ostrich which was delicious.
After eating ostrich ...