4 Day Hoyo Hoyo Fly-In SafariKruger National Park
About the Tour
This 3-night,4-day fly-in safari to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge which starts & ends in Johannesburg is a celebration of African style. From the lodges traditional rondavel rooms to the splashes of colorful designer fabrics and earthy tones defining its interiors, Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge exudes a hearty spirit of warmth and welcoming.
Expect an authentic encounter that prides itself upon a relaxed African ambiance in extraordinary bush surroundings; the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s most renowned conservation areas and home to the Big Five. Join the Cape-Turtle Doves and Arrow-Marked Babblers as they welcome a new day, heading out into the bush for a feast of the senses; the smell of damp grasses, the pinks, oranges, and yellows of a gorgeous African sunrise, the hissing of hundreds of crickets preparing for a warm bush day. Spend your afternoon lazing at the infinity pool, watching a parade of wildlife visit to a waterhole to quench their thirst – from the majestic elephant herds, to select members of the cat family such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. Guests are accommodated in six circular air-conditioned suites with traditional brightly earth-colored walls, tapered thatched roofs and folding glass doors that allow one to fully experience the wilderness.
Day 1: Johannesburg to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge
Today you depart on SA Airlink at 11:35 am from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport to the Kruger Park’s Skukuza Airport. On arrival, you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park. The transfer is a pleasant drive through the Park. On arrival, you are checked into your rooms before making your way to enjoy lunch.
After lunch, there is some time to relax before departing on an afternoon/sunset safari drive. On game drives, you are able to get a lot closer to the big game. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This means that they are used to the vehicle approaching them and know that it never causes them harm. This enables you to get within five to 10 meters of the large animals – and safely! All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Landrovers. No roof allows you 360-degree views, perfect for wonderful photographic and video opportunities.
On the afternoon drive, you will stop for sundowners. After sundowners guests will get to experience a night drive. The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. During the night drives, your tracker uses a powerful spotlight to search for nocturnal animals. You can see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, serval, porcupines, bushbabies, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars. You return to the camp to enjoy a well-prepared dinner which depending upon the weather will be under the stars in the boma area.
Included Today: Flight, Airport Transfer, Lunch, Sunset/Night Safari, Dinner & Accommodation.
Day 2-3: Morning & Sunset/Night Safaris
Kick-start each day before the sun rises, dunking a homemade rusk into a steamy cup of coffee before setting off on your morning game drive with your assigned ranger. Watch as the bush awakens around you; the dew glistens on the webs of the Golden Orb spider and Lilac Breasted Rollers flash their startling sky-blue bellies as they flit past your game vehicle.
See wild dogs laze under the Acacia trees and elephants leave their distinct trail as they chomp through the bush at a leisurely pace. Steal a glance at the leopard eating its prey high up in an old Tamboti tree, zebra foraging alongside large herds of wildebeest and impala flashing their characteristic ‘M’ as they disappear into the thick brush. Enjoy a hearty breakfast under the thatched rondawel roofs of Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge and then retire to your room and relax, laze at the crystal-clear infinity pool or request a bush walk for an up-close encounter with the Kruger.
Lunch is a relaxed, informal affair. Served on the deck with beautiful views of the surrounding bushveld, guests are treated to light salads and tasty desserts before retiring to their rooms for an afternoon siesta. Indulge in a soothing massage from the comfort of your private deck, the scents of ylang ylang, vanilla and cedarwood soothing body, soul and mind. Our trained therapists hail from the local community and provide a range of massages, including full-body aromatherapy, foot massages, and Swedish back and neck massages.
Afternoon tea served on the deck, heralds the imminent departure of your special evening safari through the Mluwati Concession. Spot a pride of lazy lions lounging casually in the tall grass and the associated warning call of nature’s tattletales, the Grey Loerie, as they inform the surrounding species of impending danger.
Sip a sundowner G&T as you watch the sky turn from the brilliance of an African sunset to a bright band of stars; the persistent call of frogs, owls and nightjars accompanying you back to Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge where an African feast awaits. Bursting with the day’s extraordinary bush experiences, all that’s left is to retire to the comfort of your traditional Tsonga homestead with nothing but the reassuring sound of the crickets and frogs lulling you to sleep
Included These Days: Morning & Sunset/Night Safaris, Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Accommodation.
Day 4: Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge to Johannesburg
Enjoy a last morning safari drive and breakfast at the lodge before checking-out. Your driver will collect you from the lodge and transfer you back to Kruger Park’s Skukuza Airport for your flight to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport.
Included Today: Morning Safari, Breakfast, Airport Transfer & Flight.
What’s not included in the price of this safari:
- Premium Brand Beverages
- Purchases of a personal nature
- Optional extra off-site activities
- SPA treatments
- Flight taxes
- Telephone calls
Good to Know:
- Special dietary requirements on request.
- Single, child & group rates on request.
- Prices subject to change without notice.
- This tour can be arranged to start and finish in Cape Town (Surcharges will apply)
- This tour can be extended.
- 0-11 years: Not permitted at the lodge unless the lodge is booked on an exclusive use basis.
- 12 years and older: Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms.
- 12 years and older: Pay full adult rates and are permitted on safaris.
- Air- Conditioning
- Dinning Area
- Swimming Pool
- Viewing Deck
- Bath Tub
- Electrical Points
- Queen Size Bed
- Soap & Shampoo
- Tea/Coffee Station