Travel Tip- Kruger National Park in South Africa

No visit to Hoedspruit and the Greater Kruger Region would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Kruger National Park. The History The  park was first proclaimed in 1898 as the Sabie Game Rserve by the then president of the Transvaal Republic , Paul Kruger. His vision of creating a national park that would…

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Morning and Afternoon Safaris

Leopard Begegnung während Pirschfahrt in Südafrika

There’s very little to beat the thrill of big game encounters in an open vehicle. Game drives are the highlight of most African safaris. That’s why we offer our guests at Moya Safari Villa the chance to experience both morning and afternoon safaris in a nearby Big Five private game reserve, where experienced qualified guides…

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Scenic Panorama Route

One of the most beautiful tour routes in South Africa, the aptly named Panorama Route takes in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the country, together with some of its most well-loved tourism attractions. Departing at 08h00 in the morning, you wind your way up the magnificent Drakensberg escarpment that dominates the western Hoedspruit…

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Bush Walks on Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate

Guided Bush Walk Moya Lodge South Africa

Experience wildlife up close and personal Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate (HWE), home of Moya Luxury Lodge & Villa, literally offers you a wilderness in your back yard! One of the best things about staying with us is that the estate is home to a variety of wildlife and amazing bird species, so there’s always something interesting…

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Treat yourself to Luxurious Spa & Massage Treatments in the comfort of your own Room – They come to you ! The well-trained therapists will spoil you with a choice of the following treatments: Full body massage  – 60 minutes or 90 minutes Back, Neck and Shoulders – 60 minutes Back, Neck and shoulders incl.…

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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Geparden Aufzuchtstation Hoedspruit Südafrika

The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre is about a 20 minutes drive from Moya. Founded thanks to the great work of Ms Lente Roode, as well as the rescue of a countless number of orphaned and injured wild animals, HESC is also the world’s most important player in the conservation and breeding of cheetahs, as well…

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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is about a 35 minutes drive from Moya Safari Lodge. Moholoholo is nestled in a picturesque setting at the base of the northern Drakensberg escarpment. It has become a center for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife. Wild animals are brought to the center from all parts…

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HERD Elephant Orphanage in Hoedspruit

Elephant Orphanage Hoedspruit South Africa

HERD – The Elephant Orphanage in Hoedspruit About 40 minutes’ drive from Moya The HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development) TRUST was established in 2021 following a 24-year journey in caring for elephants that have been displaced or orphaned due to human-elephant conflict. A Unique Herd with A Unique Story – Why the Herd is…

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Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Blyde Canyon Boat Tour

Going on a Blyde Dam Boat Cruise is one of the best ways to view the very picturesque Blyde River Canyon. The Blyde Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world and one of the greenest, thanks to its unique microclimate. Located beneath the distinctive, towering peaks of the famous Three Rondavels and with…

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Jessica the hippo

Jessica the hippo in South Africa

Jessica the hippo is approximately a 25 minutes’ drive from Moya Safari Lodge. The year 2000 started with devastating floods in Mozambique and South Africa. Where the Blyde River (near Hoedspruit) joins the Olifants River about fourteen kilometers downstream, a baby Hippo girl, Jessica was found on the banks of the terribly flooded river and…

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