News & Stories

History of South Africa

A brief introduction into the history of South Africa

To be in South Africa is to feel part of a story that goes back to the start of our shared humanity, the first chapter of our story and everyone else’s, and to be welcomed back “home” not as a traveller, but as a friend. Who first lived in South Africa? The Khoisan were the…

Read More
Olifants in het Kruger National Park Zuid-Afrika

The Importance of Elephants for our climate

Magical, beautiful Africa and the loss of its mighty savannas and ancient forests Decline of Population The biggest threat to all the beautiful species we encounter on our journey in Africa today is the decline in their population due to the loss of its mighty, endless savannas and ancient forests. We have become accustomed to…

Read More
Elephant Orphanage Hoedspruit South Africa

HERD Elephant Orphanage in Hoedspruit

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…

Read More
Moholoholo meaning the great battle

MOHOLOHOLO – The great battle

MOHOLOHOLO – The great battle took place in 1864 between Mapulana and Swati tribe in the Blyde Canyon area in South Africa. The Blyde Canyon is one of the world’s most beautiful natural features, known to be the largest green canyon in the world and home to an interesting array of wildlife. Today, the area…

Read More
Hoedspruit Südafrika Kruger Nationalpark

The history of Hoedspruit

You probably haven’t heard of Hoedspruit, in spite of the fact that it’s very much the Big Five Safari capital of South Africa. But that’s OK because this lovely little lowveld town is a well-kept secret, even though its steadily growing in reputation as the gateway to the Greater Kruger region! It’s a small town…

Read More
Löwe_Südafrika_Moya_Safari_Lodge

How Lion got his roar!

How Lion got his roar – A traditional African tale… Many years ago, Lion became the most feared of the predators. In these early days, Lion still had a gentle voice, and because animals could not hear him, there was no warning if he was nearby. This, of course, greatly worried the other animals, since…

Read More

What to Pack for Your Safari in South Africa

Essentials to pack for your African Safari Packing for your safari holiday in South Africa can seem a daunting task, so we’ve provided some handy tips to help you out. Colour is important on safari, all your clothing should preferably be neutral colours: khaki, olive etc. Avoid white, bright colours, dark colours and black. Camouflage…

Read More

The Best Guide for Things to Do in Hoedspruit

A wealth of things to see and do around Hoedspruit Hoedspruit is so much more than a quiet little town in South Africa’s lowveld. It’s the Rainbow Nation’s Big Five safari capital and the gateway to the legendary Kruger National Park, being positioned bang smack in the middle of the Greater Kruger region. It’s also…

Read More

Activities in and around Hoedspruit

Hoedspruit is so much more than a quiet little town in South Africa’s lowveld. It’s the Rainbow Nation’s Big Five safari capital and the gateway to the legendary Kruger National Park. It’s also geographically blessed, with its western horizon dominated by the impressive peaks of the northern Drakensberg escarpment, carved by the wind and rain…

Read More