Safari Moon

Safari Moon

Safari Moon

From ZAR 1700 B&B per person

Welcome to Safari Moon Luxury Bush Lodge, located in the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate with access to the Greater Kruger.

Safari Moon is a brand new boutique bush stay with 7 uniquely decorated suites. Named after different wildlife species that can be seen in the estate and around the lodge, every room has its own charm, style and story, not forgetting a vibrant collection of both international and African art.

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Overview

Honeymoon Suite - Porcupine

Named after the prickly porcupines that are often seen from the deck after dark, this room is on ground level and is one of the most spacious & secluded of the suites with an outside shower. It has a king bed, the bathroom has a separate bath and shower.

Luxury Room - Honey Badger

Your private deck is cosily enclosed and raised above a succulent garden, this room gets a beautiful golden glow in the evenings. It has a king bed and the bathroom has a separate bath and shower.

Luxury Room - Nyala

Located on ground level, this room is also attached to the main lodge but has two entrance points. Nyala has nautical elements inspired by Africa’s old trade roots with a king bed, outside shower, and the bathroom has a separate bath and shower.

Luxury Room - Bush Baby

The highlight of this room are the sunset views from the elevated outside balcony which overlooks the main lodge, pool and surrounding bush. Large windows make this room lovely and light, it has a king-size bed and the ensuite has both a bath and shower.

Deluxe Suite - Leopard

Glamorous is the word that best describes this room which can be found elevated above the bush-veld and enjoys excellent views from the private deck. It comes with a king bed and the bathroom has a separate shower and bath.

Deluxe Suite - Giraffe

Positioned on ground-level the four poster bed overlooks the natural surrounds and the spacious deck where one can relax with a glass of wine or a good book. It comes with a king bed and the bathroom has a separate shower and bath.

Deluxe Suite - Pangolin

Glamorous is the word that best describes this room which can be found elevated above the bush-veld and enjoys excellent views from the private deck. It comes with a king bed and the bathroom has a separate shower and bath.

Stepping into the lodge is much like entering an eclectic art exhibition, it’s inspiration stemming from around the globe, there is attention to detail in each and every aspect of this brand new boutique lodge. The lodge and living spaces are draped in luxurious finishes and fine art, from a 55-piece collection of renowned Ardmore ceramics to an array of Lionel Smit paintings and sculptures - Safari Moon provides a cultured and contemporary setting for the discerning traveller. 

Tranquil atmosphere

The main lodge opens out to a stylish outside lounge area, pool deck, sun loungers, succulent gardens, braai area and cosy boma. Water-features are found throughout the gardens and create a tranquil atmosphere. Beautiful Balinese parasols catch the bush-veld breeze and create an inviting appeal to the Safari Moon pool deck which is also shaded by a flowing knobthorn, little marula and a twisted velvet corkwood.

Celebratory champagne

A hanging chair and leopard orchid suspends in the corkwood which overhangs the bar. Fully stocked with a variety of wines, beers, spirits and beverages to suit all tastes. If you wish to order something specific or a particular celebratory champagne, let us know prior to arrival in your booking notes. We also ask if guests have any preferences for drinks and snacks in their in-room mini bar.  

Swimming Pool

Shaded by a canopy of grey-hue Balinese parasols, the pool deck is where breakfast is served alfresco in the mornings and where guests can relax on comfortable sun loungers and unwind by the pool in the afternoons. 

Lodge Facilities

  • Communal Pool / Sun-loungers 
  • Secluded Indoor / Outdoor Lounge Areas 
  • The Safari Moon Bar 
  • Braai Area / Cosy Boma / Stylish Seating Area 
  • Self-Serve Coffee Machine / Tea Selection / Rusks (Complimentary) 
  • The Dining Experience | Dinner Set-Menu 3-Courses | R450pp 
  • Cooking Demonstrations with Nicola (Min x 4 Guests) 
  • Can cater to all tastes and dietary  requirements including Gluten free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian & Vegan. 

The Estate

The Hoedspruit Wildlife estate has plenty to do if you don’t fancy venturing very far from the lodge. Explore the self-drive game drive routes, make use of the bird hides and cycle tracks, horse riding or simply take a leisurely stroll around the estate. 

Further afield

Further afield there is an array of guided safari excursions, scenic tours and adventures in the Lowveld region. The most popular has to be a trip into the Kruger National Park. Spend sunrise to sunset scouring this iconic wilderness region, searching for its diverse array of species that roam, stalk, soar and sprint.

Safari Moon is ideal base to explore the wonders of what the Lowveld has to offer. Activities can be booked during your stay, from a day in the Kruger National Park, a tour of the Blyde River Canyon boat ride to horse riding in the estate.  

We have listed the most popular activities to do nearby, in other words a bush-veld bucket-list:

  • Full Day Kruger National Park
  • Panoramic Route Tour
  • Game Drives & Bush Walks (In surrounding      big-five reserves)
  • Walking Safaris
  • Photographic Safaris 
  • Bird-Watching Tours 
  • Blyde River Canyon Boat Cruise
  • Blyderiverspoort Hiking Trail
  • Microlight Flying
  • Scenic Hot Air Ballon Ride
  • Maripskop Mountain Walks (with local guide)
  • Jessica The Hippo
  • Hiking Excursions
  • Quad Biking
  • Horse Riding & Bike-Hire
  • Helicopter Ride over Blyde River Canyon
  • Afrocology Spa Treatments

Dining

Dinners are a lavish affair and are usually served communally under the Ardmore collection, alfresco on the deck or fireside in the boma. Nicola’s flair for flavour, presentation and winning combinations is what makes the food here so enjoyable. There's something for all and no matter the dietary requirement or intolerance's everyone can be catered for at Safari Moon.

Depending on the South African season, Nicola changes up the menu, with lighter dishes like gazpacho, pink pickled salads, and sorbets in the scorching summer months and wintertime it’s all about the sumptuous potjies, creamy chicken pies, and spiced poached pears.  

 

 

Location and about Hoedspruit Wildlife estate:

The Hoedspruit Wildlife estate has plenty to do if you don’t fancy venturing very far from the lodge. Explore the self-drive game drive routes, make use of the bird hides and cycle tracks, horse riding or simply take a leisurely stroll around the estate. Further afield there is an array of guided safari excursions, scenic tours and adventures in the Lowveld region. The most popular has to be a trip into the Kruger National Park. Spend sunrise to sunset scouring this iconic wilderness region, searching for its diverse array of species that roam, stalk, soar and sprint. The entrance to Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is located in the centre of town, just a 20-minute drive from Hoedspruit airport. We are easily accessible by road from Johannesburg which is a scenic 5-6-hour drive. Upon confirmation, guests will be asked to provide their contact details in which the owner will send the gate details prior to arrival.

 

 

Facilities

Safari Moon Facilities Air Conditioning
Safari Moon Facilities Bar
Safari Moon Facilities Boma
Safari Moon Facilities Pool