One of only three lodges in the pristine Manyeleti Reserve adjoining South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Honeyguide Khoka Moya is refreshingly geared to providing quality safaris that the whole family can enjoy. The contemporary tented camp built from recycled timber and corrugated iron sits on either side of a river bed with green lawns leading from the lounge and dining areas to the sparkling swimming pool. Offering value for money luxury and a warm welcome to all ages of children Khoka Moya is the ideal family safari choice. Its sister camp Mantobeni caters for those without children in similar excellent style.
Twelve spacious tents are simply furnished in contemporary style with all the comforts. King sized beds are draped in mosquito netting and there is plenty of space for two children’s beds to be added under netting. There are en-suite bathrooms with double shower and a private verandah to relax and soak up the sound of the bush.
There is a full children’s program at the camp, both educational exploration and tracking with the rangers and pure fun with the camp staff. A children’s library, games and a good stock of DVDs at the children’s centre fill in any spare hours there is a children’s area at the swimming pool too. Children are welcome on the game drives with their parents and there is no age limit providing they are happy to watch sightings quietly.
Two game drives a day explore the diverse landscapes of the reserve, where with only three lodges and more than 200km of gravel roads you are never likely to feel crowded. The wildlife is just as diverse as in the Kruger and includes all the Big 5 summer and winter. Adults and over 12s have the option of a guided bush walk between drives to explore the bush in more detail.
Gourmet meals delight the adults with varied menus that sample the best of South Africa and conservative kids’ tastes are catered for too. Altogether Khoka Moya with its friendly, versatile staff and fabulous setting provides a wonderful opportunity for families to discover the inspiring African wilderness together.