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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.

About the camp

Upon arriving at Safari Moon a pathway winds past a sprawling star chestnut tree, waterfall feature and succulent gardens. A splendid private collection antique chandelier creates a dramatic entrance and sets the stage for the opulent guest experience that awaits you. Styled with many a statement piece from Nicola’s collection including a Lional Smit sculpture and painting which adorns the entrance and lounge. High-ceilings create a grand interior appeal but the centrepiece of this space is the 55 piece wall feature of African Ardmore ceramics, which provide an artistic and original backdrop to any dining occasion. The main lodge has a spacious kitchen / Island in which the continental breakfast and hosted cooking demonstrations are presented. 

Safari Moon may be a bed & breakfast lodge, but during your stay you can sample the different dining experiences.  Packed breakfasts and homemade picnic lunches can also be arranged to take with you on any self-drive excursion or day trip. 

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. Theres something for all and no matter the dietary requirement or intolerances 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 picked salads, and sorbets in the scorching summer months and wintertime it’s all about the sumptuous potjies, creamy chicken pies, and spiced poached pears.

Utilising only the best local ingredients, simple, yet quality dishes are served at Safari Moon. 


Features and Facilities

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.

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.  



Safari Moon | 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 x4 Guests) 
  • Can cater to all tastes and dietary requirements including Gluten free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian & Vegan. 

(Dinners & Demonstrations must be pre-booked in advance)  


Located in South Africa’s Safari hub of Hoedspruit, Safari Moon is a boutique base from which to discover the wonders of South Africa’s Lowveld region. Explore a range of nearby attractions from the famed Kruger National park to the scenic Panorama Route, or simply chose to relax and unwind in nature, making the most of your private piece of Wildlife Estate wilderness. 

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.  

The Wildlife Estate is secure with electric fencing, 24 hour access control & security guards. The central hub of the quaint Hoedspruit is just a short walk from the gates where you can shop, stock up, and take a stroll around town.  


Getting There

Directions From Hoedspruit : Via Dullstroom / Strijdom Tunnel Route 

  • Once through the Strijdom Tunnel, continue for around 40/50 km until you reach the town of Hoedspruit. 
  • There are 4 stops before you reach the railway bridge. After passing the bridge, turn right on the R40 to Klaserie/White River.
  • At the 4 way stop, turn left on to Rotsvy Road and continue to the end until you get to the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate Gate -280m. (Prior to arrival Nicola will send guests an access code to enter the estate.) 
  • Once you have entered the estate, turn right onto Knoppiesdoring 4 min (1.6 km) 
  • Turn right onto Kierieklapper Street and continue on this road. 
  • Pass the first left turn and continue on following the road round around the corner which veers to the left, keeping on Kierieklapper. 
  • Continue on this road until you reach 372 Kierieklapper Street which will be on your right. (Look out for our leopard logo) 
  • You have arrived at Safari Moon Luxury Bush Lodge! 

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