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Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

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Kurisa Moya, nestled in the Northern Drakensberg escarpment, overlooks the breathtaking Kudu's River valley but is only 45 minutes from the city of Polokwane and 20 minutes from the mountain village of Haenertsburg and the beautiful Magoebaskloof. It is a 3.5 - 4 hour trip from Johannesburg. This piece of paradise truly embodies its Xitsonga name, Kurisa Moya, meaning Tranquil Spirit. It is a place where you can revive your soul.

The 4 unique, private venues on Kurisa Moya all can serve as a base for a wide variety of activities and tours on the farm and in the surrounding area. The large, comfortable farmhouse, built in 1937, is situated so as to offer spectacular views of the farm. The house has 5 en-suite bedrooms, a large living and dining area, a well-equipped kitchen and a wide veranda on two sides. The house is designed for socializing so the kitchen, lounge and veranda are popular places in which to meet and relax. The farmhouse is cool in the summer and is warmed by cosy fireplaces during winter. The lovely Gardens offer tranquillity and peace with mountain views and spectacular sunsets. At night, you can braai under a million stars and hear only the sounds of the bushbaby's cry.

The two Forest Lodge cabins, each sleeping 2 (with 2 beds in a loft room for kids), are set 3 metres up in a breathtaking indigenous forest. From your private deck you can look out onto massive trees which host playful samango monkeys or Narina Trogons. The cabins are self-contained with a fully-equipped kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, fireplace and barbecue facilities. The silence is spectacular - you will only hear the Narina Trogon calling or the low boom of Samango Monkeys calling from ancient trees.

Thora Boloka cottage, sleeping 2 (with 4 single beds in the loft for kids), has spectacular views down into the Kudu's River Valley. This spacious, private venue has unique features like handmade washbasins, gum branches for doorposts and an outdoor shower with a view. The lounge-dining area has a fireplace and the kitchen is fully equipped. You can hear jackals calling at night and gaze up at the star-filled night. The spacious patio looks onto a rocky outcrop and grassland-Bushveld give you opportunities to see baboons, klipspringer and black eagles in a place of complete privacy and tranquillity.

Kurisa Moya is delightfully off the grid but you have everything you need with solar lights, gas stove and fridge-freezer and solar or gas geezers for hot water. The well-equipped kitchens in all our venues are perfect for self-catering but dinner, breakfast and lunch can be supplied on request. There are braai facilities and fireplaces for cold weather.

Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is the perfect place where you can relax in a tranquil setting or, if you prefer to be more active, to hike or go on a guided Bird or nature walk. Various marked trails of graded difficulty and length lead you through a wide range of habitats on the farm including to our Champion Tree, the giant Cussonia. David Letsoalo is the top Local Bird Guide in the country and can help you find forest specials. The farm's varied habitats are home to over 250 species of birds, including the Narina Trogan, Black-fronted Bush Shrike, Green Twinspot, Knysna Turaco and Buff-spotted Flufftail. The Woodbush area is one of the Limpopo Province's top birding sites and guided walks on the farm and in the area can be organised with the Bird Guides.

Trout fishing lessons and equipment hire are available. Also available are Adventure mountain bike trails, 4x4 sunset drives up the mountain and real-life village tours. There is plenty to do in the area with Canopy Tours, Azalea-filled Gardens, and organic cheese farm and the largest Baobab in the country. Time spent at Kurisa Moya, will be remembered as a truly unique experience.


Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Safe
  • Small Pets

On Site Facilities

  • Airport Transfers
  • Baby-sitting
  • Children Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Self Catering

Local Facilities

  • Bar
  • Beauty
  • Biking
  • Entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Game Viewing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Horse Riding
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours
  • Other




  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 96%
  • Average Response Time: 11 hours
  • Cards accepted by this establishment
  • American Express
  • Diner's Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

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Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge, near Magoebaskloof, Polokwane and Tzaneen, Limpopo, 0730

Map Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge in Magoebaskloof  Valley of the Olifants  Limpopo  South Africa

Guest Comments

A great venue for peace and quiet. The fireplace was fantastic at night because it got quite chilly. Lovely places to visit around the Magoebaskloof area.

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