Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge B&B or Self Catering Magoebaskloof, Limpopo

Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at Houtbosdorp (near Magoebaskloof), Capricorn, Limpopo, South Africa. Show on Map

About Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

Kurisa Moya is only 3 to 4 hours from Johannesburg, but the privacy and tranquillity offered at this Nature Lodge will truly restore your spirit. Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is a 422 hectare property near Tzaneen, Polokwane and Magoebaskloof in Limpopo, South Africa.

Kurisa Moya is perched on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment, so it has mesmerising views out over the lowveld. This soulful place embraces a pristine indigenous forest with massive moss-covered trees where ancient Yellow-woods carry an energy all of their own. Burbling streams make their way over boulders to the dams below. Here, nature's tranquillity is broken only by booming Samango monkeys, croaking crimson-winged Knysna Turacos and Bushbuck barks.


Kurisa Moya has mountains, rivers, indigenous forests and bushveld and offers accommodation in 3 unique venues - each private and tranquil. Activities include 7 marked walking paths, hiking trails, guided birding walks with a Birdlife SA accredited guide, 4x4 sunset drives, massages and fly-fishing. You could book a Forest Lodge cabin, 3 metres up in the canopy of the indigenous forest, surrounded by magnificent trees, animals and birds. Alternatively, soak up the views at the earthy Thora Boloka Cottage, on the mountain's edge overlooking Kudu's River Valley.

Otherwise, the Farmhouse is perfect for family get-togethers or fun weekends away with a group of friends. It has 5 en-suite bedrooms, huge kitchen, lounge and dining-room, a wrap-around pation and private gardens with plunge pool. Each venue is kitted-out for self catering or meals can be provided for you. Activities, tours and transfers can be organised.

Whichever venue you choose, you can be sure of privacy, tranquility and the sense of having your soul restored. There is something powerfully restorative in being surrounded by ancient trees in an untouched forest and by being all alone in this tranquil place. Silence, peace and beauty all combine to restore the soul. There are very few places these days where you can drive for a few hours, stay for a weekend and return to real life with a feeling that your spirit is full to the brim and that the world is a magical place.

The Farmhouse:
Private, tranquil venue. 5 en-suite bedrooms, (5 showers & 1 bath). Large lounge, dining room and kitchen. Great for a big family group or a party of friends. Patio all around the house, private garden, 5 fireplaces, 2 barbecues, first basket of firewood provided. Electricity free - solar lights, gas stove, fridge, freezer and geezer. Fully kitted-out for self catering but catering available on request. Tea and coffee provided. Fully serviced.

The Forest Lodge Cabins:
3 metres up in the indigenous forest. Private, tranquil venue. Double bed, 2 single beds in the loft. Perfect for a couple. En-suite bathroom with shower, fully-equipped kitchenette. 2 barbecues, fireplace, firewood provided. Electricity free – solar lights, gas stove, fridge, freezer and geezer. Fully kitted-out for self catering but catering available on request. Tea and coffee provided. Fully serviced.

Thora Boloka Stone Cottage:
Spectacular views down into the Kudu’s River Valley. Private, tranquil venue. Double bed downstairs, 4 single beds in the loft. Perfect for a couple or a family. En-suite bathroom with shower, outdoor shower. Fully-equipped kitchenette. 2 barbecues, fireplace, first basket of firewood provided. Electricity free - solar lights, gas stove, fridge, freezer and geezer. Fully kitted-out for self catering but catering available on request. Tea and coffee provided. Fully serviced.


Birdlife SA accredited Guide - guided birding outings in indigenous forest (Black-fronted Bush-Shrike, Narina Trogon, Green Twinspot, Cape Parrot); 7 marked walking trails; Birding; Hiking; Sunset 4x4 drive; Fly-fishing lessons and Real-life Cultural and Village tours.


Canopy Tour; Horse riding; Tea Estates; Waterfalls; Hiking Trails; Adventure Sports; Modjadji Cycad Forest; Horse-back Safaris in nature reserve; Fly-fishing; Microlight flights; Organic cheese farm; Hot rock aromatherapy massages; Township cultural tours; Restaurants and Pubs in the area; Living Sotho Museum; Mountain Bike Trails and Baobab Pub.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Airport transfers

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -23.80563888888889
Longitude: 29.936527777444443

Closest airport(s)
Polokwane Airport - 50km

Children policy
Children of all ages allowed at Thora Boloka Cottage and the Farmhouse, the Forest Lodge Cabin is built on stilts so would not be suitable for babies and toddlers.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 12h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

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December 2007 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We had a great time - slowed down, relaxed, slept, hiked, toured the greater area and just loved every minute of...

David and Andrea, Johannesburg

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