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

ACCOMMODATION

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.

ACTIVITIES ON KURISA MOYA

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.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

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.

Features you'll appreciate

only available in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • 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

Transfers

  • Airport transfers

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Rooms & Rates

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The Farmhouse

TIME FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE FARMHOUSE; ; Originally inhabited by foresters and still infused with history, the comfortable Farmhouse has a restorative and rejuvenating effect on guests. In this peaceful setting, the stresses of daily living are easily forgotten and the desire to reconnect with family and friends is effortlessly realised. The five en-suite bedrooms offer a spacious, private option for a family or group of friends since the Farmhouse is booked out to one group only. The large living and dining area with atmospheric fireplaces and candelabras, a family-sized kitchen and the wrap-around verandah are designed for socializing or relaxing.; ; Built in 1937, the Farmhouse has been lovingly restored to its original splendour with high ceilings, spacious living areas and old family photos on the long passage walls. Here you can step back in time and enjoy conversation around the kitchen table or play boardgames in front of the fireplace. Try out the magical "blue bathroom" where you shower in warm sunlight under an accacia tree, looking out onto the tree ferns and terraced gardens. Relax on comfy chairs on the spacious stoep in hidden, ivy-clad corners and simply absorb the mesmerising views or enjoy a sociable time around the braai fire under a million stars while bushbabies and Wood Owls call into the night.; Practicalities:; ; The homely kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering although breakfast, lunch or dinner can be brought to your kitchen hot and ready to eat (book meals with our chef at least a week in advance).; The Farmhouse is delightfully off-the-grid, and there are a gas fridge and freezer, 6-plate stove (with an oven) and hot-water geysers, as well as solar, candle and gas lighting.; The Farmhouse is serviced daily and linen and towels are provided.; There is a weber-braai and a sociable braai area in the garden. (Black Wattle firewood provided);

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 10 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

The Forest Lodge Cabins

Stay in one of the secluded Forest Lodge Cabins, three metres up in the canopy of the magical indigenous forest. From your deck you can look out into the towering trees, which host samango monkeys and Narina Trogons. Each cabin in the tree-tops is self-contained with a fully equipped kitchenette and en-suite bathroom. Spend time watching the Black-fronted Bush-Shrike from your private deck or simply relax in front of the fire. Tune in to the sounds of nature all around you as you gaze out onto century-old trees with moss-covered branches and forest streams surrounded by ferns, clivias and orchids.; ; Practicalities:; ; Each Forest Lodge Cabin sleeps between two and four in one double bed and one or two single beds in the loft room, which overlooks the bedroom below.; This cabin is perfect for a couple or family with kids but is not suitable for very young kids because there is a steep ladder into the loft room and there are no balustrades.; The kitchenette is fully equipped for self-catering although breakfast, lunch or dinner can be brought to your kitchen hot and ready to eat (book meals with our chef at least a week in advance).; We are delightfully off the grid but you lack for nothing: there is a gas fridge and freezer, 4-plate stove with an oven and hot-water geysers, as well as solar, candle and gas lighting.; The Cabins are serviced daily.; There is a weber-braai and a braai area with Black Wattle firewood.;

Qty: 2
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Thora Boloka Cottage

TRANQUIL TIME AT THORA BOLOKA; ; This organic, earthy cottage is dramatically encircled by nature. There is a lovely mix of stone and wood with ochre and terracotta walls, lizard-lights and African baskets. Thora Boloka is a tranquil, private venue with a spacious living area. A fireplace and candelabra set the atmosphere indoors while the patio, with a hammock for lazy summer days, has infinite, calming views. The open-plan living area is spacious and sociable and the kitchen is well kitted-out for family feasts. An outdoor shower overlooks the valley while an innovative indoor shower with wooden latte doors and handmade washbasins captures the organic atmosphere.; ; Thora Boloka is crafted with stone from the farm and painted the colour of the earth it stands on. Lintls are hewn from cedar trees knocked down in the 2000 floods and doorframes are twisted gumtree branches as they are in nature. The double volume living area is light and airy in summer but cosy with the central fireplace on winter days. The most incredible views call you to every window and the patio around the cottage draws you outside to marvel at the mountains all around. At night the distant lights of Magopane and Polokwane merge with the twinkling stars above. From the patio or outdoor braai area, you may see Vereaux’s Eagles, klipspringers or baboons on the koppie and hear jackals calling at night. Experience the charm of this beautiful, peaceful cottage.; Practicalities:; ; Thora Boloka sleeps between two and six in one double bed and 4 single beds in 2 loft rooms which are open to the lounge and dining-room below.; This cottage is perfect for a couple or family with kids.; The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering although breakfast, lunch or dinner can be brought to your kitchen hot and ready to eat (book meals with our chef at least a week in advance).; We are delightfully off the grid but you lack for nothing: there is a gas fridge and freezer, 4-plate stove, oven and hot-water geysers, as well as solar, candle and gas lighting.; The cottage is serviced daily and linen and towels are provided.; There is a weber-braai on the patio and a hand-crafted braai area in the garden with Black Wattle firewood supplied.;

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

The farmhouse is a perfect hydeaway. Beautiful view, evenings around the fireplace under the lights of candles, excellent for playing cards or board games in family. Trails are short or medium, but those in the endogenous forest are delicious The bird walk with David is really great, you will learn a bunch of things on the forest

April 2017

Daniel (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

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

June 2003

David and Andrea (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren 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.

Closest airport(s)Polokwane Airport - 50km

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

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

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since December 2007

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