EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE WORLD`S TOP ECO-DESTINATIONS
Check in: 12:00 ; Check out: 10:00
From R650 per adult per nightFull Rates & Bookings
Kurisa Moya is a 422 hectare Eco Lodge situated in the magical Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo Province surrounded by mountains, indigenous forest, rivers and bushveld. The nature lodge will take you back to a time where candles and fireplaces replace electricity, and birdsong the ring of a cell phone.
Our unique, private, tranquil self-catering accommodation consists of the 2 Forest Lodge Cabins, elevated in the forest canopy; Thora Boloka Cottage, perched on the mountain`s edge with sweeping views of the Kudu ?s River Valley and the spacious Farmhouse.
It is the owners ? vision to provide an opportunity for people to enjoy the unique beauty Kurisa Moya has to offer; to remain in awe and respect nature, and to develop Kurisa Moya to its fullest potential without sacrificing the wild beauty of the place.
ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION MAGOEBASKLOOF
The Forest Lodge Cabins are 3 metres up in the sanctuary of the magical indigenous forest canopy. The deck and enormous windows present breath-taking views of the towering trees that are home to Samango monkeys and Narina Trogons. Each creatively decorated tree-top cabin has a double bed and en-suite bathroom, 1 or 2 single beds in the loft which overlooks the bedroom below and a fully-equipped kitchen ? perfect for a couple or family with children.
Facilities: Sleeps 2-4 people, gas fridge and freezer, 4-plate stove with an oven, hot-water geysers; Solar, candle and gas lighting; Serviced daily, Weber-braai and braai area with Black Wattle firewood. Self-catering or meals can be ordered from the chef a week in advance.
Thora Boloka is a tranquil, organic cottage made of stone and wood with 1 double bed and 4 single beds in the 2 loft rooms above the spacious open-plan living areas and fully-equipped kitchen. The fireplace and candelabra enhance the rustic serenity which is complemented by the patio ?s swinging hammock and outdoor shower with spectacular views of the valley. This cottage is perfect for a couple or family with kids.
Facilities: Sleeps 2-6 people, gas fridge and freezer, 4-plate stove, oven and solar hot-water geysers; solar, candle and gas lighting; serviced daily, linen and towels provided; weber-braai on the patio and a hand-crafted braai area in the garden, Black Wattle firewood supplied. Self-catering or meals can be ordered from the chef a week in advance.
The comfortable Farmhouse has 5 en-suite bedrooms; spacious living and dining areas with atmospheric fireplaces and candelabras; fully-equipped family-sized kitchen. The wrap-around verandah is conducive to relaxing and socializing which makes this accommodation ideal for a family or group of friends. This unit is booked out to 1 group only and can sleep 10 people.
Facilities: Gas fridge and freezer, 6-plate stove (with an oven) and solar hot-water geysers; Solar, candle and gas lighting; Serviced daily, linen and towels provided; Weber-braai and a sociable braai area in the garden, Black Wattle firewood provided. Self- catering or meals can be ordered from the chef a week in advance.
Birding: The Nature Lodge boasts a phenomenal birding experience with over 250 species of birds in 5 different habitats and award-winning local Bird guide. More information.
Biking: The 5 different habitats on the farm make for an adventurous mountain biking excursion. More information.
Hiking: Take a stroll through an indigenous forest, challenge yourself with a strenuous hiking trail up a 1900m mountain; enjoy a guided nature walk and so much more on 7 walking trails to suit all fitness and enthusiasm levels. More information.
Village tour & Home stay: Kurisa Moya offers a unique, cultural experience ? a Sotho Village Tour or Home-stay where you are welcomed into the home of families living in the Ga-Malahlela Village nearby. More information.
Our physical address is Sterkloop Farm on the University of Limpopo to Mooketsi Road. We are next to the Houtbosdorp Caf .
- GPS coordinates: 23 48’20.3″S 29 56’11.5″E
- Please take directions with you as some GPS ?s have sent guests onto roads which no longer exist. View detailed directions and map.
KURISA MOYA NATURE LODGE: GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Recycling, Water Wise practices, Sustainable energy acumen, Eco architecture, Land rehabilitation, Conservation, Fair Trade Tourism practices.
Recycling: Kurisa Moya separates and recycles all tins, bottles, cardboard and plastic; organic matter is turned into compost for our gardens.
Construction: Our newly-built venues have a small footprint and we have used existing buildings and roads. All construction and renovation at Kurisa Moya has been done using local builders and building material. We have hosted two Cobbing Workshops demonstrating how to build in an eco-friendly way with clay, grass and water.
Sustainable energy: We are 100% off-the-grid. Each lodge has solar lights, paraffin lanterns or candelabras and solar or gas appliances (fridge, freezer, stove, hot-water geezer).
Water management: We source our water from springs on the property and filter it for consumption; no chlorine or chemicals are added to the water. Showers with low-flow showerheads are installed and we ask our guests to conserve this precious resource wherever possible. We wash full loads of laundry with cold water and dry everything in the sun. Our water consumption is strictly monitored. Our grey water runs onto the gardens which have indigenous plants.
Alien invasive plant management: We are actively eradicating alien planation in order to rehabilitate the indigenous forests, grasslands and bushveld. Local wood-cutters make a living from cutting invasive Black Wattle trees for firewood which they sell in nearby villages. We use only organic herbicides.
Carbon footprint: All staff and directors staying at Kurisa Moya have a carbon-neutral footprint. Our guests can offset their carbon footprint from their journey / annual household usage in an environmentally and socially responsible way by contributing to our Carbon Offsetting Programme where trees are planted in local schools and cr ches. Kurisa Moya uses its Carbon Credits to offset all its gas and fuel consumption.
Local Community Support: All our staff are from local villages and towns. Kurisa Moya supports local entrepreneurs and cultural enterprises including local farmers and producers of goods wood carvers, and artists. We pay fair prices for goods and services sourced locally and support several local education and upliftment programs.