From R750 per adult per night
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.
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 Kudu’s River 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.
THINGS TO DO
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. See Hiking at Kurisa Moya.
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. See Birding at Kurisa Moya.
Biking: The 5 different habitats on the farm make for an adventurous mountain biking excursion. See Biking at Kurisa Moya.
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. See Tours at Kurisa Moya.
GREEN ACTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SOUTH AFRICA
♡ Sustainable Energy Acumen
♡ Water Wise practices
♡ Eco Architecture
♡ Land Rehabilitation
♡ Community upliftment
♡ Fair Trade Tourism Practices
At Kurisa Moya; all tins, bottles, cardboard and plastic are separated and recycled; organic matter is turned into compost for the gardens.
Their newly-built venues have a small footprint and they`ve used existing buildings and roads. All construction and renovation at Kurisa Moya has been done using local builders and building material. They have also hosted two Cobbing Workshops demonstrating how to build in an eco-friendly way with clay, grass and water.
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is 100% off-the-grid. Each lodge has solar lights, paraffin lanterns or candelabras, and solar or gas appliances (fridge, freezer, stove, hot-water geezer).
Kurisa Moya source their 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 guests are requested to conserve this precious resource wherever possible. The grey water runs onto the gardens which have indigenous plants, they wash full loads of laundry with cold water and dry everything in the sun. Water consumption is strictly monitored.
They are actively eradicating alien plantations 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. Kurisa Moya use only organic herbicides.
All staff and directors staying at Kurisa Moya have a carbon-neutral footprint. Guests can offset their carbon footprint from their journey / annual household usage in an environmentally and socially responsible way by contributing to their Carbon Offsetting Programme where trees are planted in local schools and crèches. Kurisa Moya uses its Carbon Credits to offset all its gas and fuel consumption.
All the 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. They pay fair prices for goods and services sourced locally, and support several local education and upliftment programs.