No fences at Mopaya where wildlife is roaming free in front of the Lodge and around the safari tents. Reason why the Guides will come to fetch you to drive you from your tent to the lodge and vice versa.

It is obviously forbidden to walk down in the bush on his own due to the high density of « Big 5 ».

Children must always be under the responsibility of an adult at the Lodge, in the tents or during game drives.


No treatment has been taken since 1999 by all the lodge’s staff with never any Malaria case at Mopaya. Organic repulsif against insects can be used but few insects at the Lodge even in green season.

Check in Check Out

Everyday check in from 2.00 PM at the Gate of the Reserve.

Check out before 11.30 AM after morning Game Drive and Brunch.

Your Stay

To enjoy the unique exclusive safari program, it better to stay the 7 nights – 8 days package. A 3 nights Best Of is possible but most of our guests regret to not stay more…


The Lodge is located against the Lions Mountain – N’Gala Thaba and is unfortunately not suitable for people not fully mobile, with stairs to climb and very high open 4X4 game drives vehicles.


Right now, no need of a VISA to come in South Africa. Free stamp of 90 days is given at the airport upon arrival.


Dry season from May to October with cool nights. No insects. Warm clothes but hats and caps during the day.

Green season from November to April. High heat. Occasionally rain. Lot of grass and leaves. Beautiful birds and lot of African bush sounds during the night. Baby herbivores.


Free Wi-Fi


Ask to your South African Embassy about rules and regulations for minor children to come in South Africa. Better take some time in advance in case of several documents are required.

To Come at Mopaya

From Johannesburg international airport (JNB OR TAMBO) take the domestic flight to Hoedspruit (HDS) where the Lodge’s drivers will pick you up (1 hour drive to Mopaya).

Or Phalaborwa (PHW, 30 minutes drive to Mopaya).

Always keep at least 2H30 between international flight arrival and domestic flight departure.
Mopaya can also book a driver with a van to pick ou up at JNB airport and drive you back directly to the Lodge (6 Hours drive), rates on Tariffs page.

Avis rental car at JNB airport to come in self-drive at Mopaya is also an option. Left drive as in England.

On your way back you can visit the famous Blyde River Canyon and Pilgrim’s Rest from Mopaya to Johannesburg (10 hours drive, visit and lunch).

Domestic flights Hoedspruit -Cape Town but to extend at Victoria Falls, you must go back to Johannesburg.

Patricia LAFORET will assist you for all your transfer needs +33 673 17 28 45 /