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About Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is a 422 hectare property in Magoebaskloof near Polokwane in Limpopo Province. Kurisa Moya is perched on the edge of the Drakensburg escarpment and has mesmerising views. This soulful place embraces a pristine indigenous forest with ancient moss-covered trees and burbling streams. Here, nature's tranquillity is broken only by booming Samango monkeys and birdsong. Kurisa Moya has mountains, rivers, indigenous forests and bushveld and offers accommodation in 3 unique venues - each private and tranquil – 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-together 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. Whichever venue you choose, you can be sure of privacy, tranquility and the sense of having your soul restored. This Eco-lodge is electricity-free but has solar lights, gas appliances and a gas geezer for hot water. Self-catering or catering provided.Activities include 7 marked walking paths, 3-day Slackpacking trail, guided birding walks with South Africa’s top Bird Guide, sunset 4x4 drives, a real-life village tour and fly-fishing lessons.The farm’s varied habitats are home to over 250 species of birds, including the Narina Trogan, the Black-fronted Bush Shrike, the Green Twinspot and the Buff-spotted Flufftail. The Woodbush area is one of the top birding sites as mentioned in Hugh Chittendin’s book, Top Birding Spots in Southern Africa. Bird Guide, David Letsoalo is the top local Bird Guide in South Africa. He offers outings to the Woodbush Forest and in Kurisa Moya's indigenous forest. Time spent at Kurisa Moya, will be remembered as a truly unique experience.

Family friendly: The Farmhouse is a perfect venue for a family because it sleeps up to 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. You can have your privacy but still enjoy the large, social areas - lounge, kitchen, dining-room, patio and spacious gardens.

Romantic: The Forest Cabin is high up in the canopy of the indigenous forest and is completely private and tranquil. Many couples have got engaged or even married here and it is popular for couples celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 10 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 23
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)


  • Portfolio Collection
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note that Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is electricty-free but you have everything you need. The venues all have solar lights, a gas fridge with a freezer as well as a stove with an oven. Hot water is from solar or gas geezers.

Any catering must be booked at least a week in advance, please, so we can get supplies.

Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge

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Clive Temple
07 July 2017

Wonderful atmospheric place to stay and with David on hand you have a birding trip to remember.

Geoffrey Poley
25 June 2017

It was an amazing weekend. The forest seemed enchanted and waking up to the bird calls in the morning was fantastic. The forest cabins was rustic but with everything one needs. I wish I could always live like this. David is truly exceptional, friendly and with a wealth of knowledge about the fauna and flora in the area. I am defenitly going back there again.

Johan Sievers, South Africa
10 November 2012

Fantastic, thanks Lisa, Grace and David. Great birding, food and forest.

Graham Spiro, South Africa
15 December 2009

What a wonderful, undiscovered gem! To wake up in the morning in the middle of the forest is absolutely incredible.

morney vos, South Africa
17 October 2006

I couldn't believe what we found, it was heaven on earth. If ever anybody wanted to relax and enjoy themself, I would recommend they go to Kurisa Moya.

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Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is 13.5km from the centre of Magoebaskloof , the nearest airport 51.8km (Polokwane Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling