Did you know?
The Haenertsburg Spring Festival takes place annually in September.
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge is situated in Haenertsburg in the Magoebaskloof region, one of the most scenic parts of the Limpopo province and sometimes referred to simply as 'The Garden of Eden'.
A modest but magical nature lodge, Kurisa Moya is just the place to go when you are feeling stressed or a bit out of sorts. The lodge is perched on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment and offers up mesmerising views of the Lowveld and surrounding areas.
Birdingis a big drawcard here with over 250 species of birds in five different habitats available. Also, the lodge has access to one of the country's top bird guides in the form of David Letsoalo who can help you find those elusive forest species. There are also several hiking trails here ranging from easy to strenuous.
This Limpopo nature lodge is surrounded by a thick indigenous forest where ancient yellowoods and the incredible birdlife make their presence known, and there are gurgling streams, mini-waterfalls and fantastic forest walks on offer. When it comes to wildlife you may get to spot the rare Samango monkeys and crimson-wing Knysna turacos that call the forest home.
Your time really is your own at this exquisite nature lodge in Limpopo, and it's a good idea to put a few healing treatments on your itinerary. Neck and back massages are available as is the rather specialised cranio-sacral therapy – a gentle touch energy-based treatment from head-to-toe. This treatment helps one to get rid of blockages (physical, emotional, spiritual) and is effective in restoring balance to the entire psyche. Crystal healing and monochord treatments are also on offer. For those who believe in meditating in another way, fly-fishing is the answer.
The combination of the healing therapies and exposure to nature, and the relaxed atmosphere of Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge, make it the ideal getaway spot for those who are just a little tired of the rat race.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge
Tel: +27 (0)15 276 1131
How to get here
From Polokwane take the R71 toward Tzaneen. After 30km turn left at the University of Limpopo. This road takes you up the mountainside to Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge.
Best time to visit
Weekends are a favourite with local guests, so if you want real peace and quiet, midweek is perfect.
Around the area
Visit the nearby village of Haenertsburg, the Dap Naude Dam, the Debegeni Falls and the Houtbosdorp Forest.
Tours to do
Go on a birding tour with Kurisa Moya's bird guide David Letsoalo, a legend in the area for his birding knowledge and warm hospitality.
Kurisa Moya's nature reserve has wonderful walks, hikes and rambles. Time to leave that car for a while.
Length of stay
A minimum of two days, but for maximum effect stay at least four days to a week.
Where to stay
Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge offers three accommodation options: a rustic farmhouse sleeping 12; log cabins in the forest that sleep four; and a quaint cottage sleeping six.
The Magoebaskloof Spring Fair is held in the area every September. In July, the nearby village of Haenertsburg hosts a Holistic Fair.
For arts, crafts, books and collectibles, spend a morning browsing through the shops in the nearby village of Haenertsburg.