‘Hoyohoyo’ is a Xitsonga word, used to describe the enthusiastic welcome of honoured guests. In its traditional form, a Hoyohoyo would be expressed with festive ululations, dancing, horn-blowing and the rhythmic beating of drums. Visitors would be relieved of their luggage and sometimes treated to a relaxing foot-cleansing ritual.
The Hoyohoyo represented the African ethos of ‘ubuntu’; letting guests know that “our home is your home”. And that’s what we’re about at HOYOHOYO Hotels & Resorts: welcoming you, our honoured guest, to our homes away from home.