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African Rock Lodge - Hoedspruit - Building
1
9.7 Excellent (362 reviews)
C$ 154+
Overview Reviews
Located in Hoedspruit, African Rock Lodge is in a regional park, within a 15-minute drive of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and Kapama Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was well served, the braai (barbecue) served for dinner is amazing (a must have), rooms were clean and had comfortable beds. The lodge’s host, Sander, was one of the best hosts we’ve seen in our trips. He helped us a lot with tour tips/guidance, arrangements for game drives, and when we had to leave early for a self drive tour at the Kruger, he prepared us a nice breakfast to take away (with sandwiches/fruits and hot coffee/tea).
Cons: Nothing. We only stayed there for three nights, and we needed more.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a small bed and breakfast type experience with 4 very nicely appointed private rooms with baths. The owners cook you an excellent breakfast and gladly take you to dinner in the town and share their experiences living in South Africa for the last 20 years. The owners are a couple originally from Holland...very nice people! The lodge is immaculate and very well appointed with a great outside space for eating, pool for swimming, fire pit for evening drinks, etc. The lodge is in a wildlife estate...it is a "neighborhood" with large lots and paved roads then has dirt, bush roads you can explore in your car to see all the wildlife that does not just stroll by the pool. :) There zebra, giraffe, warthogs, all types of antelope, porcupine, etc....and a leapard on site. We were there just after the mating season so there were little ones running around everywhere....including lots of birds...kingfishers, rollers, hornbills, ibis, etc. The location is great because even though you are among the wildlife, the roads are all paved and you are literally 5 minutes from town (fuel, restaurants, shopping, and the airport. You are also very close to the Kruger gate.
Cons: The place was excellent, but this is not "in the bush, roughing it, safari" type experience. So if you are looking for that, go into the park or sabi sands (where we stayed for a couple of days at Umkumbe lodge. Loved both experiences!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I'm mentioned what is coming up to my mind, but is more than what I'm about to write! - Sander, the owner, does barbecue with exquisite meat every night. The barbecue is served in an open area nearby an open fireplace, soft music, candle lights and a buffet of salad and sides which are delicious. Plus, wine + homemade ice cream + coffee. What else do we need? - I was trabelling alone with a 6 months old baby. I had a nany arranged by the wife's owner and supervised by her everytime I needed. So nice! - all the tours and game drives I wanted to do they arranged for me with high quality partners, took me anywhere I wanted to and for a fair price - great location - very charming place - staff (EVERYONE) was really nice and not "too much". - facilities + internet worked perfectly - great breakfast - good energy - just 3 minutes walking from a reserve full of girafes, zebras and other great animals. DEFINATELY, you should get it!
Cons: Nothing to declare. Everything was much more than expected.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Host was excellent. Food was great. Comfortable accommodation. Friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Firstly, Sander is an excellent host. He goes out of his way to make your stay the best. The facilities and accommodation are truly fantastic. There is a heated pool that we used even in winter. The surrounds are beautiful and scenic. The room is large enough and is very comfortable, it is full of character and exudes a great ambience. The dinner was excellent and the drinks are very reasonably priced. Sander organised 2 safari drives and a boat ride through the Blyde Canyon, all 3 were excellent and again reasonably priced. The only sad thing is we could only stay the 1 night, this place deserves at least 3 nights. There are mountain bikes that you can use to explore the surrounding area which we didn't have time to use. Even relaxing for 1 day here doing nothing but soaking up the atmosphere would be worth it. The attention to detail here is great.
Cons: Nothing, it was all fabulous.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is beautiful, and the service is top quality. This is the best place I have stayed in South Africa, and one of the best anywhere in Africa.
Cons: Everything was excellent
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed the Logde and the hospitality of Sander and Juliette very much. Lodge is conveniently located between the Panorama route and Kruger Park, within a small private reserve with animals. It has all the comfort of European facilities (even a little extra attention, like a citronel cream from moscitoes)and a unique style of Africa done with a lot of taste. We took advantage of the road bikes kindly proposed by Sander, also the barbecue nights with great food and wine. We have also enjoyed the Blyde canyon hike that Sander advised, it is one of the true highlights of the trip. Thanks a lot again, Sander and Juliette, for your hospitality
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The standard of accomodation The quality of the food The attentive service throughout The relaxing ambience created The flexibility it offered us The hospitable nature of the owners
Cons: Not Applicable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner, Sander, was very informative about things we should do at the Blyde River Canyon and what to be mindful of.
Cons: That we didn’t book more than the one night!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very relaxing place, great management and delicious food.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Sander & Julia embraces the African Rock Lodge much more than a business itself, but also with their sympathy and kindness. I have never been hosted with such dedication and willingness to make the guest comfortable and enjoy the Safari adventure. I'd certainly recommend the lodge to my family and friends.
Cons: Nothing.
Kapama Southern Camp - Hoedspruit - Building
2
9.7 Excellent (99 reviews)
C$ 1354+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kapama Southern Camp in Hoedspruit, you'll be near the airport and steps from Kapama Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! It’s a very special place
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great game drives with very nice rangers and fellow guests. Fantastic food! Nice room, very clean.
Cons: Unfortunately our ranger didnt stop for sunset drinks one night because he was searching an animal which we didnt find....:(
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Kapama; beautiful reserve, great rooms, fantastic service and wonderful staff
Cons: We ran out of hot water quickly, but it was not a big issue
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very clean
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I normally don’t like food service in this format and prefer a la carte but I have changed my mind after Kapama. The food met every taste and need and the staff were incomparable. I would be extremely proud of this team.
Cons: Sometimes it wasn’t always clear what times and where we were meeting for various activities etc
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything perfect!!!
Kapama River Lodge - Hoedspruit - Bedroom
3
9.5 Excellent (488 reviews)
C$ 1048+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kapama River Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be on a river and steps from Kapama Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. It was great. We had an amazing time not only in the lodge but also in the safaris. Our guide Stephan was amazing.
Cons: The pool was really cold. So we couldn’t use it
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The way they take care of their guests is wonderful! Starting from picking you up at the airport and everyone knowing your name until hot water bags to warm you during the first game drive of the day. The accommodation is very comfortable, the pool is very good and the meals delicious with a good variety!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is perfect!!! It is close to Hoedspruit airport and the transfer is provided by the hotel. Everyone is extremelly kind and attentive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are very good. The hotel is beautiful, the pools are beautiful, they are very well organized. Our tracker, Michael, and our guide Henrik were amazing and helped us finding the animals we wanted to see. I strongly recommend this hotel!!!
Cons: Everything was perfect!!!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great stay , perfect service and amazing game drive :)
Cons: more diverse food , and
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Location is fantastic, just a few miles away from HDS airport, and the facilities are top notch.
Cons: Room and restaurant staff seamed anxious for tips.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Top quality and excellent
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb! Great game drives; we had an amazing guide named John. Excellent room. Lots of food. Super nice staff. It is worth the price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Their team mainly Ian , Philip and Rodney
Cons: Nope
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Game drives were amazing - saw loads of animals and learnt lots about them and their environment. Accomodation was great also.
Khaya Ndlovu Manor House - Hoedspruit - Building
4
9.5 Excellent (240 reviews)
C$ 365+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Khaya Ndlovu Manor House in Hoedspruit, you'll be in the historical district and 6 minutes by car from Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this guesthouse consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The manner in which we were welcome and received. the dinner was excellent. the chef even went around to check how we felt
Cons: nothing. Everything was just perfect.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Awesome
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff and service Highly recommended Wonderful place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The safaris here in the reserve was incredible, the longe is a very nice place and the food espectacular
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were absolutely amazing. The food was excellent. The views, the garden and the property lovley. We will go back there for sure.
Cons: Maybe they should have block out curtains in the bedrooms the light outside shines through the curtains so it makes the room very light.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Impressive was all female staff welcome you warmly upon arrival and insisted in taking the luggage to the room. Appointments such as spa treatments and game drives were made at short notice by the manager and Khaya Ndlovu team. The personal touch and attention to detail was omnipresent. The service rendered by support staff is indicative of excellent training is in turn reflective of brand Khaya Ndlovu. We highly recommend both the evening and morning game drives which were conducted by knowledgeable game rangers, Darren and Robert augmented by the expert tracking skills of Sam. The massage overlooking the expanse of bush in fresh air was invigorating. The view from the Deck is imprinted on my memory forever.
Cons: I loved EVERYTHING and will certainly go back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The game drive was exceptional
Cons: None
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Setting and view.
Cons: would have liked a bath tub
7.0 Good
Pros: Main house is beautiful and view from the pool magnificent.
Cons: Dinner - although the fish was lovely in main course, would of liked a choice between 2 options - one fish or red meat? The facilities of the garden suite - ie kitchen cupboards, utensils are outdated and kitchen dustbin lid broken. During our game drive of 3 hours we did not stop for our mid-drive drinks, which we were looking forward to.
Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge - Hoedspruit - Building
5
9.6 Excellent (113 reviews)
C$ 765+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be steps from Balule Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! A very professionally run Game Lodge with excellent staff, superb facilities and fantastic catering.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The facilities, room, staff, food and game drives were all extraordinary. It was very good value.
Cons: I personally found the bed somewhat uncomfortable, however my family did not have any issue. Bring a good rain pancho, because theirs are nylon and not completely effective if it rains during a game drive.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff, superb game drives, good food!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We had the best time during our stay, everything is taken care off. Great location, conveniently located in the game reserve, safaris were amazing. The food, especially dinner, was delicious and very cosy in the boma.
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: It was dry season when we where there and the Lodge provided a lovely oasis of greenery to sit and relax in the garden watching the odd buffalo or warthog test out the fencing! The sleeping accommodation was large and comfortable and the outside shower was, well... a little different. The evening meal taken with the other guests was an enjoyable affair and breakfast was a thorough mix with the usual offerings. They're got the game drives off to a tee. We liked the fact we kept the same ranger/driver for all the drives so we didn't go down the same routes again and again - and the ranger sought out species we'd not yet seen. I felt they try to group guests with the same arrival dates as well for the same reasons. A nice touch. So was it worth it? Well, leaving aside the comfort factor - we got to see 4 of the 'big 5' - close up. By that I mean within a few feet - a male lion was more or less by the wheels chewing his way through an Impala snack. No Elephants on our drives - but we did miss the last one (airport beckoned). We had a Ford Ecosport and I wouldn't have liked to have driven the 7km track to the lodge in anything less robust. Not a problem - just something to be aware of.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Our stay was perfect. Special thanks to our great guides Sam and Richard who did everything to give us the ultimate Safari experience including the big 5!
Cons: Nothing - everything was great
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The food has a strangely familiar 80s dinner party vibe that I love and is cooked really really well. The drives were great and we saw so much. If you have a few days for a safari then I can't say strongly enough that Mohlabetsi and the Balule are a great choice.
Cons: It doesn't feel as bush as some but this was my second visit in 4 months so not much I don't like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every meal was lovely. We ate out, looking over the reserve, under the stars, accompanied by the Rangers who shared great stories with us all. The staff were extremely helpful and looked after us really well. Rooms were plenty big enough and had all you needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Our room had views out over the reserve. The afternoon dip in the pool was an added bonus, but all in all, a great place to spend a few days if you get a chance. Oh, and by the way, the game drives, Rangers and Trackers were awesome. Top marks all round for a fantastic lodge. I can see why a number of guests we met return again and again.
Ximongwe River Camp - Hoedspruit - Bedroom
6
9.6 Excellent (60 reviews)
C$ 191+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Ximongwe River Camp in Hoedspruit, you'll be on a river and 32.1 mi (51.7 km) from Kruger National Park Phalaborwa Gate. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is superb, the hosts are wonderfull.
Cons: You have to be lucky to spot one of the big five.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: You feel special in a place like this! All the way from how they take care of you to what the place offers out from a nature perspective! Ronell and Johan arranged a very nice 2 day trip for us to Krüger park and we spotted the big 5 already the first day! But if I return one day I will spend all the time at the lodge. You see nearly all the animals there without a long traveling.
Cons: African gravelled roads are not the best but we made it without 4-wheel drive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location in the bush with elephants, various species of buck, warthog and other wildlife almost constantly in sight on the river bank . The accommodations are excellent and very suitable for large families, and both management and staff are extremely attentive. Meals are a slendid affair.
Cons: Our experience could not have been improved upon
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place, especially if one needs a break from the city buzz and lovers of nature
Cons: The place could do with air conditioning, especially during the hot season
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely spacious (Hippo) cottage, very well equipped, comfortably furnished, immaculate housekeeeping, superb outdoor areas both for relaxation (sunbeds, pool, deck chairs, table, shade), dining and braaing (boma). gorgeous views over the river. excellent meals (do NOT hesitate to book catered option), very tasty with excellent presentation. great privacy. peace. TOP birdwatching. TOP guides for game drives and bush walks on site. wonderful hosts/staff. friendly and 100% helpful at all times while respecting wish for total privacy. this is a truly wonderful place. we were here for a short rest (and clean up!) between longer stays in KNP and we would recommend anyone to combine a few days in the park with a stay in this lovely nature reserve. really worth staying for several days. many thanks to all at ximongwe....we´ll be back (IF you´ll have us?)
Cons: bed a little soft for my taste (am a large, "traditionally" built lady and sleep on a rock hard bed at home) but thankfully tastes differ and it may well be just perfect for you!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Hippo Cottage is amazing. The hosts were super welcoming and very helpful during our stay. The house itself is beautiful. It's spacious, beautifully decorated, well equipped ( the kitchen has absolutely everything you'd need ) and comfortable. There are two private decks, one off the front and one off the side with a nice table, sun chairs, shade and a dipping pool. Lovely BBQ area as well. The view of the river is fantastic too. Lots to see.
Cons: Unfortunately, the windows couldn't be left open for a breeze because of the monkeys. While there were fans in all of the bedrooms and living room, air con would be nice for when it's super hot like it was when we were there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Ximongwe Safari's - Hippo Cottage A beautiful 5 bedroom home on the banks of the Oliphants River located on the Balule Reserve with Hoedspruit being the nearest town is where we found ourselves for a six night stay in January 2018. The location is superb for any activities that interest you whether it is sitting on a deck with the river flowing by in front of you with Hippo getting quite vocal 50m away, in full sight of the antics of the monkey population entertaining one mere meters away. Antelope come to the water to drink at various times during the day and while a huge crocodile eyes them from the river they still manage to keep a safe distance. Bird life is in abundance. At night the whoop whoop of a hyena can be heard as well as the early morning barking of a troop of baboons close by. Some of them being more curious than the others can lead to closer encounters which are not ideal, yet very exciting. There is about an hours drive to the gate from Hippo Cottage to leave the reserve and you will experience sightings giraffe, waterbuck, impala, zebra, bushbuck to name but a few. We were fortunate enough to see a leopard and on two occasions elephants. Private game drives on the reserve are not permitted which we didn't know beforehand and were disappointed to find out. The cottage is very well equipped and everything is in working order. It is serviced daily. There are two full bathrooms which is ample for a bigger crowd. One has the choice of dining on the deck or indoors and the boma outside is equipped with everything needed for a braai. The kitchen is huge and whipping up a meal with two thermofan ovens and a gas/electric hob combination is a pleasure. Extra dishtowels in the kitchen are needed to wipe up those unexpected spills, so bring your own. Bedding is crisp and clean and the towels provided for bathing and swimming are good quality and soft and fluffy.
Cons: Loved everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 1. Location 2.staff incredible 3.knowledge of bush 4.wonderful food 5.came as guests left as friends
Cons: That I couldn't stay longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything & everyone !
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A owner run extremely friendly couple. They were very accomodating. The location is incredible with a spectacular view over the river. Johan has incredible knowledge of nature and the animals.
Cons: Its not essential but a third bathroom would have been even better.
Kapama Buffalo Camp - Hoedspruit - Bedroom
7
9.7 Excellent (39 reviews)
C$ 1212+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kapama Buffalo Camp in Hoedspruit, you'll be on a river and steps from Kapama Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone is incredibly friendly; the food was by far the best we had ever had and the whole experience is something you will keep as a happy memory for the rest of your life! This sets a new bar for me in hospitality and hotel expectations, and lets other hotels miles behind in my opinion.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: It’s an exceptional place with great staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great trip all around...property and staff were unbelievable, !!
Cons: NA
Kapama Karula - Hoedspruit - Building
8
9.5 Excellent (58 reviews)
C$ 3392+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kapama Karula in Hoedspruit, you'll be on a river and steps from Kapama Game Reserve. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are amazing and our experience was absolutely perfect. Can’t be a better place in the world than this. 10/10. Rooms, food, game drive, staff, spa, pool are faultless.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The employees are the best! Very happy and glad to help! The safari is beautiful and the room, one of the best I ever been! Amazing experience! Of course a must to go
Cons: There is no variety of food! As this is an all inclusive hotel, should have more options of food and more food available in the afternoon. It would be great if the hotel invest in the gym.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Loved all their staff
Cons: I don't see room for improvement all at its best
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful lodge with private villas. Great game drives with qualified rangers. The food and the service were first class. We really enjoyed our four days there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely ambiance
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service was excellent and the hotel it-self was much better in the reality than on the pictures. Very calm, modern and fresh design and the food worth a Michelin star. The Safari experience with amazing Rangers who explains every single detail about the animals and how they track them, just don't hesitate to ask questions, they are more than happy to answer to you. As well go feed the elephants, it is an overwhelming feeling.
Cons: Only one little detail. When you arrive at the airport at the hottest hour and the hotel sends an open car to pick you up. 30 min under the strongest sun weren't that pleasant. So be ready and get a hat out of your suitcase in advance.
Kurhula Wildlife Lodge - Hoedspruit - Building
9
9.3 Excellent (91 reviews)
C$ 294+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be steps from Balule Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dear Kim, Sander and Arne, thank you so much for the absolute awesome stay at kurhula Wildlife lodge. Everything was great, lovely personal, the view on the river, the breakfast, and of course the dinner were amazing! Thank you so much for making my birthday such a beautiful day I won't forget! Your are the best hosts we've ever had! We will always remember our stay at kurhula Wildlife lodge! Kinds regards Monika and Daniel
9.5 Excellent
Pros: It’s a quiet place, perfect to chill surrounded by wildlife. You will get the chance to see lots of animals in the garden, from imapalas and monkeys to elephants!!!
Cons: The road to the lodge it’s not in the best conditions and even though it’s only 15 km away, it can take you about 40 min to get to the main antrance of the reserve.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Bed very comfy and BIG Food excellent Hoist very friendly and super
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is next to perfect in every way. The hosts go out of their way to make everything completely effortless and comfortable. The elephants in the garden made it special. The wildlife and birds next to the river are mesmerizing.The river location magical and the food was amazing. This is a place to come to relax and unwind. It’s small yet large enough to do your own thing and not be disturbed. The pool is perfect. The hosts, Riana and Ane are diamonds who couldn’t do enough to make our Christmas break one of the best ever. Living in South Africa, we would rate this as one of the best lodges that we’ve stayed in. We are definitely planning another trip here. Bonus we saw giraffes and zebras as we left.
Cons: There is nothing that we didn’t like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was absolutely magnificent. Kim and Sander are so lovely and kind hosts and overall most interesting to talk to. The lodge is right on the river and you can spend the whole day watching animals passing by in the garden and on the river. Kim is also an amazingly talented chef...every evening was like heaven on our plates. And for me it was just a once in a lifetime experience because Kim knows about gluten and lactose intolerance and she prepared so many nice dishes for me. They also arranged a game drive where we saw 4 lions just next to the car. This continued under water because both recommended the best dive spot in South Africa. Thx so much and good luck with your new project, the Bare Feet Retreat. We will come back.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great hosts and an unbelievable setting. Could sit watching the river all day. Food was also very tasty and large portions of top quality home cooked meals.
Cons: Facilities are definitely more worn and tired than you expect from photos and social media. Cost touch on the high side.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: What a gem! It's a very small, family run lodge - 4 very nice rooms, immersed in nature. Wonderfully relaxing, perfect choice if you are looking for peace and quiet. We stayed for two nights but would gladly have stayed more. Excellent food.
Cons: The dirt track going there is pretty bad but not unmanageable even with a standard sedan. Wouldn't want to try it with rain, though.
7.0 Good
Cons: small room with standard comfort
Kusudalweni Safari Lodge & Spa - Hoedspruit - Building
10
9.6 Excellent (29 reviews)
C$ 896+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kusudalweni Safari Lodge and Spa in Hoedspruit, you'll be 20.9 mi (33.7 km) from Manyeleti Game Reserve and 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from Kapama Game Reserve. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and coffee/tea in a common area. Planning an event in Hoedspruit? This lodge has 323 square feet (30 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Awesome hot tub, relaxed vibe
Cons: Communication regarding safari options
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had our own separate bungalow with a gorgeous bathroom, hot tub, and deck. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The food was always great.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable room,wonderful wait staff and cleaning service.
Cons: The owners/managers have zero knowledge of the African bush being that they are from England . We found Dave especially unpleasant, sometimes bordering on being rude to his staff in front of guests. He seems to be unable to host his guests with any style or genuine hospitality eg. busy on his cell phone during dinner then leaving the dinner table before the meal is over without wishing his guests a good night, demanding his ice cream after the evening's dessert without offering some to anybody else. These people should not be running this lodge! There are many wonderful lodges in the area that have their own game viewing vehicles and rangers, so no need to travel 45 minutes to transfer to such a vehicle and ranger.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: bushveld and clean environment .the staff was very helpful and give excellent service
9.5 Excellent
Pros: A lovely and quite special place where you feel immediately at home. Special thanks to Maria who makes the lodge quite unique. Great safari organisation. we really loved it and hope to come back again!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: One of the most luxurious bush lodges Ive stayed at. The food was spectacular, rooms are very neat and tidy and staff super friendly. Maria is a fantastic host and is really a hands on owner of this lodge.
Cons: I did not expect to be transfered for 45min each way to go to the game reserve to go on the game drives.
Thornybush Game Lodge - Hoedspruit - Building
11
9.7 Excellent (20 reviews)
C$ 1814+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Thornybush Game Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be 6 minutes by foot from Kapama Game Reserve. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was beautiful and the location was great. Good and service was very posh.
Cons: Everything was perfect
Blyde River Canyon Lodge - Hoedspruit - Building
12
8.8 Excellent (334 reviews)
C$ 207+
Overview Reviews
Located in Hoedspruit, Blyde River Canyon Lodge is within a 15-minute drive of Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve and Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful surroundings and friendly, helpful staff. Zebras, Wildebeest and various antelope wandering around the premises.
Cons: A bit too far away from any other facilities. We were limited to dinner at the lodge every night. Would have preferred more options.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was good, the dinner was also delicious.
Cons: The price tags on things in the room like dried fruits and nuts. It made the experience seem too business orientated than a vacation..
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely home with masses of room (six of us fitted with room to spare). Good location as long as rural and remote work for you! Super friendly staff.
Cons: Could do with some minor maintenance (leaking showers for example) and the pool area really needs redoing (notably for guests over the summer months).
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful relaxing place to stay in the most fantastic surroundings. Form first arrival we were so impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the feel of the place. We stayed two nights and ate dinner both nights - fixed menu but lovely food, served on a covered terrace with log burners, and an extensive wine list. Added bonus of the local zebras coming for a visit.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All the reviews were accurate. Amazing place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lodge is very beautiful and in a very beautiful location (in the Blyde River Canyon area). We stayed there for 1 night before transferring to Kruger Park. We had a lovely stay - the room was comfortable, the place is truly amazing, both dinner and breakfast were plentiful and very yummy and the zebras did come in the morning!
Cons: Nothing - we loved everything!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place and the staff are amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The dinner was great and having Zebra's in the garden during breakfast is a very special South Africa experience
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place with the best food and amenities. Exceeded our expectations!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Zebras and the Pool
Moditlo River Lodge - Hoedspruit - Building
13
9.5 Excellent (19 reviews)
C$ 901+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Moditlo River Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre and 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Incredible staff, rooms very good and clean. Safaris were awesome, we got to see all the important animals
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great game drives, lovely staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. It’s comfortable, clean, heating/cooler air conditioning, good bed, nice shower.
Cons: No TV nor Wifi in the room. Wifi only in comum areas. But this is part of our nature experience.
6.8 Good
Pros: Very delicious food (buffet and barbecue w/ bonfire) Nice rooms Game drives in small groups, experienced field guide and tracker
Cons: no Wi-Fi in rooms Wi-Fi in the Public area slow or not working
Thornybush Waterside Lodge - Hoedspruit - Bedroom
14
9.2 Excellent (26 reviews)
C$ 1334+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Thornybush Waterside Lodge in Bushbuckridge, you'll be just steps from Thornybush Game Reserve and Thornybush Game Reserve. Featured amenities include a computer station and laundry facilities. Event facilities at this lodge consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Outstanding game drives - memorable encounters with wildlife in the Bush. Good quality food and excellent service.
Cons: N/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was amazing. The staff was great and the safaris were excellent.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Game drives in a beautiful private game reserve, diner on new years day in the bush
Cons: Large group of 20 tourists makes you feel the resort is a bit big
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality is unparalleled.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing game drives. Giyani is superb, explains a lot about the animals, the birds and nature. Even taught me how to track and we enjoyed every min w him. Sanof was also an excellent host. We thank him for our wonderful experience
Cons: We had some hickups in organizing our pickups from the airport as the person organizing it wasn’t great nor helpful. That was all, rest it is a wonderful place and highly recommend.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Our guide, Louis and tracker, John on the game drives were fantastic. Food was great and abundant, Peter our butler was wonderful, bar staff and all staff (Zelnia, Albert, Bango) were always helpful and great.
Cons: Could have dimmers in the rooms to make the lighting even better.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality and the amazing game drives!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We thought the whole experience was amazing. Being able to see the animals up close. The Thorny Bush Camp was an excellent place to stay with very good rooms and food. The staff were very accommodating and made sure we had a good time.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our guide Roland and tracker Anthony were amazing, so knowledge and passionate about all the animals, the eco system and their clients.
The Bush Pub & Inn - Hoedspruit - Building
15
8.6 Excellent (370 reviews)
C$ 82+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Bush Pub & Inn in Hoedspruit, you'll be 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from Klaserie Nature Reserve and 16.9 mi (27.3 km) from Thornybush Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service even with the late check in
Cons: Nothing
5.8 Okay
Pros: The bartender was very nice and friendly. The pizza was actually very tasty. The room and mattress, comfortable. The room clean (accept the carpet).
Cons: It's far off, unless you have business at Timbavati or The Klaserie (and permits). The bar/restaurant (plastic chairs, many TV screens and popular music), will make you forget you're in the bush (great for city slickers). The bar food menu fits with the rest. It's NOT a place from which to visit Kruger.
7.5 Good
Pros: Larry Amos was there and my husband played music with him. Had a nice stay there. Will go back
Cons: Meals took long after the order was put in.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Exceptionally friendly and accommodating staff, super cool hotel. Cute authentic rooms, good food at the pub and to top it off, you're surrounded by wildlife!
Cons: Would have been cool if you could hire a car or book excursions through the hotel. Other than that, everything was great!
7.0 Good
Pros: The food was good
Cons: Too much smoking around you when using the Pub. There is not a non-smoking area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were pleasantly surprised by the inn! It was in a great location which was perfect for our “stop over” before going into the Kruger. The food is great at the bush pub, the room was clean and comfortable and overall it was excellent value for money!
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Elandela Private Game Reserve & Luxury Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be on a river and 8 minutes by car from Klaserie Nature Reserve. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We are a family of four adults .We loved and enjoyed everything about our stay at Elandela! Thembie was the most wonderful hostess.. looking after all our requests and needs. Our room was spotless with a very high level of cleanliness through the whole property. Our rangers John and Taleen were so knowledgeable and made our drives really interesting and fun ! The food was so delicious and tasty .. we were not expecting that in the middle of the bush! We thoroughly enjoyed the bbq and boma evening with the singers and dancers ! Great fun ! Our drive thru Kruger was amazing .. especially seeing the cheetahs and the elephants .. sadly no lions or buffalo that day ! We appreciated John’s cooked breakfast in Kruger ... yum !! The white lions on the Elandela reserve were very special and we thoroughly enjoyed our drives there . It was our first safari and we couldn’t recommend Elandela highly enough !
6.3 Good
Pros: White liions,
Cons: Everything even water has adicional cost.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfectly. Mamma is the best. And everybody takes care of us. Amazing. A dream !!!!!!
Cons: Nothing. Is perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredible private game reserve. The best team of rangers you could ask for, Taleen, John and Morney definitely know their stuff and had fun while giving us an extrmemebly knowledgable game drive! Mama Thembie was also a star, and really helped when my mums luggage didn’t arrive in joburg, ensuring it got to the lodge within 24 hours. 100% would come again
Cons: NA
8.5 Excellent
Pros: The room was very comfortable (we were upgraded to a Lake View ), very spacious and beautifully decorated. The staff were excellent and made a real effort .
Cons: I received the same meal (I do not eat pork or beef) for 3 nights in succession. Besides the zebras, impalas and giraffe there was not a lot of the big 5 . We had to go to the Kruger Park to see the elephants. Also the lions were in fenced area so it was more like a zoo than a game reserve. Dinner was served directly after the game drive. Not enough time to enjoy pre dinner drinks.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lodge is very clean and comfortable. You can see the staff work very hard to maintain the property and grounds. View of the Rhinos in the lake superb! The guides on the safari tours are very informative, we had John and Lymon, both excellent. We were fortunate to see the big 5 on our trip, all of them during our stay in Elandela. The white lions are stunning, I have never seen anything so beautiful. The trip to Kruger national park is a must. I loved the décor in the bar an restaurant very African and rustic. Service from all staff in the lodge was excellent! The boma evening was fab, dancing and singing by members of the lodge team and we got to join in! Relaxing by the pool between safaris is needed!
Cons: It would have been nice to have some African dishes to try.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food is to die for, the honeymoon suite is wonderful, the white lions cub are just too much. Everything was literally perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were clean.The reception was beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. The safari was the best. In short, we were more than impressed and we are are definitely going back
Cons: None
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The game drives with the rangers were excellent and we could see incredibly variety of animals. The trip to the Kruger was worth it. Rooms very clean and comunicating door was nice to have the kids close by. Wifi connection worked fine.
Cons: Variety and quantity of the food was average A cofee before the morning game drive would make it nicer to be awake. Service at dinner professional but too fast
5.8 Okay
Pros: Very kind staff at restaurant
Cons: Very poor safari e permien e, very low quality of guide
Blyde Mountain Country House - Hoedspruit - Building
17
8.7 Excellent (73 reviews)
C$ 149+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Blyde Mountain Country House in Hoedspruit, you'll be 6 minutes by foot from Khamai Reptile Centre. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Natural environment. Wild life
Cons: Nothing
7.0 Good
Pros: Helpful friendly staff. Wifi helped a lot. Slept ok.
Cons: Bit of a state of disrepair. Missing kitchenette utensils, pots pans etc. No door to freezer section in bar fridge. Blocked noisy shower drain. Broken AC unit. Very little hot water to shower with. Very poor cellphone reception.
5.5 Okay
Pros: Wifi connection poor, the hot water gets cold before you have even started your shower. No viewing site or 'walking' to the river to view crocs or hippos. The coffee provided in the room was so hard we could not get it out of the jar, and no tea provided but we had a teapot?
Cons: Wifi connection poor, the hot water gets cold before you have even started your shower. No viewing site or 'walking' to the river to view crocs or hippos. The coffee provided in the room was so hard we could not get it out of the jar, and no tea provided but we had a teapot?
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast deck was amazing, as well as the garden, incredibly beautiful. The pool was very clean and private and the braai area was remarkably suggestive. Fantastic staff, extremely helpful, accommodating and pleasant
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely wonder staff!! Wonderfull environment and great rooms! I felt at home and had a very very restful weekend away from the busy city
3.3 Mediocre
Cons: The 4 star rating is misleading and and links to false advertising. Over priced for what is on offer. No breakfast included at the price . Room not worth more than R450.00 per person per night.
Blyde River Wilderness Lodge - Hoedspruit - Bedroom
18
8.5 Excellent (171 reviews)
C$ 121+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Blyde River Wilderness Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Jessica the Hippo and 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from Khamai Reptile Centre. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place to stay when exploring the area. Made our time here very special!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The location on the river
7.0 Good
Pros: The room was very impressively decorated, loved the bathroom and views from the private deck were just lovely. Animals roaming on the lawn, a river beyond, peace and quiet, what more could a guest ask for. A few more tea bags would not have gone astray.
Cons: Dinner and breakfast was ordinary, nothing to rave about and little thought to presentation and service. Staff need more hospitality training
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stayed in the Owl House. Very beautiful and spacious for the 2 of us. Only 1 bathroom which may be an issue with more people. The grounds were beautiful, very special having animals walking around.
7.0 Good
Pros: The location is too far than expected when we got there. That gravel!yoh. Its very long and need someone with Bakkie. Otherwise, the place is so quite and peaceful for one to forget about everything and think about only themselves. And the stuff, God i already miss them. They are lovely and kind to their guest.
Cons: Well, I didn't like not having connection, but after they explained to me why, i loved the idea and forgot about my phone. No television but it was worth it without it.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Food was excellent
Cons: Would prefer a tv in room although it is not common for lodges to have a tv in room
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Excellent getaway place,nice and quiet am definitely coming back
Cons: I love everything about this beautiful place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanest and friendly staff
Cons: N/A
6.8 Good
Pros: The friendly staffs
Cons: No TV. Poor internet network
Waterbuck Game Lodge - Hoedspruit - Bedroom
19
9.5 Excellent (12 reviews)
C$ 1102+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Waterbuck Game Lodge in Bushbuckridge, you'll be on a river and steps from Thornybush Game Reserve. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The entire experience from beginning to end far exceeded all our expectations. The lodge has an authentic and intimate feel as it only caters for up to 4 rooms. Our guide, Rew, had incredibly impressive knowledge of all the animals and got us much closer than we could have ever imagined. Our tracker, Vousi, displayed great knowledge and also nerves of steel being sat on front of the car. Food and housekeeping was also fantastic - delicious variety of food.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location of the Lodge was excellent. The ranger Gino was very enthusiastic about his work and did his best to show us as many animals as possible. He added great value to the experience. The food was nice and plentiful. Staff was pleasant and service the best. The dining environment was always charming. A special thanks for the wine and candles on our anniversary.
Cons: I wish we had gone out for the safari on our last morning. I got the impression the staff was not very willing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful spot with room overlooking watering hole. Ranger and tracker excellent showing us lots of wildlife on game drive.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The personal meal the staff set up on the verandah of our lodge for myself and my partner on New Years Eve with candles, a bottle of champagne, petals on the table and excellent service and hospitality.
Cons: The only thing I would recommend rather than didn't like is the three mornings I went out searching for animals was at 5.30am and I think each morning was quite quiet until at least 6.30am in terms of spotting animals so you could push the morning kick off until 6.30am instead of 5.30pm
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The friendly staff, facility with the view of bush and wild animals and food arrangement with heart.
Cons: Nothing I didn’t like.
Loerie Guesthouse - Hoedspruit - Building
20
8.1 Excellent (324 reviews)
C$ 78+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Loerie Guesthouse in Hoedspruit, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly reception and comfortable stay in the quiet heart of the town. Easy access to all of the the main routes servicing Hoedspruit.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: When we got to the guest house, we were warmly welcomed, greeted by our name. The room was very neat and comfortable.
7.5 Good
Pros: The location is convenient.
Cons: The taps need to be mixing the water for comfortable temperatures. The parking gates are closed too early
6.8 Good
Cons: Wifi was advertised - never received wifi info Paid R980 for a room valued at R630! Blames the online booking company for the mistakes.
6.8 Good
Cons: Noisy car wash during the day
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Every thing was good
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice location
Cons: Parking not as secure as I would like. Had to ask for certain amenities on a daily basis.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Self catering facilities can be improved
Cons: Self catering facilities can be improved
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The receptionist was very friendly and helpful with all requests.
Cons: Safety of parking the cars, was my only worry
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was VERY helpful and the room we got offered was very comfortable, big and clean, even though we made a last minute booking. Would 100% recommend.