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Showing 7 reviews (ordered by date of stay, most recent appearing first).

Verified reviewvery good

My family and I loved Bongani. We enjoyed the Game drives. Drivers were friendly and they know the area well. They make sure you have a good experience. I love that their vehicles are open top so you get to see the animals closer. We loved the food. Tasted like a delicious home cooked meal. I love that it's all inclusive as you don't need to go out to the bumpy road every time. The cleaners can however put a little bit more effort in the rooms. Thank you to Bongani & Manqoba our drivers for giving us a good experience. We will surely come back again.

December 2019

Thandi M. (Durban)

Verified reviewexcellent

Overall really good. Definitely enjoyed our stay there. Well equipped lodge with great rooms. We had the pleasure of the freedom suite which is huge and has a really good overview of the park from the terrace. (One of three terraces by the way). The bed was amazing. I never slept in a bed which was 2.5m broad. Room service was good - Always well cleaned. They had put the mosquito net each evening down and in the morning cleaning session up. So no need to do anything by yourself. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner - perfect! Really good - huge choice of meat. We really enjoyed each meal. Especially the ones outside with campfire. They have two Pool areas - both of them very lovely and one with a special view - so for all instagrammers - you will love it ;) Game drives with our Guide Aaron where excellent - he is well experienced and tries to catch everything. We had luck - saw elephants, rhinos, giraffes, buffalos, kudus. We where very close to them. You always had the feeling Aaron knows how to handle - especially when we had a flat tire on the evening game drive. After 15 minutes in the dark the situation was solved. Another thing which needs to be solved is the road Situation to the Welcome Center. Its a very hard ride and not that easy with a economy rental car. A dust Road with a lot of Stones and potholes. We took the road description from the lodge - and we are very upset and thought lets turn around every hundred Meters. A very hard ride. And the interesting thing was that there is another way which is much better - the Ranger recommended that way and drive in front of us to show the way! (Nice from the Ranger by the way) so please change the description of the way to the welcome centre. Thats nearly our biggest concern. Rest was lovely - good rooms, perfect beds, friendly staff, great food nice game drives. We defently recommend Bongani.

February 2019

Daniel Westbomke (Germany)

Verified reviewvery good

We had a great time, thanks for making our holiday worthwhile. Excellent service, clean rooms and healthy meals. Also had a great view surrounded by nature. A great place if you wanna rest and be far away from normal day activities. Highly recommended, we got value for our money.

December 2018

Amukelani Nkuna (Malelane)

Verified reviewexcellent

Perfect service and a wonderful accommodation! I will recommend!

December 2018

Sarah Buckstegge (Duisburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

Thank you for a really memorable week spent at Bongani Lodge! What an experience! We hope to return sooner rather than later.

September 2018

Candice (South Africa)

Verified reviewexcellent

Outstanding lodge in a beautiful setting, everything was of a very high standard and very well managed. We had a fatastish time here and will come back next year with our family, hopefully for a longer stay too.

August 2018

Ulrich M (Hamburg, Germany)

Verified reviewexcellent

Had a wonderful time though it was a short stay but enjoyed it.Everything was excellent from the drive to the lodge to breakfast in the morning. Chalets were clean and welcoming. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

April 2018


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