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Kempton Park, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet and beautiful gardens. We arrived late and were welcomed with a smile. We were then still offered dinner by Beauty which she made for us in no time. A very welcome meal after a long day's journey. The rooms are well equipped, clean and comfortable. Gardens are enchanting. Although there is much to explore in the area, it is...

Thank ralfk0104
SouthernComfortLodge, Manager at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there and many thanks for the wonderful review... We are glad you enjoyed your stay with ourselves and can only apologise for the lack of fresh supplies for breakfast in the way of tin's being utilised, usually our fruit salad is fresh, so many apologies for that. Thank you once again, we look forward to seeing you in the...

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We make several business trips to Bulawayo each year & have stayed in the perfectly equipped chalets many times, while enjoying the incredible meals & delightful interaction with the staff. Among our favorite experiences are the cozy camping sites. The ablutions, water & electrical are incredibly adequate & very enjoyable! Over the years we've camped both with our 4x4 tent...

Thank SnavEs
Lesley H, Owner at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we love having you stay with us. Look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Reviewed 1 November 2016

This lodge is set in the most beautiful grounds and immediately you arrive you feel relaxed. The rooms are lovely and being thatched not only do they look attractive they are nice and cool. There is a rather limited choice of TV but who's desperate to watch when in such lovely surroundings? The restaurant is in easy reach and full...

Thank Gray666
SouthernComfortLodge, Manager at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Graham Thank you for reviewing us... We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge and hope to see you all very soon... Reports on the Play were awesome sorry I missed it! It was great to meet you all, such enthusiasm in Zimbabweans is not often seen... Keep well Shannon

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Excellent service and customer care. I would recommend this facility to anyone. The room was quite comfortable and had electrical adapters for international use. Location is no too far from downtown Bulawayo (10 minutes). Pool was clean and lots of interesting birds to view. Very reasonable rates and great meals.

Thank mikeyjackson
SouthernComfortLodge, Manager at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Southern Comfort Lodge and it was a pleasure to meet you... We look forward to a return visit Thank you Shannon

Springwood, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Lodge is well situated in a lovely peaceful setting. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The food is fantastic and the service as good as any. It is a true home from home. Everything works well, which is a pleasant surprise.

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Thank Roger K
SouthernComfortLodge, Manager at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review Roger. It was a pleasure to meet you all on your travels through Zimbabwe, I hope the rest of your journey was a success. Look forward to seeing you again in the future Shannon

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights recently on our way to and from Hwange. It is a wonderful, comfortable lodge. Accommodation is in cabins in the garden, with lovely ensuite bedrooms. The garden is a real gem, wonderful for birdwatching. They also do evening meals, which were very nice - especially the butternut squash soup. The staff are very helpful. This...

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SouthernComfortLodge, Manager at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Fiona for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with ourselves. Look forward to a return trip... Shannon

Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Near town in a quite plac,clean rooms and quite comfortable beds although the room was a bit overcrowded had nowhere to put my bags, but the breakfast they need to improve on and being responsive to emails too

Thank MartinGMukatyei
SouthernComfortLodge, Manager at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Good Day Martin Many thanks for your review. I can only apologise for inconvenience caused by you feeling the room was overcrowded during your stay. Wardrobe and shelving space is available in each room, however it is limited and rooms are a basic size. Communications has been improved upon since your stay last year and we hope you will give...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We have stayed a Southern Comfort Lodge a number of times. It has seven or eight 'Chalets', each with twin beds and ensuite. Very clean, good service with a homely dining room and great service from the kitchen staff. The Lodge also has beautiful gardens and a wedding venue. It's about 15 minutes from the center of Bulawayo by car.

Thank Tom C
SouthernComfortLodge, Manager at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Tom It was a pleasure to meet you all, and hope your trip to Matopos was eventful, even if the weather was not its best... We look forward to seeing you again in the future and thank you for choosing to stay at Southern Comfort Lodge Shannon

Reviewed 29 September 2015

Loved the overall feel and friendliness of the owners which has caused us to pick this as our place to stay on a few trips to Bulawayo now. The food is really great especially as throughout the rest of our trip good meals were hard to come by. Try the cheese or peppper sauce with your steak! Beautiful gardens with...

Thank Sarah K
SouthernComfortLodge, Admin at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to having you stay here again.

Mtunzini, South Africa
Reviewed 18 September 2015

A fantastic place to stay in Bulawayo. We had dinner and breakfast there and the food was superb, really recommend dinner. Owner welcoming, interesting and very helpful. Glad we stayed there, relaxing homely atmosphere with huge garden and pool.

Thank Deb_L_SA
SouthernComfortLodge, Admin at Southern Comfort Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the stay. We hope to see you again soon.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SOUTHERN COMFORT ESTATE, named for the original farmstead on which it is located, was bought by Craig and Lesley Hunt in 1994. It featured only a barren patch of sparse bush and a breached dam; it was unfenced, dry and dusty, with a meagre supply of water and a lonely farmhouse and stable yard, built originally in the 1920s. Since those early days, Craig and Lesley have fostered and created a dream – today, the Estate features a large dam, lush green gardens, a prolific borehole, a six-chalet lodge, conference centre and campground. As they say, from a tiny seed stems a great tree!The Estate boasts a cool, calm atmosphere, offering peace and tranquillity to all who visit – a welcome haven from the chaos of everyday life. Craig and Lesley, having begun all those years ago, still reside on the property and eagerly welcome all who happen to pass their way. They have two children, a son, Scott and a daughter, Tanya.Southern Comfort Estate has been a long time in the making, and we are still striving for the highest levels of perfection. There are numerous plans and projects for the future, and we would like to invite you to see for yourself what big dreams can achieve… For inspiration, and relaxation, welcome to SOUTHERN COMFORT ESTATE ... more   less 

Additional Information about Southern Comfort Lodge

Address: 22 Jaywick Road | Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo 0000, Zimbabwe
Region: Zimbabwe > Bulawayo Province > Bulawayo
Price Range: $68 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are good and none far from reception.”
Gray666, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same. A good safe, clean small Lodge for 1 or 2 night stop over.”
tomcO9616ZA, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The rooms closest to reception will have free wifi.”
sarahkA4199EB, 29 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The further from the reception the more secluded and private!”
aqeels2014, 22 May 2015 | Read review
“The rooms adjacent to the restaurant have a beautiful view over the gardens and the pond”
PFJLondon, 18 Jan 2015 | Read review
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