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Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge

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Schafli Road Kwelera, East London 5259 South Africa
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Inkwenkwezi is situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve is situated within an area of one hundred square kilometres encompassing five different biomes (vegetation types) which offer varied game viewing. It is one of the few reserves with a tidal estuary. The reserve has the big five and a variety of antelope as well as giraffe, zebra & other predators. The reserve is five minutes from magnificent beaches and a 40 minute drive from a national airport. Driving to Inkwenkwezi is a pleasure as the roads are tarred right to the entrance ACCOMMODATION BUSH CAMP The Bush Camp offers accommodation for twelve guests in six en-suite safari tents. All tents have electric lights, twin beds with Cloud 9 mattresses, slatted headboards, bedside tables and bedside lamps, bedside mats, telephones, chest of drawers. The en-suite bathrooms feature a shower, (hot and cold water) which is crafted to resemble a cave and blends with the natural rock and bush of this area. From its hilltop site the camp overlooks a valley & each safari tent is positioned on a raised timber deck offering you your own private game viewing. On the elevated timber deck guest are able to relax on two easy chairs with a coffee table. VALLEY CAMP The Valley Camp offers twelve guests accommodation in six custom designed luxury tents with the emphasis on spaciousness and quality. The tents are positioned on individual timber decks and situated in a valley nestling amongst indigenous trees. The bathrooms are fitted with both a slipper bath and a four sided glass shower (hot and cold water) a vanity slab(drawers underneath) with a hand basin as well as a hanging area for clothing. All finishes are of a high quality. Tents are furnished with twin three quarter beds (one tent has a queen size bed) all with cloud 9 mattresses and Percale linen. Headboards are trimmed with brass and have bedside tables and lamps as well as a matching dresser, 2 leather easy chairs and a butlers tray. A bar fridge stocked with a variety of South African wine and malt as well as soft drinks. The partially covered outside deck is large and has 2 easy chairs with a coffee table. Guests at both the Valley Camp and the Bush Camp have tea and coffee making facilities with a variety of different teas. All tents have 3 roofs, the inside roof has ventilation flaps to control the temperature, the second roof is the water proofing and the outside roof is used for shade and helps moderate the temperature. All tents have insect mesh on all openings.
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angelnanga wrote a review Jun 2022
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I had a lovely stay. Kristy was such a great host / guide. Mam Priscilla, the food you made was out of this world even my 2 year old who is a fussy eater was pleased. We are already planning another visit for Summer
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Date of stay: June 2022
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sifungilechi wrote a review Jun 2022
East London, South Africa1 contribution
The weekend at Inkwenkwezi was absolutely amazing! If you’ve only visited for the day and slept in the reserve for a luxury Bush experience and top tier dining & views you’re missing out! Also, A.J MUST be your guide! He’s the best!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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barrynY1907MH wrote a review May 2022
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
The stay at inkwenkwezi was a dream the accommodation was excellent, my wife and myself could not have asked for a better experience in the bush our tour guide (Willem) was very knowlegable of the fauna and flora and was an ace driver. The service we received from from all the staff was outstanding they were willing to go the extra mile to make our stay most memorable. Thank You Inkwenkwezi its a holiday that we will not forget
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Date of stay: May 2022
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noxolondabisa wrote a review Apr 2022
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I enjoyed my stay because I knew what to expect and I had fun really.Even our tour guard was so friendly and always on time.I gain a lot more especially how nimals live, communicate with each other and gender.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Luke M wrote a review Mar 2022
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My Wife and I stayed here for the long weekend. The facilities were a bit run down, and were in need of urgent maintenance...but the staff made up for it with their amazing hospitality, and awesome food. Our guide was AJ, who was very knowledgeable, and quite entertaining. He was also quite prompt with the regular pickups for supper, game drive etc. Our highlight of the weekend was definitely the Game Drive, and we would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Candy wrote a review Feb 2022
Hogsback, South Africa12 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed Feb mid week, great special. Our guide, AJ was amazing and his fiancé at reception made us feel very welcome. Food was fantastic and they accommodated for vegetarians. The accommodation and boma are a little tired and the pool is no longer in use. The place could do with some TLC. The visit to the lion enclosure was incredible, but the rest of the game drive was a little boring. Not many animals to see
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Date of stay: February 2022
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VuyoOnd wrote a review Jan 2022
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
The property is great, we were treated as VIP's by our dedicate guide Willem. He was humble, resourceful, always available to cater to our needs and punctual. He knew every corner of the property. Our game drives were fun and very informative. See you soon
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Date of stay: December 2021
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jcoetzee5 wrote a review Nov 2021
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa1 contribution
This was my 60th birthday present from my kids. Wow what can I say, they could not have given us anything better. Everything about the weekend was absolutely amazing, except for the weather at times, but this did not stop us from having an awesome time. The accommodation was wonderful, just what we love. Food was delicious and soooo much. Our guide was outstanding and went out of his way to keep us happy. We got to see what we wanted to see with the highlight for me was the lions. We ended it off on Sunday with the most amazing lunch at the main restaurant. Thankyou Inkwenkwezi staff for making out stay a memorable one.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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melH7207AC wrote a review Oct 2021
East London, South Africa1 contribution
What a wonderful peaceful place. We had such a wonderful time. Our game ranger Johan was a brilliant host and taught us so much about the animals and plants on the reserve. The food was brilliant and we will definatley go again. The weekend was to short.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Tereza A wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had a wonderful time. Beautiful park! Food was absolutely amazing. Priscilla's food that she cooked was very good. AJ was a good guide and we had a very relaxed trip. Will definitely visit again! Thank you!
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PRICE RANGE
US$50 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inkwenkwezi private game reserve safari hotel east london
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South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Cintsa Beach (3.3 km) and Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Prana Lodge Restaurant, Tea in the Trees, and Village Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.