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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at Waterbuck Lodge in Thornybush Game reserve. This was our first safari so we weren't sure how things worked. We needn't have worried. The daily routine was explained the moment we arrived and everything ran like clockwork during our stay. The accommodation was top notch, the food and facilities excellent, and the...

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Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge, responded to this review

Douglas M we are so pleased that you had such a fantastic time while staying with us at Waterbuck lodge. We would love to welcome you back again when you can find the time. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Warm regards, Ian

Huntington, New York
Reviewed 20 March 2017

From beginning to end, a wonderful 5 star experience. Anita and Hanes were excellent hosts. Hanes is a wonderful ranger and we felt safe and secure, always! Hanes was very knowledgeable, not only about the large animals, but also the birds, lizards, spiders, ect and the plants. Cabins were impeccable. Free laundry done daily. Food was outstanding and the drinks...

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Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge, responded to this review

Janine S, We are so grateful that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We enjoyed having you and would love to welcome you back again soon!

Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We have just returned from Waterbuck lodge and can honestly say you will not experience anything better anywhere. There are only four rooms so a maximum of eight people(there were only four of us) makes everything so personal, Anita was fab and her staff really looked after us, the food was great the accommodation pristine its not often you get...

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Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hello David and Annie, Thank you for your enthusiastic review of our lodge. We are very happy that you loved your time with us and would love to welcome you back at the lodge soon! I will pass your thanks on to all the staff you mentioned in your review. Regards, Ian

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 26 January 2017

There are really no words to describe this place and experience in general - facilities (rooms, pool etc.) are amazing, there being only 4 rooms makes it very cosy and personal, food is great, animals in abundance (we came witin <5m of all the big 5, without seeing lots of other tourists while doing it). Most importantly, the people (Lodrick,...

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Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge, responded to this review

Ben, we are ecstatic that you enjoyed our lodge and the bush experience so much! We're looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great, intimate camp with a pool, amazing food and a cozy living room. 2 drives per day (we saw all big 5 and 1 leopard each day) and the staff was terrific - special mention goes to the driver - Franco, and the stopper, Logic (sorry i can't spell your name!) who made the safaris so good.

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Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi N_L796, we are really glad that you loved your time with us so much. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

Johannesburg
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Accommodation was luxurious, food was superb (especially for those with food issues); the game drives were excellent. Our ranger Franco was exceptionally knowledgeable and our tracker Lodrick seemed to have a 6th sense for the game. I would recommend this for a short stay to experience a real bush safari.

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Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi ESP-JHB, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much and would love to hose you again soon!

Conifer, Colorado
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Waterbuck Game Lodge was the highlight of my recent trip to South Africa! Being the trip of a lifetime and most likely my only chance to see African animals in their habitat, I put a lot of research into finding the right place for my daughter and I to stay. I was advised to choose carefully as some “safari”...

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Ian T, Owner at Waterbuck Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rileys-gk, we are very happy that you loved your time with us so much, we'd love to see you again soon!

Encinitas, California
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Our family took over Waterbuck lodge for 4 days. We felt so fortunate to stay in this luxurious place and to have Hanes and Anita take care of us. The game drives were fantastic and we saw more than we could have imagined. A leopard hunt and being charged by elephants was a highlight. The food was delicious and our...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

If I could give this place 6 stars I would!! It was an outstanding experience!! We saw so many animals including the big five! Franco and Lodrick are so knowledgeable about the animals and great at tracking them down! Franco is very friendly and always made us feel comfortable. I never worried about my safety because these guys know what...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Now if you want a grand intimate safari experience - this is the place to go. Fabulous people food and atmosphere. We saw everything and with only 4 homes for guests it was really a bonding opportunity. we had a blast over dinners and chatted non-stop over breakfast and lunch. Awesome!!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautifully set on a large watering hole deep in the African bush this amazing lodge awaits your arrival. There are 4 individually set rooms spaced generously apart with a welcoming central lodge area. This area has a bar, lounge, swimming pool and a deck overlooking the waterhole. It is truly a little piece of paradise.Safari's (Game drives) are conducted morning and evening giving our guests a good chance of seeing Africa's famous "Big 5" as well as numerous other species of fauna and floura. These are conducted by extremely knowledgeable and friendly guides anxious to make your experience unforgettable.Please read the comments of our guests below, their words are the best reflection we can give on the experience. Look forward to hosting your African safari experience soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterbuck Game Lodge

Address: Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $869 - $975 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterbuck Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Room 4 has a view of the watering hole. However the activity tends to be early morning or dusk, when you are out on the game drive anyway.”
406douglasm, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are only 4 rooms. Room 4 is closest to the watering hole.”
997janines, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“every room is a good room”
andovarian, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent.”
ESP-JHB, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are similar. Large king size bed, outdoor and indoor shower, bathtub. Large verandah”
PaulPauwen, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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