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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

The greeting crew included Hannes picking us up in our open air Safari vehicle and an enormous Giraffe. Immediately we were stunned with the beauty of this magical place. Waterbuck is a hidden gem and I hope it remains this wonderful for lifetimes to come. The accommodations are perfect and extremely comfortable. Huge King size bed, indoor/outdoor shower, large deck... More 

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Italy
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

We spent three enjoyable nights at the Waterbuck Lodge. We arrived at the nice lodge entry arcade, gracefully greeted by the friendly manager Anita and the lodge reception staff. We were lucky to be given the suite overlooking the pond with the open deck with the view over the seasonal pond, where buffalos and the warthogs were standing right there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Stayed here at the end of March 2016. Booked through a travel agent and did not know what to expect, but this place was AMAZING. Elia is such a great, caring, and incredibly knowledgeable guide. Sanle is super nice. Lodrik is a great tracker. We saw the the big 5 and more in our short two night stay here! This... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We took all four cottages for 7 adults and 2 young children for six nights. Anita and Hannes were outstanding hosts - friendly and very professional. Food was plentiful and excellent. Hannes led the game drives and was very knowledgeable. Being there for 6 days meant we weren't rushing every day but could get into a good rhythm. Our two... More 

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1 Thank rob d
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

We have just returned from 4 nights at the Waterbuck Game Lodge. What a fabulous experience. We are a family of 5 (youngest 17 yrs) and all absolutely loved our time there. The Lodge itself was extremely comfortable and well cared for. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly relaxed whilst there. The food was fantastic and very... More 

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Hampton-in-Arden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We were so lucky to have stayed at the Waterbuck game Lodge for 3 nights. Having never been on safari before, I was viewing this part of our trip to SA as an 'experience', rather than something I was actually looking forward to. How wrong I was! The whole set up at Waterbuck means you can't fail to be impressed... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Waterbuck came highly recommended by a dear friend and thankfully we listened. Hannes was an amazing tour guide, fantastic host and overall someone that you would like to call a friend. He patiently answered all our questions, some that might have been a bit inane but he was was patient. He had a great sense of humour and overall found... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

It goes without saying if you travel the world from Alaska to Australia that after a decade you're still surprised to find a hidden gem, it must be something special. That's the Waterbuck Game Lodge for sure! Not only the hospitality of Hannes, Anita and their team but the knowledge and persistance of our ranger Elia and tracker Loderick are... More 

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1 Thank TomWildenburg
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We stayed at Waterbuck Lodge for 3 nights in December 2015 over the Christmas holiday with 4 other friends. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was absolutely amazing! We were greeted right away with a sparkling cocktail, escorted to each of our own cabins (there are only 4 on the property and we occupied 3... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

We spent 4 nights at Waterbuck Lodge in September. We were lucky to be allocated Lodge 4 which looks out over the water hole. It was great to relax in the afternoon and keep an eye on the wildlife coming to have a drink. Our lodge was very spacious and had everything we needed and was kept clean and tidy... More 

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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: $731 - $954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterbuck Game Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“All rooms are similar. Large king size bed, outdoor and indoor shower, bathtub. Large verandah”
 of 5 bubbles PaulPauwen, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“every bungalow is amazing you will be pleased no matter where you are. you will also have the most amazing nights sleep”
 of 5 bubbles ateamsquared, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 has views over the dam”
 of 5 bubbles 235robd, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“There are only four rooms, all separate so every room is great.”
 of 5 bubbles 5jackb, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the room overlooking the watering hole. Watching for animals from your decking area is a great way to relax in between game drives.”
 of 5 bubbles laurensY6448RR, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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