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Stokesley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Absolutely fantastic. Our first ever safari which has been a great experience. All the staff were friendly and polite. Welcome drinks on arrival and after evening safaris. Food great and enjoyable. Relaxed atmosphere with only 4 guest lodges but the staff made sure things worked like clockwork especially our rAnger Franco. Franco and our tracker, Lodrick, were both very knowledgable...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in a game reserve is one of the top choices for tourists in the Kruger area. Anyway most of the choices are really expensive... We chose the Waterbuck because it was more similar to our standard and really liked it. The drive with the ranger were beautiful and interesting. Our room was very nice, with a great view on...

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Le Morne
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Before our stay in Thornybush We stayed 2 nights in Kruger National Park and thought we've seen it all - But Hannes and the all the amazing and so professional crew in Waterbuck Lodge showed us other wise.. In a short visit of 2 nights we managed to see all the big 5 and from the closest range you can...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Just returned from two days at Waterbuck with my husband and two sons (ages 16 and 19). We had rooms 3 and 4. The rooms are gorgeous and private. With a terrace overlooking the bush, an enormous bathroom with a tub surrounded by windows overlooking the bush and an indoor and outdoor shower. The shared areas were comfortable and beautiful...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have been on a few safaris in South Africa and hands down this was one of the best experiences I have had. Hannes is the most knowledgable guide I have safaried with. He not only knows about all of the animals, but he also knows all about the plants and how to track animals. I was fortunate enough to...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Waterbuck is a small (8 pax) property. Accommodation is spacious, comfortable and offers the usual amenities one would find in a private game lodge. There are no unnecessary frills however. Hosts Hannes and Anita are outstanding and competent. Lodrick our tracker was really good too. The southern part of Thornybush offers good game viewing despite the drought. The quality of...

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San Diego, California
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...

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Italy
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...

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Los Angeles, California
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...

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London, United Kingdom
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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: $873 - $971 (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 excellent.”
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“All rooms are similar. Large king size bed, outdoor and indoor shower, bathtub. Large verandah”
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“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
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