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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the lodge for a week in November. It's located about a 3 hour drive for Johanesbuorg, the last hour of which is on an unsurfaced road. The lodges themselves are spacious and, whilst not 5 star, are perfectly adequate and kept spotlessly clean by the staff. Just be careful not to leave a door or window open...

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Burnet, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff and the facility exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend this facility and the tour opportunities. Got to see 4 of the Big Five and appreciate the planning and work done by the host/guide, Jan. The room was very comfortable and spacious and had a great view.

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful lodge at Lakeside in the game reserve with the wilderness right outside your door. Kind och serviceminded staff, good food, service and cleanliness. We stayed only two nights, but at least one night more would have increased total experience.

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Dear 768ejap Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the wildlife and friendly service. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to get late availability for 2 couples just after New Year. Absolutely stunning setting, good quality spacious accommodation, and friendly staff. Our Ranger (Jan) was the perfect host; knowledgeable, witty, and skilled at tracking the many varied animals on the reserve. A particular highlight was getting up close to a pride of energetic lions, and over the course of...

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Dear John W Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the breathtaking views, wildlife and friendly service. We will pass on your message to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had wonderful visit to Entabeni - the setting was stunning, the accommodation was simple and comfortable, the lodge was welcoming and friendly. The game drives were absolutely fantastic! We saw everything we had hoped to see, apart from the elusive leopard who was not spotted... The game rangers join you at your table so you get to find out...

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Dear Valued Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Lakeside Lodge. We are happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the team's hospitality, the accommodation, scenery as well as the game drives. We will definitely pass on your comments to the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you and your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reserve is found in the lush green Waterberg mountains, and is naturally very beautiful, but unfortunately the lodge does not do this setting justice. The lodge rooms have been mostly renovated, but we were not lucky enough to stay in the better accommodation, we were given the older dark dingy rooms, 300 steps away from reception, at the same...

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Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

None of my expectations were met - THEY WERE ALL EXCEEDED!!! Every single aspect was far more than I ever could have imagined or even dreamed possible. My cabin home was cozy and restful - as was the entire lodge. The food at each and every meal was delicious and plentiful, and the service so very kind. The wifi was...

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Dear yourtourguy444 Thank you for sharing your amazing safari experience with us. We are heartened to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the safaris, accommodation, food and hospitality. We have passed on your message to Jimmy, KK and the rest of the Lakeside Team and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I enjoyed my stay at Entabeni, it was really a relaxed getaway. Perfect, breathtaking views, very secluded area and friendly staff. It was great being so close to the wild, it was absolutely amazing seeing buck roaming so freely.

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Dear nonim25 Thank you for sharing your experience at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the breathtaking views, wildlife and friendly service. We hope to welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing getaway.

Scotland
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We travelled from Scotland to Johannesburg via London Heathrow then on Entebeni Lakeside Resort. The journey was long but worth it. We are given room 72 which was not one of the best views but honestly we were so busy that we never really had the time to take in the view. We regularly were awakened at 5.30am to go...

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Dear Scotlandsgreyhair Thank you very much for sharing your best Safari yet with us! We are thrilled to read about your experience and appreciate you mentioning the staff members that made your stay extra special. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Marco, Jimmy, Given and the rest of the Lakeside Team. We look forward to welcoming...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stayed at Lakeside Lodge recently on a Saga trip. The overnight flight and long transfer - with rough road surfaces for the last part - were quite challenging. Our room (64) wasn't really ready and certainly not like the 'management pictures' but was OK after a bit of attention. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Buffet meals...

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Dear Asox Thank you for taking the time to share you Big 5 safari holiday at Lakeside Lodge with us. We are thrilled to read about your wonderful experience at the lodge as well as your many animal sightings. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Given and the rest of the Lakeside Team and hope to...

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Additional Information about Lakeside Lodge

Address: Sterkrivier Rd | Upper Escarpment, Entabeni Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Entabeni Game Reserve
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Lakeside Hotel Entabeni Game Reserve
Lakeside Lodge South Africa/Entabeni Game Reserve
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“Only problem was a lack of water on two occasions where we could not shower or flush the commodes. Service and cleanliness were super.”
 of 5 bubbles marjorieb64, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with perfect view and porge to the wilderness...”
 of 5 bubbles 768ejap, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A few things kept me awake at night: Monkeys bouncing on the roof. A rogue hippo foraging for dinner outside me door. The extreme brightness of the full moon. And those noisy crickets!!! On a more practical note, the room had no heat or AC - only a ceiling fan and fire place. I was there during a mild weather period and all was well, but it could be uncomfortable if temps were extreme.”
 of 5 bubbles yourtourguy444, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not go any higher than room 54 if you prefer a good view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Scotlandsgreyhair, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Block with room 53 was excellent, nearest to facilities and with an excellent view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles BarbadosGwendoline, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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