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Kololo Game Reserve

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at Kololo Game Reserve for 6 nights and it was never enough! This is a must visit! Service from Front Desk, to Housekeeping to Restaurant is amazing! Kololo is situated in the bush, out of the hustle and bustle of the city life. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Meals are great with a good complement of...

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Thank you for your view. Great to hear your enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to welcome you back again someday! Kind Regards, Kololo Game Reserve

Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip was really worth it. only the road to the lodge was a bit hard. you need to be very careful at some points. The lodge was very nice, nice views and we really enjoyed the walk and the mtb trip in the park. It makes it very special the see the animals very close.

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Thank you for your reveiw. The Bakkers Pass road is very scenic but on this road you should indeed drive slower than a normal tarred road. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed mountainbiking on Kololo. Kind Regards, Kololo Game Reserve

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite a rough drive over an unpaved road (I think they could mention it on the website) we arrived in a haven of peace. Welcomed by fantastic staff with a wet cloth, a drink and nice explanation of the site, we immediately embarked on one of the free game drives on the property. The driver was very entertaining and helpful....

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Thank you for your review. We will take your feedback into account to improve our serve and provide each guest with a a once in a lifetime African wildlife experience! Kind Regards, Kololo Game Reserve

Lephalale, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was thoroughly impressed with the reserve and quality of service. Location and accommodation are beautiful. Really suggest that you go for a proper walk through the park. Road to the reserve is a bit rough, not requiring a 4x4, but not ideal for a low clearance vehicle.

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Thank you for your review and your kind words. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards, Kirsten Jansen

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay @Kololo but we expeted more of it. The price is too high for what you get. The rooms and breakfast are wonderful but dinner is just ok. Nothing special. Game drives on Kololo are very good, but the Welgevonden game drive could be better. We don't mind not seeing the animals, cause that's how it...

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Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you expected more. It's unfortunate that you didn't report your concen to us during you stay. We strive to give guests a wonderful experience that will for ever stay in your thoughts. Personal attention to every guest is very import for us, sorry to hear you didn't experience it as...

Rotterdam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Child friendly, great staff. Exploring Kololo by bike is adventurous, especially when you get lost and the sun sets. The rangers out for our search and rescue quickly found us! Tip: take a phone and flashlight with you. Maybe the map and directions on the tracks could be a bit more clear, but then again, you are not cycling through...

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Thank you for your review. If you stay on the paths and follow the signs on route, the chance of getting lost is very small. Unfortunately we only have cell phone coverage at the reception. If you would like take a means of communication with you, we can provide you with a radio at receptions. Luckily we were able to...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I totally loved this lodge staff is very friendly and my bed was crispy clean. Also liked the park and environment and our rangers! So I hope to come back with my family a party of 6 so I can enjoy this great lodge together with them.

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It would be wonderfull if you could come and visit with your family, just let as know when you would like to visit! Kind Regards, Kololo Game Reserve

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I couldn't recommend Kololo enough! We took our 15 month son with us here and everyone was so welcoming, particularly with Ted our son. The game drives were outstanding and being able to take Ted with us was fantastic! We stayed in the Fish Eagle lodge which had spectacular views and we saw a lot of animals whilst eating our...

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Thank you for your review. We enjoyed accommodating you and your family and are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The Bakkerspas can be a bit tricky at some points, but luckily they do maintenance on a regular basis. kind regards, Kololo Game Reserve.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location we had the family unit up the hill with fantastic view, beautiful stars at night around the fire and great fun riding the bikes around the reserve seeing baby giraffes and all the other animals. The big 5 park is right next door so very easy access. Saw a cheetah chasing waterbuck within minutes of driving in there!

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Thank you for your review. What an amazing sighting! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Kind Regards, Kololo Game Reserve

Vaalwater
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything just special and funny. Accommodation at Fish Eagle fantastic. Bikes really enjoyable on the tracks even with a baby one on a baby seat. Horse riding and big five just behind the corner. Animals explained with passion. Just the wifi coverage not perfect from the chalets and the restaurant.

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Sorry to hear you had some problems with the wifi. We are in the bush so wifi coverage is not Always optimal at the chalets. Wifi is also available in the restaurant and reception. Kind Regards, Kololo game reserve

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kololo Game Reserve is situated in the beautiful province of Limpopo, South Africa, in the heart of the Waterberg biosphere. Vast, peaceful and incredibly beautiful, this is a fascinating destination with a rich cultural legacy and natural splendour.A malaria-free area, child friendly and home to a large variety of game, Kololo is a perfect safari destination. Visit neighbouring reserve Welgevonden Game Reserve (of which Kololo is also part) and view the Big 5 - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo - or enjoy a sneak preview over the fence, from the comfort of your chalet at Kololo.Kololo has its own gate near the reception, which provides direct access to Welgevonden Game Reserve. Kololo therefore has a unique concept: the Big 5 and accommodation in a luxurious, comfortable lodge where only the safe wildlife roams free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kololo Game Reserve

Address: Bakkerspas, Vaalwater 0530, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
Price Range: $180 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kololo Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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