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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 31 May 2016

GOOD oerall experience Friendliness of staff Location was awesome Need to improve evening bush ride time by 1 hr Need to consider food with provision of HALAL for tourists from sub-continent (India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka) Wifi connectivity need to improve a lot, with provision in the Chalets

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 499syedf, Thank you for choosing Bongani Mountain Lodge as your Safari destination, and for taking of your valuable time to post your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and your comments re the Food and Wifi have been given careful consideration. We hope to meet you back here again in the future. Warm Regards...

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The accommodation, food and Staff were of a high standard. The Game Drives around the Bongani Game Reserve were the highlights of the week. The lodge is in the mountain area and you need to be taken up a mountain track which all part of the adventure.

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear B2180UXgregoryd Thank you for staying at Bongani and posting your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and agree that Game Drives are always such a highlight here. Looking forward to seeing you back here again soon Warm Bongani Regards The Team at Bongani

Bridport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

WONDERFUL - I cannot recommend this place highly enough, the staff were very friendly and made you feel so welcome, the guides, spotters and trackers were extremely informative with a passion for the animals, the lodges were beautiful and the food was very good. For anyone thinking of going on safari, this is the place. I cannot wait to return...

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear karen h, Thank you for visiting Bongani Mountain Lodge and for posting such a wonderful review, that team greatly appreciates it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Safari experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Warm Bongani Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing! Staff were so friendly and helpful, the grounds were well kept and clean, food was delicious and the game drives were incredible! Off the beaten track but that's what makes it amazing- in the middle of the bush! A must stay!!

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Dear Kieta P, Thank you for experiencing Bongani Mountain Lodge and for posting such a wonderful review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, this is the teams highest reward. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Best Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Loved our stay at Bongani Mountain Lodge. Will be back. They offer the best game drives ever. Mtunzi and Patrick are the best, and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, from animal and plant right up to the stars and planets. Loved our room and had a beautiful view. Food was well prepared and tasty. Thanks Liz and Dana

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Dear 444liz, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to post such an amazing review. It is always so rewarding for the team when we receive such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Best Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was literally an overnight stay on business, so I cannot comment on the game drive experience. The area claims to be malaria free on top of the mountain, but I got munched by mozzies at the welcome gate. The staff are tremendous - really helpful, courteous and friendly. Arrival and checkout were superbly organised with a maximum of help...

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PookeyPretoria, Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and for taking the time to post your review. Your comments re the rooms looking tired are noted and we have already dealt with the items mentioned. We look forward to welcoming you back here in the near future Best Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Hamburg
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Unfortunately we only stayed for one night at Bongani Mountain Lodge; for full picture of it you should stay for at least 3 nights. After a very hard and rough approach road the Lodge itselve is situated on plain level with a fantastic environments. The facilities are all very good and the rooms are very well equipped and the hospitality...

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Dear Steve_HH Thank you for posting your review of your stay at Bongani Mountain Lodge, and we definitely agree that one should stay at least 3 nights here to get the complete experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back here for a longer stay in the future. Best Regards...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

The trip from the Gatehouse to the hotel was an introduction to a South African Massage, one which would be repeated on every Jeep Safari. We were fortunate to have 2 excellent Tracker/Rangers(Aaron & Phumlani) who both were very helpful, knowledgeable, humorous and capable of taking and giving of banter between all on the Jeep Safari. Every trip they would...

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Dear Yocky8713, Thank you for choosing Bongani as your Safari destination and for your wonderful review. We are in total agreement with how amazing it is to experience Africa's Big 5 so close and personal. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon Best Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Overveen
Reviewed 19 March 2016

located on top of a rock with beautiful view, this is a place to unwind. The game drive drove us right next to a few lions relaxing after their lunchtime... At night you will be escorted from your room to the main building to ensure your safety ;-).

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Dear Elsbart, Thank you for choosing Bongani Mountain Lodge as you Safari Destination, and for taking of your valuable time to review us, it is greatly appreciated. Bongani truly has amazing views, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Pune, India
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The staff is sooo very helpful . As we were in a group they took the time and effort to make Indian food for us. We were able to spot the lions, and saw a cheetah go for the kill, loads of zebras, giraffe, elephants and lots of wild life to see. However, keep in mind that this is not...

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Dear Seemagoves, Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and for your wonderful review. The staff really appreciate it when their hard work is rewarded by getting such an amazing review. Your point re the raincoats/ponchos is noted and we are in the process of replacing all of them. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon Warm...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the spirit of Africa and feel at one with the great African explorers and hunters of yesteryear as you step into this magnificent Mountain Lodge. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range and surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the African bushveld. Here you can connect back to a more simple life amidst the tranquillity of nature and the culture and history of this fascinating area. Take a trip here and you'll feel rejuvenated as you immerse yourself into the pulse of nature and luxury. Unspoiled beauty, warm and friendly hospitality make Bongani Mountain Lodge a favourite destination for both local and international travellers. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated at 745m above sea level in the middle of the magnificent Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the South Western border of Kruger National Park. We have a total of 38 rooms. 9 Of which are joined via a small passage which ensures that families can be close. While the remaining 20 suites offer greater privacy as well as King size beds, bath, indoor and outdoor showers, and all the ammenities one would expect from a luxury Lodge. Our Rates include: accomodation and all meals, daily game drive plus transfers within the reserve to and from our welcome. Rates exclude: Conservation fees, alcohol and soft drinks and all other items of a personal nature. ... more   less 

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Address: Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park | Off the N4 between Nelspruit and Kaapmuiden, Matsulu 1295, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Matsulu
Price Range: $529 - $643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bongani Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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