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Bongani Mountain Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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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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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

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

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

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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We spent 3 days at the Bongani Lodge, Had a fantastic time, Made even more enjoyable by the fantastic staff who are always keen and eager to help. Our game drives both morning and evening were made even more special by Simmion our guide and driver who,s knowledge of the animals and game reserve were faultless. we would highly recommend...

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Dear glennandstacey, Thank you for choosing us for your Safari experience and for taking of your wonderful time to submit such an amazing review, it is highly appreciated. It is always so rewarding for our team when guests are appreciative of the tremendous effort put in. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Warm Regards The Team at...

Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I visited Bongani in 2013. It was the very first bush experience I had and I loved it. Since then I've visited the bush every 6 months and always vouched to return to Bongani. But what a disappointment! We stayed from 26-28 Feb. The only good service we received was during the welcome and check in process. When we arrived...

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Dear Saadia K, Thank you for staying at Bongani and taking of your valuable time to review us. Your feedback is very important to us and we take negative feedback very seriously indeed. We are saddened to hear of your bad experience as this is most uncommon at Bongani (as most of our reviews would suggest), and please accept our...

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We booked this week-long stay at Bongani thru AfricaSafari and can be summed up by one word, BRILLIANT ! A half hour drive 'off road' brings you to this magical place, situated amid the Mthethomusha Game Reserve, a proper paradise indeed. The lodge in which we were accommodated was spacious and clean complete with a king-size bed, bath and in/outdoor...

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Dear steve b, Thank you for taking your valuable time to write such a wonderful review about your visit to Bongani Mountain Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Wishing you all the very best The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Vlaams-brabant
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Our stay at Bongani Mountain lodge was brilliant. The road towards the welcome center was already adventureous. We were warmly welcomed by Noel who drove us on a bumpy but scenic road towards Bongani Mountain Lodge whic is only reachable by 4x4. We felt like kings droven by our own driver enjoying the phantastic scenery below us. At Bongani Mountain...

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Dear FVHVlaams_Brabant, Thank you for choosing Bongani Mountain Lodge as your Safari Destination and for your wonderfully detailed review it is highly appreciated by the team here. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Attended a two day work conference at Bongani Mountain Lodge. It's an idyllic location tucked away in the mountains with a beautiful view of the reserve. The rooms were extremely luxurious, the food delicious and the staff incredibly friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this destination to anyone wanting to experience the African bush.

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Dear dhorwitzsa Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and for your wonderful review, it is most appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience, and look forward to welcoming you back here in the near future. Best Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Two nights and 3 days, work during the day, bush walks and drives in the morning and evenings. The staff were unreal !! Noel and Robson were brilliant. The single chalets were very good Accomodation. Be warned though the inter leading chalets don't have baths in the bathrooms (minor issue which we were adequately warned of).

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Dear Eldon B Thank you for choosing to stay at Bongani Mountain Lodge. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us, and thank you for your great review. We will pass on your compliments to Noel and Robson. Wishing you the very best The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very nice location. Excellent rangers with Paul,and Wonder Boy! Rondavel huts nice and clean but need more technical survey in detail. Some items like water taps and door locks a bit run down and shaky. Restaurant staff depending on the day sometimes unattentive and a bit lazy, sometimes perfect. Very small Wine list. Food not to our expectations, but this...

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Dear georggoetzelmann, Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and taking of your valuable time to review our property. We take our guest feedback very seriously and please be assured that the items you have brought to our attention will receive our immediate attention. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon Best Regards The Team at Bongani...

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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: $399 - $609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bongani Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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