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Reviewed 24 September 2017

An excellent place to experience your first game drives. Very friendly staff and excellent driver and tracker (JP and Caswell) who made the whole experience memorable and something that we will want to do again. Accommodation was comfortable with AC, great veranda and shower to wash away the dust! Food was excellent and plentiful.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sue D
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

What agreat experience we had at Gomo Gomo ! J.P. and Caswell were terrific at locating the animals day and night. We saw the Big Five close up plus many more exciting animals such as the Honey Badger and wild dogs. The accommodation was excellent and all the staff were friendly and happy. Cannot speak too highly of Gomo Gomo !

Stayed: September 2017
Thank _jsexton1838
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

For a beginner yes it was a lovely place to stay . Staff very polite and friendly made you feel very welcome considering how young they all were . Food was lovely, would like to thank Tyrone,Wener , Dominic , and Enslen for looking after us and giving us our first experience of a safari.
Many thanks Helen Hunter England . Stayed 10/9/17 till 13/09/17

Thank Helen H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

My wife and I stayed for 4 nights in Gomo Gomo as part of our honeymoon in August, and from the time we arrived in the afternoon on the Friday, until the time we left on the Tuesday afternoon, it was an experience we won't ever forget.

This review is 100% subjective - my opinion - I can't speak for any other person other than myself so please keep that in mind.

We flew into Hoedspruit and got a transfer from the airport to the lodge. From what people were saying to us when we arrived, the drive from Jo'Burg to Klaserie is definitely worth doing so that's on the list for next time.

From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel at home - Carina who met us at the front of the lodge, Tayrin who helped us get set up in our room, Enslin who had lunch with us - all were extremely friendly, and that continued on for the entire duration of our stay.

We went for our first game drive that evening with our ranger JP, and it didn't disappoint. About 15 minutes into the drive we stopped so that a herd of 30/35 elephants could pass by, some only a couple of metres from the jeep. I was completely blown away - never experienced anything like that before! That kick started a very interesting drive which ended with us driving very quickly to see a leopard!

On each game drive we stopped for drinks and snacks - coffee in the morning, beer in the evening - it's quite something to have a beer watching the beautiful sunset, with the Drakensberg mountain range in the distance. Unreal!

The food in the lodge was excellent - gorgeous breakfasts, tasty lunches, three course dinners, all prepared by the wonderful kitchen staff there. Aoife and I are not picky eaters and love trying different foods so we didn't mind at all that the menu was set for us. Still thinking about the chocolate brownie!

We really enjoyed staying up for a little while each night after dinner and having some drinks at the bar. For the nights that we were there JP, Damien, Carina, and Tayrin all stuck around after dinner to chat. We got on so well with them and it added so much to the whole trip.

Our ranger JP was/is an absolute legend! He worked so ridiculously hard on every drive and we got to see so much because of that. He could spot things and tell us what was happening in the blink of an eye. Lions, vultures, rhinos, hippos, honey badgers... All of the drivers worked extremely well together, and we benefited from it. [Mind your head coming back into the lodge if you're in the back of the jeep :-)]

Our private lodge was so lovely too. Comfy bed, spacious bathroom, clean. Lovely view of the watering hole (another highlight - seeing a herd of steenbok, or elephants, come to have a drink while you're relaxing in the afternoon is quite something).

Long review and it doesn't even do our stay justice. We would go back here in a heartbeat - absolutely loved it!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This place is a gem. The effort put in by the rangers is unstinting, their knowledge is so far ranging- special thanks to Damien and Werner. All the staff at the lodge are very friendly and always willing to help. The setting around the waterhole is fantastic and keeps you entertained when not on the safari drives. Hope to be back some day.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Susan L
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