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Nambiti Conservancy, Ladysmith, South Africa
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Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Durban SA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very impressed with the Lions Valley Private Reserve at Nambiti and would highly recommend it . We saw the big 5 and more on the first day and had an amazing experience with an Elephant at the resort drinking from the pool. We have stayed before at Phinda and would say that this is comparable or even better... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi RobL Many thanks for the lovely review on Lions Valley Lodge and the Nambiti Private Game Reserve. It is always good when guests enjoy their game drives and see as much as you seem to have seen because then your whole experience becomes a good one and not just the accommodation, service and food which is served at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone at Lions Valley Lodge make your stay there unforgettable! The rooms are amazing...I have stayed in Nguni and Africa suites and they are truly home away from home. Just luxury at its best! The game viewing is to die for...followed 3 majestic male lions for ages...the elephants who came up to the Lodge's swimming pool for a drink was... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Miss Molly Thank you so much for your wonderful review on Lions Valley Lodge. It sounds like you had some awesome sightings and that these were really enjoyable. We are always happy to know that guests enjoy the magnificent suites and their views and the lovely big king size beds. Please don't wait too long before you come and... More

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the best place in the world.The rooms are furnished beautifully .Stayed in the bird room which has a great view of a waterhole and is close to the Main Lodge. Game drives are approx 3hours and are a lot of fun .We saw Elephant ,Lion ,Hippo,Giraffe and lots of buck and Zebra.Close up photo opportunities were around each corner... More

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Cheryl F, Guest Relations Manager at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Scubaluvr Thank you so much for your very informative and good feedback on Lions Valley Lodge. We pleased that you enjoyed the Bird Suite and the surrounds and that your game viewing was good. It is always good for the staff at the lodge to know that they are making the guests stay an informative and interesting one. We... More

Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was taken to this private game reserve while on South Africa for a business trip in April 2012. We were all given our own rooms. Each room is a separate building. Some are a golf buggy ride away while others were walking distance. (Note: The hosts will walk / gold buggy you to your room if you are a... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Fiona Thank you so much for your lovely review on Lions Valley Lodge. It is always good to get feedback, and especially such positive feedback from happy guests. We at Lions Valley Lodge are always striving our best to make each guests stay at the lodge a very happy and satisfying one. We do hope to see you at... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We travel a lot and have been to a lot of places. Lions Valley Lodge is really special. It exceeded all our expectations! Everything was just perfect, from the exciting safari rides to the dinners by the fireplace and everything in between. From the moment we arrived at the Lodge, we could feel that the staff really care about their... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your very informative and positive review on Lions Valley Lodge. We always enjoy hearing about guests enjoyable experiences at the lodge and it is always good to hear when your experiences of the actual reserve and the animal viewings have been good too. We certainly look forward to hearing from you again soon and hope that... More

Gillitts, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

We have just spend three nights at LVL between the 28th April and the 01 May. The accommodation is superb, the staff friendly and the setting beautiful. Charles, Joe, and Nolan were exceptional hosts and made our time there special and relaxing. The cuisine however was in our opinion not anywhere near 5 star standards, even though a little more... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Carl. Thank you for your review above and your comments regarding the cuisine being offered to guests at the lodge, especially with regard to non meat eaters. We will definitely be looking at alternative meal options in the future and are sorry that you were disappointed in this regard. We are glad that you found the accommodation of a... More

Durban
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was our second visit to Lions Valley, this time taking our son and his girlfriend who were visiting from the UK. The staff are so helpful and obliging,always a smile. Nothing was too much trouble and the accommodation is beautiful,each room with a different theme. The only downside we had was with our ranger.He was extremly knowledgable but we... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review of Lions Valley Lodge. It is always good to get feedback of any type for us to be able to work on the positives and the negatives in our business in order to give a better service to our guests. We will look at how the rangers interact with their guests on their game... More

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I was one of Lions Valley's first guests on their opening weekend 5 years ago. 22 or 23 visits later and I still keep coming back. To truly appreciate the lodge, you should stay for 2 nights, but 1 night is still enough to experience the magic that there is to offer. I have had 3 night trips and 5... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Lakota. Thank you once again for your lovely review on the lodge. Your track record with us is awesome, it says it all!!! (24 or so trips to the lodge!!!) We are always glad to get an enquiry from you or your friends to stay at the lodge and look forward to hearing your reviews. Hope you enjoyed your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Beautiful accommodation in the Romance Suite. Excellent cuisine. Finest hospitality at the main lodge. Superb game drives. Definitely going back. The staff were very knowledgeable about all facets concerning the lodge and game.

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your lovely review on Lions Valley Lodge. We are always glad to get such good reviews and also that you are looking forward to visiting us again in the near future. Kind regards Cheryl F More

durham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed here for two nights and were blown away by the accommodation. Each suite is decorated on a different theme ( romance and Africa were our favourites) and are HUGE. Each suite has twin bathtubs, twin indoor and outdoor showers and a massive verandah with views to die for. This reserve provided the best game viewing we have ever had.... More

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Cheryl F, Director of Sales at Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your very positive and informative review on Lions Valley Lodge. We are also glad that your game viewing was good and that you saw lots of game. We look forward to having you visit us again in the near future. Kind regards Cheryl F More

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Address: Nambiti Conservancy, Ladysmith, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ladysmith

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An exclusive, Malaria-free Big Five Private game lodge situated on the Nambiti Private Game Reserve in Ladysmith, Kwa Zulu Natal. It is geared for utimate relaxation and indulgence of wild life and natural surroundings of the bushveld. Visitors are accommodated in exlusive suites offering maximum privacy. There is a wealth of interesting activities for visitors to participate in. It is situated close to nearby historic battlefields and trips can be arranged. There are bush braais and fishing in the dams. Guests who want to unwind can lazw the day at the pool deck which overlooks the waterhole. Try succumbing to a massage by one of our trained therapists. Lions Valley Lodge offers a unique setting for corporate or team-building breakaways and conferences whilst being surrounded by the spectular sights and sounds of the African Bushveld. ... more   less 
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