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Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve

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Nambiti Conservancy, Ladysmith, South Africa
Lions Valley Lodge Private Game Reserve
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

It was my first competition i won to stay @ lions valley lodge...one word to describe it MAGICAL!!!! The staff are so amazing....Charles always made sure we were comfortable & relaxed...Nolan was so friendly & made us feel welcomed hes Game drives were awesome! The food is sooooo deeeeelicious....!!!

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I travelled here for a weekend getaway. Absolutely beautiful surroundings, warm and friendly service and the best rangers ever!Food was divine also. Highly recommended to all couples. The Nguni suite is fantastic!Loved it!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff from the Kitchen to the rangers were fantastic. They all worked as a team which showed in the service! Great Food! Nolan our ranger was one of the best we've ever had. Highly recommend! The Bird Chalet was great - Two Baths and Two Showers, Complimentary Sherry in the room, fireplace - wonderful.

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there in May 2015 and we had an absolutely fantastic time. The staff was super friendly, the room was beautiful and the food was great. There is a water hole in front of the lodge so you could see game without even leaving the patio and we saw beautiful game on ou game drives. Our stay was just... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience. Luxury accommodation with huge rooms, a fire place, his and hers baths, showers with a view and a lounge area. The service was top notch and the food was exceptional - I think some of the best deserts we have eaten in years. And then the game drives... Wow. Lion cubs playing, elephants with baby elephant,... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the ultra luxurious Romance Suite for 4 nights for our honeymoon. My gosh it was wonderful from the start. Every single person from cleaner, to hostess (Audrey) to chef to waiter to game ranger (Greg), all were so friendly and inviting, and very knowledgeable. The food was so divine, for every meal! We saw... More 

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

Hi Mrs Stacey Smith Thank you very much for your very positive and wonderful review on your honeymoon visit to Lions Valley Lodge. We are always happy to hear that a guest has enjoyed the facilities, food and staff and that your game viewing was also good too. We do hope that you can visit us again soon. (Perhaps when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best Safari I have ever been too and I am from South Africa.. loved the intimacy of the location the privacy of the Safari location. Most importantly loved the attention, service and patronage of the staff.. our every need was met by the wonderful staff from the day we arrived to when we left...the most fun part was our... More 

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

Hi DaxitaR Thank you for your positive and wonderful review on Lions Valley Lodge. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience there so much and that the service from the staff was so good. We do hope to see you there again very soon. Kind Regards Cheryl Felt More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner stayed at Lions Valley over a weekend. From the moment Gregg met us at the gate and took us to the lodge (the transfer itself is a mini game drive) to the moment we were dropped off, we could not fault the service from all the close knit team. From Mary's delicious cooking to Joe's fantastic... More 

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

Hi Escape Marketing London Thanks for your very enjoyable review on the lodge. We certainly take pride in the fact that our staff do go the extra mile to make each guests stay at the lodge a very enjoyable and happy one and that they look after the guests well. We do hope that you can make a return visit... More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location,warm hospitality,professional service, phenomenal food,close encounters with the big 5- watching playful lion cubs, and a magnificent elephant drinking from the swimming pool, were highlights. Highly recommended.

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

Hi 137LAB Thank you for your very nice, positive review on Lions Valley Lodge. We certainly take pride in our lodge, as well as the staff and the location of the lodge. We do hope that you can visit us again soon in the near future. Kind Regards Cheryl Felt More 

Johannesburg
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another absolutely awesome stay at Lions Valley Lodge! The management and staff are without a doubt what makes this lodge so special - everyone is attentive to their guests' every need, without being intrusive. From the first welcome, we feel like we have come home - Adri & Greg are always available (as management should be!), Robyn and the rest... More 

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

Hi EstelleH621 Thank you for your very nice review on Lions Valley Lodge. We really do appreciate getting such a wonderful review and feedback and are always glad to hear that our amazing staff are appreciated for the extra mile that they all go towards making our guests stay a very pleasant and happy one, and you are so right... More 

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