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Esiweni Lodge

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Nambiti Private Game Reserve | Elandslaagte, Ladysmith 3371, South Africa
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Paris, France
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time we had the chance to go to Esiweni Lodge . This place has something sacred , that soothes the soul. A breathtaking view , very comfortable rooms , a real rest. A parenthesis in our urban lives , active and stressed. The cuisine of the new chef is even better , very inventive and fresh.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our visit! It exceeded all our expectations. The hosts, Sophie and Ludovic, were charming, helpful but unobtrusive. The accommodation was wonderful and peaceful - a proper escape from everyday busy lives. Our guide, Siya, was excellent - informative, cheerful and determined to ensure we saw everything we wanted and had fun. The other staff were great too -... More 

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Thank Shebsons
Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the first time that I went on a safari to this amazing place with a breathtaking view. The Esiweni lodge, on top of a cliff over the Sunday river, is just wonderful with amazing food and service. We went on several game drives and each of them was a new experience as the Nambiti Reserve offers a large... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Esiweni is a beautiful small lodge in a stunning location. It is owned by a french couple, who are delightful and very helpful. We spent Christmas there, and much enjoyed it. The game drives were good and excellent for people who have never been to South Africa before, as one almost always sees 4 of the big 5, which is... More 

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Bryanston, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the positive side : Beautiful location and lodge .Scenery from the lodge is breath taking and the rooms are georgious. The games drives are also beautiful with very good chances of spotting the big 5 considering the richness of the game reserve. Very good massages in the rooms. What needs to be improved : Despite the attention of the... More 

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Sophie V, Owner at Esiweni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear FrederiqueBoiMil, Thank you for choosing Esiweni Lodge for your recent stay. While we strive to provide impeccable service and quality of products for all our guests – your feedback is valuable for our continuous improvement as it assists us in evaluating how we can better serve our valued guests and in identifying those areas where additional efforts should be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I went on a weeklong vacation with my extended family, including my 80 year old grandmother. Our stay was quite simply perfect. The lodge is beautifully decorated with fabulous views everywhere you look, the staff could not be more attentive and the food comparable with any excellent Parisian restaurant. I am gluten intolerant and this was catered for at every... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were so lucky to stay at Esiweni at the end of July for a long weekend. Everything was perfect from the moment we were picked up at the park gates until we left. We arrived at night and we were welcomed by our guide who led us to the nearby parking where your car will remain for the length... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Every aspect of our stay (4days) was top level! Location: the reserve offers not only great wildlife but also magnificent - and various - sceneries, which is even more rare; the lodge itself offers exceptional views as it overlooks a river. Hotel/rooms: luxury combination of comfort and style Food: probably the most surprising point, abundant, quite sophiticated and absolutely delicious!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We found heaven in South Africa at Esiweni Lodge. Sophie and the team were all lined up to greet us as drove into the stunning Esiweni lodge to welcome us with a refreshing glass of champagne, which was setting up the tone for a fabulous stay. The lodge sits on a top of a cliff overlooking a river where we... More 

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Thank JerCol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We have returned recently from the most incredible trip to this breathtaking lodge ! We cannot begin to explain the overwhelming sense of hospitality that we received from the moment we arrived with the hot towels wAiting ... To the delicious extra special food that was made for our dietary requirements ... To the kind babysitters ... The spa treatments... More 

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