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Rain Farm Game and Lodge

3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Esenembe Road | F9 Rain Farm, Umhlali, Durban 4390, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place, loved it, wished we had stayed longer but well worth the time we were there. Great guide called Matthew very knowledgeable and made our tour very interesting. Recommend Rain Farm. Will definitely stay there again if we ever get the chance to go to South Africa again.

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RainFarmGameLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Rain Farm Game and Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review - our Ranger Matthew will be pleased to know his guests are well informed and leave happy! We hope to see you again in the future Wishing you well Rain Farm Game & Lodge More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I were invited as wedding guests early June 2014 and staying in one of their tents. From accommodation, to food, to service we were highly disappointed. Staff standing outside the reception area smoking and chatting (using foul language), waiting 15 minutes to receive a waiter at the restaurant deck. Our food arrived cold and when asked to... More

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RainFarmGameLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Rain Farm Game and Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback, we rely on receiving comments both negative and positive so that we can constantly improve our standards and service. I have privately in boxed you and kindly await your response so that I may service your review. Please feel free to contact me directly marketing@rainfarm.co.za Looking forward to hearing back... More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We attended Rain Farm Game and Lodge's 5th Birthday Bash in June 2014. Booking the accommodation and the wonderful Buffet dinner with live entertainment was a breeze and was all done via email. All my questions were answered efficiently and timeously. The live entertainment was extraordinary and created the perfect atmosphere for the dining hall which was lit up with... More

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RainFarmGameLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Rain Farm Game and Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a fantastic review - the staff at Rain Farm really appreciate it when a guest takes the time to write a positive report. Thank you so much for visiting Rain Farm and we hope to host you again soon. Regards Rain Farm Game & Lodge More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lovely setting, staff very friendly always willing to assist in any way possible. The accommodation is very clean & has all you will need for self catering. There menu is top class. Peaceful & relaxing.

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RainFarmGameLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Rain Farm Game and Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review - we truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to hosting you at the Farm again soon! Regards Rain Farm Game & Lodge More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is a very well kept secret.... But with two wedding locations and a wedding on friday and another on saturday - i guess i am the ignorant one. Got there late night after very long flight - at gate was guard, ready with key and directions. Lovely room and amenities - slept like a baby. Felt relaxed and... More

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RainFarmGameLodge, Guest Relations Manager at Rain Farm Game and Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a fabulous review~ we are so pleased that you enjoyed your Rain Farm Experience and we hope to host you back at the farm again soon. Wishing you all the best Regards Rain Farm Game & Lodge More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

For a weekend getaway with the family, this place is suitable. Kids will love the wildlife(giraffes, horses, springbok, ducks,etc) and the kids play area. Friendly and very helpful staff. Roads leading to the place is decent, few pot holes but nothing too serious. It's best to arrive and leave during the day.

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RainFarmGameLodge, Public Relations Manager at Rain Farm Game and Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your Rain Farm experience. We so appreciate guests that take the time to give us feedback - we hope to have you visit the farm again soon. Wishing you all the best Regards Rain Farm Game & Lodge More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Just returned to the USA after my first trip to South Africa, and I must say, one of the highlights was my visit to the Rain Farm! The food was outstanding and the best braai EVER!!! I shall return! YA

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your Rain Farm experience! I am so pleased that you were treated to a real African experience including a real BOER braai! Thank you so much for visiting and we hope to see you back soon! Wishing you all the best regards Rain Farm Game & Lodge More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

What a wonderful and relaxing stop in our South African experience. The food was superb, the staff so accommodating! Our game drives were fun and we saw some interesting animals and our driver Matthew was so knowledgeable about the animals they have on the farm. We truly enjoyed our stay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My daughter got married at The Rain Farm at the beginning of May 2014. The setting is just beautiful - from the very pretty stone chapel to the authentic boma reception venue, to the rock pool and zebra strolling through the grounds all make for a wonderful and memorable stay. Sunette - the functions co-ordinator is unbelievably efficient and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I cannot put in the past dates, in April 2012 my daughter got married at the lodge. I had a tent which was clean and in a lovely spot. We had the building for the bride which was also lovely. The staff went out of their way to help and the prices were good value. I'd come back for a... More

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Address: Esenembe Road | F9 Rain Farm, Umhlali, Durban 4390, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rain Farm Game and Lodge 3*
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Rain Farm Game & Lodge has a stunning restaurant which offers breath taking views of the farm. Rain Farm Game & Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the tranquil wildlife surrounds. - Luxury Tree Top Tents (Dinner bed & breakfast only) - Luxury Dam Facing Units (Self-catering or dinner bed & breakfast) - Farm House River facing Units (Self-catering or dinner bed & breakfast) Rain Farm Game & Lodge offers the following activities - Game Drives - Horse Trails - Archery - Pellet Gun Shooting - Childrens Playground - Health SPA - Miniature Golf Rain Farm is the closest Game reserve to Durban, a mere 30 minute drive from King Shaka International Airport. Game you can see at our farm includes: Dassies Porcupine Mongoose Giraffe Wildebeest Zebra Impala Nyala Waterbuck Blesbok Springbok Eland Red Hartebeest Ostrich Emu Warthog Caracal Serval Bush Buck Mountain Reedbuck Common Reedbuck Steenbok Blue/Red/Grey Duiker Wide variety of Snakes, most spotted is the endangered African Rock Python A massively wide variety of bird life including: King Fisher, Hornbill, Fish Eagle, Bee Eater, Secretary Bird, Nightjar, Egyptian Geese ... more   less 
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