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Ubizane Wildlife Reserve

Memorial Gate Road | Hluhluwe, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed here last week and we definitely had a lovely stay. We felt very welcomed by the team and were treated well. Even the monkeys welcomes us with open arms. Not to everyone's taste of course. The dinner on the Friday wasn't all that great and the breakfast on the Saturday morning was also quite average. However, that evening... More

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We stayed 1 night. regret not staying longer. We were returning from a business trip and decided to stay in Hluhluwe. The Hilltop reserve was full and so were many of the other better places.We parked outside the gate of the lodge and foned them for accommodation. We were in luck. What a warm welcome we received. We stayed at... More

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Dear avm007007 Thank you so much for writing such a great review of Ubizane Wildlife Reserve. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will make sure that our team know that their hard work doesn’t go by unseen by our guests. We really do appreciate the time you took to write this review... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

stayed here for one night in the zululand tree lodge, food is amazing and staff very helpful. was welcomed with loads of animals at the entrance to reception then had a nice cold drink waiting for us. i would say no tv in room and to bring games or books we had nothing to do so we sat at the... More

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Dear fred83 Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review about Ubizane Wildlife Reserve. We are very pleased that your welcoming was so good and that you could experience our wildlife as you entered our gates. Regarding the games, we will discuss this in our next meeting and will certainly have a look at bringing in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to Ubizane Tree Lodge since I was about 4 and I really cherish my memories from this place. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are very comfortable and luxurious, the food is delicious, and (above all) the setting is spectacular. A must stay for all visiting the Game Reserve. The only negative is that... More

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking a moment of your time to write such a complimentary review regarding your stay at our property, we really appreciate it, and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Hamilton thanks you for the beautiful compliment and he is very happy that you had a lovely time. Once again thank... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights, I must admit the place was very pleasant, clean and safe, the staff were always helpful and the game ranger was really good, if I had any problems it would be directed towards the cuisine, it could have done with a touch of upgrading. That said, the whole experience was very good and I would... More

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Robert M. Thank you so very much for taking a moment of your time to write such a complimentary review regarding your stay at our property, we really appreciate it, and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for bringing your cuisine issues to the front, we will definitely have a look into the... More

Pennington, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked 2 self catering chalets / rondavels at Safari Camp as a springboard for a few family days in nearby Hluhuluwe Game Reserve. Excellent location and a well maintained property with plains game and friendly staff. We had been advised to only self cater and not eat at the restaurant attached to Tree Lodge and the tiny kitchenette was... More

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking a moment of your time to write such a complimentary review regarding your stay at our property, we really appreciate it, and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for bringing the drying rack issue to our attention, we will definitely look into that, as we would like... More

South African/Kiwi in London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is my second trip to Ubizane - 10 years apart. It is lovely, a real treat. Everything is well maintained, clean and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The smile on your face starts from when you arrive at the gate, welcome drink, the lovely rooms with their giant beds. Highly recommended for a short break. I... More

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Ubizane W, Social Media Admin at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking a moment of your time to write such a complimentary review regarding your stay at our property, we really appreciate it, and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time again, we work so hard to ensure that our return guests experience the same magic as the first time they come... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The staff are unprofessional and seemingly untrained. Had a manager that thought he was our best friend and was very awkward. Good location. But use outside facilities. And eat out. Definitely eat out.

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Tienen, Belgium
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

the good: -we stayed at the Safari Lodge; very nice accomodation; wildlife like deer and warthog passing by your window! -decent buffet the less good: -staff in the restaurant really too submissive sometimes -terrible game driver Hamilton; was it the death of Mandela that offset him, i don't know but he drove like a maniac, never said a word during... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed for two nights in the treehouse lodge last december. We booked full package and man that is a full package. The room was stunning. It felt really private and the animals were just walking underneath the tree house. The food was great and our ranger Alan the best we could have wished for. Besides the big animals he... More

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Ubizane W, Social Media Administrator at Ubizane Wildlife Reserve, responded to this review

Everyone here at Ubizane is so happy to hear you guys had such a good time! It really makes our day to see reviews like this and we are really grateful that you took the time to praise us so highly. All the best for 2014 and hope to see you again soon! Regards The Ubizane Team More

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Address: Memorial Gate Road | Hluhluwe, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
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Number of rooms: 44
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