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Ubizane Wildlife Reserve

Memorial Gate Road | Hluhluwe, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014
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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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South African/Kiwi in London
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3 hotel reviews
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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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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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24 helpful votes 24 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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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

Richards Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We returned to the Ubizane Safari Lodge for the 2nd time in 2013, with visitors from Overseas the lodge remains fabulous and five star service. Very clean, modern and comfortable facilities, friendly staff and always a enjoyable stay. Thank you to all the staff for mainting this quality of service.

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

Thank you so much for your continued support! It warms our hearts to have guests come back and visit and we are so happy to hear that we managed to maintain our standards and give you and your group an enjoyable stay. Best wishes for 2014 and we hope to see you again soon. The Ubizane Team More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We booked into rondavles 18 and 19. Wow we were very impressed. Spotlessly clean, all mod cons, lovely, HUGE, comfy bed. The grounds are well kept as is the pool area. Food at Breakfast and Dinner was delicious....Staff very friendly especially the Ladies at breakfast time. Lots of buck wandering about the grounds and great bird life. What more could... More

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

We are so elated to hear that you and your partner had such a memorable stay with us! And thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to write such a shining review. We are so proud to see that so many of our guests enjoy their stay with us. We hope to see you again... More

Klerksdorp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

From being welcomed when arriving till we left we were literally carried on the hands by the friendly staff. The bungalow was clean and looked like a honeymoon suite with flowers and petals all over. The comfort and size and cleanliness need mentioning. Visitors to this Lodge will be very satisfied as animals walk close by and the waterhole is... More

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

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing this with us! We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Our goal has always been to allow our guests to have the best experience possible while staying in our lodge and to see such a positive response really does brighten our day. We... More

Trondheim
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great place! Both lodges are excellent. The food is great and safaris are always exciting with their experiences rangers. Be ware of monekys in the breakfast area :) Both the local afternoon game drive and the morning trips to the big safari park are excellent.

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

We appreciate the time you took to write this beautiful review. We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at Ubizane and have enjoyed the wonders of the magical African bush. We strive to show our guests how wonderful the bush and nature can be while living in the lap of luxury. As for the... More

warwickshire
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15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed in one of the tree lodges overlooking zebra grazing and monkeys running around. What a treat! The welcome when we arrived was lovely, the staff took our bags and gave us a refreshing welcome cocktail. Our tree lodge was very comfortable. It was very unfortunate that we had a power cut on the first evening, and without the... More

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

Greetings from Ubizane! Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We are so delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay and always try to give our guests the best experience in the bush! We are sorry to hear that you had a uncomfortable night during the power cut. We will definitively make sure that all... More

Nice, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Ubizane is easily accessible from Durban and offers a great combination of individual cottages, luxurious lodge facilities, helpful staff and all that set in a well 'stocked' private game reserve. Upon arrival Hamilton whisked us off on our first game drive and we quickly came across black rhino, giraffes, baboons, wart-hogs, all washed down with coldest and crispest G&Ts you... More

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

Ubizane is delighted to hear you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the bush experience! We cannot take credit for the wonderful wildlife we have as only nature can take credit for that but we are very glad to hear you had close encounters with the animals and nature. We are sorry that the atmosphere at dinner wasn’t... 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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Zulu for the place of calling, Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is situated a mere 4 Kilometers from Hluhluwe Town and is on the access road to Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park. Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is an invaluable location for any tourist to experience wildlife while traveling in the surrounding area, including the Greater St Lucia World Heritage Site. Ubizane Wildlife Reserve is situated in the heart of Zululand, but is only a mere two and a half hours drive from Durban's King Shaka Airport. With an expanse of 1200 hectares, this privately owned, low risk Malaria reserve is teaming with wildlife, some of which include: Giraffe, Wildebeest, White Rhino, Ostrich and Zebra, as well as most antelope species. Not to mention the bird life which includes over 450 species! During the start of a brand new era, Ubizane renovations and restorations were undertaken on a large scale , with the emphasis on returning the glory that has stood for more than 50 years and improving with the resources that our advanced modern society has to offer. ... more   less 
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