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Masodini Private Game Lodge

16 Cambridge 5 | Balule Nature Reserve, 1380, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Sut2013 Milan, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Masodini Lodge is located in Balule - Olifants West private reserve, which is a reserve directly connected to Kruger aerea, north of Hoedspruit. Balule aerea is quite a dense bush, popolated by all big 5 animals and during our visit we saw a male lion, lionesses, elephants and black rhinos with a baby rhino. The difference with Kruger N.P.... More

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SabineGa, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sut2013, thank you very much for this detailed and informative review. We are sure that many of our future guests will appreciate very much. And we promise that we will always do our very best to make the stay at Masodini Game Lodge wonderful . Best greetings from the bush Sabine More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful and super friendly place to stay, so relaxing and having the benefit of the game coming to the water hole in full view of the lodge and especially seeing pork chop every day. The game drives with Bert and Andy were an experience to be cherished. We miss you all.

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SabineGa, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Martin and Anne, Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we see you enjoyed your stay at Masodini. And for non insiders: Pork-Chop is a warthog, that visits Masodini lawns regularly and is quiete friendly and trusting. Blut please don't touch it's a wild animal ;-) Sunny greetings from the bush Sabine and Masodini staff More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in Bushwillow chalet here and took in 4 game drives organised by the lodge. The customer welcome started from the time we made the Internet booking - and continued high out our stay. Warm friendly staff run this lodge (which caters for a handful of guests) with all visitors enjoying the family atmosphere of meals and... More

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SabineGa, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Railwaynomad, what are we to say except THANK YOU so much for your review. And we promise always to give our best to make our guests stay memorable. We look forward to seeing you when you come back. Sabine and Masodini staff More

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of June. There were not too many other guests staying at the same time as us, so we were able to really get a personal and intimate experience. The lodge itself is beautiful and breath-takenly scenic. Our chalet was very cozy and comfortable, and included all the amenities you would want but... More

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SabineGammel, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear bmfarrokh, thank you very much for this wonderful and detailed review. What are we supposed to even say .......??? It makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their stay to the fullest and we look forward to see you again. Sabine More

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Masodini Lodge is a really nice, quiet and peaceful place in the African bush. We had a beautiful bush Chalet with even 2 bedrooms and plenty of space. The bar deck is a place to sit and relax with an amazing view of the waterhole. Dinner in the boma at night was all you could wish for - with a... More

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SabineGammel, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gabri359, Gruezi to Swizzerland and thanks a lot for this very nice review. You know the bush is waiting for you and we look forward to welcome yo again at Masodini Lodge ;-) Sunny greetings Sabine More

Ludwigshafen, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Very nice lodge on a waterhole, outstanding service and food. Andy, the manager, is an excellent host and guide. We were the only guests at this time. So everything was very personally. Highly recommended!

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SabineGammel, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Andre D, On behalf of Andy and the staff thank you very much for the wonderful review. We promise and can assure you, that here at Masodini Lodge we offer this personal service even if we are fully booked :-) Kind regards Sabine More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have visit SA for a vacation and we stayed four nights at Masodini's. With many thanks to the staff we had a great time overhere. One of us was sick and with the help from Andy we could visit a doctor. Nothiung was to much to do for staff to make our visit unforgettable!

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SabineGammel, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Anthonius... Thank you for the great review. We all feel that Masodini is a wonderful place in the bush. And our vision is for more people to experience it and enjoy wildlife experience with us. We pride ourselves in our staff who goes the extra mile for all our guests to ensure they feel special at all times. It... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Very nice and small facility in the middle of a Big 5 private game reserve. Personal approach by the owner adds value to the experience. Recommendable and certainly worth going back. F&B service was also excellent.

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Dear Phylip, Thank you so much for your review. We really enjoyed it to have you and your family as our guests. And we will remember the interesting discussions around the campfire. Have a great time Sabine and Masodini Crew More

Parma, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Everything was fine and relaxed. The bungalows are cosy and comfortable, we saw 4 of the big 5 in the reserve, and elephants came to the waterhole close to the lodge. Only thing I would change: the meat in braai was something like medium - well done. I would prefer it rare, but maybe it's just me. I guess they... More

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SabineGammel, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alberto, I guess you can imagine how proud and happy we are by receiving your review. And we promise we will do everything to keep the standard of Masodini Game Lodge high. And next time your beef fillet will be "RARE" ... Promised!!!! Masodini Crew More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed two nights at Masodini in April and can confirm all the positive reviews. Game drives were excellent, rooms are great, the food was the best we had in South Africa and the service is beyond what we expected. We will definitely recommend this place, thanks to Sabine, Karin, Bert and Andy for a great stay.

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SabineGammel, Owner at Masodini Private Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Scando_travel, Sunny greetings from the bush and many many thanks for your fantastic review. This really encourages us always to improve our service and Masodini's facilities. Have a great time and maybe we see us again. Masodini Crew More

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Address: 16 Cambridge 5 | Balule Nature Reserve, 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province
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Ideally situated in the 40.000 Hectares Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park, to offer you the true feeling of Africa. A bush lover's paradise within this 'Big Five' Conservation area, the lodge itself is surrounded by Fevertrees and evergreen African date palms, creating the perfect oasis. The lodge overlooks a water hole, is safe and fenced-in, providing protection against unwanted animal intruders. Masodini is exclusive and intimate, able to provide guests exclusive use of the camp and facilities for up to 10 guests. We welcome children of all ages. Come and stay and enjoy the peace, tranquility and silence of the bush. Enjoy and experience Game Drives in open 4x4 Landrover and awesome birding opportunities in and around Masodini with our experienced Nature Guides. Your hosts will provide you with a wonderful and memorable experience through their personal service and attention. ... more   less 
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