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Masodini Private Game Lodge

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16 Cambridge 5 | Balule Nature Reserve, 1380, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A few number of chalets in a quiet place closed inside the wild bush, very nice and friendly people (the team), good food (even too much), beautiful safari inside the big private reserve. One hour driving to the Kruger park. we enjoyed very much our experience in masodini.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice Location with lots of lots of nature! Bird did excellent game drives and went off-road. The dinner was delicious and to watch the bush Babys next to the fire was amazing. Masodini is a beautiful place.

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

Dear Svenjaand.... Thank you so much for your kind review. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Masodini. We hope that your entire stay in South Africa was a wonderful experience and maybe we see us again one day. Kind regards Sabine, Victoria, Karin and all Masodini staff More 

Besana in Brianza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little lodge inside the Balule Game Reserve, with only four chalets and all the attentions you need to feel as a special guest! There is also a little pool just outside the fence that offers a beautiful scenario on the wild life of the area, that is directly opened to the Kruger Park. All the team is very friendly, professional... More 

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Dear Andrea L, Thank you very much for your kind review. We really enjoyed the evenings with you around the campfire.And we promise always to have more cosy thick blankets for this cold August nights. We would love to welcoming you again (maybe in the South African summer?) Sunny greetings from all Masodini people More 

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a wonderful stay we had at Masodini. We are simply awestruck by the place, the people and of course the wonderful animals. Burt, our exceptional ranger is the best in the business. His passion and knowledge helped us track the BIG 5 (I will count that quick sighting of the leopard thing, Burt still has to track it... More 

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

Dear Sousha042 Thank you soooo much for this review. We guess you can imagine what a motivation this is for all of us. We will do our very very very best ;-) to make our guests feel like friends or family members and give them a fantastic experience of wildlife in Balule. And if we find the black leopard we... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time at Masodini Private Game Lodge last month. The room was very comfortable and the food was amazing. Breakfast was cooked and served fresh every morning. Dinner was even better, with entree, main and dessert! The dinner was served in a common area with all the guests sharing the same long table. It was a great... More 

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

Dear Paula, Thank you so much for your great review. We hope you had a wonderful and interesting time in Johannesburg. We would love to see you again. Sabine, Victoria and all the Masodini people More 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my time at the Masodini Lodge. The people (thanks so much guys!), the logde, the surroundings, the animals, the food... everything was just perfect and my only regret is that I could only stay 3 days. If you want to have a fantastic time in Africa you should stay here :)

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

Dear 397natasc, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. For all members of the "Masodini family" this feedback is again a motivation to go the extra mile for our guests. We hope to see you again and wish ayou a great time Sabine Masodini Game Lodge More 

Ghaziabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is truly a nature lover's paradise. Great Pampering from Sabine and staff. Sabine treats you as though you are extended family and from the moment you arrive until you leave she is looking after you, from planning your itinerary, to entertaining you around the fire during dinner. This lodge is very private and a great escape from the big... More 

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Dear RajatSGupta, Thank you so much for this awesome and detailed review. Masodinis Team was really happy to host you and your family. We would love to see you again and promise to look for YOUR leopard. Greetings also from your Kruger Park guide, he enjoyed the trip with you very much. Have a wonderful time Sabine and Masodini Crew More 

Holzgerlingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We spent 4 nights in the lodge and were perfectly happy with accommodation, service, personal care and attractions. Sabine has created a great place to experience the wild and her team is awesome! We will recommend the lodge to family and friends!

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Hallo Andra, Das ist schön, dass es euch bei uns so gut gefallen hat. Wie ich immer sage: es ist... More 

Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This bush lover's paradise is truly home from home with the added pampering from Sabine and staff. Sabine treats you as though you are extended family and from the moment you arrive until you leave she is looking after you, from planning your itinerary, to entertaining you around the boma fire. This lodge is very private and a great escape... More 

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Dear KevinrV52, Thank you SOOO much for this review. Bert was so happy that he could finally find the leopard for you. And with wonderful guests, life in the bush is always the best you can have!!!! We promise to always do our very best to spoil our guests and let them have a a great time in the wild.... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was a Great welcome that we received when we' ve arrived. Devin and Karin are very friendly and open minded. So we had nothing that we were missing. We have had a great afternoon game drive with Bert and Devin, watching a lot of interesting animals, especially the Lion. The dinner afterwards was delicious and well prepared by Rebecca;... More 

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Liebe Elke N, ganz herzlichen Dank für die super Bewertung, habe ich gleich an alle Beteiligten weitergegeben. Und so was... More 

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