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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Guernsey Road Klaserie, Hoedspruit, South Africa (Formerly Matumi Game Lodge)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed here as part of an Intrepid tour and while the actual rooms are lovely, there's definitely room for improvement. Mostly around the bar and restaurant. The menu feels like it was developed in the 70s and only offers one choice per night which is not particularity well cooked. The kitchen could use some help getting the lodge up... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I spent 5 days in Matumi Lodge and it was a very pleasant time. The lodge has all the commodities including a nice swimming pool. The staff is friendly and I was really impressed with the hospitality in South Africa. In this lodge they make you feel home and all the guests are treated as a big family. It´s good... More 

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SAINT PETERSBURG
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25 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of an Exodus safari trip to Kruger. It was billed as a luxury lodge by the tour leader, but was quite disappointing. Our room was only average with poor lighting and a problem with no hot water, which was resolved the second day. No porch area to sit outside the room. The... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The room was great, the staff really friendly, the Food delicious, the pool so refreshing and the whole lodge is just so nice! Rini is so helpful und her knowledge is just incredible. It's one of those places I definitely want to go back to one day.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Excellent lodge, comfortable accommodation and very friendly staff. A place with a great positive energy. the common areas are great, breakfast is very good and the bar has different drink options....

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England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed at Matumi Lodge between 26th-31st July 2014. It is a fantastic place to stay. We had a warm welcome, the staff were lovely and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The food at the Lodge, cooked by Erwin, was great! We couldn't fault it! The lodge is at a great location, close to Kruger National Park and Other... More 

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shaza2005, Front Office Manager at Matumi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely compliments! It was such a great pleasure meeting your special family We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your safari holiday! We hope to see you again next year! More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at Matumi Lodge due to the wonderful people who own and work at the lodge! They were so inviting and accommodating! I was traveling on my own and they welcomed me to their table!!

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shaza2005, Front Office Manager at Matumi Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely compliment! It is so great to know that you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a warm welcome from Rini, who manages this lovely small lodge professionally and with passion. She organized form us three amazing tours. The other staff si friendly and efficient. The rooms are quite big and clean. We had a really lovely experience!

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shaza2005, Front Office Manager at Matumi Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and your tours! Its so rewarding to read that guests enjoyed the tours in our beautiful bush veld, with all our special animals we have living around us. More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It's a fantastic place to stay! From the drivers who take you to and from the lodge to the owners and lodge workers themselves, they are all wonderful, nice people. Nothing was too much and they always went out of their way to help you. The place was quiet, clean, affordable, and they provided some amazing food. If there is... More 

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shaza2005, Front Office Manager at Matumi Lodge, responded to this review

We are please to read that you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

West Buckland, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The two saving graces of Matumi; the bedrooms are quite nice, and the hotel manager is a fantastic lady, who really went the extra mile. However: The food is APPALLING, the pool is green and they 'don't know why', the dining area is freezing, and staff and owners were intermittently rude or totally ignorant to your presence, the bathrooms are... More 

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Address: Guernsey Road Klaserie, Hoedspruit, South Africa (Formerly Matumi Game Lodge)
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Hotel Class:3 star — Matumi Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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