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Phelwana Game Lodge

137 Guernsey | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2 nights here and really enjoyed our stay. After a long ride on a terrible dirt road we finally got to the gate. The phone there was broken somehow, so we had to call them with our phone.. Luckily the network was working outside the gate, because on the lodge itself coverage is very bad. There is no... More 

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Thank FreeMule
DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear FreeMule, Thank you for your review. When living in the bushveld, the telephone lines are a predictable as the rain at present. Unfortunately the area we situated in has no network coverage. We are working on installing a booster network to enable guests to be able to make and receive calls. Wishing you safe travels, until next time Pierre... More 

Naples, Italy
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305 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a night @Phelwana before going on safari in Klaserie and Balule Reserve. And I must admit that the whole experience has been a superb starting point of our journey into the bush (the lodge is situated in the Hoedspruit area, about 40 Km from Orpen Gate to the Kruger National Park) It is absolutely stunning and perfectly managed... More 

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Thank FabioDiglio
DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear FabioDiglio, Thank you for reviewing Phelwana Game Lodge and sharing your experience with us. Somebody told me the other day. 5* service at 4* rates. This makes Phelwana very unique even though we do not have the Big 5. We hopefully will meet again and make more memories for you to take back home. Kind Regards Pierre de Villiers... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place, we were so pleased we chose this accommodation. The staff were some of the best we have encountered on our trip across South Africa. We stayed 4 nights in the luxury tents and were delighted with the experience. The sights and sounds were just amazing from the animals drinking at the lake to the star filled... More 

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DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kari024, Thank you for taking the time to review Phelwana Game Lodge. It was a pleasure to meet you and be of service to you. Due to our location and being remotely situated, the WIFI can only be offered from our lodge. It also offers our guests a chance to break away from their busy lives and be on... More 

Coto de Caza, California
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a wonderful place that I am actually considering buying a place nearby. The staff truly liked being there and gave superb service. Elvis our waiter was fantastic. Walking out of our luxury tent and seeing 4 giraffes between me and my car is just amazing. Tons of monkey playing while I ate breakfast on the patio. The... More 

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DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear CCyalater Reading your review brought such a big smile to my face. I am truly delighted that we could host you and surpass your expectations. This make our jobs and commitment to our brand and our guests so worthwhile. Thank you from all of us. Best Wishes to you both Pierre de Villiers Owner More 

Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay. It's situated 30 km from Kruger National Park but it is a private park itself. You can meet a lot of animals inside and directly from your private swimming pool! Unforgettable experience... I truly recommend this lodge. However, if you wanna make a safari at Kruger I suggest to do it directly at Kruger... More 

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DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear KappaScanner, Thank you for taking the time and effort to review Phelwana. We hope to see you and welcome you back soon, Kind Regards Pierre de Villiers Owner More 

California
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you for an amazing stay! A beautiful room and site were expected but this lodge blew expectations out of the water! Fishing, bush walks, lovely picnic high teas, and monkeys right outside of the main reception were all unexpected perks! I could not imagine a more lovely and helpful staff.

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Thank chloechung
DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chloechung, Most of guests say, Wow your website does not do the lodge justice. And to be honest we like that! Our service is most important to us, guests arrive as… guests and leave as our friends. We strive to provide an excellent service, comfortable accommodation and tasty cuisine. From all of us at Phelwana, Thank you and travel... More 

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excelent staying, staff very friendly and efficient, the tours to kruger and manyeleti are superb, Elardus, the guide is fantastic! The pool in front of the room is so nice! Don't pay a lot of money for kapama, go to phelwana and do the Kruger and Big 5 safari in manyeleti

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Thank MarioPeres
DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MarioPerez, We have had such fun hearing stories of our guests visiting Manyeleti Game Reserve. It is a spectacular piece of bushveld and hosts abundant wildlife. Thank you for your review, we look forward to meeting again, Regards Pierre de Villiers Owner More 

Malaysia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The accommodation was first class; clean, well presented, extremely comfortable, safe and secure. Reception very friendly and gave us cold welcome drink and cold towel, which we needs it upon arrival after Kruger Park trip. Nice surrounding and many animals in that area including hippo. The most enjoyable accommodation experience that I ever had. Bad thing is the road to... More 

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Thank mzh2016
DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mzh2016, Thank you for the outstanding review. We share your sentiment about the road, however I have been advised that our Government plans on re surfacing the road. They are able to scrape the road about 6 times per year which provides us with some relief. Hopefully soon that will be something of the past! Kind Regards Pierre de... More 

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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

we only stayed here for one night, the staff is so friendly, the food was excellent, we had the 'tent' with a little private pool, it was just perfect, at night a 'kudu' came by and in the morning velvet monkeys woke us up! we got one drive and one walk through the private reserve by Steve, who is a... More 

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Thank Philippe E
DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Philippe E, Sometime the smaller things in life can also provide as much pleasure as the bigger brothers. Thank you for your kind words positive review. Next time you decide to visit the bushveld, perhaps we can persuade you to stay a bit longer. Till we meet again Best Regards Pierre de Villiers More 

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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in luxury tent overlooking water hole. I cannot praise the staff and lodge enough,we were looked after from the moment we checked in till the moment we left. All staff smiled and could not do enough for you. They arranged day trip to Kruger with brilliant guide were we saw 4 of big 5 . The... More 

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Thank mattytColchester
DeVilliers3, Owner at Phelwana Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mathew and Michelle, Thank you for your review. As a new business I am proud to respond to you and am delighted to hear of your experience. I shall pass on your comments to our Executive chef and team. Reviews , such as yours, gives us such pleasure. Thank you. Till we meet again, Regards Pierre de Villiers Owner More 

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