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Phelwana Game Lodge

137 Guernsey | Klaserie, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful all too short stay we had at this lodge, lavished with fine food, accommodation and service by the excellent highly trained staff. We were treated to a high tea in the shady garden shortly after we arrived. Our first night was a spectacular dinner by the cosy fire and the second night an equally beautiful dinner in... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the drive from the gate to reception we encountered hippos, zebra and giraffe. Everything was fantastic. The game drives and walks were full of animals. It was truly a dream come true. The cabin we stayed in was perfect for our 3 generations. It was 3 bedrooms and spacious and clean with its own private pool. The staff were... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cat, Shenay, Jeffery and Elvis. You made our stay wonderful. Service excellence is rare and you managed to deliver this on every level. Our children aged 11 and 14 rated this lodge "so cool" and the wifi in the lodge helped their review. The 3 bedroom bush chalet was clean, neat, comfortable and warm. I would say that 6 sleeper... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely game lodge although small. Nice 3 bed challet next to the lake but only 1 bathroom, so difficult with 5 or 6 people. Atmospheric dinning room , amazing hippos and giraffe. We were made to feel very welcome.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts Stephen and Lizanne (I hope I spelt that correctly) were very welcoming and our accommodation in the luxury tent was fantastic. We stayed 3 days and felt very special during our stay. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a special African bush experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can't speak highly enough of our three nights at Phelwana. Every aspect of our time there was wonderful...but I believe it all starts with the people. Steven, Lausanne (pardon me if I got the spelling wrong), Cheney, Elvis, and Nathaniel each went out of their way to make our visit memorable....in fact, we feel like we left with new... More 

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Tzaneen, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely little piece of heaven. The staff are so helpful and very friendly. The property is well looked after and in perfect condition. The animals are well looked after and loved by the staff. Its very quiet and relaxing. Will definetly visit again!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's taken me a while to write this review but.....Phelwana was a perfect end to an amazing holiday in South Africa. Everyone we met was so friendly, especially Cheyne (I think I've spelt her name right?). We could not believe how nice the tent we were staying in was, blown away I think is an appropriate term. On the first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Phelwana is the perfect private getaway to the bush, with all the luxuries of quiet and peaceful accommodation, all meals very selectively prepared and a very warm and welcome staff compliment. The perfect getaway to the bush for a weekend or relaxing holiday and still close enough to the Kruger and other activities close by.

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

Dear Edwardm, We are delighted to read your review. Thank you for choosing Phelwana. We strive to offer our guests an authentic bush experience, true Phelwana style. we hope to see you again in the future and wish you well. Best regards Pierre de Villiers More 

New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My stay at Phelwana was amazing. The staff is amazing and hospitality is top notch. The villas are very reclusive and give you an interesting experience in the wild. Our villa was right next to a lake with five hippos in it and a giraffe walked up to our front door at night. The chef is amazing and you can... More 

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

Dear Anoothi, Your praise for our Little Paradise in the Bush, does us proud. The magical experience of having the Giraffe up close or the buck grazing on the lawns t the Villas is what makes wonderful memories and it feeds the soul. This is what Phelwana is about . We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in... More 

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