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Raptor Retreat Game Lodge

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39 Parsons Nature Reserve | KT 155, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wiesbaden, Germany
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a magnificent place! Our stay was wonderful. The food was out of this world, the safari drives were educational and Sharmaine and Keith were the ultimate host. We can't say enough. The area is beautiful and we observed many animals. One morning, a staff person came to tell us an elephant was close and several of us walked over... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had such an amazing time that we booked for our whole family to join us again next year in the self catering units. We stayed in the Elephant room and were pleasantly surprised at the layout, decor and position. The food was excellent, tasty and well presented. The game drive and bush walk were very informative and we learnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon. We stayed in the beautiful 'buffalo' room, the accommodation can only be described as 5 star! Sharmaine cooked us the most wonderful meals and spoilt us with a lovely honeymoon lunch. Keith was amazing, the man that talks to elephants, impala, warthogs and just about anything else that he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't know where to even begin... This was home away from home.... peaceful and beautiful... Rooms were amazing... how can you sleep late as when you open your eyes you look into nature Game drives were awesome with the interaction from Keith and coming right up close to an elephant checking us out.... Really sad to be leaving... Thank... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Ximongwe River Camp earlier this month, July 2015 as a group of 4 adults and 4 children, aged between 7 and 12. Firstly, be warned that it will take you at least 30 to 45 minutes to get to Ximongwe once you take the turn off onto the gravel road. It is however, well worth it. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived on Saturday and absolutely love it. My fiance and I wish we could never leave. The rooms are amazing . The food define. It's a home away from home. Keith and Charmaine were amazing. We will definitely be coming back.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for the second time -absolute brilliant, as the previous time - Thanks for making our stay special !!!! It was our anniversary and they went out of their way to accommodate our requests. Well done and we will be back!

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow... where to start? Our first night at Raptor Retreat kicked off the adventure of being in the bush when a herd of elephants came to our lodge to eat some trees and drink out of our pool! Funnily enough, we were staying in the Elephant Lodge and quickly understood where the name came from :-) We arrived at the... More 

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Sharmaine Cathe... E, Owner at Raptor Retreat Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback, and we are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us.. It was wonderful having you here and we really enjoyed the time we spent with you. We look forward to your next stay. Wishing you all the best. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a weekend to Raptor Retreat Lodge with family. It was amazing, from someone coming from the Hospitality sector, this was a treat. An amazing warm welcome with staff, assisting to pack out your belongings, and into an excellent huge house to stay, which is very private looking over a waterhole, with elephants gracing us with their presence.... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Keith and Sharm were fabulous hosts of their BELLA lodge! Each room is beautifully decorated! Keith is very knowledgable about animals, plants and birds and throws in some fun humor while Sharm is classy and is a fabulous chef and each meal is done to perfection! I would definitely go back again!

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