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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been to Raptor Retreat a few times and are never disappointed ,this is a beautiful small lodge expertly run by their owners Sharmaine and Keith,the rooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated with attention to detail,and the decking with loungers and ones own plunge pool inviting you to relax,Keith takes you on bush walks and... More 

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

My husband's parents were visiting from Wales and we decided we wanted to take them to a resort close to the Kruger Park, and bush surroundings. Raptors's Retreat, was just what we were looking for and more. I am always wary of booking places without knowing someone who can vouch for the venue. However, I liked what I saw on... More 

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

What an amazing experience! to Keith and Sharmaine, thank you for creating a little piece of Heaven on Earth, so that we could unwind, relax and enjoy nature. From feeding a Rooibok Marie Biscuits, watching warthog babies running around, gently stroking a Blouwildebees on the head, watching squirrels playing in trees and seeing the wild animals drinking at waterhole. Nights... More 

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

It is wonderful to hear from our guests that they had a fantastic hiloday with us. Our objective is to always make sure our guests have a great stay with us, and leave here with lots of memories. Arrive as strangers, leave as friends, that's our goal. Thank you so much for your valuable feedback and for taking the time... More 

Maastricht
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19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again we visited raptor retreat game lodge and it was wonderful. The rooms, the food and the gamedrives with Keith, it was marvellous. Sharmaine and Keith are very friendly and help you in every way they can. One minor point is that there is no wifi in the rooms, only in the mainbuilding and you must pay for that. After... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Raptor Retreat is a secluded and tranquil game lodge that offers a balance between privacy, peace, luxury and attentive service. The food is awesome and if you fail to gain weight you need to check your pulse. Relaxing on our private deck, or in the splash pool, with animals passing by within metres, was a very special experience. Keith and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous in every sense of the word! We had the privilege to visit Raptor Retreat in May 2015 (Rhino unit). Highly recommended for a bushveld breakaway in the lap of comfortable luxury for couples or small groups.

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

Hi there I made pmt in August 2015 and only 3 days prior to my arrival in Dec 2015 was I advised that we cannot use a sportscar to get to the lodge. If I had known this I would not have booked at the lodge as we only have a sportscar.... I then - 3 days prior to arrival... More 

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Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay, for the first time ever our expectations were exceeded with regards to what it looks like (looks just as nice as the pictures suggests), the hospitality was amazing from Sharmaine, Keith and their staff. The food was fantastic, very tasty indeed and there was always more than enough. The air conditioned room was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We stayed at Raptor Retreat for two peaceful nights. The location is magnificent. If peace and quite close to nature is what you need - this is the place. We dtive in a sedan - not a good idea. Sharmaine's food was absolutely delicious! Thank you!

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Modderfontein
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow, where do we start. We had the most sensational time at Raptor Retreat. We have visited many game lodges in and around the Kruger, with Raptor being the best experience we've had to date. The hospitality we received from Keith and Sharmaine was spectacular, they are very passionate about the bush, the service they offer and their amazing lodge.... More 

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