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KwaMbili Game Lodge

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PO Box 1188, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A Very authentic South African experience. Accommodation is modest but very clean with nice touches to make the experience special. The game drive format is standard but the guides are very accomodating and informative. The big five although sometimes tough to find were effectively tracked. The food was outstanding with a mostly African cuisine. The staff were so attentive and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small lodge in the Thornybush game reserve, providing the usual safari program (sunrise game drive, breakfast, lunch, sunset game drive, dinner...). The lodge is unfenced (a great bonus) and composed of a few (3-4?) bungalows and tents. Accommodation is rustic, as expected, but very comfortable (great sleep quality, A/C, nice balconies). There is no TV and no... More 

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival the staff is waiting with refressing towels. The tents are comfortable and decorated with a personal touch. The food is excellent. The game drives were full of thrilling encounters. Black rhino sniffing our safari vehicle, elephants telling us to give way. Good old Marvin back on the scene and bathing hyena's. The dinners were special and especially the... More 

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Halmstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best safari experiences we've had with lots of good sightings. The guides were excellent and told us a lot about wildlife and nature in a really interesting way. Among other things we had a real treat ending up just next to the drama of some lions taking down a big wildebeest! The lodge is really good to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We spent two nights in KwaMbili game lodge, and we loved every minute of it! The game drives with Brad and his tracker, he told us so many things about the animals, birds, in such a loving way. And the hospitality of Kirsty and her team, it was amazing. The last night they served dinner in the bird hide and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were treated as VIPs all weekend , 3 nights in a luxury tent hearing the lions roar during the nights. We Loved every minute we spent at KwaMbili and out on the drives. .. Black & White Rhinos,elephant hurds, impalas. .and ..and ..and more.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

First of all, the timing of our visit was PERFECT: first few days of December...all the animals had babies with them! Second of all...there are only EXTRAORDINARY things to say about Kwa-Mbili. It is the ideal place to stay for relaxation, doting but not pushy hospitality, luxurious but not stuffy environment and second-to-none animal sighting opportunities. The staff was very... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights at Kwa Mbili with my family to include my elderly and quite fragile mother. The team couldn't have been more welcoming or accommodating. Thanks to all the team! Small lodge without all the pomp and ceremony of some of the more well known lodges and providing a very personal experience. We will be back!

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KwaMbili, Owner at KwaMbili Game Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Sian Thanks for this great review. We enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again. Thanks and regards from the KwaMbili Team More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We spent two lovely days in Kwa-Mbili. In fact, this was one of our top 3 places we stayed in during 9 weeks of travelling through southern Africa. It's a relatively small lodge, with a few small houses and beautifully decorated safari tents. Animals just kept on passing by our tent - the only thing you had to do was... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We absolutely loved our stay in Kwa-Mbili. There were so many things that impressed us. The first thing that made us feel right at home was the friendly, relaxed atmosphere at the lodge. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, wonderful people. As it is a smaller lodge you really get to know the other guests, which made for an... More 

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