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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Travelling the World
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2009

Well we arrived in our little toyota and were greeted with the biggest smile in africa yet. it belonged to Lucy. We were walked into the main entrance of the logde to the bar and relaxing area were we met the owner of the logde Neill. A flattering welcome was given and all the parts of the logde were explained.... More 

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martinez, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at Kwa-Mbili. The staff go out of their way to make sure the guests are happy. We opted for the one day trip to Kruger and this was one of the highlights of our week. Gavin was a perfect guide and is very knowledgeable- and you can tell he truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

We booked at Kwa-Mbili following an internet search and a search of reviews on TripAdvisor. What can we say the experience was amazing and we would have been happy to stay for the entire two weeks of our trip. The lodge is small and personal and offers fabulous attention to detail and amazing service. The Owners Mel and Neil are... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

My wife and I had great time at Kwa-Mbili. My wife had always dreamed of a trip to Africa and our stay met and exceeded every expectation she had. Neil and Melanie are great hosts. Gavin and Eddie are an incredible tracking team. All employees were exceptional and the food was outstanding. We could not have picked a better lodge.... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2009

Kwa-Mbili is a fantastic game lodge. A great setting with the most wonderful staff. Neil and Melanie were lovely hosts - providing lots of magical touches including petals on the bed, a romantic meal for two in the hide, and hot water bottles after the evening game drive!! Gavin was a brilliant host and guide - he helped us to... More 

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Hamburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

My husband and I loved everything about Kwa-Mbili. We were looking for a safari experience that wasn't too expensive, but at the same time we didn't want to pitch tents every night. Kwa-Mbili exceeded our expectations in every way. Aside from the outstanding staff, excellent food, and impeccable accommodations, we were impressed by the small touches (such as hot water... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

My partner and I stayed 4 nights at Kwa Mbili earlier this month. We had just come from an $800-per-night safari camp in Botswana and I have to say that Kwa Mbili compared very, very favorably to the much more expensive place. The staff, especially the relatively new Beth and Gavin, were friendly, hardworking,competent and anxious to make sure we... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about our lodge. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff work exceptionally hard to ensure that guests have a great bush and lodge experience here at Kwa-Mbili. We have recently introduced a non-smoking policy amongst staff. All staff may only smoke in designated areas away from all guests.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2009

My gf and I stayed her for only 2 nights in February during a trip to SA - and when we look back at our trip to SA this stands out as the best experience. A small lodge that took the time to make all of the guests feel comfortable and relaxed. Very good food and great drives with good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2008

We have just returned from a three night stay at Kwa Mbili. It is an excellent Lodge and we were very well looked after. The guides were brilliant - they had an incredible knowledge about the animals, plants etc. The staff are very friendly - Matthew and Justine did a great job hosting and Neil took us on a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2008

I found Kwa-Mbili through my Fodor travel guide and I booked a stay after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor which all turned out to be totally true! Neil, Melanie, Justine and their crew make sure you get the greatest experience possible: we saw everything from rhino, elephant and giraffe herds, sleeping lions and grazing buffalos to hyenas finishing an... More 

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