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Bongani Mountain Lodge

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Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park | Off the N4 between Nelspruit and Kaapmuiden, 1295, South Africa
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bongani is the perfect place to enjoy a real African experience. The staff are very friendly and professional. The game drives are amazing, the sundowners overlooking a beautiful view a really nice touch.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ability of the game wardens to get us very, very close to 4 of the Big Five, while making us feel safe at the same time was extraordinary. The entire staff was competent, knowledgeable, friendly and dedicated to our having a good time. In order to make a side trip into Kruger, we had to merely mention it to... More 

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Chris E, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it was an absolute pleasure meeting you both. I'm so pleased that you are planning already to return to Bongani and look forward to seeing you again soon this time with some more of your family. More 

Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 3 night stay at Bongani was incredible in everyway. We had high expectations due to other reviews and the lodge's website photos, but it was even better than we'd hoped for. The drive up to the lodge from the Welcome Center was a safari in itself; along with the stunning view we saw wild dogs, giraffe and zebras. Our... More 

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Chris E, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and I am extremely pleased we exceeded you expectations. It would be lovely if you could return and until then travel safely More 

Bern, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE LOVED OUR STAY AT BONGANI MOUNTAINS! It was great to stay at your House Chris and all the staff. We enjoyed really the game drives with Simeon and Jabu. All the staff (incl. kitchen, service, housekeeping) was very friendly. They made our stay to a dream. We hope to come back again. The food was excellent and we ate... More 

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Chris E, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review and I am so pleased you had such a great time here at Bongani. I will ensure that all the staff, especially Simeon and Jabu get to see your message and we all look forward to your return one day. Regards Chris More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 days at Bongani at the end of April and it was a truly relaxing experience. The room was beautiful with magnificent views out over the valley and had the added the bonus of an outdoor shower (always a treat for me). The staff at the lodge are extremely attentive and willing to help. Mthunzi was our driver... More 

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Thank you for the comprehensive review which we always appreciate. I am sopleased you had a wonderful time and had the opportunity to share our wonderful mountains and wildlife. Hopefully you will return one day to relax once again at Bongani. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Bongani. Thanks a lot to Lisa and Skigh for exciting game drives, information's and your time. Our room was good with a fantastic view to the valley. The staff members were always friendly and helpful.

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Thank you for your kind review and I'm so pleased that you had a enjoyable stay at Bongani. I will pass on your comments to Lisa and Skigh as I know they will be appreciated. Regards Chris More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Bongani - what can I say? From the moment I was dropped off some 7km from the lodge itself at the "visitors centre" at the bottom of the valley, I knew I had made the right choice to come to Bongani. I had to wait while one of the "iron rhinos", the open safari-converted Landcruisers, came down to fetch me... More 

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Chris E, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the comprehensive and extensive review. It is always appreciated as gives an unbiased insight to our beautiful lodge from the eyes of a guest for future visitors. I'm so pleased you had such a good stay (for you your own peace of mind we waited another three days to get a very brief sighting of... More 

Midrand, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had a great weekend at Bongani Mountain Lodge. Value for money indeed!! The highlight for was the early morning gamedrive. Seeing the rhinos at close range was the best. The staff was so welcoming and willing to assist.

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Thank you for the review. I am so pleased that you had a lovely weekend and more so that you had the opportunity to see the rhino. Hopefully one day you will still be able to bring your siblings to see the same such species. Thank you for staying with us and I look forward to seeing you both again.... More 

Pretoria
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Hospitality provided at the lodge is out of this world.friendly staff, always smiling and ready to help . to the rangers ,Noel and Aaron you guys were amazing.will see you soon.miss the peacefulness.Tx

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Thank you for the review, we all look forward to seeing you again soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You feel you could touch the stars it's magical Fantastic management and staff nothing too much trouble We had four days there in January this year We loved everything about it our accommodation FANTASTIC FOOD FANTASTIC We didn't want to leave Loved the game drives A special mention to Aron our driver he was BRILLLLIANT We love and miss you... More 

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Thank you for your kind words and it is always a great feeling for all of us when guests have such a "Fantastic" time. Please stay in touch and hopefully you may return oneday More 

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