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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
veedeeoh Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of (quasi-unmanageable) ten people who checked into the Bongani Mountain Lodge for 3 nights in early July. The thing that inspired us the most about this place was it's location- in the middle of nowhere, cut off from the rest of the world except for narrow roads connecting you to the nearest village and surrounded by... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Veedeeoh, Was great meeting and hosting you guys. Thank you for your wonderfully detailed review it is greatly appreciated. We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bongani is well placed among the hills at the bottom of the Kruger Park. The ground being so hilly lets you see far away and gives you a better perspective of the reserve. You can watch game on the side of the hills facing you, may be 500m away. The staff is very friendly and knoeledgeble and willing to help... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mino6808, Than you for visiting Bongani and for taking the time to review us. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Unfortuneately we cannot offer boma or bush dinners every night as they are quite a mission to cater for and we therefore schedule them according to numbers of guests in camp and weather conditions. We apologise that... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had gone to Bongani Mountain lodge a couple of years ago and it had left such an indelible mark on my experience of game reserves- the sheer beauty of the place takes one breath away. So, with some apprehension, worried that the experience would not quite match up, I went again. Well the place exceeded my expectations, the brilliance... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Africanlover, Thank you for your wonderful review, this is what the staff strive for at Bongani. We take our guests experience to heart and is foremost in everything we do, and when we get it right there is no greater satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to review us, it is greatly appreciated. See you soon Warm Regards... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked into Bongani Mountain Lodge and were looking forward to staying there for four days. We got no further than the end of the access road. What an awful experience! Firstly, Google maps took us through a township along a really bad road and we reached a dead-end. Then we called the lodge and were given directions through the... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nicky H, We are extremely disappointed that we did not get to meet you and to respond to you direclty, and kindly accept our sincerest apologies, as many of your comments contradict what we set ourselves out to do and the many regular complimentary guest comments we receive. We strive for absolute guest satisfaction at all times We respect... More 

Cat Spring, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Notice that the last review was several years ago. We have been the Sout Africa many times and have never had such poor service as our experience in June. 30 years ago Enos Mabuza who was chief minister of the then homeland of Kangwane had a dream to turn this gorgeous mountain site into the Mthethomusha game reserve. He must... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susan Y, Thank you for reviewing our lodge and for your candid and forthright responses. As addressed in our direct correspondence with you, please accept our sincere apologies for your dissapointing experience. Your feedback is extremely important to us and enables us to focus on areas we can improve. Please be assured the team has taken your dissapointment and... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Bongani mountain lodge in December 2014 for three nights from 29th-30th and it was a most magical experience. The staff were lovely and so helpful. The game drives were unbelievable with very knowledgeable guides who were able to spot animals and take us very close to the animals - we were able to get very close to... More 

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Dear Stacey B, Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and your wonderful review. We are pleased that you had a magical experience. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon, Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and 2 young sons stayed at Bongani for 3 nights. I have traveled extensively over Southern Africa and have been on many many safaris, this however was only our second family safari and it was superb! it exceeded our expectations in every way! The staff were superb! Our guide Aaron was great and our tracker Simon was outstanding.... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alisond, Thank you for your wonderful review. It is always so motivating to the team when we meet or exceed our guests expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bongani Mountain Lodge at the end of June 2015 and were very pleasantly surprised at the amazing venue and the great service we received. Simion was our game ranger and he was incredible. He has incredible knowledge of the bush and all the creatures that live in the bush including animals, birds and even trees. He made us... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Daniela M It was great meeting you both and being able to provide you with a memorable honeymoon experience. You both were a pleasure to host and we look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Best Regards to you both The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Booked an overnight couples stay recently. The location and rooms are fantastic. Set on the top of a mountain overlooking the game reserve and Kruger in the distance make for an awe-inspiring venue. The rooms are very well appointed with an external shower (too cold to try out). The turn-down service is really good and after dinner we came back... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeets2804, Thank you for taking the time to review the lodge. Thank you for your comments re the food it helps us immensely to keep a good standard. We apologise for the food issues it is always a challenge to serve fish in a remote bush environment, we will take this up with our chefs an ensure the issue... More 

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A warm welcome which went along with us the entire stay. Fantastic location in a quiet and peaceful surrounding area with many outstanding views and romantic moments. All that kind people working at the lodge and the game reserve gave us a feeling of great hospitaltiy. Fine dinner and fine beverages completed the whole stay. A profound knowledge of nature... More 

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Dear SR Thank you for your review, we are most pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The team works hard to ensure every guest has the best experience and it so encouraging when we meet or exceed our guests expectations. Your comments re the entrance are noted and please be assured that we are working on improving the... More 

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