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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kiel, Germany
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed for 3 nights with our group of 6 (incl. 2 kids) in August 2015. Very friendly team, comfortable rooms, good game drives. Game population is not like Kruger and the space for drives is limited, but we got close to elephant, rhino and buffalo every day. Tried the Spa and were satisfied with the service there. Fine cooking as... More 

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

Dear Z5028JEtimc, Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ultimate bush retreat - great value for money, friendly staff and a relaxing environment. Superb food - good hearty meals. Worth going on both game drives - lots to see. Great relaxing environment!

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

Dear Leana Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really special place in the mountains of bongani. 4x4 is required. Super friendly staff, clean and appealing rooms/houses. Food is good and the guides are very eager to learn you lots of the bush. this very quiet and peaceful place provides time to rest and time to explore. we'll come back for sure.

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Dear ConnieFeil, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back here soon. Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful time at Bongani. The rooms are comfortable and have a unique design and feel that truly add to the bush experience. The game drives were so much fun and very informative. Rangers are so knowledgeable and go out of their way to spot animals. The food was good and there were snacks available before game... More 

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Dear Megon A Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us it is highly appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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 July 9, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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 

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