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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 1 week ago
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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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    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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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 

ängelholm
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This Place is a nice Place far from all other activities. We stayed there for 2 Days now in january 2015 and it was Lovely. You did not have to go home by yourself because of animals. After darkness you were guided home and it was save and good. Everything was fine up here on the hills and the food... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Bongani. I am so pleased you had a lovely experience and that hopefully you may return one day to our beautiful piece of South Africa. More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just returned from 3 nights at Bongani Had a great stay,good food,good people beautiful area Don't use trip advisor directions they take you to the wrong gate!!!!!!! Use the lodges website for directions Good value for money! Will return.

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

Thank you for the review and I will endeavour to rectify the directions issue imediately. On behalf of all my team, it was pleasure having you stay with us and I hope that you will return to Bongani in the not to distant future. Regards Chris More 

Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

From an objective point of view: Very friendly staff, amazing property with clean and individual bungalows, delicious food, you can relax at two pools with great views or you can go for a massage before or after a spectacular game drive. Absolutely no negative comments from my side. From a subjective point of view: We had a perfect time from... More 

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Felicity S, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for writting of you expereince at Bongani Mountain Lodge. I was very please to read how you appreciated the hospitality of the staff. We pride ourselves in our service and friendliness shown to our guests. I ca sppreciate your comments on the game drives with Simeon and Jabu. Both are such wonderful people... More 

Hook, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Just returned from Bongani, and have to say our stay there exceeded all our expectations, sure there are wilder game reserves with more animals,and it's a long transfer from Johannesburg airport (about 5 hours), but the journey is certainly worth it. Bongani is in a beautiful mountain setting, has great accommodation,suburb food, and the best staff ever,you can't go wrong... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review of your time spent with us at Bongani Mountian Lodge. I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your experience with us. The Reserve is definately situated in a mountainous setting which affords it a uniqueness that cannot be expereinced in many other... More 

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I stayed at Bongani in June 1994, it was the most amazing holiday so much so that it remains an amazing memory twenty years later, the rooms and resort appear to have stood the test of time, it doesn't look dated at all. For any adult looking for a magical experience, romantic getaway or even spiritual and 'grounding' I would... More 

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Felicity S, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for writing of your experience with us at Bongani Mountain Lodge. I am so pleased to read that you have found your stay at Bongani just as magical as your trip 20 years ago in 1994. THe lodge has received a numner of upgraded in the last 20 years which has kept us... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We spent a week staying at Bongani and loved every minute of it. The drive is as bumpy and wild as everybody makes out but that's what makes Bongani!!! This place is for the adventurous and wild people that want to explore and see everything. The guides and staff are simply amazing from the bar staff like Albert to the... More 

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Felicity S, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest I amso pleased to read your review. Thank you for posting your thoughts of the lodge, staff and setting of the lodge for others to read. I will defiantely pass your comments onto the team. Skigh is a wonderful ranger who enjoys the bush walks as much as guests do. I am pleased to read that you took... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you seek adventure, this is it. You are picked up in rugged safari open air safari vehicles. The ride to the lodge is a delightful adventure. No paved roads here, thank you! This is a private game reserve and the entrance to the lodge will awe anyone for its natural setting. The views and safaris are terrific as are... More 

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Felicity S, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guet Thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review of your Experience at Bongani Mountain Lodge. We appreciate you recommending the lodge to other travels. The beuaty of the Reserve is breathtaking and the setting is so unique and special. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your safari and the creature comforts... More 

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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located in the mountains at the southern part of Kruger National Park, Bongani is a breathtakingly beautiful remote African Lodge. Our OAT Southern African trip brought us to this Lodge early on, after a harrowing (but safe) trip up the mountain to about 3,000 feet altitude. Rooms & views were spectacular, especially from the two small but wonderful swimming pools.... More 

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Felicity S, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for reviewing your experience with us at Bongani Mountain Lodge on Trip Advisor. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us at the Lodge and on Safari with our knowledgable and hsopitable guides. I am also very happy to read that you took part in an excursion to... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I cannot say enough about Bogani - words do not do it justice. You have to experience it. You have to see the views, experience the ride, meet the wonderful staff and feel the atmosphere. This was THE family trip and it was the perfect choice. After day two on our way back to the lodge my 12 year old... More 

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Dear Guest It was an absolute pleasure to have met you and your family during your time with us at Bongani Moutnain Lodge. Thank you so very much for writing of your expeirence with us. I am so pleased you enjoyed the time you had at Bongani MountainLodge so very much. The best compliment one can receive from a guest... More 

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