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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Jeets2804 Pretoria, South Africa
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    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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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bongani Lodge is a truly exceptional experience. The service, staff, accommodation and food are of the highest quality. The enthusiasm and knowledge of the safari rangers made the safari trips so enjoyable. The personal service, beautiful surroundings and wildlife made this the most memorable of experiences. Our thanks to Chris and all his staff.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is always so motivating to the team members to hear that their hard work and dedication is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back here soon Warm Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading the website you'd think that you can't bring young kids here easily. We did, and they were treated very well and were able to participate in all activities. Noel was fantastic on game drives and Chris the GM went out of his way helping us sort out some accommodation for the next leg of our trip. It's not cheap... 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 pleased everything worked out for you all. I will pass on your comments to Noel and pleased you had a great stay with us at Bongani. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved everything about this luxurious lodge! Everything was perfect! In my opinion, this is a 7 star lodg! Thanks very much to the manager who chatted with all the guests and insured that everything was going all well. The food was plentiful and amazing! What a brilliant chef! The service was lovely. The rangers were fabulous with their tracking... More 

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

Thank so much for the fabulous review and I will certainly share this with all the staff. I am extremely pleased that you had such a fabulous time with us and that we had the opportunity to share our lovely lodge and surrounds with you. We are working on the signage (people seem to like them as souveniers which is... More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't really lloking forward to this stage of the trip. I didn't think the whole safari thing was me, but I was SO wrong - It was absolutely fantastic. Saw the big 5 at close quarters. The staff were awesome and willing to assist at all times. However, a special note to the guide who was in a league... More 

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

Thank you very much for the great review and I am so pleased that we exceeded all your expectations. We are blessed to live in an amazing part of South Africa and its always a pleasure to share our home and its amazing flora, fauna and dramatic topography. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you very much for the review and I'm pleased you had such an enjoyable experience. I know for sure that the staff and especially the safari team would love to see you again soon so please stay in touch and hopefully come back soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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 

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