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Bongani Mountain Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   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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Hook, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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 

New Yrk City
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Chester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a peaceful lodge located in a magnificent location, perched on the hillside. The infinity pool overlooking the plains and hills receding into the distance was just beautiful. We had a relaxing time here and enjoyed our game drives with a knowledgeable ranger, spotting plenty of game although we didn't quite find the Leopard - we tracked it for... More 

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Dear Guest Thank yoi so very much for the favourable review and for taking the time to write of your experience at Bongani Mountain Lodge. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed the essence of the Reserve. The location affords for a unique experience compared to other Reserves, however the surrounding and bueaty of the scenery and views... More 

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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Overall, we were very happy with our Bongani experience. After a very rough and bouncy ride in a 9 passenger open safari Toyota truck, we found an attractive thatched-roof lodge and cabins on a high cliff or ledge above a valley near Kruger park. A small gift shop and restaurant make up most of the main lodge, and the lodges... More 

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Dear Guest I would like to thank you for taking the time to write of your experience at Bongani Mountain Lodge. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your ranger and tracker team whilst ob frive at Bongani Mountain Lodge Having travelled to East Africa myself and worked in many wilderness locations in Africa over the last 15 years,... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We were on a Globus Tour and spent three nights here, what a pleasure it was. We saw baboons, elephants and other game wandering in the campsite at various times during our stay. On safari we saw four of the big five during our drives and we did see a lion in a protected area, but not in the wild.... More 

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Dear Guest I would like to thank you for writing a review of your time and experience at Bongani Mountain Lodge. I was especially pleased to read that you thoroughly enjoyed seeing the variety of games and the big 5 whilst with us. In your review you have mentioned that the lions are not in the wild, but rather in... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A friend had recommended this place to us when travelling last year, we were not dissapointed. Set on hillside its a tranquil beautfiul place, although the ride up is an adventure in itself. The game reserve is the reason you are here and we loved it, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Lions, Giraffes you name it we saw it. Would love to... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to write of your experience at Bongani Moutnain Lodge. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the setting in which the reserve is located and the lodge is build. With Bongani Mountain Lodge nestled in the mountains, the tranquility and scenery is absolutely wonderful. The ride up... More 

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Address: Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park | Off the N4 between Nelspruit and Kaapmuiden, 1295, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bongani Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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