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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 5 days ago
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Montréal, Québec
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we stayed there two nights last May, as part of a 25 person group; there is a rough 7 kms access road to get there, but it is worth the effort! we had a marvelous stay, participated in two safaris, with excellent guides, saw a lot of wild animals; we had excellent meals during our stay; our room was large,... More

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accommodation- excellent, Hot water for shower - should be improved (!), Restaurant - Good, Game Drive -excellent. Crew (Eron and Simon) - Well qualified and Charming!!, Tips: Lupizi gate should be opened for access for arrival and departure of guests!! The Matzulu gate forced using N4 (Stop n Go) which delayed traffic for hours! Simply an unnecessary torture for Bongani... More

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Noida, India
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I along with my wife had stayed at Bongani Mountain Lodge in End May-Early Jun 2014. It was one of the most memorable stays of our life time! We were not looking for 5 star amenities but for warmth and cosy environment. The hospitality at Bongani is to be experienced to be believed! We are vegetarians and had informed the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Must say that after getting over the disappointment in the game drive because of the rarity in sightings, it was a mighty pleasant experience. The food and service was excellent and the rooms were well kept and well serviced. The view offered by the location was breath-taking . The rangers "Peri peri" and "Kakakula" were very helpful and tried their... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our week at Bongani provided an adventure every single day. We enjoyed morning and afternoon game drives in Bongani, two full days in Kruger National Park and a day in the Drakensberg mountains. We saw fantastic wildlife at close range and wonderful birdlife. Our ranger (Sky) and tracker (Paul) were superb in terms of knowledge, friendliness and ensuring we had... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

had a wonderful time. we stayed here for 2 nights. the only one prob we faced was that the internet was not working.rooms were good clean. the food was good. staff was very friendly. we were lucky to see group of lions and lots of giraffes. our ranger Mr. Simon had a very sharp eye to spot animals

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

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for taking the time to post your feedback on your stay at Bongani Mountain Lodge on Trip Advisor. I am pleased you enjoyed your safari and game drive experience with Simon and I will be sure to mention to him that you have personally made mention of him in Trip Advisor. He is... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Bongani's got Game! I really enjoyed my stay at Bongani Game Lodge. The road to get up to the lodge was long, uphill and very bumpy but the accommodation and restaurant grounds were very lovely. My lodge was beautiful and romantic. Everything I pictured a safari lodge to be: king sized bed surrounded by mosquito net, soaker bath tub and... More

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

I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us at Bongani Mountain Lodge and appreciated the setting of the lodge and the romantic atmosphere that the setting creates so well. As you and all our other guests have experience the small herds of antelope that frequent the lodge surroundings truly does bring the reserve within the... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We spent a terrific week at Bongani, using it as a base for seeing their private reserve as well as touring Kruger National Park and the Drakenbourg Mountains. Our guide, Skigh ("Sky") Coetzee, was outstanding - hard-working, enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable, and committed to making sure that his guests had a good time. We took several day and night game drives... More

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

We are so happy that you have taken the time to post a review on your stay with us at Bongani Mountain Lodge. We also appreciate the wonderful insights that you have written of and the praise you have afforded us. Thank you also for the constructive feedback on the lighting you have mentioned with regards to your rooms. We... More

Central Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Everything was really well done. Our designated ranger, Absolum, made our stay most enjoyable and memorable along with all the kitchen staff who produced great food at each meal time and then provided entertainment after dinner. Have already recommended the lodge as definitely a place to stay.

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We so appreciate you writing of your experience at Bongani Mountain Lodge. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us at Bongani Mountain Lodge. The chefs will be very pleased to read that you enjoyed your meals that are prepared with such care for our guests to enjoy. We all love to entertain our guests... More

Milan, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My family and I ( we are 6, with different years, 5,8,11,17 and our parents), it's a beautiful place with magnificent people. Rangers know very well animal and place. Only one thing: do not go if you want to see lions and leopards! It's a mountain safari.

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Thank you for posting a review of Bongani Mountain Lodge on Trip Advisor and affording us such a good rating. I am very pleased to see that you and your family had such a wonderful time with us. I am disappointed that you never got to see our lions or leopards. In the last 9 days a particular leopard has... 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*
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Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated at 745m above sea level in the middle of the magnificent Mthethomusha Game Reserve South Western Kruger National Park. Just outside the boundaries but sharing the same constitution and similar eco ethics to the preservation of diverse spacies in their own environment.Bongani is 4 star rated and offers extreme value for money and 5 Star service and amenities. We have a total of 38 rooms. 9 of which are joined via a small passage which ensures that families are kept close to their children. While the remaining 20 suites offer greater privacy as well as King size beds, bath, indoor as well as outdoor showers, mini bar stocked to your requirements, robes, tea and coffee and hot chocolate centre, in room safe, mosquito net and much more.Rates include: On time transfer to lodge from welcome center, accomodation, all meals, safaris, and 2 sundowner drinks per day.Rates exclude: late arrival fees, conservation fees of R100.00pp per stay and all other items of a personal nature not mentioned above in the incudes section. ... more   less 
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