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Sabie River Bush Lodge

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R536 Portia Shabangu Drive | Kruger Gate road, Hazyview 1402, South Africa
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81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We started our South Africa holiday in this place, and we had a great time. We booked the package where all food was included, and that was a good choice. The breakfasts were big and divers with some good egg-dishes. With the dinners you could choose between a small amount of dishes, but whatever you chose it was good and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely 4 night stay here. The staff are amazing. They are so friendly and helpful. We were very impressed with their service. They even washed our very dirty car which was much appreciated. Our booking indicated that breakfast was included but when we got there we learned that dinner was as well. That was a nice surprise.... More 

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Thank SophiaInce
sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi SophiaInce thank you for the 4/5 star rating and the time taken to review the Lodge. Great to hear that the staff are living up to our guest expectations of great service and friendly interaction with our guests. i will pass on the message regarding the food, it is good to hear that the chefs are making the menu's... More 

Cagliari, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had amazing holidays in that place. we stayed there 4 nights, the place is full of green, comfortable, silent, with very helpful and polite staff. we had really nice room with private bathroom. breakfast and dinner delicious and idea of breakfast pack, if you want to go out really early is really good. our neighbor famous hippo stayed with... More 

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Thank anna m
sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Anna Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your stay at the Lodge, great to see that you really enjoyed your stay. Good to hear that "our" famous hippo did not disappoint and came to visit during your stay. The positive feedback about the food is good to hear, the chefs are always striving to improve and provide guests... More 

Bromborough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful 4 nights here. The lodge is well positioned on the main road which runs from Hazyview to the Paul Kruger Gate and is easy to find. It is on the river bank, where hippos come and bathe. There was also an elephant on the other bank. Many birds can be seen. There is a lovely deck with... More 

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Thank Jo M
sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jo thank you for your business and the time taken to review our Lodge. It is great to see that the standards of the Lodge have been maintained over this very busy period and that the staff made sure that the service was of a high quality. Thanks for the feedback about the food always good to hear that... More 

Veghel, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed with friends on this lodge and we had the two luxurious tents (4&5) and what a great accomadation these are. Great deck with a beautiful view on the river sabie and kruger park. The staf is a true joy in hospitality. Not the best at waitering but the best at true spirit of hospitality. If you look more... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rob thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge we really appreciate your business and your comments provided, especially the FIVE STAR rating, thanks I will have a talk to the waiters to find out what was going on during your stay, i can assure you that service is one of top priorities, i will sort it... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found the lodge well signposted on the main road to Paul Kruger Gate. We were greeted by the staff who were very cheerful and very helpful. We booked the two adjoining luxury river front tents for my husband and I and our son. They were superbly located at the end of the complex overlooking the Sabie River. We had... More 

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Thank 143price
sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your business and for the comprehensive review about the Lodge. It is truly satisfying when I receive such reviews that i can share with our staff. Our staff are what make the Lodge a successful business. Thanks for the positive comments about the game drives offered by the Lodge and the compliments to William, i will... More 

Standerton, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Sabie River Sun in October 2015. Best outdoor experience ever. Even my two teenagers, who are difficult to please, had a blast. Cabin sleeps 6 comfortably with tons of space for all. Feels like a home away from home + surrounded by exquisite natural surroundings. The Kruger National park is a few minutes away from the resort.... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Balkrishen, thank you for your business we all really appreciate it. It is great to hear that the family had a blast at the Lodge, you are correct, entertaining teenagers is not easy but good to hear that your kids had a great time at the Lodge. It is always pleasing to receive a positive review from such a... More 

Bologna, Italy
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Nice Lodge close to Kruger gate . Nice room river view were every day some elephants come to have a bath. Small swimming pool river view.free wifi just in the swimming pool area and close to the restaurant. Sometime wifi was really slow. Food was good . Really nice the full day safari organised by the lodge reception.

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Thank Moris B
sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Morris, thanks you for your business and the time taken to review our lodge, we all really appreciate our visitors numerous from Italy. good to hear that the elephants visited whilst you were at the Lodge. Thanks for the compliments about the food. I have personally taken over the improvement of the wi-fi and am working on improving this... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Received a welcome drink on arrival (with an insect in it). Staff are friendly and helpful. We booked a safari to Kruger National Park - our guide was very good. Really admired his expertise. Meals (breakfast & dinner) were generous portions but the menu itself was boring/outdated and gets repeated every few days. The dining area was unbearably hot (especially... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Shoorjay thank you for your business we really appreciate it. Regards Dale Owner Sabie River Bush Lodge voted best three star Lodge in Mpumalanga by Tourism South Africa for 2015 based on over 700 guest reviews over the past 12 months The response below is not my usual response to our valued guests but I felt obliged to respond... More 

El Jobo, Costa Rica
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This was a terrible hotel experience. The rooms and grounds are fine. They offer dinner with the room, which came as a surprise as none of the online material indicates this. However, I got violently sick after eating dinner the first night. When I told reception in the morning, they seemed uninterested in investigating if it was the hotel’s food... More 

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sabieriverbushlodge, Owner at Sabie River Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Solo Traveller. It is always interesting to read a guests review of our Lodge when the guest tries for a freebee and the management of the Lodge declines due to no fault of the Lodge. Thank you for your business and the time taken to review our Lodge we all really appreciate it. Regards Dale - Owner Sabie River... More 

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