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Mhlati Guest Cottages

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206 Tambotie Street Mhlatikop, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Mhlati Guest Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Malelane between 13-16 June and stayed at this guest house. Eric and Janet are very warm and welcoming in their hospitality. They lend a personal touch to the breakfast and general upkeep of the place. The rooms with the thatched roofs and ethnic interior give a very homely feel, with the right amount of comfort. Definitely recommended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just ten minutes away from one of the main gates to Kruger National Park, this superb guest cottage is a great base for your safari. Eric and Jan are perfect hosts: friendly, accommodating and very helpful. They happily direct you toward activities and restaurants in the area and can offer tips and secrets that will enhance your Kruger visit. The... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Travelled to Malelane for a week for work - Such a lovely bed and breakfast. Service was great and the conversation was even better. Close to nice touristy places. Jan and Eric are wonderful hosts. Definitely give this place a visit if it's ever on your way somewhere that goes past there - totally worth it.

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We do endeavour to make your stay as comfortable as possible and make you feel at home. Your comments show that we are doing the right thing and hoping to continue to strive for improvement. Thanks and kindest regards Mhlati Team More 

Roodepoort, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My family and I stayed at this Guest Cottage between the 27th & 30th Dec 2014. The staff is very friendly and we loved their breakfast - especially their nicely prepared Egg Benedict. Overall, great food. Great people. The scenery is wonderful as can be expected from a tropical province. The fact that the Kruger National Park's Malalane entrance Gate... More 

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lance and excuse me for taking so long to get back to everyone. We have noted your concern and will endeavour to address those we can do. Kind regards Mhlati Team More 

Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We returned to Mhlati,since Janet and Eric did offer us in the past such an excellent service, that being in the neighbourhood we have to return to them. This time we were very much surprised, they bought the villa next to them to and have turned it into a more than great lodge with own swimmingpool and it is very... More 

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love the idea that our guests see us as family and strive to make your stay as memorable as possible. Kind regards Mhlati Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in December before going into Kruger. Very nice cottages in a lovely garden with 2 nice pools. There was only one restaurant close by, Hamiltons - fortunately it was a good one! The owners very welcoming as well as their cute dogs.

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you liked us. Please like us on Facebook too. Kind regards Mhlati More 

Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been going to this guest cottage for over two years ! Stunning bedrooms, easy access to Malelane gate and stunning people. Breakfast is unbelievable .. do try the eggs benedict ! It is an absolute must !!

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and particularly our breakfasts which we are proud of. Kind regards Mhlati Team More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After having spent 2 days in the Kruger Park we arrived quite tired at Mhlati Guest Cottages and we were completely overwhelmed how beautiful it was! This is the perfect place (an oasis) to stay outside Kruger Park. Malelane Gate is just a short drive away and there is also a very good restaurant (Hamiltons). The owners, Eric and Janet,... More 

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Nicole and we are so proud. Your comments inspire us to do even better and better. Please come and see us again. Kind regards Mhlati Team More 

Midrand, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We recently stayed at the B&B close to the Malelane gate... Eric and his wife was very friendly and Eric waited for us until late as we arrived much later than planned - we were grateful... The breakfast was tasty, but not really in line with what we are use to... as an example no proper cheese, only little Melrose... More 

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry and we are disappointed that you were not totally happy with you stay. While our excellent status drives us to do better and better, we apologise that you found the rooms lacked privacy. If you had let us know, we would have happily moved you to our Buffalo Cottage. As for cheeses, we... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

So there we were, tired after our overnight flight and a 6 hour drive, too late to enter Kruger, and looking for shelter. And we found Mhlati, quiet, luxurious, welcoming, you just can't get any luckier than that. Lovely hosts, excellently positioned just down the road from the Malelane Gate, a splendid restaurant (Hamiltons) just a short drive away. A... More 

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mhlati, Manager at Mhlati Guest Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your favourable review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards Management More 

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