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Tambuti Lodge

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Lodge 15, Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Egham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The lodge is the Ideal haven from busy lives, friendly, attentive staff that can’t do enough for you, and the food is excellent, plentiful and caters for all tastes. Rooms are spacious and clean and provide all amenities, with your own private area, couldn’t be better to relax in your own space. Game drives are expertly run with your own... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Tambuti having mainly chosen it due to reviews and the proximity to Johannesburg where we were spending a longer break, and we weren't disappointed. The accommodation is lovely and the staff were very helpful, polite and the game drives were great. Our lodge (Hippo) was very spacious and had everything you could need and more, including a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives - rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was quite nice and the bread roll at dinner. Negatives: It’s all inclusive so nice to help yourself to drinks but for the price you pay they should have better quality wines or the option to buy nicer wines. Food is just awful, in particular at dinner time. We come to SA... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to unwind after our wedding in Franschhoek. Boy did it meet every part of our expectations and more! Overall, the decor both in the outdoor and indoor lounging area made it feel like you are at home. I pretty much took a snoozer in almost every corner (2nd floor deck, couch, by the pool...). Even with other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My familly and I can't stop talking about how amazingTambuti lodge was. Sara catered to our every need including arranging our engagement, Bert took us on unbelievable game drives, and Maritza made the most delicious meals of our whole trip to South Africa. I can not say enough good things, the rooms are just amazing, the staff, the service. I... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Black Rhino Reserve due to its proximity to JHB and we chose Tambuti Lodge specifically beacuse of the great reviews on Tripadvisor. The Lodge has great potential, but we felt that it was worth more a 3 ½ star rating than any of the 4 or 5 stars that other reviewers had given it. Firstly the positives......the... More 

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Altona, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would Highly recommend to anyone. -- especially if you are NOT big on roughing it just to be close to nature and the animals. Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the end of March, 2015. Being from Canada and not wanting the hassle of driving from Joburg, we booked through Jenman Safaris and they arranged for Black Rhino Shuttle... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure to spend three nights at Tambuti. We were looking for a safari/lodge experience in Pilansberg as we didn't have time to make it to Kruger, and this was exactly what we were looking for. We have to echo the words of everyone else as to how fantastic Bert is as a guide - he goes beyond... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After reading all of the other trip advisor reviews, we were not disappointed. Amazing accommodation, food and staff. The game drives were fantastic, we felt totally safe with Bert even after a stand off with an elephant! Disappointed we couldn't stay longer. I would 100% recommend Tambuti.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A fantastic experience which was a result of the fab accommodation and anazi f hosts, Sarah and Bert. What a team! Our first experience of this kind but not the last, Sarah's attention to detail and genuine desire to make guests feel at home combined with Berts knowledge, warmth and enthusiasm mean this place gets it just right. A must... More 

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