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Cranford Country Lodge

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77 Old Main Road, Curry's Post, Howick, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cranford country lodge has such a special place in my and my husband's hearts. We could not have asked for a beter place with the most stunning views and excellent and friendly staff. Nevermind a bride but I felt like a princess on my special day. The rooms were clean and tidy and the food was AMAZING! I only received... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Melissa and Wessel, Thank you so much for this heartfelt and thoughtful review. We are so pleased that your wedding day was all that you hoped it would be. You are both such special people and your wedding day was absolutely beautiful. You have such wonderful friends and family and the day was filled with laughter and a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My gorgeous husband and I got married at Cranford Lodge on the 18th of July '15. What an amazing experience! The staff are absolutely wonderful and very helpful. Alex and Sam, you guys are absolute stars. Sam, it was like you were reading our minds, because before we could ask for something, you were already there with it. Alex, your... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Winn, We cannot begin to tell you how much this review means to the entire team at Cranford. It is always such a pleasure to receive such kind words and thoughtful comments. We so enjoyed meeting your family and friends and getting to know you both over the months leading up to your big day. Your... More 

Westville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

As parents of the bride ( sarah nee lichkus) we were very pleased with the overall service, ambience and facilities.The atmosphere at all times was positive and cheerful.The food was fantastic, lots of it, beautifully presented and tasty.The accommodation was clean, comfortable and well serviced.We found the staff very accessible,polite,professional and concerned for the guests' well being.Our requests for anything... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paul and Phyllis, Thank you very much for your kind words. The Cranford team so enjoyed hosting Sarah and Rowan’s wedding and it is always such a pleasure to receive such a lovely review. We would particularly like to thank you for commenting on the “accessible, polite and professional” attitude of our staff. We take great care to ensure... More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Cranford was the first wedding venue that we visited in the Midlands area. We immediately liked the surroundings and the fact that a large contingent of our families could be accommodated onsite. All the family were hustling together from USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. A strong selling point and very reasonable wedding package had us sold! Alex and... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah and Rowan, What a stunning review! It is always such a reward to receive such kind and thoughtful words from the bride and groom. The décor and flowers in the reception venue were absolutely gorgeous and our team was so inspired by what you produced. We created “The Great Room” in the hopes that it would allow brides... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We were invited to stay at Cranford as part of the family of a wedding couple. We were emailed the rates and were surprised that they charge children aged 8 years and older full adult rates. I misread the rates and paid half price for my 8 year old daughter and full price for my 10 year old son. I... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

As our reservations team worked tirelessly to accommodate our bride and groom to the best of their ability, I am sure that you can appreciate that this review is hurtful and somewhat inaccurate to us all. As in previous correspondence, you mentioned your “jaded” opinion of wedding venues and threatened us with a negative review on TripAdvisor if you were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Not sure my words will be able to do this venue justice but I will attempt it: Short Version: If you looking for pure A class service and making friends at the same time then look no further. This venue is incredible and the team at Cranford are such amazing people. Long Version: From the day my wife and I... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Cara and Craig. Wow! We cannot begin to tell you how much your words mean to the entire team at Cranford. It was such an honour for us to be part of such a magical and memorable day. They say that it is those unexpected moments in life that become your best moments. Meeting you both, helping plan your... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

From our first meeting at Cranford to our departure after our wedding the team were friendly and helpful. For us it really was the perfect day, everything ran very smoothly. It was the second venue that we looked at and were in love with if from the minute we drove in the gate through the avenue of trees and saw... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Denbeigh and Paul. Firstly, we would just like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. We hope you had a lovely honeymoon in Mauritius and are safely back home and enjoying married life. Who can ever forget such a stunning day! Denbeigh, you looked absolutely gorgeous and Paul, so dapper- even when the horse decided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We booked the venue based on photos and recommendations. When I saw the venue 3 weeks before our wedding, I couldnt be happier!! and then meeting the lovely staff (Viv & Claire!) just made the whole wedding planning a pleasure. They were friendly and ready to help / answer questions to make the day OUR special day! The venue is... More 

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Cranford-Team, Public Relations Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Louise and Heinrich, What a fun, magical day! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate it. It is always so lovely to read such thoughtful and heartwarming words. We can't begin to tell you what an absolute pleasure it was to have you, your family and friends here for such a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We would like to thank the team at Cranford Country Lodge for making our wedding unforgettable, stress- free and absolutely seamless. It was amazing how many guests complimented us on our choice of venue, how amazing the food was, the relaxed feeling of the venue and further, how great the accommodation was. Cranford became a villa, filled with our family... More 

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Dear Alex and Everrett (..or rather Mr and Mrs Koopman) Thank you so much for your kind words- what an incredible day! We are so honoured to have been a part of such a special time and really want to thank you for choosing to spend it with us at Cranford Country Lodge. We are so pleased that you had... More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wow! What an amazing team, venue and setting these guys have! We were so thrilled with our special day and it was everything we could have wanted and more. From the first time we made contact with Cranford through to the day of our ceremony we were so unbelievably happy with the way we were looked after. It was such... More 

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