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Kuname River Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Karongwe Game Reserve, Tzaneen, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ColinOliver London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location. Great and plentiful food! We have stayed at Shiduli before, and were amazingly lucky to stay in the Reserve again. No stone had been left unturned - Morven our guide had been allocated to us from Shiduli, and again the sightings were fantastic, with Morven and Sandy desperately trying their best for us. Kuname is a fantastic location... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went from Monday 10/2 to Friday 14/2 as part of our honeymoon. The food was delicious and the game drives, amazing (saw the big 5). Met some great people and also relaxed. Many thanks to Anitta and others!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We went to Kuname for 3 days just before Christmas. This was our first experience of a game lodge and one that we will always remember. It is not a big lodge but how luxurious! From the moment we arrived we were treated like friends and nothing was too much trouble. Our suite no 2, overlooked the river and as... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Returned after 18 months and yet again everything was spot on. Please see our detailed review from March 2013 for more details. Drinks and laundry prices remain the same as last time. Again, we experienced great drives and fantastic food. An overall great experience but what really makes this place so special is the staff. It was brilliant to have... More

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Hornchurch Essex
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24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in October and thoroughly enjoyed our first ever safari. The lodge is lovely and the rooms are good with a lovely patio where you can relax and spot a few animals close by. You go out on 2 game drives a day and have to be up by 5 but it really is well worth it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Kuname River Lodge was the first step in our Honeymoon and we are so glad that we chose to stay at this wonderful lodge. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel at home by the amazing staff and the whole lodge, including the rooms, are fantastic. The lodge is set in an ideal location, with all rooms... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in August and had a really fabulous time. We stayed in room 5 on the end which has a really gorgeous private balcony with great views over the river. The views from everywhere in the lodge are great. This is a very small lodge and as a result feels very intimate and friendly. Pete our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were lucky enough to arrive during a quiet time. Just us for 2 days then another couple. Just as we left it was booked out The lodge is small and not really suitable for kids (small grounds with an electric fence in lion territory), The staff are fantastic. Our first meal was a mystery - no settings at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was the first stop we made in South Africa as part of our honeymoon. The lodge is absolutely beautiful - words cannot describe the views in this place. The hospitality was superb. Rochelle and her team really go that extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. This was our first time on safari & our guides Peter and Sandy... More

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Fantastic place, friendly welcoming and warm. Peter the Ranger - his knowledge was amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. you were looked after from the moment you got up - yes at 5am! to moment you went to sleep. Why 5am I hear you ask, not one but two drives per day! Morning drive starts at 530am - seeing the... More

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Also Known As:
Kuname River Hotel Tzaneen
Kuname River Hotel
Address: Karongwe Game Reserve, Tzaneen, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Tzaneen
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty lodging in Tzaneen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kuname River Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kuname River Lodge is an exclusive 5 star, 10 bed game lodge situated in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province. Kuname which is 4.5 hours drive from Johannesburg and 45km from the Kruger National Park is easily accessible by both air and by road and offers some of the best big 5 game viewing and bird watching opportunities in Southern Africa. ... more   less 
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