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Chestnut Country Lodge

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PO Box 156, Kiepersol 1241, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The location of Chestnut Country Lodge is hard to beat, if views and quiet are your priorities. The dirt road to access the lodge, although fine in a 4x4, is probably hard work without one when going downhill, particularly in the wet, less so uphill. Once you hit the tar road, you are very close to Hazyview, the KNP and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were in a group ( cricket friends) and had 11 rooms booked for 2 nights and were amazed at the lovely view over the countryside and how quiet and peacefull it was when we arrived.Christine (ex-pat Aussie) was wonderfull and looked after us as family. We enjoyed sitting around the pool (with drinks) and the meals were home cooked... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in March. Room was large and homely. Shower head could use an update but bed and pillows very comfy. Breakfast was home cooked and delicious as was the 3 course dinner. The owner( born in Australia) was so obliging and friendly nothing was a problem. A very enjoyable stay

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights and loved every moment. It was relaxing and exactly what we needed to get away from the big city! The welcome, really great food, fantastic bird spotting including a Trumpeter Hornbill, and super view was stunning. There is so much to do around Chestnut Country Lodge as well. Thanks for the great time that we... More 

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ChestnutCountryLodge, Manager at Chestnut Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Phil & Lynn It was so great to have you here and so pleased you had a great break from the city. We hope you will be back keep in mind that we have a fabulous winter special of 50% OFF for May & June 2015. Kind regards Guinevere & Christine More 

Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

When arriving to CCL, it was very difficult to access after the rains (dirt road), but when you're finally there it's a lovely place with a beautiful view and a nice pool. Depending on who of the personel you talk to the service varies from friendly and competent to completely uninterested. The rooms are fine, but lacks air conditioning and... More 

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ChestnutCountryLodge, Manager at Chestnut Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review We do have a spectacular view we are so very blessed with the view and our location. Special Places are always hidden away.. ;-) In the raining season ( September - April ) our road can be a challenge but NOT that you cannot drive it.. The top part of our road is always in... More 

Great Brak River, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I considered quite a few options for our stay on New years eve and in the end I am glad I decided on Chestnut Country Lodge. The place is set away from the main road and although the gravel road leading to the lodge needs some attention it is still ok for any vehicle. The rooms are next to each... More 

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ChestnutCountryLodge, Manager at Chestnut Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I was so great having you come and stay. Our road only gets graded 4 times a year and with all the rain... well we are always grateful that the top portion of the road is always derivable. It is also good that you have brought it up as when you book we... More 

Mazatlan, Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed two nights. The owner was helpful and food was good. Many people comment about the view but if you look carefully you see it is all being clear cut for citrus or nut crops. The owner sold some of her property and it had been stripped bare directly below. She promotes birds on her site but with the... More 

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ChestnutCountryLodge, Manager at Chestnut Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate all feed back. Yes I agree with your comment. The South African Government is working towards insuring all unused rural land is turned into productive working farms. To this end we have sold 30 hectors of our 50 hector property to the farmer below us. All there crops are exported to... More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Unfortunately this was just a stop-over for 1 night, because we loved the place. Very relaxed, with a good room, friendly staff and excellent food and whine. There is a nice swimming pool too and the view is beautiful.

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ChestnutCountryLodge, Manager at Chestnut Country Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Patrick Thank you for your Review. We are always sorry that guests stay 1 night sometimes. But the bright side is that we live in the most beautiful country and there is just so much to see. I am sure the rest of your holiday was wonderful and hope to see you on your next adventure to South Africa More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have only been to Hazyview a few times but this time I was really amazed! No tv in the room is just what one needs specially with a break away and it leanrs one to unwind and take in the smell of nature and listening to nature again. Thank you Chestnut for two wonderful nights and a BEAUTIFUL breakfast... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Chestnut Country Lodge was an excellent recommendation from a South African friend for one night of being spoiled after a superb but expectedly tiring time in Kruger National Park. We exchanged the long days of driving and animal spotting for very comfortable spacious rooms overlooking a beautiful valley, a refreshing swim and an excellent dinner. We traveled from Lower Sabie... More 

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