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andBeyond Exeter River Lodge

P.O. Box 2060, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a very dusty drive, this lovely lodge was our haven for 3 nights. From start to finish everything was top class. Staff are all wonderful with smiling faces and great courtesy.. A big thanks to Justin and Chris - we saw everything except the elusive cheetas, and the mating hippos were an amazing sight! First sighting of leopard cubs... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each visit to Exeter River Lodge gets better every time thanks to the staff and amazing guides. Thank you Justin and Chris for your outstanding knowledge and tracking skills. The sightings were incredible without traveling far from the lodge. Exeter River Lodge went over the top with &Beyond surprises (don't think I will tell, don't want to spoil it for... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Fantastic game drives with Warrick and Christopher, they were very knowledgeable and provided great insight into animal behavior. Rooms were large, very nicely done, had private pools as well as a main pool. The lodge itself was beautiful and comfortable for drinks and dinner. The food was outstanding, the wait staff (Ronnie-Ronnie) was the best!

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Darien, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Exeter River Lodge was one of four camps I stayed at during May, 2015. It ranked second in my mind only to Singita Boulders but only because Singita is so over the top. The rooms were superb, the food and drink were top shelf, the service was everywhere yet unobtrusive, and the gaming and rangers/trackers were top quality.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The staff is very friendly and the food very good. The lunches were fantastic at this place. The rooms have a private pool with a view of the wild. However the place is quite worn down, loose door knobs, interior details almost falling off if you touch, threadbare seating furniture. We had some heavy rain when we visited and it... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed here in December and simply put it is amazing. The staff are incredible, they cannot do enough for you and every day there is a little treat and a surprise. The food is glorious. Our butler Ronnie, Ronnie - well I wish I could have taken him home, he was brilliant. Our ranger Justin was incredible. On the... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Awesome place to stay while on safari. They cooked for us, did a special show of local tribe dances etc... Saw the big five which gave us a two out of two times I have been there! Put this on your bucket list. South Africa is nothing like I expected. It far exceeded my expectations.

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NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stunning location! Watched elephants, wild boar and other animals while alfresco dining on the deck. The staff was always there to provide what you want and went over and above when it was needed (the river swelled when we were there and they took our entire family to another nearby resort)

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This New Yorker has very high standards and the River Lodge did NOT disappoint! Stayed there 3 nights for anniversary trip with my wife and from start to finish, the service and resort were phenominal! Terrific staff, wonderful BBQ in the sand pit, great villa and lots of surprises! I highly recommend Exeter River Lodge for a special occasion. It's... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have stayed at various other &beyond Lodges and my friend recommended this one to us as she had been to Exeter in April 2014, so we had high expectations. We were advised on our arrival that 8 people are always to a vehicle ? we have been on many safaris and have never had this, when i questioned the... More 

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