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Savanna Private Game Reserve

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R536, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1242, South Africa
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Albany, Australia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had 5 nights at Savanna with excellent game viewing twice a day. Seeing the animals unperturbed by three 4x4s in close proximity was extraordinary - especially the abundance of young wildlife even though it was the end of the dry season. The radios in the vehicles were continually intrusive. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the lodge itself. It was... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time at Savanna. Our guide and tracker, Dan and Life, were friendly and made sure we had amazing viewings of the wildlife. There's nothing quite like sitting in an open vehicle as a big male elephant walks up to investigate you - no-one dared to breathe! Our accommodation was supremely comfortable and the food was plentiful... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can't say enough great things about Savanna! The warm greetings, the fantastic meals, the exquisite accommodations, and the excellent service all combine to make this place absolutely wonderful. We've been there twice and I'm sure we'll be back again. Make sure to say hello to Pumi on their foodservice staff. His gracious hospitality and kindness is infectious!

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear singerlj Thank you for taking the time to post your “Absolutely Wonderful” review, and of course for choosing to stay at Savanna again. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your return visit and hope to see you again one day. May all your travels be safe, take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from 4 day trip at Savanna Private Game Reserve. Cannot speak highly enough about our stay. Thank you Neil Whyte​ for far exceeding our expectations on our game drives. We saw the big 5 and much, much more! We would also like to make mention of the hospitality afforded to us by Natasha and Lindley. The accommodations and... More 

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear allan f Thank you for the “Phenomenal” review. We are so pleased that we managed to exceed your expectations and hope that you will return for another visit one day. May all your travels be safe, take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Savanna was a wonderful experience. Amazing service, such attention to detail, our every need was catered for. Food was excellent very carefully thought out menu. Everything was well organised , friendly and helpfull staff The safari drives were spectacular. The guide David was amazing, he has an abundance of knowledge and really goes the extra mile to ensure we see... More 

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear anne_coady Thank you for the “Highly recommended” review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the game viewing and also hope to see you again one day. May all your travels be safe, take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a wonderful experience. The safari rides in the bush were spectacular, surreal and exciting. The guide (Neil) and the tracker (Abraham) were professional as well as friendly. The close contact with magnificent wild animals in an open truck was breathtaking. The lodge accomadations were truly five star. Food and service were perfect.

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Joel F Thank you for your wonderful review and being noted as your “Best trip ever”! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the game viewing and hope to see you again one day. May all your travels be safe, take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Unforgetable experience at an amazing lodge facility. The game reserve experience is always special, but Savanna takes it to another level. You can easily spot the big 5 in two rides (or one), walking safari's also available. Best service possible, amazing meals experience, wine. Can't go wrong here.

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Christian S Thank you for posting your “perfect” review of Savanna, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back some day, and until then, travel safe and take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Everyone needs to put an African safari near the top of their bucket list and you can save a lot of time pouring over all of the options and just book Savannah Game Reserve. Accommodations are top quality. Our lodge had its own pool, outdoor showers, a massive bathroom with a tub that was filled while on the evening drive,... More 

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear TimberATL Thank you for posting your wonderful review, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and managed to give Neil a hard time!  We hope to welcome you back some day, and until then, travel safe and take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Every aspect of Savanna is stunning. Our room #8 was beyond incredible with the large bedroom, bathroom, and patio area with a private plunge pool overlooking a watering hole that was visited by a herd of elephants and two rhinos. The room is stocked with everything you could possibly need including travel adapters, bug spray, and the most fully stocked... More 

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear TravelGirlHouston Thank you for taking the time to post your “Stunning Savanna” review, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back some day, and until then, travel safe and take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

Lighthouse Point, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had an amazing experience at Savanna during our recent trip to South Africa. The warmth and hospitality we felt from all of the staff was truly exceptional! All of the staff are very attentive and accommodating, the food was delicious, and the game drives were unforgettable!! We would highly recommend Savanna to anyone looking for the best safari experience!!

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savannalodge, Marketing manager at Savanna Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Amy G Thank you for taking the time to post your fantastic review, we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back some day, and until then, travel safe and take care. Warm wishes The Savanna Family More 

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