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Amukela Game Lodge

Sable Road 19, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in march and we had a lovely time. The rondavel is nice,basic but clean and quite spacious. At night we heared the lions roar which sounds amazing. The lodge is inside Balule game reserve where we had 2 game drives. We saw lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes and many more. The staff is nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Miriam is a good host. The accommodation is nice and good. The game drive with Bert was excellent as well: he will do everything to show you the beauties of the bush and, of course, the animals. Dinner at night was simpel but tasty. Well done Miriam!

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Edmonton
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13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked several weeks ago into Amukela, and were very much looking forward to it. We have just arrived in South Africa and are jet lagged but happy to be here. This afternoon I got an email from Miram telling me that: I am sorry to inform you that there is a problem for the upcoming weekend. One of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been 6 people in those gorgeous rooms. We got a warmly hospitality by Miriam and her stuff. Food was great, pool was cool, game drives were breathtaking. We recommend this lodge as the ultimate option while visiting Balule reserve.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were really excited to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday at Amukela but it turned out to be really disappointing! 1) We were put in a bungalow with NO bed for our daughter! They've put a juvenile bed in our bungalow although they knew that our daughter is 10 years old. When we complained, they simply put a mattress on... More 

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Amukelaan, Manager at Amukela Game Lodge, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that your stay was not what you expected and appologize for any inconvience. We hoped you would have expressed your views to us during your stay, so we could take adequate actions. For the game drive we must appoligize for the miscommunication about packing drinks, as we were under the believe that the field... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I stayed at the Amukela Game Lodge last weekend, together with my bf. As this was my first time ever, to stay at a lodge in a game reserve, I was very excited to go. I always imagined the typical African Game Lodge and how bad I wanted to spend the night at such a place. Amukela fitted perfectly within... More 

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Heers, Belgium
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This lodge is situated in the private Game Reserve Balule, part of Kruger Nat. Park. There are 4 rondawels, seperated by a walking bridge from the restaurant and the main building. This way, the rondawels are very private. The room was very big, with one king size bed and 2 smaller beds for kids, eventually. The bathroom was seperated from... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a really wonderful stay in amukla! The lodge is completely in the bush and you will definitely see animals when you stay there. We live in a cute rondawell which was always very clean. Miriam and their team is really friendly and courteous. We always enjoyed a really tasty breakfast and dinner every night! Our stay was wonderful,... More 

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This lodge run by a Dutch lady is beautiful located deep in the Balule Game Reserve and around a dry river with large trees. Meals are good, especially the braai and potjie stew. Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and much cheaper then the other R2000 + lodges. Game-drives are exciting, in an open 4x4 landrover with a great guide - Bert... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Amukela is small (3 huts sleeping 8 max) so lots of peace and privacy. Food is simple, staff of 2 and friendly owning family with 2 young children. Good value - many places are more expensive. And our hosts could show us the rings of Saturn on their telescope.

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