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Ezulwini Game Lodges

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Ezulwini Billy's & River Lodge | Olifants West Section, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best trips I have ever been on. This isn't a vacation where you sit around and do nothing. The wake up calls in the morning are early to start out on the game rides before sunrise. After the 3 hour ride it is back to the lodge for breakfast then a nap or relaxation before lunch and... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ezulwini is the epitomy of hospitality. Immaculate grounds, incredible staff. Everyone goes out of their way to help you and ensure you have the most amazing experience of your life. The properties are gorgeous. The food is phenomenal. But the staff make the experience what it is. I have traveled extensively, and I can tell you that this has been... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Many of the other reviews have provided the daily routine guests encounter at River Lodge and Billy's Lodge so I won't dwell on those. As many of the other reviewers, we visited Ezulwini by purchasing the trip through a fund raiser for a local non-profit. My wife and I are both biologists and the opportunity to see the flora and... More 

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Imagine waking up at the crack of dawn (don't worry, it's really not that early!), getting into a open game viewing vehicle (with some of the friendliest and most experienced guides) to go into the open bush and experience the wonder of AFRICA! Seeing the big 5 (within a day!), stopping in the middle of nowhere to enjoy a hot... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Staying here was one of the most luxurious things I have ever done. It was worth it. If you want to see the big 5, this is the best place I can think of where you'll be guaranteed to do it in a few days. The encounters we had was breathtakingly close. After two safaris elsewhere it is still the... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Like most of the other guests we met at Ezulwini, we got our package through a charity auction. I have been many places around the world and seen many things, but this trip was truly exceptional. The accommodations were great, especially considering that you are in the middle of the bush. We decided to upgrade our package to the Ultra... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Last year at this time, we were preparing for our trip to Ezulwini and today we were thinking back on our wonderful experience. We just want to thank Lawrence Saad and his outstanding staff for memories that last a lifetime. We won the trip at a charity function and talked a good friend into going with us. We went the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This a MUST when staying in Hoedspruit! It was the best family vacation we've had in a very long time! We saw so many animals and the game drives were excellent! We grew to love our drivers (As we did the rest of the staff) and they always made sure we were taken care of; from the coffee and scones... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our days at Ezulwini River Lodge and BIlly's Lodge were filled with superlatives, with wonder each day and many new insights about the flora and fauna of South African veld. Both our Ranger and Tracker did extraordinary jobs tracking the magnificent wild life--we were remarkably close to abundant sightings and experiences. All the staff at the two lodges were delightful,... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

As with many who have visited the Ezulwini Game Lodges, my wife and I purchased the package at a charity. We convinced two other couples to join us and we stayed at both River Lodge and Billy's Lodge from April 8th to April 16th. All three couples were thoroughly impressed with the accommodations, food, grounds and, most importantly, the amazing... More 

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