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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   PO Box 1188, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It rained hard, very hard, while we were at KwaMbili, causing our booking in a tent to be switched to one of the excellent chalets, but it didn't dampen our enjoyment at all. Gill and the team worked extra hard to make sure our stay was memorable, and it certainly was. The chalets are very well appointed, the camp itself... More

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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A travelagency in Sweden arranged this booking for us and we had a great time at the lodge. The staff is very friendly and service minded. We also had the luck of getting a very good guide/ranger Eric that made our stay and wildlife trips amazing. The food was very good and probably the amount I should need to function... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My kids, ages 20 and 12, and I stayed at Kwa-Mbili on the recommendation of a friend. It exceeded our expectations. Each trek -- which was over 3 hours, twice daily -- was a new adventure. We saw such an exciting range of African wildlife! The driver and tracker were friendly and full of expert knowledge. We got so close... More

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11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in October. Our 2 chalets were interconnecting as we are 2 adults and 3 kids, which was perfect, also close to reception, bar and restaurant. We arrived at around 5h30 pm, so to late for the game drive (we knew that), But we were brought to the hid after we checked in to our rooms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Thank you Yosta, Erik, Edde, Sean, Loveness and all the staff at Kwa-Mbili. We enjoyed our stay with you and really enjoyed the food. The game drives were wonderful and informative. Although we didn't get to spot all the animals (lions and elephants were the only 2 of the big 5 that we missed) the close encounters to the others... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

unforgetable experience enjoyed every minute. Staff very friendly and cooperative, meal were superb. Maggie and Loveness were exceptionable.Unfortunately no leopard this time but rhinos were terrific to see both black and white. On the whole good value for money.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Such a special place. Great athmosphere, great people. It was so nice to be welcomed by the staff on arrival but also after each game drive. The game drives were terrific. We stayed 2 nights and had 4 game drives with Eric and Tshepo. They went out of their way for us, especially to find the leopard. And they succeeded!... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I cannot sing the praises highly enough of my recent stay at KwaMbili Game Lodge. The lodge is small enough to offer personalised service.All the staff were incredibly helpful and made my stay an absolute pleasure. The rooms are very comfortable and far nicer than I ever expected. The food prepared by chef Jeffery was delicious and well presented. But... More

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Haltern am See, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were 5 weeks in South Africa, but these two days in Kwa- Mbili were the highlight of our tour.The safaris were brilliant, the staff more than friendly, our tent very comfortable and the food first class. We have already told our friends in Germany, that - in case of a journey to ZA - Kwa -Mbili is a must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Absolutely top class in a small friendly lodge with great staff, good food (excellent cost quality ratio) personal and very service minded guides. I can highly recommend this lodge, and you should try this instead of one of the larger ones

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Additional Information about Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge

Also Known As:
Kwa Mbili Game Hotel
Kwa Mbili Game Resort
Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Address: PO Box 1188, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Specialty lodging in Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kwa-Mbili Game Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KwaMbili Game Lodge provides an authentic safari experience at an affordable price. KwaMbili is siutated in the Thornybush Game Reserve near Hoedspruit, within the Greater Kruger area. The reserve is home to the Big Five as well as an abundance of other game and bird species. This means good sightings, either while out on game drive or on foot during bush walks. KwaMbili means "Place of Two" in the local Shangaan language.Our knowledgeable rangers will introduce you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a window into the secrets of the African bush. Back at the lodge, view wildlife from the safety and comfort of our well-positioned hide. If all this calls for time to just let the experience sink in ... take a dip in the swimming pool, just relax in an armchair or enjoy a cool drink at the bar. ... more   less 

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