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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 3 nights at this fabulous lodge with friends from Cape Town. Only 4 rooms, so we had the whole place to ourselves which was great. Fantastic game viewing, Bekson and Andries really went out of their way to ensure that we had great sightings. Food was also fabulous. We have stayed at a number of lodges in Southern... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this Lodge is a must for those wanting to see the Big 5! We had travelled up from Hazyview where we had spent the past five days going in and out of the Kruger National Park on a daily bais. The three days spent at N'kaya Lodge will remain with us forever. From the accommodation to the sumptuous meals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I recently stayed at Nkaya for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. Having been on an amazing safari in Kenya five years years ago, where we stayed in larger /busier lodge accommodation, we weren't sure if this safari would live up to our high expectations. Our lodge was most comfortable and having two bathrooms was great.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a great 4 days at N'kaya with great hospitality and unbelievable game drives thanks to the brilliant tracking of Anders and the ever informative Dean. What marks this place out from others is with only 8 people staying there, you feel really close to the bush, and when you set out on the game drives it feels like... More

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NKaya42, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Most important to us that you enjoyed your 4 days and that you could experience the magic of the bush. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed at the lodge for 4 nights for our honeymoon in 2012 and are so glad we did. The food was wonderful, the staff were absolutely lovely, and the safari was fantastic! The game drives here are much better than in the larger Kruger park because the driver can take you off the trail and right up to the... More

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NKaya42, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

We regard it as a compliment that you still hold N'Kaya dear. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Invited by a friend and neighbour which turned out to be an amazing experience when we spend 3 days at this outstanding game lodge. Welcomed by Leandra. the manager, who was the perfect hostess. The accommodation was outstanding and the meals were really great, with the quality, variety and quantity exceptional. On the final night we had our dinner in... More

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NKaya42, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, may the memories of your trip linger on. More

Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Upon arrival we received a warm friendly welcome from Leandra the on site manager. The individual huts with his and her bathrooms were just as we had hoped. A lovely peaceful lodge with a maximum of eight guests meant we always had personal service and had the last 2 game drives to ourselves as the other guests had left. Dean... More

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NKaya42, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

If we have exceeded your expectations , you have succeeded in making us feeling happy that our job is worth doing, thank you More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We recently stayed at N'Kaya for 2 nights and were somewhat underwhelmed by the experience overall. The accommodations are very good, well maintained, spacious and comfortable. Not as private as some lodges we have visited as all the rooms face inwards towards the pool area. We liked the outdoor eating areas and the hide over the water hole. Whilst we... More

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NKaya42, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest feedback. This is always appreciated and ensures that we can aim to better the standard. More

Perth, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Fantastic two nights at this remarkable game lodge, excellent food, cooked fresh for us in the company of the trackers, Dean, Bex and Anders, luxury accommodation in self contained little thatched bungalows. Game drives were excellent - saw the big five and many more thanks to the skill of our tracker Anders and our driver Bex. The setting of this... More

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NKaya42, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

Always good to know that people have wonderful memories of their trip. More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed 2 nights at this amazing lodge. 20 mins transfer from main lodge so you truely feel you are in the wilderness. Great welcome and safe compound. 4 two person separate accommodation pods with lounge, 2 bathrooms and a beautiful bedroom set up. Main lodge was awesome, bar overlooking a waterhole where many animals amble past as you sip ice... More

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NKaya42, Manager at N'kaya Lodge, responded to this review

We always aim to enhance a trip, glad we succeeded and that the sighting of the Caracal added an unexpected surprise to top it all More

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Address: Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Also Known As:
N'Kaya Lodge South Africa/Thornybush Private Game Reserve

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