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N'kaya Lodge

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Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We were not supposed to stay here because we wanted a more luxurious lodge - Jackalberry. But East Cape Tours and Thornybush Reservation Department (Diane and Michelle Naidoo especially) were very incompetent dealing with our request for Jackalberry. We fully paid the 4 nights at Jackalberry and we received the confirmation voucher from Thornybush Reservation Department for our 4 nights... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I stayed at N'kaya Lodge over Christmas. Nkaya is a little lodge comprising of four rooms. It is very homely and the couple who run the lodge, Lenai and Andre are a huge part of the reason why this lodge scores highly in my review. The suites at Nkaya are divided into two sections, the bedroom and the sitting area.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Have just found time to write this review as we traveled to N'kaya lodge back in July. What a great peaceful place to go see the big 5. The lodges are very roomy and comfortable as are the grounds with the small pool for a quick dip and the water hole which we spent much of our free time by.... More 

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

Thank you for a great review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and it is always nice getting people back for another visit. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed here for two nights, 9th and 10th November and I thought this lodge was exceptional. To get there you have to drive yourself to the main lodge, which is quite exciting, especially when you spot your first giraffe - bizarre how easy it is to miss them! We were then collected by our tracker Andres who took us... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review. I have had a word with the guys about dropping the ball on your stay, and I trust they have picked up the standard to where we want it to be. Thank you for reviewing, it would be nice to have you back here any time. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The big sixth in this case, being the lodge. It was perfect. Really comfortable accommodation and so peaceful, with a rhythm to the drives and downtime that meant you couldn't do anything but relax and drift into African time. Andre and Lene are very welcoming and have the knack of making you feel as though it is your home for... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing and glad to hear that you enjoyed it here with us. More 

Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We have just returned from 4 nights at Nkaya Lodge and can not fault it in any way. The accommodation is very spacious and comfortable; the food was plentiful, varied and always delicious. The staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and the extra touches, such as the surprise private meal in the hide and... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing. We are glad to hear that we could make you stay special and that you have enjoyed it here with us. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stayed at N'Kaya for 4 days in early Sept 2015. I cannot recommend this place enough. We had 8 people so we had the camp all to ourselves. Each game drive was great, Dean and Andres made sure we saw a lot of animals (the big 5 within 2 drives) and pointed out many not so obvious things in... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking time to compose this excellent review. It feels great to hear that you enjoyed it here with us and it would be nice to see you back here sometime. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights early September, had the whole camp to ourselves which was awesome, got to spend time with Andre and Lene and hear lots of stories from Andre which we enjoyed very much . Spent lots of time at the hide and got great sightings. Andries our tracker was excellent and with Dean out guide we... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking time to wright a review for us. We are very happy that we could make your trip special and that you got to see soooo many animals and had a lovely time with you. More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Facilities a very good. 4 days 3 night, Our 2nd trip to Kruger parks and absolutely beyond expectations. Comfortable, hospitable. Good food. Good people. We were very selective, and wanted a smaller populated lodge,( not crazy city crowds, telephones , wifi priority people etc ) in order to introduce our teenage children to the fabulous Kruger spectacles. We found it,... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. Glad to hear that everybody enjoyed it. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was my third visit to N'Kaya, an intimate game lodge in the Thornybush Reserve and each visit has been memorable. This particular 4 night stay was the best so far, all due to the calibre of staff, from hosts Andre and Lene, and excellent guide Dean, and tracker Andries. it was fascinating to observe their skill in tracking the... More 

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

Thank you very much for the great review. Hope that we will see you again. More 

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