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N'kaya Lodge

4.0 of 5
Guernsey Road, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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merri2015 Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just enjoyed five wonderful days at N'kaya. The early morning game drives were a highlight as Dean and Andres shared with us their great knowledge of and enthusiasm for the beautiful animals in the reserve. The suites were fabulous - a delight to have so much space and comfortable beds. Highlights - the little extras like the candlelit... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

N'Kaya Lodge is a first rate experience. You are in great hands with Andre and Liana as your hosts. Their combined backgrounds reflect in your culinary and bush experiences. We had a personalized visit (with just four suite houses/huts) whether it was our five a.m. sunrise and animal sightings with Dean as a guide and Andres as tracker, or returning... More 

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Blythburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If I were to win the lottery then I think I would spend a large part of each year at N'Kaya lodge, situated on the Thornybush Game reserve. Andre and Liana are excellent hosts, and provide a five star service. There are only four suites on this property, each of which is an individual cottage with a bedroom, sitting room,... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My husband and I recently visited N'kaya lodge for 4 unforgettable nights. We were lucky enough to book out the entire lodge as it was my mother-in-law's 60th birthday. We really had the most fantastic time. We say amazing game, were waited on hand and foot and enjoyed delicious meals. The staff are absolutely outstanding. Dean (game driver) was a... More 

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Matola, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Private, secluded, one on one. Trully an awsume experiance. Some lodges are run with dissipline, some lodges are run with well tried and tested procedures....this place ia run with passion. Food is fantastic, service is excelent. This is a 5 star lodge in every way. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back for sure. And there game... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We loved our time at N'kaya Lodge. The Safari drives where amazing, we saw the big 5 and more in the first 24hrs. Our guides Dean, Beckston and our tracker Andris where amazing!!!!! The food was so yummy. Lenay and Andre where so welcoming, we felt like part of the family:) We spent a lot of time at the water... More 

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Danderyd, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We are a family of four from Sweden (kids of 18 and 21) and we had a fantastic 3-day stay at nKaya Game Lodge! This was our first, but definitely not last, trip to South Africa! Lodge Management in Lené and André were fantastic in their excellent service and attention to details! André was also our guide while the ordinary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had the best time in N´Kaya! The hotel was awesome, the food was incredible and all the safaris were amazing! We have just returned to our country and we already want to go again!!! André, Lenae, Andrew, Beckson and all the staff...you are the best!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We came here for the last 3 nights of our holiday. The whole experience was wonderful. The lodge is lovely and the staff very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The drives were so good, none of us could quite believe the amazing sights in front of us. I would recommend the lodge to anyone. We were all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Beautiful setting with just four lodges for guests. Extremely comfortable and authentic. The management team of Lenay, Andre and Dean made this trip go far beyond any of our expectations. They were professional, welcoming and so very accommodating we did not want to leave!! Andres expertise with cameras also ensured we captured the memories brilliantly and he spent a considerable... More 

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